UPDATE: FULL TRANSCRIPT OF ARTICLE NOW ADDED
I know things have been kicking around from this for days e.g. a cover (this was the limited edition cover with less text than the general release edition; I now have both and the covers for both are scanned in high quality; other sites were using the advert photo for the limited edition cover taken off the eBay advert) and a transcript (which isn’t the whole thing btw) but we now have the WHOLE magazine interview scanned and FULL transcript available on site.
Here are a few extracts:
AK: I like the idea of defying the convention of what it is to be in your 40s, or 50s or 60s. Discovering surfing at this stage of my life is definitely going to keep me active till the day I die. So, yeah, I accept the challenge… In the same way that [the late American exercise and nutritional guru, aka The Godfather of Fitness] Jack LaLanne did – doing things in his 70s that no man on earth could do: pulling tugboats across the San Francisco Bay with his teeth.
Q: There was evidently a degree of friction within the band after Scar Tissue came out…
AK: Shock, horror.
Q: In hindsight, did you reveal too much?
AK: I could’ve revealed a lot more, I really could. It was my first foray into trying to tell the truth about myself… and in doing so you have to be hyper-conscious of not telling other people’s stories in ways they might not be comfortable with. In
retrospect I made some mistakes along the way and I’ve made apologies for them.. It caused a little friction, but I feel like I was forgiven. By most.
Q: Did you ever finish reading Anthony’s book, Flea?
F: I never did, no. There will probably come a time when I’ll want to, but it still kind of freaks me out. Obviously it’s Anthony’s perspective on what happened…
Q:If the Chili Peppers’ story were a movie, what would be the dramatic high point?
AK: Oh, Jeez, come on! So much drama! But obviously Hillel’s death was the biggest loss and turning point of our young lives at that point. To be 26 years old and lose your left heart ventricle was probably the most dramatic thing that’s ever
happened to me in my life… But I love our story, for better or worse, for the pain and the gain. We’ve all been little bitches from time to time, and we’ve all grown up along the way too.
Q: Anthony, you wrote Scar Tissue about falling off the wagon during the tour for Californication- being holed up in an LA hotel with your then girlfriend, smoking crack and heroin 24 hours a day. How much blame over the years have you ascribed to your unconventional upbringing?
AK: Ermm… That was a little time bomb inside me that was always waiting to go off. Environment has an influence, but I think that would have happened regardless of my upbringing. There was some demon in there waiting to have its time.
Q:Do you ever wonder how it is you’re still here?
AK: I never felt like dying was a good idea. I’ve just had a kid, so I’m looking for a long haul at this point.
Full Magazine Scan is in our scan collection HERE
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