“I was born in St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the first of November, 1962. My mom wanted to name me after my dad, which would have made me John Kiedis III, but my dad was leaning toward Clark Gable Kiedis or Courage Kiedis. In the end, they settled on Anthony Kiedis, which was an homage to my great-grandfather. But I was known as Tony…”
‘Scar Tissue’ is the autobiography of Anthony Kiedis. It was originally released in October, 2004 (Hyperion) and written by Kiedis with Larry Sloman. The book starts with Anthony’s conception and chronicles his life from birth until early 2004. It covers his childhood, early days with the band, gives details of girlfriends and his drug addiction and periods of resulting rehab. The book is named in reference to the Red Hot Chili Pepper song of the same name ( released a few years earlier on Californication). The book reached number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller List.
TV Chat Show Interview- Kiedis being interviewed about Scar Tissue (talks aboout sox on cox, Cher babysitting him, Partridge Family shows & ozone injections:
Thank you to Iva Tanacković (Serbian magazine article), Nat Łajdyszka, Arslane Illales, Mike Spencer, Maria Birou & Laura Travaglia for sourcing the alternate Scar Tissue cover edtions.
Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis-Reviews:
Q Magazine (England)
‘Huper’ (Serbia) magazine The Serbian cover photograph is taken from this article about Scar Tissue (sorry no translation yet).