Please note: This is a fan site run by fans for fans (more information in the disclaimer, etc).
OK, the more personal stuff… Why This Website?
This website was originally set up by Rebecca B (Squitherwitch on the old RHCP forums):
Back in January 2010, I suddenly became aware that there was a website (now closed) dedicated to the then new RHCP guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer; just departed guitarist John Frusciante had a long-established site (Invisible Movement) and it seemed wrong that Anthony himself had no dedicated site. Through my experiences with the online RHCP world, I knew that Anthony was often the main focus of attention within the band yet information on him was sketchy or often inaccurate which I felt was doing him – and the fans – a big disservice. I also wanted a site that was a sensible and a considered source of information which concentrated on the facts and not how much someone adored Anthony himself.
In addition, RHCP are so important in my life but for me personally, Anthony’s lyrics really define the band’s music and I also love the online RHCP community so combining everything and creating this website seemed to be the obvious thing to do and the idea for this was born. I then spent several months working on content for the site before going live in November 2010.
More recently, there is also the added connection through addiction which has become so important to me during the last few years. Sadly my husband was an alcoholic and it resulted in his death in June 2012. Anthony’s biography ‘Scar Tissue’ helped me to understand some things in a way only an addict could. It provided me with inspiration that addiction can be overcome and although my husband didn’t take the same path, Anthony’s life gives me hope because he overcame addiction and hopefully people can take inspiration from his story to beat their own personal battles.
Note: Blackie Dammett was made aware of the site before it went live and gave it his blessing. We would never intentionally cause distress or harm to either Anthony or any of his real life friends and family.
We welcome all visitors and hope they enjoy the resources we have gathered here as much as the team involved have enjoyed collating and collecting it all!
The Chili Source
There is also the original, sister, site to this one which is dedicated to the band as a whole: Red Hot Chili Peppers news & information site so please feel free to check this out if you like AnthonyKiedis.net. The other site houses the main magazine scan collection, photos relating to the whole band, band interviews etc. whereas this one just obviously concentrates on Anthony Kiedis himself. There are now over 500 articles scanned and online in the main article scan collection.