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 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. My children and I have been to hell and back on a daily, if not hourly at times, basis and anything that helps other people to avoid that is so personally important to me.
We welcome all visitors and hope they enjoy the resources I have gathered here as much as I have enjoyed collating and collecting it all!
The Chili Source
I also run a Red Hot Chili Peppers news & information site so please feel free to check this out if you like AnthonyKiedis.net
OK… So I often get asked when I became a fan. It was sometime in the early 1990s and it was ‘Under The Bridge’ that caught my attention; I immediately loved that song. Around that time satellite TV kicked off here in the UK and MTV was playing ‘Under The Bridge’ and ‘Give It Away’ on heavy rotation and the Chilis became a firm part of the bands I listened to; however, I was a massive Guns N’ Roses fan at that time and they remained my first love but over time I got fed up with the lack of new GNR material and Axl’s exploits and I listened to the other bands, including RHCP, more and more…. then Californication came out and that was it. The rest, as they say, was history.
I became involved in the online RHCP scene by accident- I was looking for the songs played at the first RHCP concert I went to (Stadium Arcadium tour) & I stumbled upon a website and from a couple of initial posts, I became more and more heavily involved online. Over the last few years, I’ve been involved in several Red Hot Chili Peppers’ websites in various ways before deciding the time had come to go it alone and thus my other website, The Chili Source, was formed. This site followed not long afterwards.
I’d wanted to see the Chili Peppers for years but never seemed to be able to buy tickets (I remember keep missing the sales for Hyde Park- I was working and couldn’t get to the phone at the right times) or there was some other reason. I finally got to see them in 2006 when my husband surprised me by buying tickets. Once the band announced they were touring again in 2011, I warned everyone I was off…!
2nd July 2006 Ricoh Stadium, Coventry, England
18th October 2011 Bercy, Paris, France.
7th & 10th November 2011, O2 Arena, London, England
19th & 20th November 2011, LG Arena, Birmingham, England
10th December 2011, Palaolimpico, Turin, Italy.
23rd June 2012, Knebworth, England.
30th June 2012, Stade de France, Paris, France.
14th June 2014 Isle of Wight Festival, England.
I’m a mother of two children and I work part-time as a secondary school history teacher. I have two history degrees and I love visiting historical remains. I love reading (both fiction and non-fiction -history books), cake-making and taking photographs (hence I always have a camera in my hands at concerts!). I collect back issue magazines featuring RHCP and I now have over 400 articles scanned and online to share with other fans. I love art too and visiting art galleries. There are never enough hours in the day!!! Oh, I’m English if anyone is wondering.
During the set up and running of this site, I have received help and support from so many people and I’m so sorry I can’t name everyone and I’m reluctant to do so anyway as I know I’ll miss someone out. I’ve changed the original dedication as times change and sadly some of those original people are no longer with us and and over time other people have also contributed so much that it seemed time for an update. Individual people are credited on any page that they have helped me on. People have contacted me with their own photos, passed on links, etc. and just supported me throughout. Thank you ALL so much.
One person was so instrumental in helping me set this up and for the information they gave me. They want to remain anonymous but I want to thank them all the same as this site wouldn’t exist without them. I also want to thank Iva from Invisible Movement for her on-going support and technical advice- again the site would not exist without her. My late husband, Mark, also really helped with the initial set-up and supported me throughout the decision to begin anthonykiedis.net.
AnthonyKiedis.net is a completely unofficial and totally independent website dedicated to Anthony Kiedis, the frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. AnthonyKiedis.net is in no way affiliated with either Anthony Kiedis himself, the said band as a whole or its management/record company. We have no way of contacting any member of the band either.
AnthonyKiedis.net is non-profit making and is paid for solely by myself as admin of the site, out of enjoyment and love of the band with the intention of providing the ultimate online resource dedicated to Anthony Kiedis himself. I currently run no advertising on the site nor do I ask for donations towards costs.
Whilst we endeavour to make sure that all information provided within the website is as accurate as possible, we can take no responsibility for the accuracy of that information or be held accountable from any misunderstanding that may arise from it. Likewise, comments expressed represent those of the people making them and do not necessarily reflect the views of the admin or the website as a whole.
Will we always try to list sources wherever possible and credit people for any of their work that is used on the site; if you feel that we have not done this at any time, please contact us so we can remedy the situation and either remove the said article(s) or provide accreditation. Thank you.
Rebecca, October 2014.