04/2011 Sky Delta Magazine

This is from an in-flight magazine produced for Delta Airlines; they ran an edition featuring LA and Anthony Kiedis was interviewed as part of that.



Anthony Kiedis

If you could describe Los Angeles in five words, what would they be?

Land of a thousand faces.

What is your favourite LA music venue where you’ve played?

Historically, my band has taken the attitude of “we’ll play anywhere, anytime.” Venues, nonvenues, even a laundry mat will do. Today, I’ll say the Troubadour ranks as my favourite.

What is, in your opinion, the most promising up-and coming LA band?

There’s a new band born every day in Los Angeles. The most fun band I know to be next right now is Crazy Band. The best songwriter I know whom no one has ever heard of is Elijah Forrest. The most promising-let’s say Warpaint.

How long have you called Los Angeles home?

I went to a West Los Angeles nursery school in the 1960s, moved back to Michigan for a spell and then started living in Los Angeles by my own choice in 1973. I was 11 years old.

Where do you go in LA for creative inspiration?

Creative inspiration is a funny thing. Sometimes it can be found anywhere; sometimes it just can’t be found. Lately, riding my motorcycle back and forth between Hollywood and Malibu has been working for me. When I was just starting to write music and lyrics for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, I used to go to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Santa Monica Boulevard. Other times the parking lot of a supermarket will get the creative inspirado job done.

It’s your first time in LA, what do you do?

Go to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl and then walk around all night. Next, seek our exquisite selection of nature.

How do you stay grounded in LA?

I think it’s hard almost anywhere. So easy to float away with the clouds or find yourself caving in the subterranean spaces. Be of service every day, whether it’s convenient or not. Chose love or fear every time the choice arises. Climb the Hollywood Hill alone or with your friend.






2 Responses to 04/2011 Sky Delta Magazine

  1. Nadia says:

    My friend is trying to find the original photo of the photo on the top right!
    He is desperate to be able to frame it!
    Do you know where we could find it by any chance? I contemplated contacting delta airlines but you would be surprised how hard that is to do from Australia haha!!

    We are really hoping you can help!!
    And we hope you’re doing well during this time!!

    • admin says:

      Hi! It looks like it was taken for the article- it details the clothing he is wearing. I can’t find it anywhere else. I have literally today pulled everything out of my RHCP room to redecorate it and I can’t get to my magazines since they have a sofa bed & chest of drawers in front of them. If you can give me a few days, I will pull out the magazine when I can get to it and see if it mentions who took the photos anywhere in it (it’s not on the scanned pages -I’ve also checked the original files), as that’s the only option I can think of. The other option is that I re-scan the page and email it to you (I have just made the images clickable on the article so they are larger than they were). I’m slowly being driven insane by lockdown- hence decorating the RHCP room- but I’m fine other than that. Thanks for asking! Hope you are OK.

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