In 1983 four self-described 'knuckleheads' burst out of the neo-punk rock scene in LA with their own unique brand of cosmic hard-core mayhem funk. Over twenty years later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, against all the odds, have become one of the most successful bands in the world. Though the band has gone through many incarnations, Anthony Kiedis, the group's lyricist and dynamic lead singer, has been there for the whole rollercoastar ride. Scar Tissue far transcends the typical rock biography, because Anthony Kiedis is anything but a typical rock star. It is instead a searingly honest memoir - a compelling story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption. It is a story that could only have come out of Hollywood. "Kiedis' narrative of the funky, feckless Peppers' dues-paying years is vivid and inspiring." - Newswee. "Kiedis recounts his pharmacological odyssey with wide-eyed relish and a refreshing lack of rehab remorse." - SUNDAY TIMES. "Everyone who reads this genuinely outrageous book will have their own favourite scene." - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY.
"An entertaining account of being the most priapic, junkie member of California's most priapic, junkie rock band." - GUARDIAN. "The year's most astonishing rock autobiography." - OBSERVER. "Most rocker autobiographies are ponderously lame. Anthony Kiedis's Scar Tissue ...is not. It's thoughtful, candid, and entertaining." - GQshow more