Kiedis has had many struggles with drug addiction, including heroin and cocaine. His father introduced him to drugs at the age of 12. He initially became clean after the death of bandmember Hillel Slovak for 5 years, but relapsed many times, until finally becoming clean again in early 2002 to present. He has admitted to temptations of another relapse but so far has managed to stay clean. Kiedis claims that his dog, Buster (named after one of his all-time favourite comedian, Buster Keaton) has taken a big part in helping him stay clean from drug abuse. Buster, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, has since died.
Kiedis appeared as an actor in Point Break playing Tone, the surfer, with Keanu Reeves in 1991, and in "The Chase" in 1994 with Flea playing Will. His earlier work saw him adopting the stage name Cole Dammet and starred as Sylvester Stallone's son in the film F.I.S.T.
Anthony and his band are currently working on a new album titled "Stadium Arcadium" which is due to be released in May 2006.
In 2004 Kiedis published a memoire named Scar Tissue which made it as high as 17th on the New York Times Bestseller List. .
Kiedis is 5'9" and has nine tattoos.
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Anthony Kiedis Trivia
Dated actress Ione Skye.
Dated model 'Jaime Rishar'.
His great grandfather, Anton Kiedis, was Lithuanian, and his father's mother has some Mohican Blood.
Is a vegetarian.
Anthony met the Dalai Lama during a trip in India at the end of 1996.
In the year 1997 the band's touring had to be cancelled after he broke his wrist and his arm in many places in a serious motorbike accident when a car suddenly pulled a U-turn.
Most of the songs on the band's 2002 album, 'By The Way', were written about his ex-girlfriend, fashion designer Yohanna Logan.
Likes to do "thrilling" things. When he was younger, Anthony and Flea used to jump off roofs for fun.
Shares a birthday with Rick Allen, the one-armed drummer from Def Leppard.
Broke his back when he was 16 when misjudging a jump from a rooftop into a pool.
Has a nephew called Jackson Diego.
He and band-mate Flea came up with the name Red Hot Chili Peppers as an homage to jazz bands such as Louis Armstrong's band "The Red Hot Five", and also the 70s band "Chilli Willi and The Red Hot Peppers".
Resides in L.A., he also owned a house in New Zealand for a while but he recently sold it, saying he actually didn't have enough time to go to New Zealand and didn't need that house.
Has three siblings. Two sisters (Julie and Jen) and one half brother (James).
Has got a Rhodesian Ridgeback called Buster.
His father John Kiedis (aka Blackie Dammett) is an actor and president of RHCP club. His mother's name is Margaret "Peggy" Idema. They got married on July 2nd 1960.
The song "Transcending" on The Red Hot Chili Peppers album "One Hot Minute" is dedicated to River Phoenix.
Anthony Kiedis Photos
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