Flea has been there and done that.
As bass player with Red Hot Chili Peppers, the musician has moved from underground acclaim to enormous global success, battling addiction, internal strife and more in the process.
Renowned for his technical ability, Flea recently hooked up with Thom Yorke as part of his Atoms For Peace collective, resulting in some wonderfully flexible live shows.
Now the bass player is set to work on his autobiography. A press release from publishers Grand Central Publishing broke the news, with Flea commenting: "I love literature deeply. I view books as sacred things, and in writing my story, I’m going to do my best to honour the form that has played such a huge part in shaping who I am."
Continuing, Grand Central Publishing said the book will cover:
"His move from a ‘normal’ upbringing in the suburbs of New York to Los Angeles to live a bohemian life with a jazz musician step-father; his young, rebellious life on the streets of LA where he befriends Anthony Kiedis and founds the Red Hot Chili Peppers with Kiedis and two other high school friends; details about his sometimes complex friendship and collaboration with Kiedis; his myriad experiences with hard drugs; and, of course, the tumultuous creative journey of the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers through its various incarnations over the last 30 years, according to Flea."
Of course, Anthony Kiedis - Flea's bandmate in Red Hot Chili Peppers - penned his own book some ten years ago. A best-seller, 'Scar Tissue' remains one of the finest rock tomes to be written by one of the artists themselves... so no pressure, Flea, right?