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“Scar Tissue” by Anthony Kiedis (Hyperion, 2004)

Scar Tissue is the memoirs of Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis. Scar Tissue focuses on Kiedis’ life from 1962 (his birth) to early 2004. The book focuses mainly on Kiedis’ drug addictions. Kiedis claims he began using at the tender age of 11. The title of his memoirs was lifted from the Chili Peppers’ 1999 single Scar Tissue off their seventh album Californication. The single remains one of the band’s most successful singles and chronicles Kiedis’ drug addiction and the effect that these addictions caused within the band.

The Chili Peppers took a bit of a break in 2008, but came back with their tenth album I’m With You in August 2011. In January 2012, Kiedis was finally able to have surgery on his foot on which he had sustained multiple injuries. On April 14, 2012, the Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are said to be currently working on their eleventh album.