You wouldn't think Flea would feel the need to go back to school, but the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist just enrolled as a freshmen at the University of Southern California.
He's pursuing a degree…..in music!
When asked why after years of success as a rock musician he felt the need to study Bach's chorales and four-part harmonies, Flea said, "Music is made up out of these building blocks. Studying how these blocks go together and what they consist of and the math of how it works — it's all the same stuff; it's just different aesthetics that we're talking about."
Flea, whose real name is Michael Peter Balzary, knows the value of music in school. He started the Silver Lake Music Conservatory after returning to his public high school and finding the music practice rooms neglected due to lack of funding.
Get ready for the all-night study sessions and hungover 9am classes!
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