This sounds good to us!
Variety reports that HBO is working with Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis on a series based on his fascinating, rock-n-roll childhood.
At a young age, Kiedis left Michigan to live in West Hollywood with his celeb drug dealer dad, Spider. Daddy Kiedis mingled with rock stars on the Sunset Strip and was supposedly the drug man for bands like The Who and Led Zeppelin.
The series will focus on Kiedis' relationship with his dad and life in rock-n-roll LA in the 70's.
Spider Kiedis grew up in a 'tyrannical' household and was determined to show his son a totally different type of life. Says Anthony, "He introduced me to the arts, to a more culturally magnificent life. But some of it was this heavy, adult matter that I wasn't quite capable of digesting. … It was a very rich but kind of challenging period of my life. I was thrust into this adult mentality by age 11."
Kiedis plans to be heavily involved in the project and is regularly chatting with his father, who now lives in Portland, to record memories of their life in West Hollywood. "I love mulling over all this raw material. (My father's) into it too," he says. "He sees it as our last great hurrah. For us to be reconnecting to construct these memories — the women and the rock bands and the doormen of these clubs — is exciting."
Kiedis is also considering the possibility of narrating the show and even making cameos from time to time.
We can't wait to see how this all comes together!
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