Anthony Kiedis

Anthony Kiedis

Rock Singer

Anthony Kiedis is an American singer and songwriter. He is a founding member and lead vocalist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Kiedis and his fellow band members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Full Name
Nov 1, 1962
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Anthony Kiedis is an American rock singer, songwriter and actor born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 1, 1962. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers since its formation in 1983. Kiedis’ father was a poet, and his mother was an actress; however, he was raised mostly by his maternal grandfather who introduced him to punk music at an early age.

     Kiedis attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles and formed a friendship with fellow student Flea during this time. The pair eventually joined forces with several other musicians to form the band Anthym, which went through several lineup changes before becoming the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1983. 

    Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Kiedis wrote some of the band’s most successful songs including “Give It Away” and “Under The Bridge” which helped propel them to fame. In addition to his work with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiedis has acted in several films including Point Break (1991) and The Chase (1994) as well as hosting Saturday Night Live in 1998. He has also released two solo albums: Scar Tissue (2004) and Dark Necessities (2016). In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame along with other Red Hot Chili Peppers members.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1962</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Anthony Kiedis is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 1, 1962, Anthony Kiedis was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1983</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Red Hot Chili Peppers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kiedis forms the Red Hot Chili Peppers with bassist Flea and guitarist Hillel Slovak.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases First Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Red Hot Chili Peppers release their self-titled debut album on EMI Records.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Mother's Milk is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Red Hot Chili Peppers release their fourth studio album, Mother's Milk.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Blood Sugar Sex Magik is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Red Hot Chili Peppers release their fifth studio album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Californication is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Red Hot Chili Peppers release their seventh studio album, Californication.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Getaway is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Red Hot Chili Peppers release their eleventh studio album, The Getaway.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Incredible Musician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anthony Kiedis is an incredible musician. His voice is powerful and unique and he consistently puts on amazing shows. He has written some of the most iconic rock songs of our time and is truly one of the greats.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Inspiration to Others</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anthony Kiedis is an inspiration to many people. He has overcome a lot of personal struggles in his life and still managed to come out on top. His story shows that no matter what, if you keep pushing forward you can achieve your dreams.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Style Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anthony Kiedis has always been known for his style. His look has evolved over the years, but he always looks cool and confident in whatever he wears. From his signature bandanas to his colorful suits, Anthony Kiedis is a true style icon.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started His Music Career in High School</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anthony Kiedis started his music career in high school, performing in various bands before joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1983. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has Collaborated With Other Musicians</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis has also collaborated with other musicians such as Iggy Pop and Bob Dylan.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anthony Kiedis is one of few rock stars to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star was dedicated in 2002.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Writes Poetry and Memoirs</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to being a musician, Anthony Kiedis is also an author. He has written several books of poetry and memoirs about his life and experiences.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was Nominated for Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anthony Kiedis was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1999, for Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.</p></div>


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