The energetic singer of the alternative rock group, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis was born on Nov. 1, 1962, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1966, when he was three years old, his parents divorced. Along with his two half-sisters, Julie and Jenny, he was raised by his mother and stepfather in Grand Rapids. He idolized his father. In 1974, when Kiedis was twelve years old, he moved to Hollywood to live with his father full-time.
- He started a band with friends Slovak and Flea—although they were already in different bands—with Jack Irons on drums the following year . The group that would become known as the Red Hot Chili Peppers became a popular fixture on the L.A. club scene. In the beginning they just performed in clubs and recorded albums. Working with producer Rick Rubin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers experienced a major career breakthrough with their fifth album BloodSugarSexMagik in 1991. The album sold more than 4 million copies. By the time the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their 1999 hit record "Californication". On October 6, 2004, Kiedis published a memoir titled Scar Tissue. On August 26, 2011, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released a tenth album "I'm with You".