My son Everly changed my life. Our relationship makes me forgive my father…

Says Anthony Kiedis

He says: “Every day since has been a battle to stay clean, but my son makes me thankful that I am. I feel very lucky.”

And the star says his lad – named after one of his favourite bands, The Everly Brothers – also impacted positively on the Chili Peppers’ latest album, I’m With You.

He says: “Having Everly has changed my life. You can hear the new energy I have, we have, on the new album.”

Becoming a father has meant Anthony has reflected on his relationship with his own dad, actor and Hollywood drug dealer Blackie Dammett, born John Kiedis.

Not your average father, Blackie supplied drugs to and partied with rock stars including Led Zeppelin and The Who’s Keith Moon, movie icons and other celebrities, exposing Anthony to sex and drugs from a young age.


Full transcript and newspaper scans HERE

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I've been a RHCP fan ever since I heard Under The Bridge way back in the mists of time. I brought BSSM and then their other albums but RHCP were just another band I listened to (I was a massive GNR fan at the time) but that changed once I heard Californication! I've been involved with the online RHCP scene since 2006, getting more heavily involved as time passed, and eventually the time was right to set up my own website dedicated to the band and thus, TheChiliSource was born. Since then I've also set up along with various Twitter, Facebook & Tumblr pages connected to my websites and RHCP.