#46 Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 1996 Interview

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A never before published interview with Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in 1996

In the interview, Flea talks about:

  • If it’s strange to think of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers as an arena band
  • If this is the band’s best lineup
  • Was it a goal for the band to become this big
  • What made him pick up the bass
  • What other instruments he plays
  • The meaning behind the song Pea
  • Whether he is different offstage
  • His pro-mosh-pit stance
  • How to be a good father
  • What kind of musician he will be when he’s 50 years old.
  • Where John Entwistle might have gone wrong
  • If he regrets his past drug use
  • Does he care if he gets into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • His love for Iggy Pop

In this episode, we have the bassist and founding member of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Flea. At the time of this interview in 1996, Flea was 34 years old and was promoting the band’s upcoming concert with new guitarist Dave Navarro. In the interview, Flea talks about what made him pick up the bass, the meaning behind the song “Pea,” and if he regrets his past drug use.



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