When the hype of the Grammy's was all said and done, Anthony Kiedis
and the Red Hot Chili Peppers
won four Grammy awards, including Rock Album of the Year. Kiedis sat with Blender magazine to discuss the Grammy nominations and being compared to the Rolling Stones
On being recognized by the recording industry: "It's a thrill to hear that the two years we dedicated to making this record mattered. But the ultimate moment of joy and approval happens the minute we write a song. It's the minute Chad hears something in John's playing and I start hearing a melody- and then by the end of the day we have a song..."
On becoming the next Rolling Stones: "They've made great music, but they don't seem like something I'd like us to be. They don't seem to have a real band unity. I don't know that they enjoy the process as much."
On his addictive personality: "When I finally got a computer, I discovered this limitless world of pornography. And I realized the feeling that I was having was like the feeling that I used to get when I'd go score drugs. I actually had to make a commitment to myself to stop..."
On his musical taste: "The majority of the music that I love comes from people who are in rebellion against the physical part of their lives. Joey Ramone, for instance. But I think the two go together great. There's something absolutely freeing about being able to turn your body into a whirling dervish. There's a reason why people have danced for 20,000 years. Dancing gets the attention of the spirits."
Read it all in the new February issue of Blender magazine, on newsstands today.
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