Anthony Kiedis Featured In February Blender; Issue Hits Newsstands Today
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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