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In 1983 four self-described 'knuckleheads' burst out of the neo-punk rock scene in L.A. with their own unique brand of cosmic hard-core mayhem funk. Over 20 years later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, against all the odds, have become one of the most successful bands in the world. Though the band has gone through many incarnations, Anthony Kiedis, the group's lyricist and dynamic lead singer, has been there for the whole rollercoastar ride.Scar Tissue far transcends the typical rock biography, because Anthony Kiedis is anything but a typical rock star. It is instead a searingly honest memoir - a compelling story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption. It is a story that could only have come out of Hollywood.
©2009 Anthony Kiedis; (P)2009 Bolinda
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"The year's most astonishing rock autobiography." (The Observer)
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By sarah on 08-01-12

Interesting Insight

Where does Scar Tissue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is toward the top of my library in terms of quality. It is an interesting account, it's a very long book that deals in depth with each stage of the band's progression, with a solid delivery by the narrator. I'm not the hugest fan of the band, but I lived through their times and it's a really interesting account of that. I admire the author's candid account, it doesn't seem like he held much back in the writing of this memoir.

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By Robyn on 01-04-10

Brilliant

What an incredible story!. And not only that Anthony is still alive. I've heard the Chilli Peppers commercial songs, but never been a mad huge fan. After hearing this I want to go out now and listen to every album as I feel I now have a small understanding of where it all comes from.
This warts and all story gives a great education on drugs and drug abuse and how the minds that are attached to these abused bodies work. I loved every minute, was gutted every time you lost the battle and cheered when you could stay sober. I had to listen to the last 3 hours in one hit - I couldn't turn off. To Anthony - Thank you for sharing so much.
To Rider - So very well read.

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By Steven on 08-08-10

The up & down lifesyle of a moden rockstar.

Not just for peppers fans. This a the storey of the up & down lifesyle of a moden rockstar.
A must for every ex-addict and everyone else, life is a rollercoaster baby.
How this guy is still alive I do not know.

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By Rowan on 03-02-10

Very enjoyable if a fan

It opened up their music a lot for me and even went back and got the old albums to listen to. Following their progress and their music. Loved it and read really well. Amazed he is still alive

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By Darren on 08-29-16

Insightful read

Interesting insight into one man his band and his struggle with addiction. Would be interesting to have a catch up added to the book bringing it into 2016

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By Anonymous User on 09-06-17

Absolutely amazing

I stayed at work for an extra hour because I didn't care that it was home time, I just wanted to hear more

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