New interview with Flea in Rolling Stone Magazine February 2012.
Flea talks about the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, collecting rare books and three decades of funk.
I never would’ve played bass if not for Hillel. I was a jazz trumpet player, and he said, “Dude! You should learn how to play bass and be in my band. “Two weeks later, we were onstage at the Troubadour. Anthony Kiedis, Hillel Slovak and I raised each other, and they schooled me on Zeppelin and Hendrix. Hillel really loved rock & roll. He lived for it, so going into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would have been a dream. To share this moment with him in the spirit world is sad and tragic, but also beautiful.
Read the full interview…