Anthony Kiedis (born November 1, 1962) is an American musician and the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kiedis went on to study at UCLA, but dropped out after losing interest, partially because of his abuse of hard drugs. After dropping out, Kiedis had an offer to open for a friend's band, so he got together with friends Flea, Hillel Slovak, and Jack Irons and eventually formed the Red Hot Chili Peppers, for whom he writes almost all of the lyrics.
Kiedis has also pursued other projects besides music. Using the stage name Cole Dammett (adapted from his father's stage name, Blackie Dammett), he landed a number of small roles in television and film as a teenager in the late 1970s. In 2004, Kiedis published a memoir titled Scar Tissue, which peaked at #17 on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Also known as - Cole Dammett. AK. Antoine (or Antwan) the Swan. Tony Flow, The Flying Gazebo
Born: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Kiedis's ex-girlfriend, model Heather Christie (who is 24 years his junior) gave birth to the couple's first child, Everly Bear, on October 2, 2007. His son is named after the duo The Everly Brothers. Kiedis split with Christie in June 2008. Kiedis previously dated Ione Skye, Sofia Coppola, Melanie Chisholm, Jessica Stam, Sinéad O'Connor, Heidi Klum, Nina Hagen, Yohanna Logan (Also referred to as "Claire Essex" in later version of his bio, Scar Tissue), Jaime Rishar, Jennifer Bruce, Carmen Hawk, Argentinian singer, Erica Garcia and Hope Sandoval. Kiedis is a vegetarian , and in 2008 was voted as one of the World's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2008.