Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is known for his wild stage persona and charismatic lifestyle and throughout his life he’s provided some thoughtful musings and some absolute batshit quips. He’s bound to say even more things to add to this list when the veteran rock band embark on their arena tour in December. Grab Priority Tickets now while checking out some of his finest quotes so far.
"I love my life and my mistakes and my triumphs - all of it."
"I get up in the morning. I take 10 hits of acid. I paint myself purple in my mother's make-up. And I run down the street, naked and purple, throwing eggs at people as they walk by, singing songs about the freaks coming together in a united way. And that's an average day, that's just a normal day."
"Anything worth doing good takes a little chaos."
"Sometimes you can just have a head like a stale marshmallow that somebody left out, that never made it to a stick to be roasted in a barbecue."
"I eat blueberries whenever I can get 'em. I find the blueberry to be the greatest of all of God's creations. What a complicated and subtly multi-dimensional, cosmic, microcosm of all of the universe that exists in a blueberry."
"What most people want is a sensitive caring relationship with someone with whom you can share all sorts of beautiful things. But sometimes, don’t you just wanna go out and get crazy and fuck like a wild banshee?"
"The essence of the funk is being loyal to the funk. Living by it, feeling it 24 hours a day. It’s the true universal language."
"Before every show, we get into a circle, hold hands, and someone makes a speech. Most bands are too cool for that."
[On his nickname] "I think Anthony called me it first? And I've always been kind of a little guy that jumped around like a spastic animal. It stuck because it's kind of the nature of who I am. But I'm not a blood-sucker, I'm a giver of blood. "
"You want to know who the coolest, most handsome, intelligent guy in LA is? That’d be me."
"To be a modern rock band and not be innovative is to suck. And to suck is to be lame. And to be lame is to be weak. And to be weak is to be a jerk."
"When you try to control music, you strangle it. I know it’s a hippie thing. But I’m trying to get the energy out, let it go. That’s the gift I have.”
"When I first heard about Twittering, I thought it was the most disgusting thing I'd ever heard of in my life. It's like the devil: the idea that your personal life is there for everybody."
[On Donald Trump] "I just think that he's a silly reality show bozo and blustering guy who likes getting attention."