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Flea Bites Into His Wild, Early Years




Flea, the bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has released a memoir titled
Flea, the bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has released a memoir titled "Acid for Children."
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On today's show:

Blood, Sugar, Sex, Etc.

(Starts at 9:00)

In the early 1980s, while attending Fairfax High School, Michael Peter Balzary — better known as Flea — met Anthony Kiedis, Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons. Together they formed the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the rest is history. In addition to his work with the Chili Peppers, Flea is also an actor. He appears in Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas’ new film, “Queen & Slim,” which opens this month. John Horn spoke with Flea about his new memoir, "Acid For The Children," which details his wild days before forming the Chili Peppers.

Grammy Nods, For Better And Worse

(Starts at :45)

The nominations are out and for the first time, two artists — Lizzo and Billie Eilish — are nominated in the four major categories: Album, Record and Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Chris Willman of Variety talks with John about the snubs and surprises among the nominees, and also why he believes the Grammy nominating process needs improvement.

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