Flea Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

11th July 2016

Quote: "We were called into customs officials office at an airport in Belarus and they asked us to sign a bunch of Metallica cd's and photos. We tried to explain to them that we weren't Metallica but they insisted that we sign anyway... I love Metallica anyways but I'm no Robert Trujillo." Rocker Flea reveals he and his Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates were mistaken for Metallica in a Belarus airport.

17th August 2015

Fact: Red Hot Chili Peppers rocker Flea has taken up beekeeping to help boost the population of honeybees. The bassist had three beehives installed in his backyard at his California home in July (15) and the green activist has been sharing photos of his new hobby on Instagram.com.

9th September 2014

Tweet: "listening to the great gerald wilson and his orchestra this morning. R.I.P. to the great man the beautiful man all respect and admiration." Rocker Flea pays tribute to the late jazz star, who died on Monday (08Sep14) at the age of 96.

11th July 2014

Tweet: "s**t, lebron is actually making me like him by doing this. going to cavs because he loves ohio." Rocker Flea approves of basketball icon LeBron James' decision to leave the Miami Heat and return to his native Ohio to play for his old team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

9th April 2014

Fact: Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea is teaming up with members of disbanded rock band The Mars Volta for their new project Antemasque. Guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala have recruited Flea along with former The Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch for their new project, and they posted a video of a rehearsal on Twitter.com on Tuesday (08Apr14).

6th March 2014

Fact: Rocker Flea is lending his voice to a character in Disney cartoon Sheriff Callie's Wild West. The Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist will play a thieving cat in an episode set to air on Friday (07Mar14).

13th July 2013

Fact: Blur singer Damon Albarn, Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea and Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos have teamed up to record a charity single to benefit Oxfam's Syria Crisis Appeal. Latest Style will be available on 12-inch vinyl exclusively at the Independent Label Market in London on Saturday (13Jul13) and then as an auction item on eBay.com.

15th April 2013

Tweet: "Coachella... saw Grimes she was fun. Saw James Blake he was beautiful. Saw Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds they absolutely ruled... Gonna come for the whole weekend next week really wanna see Grinderman and Earl Sweatshirt." Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea managed to watch some acts at California's Coachella festival over the weekend (13-14Apr13) before his band's headline set, but wants to see more at the event's upcoming second leg on 19-20 April (13).

19th January 2012

Quote: "After I walk offstage, I'll go back (to) the dressing room and meditate. Then I'll eat, go back (to) my hotel and go on a 3am hour-long walk... I used to panic on tour, lose it and fall apart and crumble, but now I have it down to a science." Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea on his post-concert ritual.

19th August 2011

Quote: "Creativity waxes and wanes. We're very lucky. We've made bunches of f**king money. We could be sat on the beach eating burritos, but even when we're p**sed off with each other we sit in a room and work." Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea on his band's impressive work ethic.

18th August 2011

Quote: "I think he just wants to be free to do what he wants without the commerce involved with being in a big band." Flea on why guitarist John Frusciante quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers before the band started work on its latest album.

15th June 2011

Fact: Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea is selling his vacation home. He has placed his three bedroom, three bathroom property in Malibu, California on the market for $4.7 million (£2.94 million). The bassist was forced to rebuild the beach house in 2007 after it was destroyed by a wildfire.

5th January 2011

Fact: Actor Jack Black has snapped up RED HOT CHILI PEPPER star Flea's Los Angeles mansion for just under $6 million (£4 million). The Gulliver's Travels funnyman purchased the seven bedroom, three bathroom property in Los Feliz over the holiday season.

13th November 2008

Fact: Red Hot Chili Peppers star John Frusciante has recruited bandmate Flea and former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr for his new solo album THE EMPYREAN.

26th May 2007

Quote: "She was in an all-girl band for a while and then she just stopped... They probably got into an argument over who was wearing what dress or something." Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea doesn't hold out much hope that his teenage daughter will follow in his rock `n' roll footsteps.

10th October 2006

Quote: "I played the bass line, which was a big part of the song. They made millions and (I got) nothing - like 200 bucks and a bag of weed." Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist MICHAEL 'Flea' BALZARY on his contribution to the YOUNG MC hit BUST A MOVE in 1989.

14th May 2006

Quote: "I don't give a f**k if people see my c**k." Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has no problem with stripping on stage.

8th May 2006

Fact: Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea paid tribute to tragic comic John Belushi during the group's performance on US comedy show Saturday Night Live on Saturday (06MAY06) by scribbling the late funnyman's name on his chest in thick black ink. Belushi, who died from a drug overdose in 1982, was a regular on the satirical show.

29th August 2005

Fact: <p>The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Greek Theatre show in Los Angeles on Thursday night (25AUG05) was a special homecoming for bandmates Flea and ANTHONY KIEDIS - the rockers received their high school diplomas onstage at the famous venue. </p>


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