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The night he died, I did not realize he was to close to death. I came home with a friend, new friend, and I was like “Have you ever heard this record? He’s Stardust.” She was like “No, I never heard it.” and I was like “Let’s just sit down and listen to the whole record right now.” And I did that and, as I listened to it, I’m like “Wow, these songs are so simple but full of magic.” Turns out, he was dying as I was listening to the record found out the next morning, when I woke up, he was dead. Went to the band practice and I told Flea about that. I was like “Flea, last night I got home and I don’t know where, I put on this record…” and he’s like “I did exact same thing.” So it’s like something was bouncing off the stars and back down into our heads as he was, you know, saying goodbye to this particular plane of existence.” — Anthony Kiedis about David Bowie, interview with Steve Black. - 2017.  

  • Anthony Kiedis and David Bowie at the backstage of David Bowie’s 
    “A Reality Tour”. - Greek Theatre, Los Angeles. - 22nd April, 2004.

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Mother’s Milk Era. - 1989.

I think one of the most beautiful things about live music is that, for the period of time those people are in the place, assuming that all people came there because they love music, they’re all generally feeling the same thing. They’re all feeling good at the same time, they’ve all put all their thoughts about their everyday life out of their head, all their worries, they’re just not on their mind. The power of music has joined all their consciousnesses into one thing, you know? They’re literally functioning as one organism.

  • John Frusciante during a concert from “Mother’s Milk” era. - 1989.

Flea, Anthony, John, Chad

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