“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.
“River was around a lot during the writing and recording of our album. He was a big supporter of our band, and I even wrote a whole verse about him in Give It Away: ‘There’s a river, born to be a giver, keep you warm, won’t let you shiver/ His heart is never going to wither, come on everybody, time to deliver’”