Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis spoke in an interview with Lipps Service, and told the story about a kid fan who died in a car crash.
Here’s the story:
“I don’t dwell so much on the past, but I do take the time to appreciate the time when people want to communicate with me.
I’ve heard all variety of stories, and the one that really struck me was with a kid who died in a car crash.
His family reached out to me because they found in his cassette deck an RHCP tape which was being cranked as his last moment on Earth. ‘We just want you to know that we’re someone who listens to your music, and you were a big part of his life.’ That’s both touching and heavy.”
Interviewer asked “where do you discover new music?” and Kiedis responded:
“The barbershop, YouTube, the car, my son… You know, what he [the son] hears is straight up Top 40 pop, which doesn’t really get through to me just because it’s so formulaic in general.
The formula thing just doesn’t stir me. But if he likes it, I’m down for him. If it makes him happy, that’s what music is there for.
By the way, Flea and Josh both turn me on under new stuff all the time, especially when we’re touring. The Unknown Mortal Orchestra got through to me the other day.”
Watch the entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement. (Ultimate-Guitar)