The founding member and bassist of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea, recently posted a short part of an interview he did with Larry King on his Instagram account and paid tribute to the legendary television host who passed away two days ago due to COVID-19.
Flea is one of the rockstars who enjoy actively using their social media accounts to stay connected with their fans. Flea prefers to use his Twitter account to express his views on the latest rock world news, but enjoys using his Instagram account as a platform where he can share sneak peeks from his life, announce his upcoming projects, and pay tribute to artists and musicians who have inspired him.
With his recent Instagram post, Flea paid his respects to one of the greatest television hosts of all time and expressed the sadness he felt upon his passing. As you may have heard, Larry King was hospitalized in late December after testing positive for COVID-19. The Emmy award winner, unfortunately, lost the battle against this deadly virus on January 23, and his passing was mourned by millions.
Flea was one of the rockstars who bid farewell to the iconic television and radio host. In the caption of his post, he said that it was an honor to be interviewed by ‘a master of his craft.’ He expressed his sadness by saying that Larry King has now ‘broken through to the other side’ and said that all he feels for King is infinite love.
Here’s what Larry King said to Flea in the interview:
“A great musician told me once that if you’re a great musician, it could have been any instrument. It the feel is in the head. So if you took piano or trumpet or whatever, you would have been a great musician.”
To which Flea responded:
“Well, I don’t know, I can’t call myself great. I’m trying and trying and I’m a student of music and I’m always working on it. And I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface of this infinite thing of music. I mean, Bach existed, Charlie Parker existed. I’m not, you know, I’m just a student of music, but I believe that too.”
Here’s what Flea said in the caption of his Instagram post:
“Twas an honor to shoot the shit with a master of his craft. Thanks for having me, Larry King. Broken through to the other side, the infinite love, rest easy brother.”
Click here to check out the video that Flea posted on his Instagram account.