For the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fatherhood Is a ‘Beautiful Club’

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rhp.pngI love me some RHCP. During an appearance On the Record with Fuse, frontman Anthony Kiedis told host Touré what it’s like being a member of the fatherhood “club”:

“I love the club. Good God, it’s a beautiful club. Who knew? You can’t know until you go. It’s wild.”

He also challenged the notion that having children stifles one’s freedom:

“I think people that have fear that, ‘Oh if I have a kid I won’t be able to do this and I won’t be able to do that.’ It’s kind of the opposite. It really gives you energy. It makes people better.”

Three of the band’s four members are fathers. Kiedis has a 3½-year-old son named Everly Bear, drummer Chad Smith has five children — Manon, Justin, Ava, Cole and Beckett – all under 14, and bassist Michael ‘Flea’ Balzary has two daughters – Sunny Bebop, 5½ and Clara, 22. Says Flea:

“I love being a father and wanted to be a father long before I had any business being a father. One could argue easily that I had no business being a father when I became a father at 25 … but I just love it. That kind of love — I have never experienced it before. That kind of unconditional, doing anything for a person love.”

via: People Magazine <--with video

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