Flea Calls Out Red Hot Chili Peppers Cocaine Abuse


Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea discussed using drugs like cocaine during his younger RHCP days in a new Clash Music interview. Red Hot Chili Peppers just revealed why John Frusciante quit guitar.

“It was a difficult thing to write about in a way,” he acknowledges. “I did a lot of really awful shit. But I didn’t want to glorify it in any way or make it seem like, ‘Look how wild I am! I did all these drugs! See how cool I am?’ Because the point is it’s not fucking cool, it’s stupid… And also not lying that I had some fun, too! You know what I mean? Because I did!”

“Though there were some things that I got out of drugs,” he adds, “anything that I got out of them I could have gotten without them, and was obviously depending on the drug and how, and when, and where. Like, all those hard drugs – the cocaine, the meth, the heroin – it’s awful for you. It’s terrible. It sucks your spirit out, it hurts you physically, it poisons your relationships, and it inhibits you from living a full, rich life. I’m lucky that I survived it.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers recently discussed a drug ‘worse than heroin.’ Ssbusa posted, “Wondering what everyone’s opinion is on how the band will present itself on social media moving forward. I didn’t love the way they announced Josh’s departure and simultaneously welcomed John back. The radio silence is maddening! I need something, a picture of the band all together would be really really nice…”

7okus responded, “I was a fan when John quit in 1992. I remember going months before hearing news. It usually came from music magazines, and Guitar World was reporting every few months on the revolving guitarist door that ended with Dave joining.

The band owes you nothing. They will post something when they are ready or have something interesting to say. You shouldn’t hang on their day-to-day life. Also, get off my lawn! 😉”

AaronianKenrod commented, “I’m not old enough to have been around for that, but the exact same thing happened when Josh joined. There wasn’t really any proper information or photos of the band for almost two years after the news broke.”

You can read the full interview at Clash Music.