Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael “Flea” Balzary is about to be the next musician to publish a memoir, after signing a deal with Grand Central Publishing. The still untitled book is expected to chronicle Flea’s life, covering his childhood, as well as his tenure with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which spans over three decades, and has sold over eighty million albums worldwide, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
In a statement via publisher, Flea has called his memoir writing a “sacred mission”, as he credited books with helping him shape his identity. He is also the second Chili Peppers to write a memoir, as frontman Anthony Kiedis has published his memoir Scar Tissue in 2004. No release date has been set.
In other music news, the Rolling Stones announced they will resume their world tour in May, after postponing shows following the tragic news of designer L’Wren Scott, who was also the companion of Mick Jagger since 2001. The new shows will begin on May 26th in Oslo, Norway, and will also be additional stops including Portugal, Switzerland, Israel, France, and Germany, as part of the band’s 14 On Fire tour.
The Stones had already cancelled a seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand following the March 17th death of Scott. Her death have been ruled a suicide by the medical examiner’s office.