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RHCP's Kiedis Pens Autobiography

Red Hot Chili Peppers front man Anthony Kiedis will pen his autobiography for Hyperion. Titled "Scar Tissue", it is scheduled for publication in fall 2004.

Kiedis will catalog stories of growing up as a Hollywood kid, sharing both drugs and women with his fast-living drug-dealing dad, having instant success as a child actor (he played Sylvester Stallone's son in "FIST") and pursuing his later dream to make great music while struggling with a burgeoning drug addiction.

"No rock star has ever been so eloquent about life on the edge as Anthony Kiedis, who will stand as naked in "Scar Tissue" as he sometimes has appeared on stage," Hyperion president Bob Miller said. "We're thrilled to be his publisher and confident that this book will be a major bestseller in 2004."

Miller negotiated the deal with David Vigliano and Michael Harriot of Vigliano Associates, who have represented books ranging from the #1 New York Times best-selling Journals by Kurt Cobain to Pope John Paul II's Private Prayer books.

Larry "Ratso" Sloman, who collaborated with Howard Stern on his two best-sellers Private Parts and Miss America, will assist Kiedis on this project. Hyperion executive editor Leslie Wells is the book editor. Hyperion retains U.S., Canadian, audio, book club, and second serial rights.