Final week, Purple Sizzling Chili Peppers had been immortalized with a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame, making them the two,717th recipient of such an honor. When speaking to KROQ concerning the historic second, bassist Flea recalled one other prestigious award — his first-ever Grammy — and the way his daughter had used the trophy as a backyard shovel, unbeknownst to him.
A Grammy award, for many artists, is a career-defining second and the chance to deliver dwelling that coveted golden gramophone is usually one that’s not taken frivolously… nor taken to the instrument shed.
When pressed concerning the Stroll of Fame star just lately bestowed upon the legendary alt-rock group, Flea instructed KROQ, “It’s like a Grammy. Put it this fashion, I’m grateful to win a Grammy, Grammys are superior, however after we gained our first Grammy, like three years later, my mother stated, ‘Michael, the place’s your Grammy?’, and I used to be like, ‘I don’t know, mother, I put it someplace.'”
Evidently a while had passed by and Flea had but to find the trophy.
“Months after that, my gardener got here out of the yard within the backyard and you understand how the Grammy seems like an previous document participant with the horn on it? My daughter had unscrewed it and was utilizing it as a shovel for the backyard. It had been on the market within the grime for the entire winter. It had been out within the grime for the entire winter and stuff,” the bassist continued.
The entire ordeal is reflective of Flea’s his angle towards such accolades and he additional defined, “I’m simply probably not an awards man. I don’t sit round or take a look at them or something. Simply being a part of that road. After we had been doing that factor [receiving the Walk of Fame honor] yesterday, I talked about panhandling on that road once I was 11 years previous…That’s the place I grew up, man. After I first regarded on the road trying on the stars and all of the folks, imagining what it was, to be within the present enterprise or to be an entertainer. To be part of it, there’s simply a lot historical past there, it’s very nice.”
“That road has been part of me since I used to be a bit child,” he added, taking word that he hasn’t misplaced contact of the place he got here from. “Wherever I’m going on this planet, it at all times comes with me. To be part of it perpetually is admittedly lovely to me…I don’t know if the format and the best way we do it’s one of the best ways or not, nevertheless it’s a bizarre factor. The competitors facet of it’s bizarre, [not] the celebration of artwork and tradition.”
Fortuitously for Flea, Purple Sizzling Chili Peppers have scored six Grammy victories, so there ought to be a handful extra shovels… err… trophies… laying round his new $14 million dwelling.
Catch Purple Sizzling Chili Peppers on tour in Europe and North America later this 12 months as they head out in help of their new album, Limitless Love, their first with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium.
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