After several more shows, and the addition of several songs to their repertoire, the band's name was changed to Red Hot Chili Peppers.Kiedis ultimately respected the decision, but felt the band would be lost without them.
Kiedis and Flea are the only remaining original band members of Red Hot Chili Peppers that are still in the current lineup. That same year he would land two more acting jobs one being on an ABC Afterschool Special and the other an appearance on a short lived show, Jokes My Folks Never Told Me.
Each summer, he would visit his father in Hollywood for two weeks, a time during which the two would bond. Kiedis attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, where he struggled to find friends as he had recently transferred to a new school district.
Kiedis, along with his other fellow band members, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
In 2004, he published his autobiography, titled Scar Tissue, which became a New York Times Best Seller.
; born November 1, 1962) is an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he has fronted since their inception in 1983.
Kiedis is a co-founder of the band, and has recorded all ten studio albums with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Flea, Slovak and Kiedis especially were involved in heavy drug use and their relationships became strained.
Flea recalled that "it began to seem ugly to me and not fun; our communication was not healthy".
Kiedis became dependent on heroin, leaving Flea and Slovak to work on much of the album's material by themselves.