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He has been in the band since the start in 1983. He is known for his fast rapping, but in the more recent albums he has leaned toward singing. Anthony is and was one of most popular rockers and frontmens,bust in singing he had a lot of problems,until *Californication* album, when he felt that he can controle his voice to the maximum. His singing ability has greatly improved over the years, reaching its peak on Stadium Arcadium. He is known for his on stage charisma and high sex appeal within the band and the public. He released a memoir book called Scar Tissue in 2004, which sold a lot of copies, getting to number 17 in the best sellers list. Anthony had a lot of drug problems,first in his early life,then in time of *One Hot Minute album*,and he is clean from 24.12.2000. Kiedis is currently not together with Heather Christie who is also the mother to his son Everly Bear Kiedis; he lives with his son in Malibu California.