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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis Reveals His Live Prep

06/16/2016
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(Classic Rock) Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis says he'll "run, stretch and wrestle Flea" to get stage-ready before a gig. The frontman also says he has a special diet and holds group bonding sessions with his bandmates before each show to "get on the same wavelength."

He tells Rolling Stone: "The physicality of our shows is such, that there's no way you're gonna make that happen without preparation - you can't go from 0 to 100 miles per hour without preparing. Because I sing loud for two hours during a show, I have to spend a lot of time getting my voice together with the right food and right warm-ups, and then I have to run, stretch and do push-ups or wrestle Flea or something to get my blood flowing."

He continues: "There's also a certain headspace that you have to get into. We all kind of gravitate towards one room, 15 minutes before we go on and listen to music together to get on the same wavelength.

"It could be anything - Funkadelic, Patti Smith. Everyone has to have their bones, tissues and their thoughts warm, stimulated and together, for us to get on the stage and get off on the right foot." Read more here.

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