When queried of his decision to commence advanced music studies following more than two stadium-filling, Grammy Award winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decades with the Red Hot Chili Peppers – the former Michael Peter Balzary simply responded: I went to school and studied music for a year at USC, which unlocked a bunch of doors for me in terms of my relationship to music.

Every cell in Flea’s body exudes bass - yet despite his gravity defying onstage aerobics,  he never resorts to unnecessary instrumental theatrics when he finishes an idea or runs out of things to say– Flea simply leaves space!

Any instrument is just a vehicle to express who you are and your relationship to the world. No matter what level you’re doing it on, playing music is an opportunity to give something to the world.