Flea Question

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    This may be old news to some, but I've never heard this before. It was said on the radio this morning that Flea gave River Phoenix the toxic drugs that killed him. True? :confused: They mentioned it, because he would've been 32 today.
  2. Lazy


    May 30, 2001
    Vancouver BC
    Doesn't matter! River Pheonix is the guy who TOOK the drugs. I doubt Flea put a gun to his head.
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    That's obvious, being that he's the one who's dead! I just wanted to know if it's true.
  4. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    River Phoenix was in the Flea Instruction Video...

    dont know about the drugs... WATCH THE E TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY!
  5. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I would dounbt that since from what I've read from interviews and histories, Flea has never been into hard drugs. Maybe a little pot now and then but not speedballs, which I think is what Phoenix died from.

    brad cook
  6. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    A dead actor. His brother is Joaquin Phoenix, who you might've seen in "Gladiator". He played the king.
  7. supergreg


    Jan 20, 2002
    I have read that he was really crazy on acid in his punk years.
  8. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I thought that was only during the "Bust a Move" video by Young MC.
  9. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Actually, by my recollection, it wasn't that Flea didn't do hard drugs, just that he didn't heroin.
  10. From what i have read, Flea used to do acid like crazy until Hillel's death.
  11. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    From what I've read, Flea used to wear a cape and ride a horse around town chopping people's heads off. But that's just what I heard.
  12. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...The Legend Of Funky Hollow.
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I wouldn't classify acid as a hard drug.
  14. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Flea? A Murderer? You learn something every day...
  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    sounds like b.s. to me. nobody knows what really happened that night. if you do a search on what was going on that night you'll find 100 different stories. flea was there, he supposedly rode along in the ambulance taking him to the hospital. there were also a lot of people at the club doing all kinds of crap.
  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    That's right... blame the bass player:(

  17. Why not, it always ends up coming down to that anyway.
  18. :confused:

    read AND heard????

    :confused: :confused: