Michael BalzaryFlea is the bassist for the alternative funk band, The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Flea got his start in music while in high school. He played trumpet is his school's band, and was considered by his teachers to be one of the best trumper players they had ever seen. He eventually met Anthony Kiedis in high school, and they went on to form The Red Hot Chili Peppers together.
Over the years Flea has had drug and alcohol problems and has been to rehab several times. He is currently clean.