Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis To Reveal His 'Scar Tissue'

Book details Kiedis' addictions to drugs, strange relationship with father.

Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis is about to "give it away now" like never before. He recently signed a deal with Hyperion Books to release his autobiography, entitled "Scar Tissue," in the fall of 2004.

According to a statement from his publisher, Kiedis will share "both the amazing highs and lows that he's packed into his first 40 years" in a detailed account of the moral and spiritual evolution of a Cali boy turned celebrated rock star.

The book promises to explore Kiedis' Hollywood childhood, his strange relationship with his father — with whom he sometimes shared both drugs and women — his brief career as a child actor on Sylvester Stallone's "F.I.S.T.," and his later struggle to make great music while battling a building drug addiction.

Larry "Ratso" Sloman, who collaborated with Howard Stern on his two best-sellers "Private Parts" and "Miss America," will assist Kiedis in writing the book. 

Hyperion would not disclose how much Kiedis will be paid for the project.