Bassist and co-founding member of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea – born Michael Balzary – was seen walking with his 6-year-old daughter Sunny Bebop in downtown New York City on Sunday (May 6).
The Red Hot Chili Pepper were recently induced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Flea, singer Anthony Kiedis, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer were honored along with past band members such as late founding member Hillel Slovak – the original guitarist who died of a drug overdose in 1988 – and John Frusciante, who replaced Slovak and recorded five albums during his tenure with the group.
“We wouldn’t be here without (Slovak) because we wouldn’t have started without him,” Flea comments. “For him to be honored and recognized is a beautiful thing for us, not that we don’t honor and love him every day, but I feel great for him to go in, as well as John Frusciante, of course, who gave us so much and did some serious (expletive) rocking.”
The group were induced with other bands such as Los Angeles rockers Guns N’ Roses and New York hip-hop trio Beastie Boys, who recently lost their founding front man Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch due to cancer.