Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea Talks About Fan Death

By | June 10, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing Shreveport, Louisiana on Tuesday (June 10) with opener Snoop Dogg, in support of their latest album, By The Way. Bass player Flea was shocked to learn of the death of a fan at Friday?s (June 6) show in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In a “Fleamail” posted Saturday (June 7) on the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s official website,, he said, “We were playing our hearts out, and as soon as we got off stage [we learned] that someone was killed during the show. Somehow, someone was electrocuted to death while we were playing. I don’t know who it was or what went wrong but the guy went to have fun at a concert and never came home. Bless his heart. Whoever it is he has been let in on the big secret. He is probably having a great time right now. My heart and my prayers go out to the person’s loved ones.”

Flea also added in a more recent “Fleamail” that his new passion is the trumpet. “I have been playing my trumpet a lot lately. I get so much joy out of it. The feeling of the metal against my lips, the buzzing in my head, reaching for the deepest tone, finding my way around the chords, I love it. I need to polish it up it is a little murky looking, it is such a nice silver plated Callichio trumpet.”