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- Posted on May 11th 2009 4:00PM by Steve Baltin
The night brought out an eclectic array of musicians and outfits, including longtime Chili Peppers friend and peer Bob Forrest, known now for his work on 'Celebrity Rehab' and a respected songwriters from the '80s L.A. scene for his work with Thelonious Monster and Bicycle Thief. Having been with Kieids for many wild times, he reflected on the night to Spinner. "I didn't think I'd live this long. If I'd have known I was gonna live this long I would've paid my taxes," he said jokingly. "[But] that's alright, we made it through. It's a beautiful night."
Forrest's son Elijah performed a cover of Townes Van Zandt's 'Waiting Around to Die,' a track the proud papa said "is Anthony's favorite song he does." The opportunity for father and son to share the stage was a rare one, as Dad confessed, "Here's the funny thing about him: He's one of Anthony's favorite artists and we go see him all the time. We want to help him and he's like, 'Dad, I don't want any help.' So tonight is gonna be really nice."
Also on hand to pay tribute was Iggy Pop, who shared his thoughts on Kiedis and the Peppers. "He's always been friendly and straightforward to me and to the Stooges as well," Pop tells Spinner. "They've been terrific guys and it's a good, tough little band. That's most of the reason I'm here."