Apparently this happened a couple weeks ago, but I didn’t hear about it until now (I’m talking about the birth of Everly Bear Kiedis, not Anthony Kiedis being a total kook — that’s been common knowledge for a loooong time).
Confirming rumors in the rock-and-roll world, Anthony Kiedis told PEOPLE on Saturday he is the father of a son…
“We had a long list of names, but I suppose it came to me by way of the Everly Brothers, which is one of my favorite bands,” the Red Hot Chili Peppers singer said…. “And sometimes last names make good first names.”
Kiedis’s girlfriend Heather Christie came up with the rest. “The mama came up with Bear,” Kiedis says. “That made sense to me because he’s from me and I feel like I’m part of the bear clan, and I think it’s nice to have a little bit of earth in your name.”
It’s a good thing that kid’s father is Anthony Kiedis. When you’re basically named after a Care Bear, it’s nice to have the guy who kicked Keanu’s ass picking you up from school.
Also, does it strike you as a little offensive that he referred to Heather as “the mama”? Seems a tad impersonal to me, but maybe that’s how one refers to someone who is not part of their “bear clan.”
Sidebar, when did Anthony Kiedis turn into Pete Wentz?