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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Musician Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers performs onstage during the Meadows Music and Arts Festival - Day 3 at Citi Field on September 17, 2017 in New York City.

Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ bassist Flea will be honored at this year’s Bass Player Live! conference during November in Los Angeles, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Flea (real name Michael Balzary) will be feted for his work with the Chili Peppers, as well as for his non-profit Silverlake Conservatory of Music that he founded during 2001 to bring music to underprivileged children.

Also being honored during the event — which takes place November 4-5 at SIR Studios. will be Donald “Duck” Dunn of Booker T & the MGs, who will receive a Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award, and noted session guitarist Jimmy Johnson of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.

More information about Bass Player Live! can be found here.


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