Michael Balzary is one of the world's best bassists. Better known as Flea, he's revealed all in a bold, brave memoir. He tells Bridget Jones why he's never embraced his real name and why he loves bees.

Tell me about your childhood. Do you think your parents loved you? Why do you think you turned to sex, drugs and the rock 'n' roll brotherhood?

Flea had expected this. He had called me for this highly unqualified psychoanalysis.
No PR bull, no middlemen, just a grown man dialling an international phone number all on his own, with nothing to hide. Well, his

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