After some time apart, he and 20-year-old Heather Christie reconnected and began dating, and they are now cohabitating.“On paper there was no reason whatsoever we should have gotten along,”he says of Christie, who on their first date took him on a tour of her hometown of Simi Valley.In 1992 the single charted inside the top 75 of the US Hot 100 in the wake of the huge success of the record's second single "Under the Bridge". The phrase had been something the vocalist intended to incorporate into a song for the band's new record, but it was not until he heard the bassline that the lyrics fit."Give It Away" also became the band's first top ten hit in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart. During their tenure in the group, the guitarist and bassist created the main riff and accompanying bassline for "Give It Away". Kiedis said, "I was so struck by Flea's bass part, which covered the whole length of the instrument's neck, that I jumped up and marched over to the mic, my notebook in tow.The accompanying music video, which was directed by French film-maker Stéphane Sednaoui, was put into heavy rotation on music-television stations such as MTV and added to the band's success. I always had fragments of songs and ideas or even specific isolated phrases in mind." When the group encountered difficulty in composing a bridge for the song, it developed a tool the members colloquially termed "face-offs".
With "Give It Away", a chorus and verse had already been written but a bridge was lacking, so thus they partook in a "face-off".Anthony’s appearance signals time to segue into songs proper.He swaggers on stage and grasps the microphone, awaiting his cue.The band is currently promoting the album with an expansive tour.Their next show is Monday, December 5th at London's O2 Arena, and they launch a North American leg January 5th.The clip, directed and illustrated by singer-songwriter Beth Jeans Houghton, follows an Australian woman moving to Hollywood.