The greatest bass player in the history of the solar system turns 50 today.  Happy Birthday to Micheal "Flea" Balzary.  Flea started the band with Anthony Kiedis, Jack Irons and Hillel Slovak back in 1983.  Flea and Anthony keep the fires burning having just placed the Austin City Limits Festival this past weekend.  Celebrate Fleas birthday with some cool videos next.

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I picked the live version of Brendan's Death song to get you started.  Check out Flea haulin' ass during the end of the instrumental part.

Check out Flea just cooking up a funky intro for "Higher Ground"

Could you jam out like this while naked in front of a giant Woodstock crowd?

And finally, Flea poppin' another intro, this time on "Can't Stop"