Michael Balzary grew up hating rock and roll and loving jazz. That changed after meeting Anthony Keidis and Hillel Slovack. Balzary went from being called Mike B the Flea to simply Flea. Flea was an accomplished trumpet player, but Slovack wanted him to play bass in a band. Eventually, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were formed and Flea became one of the best bassists of all time.