Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea has revealed his daughter had been using his previously lost Grammy Award as a garden shovel.
He dropped the anecdote recently in an interview when explaining how much – or little – these accolades mean to him.
“Put it this way, I’m grateful to win a Grammy, Grammys are awesome,” he told LA’s KROQ.
“But after we won our first Grammy, like three years later, my mum said, ‘Michael, where’s your Grammy?’, and I was like, ‘I don’t know, I put it somewhere.’”
“Months after that, my gardener came out of the backyard in the garden and you know how the Grammy looks like an old record player with the horn on it? My daughter had unscrewed it and was using it as a shovel for the garden. It had been out in the dirt for the whole winter and stuff. I’m just not really an awards guy.”
He’s not alone.
Eddie Vedder famously used a VMA, won for Pearl Jam’s 1993 Video of the Year ‘Jeremy’, as a doorstop.