Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea has reacted angrily to an internet pest who is pretending to be him on a MySpace.com page.
The bassist has written an email to the group's fans urging them not to pay attention to a cyber impersonator who has been sending out "racist and insulting and disgusting" messages using his identity.
Flea - real name MICHAEL BALZARY - writes, "I do not want to give the name of this idiot's website and grant him an iota of dignity that he/she does not deserve.
"Please know that I am doing what it takes to get him to stop carrying on in this way."
Flea isn't the only bandmember sending out emails to fans this week (begs02APR07) - guitarist John Frusciante has penned angry correspondence, criticising people who have been booing the group's support act, Mickey Avalon, during shows.