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John Frusciante

John Frusciante in 2006
Background information
Birth name John Anthony Frusciante
Born March 5, 1970 (1970-03-05) (age 40)
New York City, United States
Genres Alternative rock, experimental rock, avant-garde, electronica, Funk Rock, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1988–present
Labels Warner Bros., Record Collection, Birdman, American Recordings
Associated acts Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ataxia, The Mars Volta, Warpaint, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quartet
Website www.johnfrusciante.com
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Telecaster
Fender Jaguar
Gretsch White Falcon
Gibson Les Paul
.John Anthony Frusciante (pronounced Frusciante.ogg [fruːˈʃɑːnteɪ] ) (born March 5, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer.^ Producer Michael Beinhorn disagreed, and wanted Frusciante to play with an uncharacteristic heavy metal tone, largely absent from the band's three preceding records.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Red Hot Chili Peppers Lead Guitarist Calls It Quits celebriscoop.com 24 days ago — Lead guitarist of the famous Red Hot Chili Peppers , John Frusciante , has quit (again!
  • MGMT, Carla Bruni, John Frusciante on David Bowie Tribute Album - Music 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ John Anthony Frusciante was born on March 5, 1970, in New York.
  • John Frusciante (I) - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.He is best known as the former guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he recorded five studio albums.^ He is best known as the guitarist of the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers , with whom he has recorded five studio albums.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The former refers to his continuing fame and success as the guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ Guitarist (1988-92; 1998-present) for the Red Hot Chili Peppers .
  • John Frusciante (I) - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.Frusciante has an active solo career, having released ten albums under his own name, as well as two with Josh Klinghoffer and Joe Lally, as Ataxia.^ FIG. 1: Frusciante released Automatic Writing under the band name Ataxia.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ Klinghoffer shared equally in the production of this album, gaining an equal credit, as the record was released under the name "John Frusciante and Josh Klinghoffer".
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The album featured Frusciante's close friend Josh Klinghoffer.

.His solo recordings include elements ranging from experimental rock and ambient music to New Wave and electronica.^ His solo recordings include elements ranging from experimental rock and ambient music to New Wave and electronica.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ NEWS ] John Frusciante : To Record Only Water For Ten Days : This is John Frusciantes third solo album and his first since he successfully completed drug rehabilitation.
  • John Frusciante Tabs : 503 Tabs Total @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.com [Source type: General]

^ Musically, with the following albums he also began to move away from his guitar virtuoso influences, emphasizing new wave sounds, chord changes and tones over his previous stylistic work on hard rock and heavy metal solos.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Influenced by guitarists of various genres, Frusciante emphasizes melody and emotion in his guitar playing, and favors vintage guitars and analog recording techniques.^ Influenced by guitarists of various genres, Frusciante emphasizes melody and emotion in his guitar playing, and favors vintage guitars and analog recording techniques.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante's guitar playing employs melody and emotion rather than virtuosity.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Though the band have not issued a statement about the record’s progress or Frusciante’s status, perhaps the guitarist had time to lay down some tracks for the record before his departure.
  • John Frusciante Leaves Red Hot Chili Peppers…Again « LimeWire Music Blog 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC blog.limewire.com [Source type: General]

.Frusciante joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers at eighteen, first appearing on the band's 1989 album Mother's Milk.^ Red Hot Chili Peppers have apparently parted company with guitarist John Frusciante.
  • Kerrang! Red Hot Chili Peppers part company with guitarist? 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www2.kerrang.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Flea, the bass player of his favorite local band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

^ Frusciante quits Red Hot Chili Peppers?
  • John Frusciante has left Red Hot Chili Peppers, says source - Music 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC musicblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

.The group's follow-up album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), was a breakthrough success.^ My favorite RHCP albums are Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Californication.
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The next album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” put the band on the map.
  • John Frusciante - Experimental - Alternative/Punk - Music - www.real.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC uk.real.com [Source type: General]

^ Blood Sugar Sex Magik was a critical success and sold over twelve million copies.
  • Mixaloo | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Write-up 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC community.mixaloo.com [Source type: General]
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

.However, he was overwhelmed by the band's new popularity and quit in 1992. He became a recluse and entered a long period of heroin addiction, during which he released his first recordings: Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt (1994) and Smile from the Streets You Hold (1997).^ He became a recluse and entered a long period of heroin addiction, during which he released his first recordings: Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt (1994) and Smile from the Streets You Hold (1997).
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ He also has a solo career that began ten years ago when he released his first album, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (American Recordings, 1994).
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante released his first solo album Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt , on March 8, 1994.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

In 1998, he successfully completed drug rehabilitation and rejoined the Red Hot Chili Peppers for their 1999 album Californication, recording two more albums with the band before departing again in 2009. Frusciante has received critical recognition for his guitar playing, ranking eighteenth on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" in 2003.[1]

Contents

Biography

1970-1987: Childhood and early life

.Frusciante was born in Queens, New York on March 5, 1970. His father, John Sr., is a Juilliard-trained pianist, and his mother Gail was a promising vocalist who gave up her career to be a stay-at-home mother.^ His father, John Sr., and his mother, Gail Frusciante, were both musical themselves.

^ Frusciante ] ] John Anthony Frusciante was born on March the fifth in 1970.

^ John Frusciante was born in New York in 1970 to John and Gail Frusciante.

[2] .Frusciante's family moved to Tucson, Arizona, and then Florida, where his father still serves as a Broward County judge.^ The Frusciante family relocated to Tucson, Arizona and later Florida .
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante's family moved to Tucson, Arizona, and then Florida, where his father still serves as a Broward County judge.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The family lived in Queens, relocated to Tucson, Arizona, and then moved to Florida for a year, during which time John's parents separated.

.His parents separated, and he and his mother moved to Santa Monica, California.^ His parents separated, and he and his mother moved to Santa Monica, California.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ After the separation of his parents, John and his mother moved to Santa Monica, California .
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The family lived in Queens, relocated to Tucson, Arizona, and then moved to Florida for a year, during which time John's parents separated.

[2]
A year later, Frusciante and his mother moved to Mar Vista, Los Angeles with his new stepfather who, he says, "really supported me and made me feel good about being an artist."[2] Like many young people in the area, he became intimately involved in the L.A. punk rock scene. .At nine he was infatuated with The Germs, wearing out several copies of their record (GI).^ At nine he was infatuated with The Germs, wearing out several copies of their record (GI) .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Beethoven and Barre Chords By age nine he was already a budding punk rocker, wearing out copies of the Germs' G.I. record.

^ Chickenfoot Sell Out First Nine Concerts “In Record Time” April 22, 2009 .
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Alternative / Punk - Musique - www.real.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC france.real.com [Source type: General]

.By ten, he had taught himself how to play most of (GI)'s songs in a tuning that allowed him to play every chord with a single-finger barre.^ By ten, he had taught himself how to play most of (GI)'s songs in a tuning that allowed him to play every chord with a single-finger barre.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ His most-often used guitar, however, is a 1962 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster which he has played on every album since joining the Chili Peppers, and their ensuing tours.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ This means that most of the time he is playing arpeggios (chord notes) when he is soloing.

[2] .Soon after, Frusciante began taking guitar lessons from an instructor who introduced him to the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.^ Close John Frusciante confirms leaving Red Hot Chili Peppers .
  • John Frusciante confirms leaving Red Hot Chili Peppers | Music | guardian.co.uk 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante quits Red Hot Chili Peppers?
  • John Frusciante has left Red Hot Chili Peppers, says source - Music 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC musicblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

^ Free of his addictions, Frusciante was asked to re-join the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

[3]
.Frusciante began studying guitarists like Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix at eleven.^ Frusciante began studying guitarists like Jeff Beck , Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix at eleven.
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^ As an adolescent, he began focusing on Hendrix and Led Zeppelin , as well as other bands like Public Image Ltd., Siouxsie & the Banshees and The Smiths.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ From the Germs, John graduated to Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix, tackled the almighty barre chord and blues scale, and began pursuing increasingly complicated rock like King Crimson, Yes, early Genesis and Frank Zappa, whose work he'd study for hours, learning solos and syncopations in detail.

.After mastering the blues scale, he discovered Frank Zappa, whose work he would study for hours.^ After mastering the blues scale, he discovered Frank Zappa , whose work he would study for hours.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ From the Germs, John graduated to Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix, tackled the almighty barre chord and blues scale, and began pursuing increasingly complicated rock like King Crimson, Yes, early Genesis and Frank Zappa, whose work he'd study for hours, learning solos and syncopations in detail.

[2] .He dropped out of high school at sixteen with the permission of his parents and completion of a proficiency test.^ He dropped out of high school at sixteen with the permission of his parents and completion of a proficiency test.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ John left high school at the age of 16 after taking a proficiency test with his parents' permission.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Captain Beefheart, the Residents and other out-rock prophets became John's pantheon, and by 17 he'd dropped out of high school and moved to Los Angeles, where he and a friend figured out a way to punch in for classes at G.I.T. without actually attending in order to appease their parents' desire that they get an education.

.With their support, he moved to Los Angeles in order to develop his musical proficiency.^ With their support, he moved to Los Angeles in order to develop his musical proficiency.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ A year later, Frusciante and his mother moved to Mar Vista, Los Angeles with his new stepfather who, he says, "really supported me and made me feel good about being an artist."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante was born in Queens, New York , but he moved to Los Angeles at age 12.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

[4] .He began taking classes at the Guitar Institute of Technology, but turned to punching in without actually attending and left shortly thereafter.^ He began taking classes at the Guitar Institute of Technology, but turned to punching in without actually attending and left shortly thereafter.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Captain Beefheart, the Residents and other out-rock prophets became John's pantheon, and by 17 he'd dropped out of high school and moved to Los Angeles, where he and a friend figured out a way to punch in for classes at G.I.T. without actually attending in order to appease their parents' desire that they get an education.

^ Soon after, Frusciante began taking guitar lessons from an instructor who introduced him to the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[2]

1988–1992: Red Hot Chili Peppers

.Frusciante first attended a Red Hot Chili Peppers performance at fifteen and he rapidly became a devoted fan.^ It looks like John Frusciante has left Red Hot Chili Peppers .
  • John Frusciante has left Red Hot Chili Peppers, says source - Music 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC musicblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

^ (With Red Hot Chili Peppers, except as indicated) .

^ Red Hot Chili Peppers at the pinkpop festival of 2006.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[4] .He idolized guitarist Hillel Slovak—familiarizing himself with virtually all the guitar and bass parts from the Chili Peppers' first three records.^ John began to hero-worship Hillel Slovak , the original guitarist for the band, learning every guitar and bass part from their first three albums.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ He idolized guitarist Hillel Slovak familiarizing himself with virtually all the guitar and bass parts from the Chili Peppers' first three records.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ John Frusciante Talks About New Solo Album, The Future Of RHCP : Guitarist John Frusciante has spoken about his next solo album and the future of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • John Frusciante Tabs -- Page 3 : 503 Tabs Total @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.com [Source type: General]

He became acquainted with Slovak; the two spoke months before Slovak's death and Frusciante's subsequent joining:[5]
...Hillel asked me, .'Would you still like the Chilis if they got so popular they played the Forum?'^ Hillel asked me, 'Would you still like the Chilis if they got so popular they played the Forum?'
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Then you will develop inner character whereby you would always support those who have the guts to be themselves openly, for you would know that you and they are on the same team.
  • Flea And John Frusciante Slam MySpace Imposters, Mickey Avalon Haters - Stereogum 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If he felt sick of what they were playing and was unhappy with it, then it would just end up being bad anyway.
  • John Frusciante leaves the Chili Peppers - The Explosm Fora 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I said, 'No. .It would ruin the whole thing.^ It would ruin the whole thing.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.That's great about the band, the audience feels no different from the band at all.'^ I have no qualms about saying that I think the Peps are a great band.
  • FARK.com: (4864842) John Frusciante couldn't play another song about California, leaves Red Hot Chili Peppers 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That's great about the band, the audience feels no different from the band at all.'
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ A couple of years ago, I began to feel that same excitement again, but this time it was about making a different kind of music, alone, and being my own engineer.
  • Clarification - John Frusciante's MySpace Blog | 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

.There was this real kind of historical vibe at their shows, none of the frustration that runs through the audience when they jump around and can't get out of their seat.^ There was this real kind of historical vibe at their shows, none of the frustration that runs through the audience when they jump around and can't get out of their seat.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Most people put there opinions on here (includind myself) because they want to see what other real guitarists think.
  • The 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time | Attuworld.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC attuworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I liked SA, but it'd be nice if they'd make a different sounding kind of album next time around.
  • John Frusciante leaves Chili Peppers 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forum.nin.com [Source type: General]

.I didn't even watch the shows.^ I didn't even watch the shows.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Sometimes even my favorite shows I have played in my own band have been ones where the people didn't like us that much.
  • Flea And John Frusciante Slam MySpace Imposters, Mickey Avalon Haters - Stereogum 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I'd get so excited that I'd flip around the slam pit the whole time. .I really felt like a part of the band, and all the sensitive people in the audience did too.^ I really felt like a part of the band, and all the sensitive people in the audience did too.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante did all he could do with the band.
  • John Frusciante's solo work is pretty damn sexy. - Bodybuilding.com Forums 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forum.bodybuilding.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Seemed like after so many years of revolving-door guitarists, they finally solidified a long-term lineup, especially considering he was a part of the band before too.
  • John Frusciante Leaves RHCP - News Article - AbsolutePunk.net 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.absolutepunk.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Frusciante became friends with former Dead Kennedys drummer D. H. Peligro in early 1988. They often jammed together, and Peligro invited his friend Flea (bassist of Red Hot Chili Peppers) to join.^ The former refers to his continuing fame and success as the guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante became friends with former Dead Kennedys drummer D. H. Peligro in early 1988.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ One day, Peligro invited Flea to jam with them.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Frusciante and Flea developed a musical chemistry immediately, with Flea later acknowledging that might have been the day he first played the bass riff to "Nobody Weird Like Me".[6] Around the same time, Frusciante intended to audition for Frank Zappa's band, but changed his mind before the final try-out as Zappa strictly prohibited illegal drug use.^ Frusciante, fresh out of drug rehabilitation, rejoined the band in 1998, at Flea's request.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante and Flea developed a musical chemistry immediately, with Flea later acknowledging that might have been the day he first played the bass riff to "Nobody Weird Like Me".
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Now, this time around, I'm playing music with no fear of any kind.
  • Austin Music: Me and My Friends: John Frusciante's parallel universe - AustinChronicle.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.austinchronicle.com [Source type: General]

.Frusciante said, "I realized that I wanted to be a rock star, do drugs and get girls, and that I wouldn't be able to do that if I was in Zappa's band."^ I realized that I wanted to be a rock star, do drugs and get girls, and that I wouldn't be able to do that if I was in Zappa's band."

^ In an interview, he said, "I realized that I wanted to be a rock star, do drugs and get girls, and that I wouldn't be able to do that if I was in Zappa's band."
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante said, "I realized that I wanted to be a rock star, do drugs and get girls, and that I wouldn't be able to do that if I was in Zappa's band."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[2]
.Slovak died of a heroin overdose in 1988, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons, incapable of coping with Slovak's death, left the group.^ Slovak, however, died of a heroin overdose in 1988, resulting in Irons' departure.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante quits Red Hot Chili Peppers?
  • John Frusciante has left Red Hot Chili Peppers, says source - Music 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC musicblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

^ Red Hot Chili Peppers Write-up .
  • Mixaloo | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Write-up 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC community.mixaloo.com [Source type: General]

.Remaining members Flea and vocalist Anthony Kiedis regrouped, determined to persevere.^ Remaining members Flea and vocalist Anthony Kiedis regrouped, determined to persevere.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ For the duration of recording, while Anthony and Rick had made a few ventures into society, John and Flea remained shut-ins and John consumed massive amounts of marijuana.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ For the next month or so, Frusciante, Kiedis and Flea remained in seclusion, never once leaving the house during the entire recording process.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
  • Mixaloo | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Write-up 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC community.mixaloo.com [Source type: General]
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

.The pair added Peligro on drums and DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight, formerly of P-Funk, on guitar.^ The pair added Peligro on drums and DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight, formerly of P-Funk, on guitar.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ In an attempt to cope with the death of Slovak and the departure of Irons, Kiedis and Flea temporarily employed Dead Kennedys drummer D. H. Peligro and former P-Funk guitarist DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
  • Mixaloo | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Write-up 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC community.mixaloo.com [Source type: General]
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

^ Hillel Slovak Jack Irons Arik Marshall Cliff Martinez Jack Sherman DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight D. H. Peligro Jesse Tobias Dave Navarro .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[7] .McKnight, however, failed to connect musically within the group.^ McKnight, however, failed to connect musically within the group.
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.Flea proposed auditioning Frusciante, whose intimate knowledge of the Chili Peppers' repertoire astonished him.^ Flea proposed auditioning Frusciante, whose intimate knowledge of the Chili Peppers' repertoire astonished him.
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^ John Frusciante leaves Chili Peppers   .
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^ John Frusciante leaves Chili Peppers.
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.Flea and Kiedis auditioned him and agreed that he would be a suitable replacement for McKnight, who was promptly fired.^ Flea and Kiedis auditioned him and agreed that he would be a suitable replacement for McKnight, who was promptly fired.
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^ John was about to sign a contract with Thelonious Monster at the time (and had actually been playing with them for two weeks), but Flea and Kiedis immediately fired McKnight and hired Frusciante.
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^ Frusciante had begun jamming with former Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro, who would soon temporarily replace Jack Irons in the Peppers, and when Peligro learned of the young guitarist's fascination with the band, he invited John to jam with him and Flea at Flea's house on Fairfax Avenue.

[8] .When Flea called Frusciante with the news of his acceptance into the Chili Peppers, Frusciante was elated; he ran through his house screaming with joy, and jumped on a wall, leaving permanent boot marks.^ John Frusciante leaves Chili Peppers   .
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^ When Flea called Frusciante with the news of his acceptance into the Chili Peppers, Frusciante was elated; he ran through his house screaming with joy, and jumped on a wall, leaving permanent boot marks.
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^ John Frusciante leaves Chili Peppers.
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[9] .He was in the midst of signing a contract with Thelonious Monster at the time—and had actually been playing with the act for two weeks—but his unanticipated reception into the Chili Peppers prompted him to change his plans.^ John was about to sign a contract with Thelonious Monster at the time (and had actually been playing with them for two weeks), but Flea and Kiedis immediately fired McKnight and hired Frusciante.
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^ He was in the midst of signing a contract with Thelonious Monster at the timeand had actually been playing with the act for two weeksbut his unanticipated reception into the Chili Peppers prompted him to change his plans.
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^ By the way, the Chili Peppers got booed opening for people in the early days, as have many of the all-time greats.
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[10]
.However, Frusciante was not familiar with the funk genre of Red Hot Chili Peppers' sound: "I wasn't really a funk player before I joined the band.^ "But I wasn't really a funk player before I joined the band," says Frusciante.

^ Flea, the bass player of his favorite local band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

^ Frusciante quits Red Hot Chili Peppers?
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.I learned everything I needed to know about how to sound good with Flea by studying Hillel [Slovak's] playing and I just took it sideways from there."^ "I learned everything I needed to know about how to sound good with Flea by studying Hillel's playing, and I just took it sideways from there."

^ I learned everything I needed to know about how to sound good with Flea by studying Hillel [Slovak's] playing and I just took it sideways from there."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ That was the period that I learned, when I got my mind straight about everything that I needed to know.
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[11] .Several weeks into the band's new lineup, Peligro, whose performance was suffering due to extreme drug abuse, was fired.^ Several weeks into the band's new lineup, Peligro, whose performance was suffering due to extreme drug abuse, was fired.
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^ However, the performance was so lively that the band was asked to return the following week.
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^ However, the performance was so lively the band were asked to return the following week.
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[12] .Soon after, Chad Smith was added as the group's new drummer and the new lineup began recording their first album, 1989's Mother's Milk.^ Soon after, Frusciante recorded his first album with the Chili Peppers, Mother's Milk .
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Soon after, Chad Smith was added as the group's new drummer and the new lineup began recording their first album, 1989's Mother's Milk .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ He also has a solo career that began ten years ago when he released his first album, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (American Recordings, 1994).
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

.Frusciante focused on emulating Slovak's signature style, rather than imposing his own personal style on the group.^ Frusciante focused on emulating Slovak's signature style, rather than imposing his own personal style on the group.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Early replacements, including current guitarist John Frusciante, based their style significantly on Slovak's.
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^ Frusciante further asserted that the album was meant to be experienced as a cohesive unit rather than separate entities or songs.
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.Producer Michael Beinhorn disagreed, and wanted Frusciante to play with an uncharacteristic heavy metal tone, largely absent from the band's three preceding records.^ Producer Michael Beinhorn disagreed, and wanted Frusciante to play with an uncharacteristic heavy metal tone, largely absent from the band's three preceding records.
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^ Frusciante and Beinhorn fought frequently over guitar tone and layering, and Beinhorn's idea ultimately prevailed as Frusciante felt pressured by the producer's much greater knowledge of the studio.
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^ Frusciante's first recording with the Peppers , 1989's Mother's Milk , helped break the popular college rock band through to the mainstream — resulting in their first gold record, with John's amazing guitar playing serving as a catalyst for many of the songs.
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[13] .Frusciante and Beinhorn fought frequently over guitar tone and layering, and Beinhorn's idea ultimately prevailed as Frusciante felt pressured by the producer's much greater knowledge of the studio.^ Frusciante and Beinhorn fought frequently over guitar tone and layering, and Beinhorn's idea ultimately prevailed as Frusciante felt pressured by the producer's much greater knowledge of the studio.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Producer Michael Beinhorn disagreed, and wanted Frusciante to play with an uncharacteristic heavy metal tone, largely absent from the band's three preceding records.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ John Frusciante tabs @ Ultimate-Guitar.com John Frusciante lyrics @ MetroLyrics.com John Frusciante lyrics @ eLyrics.net John Frusciante tabs @ GuitarTabs.cc John Frusciante lyrics @ Mp3Lyrics.org John Frusciante tabs @ Lacuerda.net .
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[13] .Kiedis recalls that "[Beinhorn] wanted John to have a big, crunching, almost metal-sounding guitar tone whereas before we always had some interesting acid-rock guitar tones as well as a lot of slinky, sexy, funky guitar tones."^ Kiedis recalls that "[Beinhorn] wanted John to have a big, crunching, almost metal-sounding guitar tone whereas before we always had some interesting acid-rock guitar tones as well as a lot of slinky, sexy, funky guitar tones."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Producer Michael Beinhorn disagreed, and wanted Frusciante to play with an uncharacteristic heavy metal tone, largely absent from the band's three preceding records.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante and Beinhorn fought frequently over guitar tone and layering, and Beinhorn's idea ultimately prevailed as Frusciante felt pressured by the producer's much greater knowledge of the studio.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[14]
Frusciante (right) and Kiedis (left) performing as the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the Blood Sugar Sex Magik tour in 1991
.The Chili Peppers collaborated with producer Rick Rubin for their second record with Frusciante, Blood Sugar Sex Magik.^ Rick Rubin and the Chili Peppers were in attendance.
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^ The quartet released an even rawer record next, 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik , produced by Rick Rubin.
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^ The Chili Peppers collaborated with producer Rick Rubin for their second record with Frusciante, Blood Sugar Sex Magik .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Rubin felt that it was important to record the album in an unorthodox setting, so he suggested an old Hollywood Hills mansion, and the band agreed.^ Rubin felt that it was important to record the album in an unorthodox setting, so he suggested an old Hollywood Hills mansion, and the band agreed.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ An almost instant achievement, the album ultimately sold over 15 million copies worldwide and became the band's most successful recording to date.
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^ He is best known as the guitarist of the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers , with whom he has recorded five studio albums.
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[15] .Frusciante, Kiedis and Flea isolated themselves there for the duration of the recording.^ Frusciante, Kiedis and Flea isolated themselves there for the duration of the recording.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ John was about to sign a contract with Thelonious Monster at the time (and had actually been playing with them for two weeks), but Flea and Kiedis immediately fired McKnight and hired Frusciante.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ For the duration of recording, while Anthony and Rick had made a few ventures into society, John and Flea remained shut-ins and John consumed massive amounts of marijuana.
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.Frusciante and Flea seldom went outside, and spent most of their time smoking marijuana.^ Frusciante and Flea seldom went outside, and spent most of their time smoking marijuana.
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^ John was about to sign a contract with Thelonious Monster at the time (and had actually been playing with them for two weeks), but Flea and Kiedis immediately fired McKnight and hired Frusciante.
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^ Around this time, Frusciante started a side collaboration with Flea and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins called The Three Amoebas.
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[16] .Around this time, Frusciante started a side collaboration with Flea and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins called The Three Amoebas.^ Around this time, John also started a side collaboration with Flea and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins called Three Amoebas.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Around this time, Frusciante started a side collaboration with Flea and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins called The Three Amoebas.
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^ John was about to sign a contract with Thelonious Monster at the time (and had actually been playing with them for two weeks), but Flea and Kiedis immediately fired McKnight and hired Frusciante.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.They recorded roughly ten to fifteen hours of material, none of which has ever been released.^ I was practicing ten to fifteen hours a day.
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^ They recorded roughly ten to fifteen hours of material, none of which has ever been released.
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^ They recorded roughly 10-15 hours of music, though none of this material has yet been published.
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[5]
.Blood Sugar Sex Magik was hugely successful upon its release on September 24, 1991. It peaked at number three on the Billboard charts, and went on to sell thirteen million copies worldwide.^ By the time they released "Blood Sugar Sex Magik," they had become somewhat stable.
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^ Blood Sugar Sex Magik was a critical success and sold over twelve million copies.
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^ It peaked at number three on the Billboard charts, and went on to sell thirteen million copies worldwide.
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[17][18] .The unexpected success instantly turned the Red Hot Chili Peppers into rock stars.^ The former refers to his continuing fame and success as the guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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^ Red Hot Chili Peppers at the pinkpop festival of 2006.
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^ Reply Score = 0 red hot chili peppers rock!!!!
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.Frusciante was blindsided by his newfound fame, and struggled to cope with it.^ Frusciante was blindsided by his newfound fame, and struggled to cope with it.
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.Soon after the album's release, he began to develop a dislike for the band's popularity.^ Soon after the album's release, he began to develop a dislike for the band's popularity.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ He also has a solo career that began ten years ago when he released his first album, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (American Recordings, 1994).
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^ The band also went on to release their first full-length live album, Live in Hyde Park ; recorded during their performances in Hyde Park, London.
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.Kiedis recalled that he and Frusciante used to get into heated discussions backstage after concerts: "John would say, 'We're too popular.^ Kiedis recalled that he and Frusciante used to get into heated discussions backstage after concerts: "John would say, 'We're too popular.
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^ John was about to sign a contract with Thelonious Monster at the time (and had actually been playing with them for two weeks), but Flea and Kiedis immediately fired McKnight and hired Frusciante.
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^ Reply Score = 0 Dude, this is JOHN FRUSCIANTE we're talking about.
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.I don't need to be at this level of success.^ I don't need to be at this level of success.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.I would just be proud to be playing this music in clubs like you guys were doing two years ago.'"^ I would just be proud to be playing this music in clubs like you guys were doing two years ago.'"
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^ They had him at like mid 50's two years ago or so.
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^ Do you like any of their music?
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[19] .Frusciante later said that the band's rise to popularity was "too high, too far, too soon.^ Frusciante later said that the band's rise to popularity was "too high, too far, too soon.
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^ Frusciante later expressed that the band's rise to popularity was "too high, too far, too soon.
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^ Soon after the album's release, he began to develop a dislike for the band's popularity.
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.Everything seemed to be happening at once and I just couldn't cope with it."^ Everything happened or better everything seemed to be happening at once and I just couldn't cope with it."
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^ Everything seemed to be happening at once and I just couldn't cope with it."
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[20] .He also began to feel that destiny was leading him away from the band.^ He also began to feel that destiny was leading him away from the band.
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^ At his audition, Smith overwhelmed the band by not only matching Flea's intricate and complex rhythm, but even beginning to lead him.
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^ When Flea visited him at his home and asked him to rejoin the band, Frusciante began sobbing and said "nothing would make me happier in the world."
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.When the Chili Peppers began their world tour, he started to hear voices in his head telling him "you won't make it during the tour, you have to go now."^ His voice makes me happy when I hear him.
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^ When the Chili Peppers began their world tour, he started to hear voices in his head telling him "you won't make it during the tour, you have to go now."
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^ He has also been seen playing a Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty guitar, mainly during the Red Hot Chili Peppers tour in 2004 for the cover song, "Black Cross", he also can be seen playing a Gibson SG Custom in the music video for "Fortune Faded".
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[21] .Frusciante admitted to having once taken great pleasure in hedonism; however, "by the age of twenty, I started doing it right and looking at it as an artistic expression instead of a way of partying and screwing a bunch of girls.^ Frusciante admitted to having once taken great pleasure in hedonism; however, "by the age of twenty, I started doing it right and looking at it as an artistic expression instead of a way of partying and screwing a bunch of girls.
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^ Having come to his realization, Frusciante decided to radically change the way he was recording, mostly by working fast and leaving many of the mistakes.
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^ Regardless of artistic intent, if what you're doing isn't doing it for the audience, then the audience has the right to express themselves.
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.To balance it out, I had to be extra-humble, extra-anti-rock star."^ To balance it out, I had to be extra-humble, extra-anti-rock star."
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[22] .He refused to take the stage during a performance at Tokyo's Club Quattro on May 7, 1992, telling his bandmates that he was leaving the band.^ He refused to take the stage during a performance at Tokyo's Club Quattro on May 7, 1992, telling his bandmates that he was leaving the band.
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^ His quote upon leaving the RHCP (in the middle of a Japanese tour in 1992, aged 22) was "just tell them I've gone mad".
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^ The band also went on to release their first full-length live album, Live in Hyde Park ; recorded during their performances in Hyde Park, London.
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.He was persuaded to perform, but left for California the next morning;[9] according to the guitarist, "it was just impossible for me to stay in the band any longer.^ He was persuaded to perform, but left for California the next morning; [9] according to the guitarist, "it was just impossible for me to stay in the band any longer.
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^ Following a Japanese concert performance on May 7th , 1992 , Frusciante left the band.
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^ According to a post on his MySpace page, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has officially quit the band for a second time.
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.It had come to the point where even though they wanted me in the band, it felt like I was forced out of the band.^ It had come to the point where even though they wanted me in the band, it felt like I was forced out of the band.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ You cant force people to play when they dont want to play or arent ready to play or whatever - not in our band, anyway."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ That part of you will come out if you treat others as you would like to be treated, and when you can't find it in yourself to do so, if you just leave others alone.
  • Flea And John Frusciante Slam MySpace Imposters, Mickey Avalon Haters - Stereogum 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Not by any members in particular or management in particular, but just the direction it was going."^ Not by any members in particular or management in particular, but just the direction it was going."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[23]

1992–1997: Drug addiction

.Frusciante developed serious drug habits while touring with the band during the previous four years.^ Frusciante developed serious drug habits while touring with the band during the previous four years.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante, while absent from the band, developed a severe drug addiction.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante had not played with the band since his departure and having previously lost every guitar he owned in a house fire from which he barely escaped, [42] he experienced a difficult time resuming the life he had prior to his drug usage.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.He said that when he "found out that Flea was stoned out of his mind at every show, that inspired me to be a pothead".[24] Not only was Frusciante smoking large amounts of marijuana, but he began to use heroin and was on the verge of full-scale addiction.^ When I found out Flea was stoned out of his mind at every show, that inspired me to be a pothead."
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Not only was Frusciante smoking large amounts of marijuana, but he began to use heroin and was on the verge of full-scale addiction.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ He said that when he "found out that Flea was stoned out of his mind at every show, that inspired me to be a pothead".
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.Upon returning to California in the summer of 1992, Frusciante entered a deep depression, feeling that his life was over and that he could no longer write music or play guitar.^ Upon leaving the band, Frusciante fell into a deep depression, unable to write music.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Upon returning to California in the summer of 1992, Frusciante entered a deep depression, feeling that his life was over and that he could no longer write music or play guitar.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante and Flea developed a musical chemistry immediately, with Flea later acknowledging that might have been the day he first played the bass riff to "Nobody Weird Like Me".
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[21] .For a long time, he focused on painting, producing 4-track recordings he had made while recording Blood Sugar Sex Magik, and writing short stories and screenplays that dealt with a variety of motifs.^ By the time they released "Blood Sugar Sex Magik," they had become somewhat stable.
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For a long time, he focused on painting, producing 4-track recordings he had made while recording Blood Sugar Sex Magik , and writing short stories and screenplays that dealt with a variety of motifs.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ For a time, he focused on painting and producing various 4-track recordings he had made during his time with the Chili Peppers.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.To cope with his worsening depression, Frusciante increased his heroin use and spiraled into a life-threatening dependency.^ To cope with his worsening depression, Frusciante increased his heroin use and spiraled into a life-threatening dependency.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ By shooting heroin, he felt able to progress with his life, more emotionally and spirtually connected to his music once again, and subsequently spiralled into a life-threatening four-year addiction.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Upon leaving the band, Frusciante fell into a deep depression, unable to write music.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

[25] .His use of heroin to medicate his depression was a clear decision: "I was very sad, and I was always happy when I was on drugs; therefore, I should be on drugs all the time.^ "I was very sad, and I was always happy when I was on drugs; therefore, I [thought I] should be on drugs all the time.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ He uses the same awful high pitched octave pedal all the time, he does play a few technical things but there always repeating patterns there’s no variation and Frank Zappa most definitely does belong there.
  • The 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time | Attuworld.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC attuworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2002, he remarked, "When I originally decided to become a drug addict, it was a clear decision," he said.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.I was never guilty—I was always really proud to be an addict."^ I was never guiltyI was always really proud to be an addict."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[26] .Although he openly admitted to being a "junkie", his thinking had been fundamentally warped by the excessive drug use, believing drugs were the only way of "making sure you stay in touch with beauty instead of letting the ugliness of the world corrupt your soul."^ Although he openly admitted to being a "junkie", his thinking had been fundamentally warped by the excessive drug use, believing drugs were the only way of "making sure you stay in touch with beauty instead of letting the ugliness of the world corrupt your soul."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ You wrote this in 2005, back then I only really cared for By the Way and Californication… Right now I'm really into their very first album, the self-entitled one.
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You agree to immediately notify us if you become aware of or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of (or activity using) your user name or password or any other need to deactivate your user name or password due to security concerns.
  • John Frusciante Quits the Red Hot Chili Peppers | SPIKE 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

[27]
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.Frusciante released his first solo album Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt, on March 8, 1994. Despite the common belief that most of the tracks were recorded while he was strung out on heroin in his home in the Hollywood Hills,[28] Frusciante has said that "That album was not recorded when I was a heroin addict.^ He also has a solo career that began ten years ago when he released his first album, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (American Recordings, 1994).
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ (It makes his Beefhearty first solo record (1994's 'Niandra LaDes + Usually Just A T-Shirt') sound like Brtiney Spears.
  • are any of John Frusciante's solo albums good? - Sonic Youth Gossip 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.sonicyouth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most of the tracks were recorded while he was strung out on heroin in his home in the Hollywood Hills.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

It was released when I was a heroin addict.” [29]
.The first half of Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt was recorded shortly after the completion of Blood Sugar Sex Magik; the second half between late 1991 and early 1992, during the album's tour.^ After blood sugar sex magic rhcp just suck.
  • FARK.com: (4864842) John Frusciante couldn't play another song about California, leaves Red Hot Chili Peppers 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He also has a solo career that began ten years ago when he released his first album, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (American Recordings, 1994).
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante released his first solo album Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt , on March 8, 1994.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[28] ."Running Away Into You" is the only track recorded after he left the Chili Peppers.^ "Running Away Into You" is the only track recorded after he left the Chili Peppers.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ He is best known as the guitarist of the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers , with whom he has recorded five studio albums.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ SOS from RTS recording of Red Hot Chili Peppers set at Green Fest in Inđija, Serbia on 26th June 2007.
  • John Frusciante on Yahoo! Music 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The album is a heavily experimental avant-garde composition whose initial purpose was spiritual and emotional expression: "I wrote [the record] because I was in a really big place in my head—it was a huge, spiritual place telling me what to do.^ The album is a heavily experimental avant-garde composition whose initial purpose was spiritual and emotional expression: "I wrote [the record] because I was in a really big place in my headit was a huge, spiritual place telling me what to do.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ This album was not nearly as stream-of-consciousness and avant-garde as his previous solo albums, but his lyrics were still very cryptic and the sound of the album was notably sparse and stripped down.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ I get really into gift giving...if you couldn't tell by my obsessive questions about whether or not you had gotten the package yet.

.As long as I'm obeying those forces, it's always going to be meaningful.^ As long as I'm obeying those forces, it's always going to be meaningful.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.I could be playing guitar and I could say 'Play something that sucks,' and if I'm in that place, it's gonna be great.^ I could be playing guitar and I could say 'Play something that sucks,' and if I'm in that place, it's gonna be great.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ I guess you could sort of say something happened to make me think of that blog idea but not really.

^ Upon returning to California in the summer of 1992, Frusciante entered a deep depression, feeling that his life was over and that he could no longer write music or play guitar.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.And it has nothing to do with me, except in ways that can't be understood."^ And it has nothing to do with me, except in ways that can't be understood."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[30] .Frusciante further asserted that the album was meant to be experienced as a cohesive unit rather than separate entities or songs.^ Frusciante further asserted that the album was meant to be experienced as a cohesive unit rather than separate entities or songs.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The album marked Frusciante's shift to a more group-minded mentality within the Chili Peppers, viewing the band as a cohesive unit rather than as four separate entities.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Recorded in just 6 days (8-13 March) this album adopted a heavier feel than previous Frusciante releases.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

[30] .Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt was released on Rick Rubin's label American Recordings.^ He also has a solo career that began ten years ago when he released his first album, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (American Recordings, 1994).
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ The two tracks that can't be found on the cd are "Ants" and "Usually Just a T-shirt".
  • gav's frusciante tracklists 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC members.cox.net [Source type: General]

^ It was written and recorded largely in the style of Niandra LaDes : lo-fi, with gossamer, layered guitar work and rough, impassioned vocals that are often unlistenable.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

Warner Bros., the Chili Peppers' label, owned rights to the album because of the leaving-artist clause in Frusciante's Chili Peppers contract. .However, because he was reclusive, the label gladly handed the rights over to Rubin, who released the album at the urging of Frusciante's friends.^ However, because he was reclusive, the label gladly handed the rights over to Rubin, who released the album at the urging of Frusciante's friends.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ His 1997 solo album Smile From the Streets You Hold was released for purpose of "drug money" according to Frusciante himself and was later withdrawn from the market.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead, Frusciante is scheduled to have released six additional albums by the end of January 2005.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

[31]
.An article in the New Times LA described Frusciante as "a skeleton covered in thin skin" who at the nadir of his addictions nearly died from a blood infection.^ Frusciante was described as "a skeleton covered in thin skin."
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ LA New Times , 1996 .
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ An article in the New Times LA described Frusciante as "a skeleton covered in thin skin" who at the nadir of his addictions nearly died from a blood infection.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[31] .His arms became fiercely scarred from improperly shooting heroin and cocaine, leaving permanent abscesses.^ His arms became fiercely scarred from improperly shooting heroin and cocaine, leaving permanent abscesses.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[22] .He spent the next three years holed up in his Hollywood Hills home, the walls of which were badly damaged and covered in graffiti.^ He spent the next three years holed up in his Hollywood Hills home, the walls of which were badly damaged and covered in graffiti.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The walls of his Hollywood Hills home were broken down and covered in graffiti, before an accidental fire would later burn it down.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Most of the tracks were recorded while he was strung out on heroin in his home in the Hollywood Hills.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[32] .During this time, his friends Johnny Depp and Gibby Haynes went to his house and filmed an unreleased documentary short called Stuff, depicting the squalor in which he was living.^ During this time, his friends Johnny Depp and Gibby Haynes went to his house and filmed an unreleased documentary short called Stuff , depicting the squalor in which he was living.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Johnny Depp and others once ventured to John's house and filmed a short documentary depicting the rather barren conditions in which John was living, along with Bob Forrest .
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ It's really ARAB but one day during the Crucible one of my friends said ay-rab instead of arab and it was funny so now everyone just calls me ay-rab.

[32] .The house was eventually destroyed by a fire that claimed his vintage guitar collection along with several recorded tapes of music and left him with serious burns after he narrowly escaped.^ The house was eventually destroyed by a fire that claimed his vintage guitar collection along with several recorded tapes of music and left him with serious burns after he narrowly escaped.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante had not played with the band since his departure and having previously lost every guitar he owned in a house fire from which he barely escaped, [42] he experienced a difficult time resuming the life he had prior to his drug usage.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Influenced by guitarists of various genres, Frusciante emphasizes melody and emotion in his guitar playing, and favors vintage guitars and analog recording techniques.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[33]
.Frusciante released his second solo album, Smile from the Streets You Hold, in 1997. The album's first track, "Enter a Uh", was largely characterized by cryptic lyrics and hysterical screeches.^ His 1997 solo album Smile From the Streets You Hold was released for purpose of "drug money" according to Frusciante himself and was later withdrawn from the market.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ He also has a solo career that began ten years ago when he released his first album, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (American Recordings, 1994).
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ This album was not nearly as stream-of-consciousness and avant-garde as his previous solo albums, but his lyrics were still very cryptic and the sound of the album was notably sparse and stripped down.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Frusciante also coughs throughout the track, showcasing his deteriorating health.^ Frusciante also coughs throughout the track, showcasing his deteriorating health.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.By his own admission, the album was released in order to get "drug money"; he withdrew it from the market in 1999.[34] Yet Frusciante has stated that he believes the material on the record is of high quality and wishes to one day re-release it.^ By his own admission, the album was released in order to get "drug money"; he withdrew it from the market in 1999.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Yet Frusciante has stated that he believes the material on the record is of high quality and wishes to one day re-release it.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ He also has a solo career that began ten years ago when he released his first album, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (American Recordings, 1994).
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

[35]

1997–2002: Rehabilitation and return to the Chili Peppers

.In late 1997, after more than five years of addiction to heroin, Frusciante quit it cold turkey.^ In late 1997, after more than five years of addiction to heroin, Frusciante quit it cold turkey.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ After kicking drugs cold turkey, he rejoined the Peppers in 1999 for the album Californication (the group had fired his replacement, Dave Navarro, a year earlier).
  • John Frusciante may have quit RHCP - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Image: Katy Winn/Corbis Frusciante up and quit before This wouldn't be the first time Frusciante has split from the band: Overwhelmed by the success of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, he quit in 1992 and descended into heroin addiction.
  • John Frusciante may have quit RHCP - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[36] .However, months later he was still unable to break addictions to crack cocaine and alcohol.^ However, months later he was still unable to break addictions to crack cocaine and alcohol.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[36] .In January 1998, urged by longtime friend Bob Forrest, Frusciante checked into Las Encinas, a drug rehabilitation clinic in Pasadena, to begin a full recovery.^ He was talked into admitting himself to Las Encinas Drug Rehabilitation Center in January 1998.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ In January 1998, urged by longtime friend Bob Forrest, Frusciante checked into Las Encinas, a drug rehabilitation clinic in Pasadena, to begin a full recovery.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante, fresh out of drug rehabilitation, rejoined the band in 1998, at Flea's request.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[36] .Upon arrival, he was diagnosed with a potentially lethal oral infection, which could only be alleviated by removing all of his teeth and replacing them with dentures.^ Upon arrival, he was diagnosed with a potentially lethal oral infection, which could only be alleviated by removing all of his teeth and replacing them with dentures.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[2] .He also received skin grafts to help repair the abscesses on his ravaged arms.^ He also received skin grafts to help repair the abscesses on his ravaged arms.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ When he resurfaced after rehab, his body was so ravished that he needed a new set of teeth and skin grafts to repair the needle scars on parts of his skin.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

[32] .About a month later, Frusciante checked out of Las Encinas and reentered society.^ About a month later, Frusciante checked out of Las Encinas and reentered society.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante's fourth release, Inside of Emptiness , was released in October 2004, followed a month later by A Sphere in the Heart of Silence , on which Klinghoffer is an equal collaborator.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ In January 1998, urged by longtime friend Bob Forrest, Frusciante checked into Las Encinas, a drug rehabilitation clinic in Pasadena, to begin a full recovery.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[37]
.Fully recovered and once again healthy, Frusciante began living a more spiritual, ascetic lifestyle.^ Fully recovered and once again healthy, Frusciante began living a more spiritual, ascetic lifestyle.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ In the years following, he also began to live a more spiritual, ascetic lifestyle, changing his diet and practicing yoga.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.He changed his diet, becoming more health-conscious and eating mostly unprocessed foods.^ He changed his diet, becoming more health-conscious and eating mostly unprocessed foods.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Between my dedication to trying to constantly be a better musician and eating my health foods and doing yoga, I feel so much more high than I did for the last few years of doing drugs."
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Between my dedication to trying to constantly be a better musician and eating my health foods and doing yoga, I feel so much more high than I did for the last few years of doing drugs.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[21] Through regular practice of vipassana and yoga, he discovered the effect self-discipline has on the body.[33] To maintain his increased spiritual awareness and reduce distraction from his music, Frusciante decided to abstain from sexual activity stating: "I'm very well without it."[21] All of these changes in his life have led him to a complete change in his attitude toward drugs:[25]
.I don't need to take drugs.^ His attitude on taking drugs completely changed: "I don't need to take drugs.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.I feel so much more high all the time right now because of the type of momentum that a person can get going when you really dedicate yourself to something that you really love.^ I feel so much more high all the time right now because of the type of momentum that a person can get going when you really dedicate yourself to something that you really love.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Lots of love to all of you.
  • Flea And John Frusciante Slam MySpace Imposters, Mickey Avalon Haters - Stereogum 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Between my dedication to trying to constantly be a better musician and eating my health foods and doing yoga, I feel so much more high than I did for the last few years of doing drugs."
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.I don't even consider doing them, they're completely silly.^ I don't even consider doing them, they're completely silly.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ I don't even believe that they're actually nerdfighters.

^ I mean half the people on this page don’t know EXACTLY what they’re talking about, but they definitaly have strong opinions.
  • The 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time | Attuworld.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC attuworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Between my dedication to trying to constantly be a better musician and eating my health foods and doing yoga, I feel so much more high than I did for the last few years of doing drugs.^ Between my dedication to trying to constantly be a better musician and eating my health foods and doing yoga, I feel so much more high than I did for the last few years of doing drugs."
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ I feel so much more high all the time right now because of the type of momentum that a person can get going when you really dedicate yourself to something that you really love.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ "Niandra LaDes " was closer to his earlier songwriting, but produced much more sparsely than any of his work with the Chili Peppers.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.At this point I'm the happiest person in the world.^ At this point I'm the happiest person in the world.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.These things do not fuck with me at all, and I'm so proud of that—you don't know how proud I am.^ These things do not fuck with me at all, and I'm so proud of thatyou don't know how proud I am.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ I guess all of you non-artistic types don't understand what the hell John is talking about anyway, so you have to criticize it.
  • Flea And John Frusciante Slam MySpace Imposters, Mickey Avalon Haters - Stereogum 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Peoples names aren’t on this list because there not famous you idiot, not because they don’t know anything about guitar.
  • The 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time | Attuworld.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC attuworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It's such a beautiful thing to be able to face life, to face yourself, without hiding behind drugs; without having to have anger towards people who love you.^ There are those of you who thin that only the people like malmsteen and becker who got famous by being fags and sweeping all the time are amazing.
  • The 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time | Attuworld.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC attuworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Have respect for those who do this(whether they're famous or not)and you will develop the courage to do this yourself.
  • Flea And John Frusciante Slam MySpace Imposters, Mickey Avalon Haters - Stereogum 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ok since all you people are complaining, you fail to realize that everyone has different opinions on who is the best.
  • The 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time | Attuworld.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC attuworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are people who are scared of losing stuff, but you don't lose anything for any other reason than if you just give up on yourself.^ There are people who are scared of losing stuff, but you don't lose anything for any other reason than if you just give up on yourself.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ It's something you just don't do.
  • Flea And John Frusciante Slam MySpace Imposters, Mickey Avalon Haters - Stereogum 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There's no other band that I listen to, I just don't like anything else.
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Despite his experience as an addict, Frusciante does not view his drug use as a "dark period" in his life.^ Despite this harrowing experience, Frusciante has cited in several interviews that he does not view this time as a "dark period" in his life.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Despite his experience as an addict, Frusciante does not view his drug use as a "dark period" in his life.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante views songwriting as taking time, and does not force it: "If a song wants to come to me, I'm always ready to receive it, but I don't work at it."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

He considers it a period of rebirth, during which he found himself and cleared his mind.[38] .Frusciante has since stopped practicing yoga, due its effects on his back, but he still tries to meditate daily.^ Frusciante should stop trying to show everyone how anti-mainstream and esoteric he is (e.g.
  • Flea And John Frusciante Slam MySpace Imposters, Mickey Avalon Haters - Stereogum 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[33]
.In early 1998, the Red Hot Chili Peppers fired guitarist Dave Navarro and were on the verge of breaking up.^ In early 1998, the Red Hot Chili Peppers fired guitarist Dave Navarro and were on the verge of breaking up.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ I am a long time fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The former refers to his continuing fame and success as the guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

.Flea told Kiedis, "the only way I could imagine carrying on [with the Red Hot Chili Peppers] is if we got John back in the band."^ Official website John Frusciante at MySpace Official Red Hot Chili Peppers website .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Red Hot Chili Peppers at the pinkpop festival of 2006.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Reply Score = 0 red hot chili peppers rock!!!!
  • Flea And John Frusciante Slam MySpace Imposters, Mickey Avalon Haters - Stereogum 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[39] .With Frusciante free of his addictions and ailments, Kiedis and Flea thought it was an appropriate time to invite him back.^ With Frusciante free of his addictions and ailments, Kiedis and Flea thought it was an appropriate time to invite him back.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ John was about to sign a contract with Thelonious Monster at the time (and had actually been playing with them for two weeks), but Flea and Kiedis immediately fired McKnight and hired Frusciante.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ An article in the New Times LA described Frusciante as "a skeleton covered in thin skin" who at the nadir of his addictions nearly died from a blood infection.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.When Flea visited him at his home and asked him to rejoin the band, Frusciante began sobbing and said "nothing would make me happier in the world."^ His voice makes me happy when I hear him.
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ RHCP (won't be same without Frusciante) is probably the only band in my personal top 5 that I have never got to see, and it makes me sad that I might never get to.
  • John Frusciante Leaves RHCP - News Article - AbsolutePunk.net 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.absolutepunk.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the years following his departure from the band, it became public that John Frusciante had developed an addiction to heroin, which left him in poverty and near death.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[37] .With Frusciante back on guitar, the Chili Peppers began recording their next album, Californication, released in 1999. Frusciante's return restored a key component of the Chili Peppers' sound, as well as a healthy morale.^ Chili Peppers' album tops survey .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ He also has a solo career that began ten years ago when he released his first album, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (American Recordings, 1994).
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ John Frusciante has officially left Red Hot Chili Peppers .
  • John Frusciante Leaves RHCP - News Article - AbsolutePunk.net 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.absolutepunk.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He brought with him his deep devotion to music, which had an impact on the band's recording style during the album.^ He brought with him his deep devotion to music, which had an impact on the band's recording style during the album.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Rubin felt that it was important to record the album in an unorthodox setting, so he suggested an old Hollywood Hills mansion, and the band agreed.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Clinton combined various elements of punk and funk into the band's repertoire, [13] allowing their music to incorporate a variety of distinct styles.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[16] Frusciante has frequently stated that his work on Californication was his favorite.[16]
.During the Californication world tour, Frusciante continued to write his own songs, many of which would be released in 2001 on his third solo album To Record Only Water for Ten Days.^ My objective was to record as many songs as I could during the break that I had.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ Solo album number three, To Record Only Water for Ten Days (Warner Brothers, 2001), was recorded at Frusciante's home on a digital 8-track.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ The record is "To record only water for 10 days" .
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The album was stylistically unlike his previous records, less markedly stream-of-consciousness or avant-garde.^ The album was stylistically unlike his previous records, less markedly stream-of-consciousness or avant-garde.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ This album was not nearly as stream-of-consciousness and avant-garde as his previous solo albums, but his lyrics were still very cryptic and the sound of the album was notably sparse and stripped down.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The band described the album as a darker, sadder record compared to their previous material.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

However, the lyrics were still very cryptic and its sound was notably stripped down.[40] .The songwriting and production of To Record Only Water for Ten Days were more efficient and straightforward than on his previous recordings.^ The record is "To record only water for 10 days" .
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The writing process for this album was far more productive than it had been during the creation of Mother's Milk , with Kiedis saying that "[every day] now, there was new music for me to lyricize".
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ "Niandra LaDes " was closer to his earlier songwriting, but produced much more sparsely than any of his work with the Chili Peppers.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

[40] .The album strayed from the alternative rock he had just written with the Chili Peppers on Californication, focusing more on electronic and New Wave elements.^ The album strayed from the alternative rock he had just written with the Chili Peppers on Californication , focusing more on electronic and New Wave elements.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Chili Peppers' album tops survey .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ After kicking drugs cold turkey, he rejoined the Peppers in 1999 for the album Californication (the group had fired his replacement, Dave Navarro, a year earlier).
  • John Frusciante may have quit RHCP - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[41] .In addition to his guitar work, Frusciante experimented with a variety of synthesizers, a distinctive feature of the record.^ It was written and recorded largely in the style of Niandra LaDes : lo-fi, with gossamer, layered guitar work and rough, impassioned vocals that are often unlistenable.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The album, featuring the guitar skills of Frusciante, was a sonic celebration of life and rebirth ( "Scar Tissue" ), and also an exploration of Hollywood superficiality ( "Californication" ).
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Having come to his realization, Frusciante decided to radically change the way he was recording, mostly by working fast and leaving many of the mistakes.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

[41]
.In 2001, Frusciante began recording his fourth album with Red Hot Chili Peppers, By the Way; he considered the time to be among the happiest in his life.^ Free of his addictions, Frusciante was asked to re-join the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Course all his Red Hot albums ;) .
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Red Hot Chili Peppers at the pinkpop festival of 2006.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[16] .He relished the chance the album gave him to "keep writing better songs".[16] While working on By the Way, he also composed most of what would become Shadows Collide with People, as well as the songs created for the movie The Brown Bunny.^ My favorite album would have to be Shadows Collide With People.
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While working on By the Way , he also composed most of what would become Shadows Collide with People , as well as the songs created for the movie The Brown Bunny .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ I have "Shadows Collide" playing as I write this reply.
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[42] .His goal to improve his guitar playing on the album was largely driven by a desire to emulate guitar players such as Andy Partridge, Johnny Marr and John McGeoch; or as he put it, "people who used good chords".[16] The album marked Frusciante's shift to a more group-minded mentality within the Chili Peppers, viewing the band as a cohesive unit rather than as four separate entities.^ For By the Way , he mentioned his desire to emulate guitar players such as The Durutti Column 's Vini Reilly, Johnny Marr , John McGeoch , and XTC 's Andy Partridge , or as he put it, "people with good chords."
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante is a phenomenal guitar player.
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Frusciante further asserted that the album was meant to be experienced as a cohesive unit rather than separate entities or songs.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[16] By the Way was released in the U.S. on July 9, 2002.

2002–2007: 2004 recordings and Stadium Arcadium

.Frusciante wrote and recorded a plethora of songs during and after the By the Way tour.^ Having come to his realization, Frusciante decided to radically change the way he was recording, mostly by working fast and leaving many of the mistakes.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ My objective was to record as many songs as I could during the break that I had.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

.In February 2004, he started a side project with Joe Lally of Fugazi and Josh Klinghoffer, called Ataxia.^ The next release, in August 2004, is an album under the band name Ataxia called Automatic Writing and features Frusciante, Klinghoffer, and bassist Joe Lally of Fugazi (see Fig.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ ALARM On May 29th, 2007 Record Collection will release the long awaited second half of John Frusciante, Joe Lally (Fugazi) and Josh Klinghoffer's (Bicycle Theif, PJ Harvey) ATAXIA sessions...
  • John Frusciante's MySpace Blog | 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Ataxia includes Frusciante on guitar, Josh Klinghoffer on drums and Joe Lally (bassist of Fugazi ) on bass, with all three contributing to the vocals.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.The group was together for about two weeks, during which they recorded about ninety minutes of material.^ The group was together for about two weeks, during which they recorded about ninety minutes of material.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ We were taking our inspiration from groups who recorded quickly because they had to.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ The records they made together are by far the best that the group have put out.
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[43][44] .After two days in the recording studio, they played two shows at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, and spent two more days in the studio before disbanding.^ We played two shows and recorded two records.
  • John Frusciante's MySpace Blog | 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ They also recorded some simple guitar-vocal-drum versions in their rehearsal studio.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ I was lucky enough to win side-stage pass for a recent show and it was the best night of my life (they played Sir Psycho Sexy as the encore.
  • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[44] .Later that year, five songs provided by Frusciante appeared on The Brown Bunny soundtrack.^ In addition to those six releases, Frusciante also wrote the film score to the Vincent Gallo movie The Brown Bunny .
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ The late River Phoenix appears on the album providing vocals for the two songs 'Well, I've Been' and 'Height Down', while also playing guitar on the latter.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Following a constructive jam (which would later appear on Mother's Milk as "Pretty Little Ditty"), there was a unanimous decision to accept Frusciante into the band.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[45]
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.Frusciante released his fourth full-length solo album Shadows Collide with People on February 24, 2004. This featured guest appearances from some of his friends, including Klinghoffer, and Chili Peppers bandmates Smith and Flea.^ This featured guest appearances from some of his friends, including Klinghoffer, and Chili Peppers bandmates Smith and Flea.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ In early 2004, Frusciante released Shadows Collide with People (Warner Brothers, 2004), his first big-production solo record.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante released his fourth full-length solo album Shadows Collide with People on February 24, 2004.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[46] .In June 2004, he announced that he would be releasing six records over six months:[47] The Will to Death, Ataxia's Automatic Writing, DC EP, Inside of Emptiness, A Sphere in the Heart of Silence and Curtains.^ The Will to Death was released at the end of June 2004.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante's fourth release, Inside of Emptiness , was released in October 2004, followed a month later by A Sphere in the Heart of Silence , on which Klinghoffer is an equal collaborator.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ Inside of Emptiness was the fourth of the six albums.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.With the release of Curtains Frusciante debuted his only music video of 2004, for the track "The Past Recedes". He wanted to produce these records quickly and inexpensively on analog tape, avoiding modern studio and computer-assisted recording processes.^ Many of these tracks were recorded live, as with the albums following Shadows , Frusciante wanted to produce these records quickly and inexpensively on analog tape, shunning modern studio and computer-assisted recording proceses.
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ With the release of Curtains Frusciante debuted his only music video of 2004, for the track "The Past Recedes".
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ He wanted to produce these records quickly and inexpensively on analog tape, avoiding modern studio and computer-assisted recording processes.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

[48]
Frusciante at Madejski Stadium in Reading, England in July 2006
.In early 2005, Frusciante entered the studio to work on his fifth studio album with the Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium.^ In early 2005, Frusciante entered the studio to work on his fifth studio album with the Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Frusciante has also been working with The Mars Volta in the studio on their new album Amputechture .
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2005 , Frusciante entered the studio with the rest of the Chili Peppers to work on their 9th studio album: Stadium Arcadium .
  • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.His guitar playing is dominant throughout the album, and he provides backing vocals on most of the tracks.^ We bounced tracks where necessary — for instance, with the backing vocals.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ Most would find this restriction to left, right, and center too limiting and would prefer to pan the seven or so backing vocals in a wide spread.
  • Electronic Musician�s profile of Red Hot Chili Peppers� guitarist John Frusciante, who recorded a staggering six solo CDs over the last year. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ I've never had such a good vocal and acoustic guitar sound as I do on that album.
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.Although usually following a "less is more" style of guitar playing,[49] he began using a full twenty-four track mixer for maximum effect.^ It was important for me not to use synthesizers too much on that album, because I was thinking more in terms of how miraculous the sound of a drum set or a guitar can be.
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^ We usually seemed to have enough tracks for the instruments that we played, which were mostly acoustic guitar, upright bass, and drums.
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[50] .In the arrangements, he incorporates a wide array of sounds and playing styles, from the funk-influenced Blood Sugar Sex Magik to the more melodic By the Way.^ In the arrangements, John uses a wide range of sounds and playing styles ranging from the Blood Sugar Sex Magik days all the way up to By The Way .
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^ In the arrangements, he incorporates a wide array of sounds and playing styles, from the funk-influenced Blood Sugar Sex Magik to the more melodic By the Way .
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^ On September 24, 1991, Blood Sugar Sex Magik was released.
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He also changed his approach to his playing, opting to contribute solos and allow songs to be formed from jam sessions. .Several reviews have stressed that the influence of Hendrix is evident in his solos on the album,[51] with Frusciante himself backing this up.^ Several reviews have stressed that John's influence from Hendrix is evident on his solos on this album.
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^ Several reviews have stressed that the influence of Hendrix is evident in his solos on the album, [50] with Frusciante himself backing this up.
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^ His 1997 solo album Smile From the Streets You Hold was released for purpose of "drug money" according to Frusciante himself and was later withdrawn from the market.
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[52] .He also expanded the use of guitar effects throughout the album, and used various other instruments such as the synthesizer and mellotron.^ He also expanded the use of guitar effects throughout the album, and used various other instruments such as the synthesizer and mellotron.
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^ His goal to improve his guitar playing on the album was largely driven by a desire to emulate guitar players such as Andy Partridge , Johnny Marr and John McGeoch; or as he put it, "people who used good chords".
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^ His guitar playing is dominant throughout the album, and he provides backing vocals on most of the tracks.
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.He worked continuously with Rubin over-dubbing guitar progressions, changing harmonies and using all his technical resources.^ He worked continuously with Rubin over-dubbing guitar progressions, changing harmonies and using all his technical resources.
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[52]
.Frusciante began a series of collaborations with friend Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and his band The Mars Volta, by contributing vocals and electronic instrumentation to their album De-Loused in the Comatorium.^ Frusciante has also been working with The Mars Volta in the studio on their new album Amputechture .
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^ In 2001, John also contributed to the first of what would be many musical collaborations with friend Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume One .
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^ Band leaders Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala have been quoted saying that Frusciante will have a much larger role in The Mars Volta in the next CD. He also tracked all of the guitar work for the next record by The Mars Volta during the creative process, which allowed Omar to work more as a producer for the album.
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[53] .He also contributed guitar solos on their 2005 album Frances the Mute.^ He also contributed guitar solos on their 2005 album Frances the Mute .
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^ Frusciante was also featured in certain tracks on The Mars Volta's Frances the Mute playing solos on the song " L'Via L'Viaquez ".
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^ In addition, many guitar solos recorded on the current albums and played live by Frusciante are improvised, as are several of Flea's bass solos.
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[54] .In 2006, he helped The Mars Volta complete their third album Amputechture by playing guitar on seven of its eight tracks.^ In 2006, he helped The Mars Volta complete their third album Amputechture by playing guitar on seven of its eight tracks.
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^ His guitar playing is dominant throughout the album, and he provides backing vocals on most of the tracks.
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^ His most-often used guitar, however, is a 1962 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster which he has played on every album since joining the Chili Peppers, and their ensuing tours.
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[55] .In return, Rodriguez-Lopez has played on several of Frusciante's solo albums, as well as made a guest appearance on Stadium Arcadium.^ In 2006, the group released the double album Stadium Arcadium , giving them their first American number one album.
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^ Sure, he couldn’t play a 20 minute power solo, but it’s not so much how well he could play guitar, but more of how he incorporated it into his songs.
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^ Reply Score = 1 Much like the Stadium Arcadium double album itself, Frusciante's rant is overlong, lacking in focus and full of cheese.
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[46][56][57]

2007–present: Red Hot Chili Peppers departure, The Empyrean and further collaborations

.After Ataxia released their second and final studio album, AW II, on May 29, 2007, Frusciante began a period of dormancy in respects to his solo career.^ After Ataxia released their second and final studio album, AW II , on May 29, 2007, Frusciante began a period of dormancy in respects to his solo career.
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^ Frusciante released his second solo album, Smile from the Streets You Hold , in 1997.
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^ "Ataxia II is due out on May 29th 2007!"
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.Following the Stadium Arcadium tour (early May 2006 to late August 2007), the Red Hot Chili Peppers agreed to a hiatus of indefinite length.^ Red Hot Chili Peppers at the pinkpop festival of 2006.
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^ Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Red Hot Chili Peppers .
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^ The Red Hot Chili Peppers was released on August 10, 1984.
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[58] .In early 2008, Anthony Kiedis finally confirmed this, citing exhaustion from constant work since Californication as the main reason.^ In early 2008, Anthony Kiedis finally confirmed this, citing exhaustion from constant work since Californication as the main reason.
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^ Flea was so impressed by John's skill, and since he was looking for a new guitarist (their current replacement for Hillel, Duane "Blackbird" McKnight , was not working out for the band) he called Anthony Kiedis over to watch John play.
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[58] Frusciante quit the group during this period, but did not publicly announce his departure until December 2009.[59]
.Frusciante's tenth solo album, The Empyrean, was released on January 20, 2009 through Record Collection.^ Each album would be recorded in different styles and genres, and be released through the label Record Collection .
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^ He also has a solo career that began ten years ago when he released his first album, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (American Recordings, 1994).
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^ Following the release of his fourth full-length solo album, in June, Frusciante officially announced that he would be releasing six new records over the span of six months.
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[60] .The record—a concept album—was in production between December 2006 and March 2008.[60] The Empyrean features an array of musicians including Frusciante's Chili Peppers bandmate Flea, friends Josh Klinghoffer and former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, as well as guest musicians including Sonus Quartet and New Dimension Singers.^ In 2006 , Frusciante will tour in support of the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, Stadium Arcadium .
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^ The album featured guest appearances from some of Frusciante's closest friends, including Josh Klinghoffer from The Bicycle Thief , Omar Rodriguez-Lopez from The Mars Volta , and RHCP bandmates Chad Smith and Flea.
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^ Chili Peppers' album tops survey .
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.Frusciante is "really happy with [the record] and I've listened to it a lot for the psychedelic experience it provides," suggesting the album "be played as loud as possible and it is suited to dark living rooms late at night."^ Many of these tracks were recorded live, as with the albums following Shadows , Frusciante wanted to produce these records quickly and inexpensively on analog tape, shunning modern studio and computer-assisted recording proceses.
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^ Frusciante demoed them in his living room in guitar-vocal fashion, which allowed Klinghoffer to prepare some drum parts and Frusciante to improve his singing.
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^ The album is mostly acoustic, recorded in Frusciante's living room, and has the most commercial appeal of the albums in his series of six.
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[60]
.After the release of The Empyrean, Frusciante continued to collaborate with other artists.^ Frusciante's fourth release, Inside of Emptiness , was released in October 2004, followed a month later by A Sphere in the Heart of Silence , on which Klinghoffer is an equal collaborator.
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^ John Frusciante to release The Empyrean on Record Collection 1.20.2009 .
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^ Frusciante's tenth solo album, The Empyrean , was released on January 20, 2009 through Record Collection.
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.Along with continuing to provide guitar work to The Mars Volta's studio albums, The Bedlam In Goliath, and Octahedron, Frusciante also began an electronic duo with Aaron Funk under the name Speed Dealer Moms.^ Frusciante has also been working with The Mars Volta in the studio on their new album Amputechture .
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^ The album was not released under the name of John Frusciante, but as Ataxia .
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^ Musically, with the following albums he also began to move away from his guitar virtuoso influences, emphasizing new wave sounds, chord changes and tones over his previous stylistic work on hard rock and heavy metal solos.
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[61][62] .They were to play a "live 303 & 808 analogue" acid show at the Bang Face Weekender event[63] but were unable to, citing equipment malfunctions as the cause.^ Some 10 minutes before the show, they were asked by Jimi Hendrix 's sister to play a cover of her brother's songs.
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.They were later scheduled to play the event in August 2009, but the event was canceled due to circumstances unknown.^ They are currently on hiatus, but both Chad Smith and Anthony Kiedis have stated the band will return to the studio to work on new material later in 2009.
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.Although they've yet to release any music commercially or play any live shows, they have written somewhere around 80 songs.^ For instance, I have Western Electric speakers from 1949, and they're the best-sounding speakers I've ever heard, for any kind of music.” .
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^ There was this real kind of historical vibe at their shows, none of the frustration that runs through the audience when they jump around and can't get out of their seat.
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^ When he returned to the Chili Peppers in 1999, Kiedis wanted the band to record "Living in Hell", a song Frusciante had written several years before.
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[64]
Along with Speed Dealer Moms, Frusciante also provided guitar for Swahili Blonde, a project of percussionist/vocalist Nicole Turley.[65] .The project released its debut digital single Elixor Flixor on Manimal Vinyl in November, 2009.[65] More recently, Frusciante has been announced as the executive producer for Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's directorial film debut[66], The Sentimental Engine Slayer.^ Frusciante began a series of collaborations with friend Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and his band The Mars Volta , by contributing vocals and electronic instrumentation to their album De-Loused in the Comatorium .
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^ In return, Rodriguez-Lopez has played on several of Frusciante's solo albums, as well as made a guest appearance on Stadium Arcadium .
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^ Clearly Frusciante has joined the company of some of the world's most eminent engineers and producers who believe that analog sounds better than digital, and that old equipment is often better than new gear.
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[67] The film is set to debut at the 2010 Rotterdam Film Festival in February.[66]

Musical style

.When the intellectual part of guitar playing overrides the spiritual, you don't get to extreme heights.^ Do you play guitar?
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^ When the intellectual part of guitar playing overrides the spiritual, you don't get to extreme heights.
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^ Rob I’m sorry I doubted your knowledge of guitar, because you’ve obviously been playing guitar longer than I have and probably also have a more educated opinion.
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John Frusciante (Rolling Stone, February 2007)[68]
.Frusciante's musical style has evolved over the course of his career.^ Frusciante's musical style has evolved.
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.Although he previously received moderate recognition for his guitar work, it was not until recently that music critics and guitarists alike began to fully recognize it: in October 2003, he was ranked eighteenth in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarist of All Time".[1][68] Frusciante attributes this recent recognition to his shift in focus, stating that he chose an approach based on rhythmic patterns inspired by the complexity of material Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen produced.^ Eddie Van Halen 10.
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^ Mar 2009 Filed under: music Author: Attu Rolling Stone magazine put together this list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time .
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^ The 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time .
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[69] .On earlier records, however, much of his output was influenced by various underground punk and New Wave musicians.^ On earlier records, however, much of his output was influenced by various underground punk and New Wave musicians.
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^ His solo recordings include elements ranging from experimental rock and ambient music to New Wave and electronica.
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^ During the recording of Stadium Arcadium , he moved away from his New Wave influences and concentrated on emulating flashier guitar players such as Hendrix and Van Halen.
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[16] .In general, his sound is also defined by an affinity for vintage guitars.^ In general, his sound is also defined by an affinity for vintage guitars.
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.All the guitars that he owns, records, and tours with were made before 1970.[70] Frusciante will use the specific guitar that he finds appropriate for a certain song.^ I made a list of all the songs I had and they totaled about 70.
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^ Shadows Collide with People was recorded on a Neve desk and an analog 24-track, and we used an old Scully 8-track for the drums because it made them sound warmer.
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^ In addition, many guitar solos recorded on the current albums and played live by Frusciante are improvised, as are several of Flea's bass solos.
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.All of the guitars he owned before quitting the band were destroyed when his house burned down in 1996.[71] The first guitar he bought after rejoining the Chili Peppers was a 1967 red Fender Jaguar.^ Frusciante had not played with the band since his departure and having previously lost every guitar he owned in a house fire from which he barely escaped, [42] he experienced a difficult time resuming the life he had prior to his drug usage.
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^ It was engineered in part by Red Hot Chili Peppers' engineer Jim Scott and recorded mainly at the prestigious Cello Studios in Los Angeles.
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^ The former refers to his continuing fame and success as the guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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[71] .His most-often used guitar, however, is a 1962 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster which he has played on every album since joining the Chili Peppers, and their ensuing tours.^ His most-often used guitar, however, is a 1962 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster which he has played on every album since joining the Chili Peppers, and their ensuing tours.
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^ His goal to improve his guitar playing on the album was largely driven by a desire to emulate guitar players such as Andy Partridge , Johnny Marr and John McGeoch; or as he put it, "people who used good chords".
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^ He is best known as the guitarist of the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers , with whom he has recorded five studio albums.
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[71][72] .Frusciante's most prized instrument is a 1957 Gretsch White Falcon, which he used twice per show during the By the Way tour.^ Frusciante's most prized instrument is a 1957 Gretsch White Falcon, which he used twice per show during the By the Way tour.
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^ Frusciante wrote and recorded a plethora of songs during and after the By the Way tour.
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^ Frusciante developed serious drug habits while touring with the band during the previous four years.
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He has since stopped using it, saying there was "no room for it".[72] Virtually all of Frusciante's acoustic work is played with a 1950s Martin 0-15.[71][73]
.Frusciante uses a variety of vocal styles on his solo albums, ranging from the distressed screeches on Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt and Smile from the Streets You Hold to more conventional styles on later records.^ He also has a solo career that began ten years ago when he released his first album, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (American Recordings, 1994).
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^ Frusciante uses a variety of vocal styles on his solo albums, ranging from the distressed screeches on Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt and Smile from the Streets You Hold to more conventional styles on later records.
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^ Frusciante released his second solo album, Smile from the Streets You Hold , in 1997.
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[74] .With the Chili Peppers, Frusciante provided backing vocals in a falsetto tenor, a style he started on Blood Sugar Sex Magik.^ The Chili Peppers collaborated with producer Rick Rubin for their second record with Frusciante, Blood Sugar Sex Magik .
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^ With the Chili Peppers, Frusciante provides backing vocals in a falsetto tenor, a style he started on Blood Sugar Sex Magik .
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^ On September 24, 1991, Blood Sugar Sex Magik was released.
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.He thoroughly enjoyed his role in the Chili Peppers as backup singer, and said that backing vocals are a "real art form".[75] Despite his commitment to the Chili Peppers, he felt that his work with the band should remain separate from his solo projects.^ She said that I should spend money on REAL bands because REAL bands need the money.

^ However, Peligro's brief tenure did have one vital, long-term consequence for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, his association with the band led to John Frusciante , an acquaintance of Peligro, to audition for the band's empty guitarist role.
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^ Main article: List of Red Hot Chili Peppers band members Anthony Kiedis lead vocals (1983present) John Frusciante guitar, backing vocals (19881992, 1998present) Michael "Flea" Balzary bass, trumpet, keyboards (1983present) Chad Smith drums, percussion (1988present) .
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.When he returned to the Chili Peppers in 1998, Kiedis wanted the band to record "Living in Hell", a song Frusciante had written several years before.^ As if it's not bad enough that pop group ABBA this week was named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over Red Hot Chili Peppers, led by Grand Rapids' Anthony Kiedis, things have taken yet another downward turn: Guitarist John Frusciante apparently has left the band .
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^ Frusciante also refused to be introduced to be as 'guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers,' preferring instead to be called, simply, 'guitarist.'
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^ It was engineered in part by Red Hot Chili Peppers' engineer Jim Scott and recorded mainly at the prestigious Cello Studios in Los Angeles.
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.Frusciante refused, feeling that the creative freedom he needs for his solo projects would conflict with his role in the band.^ Frusciante refused, feeling that the creative freedom he needs for his solo projects could conflict with his role in the band.
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^ When Flea visited him at his home and asked him to rejoin the band, Frusciante began sobbing and said "nothing would make me happier in the world."
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^ Following a constructive jam (which would later appear on Mother's Milk as "Pretty Little Ditty"), there was a unanimous decision to accept Frusciante into the band.
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Technique

.Frusciante's guitar playing employs melody and emotion rather than virtuosity.^ Rob I’m sorry I doubted your knowledge of guitar, because you’ve obviously been playing guitar longer than I have and probably also have a more educated opinion.
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.Although virtuoso influences can be heard throughout his career, he has said that he often minimizes this.^ Although virtuoso influences can be heard throughout his career, he has said that he often minimizes this.
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[76] .He feels that in general, guitar mastery has not evolved much since the 1960s and considers the greatest players of that decade unsurpassed.^ He feels that in general, guitar mastery has not evolved much since the 1960s and considers the greatest players of that decade unsurpassed.
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[76] When he was growing up in the 1980s, many mainstream guitarists focused on speed. .Because of this, he thinks that the skills of many defiant New Wave and punk guitarists were largely overlooked.^ Because of this, he thinks that the skills of many defiant New Wave and punk guitarists were largely overlooked.
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^ Most people put there opinions on here (includind myself) because they want to see what other real guitarists think.
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^ I don’t think there is a best overall guitarist because they all play different styles.
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[16] .Therefore he accentuates the melodically-driven technique of players such as Matthew Ashman of Bow Wow Wow and Bernard Sumner of Joy Division as much as possible because he thinks that their style has been overlooked and consequently underexplored.^ It was important for me not to use synthesizers too much on that album, because I was thinking more in terms of how miraculous the sound of a drum set or a guitar can be.
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^ I don’t think there is a best overall guitarist because they all play different styles.
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[16] .Despite this, he considers himself a fan of technique-driven guitarists like Randy Rhoads and Steve Vai, but represses an urge to emulate their style: "People believe that by playing faster and creating new playing techniques you can progress forward, but then they realize that emotionally they don't progress at all.^ But they were all from you, so it was cool!

^ I don’t think there is a best overall guitarist because they all play different styles.
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^ Tina Fey plays that teacher Mrs Norberry, who's based on the REAL Mrs. Norberry, who I believe still teaches at my school.

.They transmit nothing to the people listening and they stay at where Hendrix was three decades ago.^ People will say Slash is the best because they like Guns ‘N’ Roses or Hendrix because they don’t really have a clue.
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.Something like that happened to Vai in the 80s."^ Something like that happened to Vai in the 80s."
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[76] .Believing that focusing only on "clean tones" is negative, Frusciante developed an interest in playing with what he calls a "grimy" sound.^ Believing that focusing only on "clean tones" is negative, Frusciante developed an interest in playing with what he calls a "grimy" sound.
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^ Producer Michael Beinhorn disagreed, and wanted Frusciante to play with an uncharacteristic heavy metal tone, largely absent from the band's three preceding records.
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^ Frusciante and Flea developed a musical chemistry immediately, with Flea later acknowledging that might have been the day he first played the bass riff to "Nobody Weird Like Me".
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As a result, he considers it beneficial to "mistreat" his guitar and employ various forms of distortion when soloing.[76] .He also tries to break as many "stylistic boundaries" as he can, in order to expand his musical horizons.^ He also tries to break as many "stylistic boundaries" as he can, in order to expand his musical horizons.
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He thinks that much of the output from today's guitarists is unoriginal, and that many of his contemporaries "follow the rules with no risk".[76]
Frusciante's approach to album composition has changed. .On his early recordings, he welcomed sonic imperfections, noting that "even on [To Record Only Water for Ten Days] there are off-pitch vocals and out-of-tune guitars."^ On his early recordings, he welcomed sonic imperfections, noting that "even on [ To Record Only Water for Ten Days ] there are off-pitch vocals and out-of-tune guitars."
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^ The songwriting and production of To Record Only Water for Ten Days were more efficient and straightforward than on his previous recordings.
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^ During the Californication world tour, Frusciante continued to write his own songs, many of which would be released in 2001 on his third solo album To Record Only Water for Ten Days .
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[77] .However, on later albums such as Shadows Collide With People, he pursued the opposite: "I just wanted everything to be perfect—I didn't want anything off pitch, or off time, or any unintentional this or that."^ Aha I wanted to get Hank's new album but my mom didn't want me to get it.

^ I WANTED books but I already have so many that I haven't read yet that I just decided to hold off on getting more.

^ However, Frusciante has brought a more melodic and textured sound to more recent albums such as By the Way , Californication and Stadium Arcadium .
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[77] .Frusciante views songwriting as taking time, and does not force it: "If a song wants to come to me, I'm always ready to receive it, but I don't work at it."^ You cant force people to play when they dont want to play or arent ready to play or whatever - not in our band, anyway."
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[21] .Much of his solo material is first written on an acoustic or unamplified electric guitar.^ Much of his solo material is first written on an acoustic or unamplified electric guitar.
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^ Sure, he couldn’t play a 20 minute power solo, but it’s not so much how well he could play guitar, but more of how he incorporated it into his songs.
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[78] .He cultivates an atmosphere conducive to songwriting by constantly listening to the music of others and absorbing its creative influence.^ He cultivates an atmosphere conducive to songwriting by constantly listening to the music of others and absorbing its creative influence.
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[79] He also prefers to record his albums on analog tapes and other relatively primitive equipment.[80] .This preference stems from his belief that older equipment can actually speed up the recording process, and that modern computerized recording technology gives only an illusion of efficiency.^ This preference stems from his belief that older equipment can actually speed up the recording process, and that modern computerized recording technology gives only an illusion of efficiency.
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^ The songwriting and production of To Record Only Water for Ten Days were more efficient and straightforward than on his previous recordings.
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^ He wanted to produce these records quickly and inexpensively on analog tape, avoiding modern studio and computer-assisted recording processes.
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[48] .Frusciante tries to streamline the recording process as much as possible, because he thinks "music comes alive when [you] are creating it fast". He also enjoys the challenge of having to record something in very few takes, and believes that when musicians are unable to handle the pressure of having to record something quickly they often get frustrated or bogged down by perfectionism.^ Frusciante tries to streamline the recording process as much as possible, because he thinks "music comes alive when [you] are creating it fast".
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^ He also enjoys the challenge of having to record something in very few takes, and believes that when musicians are unable to handle the pressure of having to record something quickly they often get frustrated or bogged down by perfectionism.
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^ Therefore he accentuates the melodically-driven technique of players such as Matthew Ashman of Bow Wow Wow and Bernard Sumner of Joy Division as much as possible because he thinks that their style has been overlooked and consequently underexplored.
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[80]

Influences

Although Hendrix was arguably Frusciante's most profound influence, he was also inspired by glam rock artists David Bowie and T.Rex as well as avant-garde acts like Captain Beefheart, The Residents, The Velvet Underground, Neu!, Frank Zappa and Kraftwerk.[2][3] He credits his inspiration for learning guitar to Greg Ginn, Pat Smear and Joe Strummer, among others.[68] As an adolescent, he began focusing on Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, as well as other bands like Public Image Ltd., Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Smiths.[3][16] .During the recording of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Captain Beefheart and the acoustic, one-man blues of Leadbelly and Robert Johnson, were among the most noteworthy influences.^ During the recording of Blood Sugar Sex Magik , Captain Beefheart and the acoustic, one-man blues of Leadbelly and Robert Johnson , were among the most noteworthy influences.
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^ On September 24, 1991, Blood Sugar Sex Magik was released.
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^ Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1990–1992) .
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[81][82] .On Californication and By the Way, Frusciante derived the technique of creating tonal texture through chord patterns from post-punk guitarist Vini Reilly of The Durutti Column, and bands such as Fugazi and The Cure.^ However, Frusciante has brought a more melodic and textured sound to more recent albums such as By the Way , Californication and Stadium Arcadium .
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^ According to a post on his MySpace page, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has officially quit the band for a second time.
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[16][81] He originally intended By the Way to be made up of "these punky, rough songs", drawing inspiration from early punk artists such as The Germs and The Damned. .However, this was discouraged by producer Rick Rubin, and he instead built upon Californication's melodically-driven style.^ However, this was discouraged by producer Rick Rubin, and he instead built upon Californication' s melodically-driven style.
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^ The Chili Peppers collaborated with producer Rick Rubin for their second record with Frusciante, Blood Sugar Sex Magik .
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[83] .During the recording of Stadium Arcadium, he moved away from his New Wave influences and concentrated on emulating flashier guitar players such as Hendrix and Van Halen.^ Also, you place Eddie Van Halen higher than Hendrix and Clapton?
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^ However, Frusciante has brought a more melodic and textured sound to more recent albums such as By the Way , Californication and Stadium Arcadium .
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[69] .With his recent solo work, he has cited electronic music—in which the guitar is often completely absent—as an influence.^ With his recent solo work, he has cited electronic musicin which the guitar is often completely absentas an influence.
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^ His electronic music influences include Depeche Mode , New Order, The Human League , Ekkehard Ehlers, Peter Rehberg and Christian Fennesz.
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.His electronic music influences include Depeche Mode, New Order, The Human League, Ekkehard Ehlers, Peter Rehberg and Christian Fennesz.^ His solo recordings include elements ranging from experimental rock and ambient music to New Wave and electronica.
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^ His electronic music influences include Depeche Mode , New Order, The Human League , Ekkehard Ehlers, Peter Rehberg and Christian Fennesz.
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[3] .His interests are constantly changing, as he believes that without change he will no longer have any interest in playing: "I'm always drawing inspiration from different kinds of music and playing guitar along with records, and I go into each new album project with a preconceived idea of what styles I want to combine."^ His interests are constantly changing, as he believes that without change he will no longer have any interest in playing: "I'm always drawing inspiration from different kinds of music and playing guitar along with records, and I go into each new album project with a preconceived idea of what styles I want to combine."
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^ Producer Michael Beinhorn disagreed, and wanted Frusciante to play with an uncharacteristic heavy metal tone, largely absent from the band's three preceding records.
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^ The house was eventually destroyed by a fire that claimed his vintage guitar collection along with several recorded tapes of music and left him with serious burns after he narrowly escaped.
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[77]

Discography

Date of release Title Record label
March 8, 1994 Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt American Recordings
August 26, 1997 Smile from the Streets You Hold Birdman Records
2001 From the Sounds Inside Self-released
February 13, 2001 To Record Only Water for Ten Days Warner Music Group
February 24, 2004 Shadows Collide with People Warner Bros. Records
June 22, 2004 The Will to Death Record Collection
October 26, 2004 Inside of Emptiness Record Collection
November 23, 2004 A Sphere in the Heart of Silence Record Collection
February 1, 2005 Curtains Record Collection
January 20, 2009 The Empyrean Record Collection

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John Frusciante
Birth name John Anthony Frusciante
Born March 5, 1970 (1970-03-05) (age 40)
New York City, United States
Genres Alternative rock, experimental rock, avant-garde, electronica
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1988–present
Labels Warner Bros., Record Collection, Birdman, American Recordings
Associated acts Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ataxia, The Mars Volta, Swahili Blonde, Warpaint, Omar Rodríguez-López Quartet
Website www.johnfrusciante.com
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Telecaster
Gretsch White Falcon
Fender Jaguar
Gibson Les Paul

John Anthony Frusciante (pronounced [fruːˈʃɑːnteɪ] ) (born March 5, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the former guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he recorded five studio albums. Frusciante has an active solo career, having released ten albums under his own name, as well as two with now-Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and Joe Lally, as Ataxia. His solo recordings include elements ranging from experimental rock and ambient music to New Wave and electronica. Influenced by guitarists of various genres, Frusciante emphasizes melody and emotion in his guitar playing, and favors vintage guitars and analog recording techniques.

Frusciante joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers at eighteen, first appearing on the band's 1989 album Mother's Milk. The group's follow-up album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), was a breakthrough success. However, he was overwhelmed by the band's new popularity and quit in 1992. He became a recluse and entered a long period of drug and heroin addiction, during which he released his first recordings: Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt (1994) and then Smile from the Streets You Hold (1997). In 1998, he successfully completed drug rehabilitation and rejoined the Red Hot Chili Peppers with the album Californication (1999). His album To Record Only Water for Ten Days was compiled in 2001. On a creative spree, Frusciante released six solo albums in 2004; each album exploring different recording techniques and genres. In 2009, Frusciante released The Empyrean and again parted ways with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Frusciante has produced and/or recorded with the Wu-Tang Clan, The Mars Volta, George Clinton, and others.

Frusciante has received critical recognition for his guitar playing, ranking eighteenth on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" in 2003,[1] and he was voted the best guitarist of the last 30 years in a 2010 BBC poll called "The Axe Factor".[2]

Contents

Biography

1970–1987: Childhood and early life

Frusciante was born in Queens, New York on March 5, 1970. His father, John Sr., is a Juilliard-trained pianist, and his mother Gail was a promising vocalist who gave up her career to be a stay-at-home mother.[3] Frusciante's family moved to Tucson, Arizona, and then Florida, where his father still serves as a Broward County judge. His parents separated, and he and his mother moved to Santa Monica, California.[3]

A year later, Frusciante and his mother moved to Mar Vista, Los Angeles with his new stepfather who, he says, "really supported me and made me feel good about being an artist."[3] Like many young people in the area, he became intimately involved in the L.A. punk rock scene. At nine he was infatuated with The Germs, wearing out several copies of their record (GI). By ten, he had taught himself how to play most of (GI)'s songs in a tuning that allowed him to play every chord with a single-finger barre.[3] Soon after, Frusciante began taking guitar lessons from an instructor who introduced him to the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.[4]

Frusciante began studying guitarists like Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix at eleven. After mastering the blues scale, he discovered Frank Zappa, whose work he would study for hours.[3] He dropped out of high school at sixteen with the permission of his parents and completion of a proficiency test. With their support, he moved to Los Angeles in order to develop his musical proficiency.[5] He began taking classes at the Guitar Institute of Technology, but turned to punching in without actually attending and left shortly thereafter.[3]

1988–1992: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Frusciante first attended a Red Hot Chili Peppers performance at eighteen and he rapidly became a devoted fan.[5] He idolized guitarist Hillel Slovak—familiarizing himself with virtually all the guitar and bass parts from the Chili Peppers' first three records. He became acquainted with Slovak; the two spoke months before Slovak's death and Frusciante's subsequent joining:[6]

...Hillel asked me, 'Would you still like the Chilis if they got so popular they played the Forum?' I said, 'No. It would ruin the whole thing. That's great about the band, the audience feels no different from the band at all.' There was this real kind of historical vibe at their shows, none of the frustration that runs through the audience when they jump around and can't get out of their seat. I didn't even watch the shows. I'd get so excited that I'd flip around the slam pit the whole time. I really felt like a part of the band, and all the sensitive people in the audience did too.

Frusciante became friends with former Dead Kennedys drummer D. H. Peligro in early 1988. They often jammed together, and Peligro invited his friend Flea (bassist of Red Hot Chili Peppers) to join. Frusciante and Flea developed a musical chemistry immediately, with Flea later acknowledging that might have been the day he first played the bass riff to "Nobody Weird Like Me".[7] Around the same time, Frusciante intended to audition for Frank Zappa's band, but changed his mind before the final try-out as Zappa strictly prohibited illegal drug use. Frusciante said, "I realized that I wanted to be a rock star, do drugs and get girls, and that I wouldn't be able to do that if I was in Zappa's band."[3]

Slovak died of a heroin overdose in 1988, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons, incapable of coping with Slovak's death, left the group. Remaining members Flea and vocalist Anthony Kiedis regrouped, determined to persevere. The pair added Peligro on drums and DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight, formerly of P-Funk, on guitar.[8] McKnight, however, failed to connect musically within the group. Flea proposed auditioning Frusciante, whose intimate knowledge of the Chili Peppers' repertoire astonished him. Flea and Kiedis auditioned him and agreed that he would be a suitable replacement for McKnight, who was promptly fired.[9] When Flea called Frusciante with the news of his acceptance into the Chili Peppers, Frusciante was elated; he ran through his house screaming with joy, and jumped on a wall, leaving permanent boot marks.[10] He was in the midst of signing a contract[vague] with Thelonious Monster at the time—and had actually been playing with the act for two weeks—but his unanticipated reception into the Chili Peppers prompted him to change his plans.[11]

However, Frusciante was not familiar with the funk genre of Red Hot Chili Peppers' sound: "I wasn't really a funk player before I joined the band. I learned everything I needed to know about how to sound good with Flea by studying Hillel [Slovak's] playing and I just took it sideways from there."[12] Several weeks into the band's new lineup, Peligro, whose performance was suffering due to extreme drug abuse, was fired.[13] Soon after, Chad Smith was added as the group's new drummer and the new lineup began recording their first album, 1989's Mother's Milk. Frusciante focused on emulating Slovak's signature style, rather than imposing his own personal style on the group. Producer Michael Beinhorn disagreed, and wanted Frusciante to play with an uncharacteristic heavy metal tone, largely absent from the band's three preceding records.[14] Frusciante and Beinhorn fought frequently over guitar tone and layering, and Beinhorn's idea ultimately prevailed as Frusciante felt pressured by the producer's much greater knowledge of the studio.[14] Kiedis recalls that "[Beinhorn] wanted John to have a big, crunching, almost metal-sounding guitar tone whereas before we always had some interesting acid-rock guitar tones as well as a lot of slinky, sexy, funky guitar tones."[15]

(left) performing as the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the Blood Sugar Sex Magik tour in 1991]]

The Chili Peppers collaborated with producer Rick Rubin for their second record with Frusciante, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Rubin felt that it was important to record the album in an unorthodox setting, so he suggested an old Hollywood Hills mansion, and the band agreed.[16] Frusciante, Kiedis and Flea isolated themselves there for the duration of the recording. Frusciante and Flea seldom went outside, and spent most of their time smoking marijuana.[17] Around this time, Frusciante started a side collaboration with Flea and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins called The Three Amoebas. They recorded roughly ten to fifteen hours of material, none of which has ever been released.[6]

Blood Sugar Sex Magik was hugely successful upon its release on September 24, 1991. It peaked at number three on the Billboard charts, and went on to sell thirteen million copies worldwide.[18][19] The unexpected success instantly turned the Red Hot Chili Peppers into rock stars. Frusciante was blindsided by his newfound fame, and struggled to cope with it. Soon after the album's release, he began to develop a dislike for the band's popularity. Kiedis recalled that he and Frusciante used to get into heated discussions backstage after concerts: "John would say, 'We're too popular. I don't need to be at this level of success. I would just be proud to be playing this music in clubs like you guys were doing two years ago.'"[20] Frusciante later said that the band's rise to popularity was "too high, too far, too soon. Everything seemed to be happening at once and I just couldn't cope with it."[21] He also began to feel that destiny was leading him away from the band. When the Chili Peppers began their world tour, he started to hear voices in his head telling him "you won't make it during the tour, you have to go now."[22] Frusciante admitted to having once taken great pleasure in hedonism; however, "by the age of twenty, I started doing it right and looking at it as an artistic expression instead of a way of partying and screwing a bunch of girls. To balance it out, I had to be extra-humble, extra-anti-rock star."[23] He refused to take the stage during a performance at Tokyo's Club Quattro on May 7, 1992, telling his bandmates that he was leaving the band. He was persuaded to perform, but left for California the next morning;[10] according to the guitarist, "it was just impossible for me to stay in the band any longer. It had come to the point where even though they wanted me in the band, it felt like I was forced out of the band. Not by any members in particular or management in particular, but just the direction it was going."[24]

1992–1997: Drug addiction

Frusciante developed serious drug habits while touring with the band during the previous four years. He said that when he "found out that Flea was stoned out of his mind at every show, that inspired me to be a pothead".[25] Not only was Frusciante smoking large amounts of marijuana, but he began to use heroin and was on the verge of full-scale addiction. Upon returning to California in the summer of 1992, Frusciante entered a deep depression, feeling that his life was over and that he could no longer write music or play guitar.[22] For a long time, he focused on painting, producing 4-track recordings he had made while recording Blood Sugar Sex Magik, and writing short stories and screenplays that dealt with a variety of motifs. To cope with his worsening depression, Frusciante increased his heroin use and spiraled into a life-threatening dependency.[26] His use of heroin to medicate his depression was a clear decision: "I was very sad, and I was always happy when I was on drugs; therefore, I should be on drugs all the time. I was never guilty—I was always really proud to be an addict."[27] Although he openly admitted to being a "junkie", his thinking had been fundamentally warped by the excessive drug use, believing drugs were the only way of "making sure you stay in touch with beauty instead of letting the ugliness of the world corrupt your soul."[28]

Frusciante released his first solo album Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt, on March 8, 1994. Despite the common belief that most of the tracks were recorded while he was strung out on heroin in his home in the Hollywood Hills,[29] Frusciante has said that "That album was not recorded when I was a heroin addict. It was released when I was a heroin addict.” [30]

The first half of Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt was recorded shortly after the completion of Blood Sugar Sex Magik; the second half between late 1991 and early 1992, during the album's tour.[29] "Running Away Into You" is the only track recorded after he left the Chili Peppers. The album is a heavily experimental avant-garde composition whose initial purpose was spiritual and emotional expression: "I wrote [the record] because I was in a really big place in my head—it was a huge, spiritual place telling me what to do. As long as I'm obeying those forces, it's always going to be meaningful. I could be playing guitar and I could say 'Play something that sucks,' and if I'm in that place, it's gonna be great. And it has nothing to do with me, except in ways that can't be understood."[31] Frusciante further asserted that the album was meant to be experienced as a cohesive unit rather than separate entities or songs.[31] Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt was released on Rick Rubin's label American Recordings. Warner Bros., the Chili Peppers' label, owned rights to the album because of the leaving-artist clause in Frusciante's Chili Peppers contract. However, because he was reclusive, the label gladly handed the rights over to Rubin, who released the album at the urging of Frusciante's friends.[32]

An article in the New Times LA described Frusciante as "a skeleton covered in thin skin" who at the nadir of his addictions nearly died from a blood infection.[32] His arms became fiercely scarred from improperly shooting heroin and cocaine, leaving permanent abscesses.[23] He spent the next three years holed up in his Hollywood Hills home, the walls of which were badly damaged and covered in graffiti.[33] During this time, his friends Johnny Depp and Gibby Haynes went to his house and filmed an unreleased documentary short called Stuff, depicting the squalor in which he was living.[33] The house was eventually destroyed by a fire that claimed his vintage guitar collection along with several recorded tapes of music and left him with serious burns after he narrowly escaped.[34]

Frusciante released his second solo album, Smile from the Streets You Hold, in 1997. The album's first track, "Enter a Uh", was largely characterized by cryptic lyrics and hysterical screeches. Frusciante also coughs throughout the track, showcasing his deteriorating health. By his own admission, the album was released in order to get "drug money"; he withdrew it from the market in 1999.[35]

1997–2002: Rehabilitation and return to the Chili Peppers

In late 1997, after more than five years of addiction to heroin, Frusciante quit it cold turkey.[36] However, months later he was still unable to break addictions to crack cocaine and alcohol.[36] In January 1998, urged by longtime friend Bob Forrest, Frusciante checked into Las Encinas, a drug rehabilitation clinic in Pasadena, to begin a full recovery.[36] Upon arrival, he was diagnosed with a potentially lethal oral infection, which could only be alleviated by removing all of his teeth and replacing them with dentures.[3] He also received skin grafts to help repair the abscesses on his ravaged arms.[33] About a month later, Frusciante checked out of Las Encinas and reentered society.[37]

Fully recovered and once again healthy, Frusciante began living a more spiritual, ascetic lifestyle. He changed his diet, becoming more health-conscious and eating mostly unprocessed foods.[22] Through regular practice of vipassana and yoga, he discovered the effect self-discipline has on the body.[34] To maintain his increased spiritual awareness and reduce distraction from his music, Frusciante decided to abstain from sexual activity stating: "I'm very well without it."[22] All of these changes in his life have led him to a complete change in his attitude toward drugs:[26]

I don't need to take drugs. I feel so much more high all the time right now because of the type of momentum that a person can get going when you really dedicate yourself to something that you really love. I don't even consider doing them, they're completely silly. Between my dedication to trying to constantly be a better musician and eating my health foods and doing yoga, I feel so much more high than I did for the last few years of doing drugs.

At this point I'm the happiest person in the world. These things do not fuck with me at all, and I'm so proud of that—you don't know how proud I am. It's such a beautiful thing to be able to face life, to face yourself, without hiding behind drugs; without having to have anger towards people who love you. There are people who are scared of losing stuff, but you don't lose anything for any other reason than if you just give up on yourself.

Despite his experience as an addict, Frusciante does not view his drug use as a "dark period" in his life. He considers it a period of rebirth, during which he found himself and cleared his mind.[38] Frusciante has since stopped practicing yoga, due to its effects on his back, but he still tries to meditate daily.[34]

In early 1998, the Red Hot Chili Peppers fired guitarist Dave Navarro and were on the verge of breaking up. Flea told Kiedis, "the only way I could imagine carrying on [with the Red Hot Chili Peppers] is if we got John back in the band."[39] With Frusciante free of his addictions and ailments, Kiedis and Flea thought it was an appropriate time to invite him back. When Flea visited him at his home and asked him to rejoin the band, Frusciante began sobbing and said "nothing would make me happier in the world."[37] With Frusciante back on guitar, the Chili Peppers began recording their next album, Californication, released in 1999. Frusciante's return restored a key component of the Chili Peppers' sound, as well as a healthy morale. He brought with him his deep devotion to music, which had an impact on the band's recording style during the album.[17] Frusciante has frequently stated that his work on Californication was his favorite.[17]

During the Californication world tour, Frusciante continued to compose his own songs, many of which would be released in 2001 on his third solo album To Record Only Water for Ten Days. The album was stylistically unlike his previous records, less markedly stream-of-consciousness or avant-garde. However, the lyrics were still very cryptic and its sound was notably stripped down.[40] The songwriting and production of To Record Only Water for Ten Days were more efficient and straightforward than on his previous recordings.[40] The album strayed from the alternative rock he had just written with the Chili Peppers on Californication, focusing more on electronic and New Wave elements.[41] In addition to his guitar work, Frusciante experimented with a variety of synthesizers, a distinctive feature of the record.[41]

In 2001, Frusciante began recording his fourth album with Red Hot Chili Peppers, By the Way (2002); he considered the time to be among the happiest in his life.[17] He relished the chance the album gave him to "keep writing better songs".[17] While working on By the Way, he also composed most of what would become Shadows Collide with People, as well as the songs created for the movie The Brown Bunny.[42] His goal to improve his guitar playing on the album was largely driven by a desire to emulate guitar players such as Andy Partridge, Johnny Marr and John McGeoch; or as he put it, "people who used good chords".[17] The album marked Frusciante's shift to a more group-minded mentality within the Chili Peppers, viewing the band as a cohesive unit rather than as four separate entities.[17]

2002–2007: 2004 recordings and Stadium Arcadium

Frusciante wrote and recorded a plethora of songs during and after the By the Way tour. In February 2004, he started a side project with Joe Lally of Fugazi and Josh Klinghoffer, called Ataxia. The group was together for about two weeks, during which they recorded about ninety minutes of material.[43][44] After two days in the recording studio, they played two shows at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, and spent two more days in the studio before disbanding.[44] Later that year, five songs provided by Frusciante appeared on The Brown Bunny soundtrack.[45]

Frusciante released his fourth full-length solo album Shadows Collide with People on February 24, 2004. This featured guest appearances from some of his friends, including Klinghoffer, and Chili Peppers bandmates Smith and Flea.[46] In June 2004, he announced that he would be releasing six records over six months:[47] The Will to Death, Ataxia's Automatic Writing, DC EP, Inside of Emptiness, A Sphere in the Heart of Silence and Curtains. With the release of Curtains Frusciante debuted his only music video of 2004, for the track "The Past Recedes". He wanted to produce these records quickly and inexpensively on analog tape, avoiding modern studio and computer-assisted recording processes.[48]

in Reading, England in July 2006]]

In early 2005, Frusciante entered the studio to work on his fifth studio album with the Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium. His guitar playing is dominant throughout the album, and he provides backing vocals on most of the tracks. Although usually following a "less is more" style of guitar playing,[49] he began using a full twenty-four track mixer for maximum effect.[50] In the arrangements, he incorporates a wide array of sounds and playing styles, from the funk-influenced Blood Sugar Sex Magik to the more melodic By the Way. He also changed his approach to his playing, opting to contribute solos and allow songs to be formed from jam sessions. Several reviews have stressed that the influence of Hendrix is evident in his solos on the album,[51] with Frusciante himself backing this up.[52] He also expanded the use of guitar effects throughout the album, and used various other instruments such as the synthesizer and mellotron. He worked continuously with Rubin over-dubbing guitar progressions, changing harmonies and using all his technical resources.[52]

Frusciante began a series of collaborations with friend Omar Rodríguez-López and his band The Mars Volta, by contributing vocals and electronic instrumentation to their album De-Loused in the Comatorium.[53] He also contributed guitar solos on their 2005 album Frances the Mute.[54] In 2006, he helped The Mars Volta complete their third album Amputechture by playing guitar on seven of its eight tracks.[55] In return, Rodriguez-Lopez has played on several of Frusciante's solo albums, as well as made a guest appearance on Stadium Arcadium.[46][56][57]

2007–present: Red Hot Chili Peppers departure, The Empyrean and further collaborations

Ataxia released its second and final studio album, AW II in 2007. Following the Stadium Arcadium tour (early May 2006 to late August 2007), the Red Hot Chili Peppers agreed to a hiatus of indefinite length.[58] In early 2008, Anthony Kiedis finally confirmed this, citing exhaustion from constant work since Californication as the main reason.[58] Frusciante quit the group during this period, but did not publicly announce his departure until December 2009.[59]

Frusciante's tenth solo album, The Empyrean, was released on January 20, 2009 through Record Collection.[60] The record—a concept album—was in production between December 2006 and March 2008.[60] The Empyrean features an array of musicians including Frusciante's ex-Chili Peppers bandmate Flea, friends Josh Klinghoffer and former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, as well as guest musicians including Sonus Quartet and New Dimension Singers. Frusciante is "really happy with [the record] and I've listened to it a lot for the psychedelic experience it provides," suggesting the album "be played as loud as possible and it is suited to dark living rooms late at night."[60]

After the release of The Empyrean, Frusciante continued to collaborate with other artists. Along with continuing to provide guitar work to The Mars Volta's studio albums, The Bedlam In Goliath, and Octahedron, Frusciante also began an electronic duo with Aaron Funk under the name Speed Dealer Moms.[61][62]

Along with Speed Dealer Moms, Frusciante also provided guitar for Swahili Blonde, a project of percussionist/vocalist Nicole Turley.[63] The project released its debut album Man Meat in 2010. That same year, Frusciante functioned as executive producer for Omar Rodríguez-López's directorial film debut, The Sentimental Engine Slayer. The film debuted at the Rotterdam Film Festival in February 2010.[64] Along with work on the film, Frusciante and Rodríguez-López have released two collaborative records in May 2010. The first is the album Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & John Frusciante,[65] an album with just the two of them, the other a quartet record, Sepulcros de Miel, consisting of Omar Rodríguez-López, Juan Alderete, Marcel Rodríguez-López, and Frusciante. Frusciante also contributed music to the documentary film, Little Joe, based upon Joe Dallesandro.[66]

Musical style

When the intellectual part of guitar playing overrides the spiritual, you don't get to extreme heights.

John Frusciante (Rolling Stone, February 2007)[67]
Frusciante's musical style has evolved over the course of his career. Although he previously received moderate recognition for his guitar work, it was not until recently that music critics and guitarists alike began to fully recognize it: in October 2003, he was ranked eighteenth in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".[1][67] Frusciante attributes this recent recognition to his shift in focus, stating that he chose an approach based on rhythmic patterns inspired by the complexity of material Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen produced.[68] On earlier records, however, much of his output was influenced by various underground punk and New Wave musicians.[17] In general, his sound is also defined by an affinity for vintage guitars. All the guitars that he owns, records, and tours with were made before 1970.[69] Frusciante will use the specific guitar that he finds appropriate for a certain song. All of the guitars he owned before quitting the band were destroyed when his house burned down in 1996.[70] The first guitar he bought after rejoining the Chili Peppers was a 1967 red Fender Jaguar.[70] His most-often used guitar, however, is a 1962 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster which he has played on every album since joining the Chili Peppers, and their ensuing tours.[70][71] Frusciante's most prized instrument is a 1957 Gretsch White Falcon, which he used twice per show during the By the Way tour. He has since stopped using it, saying there was "no room for it".[71] Virtually all of Frusciante's acoustic work is played with a 1950s Martin 0-15.[70][72]

Frusciante uses a variety of vocal styles on his solo albums, ranging from the distressed screeches on Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt and Smile from the Streets You Hold to more conventional styles on later records.[73] With the Chili Peppers, Frusciante provided backing vocals in a falsetto tenor, a style he started on Blood Sugar Sex Magik. He thoroughly enjoyed his role in the Chili Peppers as backup singer, and said that backing vocals are a "real art form".[74] Despite his commitment to the Chili Peppers, he felt that his work with the band should remain separate from his solo projects. When he returned to the Chili Peppers in 1998, Kiedis wanted the band to record "Living in Hell", a song Frusciante had written several years before. Frusciante refused, feeling that the creative freedom he needs for his solo projects would conflict with his role in the band.[74]

Technique

Frusciante's guitar playing employs melody and emotion rather than virtuosity. Although virtuoso influences can be heard throughout his career, he has said that he often minimizes this.[75] He feels that in general, guitar mastery has not evolved much since the 1960s and considers the greatest players of that decade unsurpassed.[75] When he was growing up in the 1980s, many mainstream guitarists focused on speed. Because of this, he thinks that the skills of many defiant New Wave and punk guitarists were largely overlooked.[17] Therefore he accentuates the melodically-driven technique of players such as Matthew Ashman of Bow Wow Wow and Bernard Sumner of Joy Division as much as possible because he thinks that their style has been overlooked and consequently underexplored.[17] Despite this, he considers himself a fan of technique-driven guitarists like Randy Rhoads and Steve Vai, but represses an urge to emulate their style: "People believe that by playing faster and creating new playing techniques you can progress forward, but then they realize that emotionally they don't progress at all. They transmit nothing to the people listening and they stay at where Hendrix was three decades ago. Something like that happened to Vai in the 80s."[75] Believing that focusing only on "clean tones" is negative, Frusciante developed an interest in playing with what he calls a "grimy" sound. As a result, he considers it beneficial to "mistreat" his guitar and employ various forms of distortion when soloing.[75] He also tries to break as many "stylistic boundaries" as he can, in order to expand his musical horizons. He thinks that much of the output from today's guitarists is unoriginal, and that many of his contemporaries "follow the rules with no risk".[75]

Frusciante's approach to album composition has changed. On his early recordings, he welcomed sonic imperfections, noting that "even on [To Record Only Water for Ten Days] there are off-pitch vocals and out-of-tune guitars."[76] However, on later albums such as Shadows Collide With People, he pursued the opposite: "I just wanted everything to be perfect—I didn't want anything off pitch, or off time, or any unintentional this or that."[76] Frusciante views songwriting as taking time, and does not force it: "If a song wants to come to me, I'm always ready to receive it, but I don't work at it."[22] Much of his solo material is first written on an acoustic or unamplified electric guitar.[77] He cultivates an atmosphere conducive to songwriting by constantly listening to the music of others and absorbing its creative influence.[78] He also prefers to record his albums on analog tapes and other relatively primitive equipment.[79] This preference stems from his belief that older equipment can actually speed up the recording process, and that modern computerized recording technology gives only an illusion of efficiency.[48] Frusciante tries to streamline the recording process as much as possible, because he thinks "music comes alive when [you] are creating it fast". He also enjoys the challenge of having to record something in very few takes, and believes that when musicians are unable to handle the pressure of having to record something quickly they often get frustrated or bogged down by perfectionism.[79]

Influences

Although Hendrix was arguably Frusciante's most profound influence, he was also inspired by glam rock artists David Bowie and T.Rex as well as avant-garde acts like Captain Beefheart, The Residents, The Velvet Underground, Neu!, Frank Zappa and Kraftwerk.[3][4] He credits his inspiration for learning guitar to Greg Ginn, Pat Smear and Joe Strummer, among others.[67] As an adolescent, he began focusing on Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, as well as other bands like Public Image Ltd., Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Smiths.[4][17] During the recording of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Captain Beefheart and the acoustic, one-man blues of Leadbelly and Robert Johnson, were among the most noteworthy influences.[80][81] On Californication and By the Way, Frusciante derived the technique of creating tonal texture through chord patterns from post-punk guitarist Vini Reilly of The Durutti Column, and bands such as Fugazi and The Cure.[17][80] He originally intended By the Way to be made up of "these punky, rough songs", drawing inspiration from early punk artists such as The Germs and The Damned. However, this was discouraged by producer Rick Rubin, and he instead built upon Californication's melodically-driven style.[82] During the recording of Stadium Arcadium, he moved away from his New Wave influences and concentrated on emulating flashier guitar players such as Hendrix and Van Halen.[68] With his recent solo work, he has cited electronic music—in which the guitar is often completely absent—as an influence. His electronic music influences include Depeche Mode, New Order, The Human League, Ekkehard Ehlers, Peter Rehberg and Christian Fennesz.[4] His interests are constantly changing, as he believes that without change he will no longer have any interest in playing: "I'm always drawing inspiration from different kinds of music and playing guitar along with records, and I go into each new album project with a preconceived idea of what styles I want to combine."[76]

Discography

Date of release Title Record label
March 8, 1994 Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt American Recordings
August 26, 1997 Smile from the Streets You Hold Birdman Records
February 13, 2001 To Record Only Water for Ten Days Warner Music Group
2001 From the Sounds Inside Internet self-release
February 24, 2004 Shadows Collide with People Warner Bros. Records
June 22, 2004 The Will to Death Record Collection
October 26, 2004 Inside of Emptiness Record Collection
February 1, 2005 Curtains Record Collection
January 20, 2009 The Empyrean Record Collection

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External links

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.John Anthony Frusciante (born 1970-03-05) is the guitarist of the Californian band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he has featured on five studio recordings (Mother's Milk, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication, By The Way, and Stadium Arcadium), two greatest hits packages (What Hits!? and Greatest Hits) and one live album (Live In Hyde Park).^ He is best known as the guitarist of the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers , with whom he has recorded five studio albums.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Don't get me wrong, I love Mother's Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik (IMHO his best stuff).
  • John Frusciante leaves RHCP? - The Gibson Lounge - Gibson Forums 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • John Frusciante leaves RHCP? - The Gibson Lounge - Gibson Forums 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ John Frusciante has confirmed that he has quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers .
  • John Frusciante Quits Red Hot Chili Peppers Again - Xfm 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.xfm.co.uk [Source type: General]

.He also has an active solo career, having released eight albums as well as collaborations with friends Josh Klinghoffer of The Bicycle Thief and Joe Lally of Fugazi.^ He also has an active solo career, having released eight albums as well as collaborations with friends Josh Klinghoffer of The Bicycle Thief and Joe Lally of Fugazi.
  • bebo.com - Profile from John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC j-frusciante.bebo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ John Frusciante & Josh Klinghoffer albums .
  • John Frusciante & Josh Klinghoffer Mp3 downloads - John Frusciante & Josh Klinghoffer Music Download - John Frusciante & Josh Klinghoffer Mp3 Search 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC mp3city.com.ua [Source type: General]

^ RHCP, but he has also released lots of solo albums.

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  • When you're talking to a fan, you're talking to somebody who's not talking to you.^ You say you're a Frusciante fan?
    • John Frusciante and RHCP discussion forum - Your Forum Is Glued To A Site On Fire -> John Frusciante and/or Red Hot Chili Peppers discussion 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.yourforumisgluedtoasiteonfire.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When you're talking to a fan, you're talking to somebody who's not talking to you.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ AND If you're a Frusciante fan and still haven't heard Niandra La'Des (and Usually Just a T-shirt) ...
    • PSYCHO LICKS 101 (John Frusciante-Style Guitar Lesson w/MP3s and TAB) 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.intimateaudio.com [Source type: General]

    .They're talking to a photograph, they're talking to their image of you, they're talking to a walking poster.^ They're talking to a photograph, they're talking to their image of you, they're talking to a walking poster.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And if you make the mistake of thinking, that they're talking to you...
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Yeah, they’ve got cell phones and iPods and personal shoppers, but have you seen the crap they’re handed in the TV department?
    • JOhn Frusciante | The Tripwire 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.thetripwire.com [Source type: General]

    .And if you make the mistake of thinking, that they're talking to you...^ They're talking to a photograph, they're talking to their image of you, they're talking to a walking poster.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And if you make the mistake of thinking, that they're talking to you...
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Yeah, they’ve got cell phones and iPods and personal shoppers, but have you seen the crap they’re handed in the TV department?
    • JOhn Frusciante | The Tripwire 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.thetripwire.com [Source type: General]

    .When they tell you that you're a genius, or that you're so fucking cool...^ You can’t tell what you’re hearing, " he puzzles.
    • John Frusciante - Total Guitar Magazine August 02 Interview 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC rhcprock.free.fr [Source type: General]

    ^ I’m here to tell you you’re not.

    ^ When they tell you that you're a genius, or that you're so fucking cool...
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Or whatever their fucking image is of you...^ Or whatever their fucking image is of you...
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Then if you believe it... .Then you, the real human being dies.^ Then you, the real human being dies.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ However, if you choose to judge a human being based on his past, than that is your choice.
    • JOHN FRUSCIANTE LYRICS 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.sing365.com [Source type: General]

    ^ To have a half hour of sever boredom is actually really valuable as you're not bored when you're worrying and being insecure; you're consumed by it.
    • Hillingdon Mind - John Frusciante - Part 3 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.hillingdonmind.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

    - .1997 on "The Blairing Out with Eric Blair Show"
  • Somebody who spends their days absorbed in this music that I've been making with the chili peppers and in my solo music that I make, I know that's having a good impact on them.^ "The Blairing Out with Eric Blair Show" Somebody who spends their days absorbed in this music that I've been making with the chili peppers and in my solo music that I make, I know that's having a good impact on them.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Chilis and John’s solo music have been a big part of my childhood too but good on John!
    • John Frusciante Leaves Red Hot Chili Peppers…Again « LimeWire Music Blog 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC blog.limewire.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I thought it was having a good effect on my music, which in a way it was.
    • John Frusciante - Total Guitar Magazine August 02 Interview 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC rhcprock.free.fr [Source type: General]

    .Like I know it's coming from a completly healthy place.^ Like I know it's coming from a completly healthy place.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Is it because he made up a tune you like but when it comes to playing the guitar he looks and sounds like he doesn’t know what he’s doin’ Why?
    • The 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time | Attuworld.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC attuworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I know the spirits that helped me do it are wonderful parts of the universe (...^ I know the spirits that helped me do it are wonderful parts of the universe (...
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ) .And I just know that's healthy for people.^ And I just know that's healthy for people.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You just never know what is going to lead people to one of your sites.
    • John Frusciante | karen maze photoblog 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC karenmaze.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't know why people do that, it's just One Hot Minute .
    • John Frusciante may have quit RHCP - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(Off The Map DVD, 2001)
  • I never had to get a job or anything 'cause I ended up Joining the Chili Peppers like the day my dad told me he wouldn't give me anymore money.^ In 2001, the Chili Peppers released their first concert DVD, Off the Map .
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ (Off The Map DVD, 2001) I never had to get a job or anything 'cause I ended up Joining the Chili Peppers like the day my dad told me he wouldn't give me anymore money.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In 2001, the Chili Peppers released their first concert DVD, Off the Map.
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

    .(BTM, 1999)
  • I don't think that death is a big deal.^ (BTM, 1999) I don't think that death is a big deal.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Dec 15 2009 8:27PM I don't think John Frusciante leaving the band is as big a deal as people are making it out to be.
    • ExploreMusic - News - John Frusciante Out of the Chili Peppers? And Who’s This New Guy? 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.exploremusic.com [Source type: General]

    .I don't care if I die right now.^ "I don't care whether I live or die."

    ^ Frusciante told the reporter, "I don't care whether I live or die."
    • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You wrote this in 2005, back then I only really cared for By the Way and Californication… Right now I'm really into their very first album, the self-entitled one.
    • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(VPRO interview 1994)
  • Bi-sexuality and drugs were the two things in life that I related to rock 'n' roll and my over-all image of it when I was about 9 or 10 years old when I got into punk rock.^ VPRO Interview with John Frusciante (1994).
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ (VPRO interview 1994) Bi-sexuality and drugs were the two things in life that I related to rock 'n' roll and my over-all image of it when I was about 9 or 10 years old when I got into punk rock.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Throughout my time in the band," he wrote, "I was very excited about exploring the musical possibilities inherent in a rock band, and doing so with those people in particular.
    • John Frusciante confirms leaving Red Hot Chili Peppers | Music | guardian.co.uk 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .That was the whole world that I felt within me that wasn't going on around me at school.^ That was the whole world that I felt within me that wasn't going on around me at school.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .That made me feel like I had no reason to exist.^ That made me feel like I had no reason to exist.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I just hope he'll grace us with music whenever he feels like it, no strings attached, out of love and for love.
    • It's Official: Frusciante Leaving Chili Peppers | Spin Magazine Online 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.spinmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • It's Official: Frusciante Leaving Chili Peppers | Spin Magazine Online 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.spinmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(VPRO Interview, 1994)
  • Everybody's parents make some sort of mistakes when developing a child's sexuality and their brain.^ (VPRO Interview, 1994) Everybody's parents make some sort of mistakes when developing a child's sexuality and their brain.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (VPRO interview 1994) Bi-sexuality and drugs were the two things in life that I related to rock 'n' roll and my over-all image of it when I was about 9 or 10 years old when I got into punk rock.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Added to Quicklist 9:23 John Frusciante Interview VPRO 1994 (5/6) John Frusciante Interview VPRO 1994 (5/6) 2 years ago 132,400 views BrokenBoneBlues John Frusciante Interview VPRO 1994 (5/6) 9:23 June 23, 2007 BrokenBoneBlues .
    • YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.youtube.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .What's considered smart to the world and parents is like memorizing things and doing good in school.^ What's considered smart to the world and parents is like memorizing things and doing good in school.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When the Clapton thing happened and we started doing all the Dominos tunes, it felt like it was repeating itself again.
    • Derek Trucks | Eric Clapton | Susan Tedeschi | Chili Pepper John Frusciante :: American Way Magazine 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.americanwaymag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Like some people say maybe its a good thing to go out on top, rather then write an average album.
    • Album 5 « Gallery 10 « Photogallery | stereokill.net 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereokill.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And what I've come to find is what smart is, is being able to trip out.^ And what I've come to find is what smart is, is being able to trip out.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That part of you will come out if you treat others as you would like to be treated, and when you can't find it in yourself to do so, if you just leave others alone.
    • Flea And John Frusciante Slam MySpace Imposters, Mickey Avalon Haters - Stereogum 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ While he turned out to be very, very good at being a junkie, Anthony and Flea weren’t very adept at finding a replacement.
    • ExploreMusic - News - John Frusciante Out of the Chili Peppers? And Who’s This New Guy? 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.exploremusic.com [Source type: General]

    That's what smart is. .Not just memorizing things a monkey can do that.^ Not just memorizing things a monkey can do that.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .So drugs just help that.^ So drugs just help that.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(VPRO interview 1994)
  • Your position and your relationship with music has to be one from the inside.^ (VPRO interview 1994) Your position and your relationship with music has to be one from the inside.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ VPRO Interview with John Frusciante (1994).
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ In music, one note leads to the next, the new one heard in relationship to the ones, which preceded it.

    .(Off the Map 2000)
  • William Burroughs always talks about the world is nothing but allies and enemies.^ (Off the Map 2000) William Burroughs always talks about the world is nothing but allies and enemies.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I've always loved the TMC version of this, but I find nothing offensive or annoying about this version, and rather like it.
    • John Frusciante - Song To The Siren - Radio Paradise -Internet Radio - Rock, Alternative, Blues, World, Acoustic, Folk, Classic Rock and More 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioparadise.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And it's important to understand what things around you are the enemies and a lot of the time your worst enemy is your ego.^ And it's important to understand what things around you are the enemies and a lot of the time your worst enemy is your ego.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The next time you need to re-tube your guitar, bass, or hi-fi amp, be sure to insist on getting authentic Electro-Harmonix tubes.
    • EHX.com | John Frusciante in Vintage Guitar, April 2009 | Electro-Harmonix 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.ehx.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Wow...this really needed a fresh thread just so you could spam your friggin' website one more time.
    • Velvet Rope Forums: John Frusciante CONFIRMS he's quit RHCP 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.velvetrope.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(Funky Monks, 1991)
  • When you're practicing and playing along with other music so much it's a natural bi-product of that that you're going to write songs.^ And you’re playing the soundtrack.
    • John Prosser | Rain | CD Baby 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.cdbaby.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And then I just expected to be able to go in and play music like it was 1991.

    ^ (Funky Monks, 1991) When you're practicing and playing along with other music so much it's a natural bi-product of that that you're going to write songs.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(KUHINJA Interview)
  • I feel that for a musician to keep getting better has to keep changing.^ (KUHINJA Interview) I feel that for a musician to keep getting better has to keep changing.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And if you're constantly always referring to the same things, to me it just grows stale.^ And if you're constantly always referring to the same things, to me it just grows stale.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Every Person" is the track I can't get enough of-- guitar & voice & ambience-- with perfect words swerving with a crying-guitar just when you need it (always the best instrument; i.e.
    • H(ear) - JOHN FRUSCIANTE: SHADOWS & THINGS  14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.longhousepoetry.com [Source type: General]

    ^ AND If you're a Frusciante fan and still haven't heard Niandra La'Des (and Usually Just a T-shirt) ...
    • PSYCHO LICKS 101 (John Frusciante-Style Guitar Lesson w/MP3s and TAB) 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.intimateaudio.com [Source type: General]

    .(KUHINJA Interview)
  • I think my songs exist before I write them, in a place called the fourth dimension where sounds and shapes and colours are the land.^ (KUHINJA Interview) I think my songs exist before I write them, in a place called the fourth dimension where sounds and shapes and colours are the land.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Studying modular synthesis has taught me how to approach music in a completely different way, and now I think in terms of giving sound width and dimension, rather than just in terms of what my fingers are doing.
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers' John Frusciante, Barry Cleveland 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.guitarplayer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In the past, lyrics would just come to me while I was writing a song, and I viewed my role as mostly getting out of the way and giving form to some energy that already existed in whatever plane is connected to my imagination.
    • John Frusciante, Barry Cleveland 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.guitarplayer.com [Source type: General]

    .(Kerrang interview, 2000)
  • I think human beings have done nothing but destroy everything they touch since the beginning of man.^ (Kerrang interview, 2000) I think human beings have done nothing but destroy everything they touch since the beginning of man.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'd love to see them get back to being the weird, funky band that they were and I think it was Fruscianted who dragged them down in the first place.
    • John Frusciante leaves RHCP? - The Gibson Lounge - Gibson Forums 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante leaves RHCP? - The Gibson Lounge - Gibson Forums 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In fact, this element is what probably stops the record from being a truly amazing album, but as I mentioned in the beginning, Frusciante was a busy man in 2004, for better and for worse.
    • John Frusciante - The Will to Death Review - sputnikmusic 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.sputnikmusic.com [Source type: General]

    .I think they were basically designed to destroy themselves.^ I think they were basically designed to destroy themselves.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Kerrang interview, 2000) I think human beings have done nothing but destroy everything they touch since the beginning of man.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(Fan Club interview 1989)
  • Cigarettes are one of the greatest things ever invented.^ (Fan Club interview 1989) Cigarettes are one of the greatest things ever invented.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Fan Club interview 1989) You see, one time I used to have this girlfriend named Amanda and we were always breaking up and she was crazy, she was just completely nuts.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Fan Club interview 1989) I've decided that I'm never going to learn how to drive a car, ever.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And to all you anti-smokers out there, if I ever became president I would make sure that you were put in the electric chair.^ There, you’ve heard them all.
    • John Frusciante Leaves Red Hot Chili Peppers…Again « LimeWire Music Blog 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC blog.limewire.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And to all you anti-smokers out there, if I ever became president I would make sure that you were put in the electric chair.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Theres energy around us all the time thats as responsible for the music that people make as the people who make it are, and the more egotistical control a person puts toward what they do, the less these spirits have of working through the people.
    • John Frusciante: Changing Channels 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.bluefat.com [Source type: General]

    .(Jannus Landing interview 1989)
  • I keep going through girls.^ (Jannus Landing interview 1989) I keep going through girls.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Fan Club interview 1989) I've decided that I'm never going to learn how to drive a car, ever.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Any girl that can ever do me good I get bored with very easily, and any girls that are mean, weird and evil people are the ones that keep me interested and end up destroying me.^ Any girl that can ever do me good I get bored with very easily, and any girls that are mean, weird and evil people are the ones that keep me interested and end up destroying me.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Do these 2 keep breaking up and getting back together, or can no one agree on their relationship status?
    • John Frusciante and Emily Kokal - Dating, Gossip, News, Photos 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I had to ask for directions several times (I get disorientated very easily) but I made it there in the end.

    .(Fan Club interview 1989)
  • I've decided that I'm never going to learn how to drive a car, ever.^ "I can't be lost I've learned everything from loss For what's gained there's an inner cost I wont pay it I never would " .
    • www.JohnFrusciante.IT Loryhack � 2005 - 2009 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.johnfrusciante.it [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I've always wondered how they came to the decision to never play One Hot Minute songs.
    • John Frusciante quits Red Hot Chili Peppers | Entertainment Forums - Pop Off | STLtoday 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.stltoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I'm too much of an idiot and I'll probably crash. .(Fan Club interview 1989)
  • You see, one time I used to have this girlfriend named Amanda and we were always breaking up and she was crazy, she was just completely nuts.^ RHCP isn't breaking up, just one member is leaving.

    ^ We just didn't see it at the time.
    • Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (NY Rock) 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.nyrock.com [Source type: General]

    ^ (Fan Club interview 1989) Cigarettes are one of the greatest things ever invented.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And this girl is so crazy that one time, she was on her period and we were playing strip card game, we were stripping, me and her and her friend and my friend Bill.^ One of my favorites of his earlier period.
    • JOHN FRUSCIANTE LYRICS 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.sing365.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And this girl is so crazy that one time, she was on her period and we were playing strip card game, we were stripping, me and her and her friend and my friend Bill.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Like Californiation, writing By The Way has been one of the happiest times in my life ", begins a relaxed John Frusciante.
    • John Frusciante - Total Guitar Magazine August 02 Interview 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC rhcprock.free.fr [Source type: General]

    .We were all completely naked and then the loosing team had to eat/lick one part of the winning team body, that they said, and then she took her bloody tampon from the girl who was on the winning team, completely bloody, she had to lick the tampon.^ We were all completely naked and then the loosing team had to eat/lick one part of the winning team body, that they said, and then she took her bloody tampon from the girl who was on the winning team, completely bloody, she had to lick the tampon.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And that's one small part of who we are.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ RHCP ceased being interesting a long, long time ago I think it was Dave Grohl who said they are a great example of a rock band who don't rock.
    • John Frusciante Leaves The Chili's (again!). - CPFC BBS 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forums.cpfc.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Not only did she lick a little bit of the tampon but she put it in her mouth and sucked it like if it was a cock.^ Not only did she lick a little bit of the tampon but she put it in her mouth and sucked it like if it was a cock.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Not only did he play like him, but he stood and moved like him as well."
    • John Frusciante : iSOUND.COM™ 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.isound.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I only really needed a little bit of wah for that song.
    • John Frusciante - Total Guitar Magazine August 02 Interview 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC rhcprock.free.fr [Source type: General]

    .A really bloody brown tampon.^ A really bloody brown tampon.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It was awful. She's a nuts"(...)"You ask how .I deal with all the girls who want to fuck me.^ "You ask how I deal with all the girls who want to fuck me.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We were all completely naked and then the loosing team had to eat/lick one part of the winning team body, that they said, and then she took her bloody tampon from the girl who was on the winning team, completely bloody, she had to lick the tampon.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I just wanna give shout-outs cause I really don’t give a fuck who was best and all that nonsense, because who really cares?

    .These are the types of girls that keep showing up so that's why I don't have sex anymore, 'cause I don't have the energy to deal with these kinds of situations anymore because I want to deal with playing music.^ I've noticed quite a few people on this board are acquainted with his music, and I just wanted to give you all the heads up.
    • John Frusciante- Unreachable - The Explosm Fora 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ From what I read, my understanding is that he is no longer interested in playing RHCP type stuff, and has his own musical interests he wants to pursue.
    • John Frusciante leaves the Chili Peppers - The Explosm Fora 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In the arrangements, John uses a wide range of sounds and playing styles ranging from the Blood Sugar Sex Magik days all the way up to By The Way .
    • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .(VPRO, 1991)
  • Music should be an expression of freedom and not an expresion of fascism.^ (VPRO, 1991) Music should be an expression of freedom and not an expresion of fascism.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .("An Afternoon with John Frusciante" interview - 2001)
  • I can't say that I'm crazy, you know, about watching this.^ I have been following his career for about 7 years and he always struck me as having the spirit of a young John Frusciante.
    • Album 5 « Gallery 10 « Photogallery | stereokill.net 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereokill.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Who We Are | stereokill.net 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereokill.net [Source type: General]

    ^ John was about to sign a contract with Thelonious Monster at the time (and had actually been playing with them for two weeks), but Flea and Kiedis immediately fired McKnight and hired Frusciante.
    • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tried recording you John Frusciante Style Lesson 2 its hard to get the right sound on my guitar but this is how it went...

    .I don't like the person who I was back at this time, and-and, uh...^ Because anyone who knows what it feels like to open up to even one person would never attempt to abuse a person who was doing so in front of a crowd.
    • Flea And John Frusciante Slam MySpace Imposters, Mickey Avalon Haters - Stereogum 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Personally I don't like the Empyrean (yes it's leaked) as much as John's other stuff, but a few tracks (parts of tracks at times) are pretty good.
    • John Frusciante: The Empyrean 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.prefixmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There are those of you who thin that only the people like malmsteen and becker who got famous by being fags and sweeping all the time are amazing.
    • The 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time | Attuworld.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC attuworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I think I had all my priorities in the wrong places and I think if I were to spend to much time playin guitar as I did picking out stupid shorts and stupid hats and stupid, you know, overcoats, I would've...^ Think you know something about guitar gear?
    • UberProAudio.com - John Frusciante's Guitar Gear Rig and Equipment 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.uberproaudio.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think I had all my priorities in the wrong places and I think if I were to spend to much time playin guitar as I did picking out stupid shorts and stupid hats and stupid, you know, overcoats, I would've...
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I would've been able to write some good songs, you know?
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I would've been able to write some good songs, you know?^ I would've been able to write some good songs, you know?
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It’s not particularly out of the way, it’s just that unless you’ve been there before you would probably never have seen it, even if you know nottingham pretty well.

    ^ I've made a few different ones on the iPOD but if you put his best songs together he might just get the solo recognition he's more than deserving of.
    • The Will To Death reviews at Metacritic.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    .I can't watch this version of myself and be at all happy about it.^ Next > View All Photos > Add/Edit Photos > Learn more about MOG Radio Watch the video > .
    • John Frusciante Free MP3, Song Download, Lyrics, Music Videos 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC mog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I want to... .I want to strangle myself when I see this video.^ I want to strangle myself when I see this video.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Most people put there opinions on here (includind myself) because they want to see what other real guitarists think.
    • The 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time | Attuworld.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC attuworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I was 18 years old.^ Frusciante joined the Chili Peppers as an 18-year-old guitar prodigy.
    • CD: Rock review: John Frusciante, The Empyrean | Music | The Observer 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ When John first joined the Chili Peppers, he was a chain smoking 18 year old.
    • John Frusciante : iSOUND.COM™ 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.isound.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But, you know, I’m really only 15 years old, so I haven’t had as much experience as you have seeing you’ve been playing for 12 years putting you in the 18-25 range.
    • The 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time | Attuworld.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC attuworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .18-year-old that deserved to be slapped upside his head.^ I was 18 years old.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Frusciante joined the Chili Peppers as an 18-year-old guitar prodigy.
    • CD: Rock review: John Frusciante, The Empyrean | Music | The Observer 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ When John first joined the Chili Peppers, he was a chain smoking 18 year old.
    • John Frusciante : iSOUND.COM™ 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.isound.com [Source type: General]

    .(On "Higher Ground" video audio commentary - Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Videos)
  • I guess this is the first time in a video that I ever showed my arms since my arms have been scarred, 'cause my arms are-are pretty badly scarred.^ Red Hot Chili Peppers vahvisti uuden jäsenen .
    • Soundi.fi John Frusciante jätti RHCP:n? 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.soundi.fi [Source type: General]

    ^ Guitarist quits Red Hot Chili Peppers View all » ...
    • John Frusciante Confirms He's Left Chili Peppers - Worldnews.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC article.wn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist quits, again .
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist quits, again - CNBC 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.cnbc.com [Source type: General]

    .I guess people are always wondering so I might as well say that, um, that the way that my arms got the way that they look, um, is was from abcesses, which came from shooting huge amounts of drugs.^ I guess people are always wondering so I might as well say that, um, that the way that my arms got the way that they look, um, is was from abcesses, which came from shooting huge amounts of drugs.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The guitarist went on to say how much he loves the band and all they did together, but that the time has come for him to go his own way.
    • Frusciante Quits Red Hot Chili Peppers 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.rttnews.com [Source type: News]

    ^ AND GUESS WHAT. I found people that I KNOW. We're not friends because well, I don't like them that much.

    .The results could have been a lot worse, so I'm happy to have the scars from a period of my life where I was living destructively, just as a...^ The results could have been a lot worse, so I'm happy to have the scars from a period of my life where I was living destructively, just as a...
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The moment I joined the band was probably the most intense rush of pure happiness I will ever experience in my life."
    • John Frusciante : iSOUND.COM™ 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.isound.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The reason I’m making all this music is that the last five years have been the most creative period of my life.

    as a sign of what I've been through. .And, uh, these days, I-I'm, you know, being healthy and taking care of my body is so important to me.^ And, uh, these days, I-I'm, you know, being healthy and taking care of my body is so important to me.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Just so you know, it'll take a few minutes to make those updates.
    • John Frusciante on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The music department in my school district is SOSO important so it's weird thinking that you like, don't even HAVE a chorus.

    .But looking at it here, is seems like my arms have gotten better since then, so...^ But looking at it here, is seems like my arms have gotten better since then, so...
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Also I think John is a fine looking man and would love to meet him, he is definitely my type, John if youre needing some love, I`m here and I`m waiting for you !!
    • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And they have gotten way better since One Hot Minute.
    • John Frusciante Leaves Red Hot Chili Peppers…Again « LimeWire Music Blog 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC blog.limewire.com [Source type: General]

    That's nice to see. .(On "Californication" video audio commentary - Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Videos)
  • Pagers are my life--I try to get them in to our music as much as possible.^ Tags: red hot chili peppers .
    • John Frusciante — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Guitarist quits Red Hot Chili Peppers View all » ...
    • John Frusciante Confirms He's Left Chili Peppers - Worldnews.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC article.wn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist quits, again .
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist quits, again - Yahoo! News 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC news.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    .(On "By The Way Documentary")
  • Well, I don't even know how to drive in this life, so I'm pretty far from ever having the life of being a stuntdouble.^ I should hope that after each of you discovers you’ve reached the point of being successful, you choose to enjoy your lives in the way that YOU choose, because that would be an appropriate award for you’re life well spent.
    • John Frusciante Leaves Red Hot Chili Peppers…Again « LimeWire Music Blog 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC blog.limewire.com [Source type: General]

    ^ AND GUESS WHAT. I found people that I KNOW. We're not friends because well, I don't like them that much.

    ^ I don't even know that they knew what I could be.
    • Austin Music: Me and My Friends: John Frusciante's parallel universe - AustinChronicle.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.austinchronicle.com [Source type: General]

    .I liked- I had an Evil Knievel doll when i was a kid, that's about it!^ I liked- I had an Evil Knievel doll when i was a kid, that's about it!
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(On "By The Way" Documentary)
  • When I first stopped doing drugs, the hardest thing was to get back to being able to function as a person.^ (On "By The Way" Documentary) When I first stopped doing drugs, the hardest thing was to get back to being able to function as a person.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ First time, he quit the band back in the early 90s.....now this maybe Flea will end up being at Coachella with Thom?
    • John Frusciante quits RHCP again??? - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'd love to see them get back to being the weird, funky band that they were and I think it was Fruscianted who dragged them down in the first place.
    • John Frusciante leaves RHCP? - The Gibson Lounge - Gibson Forums 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante leaves RHCP? - The Gibson Lounge - Gibson Forums 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Your mind and body becomes used to it, and you just feel like this real boring person when you stop.^ You may use in your comment.
    • Brian Meidell’s Blog » John Frusciante 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC meidell.dk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't feel like Smiles has any, it's just so real.
    • John Frusciante - The Empyrean - Sonic Youth Gossip 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.sonicyouth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't feel like Smiles has any, it's just so real .
    • John Frusciante - The Empyrean - Sonic Youth Gossip 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.sonicyouth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And there was about nine months where I didn’t even feel like I deserved to be called John Frusciante.^ But this lesson is a guitar lesson about John Frusciante.

    ^ And there was about nine months where I didn’t even feel like I deserved to be called John Frusciante.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ John was about to sign a contract with Thelonious Monster at the time (and had actually been playing with them for two weeks), but Flea and Kiedis immediately fired McKnight and hired Frusciante.
    • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    .So I would just dance.^ So I would just dance.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I had this pretty good size living room and all day long I would do these dances to all the music that I liked, whether it was Black Sabbath, or Robert Smith or something else.^ I had this pretty good size living room and all day long I would do these dances to all the music that I liked, whether it was Black Sabbath, or Robert Smith or something else.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And that's a good, to like music more!

    ^ But she would like to expand her horizons and though I have plenty music this list might give you an idea of the kind of tastes I'm into and a direction of where I'm going with the CD's.

    .(Harp magazine, 2004)
  • That's what I spend most of my time doing, breathing a lot.^ (Harp magazine, 2004) That's what I spend most of my time doing, breathing a lot.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Throughout my time in the band," he wrote, "I was very excited about exploring the musical possibilities inherent in a rock band, and doing so with those people in particular.
    • John Frusciante confirms leaving Red Hot Chili Peppers | Music | guardian.co.uk 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ "Upon rejoining, and throughout my time in the band, I was very excited about exploring the musical possibilities inherent in a rock band, and doing so with those people in particular.
    • John Frusciante Confirms He Left Red Hot Chili Peppers - Spinner 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.spinner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • VH1.com : John Frusciante : John Frusciante Confirms He's Left Red Hot Chili Peppers - Rhapsody Music Downloads 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.vh1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I like air. .(Live At Abbey Road, 2007)
  • I loved Jimmy Page since I was 7, he's the reason why I began to play.^ (Live At Abbey Road, 2007) I loved Jimmy Page since I was 7, he's the reason why I began to play.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He gets in an arguement with someone in the crowd who says he's got the "magic touch" like Jimmy Page and asks why he's doing this "shit".
    • gav's frusciante tracklists 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC members.cox.net [Source type: General]

    ^ My favorite way to pratice is lean all his solos and I can play "Since I've Been Loving You" from the beginning to end.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .My favorite way to pratice is lean all his solos and I can play "Since I've Been Loving You" from the beginning to end.^ My favorite way to pratice is lean all his solos and I can play "Since I've Been Loving You" from the beginning to end.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Remember all you ve forgotten I can...
    • John Frusciante on Yahoo! Music 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There, you’ve heard them all.
    • John Frusciante Leaves Red Hot Chili Peppers…Again « LimeWire Music Blog 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC blog.limewire.com [Source type: General]

    .(Mucchio Selvaggio 2004 interview)
  • I know that now i couldn't be happier than I am.^ (Mucchio Selvaggio 2004 interview) I know that now i couldn't be happier than I am.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Mucchio Selvaggio 2004 interview) Being addicted to heroin?
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It’s fair to say that Frusciante couldn’t sound happier with his guitar playing’s at right now.
    • John Frusciante - Total Guitar Magazine August 02 Interview 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC rhcprock.free.fr [Source type: General]

    .Sex often distracts me from my job.^ Sex often distracts me from my job.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I don't want to find myself in a relationship unless I can coordinate it with my job, without letting it influence my musical self.^ I don't want to find myself in a relationship unless I can coordinate it with my job, without letting it influence my musical self.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ From what I read, my understanding is that he is no longer interested in playing RHCP type stuff, and has his own musical interests he wants to pursue.
    • John Frusciante leaves the Chili Peppers - The Explosm Fora 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Austin Music: Me and My Friends: John Frusciante's parallel universe - AustinChronicle.com • newsletters • best of austin • find a paper • submit an event • advertise with us • contact • jobs • .
    • Austin Music: Me and My Friends: John Frusciante's parallel universe - AustinChronicle.com 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.austinchronicle.com [Source type: General]

    .(Mucchio Selvaggio 2004 interview)
  • Expression is when you're at one with nothingness, and you just beathe with your playing.^ (Mucchio Selvaggio 2004 interview) Being addicted to heroin?
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Mucchio Selvaggio 2004 interview) Expression is when you're at one with nothingness, and you just beathe with your playing.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And if you're constantly always referring to the same things, to me it just grows stale.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    (Guitar Player 1999 interview)
  • Interviewer: When you quit drugs, did you feel like having sex again?
.JF': Yes, I did.^ JF' : Yes, I did.
  • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I go through phases.^ I go through phases.
  • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Now i'm very well without it.^ Now i'm very well without it.
  • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To maintain his increased spiritual awareness and reduce distraction from his music, Frusciante decided to abstain from sexual activity stating: "I'm very well without it."
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - John Frusciante - Biography 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

(Mucchio Selvaggio 2004 interview)
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  • Being addicted to heroin?^ Reviewer: Anonymous ------ About the song The Past Recedes performed by John Frusciante I personally know 2 ex drug addicts, one of them being a heroin case.
    • JOHN FRUSCIANTE LYRICS 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC www.sing365.com [Source type: General]

    .I really value that period of time.^ I really value that period of time.
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • John Frusciante - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I really value that period of time," he said in one 2006 interview.
    • John Frusciante at AllExperts 14 January 2010 22:37 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    (Kerrang Magazine may 2006 interview)

Lyrics

Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt (1994)

  • In your pussy I'm cumming
    And I love you, and always had to
    Thank God I found you
    • As Can Be
  • The curtains were made for moving
    Cause you know sometimes your not always there
    • Curtains
  • I've been in pain hope it doesn't show
    I've been insane well the time is slow
    • Been Insane
  • You’re pushing me away to decay like the day that I loved
    • Untitled #3

To Record Only Water for Ten Days (2000)

  • I fail to do
    What I'm trying
    I've been these walls
    And everyone who dies
    Hears other times
    • Remain
  • All around they is to
    feel and watch you
    they make patterns
    to peel the sound
    • Moments Have You
  • You don't throw your life away
    Going Inside
    You get to know
    who's watching you
    And besides
    you resides
    • Going Inside
  • Dream that you died
    It takes you out of your mind
    The black walls of space
    Take me all the way
    • Wind Up Space

Shadows Collide with People (2004)

  • You know this moment in time
    Is all my life
    Every day is each
    day that's passed
    Every person alive
    is everyone's who's died
    • Every Person
  • I guide my fate
    And what it's good for
    There's no telling
    It's blood
    It's a flood
    • The Slaughter
  • Dedicating all of before
    to now
    emphasizing these things
    that won't allow
    • Omission
  • I have seen the world enough
    I've drowned in my thoughts alot
    I canceled heaven
    I concede
    • Wednesday's song

The Empyrean (2009)

  • Well, I don't need protection
    One life begins, another dies
    Bad timing
    I won't last
    • Heaven
  • I'm dreading the time that is not near
    As a man on a cross I have no fear
    I can't believe this words I'm saying
    You've got to feel your lines
    • Central
  • A slave in the fields one night
    He's running along
    Gets far enough to be a free man
    And he's feeling so strong
    • Ah Yom

External links

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John Frusciante
File:John Frusciante
John Frusciante at Reading Madejski Stadium
Background information
Birth name John Anthony Frusciante
Born March 5, 1970 (1970-03-05) (age 40)
Astoria, Queens, New York, USA
Genres Funk-rock, alternative rock, electronica, indie rock, lo-fi, progressive rock
Years active 1988–present
Labels Warner Bros. Records, Record Collection
Associated acts Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ataxia, The Mars Volta
Website www.johnfrusciante.com
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Telecaster
Gretsch White Falcon

John Frusciante is an American musician. He was born on March 5, 1970 in Queens, New York. He is the former guitarist of the funk rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has also made a number of solo records. Some of these albums have been made with other artists, for example Josh Klinghoffer. In December 2009 Frusciante claimed on his website that he had left the band over a year ago.

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Early RHCP Era (1988-92)

John Frusciante joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1988 after the previous guitarist, Hillel Slovak, died of a drug overdose. The band went on to record and release their fourth album, Mother's Milk in 1989. Following an international tour, Frusciante co-recorded the band's fifth album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. In 1992, he left the band because he was overwhelmed by the international success of Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Frusciante abruptly announced his departure from the band just a few moments before a performance in Tokyo. He ended up playing the show and left quickly for a plane back to the USA.

Niandra LaDes and Smile From The Streets You Hold

From 1992 to 1997, he recorded a couple of solo albums, which received various criticism due to Frusciante's use of lo-fi and strange synthesizer effects. Frusciante released Niandra LaDes & Usually Just A T-Shirt in 1994 as a cure for there being "no good music around any more". From the time of being out of the band, Frusciante had started to experiment with drugs such as cocaine and heroin. In 1997, he released Smile From The Streets You Hold because he needed money for drugs at the time. He later took the album off the shelves as he did not feel comfortable with it being sold.

Return and Red Hot Success

Band mate and long-time friend Flea asked John if he would like to rejoin the band in 1998. Frusciante was so overjoyed by the question that the band regrouped and started the recording process. In 1999, the band released Californication. During the Californication tour, Frusciante recorded some more songs in what would eventually become To Record Only Water For Ten Days, which was released in 2001. Frusciante returned to the recording studio in early 2002 in which they would later release the band's eighth album, By the Way. Four Years later the Peppers released their ninth studio album, Stadium Arcadium. In December of 2009 he announced that he would leave the Red Hot Chili Peppers and focus more on his solo albums.

Solo Records and Side Projects

After yet another world tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Frusciante decided to release some more of his own material between 2004-2005. During this time, John released six of his own solo records, some of which were co-written by Josh Klinghoffer.

Equipment

John has used a wide range of guitars throughout his years with RHCP and as a solo artist. He is known for using a lot of guitars under the Fender brand. Below is a list of equipment that John has used through the years.

Guitars

  • '55 Fender Stratocaster
  • '57 Fender Stratocaster (2 color sunburst with maple neck)
  • '61 Fender Stratocaster (olympic white finish)
  • '62 Fender Stratocaster (3 color sunburst finish) heavily beat up *his favorite guitar
  • '63 Fender Telecaster (with Fender "f" on pickguard)
  • 60's Fender Stratocaster (red)
  • '65 Fender Mustang (Red)
  • 60's Fender Jaguar (for warmups and solo career)
  • '56 Gibson ES-335 (two color sunburst finish)
  • '61 Gibson SG (custom cherry red finish)
  • '69 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty
  • Ibanez RG250 (for recording of Mother's Milk)
  • Martin 0-15 acoustic
  • '55 Gretsch White Falcon

Amplifiers

  • Marshall Major 200W (KT 88 tubes)
  • Marshall Silver Jubilee (50/25 watts)

Picks

Orange Jim Dunlop Tortex 0.60mm picks

Strings

  • D'Addario XL .10s-.046 (with a .11 on the high E string)

Effects

  • BOSS CE-1 Chorus
  • BOSS DS-1 Distortion
  • BOSS DS-2 Turbo Distortion
  • 2x Digitech PDS-8000 Delay
  • Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress Flanger
  • Electro-Harmonix Big Muff
  • Electro-Harmonix POG Polyphonic Octave Generator
  • Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb
  • Ibanez WH10 Wah
  • Line6 FM4 Filter Modeler
  • Line6 DL4 Delay Modeler
  • MXR Micro Amp
  • Moog MF-101 Low-Pass Filter
  • Moog MF-102 Ring Modulator
  • Moog MF-103 12-Stage Phaser
  • Moog MF-105 MURF
  • Moog MF-105B Bass MURF
  • Moog CP-251 Control Processor
  • Electro-Harmonix Microsynthesizer

Discography

As a solo artist

  • Niandra LaDes & Usually Just A T-shirt (1994)
  • Estrus Outside Space (1997)
  • Smile From The Streets You Hold (1997)
  • Going Inside (2001)
  • To Record Only Water For Ten Days (2001)
  • From The Sounds Inside (2001)
  • Shadows Collide With People (2004)
  • The Will To Death (2004)
  • DC EP (2004)
  • Inside Of Emptiness (2004)
  • A Sphere In The Heart Of Silence (2004)
  • Curtains (2005)
  • The Empyrean (2009)

RHCP

  • Mother's Milk (1989)
  • Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
  • Californication (1999)
  • By the Way (2002)
  • Stadium Arcadium (2006)

Ataxia

  • Automatic Writing (2004)
  • AWII (2007)

Other websites


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