John in the hat

Date of Birth: 5th March, 1971
JOB: Guitarist
FULL NAME: John Frusciante

At the age of 15, John became a huge fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, his first RHCP concert being a the Variety Arts Center in LA. John followed Hillel's guitaring style, practically being a clone of him. When Hillel's unfortunate overdose arised, John became the new guitarist for the peppers, setting a new era for the band. In 1992 John announced his farewell, he couldn't keep up with all the fame surrounding him. He developed an addiction of Heroin throughout the years, his beautiful world falling apart. In 1995 he released his 1st solo album, Niandra Lades, followed by Smile From The Streets You Hold. John rejoined the band in 1998, purely revitalised and full of energy.

"It's like I'm in the fourth dimension and somebody's asking me to describe it verbally. That's what the fourth dimension is all about, no symbols, no images, all pure real energy and vibrations. And if I thought about how cruel of a world this is, I would probably just commit suicide after a while if that is what I'd spent my energy thinking about. I would definetely not have any strength left to create music."
- John Frusciante in 1991.

FACTS: When John was around 8 years old, he had bisexual fantasies! He use to masturbate while playing the guitar every day for 15 hours(i guess he had a lot of sexual energy).
At a red hot chili pepper concert one night, Hillel Slovak asked John, "Would you still like the chilis if they got so popular that they played the L.A. forum?" John answered, "No. It would ruin the whole thing, that's great about the band." John's words were right, when the peppers got striked with popularity in 1991, he thought about what him and Hillel talked about, and it annoyed him.

JOHN'S MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Lou Reed.

John and his guitar

I know this really isn't much on John, so if you have anything on him, please e-mail me.

This Page Was Last Updated: 29th November, 1999.


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