Login/Logout
Register
Profile
Members
 Navigation 
Homepage
Homepage
  Forum
  Login
  Register
  Profile
  New Posts
  Search
  Facebook
  Twitter
  News
  News Archive
  Subscribe to News
  Submit News
  News RSS
  Red Hot Chili Peppers
  Anthony Kiedis
  Chad Smith
  Flea/Michael Balzary
  John Frusciante
  Contact Us
  Privacy Policy
  Terms of Service
  DMCA Information
  Disclaimer
  About Us
  Sitemap
  Back to Top
 

Newsletter
 Newsletter




Sign up to our Newsletter and get the latest RHCP News straight to your Inbox.





To opt-out, simply enter your E-Mail address again

Buy Stadium Arcadium
 Donate


Donate to help cover our monthly Server costs.

Even as little as $1.00 is a most welcome and helpful contribution.


Donate
.


Buy Stadium Arcadium
 Sponsored Links





John Frusciante Biography


Guitarist John Frusciante has experienced both colossal highs and death-defying lows in both his musical career and personal life. Born in 1970 and raised in California , Frusciante dropped out of high school when guitar playing and rock music took hold of the up-and-coming musician/songwriter. Embracing both the unpredictable side of rock (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, King Crimson, Funkadelic) and punk (the Germs, Black Flag), Frusciante created his own guitar style -- combining both technical skill with a knack for penning funky, psychedelic riffs.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers became an automatic fave when the young guitarist discovered them early in their career, and his dream to join the band came true in 1988, after striking up a friendship with the Chili Peppers' bassist Flea (in the wake of founding guitarist Hillel Slovak's death from a drug overdose). Interestingly, Frusciante had just been hired by another L.A. band, Thelonious Monster, prior to joining the Peppers.

 


John Frusciante before the release of Stadium Arcadium

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. The quartet released an even rawer record next, 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik, produced by Rick Rubin. The album catapulted the band into the rock stratosphere, as it became a multi-platinum hit and made the Peppers one of the premier bands of the '90s. But all was not well in Pepperland. Frusciante found it increasingly difficult to handle his newly found fame, and retreated into a haze of hard drugs and unpredictable behavior. At the height of Blood Sugar's success, John abruptly left the band while on tour in Japan .

Besides releasing two obscure solo albums (1995's Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt and 1997's Smile From the Streets You Hold), little was heard from Frusciante since splitting from the Peppers in 1992. Then a disturbing article about John appeared in the L.A. Weekly, one which painted Frusciante as a heroin abuser with a death wish (the interviewer was also shocked at his ghastly appearance). Thankfully, from the advice of friends, Frusciante checked himself into a rehab center and got off drugs and stopped his path to certain destruction. Just a few months after getting his life back on track and facing the world again, he got back in contact with the rest of his ex-Pepper mates (he regularly kept in contact with Flea), whose then-current guitarist, Dave Navarro, had just split from the band.

After a loose jam session was deemed a success (as well as a psychological evaluation!), Frusciante was asked to rejoin the band. The newly kindled relationship was a rousing success, as the reunited Peppers issued the great Californication in 1999 to rave reviews and big sales. Two years later, and drugs a thing of the past, Frusciante emerged a tough singer/songwriter by releasing a solo effort entitled To Record Only Water for Ten Days. Merely a creative outlet from his band's original material, Frusciante appeared motivated and relaxed as an individual and free from the deception of drugs that haunted him before. In 2004, Frusciante released an astounding six solo albums as well as a project with Josh Klinghoffer (who appears on several of those six albums) and Fugazi's Joe Lally called Ataxia. Then Red Hot Chili Peppers duty called once again, and Frusciante did some work with Glenn Hughes before releasing a follow-up to the Ataxia album in early 2007. Greg Prato, All Music Guide

 

Date of Birth: 5 March 1970, New York, New York, USA 

Birth Name: John Anthony Frusciante




Guitarist (1988-92; 1998-present) for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

He left the Chili Peppers in the middle of their tour for "Blood Sugar Sex Magik;" subsequently, he became addicted to heroin and nearly lost the battle. However, he checked into rehab and got clean, rejoining the Chili Peppers in time for "Californication" in 1999.

Father works as a judge

Made a short film about his house called "Stuff" in 1993 with actor friend Johnny Depp and Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes. The film was shown on Dutch TV directly after an interview special John did for a Dutch TV channel in 1994. It featured slow-motion film of the inside of his house, over-dubbed music and John reading some of his poetry. It also featured a cameo by LSD hero Timothy Leary and "flower-arrangement" (according to the end credits) by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell.

He has two brothers, Erik and Michael and two sisters, Anna and Lily.

Paints and does yoga.

Recorded a song called 'Height Down' with the late actor River Phoenix.

His ex-girlfriend was Stella Schnabel, daughter of artist/director Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, Before Night Falls), who provided the cover art for By The Way and took some of the promotional photo's.

John admitted that he used the funds from his second solo album - Smile from the streets you hold - for drugs, which is why he is ashamed of it. He took the album off the market in 1998 and even has copies of it at home, which he never lets family or friends hear.

Attended classes at the Musicians Institute of Technology.

In the video of "Scar Tissue" he is driving the car. He doesn't have his licence and doesn't intend to get it.

He released an internet album as a gift to his fans. It is available on his official website. It has been called by fans "From the sounds inside", while John never gave the album a name. When asked about "From the Sounds Inside" during an interview, he was confused as to what it was and had to be informed.

He appeared on the Mars Volta album "De-loused in the commatorium" on the track "Cicatriz ESP"

He will be releasing six new albums on "The Record Collection" label before the end of the year. The first of the six will be called "Will to Death".

Is of Italian decent.

Once went to an audition for Frank Zappa's band at the age of seventeen, but left before he actually auditioned. He realised he wanted to be in a band where he could 'get girls and do drugs', and knew he wouldn't be able to do that if he was in Zappa's band.




Click Here to view Pictures of John Frusciante in the Forum

     




 

Other Biographies: 
Red Hot Chili Peppers  Chad Smith  Flea  Anthony Kiedis


Back to top

Homepage | Red Hot Chili Peppers Forum | Red Hot Chili Peppers Facebook Group | Red Hot Chili Peppers Twitter Page | Contact Us

General Forum Options
Forum Index | Login | Register | Profile | Private Messages | View New Posts | Members | Groups | Search | FAQ

Red Hot Chili Peppers Forum Sections
General Red Hot Chili Peppers Discussion | Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium Album Discussion | Red Hot Chili Peppers Media | Red Hot Chili Peppers Tours | Red Hot Chili Peppers Lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis | Red Hot Chili Peppers bass guitar Flea Michael Balzary | Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith | Red Hot Chili Peppers lead guitar John Frusciante | Past Red Hot Chili Peppers Band Members | Obsessive Red Hot Chili Peppers Fan Forum | Josh Klinghoffer Forum

Red Hot Chili Peppers General
Red Hot Chili Peppers News | Red Hot Chili Peppers News Archive | Red Hot Chili Peppers Newsletter | Subscribe to Red Hot Chili Peppers Newsletter | Submit Red Hot Chili Peppers News | Red Hot Chili Peppers News RSS Feed | Red Hot Chili Peppers News Forum | Anthony Kiedis News | Chad Smith News | Flea Michael Balzary News | John Frusciante News | Josh Klinghoffer News | Josh Klinghoffer Discography | Josh Klinghoffer Tours | Josh Klinghoffer | Shadium Arcadium RHCP Eminem Mashup Mixtape

Red Hot Chili Peppers Biographies
Red Hot Chili Peppers Biography | Anthony Kiedis Biography | Chad Smith Biography | Flea Michael Balzary Biography | John Frusciante Biography | Josh Klinghoffer Biography

 

Return to the top of the Red Hot Chili Peppers News Page

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | DMCA Information | Disclaimer | About Us | News RSS | Sitemap | Back to Top
Stadium-Arcadium.com - 100% Unofficial Red Hot Chili Peppers Fansite dedicated to the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Stadium-Arcadium.com Established 2006

Version 1.2 By Sidewinder

Find the hidden Maze