by / December 18th, 2009 /

Update: confirmation that John Frusciante is leaving Red Hot Chili Peppers

According to reports in the US, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Frusciante has quit the band for a second time. A source told Music Radar that “mentally, John checked out a long time ago. He’s interested in doing his own thing, his own albums – the whole big rock band machinery just doesn’t appeal to him anymore.” His replacement, already said to be rehearsing with the band, is Josh Klinghoffer.

UPDATE:

This statement from Frusciante on his MySpace site:

“To put it simply, my musical interests have led me in a different direction. 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. 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.”


Red Hot Chili Peppers – Parallel Universe Intro on MUZU

  • Phil

    No!!!!!!!

  • KeeKee

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooo!!!!!

  • RCHP real fan

    NOOOOOOOOOO fucking swindler… stop with your wack solo albums and make magic!!!

  • Excellent news. 2 albums a year for the next decade please John.

  • Patrick Conboy

    Yes, it has to be said: Frusciante’s solo material knocks the socks off the RHCP’s vastly overrated shizzle.

  • AstonishingSodApe

    I’ll just say this again: woohoo! No distractions, just J-Fru to the max. And probably a Speed Dealer Moms album in 2010 if himself and Venetian Snares find the time.

  • Dani*

    I have been a devoted fan to R.H.C.P for a long time. Hearing that John is leaving saddens me. But i will still be the devoted fan to R.H.C.P that i have always been. So good luck to John for his solo career!~Dani~

  • Ernie

    when did Will Ferrell start playing drums for RHCP?