December 18, 2009

John Frusciante Quits Chili Peppers For Good

According to a Myspace post, guitarist John Frusciante quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers a year ago—and it was for good. The Peppers are/were a great band, but I've always loved Frusciante's solo work even more. I can't wait to see what direction his music takes after his most recent The Empyrean.

Here's what the philosophizing Frusciante had to say: "I really love the band and what we did. I understand and value that my work with them means a lot to many people, but I have to follow my interests. For me, art has never been something done out of a sense of duty. It is something I do because it is really fun, exciting, and interesting. Over the last 12 years, I have changed, as a person and artist, to such a degree that to do further work along the lines I did with the band would be to go against my own nature. There was no choice involved in this decision. I simply have to be what I am, and have to do what I must do."

John Frusciante - "Song To Sing When I'm Lonely" (from Shadows Collide With People)

John Frusciante


  1. This is one of my favorite Frusciante songs. Thanks for posting.

  2. You bet. This and "Omission" are big favorites of mine.

  3. way way cool!..

    the song and espescially the last bit of you're entry :)