John Frusciante
John Frusciante

John Frusciante

About John Frusciante

John Frusciante is known for his tenures as the guitarist for Red Hot Chili Peppers, and has gained a cult audience for his challenging solo works. Amalgamating a wide range of influences, he's developed a style which is more melodic than technique-driven, yet still elaborate and masterful. Frusciante played a significant part in the Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), but he left the band and released Niandra LaDes & Usually Just a T-Shirt (1994) and Smile from the Streets You Hold (1997), harrowing albums of experimental psych-folk. After he rejoined RHCP, he resumed with To Record Only Water for Ten Days (2001), worked extensively with the Mars Volta, formed Ataxia, and released solo material ranging from Shadows Collide with People (2004) to The Empyrean (2009). After another departure from RHCP, he focused on integrating electronic music, resulting in genre-smashing efforts like Enclosure (2014) and Maya (2020).

  • HOMETOWN
    New York, NY
  • BORN
    March 5, 1970

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