In a case of too much, too soon, guitarist John Frusciante quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers in May 1992, after the band became too popular for him to handle.
Comparisons with John Frusciante are perhaps inevitable. But that doesn't mean current Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist Josh Klinghoffer is taking them in stride.
The EP is described as combining “elements of John Carpenter’s eternal scores, the drum programming DNA of jungle and footwork, and yes, a Roland TB-303.”
"Sell-outs suck, in my opinion," the ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist writes. "It's a shame it's become so normal, expected, and acceptable to be one."
John Frusciante says he will cease making music for public release.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers were on the cusp of global domination during the spring of 1992, and that’s exactly why guitarist John Frusciante left.
What has John Frusciante been up to since announcing his departure from the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2009? It wasn't long ago that his frequent collaborator, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of the Mars Volta, said that Frusciante is "in a different place right now" and is "living by different standards with a different philosophy, so he doesn’t want to be a part of anything that he knows is going to end up being a product." In other words, Rodriguez-Lopez insisted, Frusciante had no desire to release music of any form in the near future.
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is starting to pick up the pace again, with two releases planned for this year. The prolific guitarist once offered five releases over a year's time back in 2004, but then followed by 2009's 'The Empyrean' full-length album. The first music from Frusciante in three years is now here
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers axeman John Frusciante has kept a pretty low profile as of late. He even declined an invitation to join his old bandmates during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month. Apparently, the guitarist decided to wait until all that buzz was over with to announce the release of his new EP, 'Letur Lefr.'