John Frusciante quits Red Hot Chili Peppers...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by davidos, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. davidos

    davidos Supporting Member

    May 14, 2008
    Not sure if this was posted... From his website:

    When I quit the band, over a year ago, we were on an indefinite hiatus. There was no drama or anger involved, and the other guys were very understanding. They are supportive of my doing whatever makes me happy and that goes both ways.
    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.
    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.
    Sending love and gratitude to you all.
  2. drod2045

    drod2045 Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    North NJ
    this has been posted in the sound hound lounge :)

    very sad news indeed :(
  3. Waxhead

    Waxhead Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Surfin at Merewether Point, NSW Australia
    it's sad cause the RHCP's were just getting better and better.
    The Stadium Arcadium CD was the best stuff they've ever done IMO.
  4. DavidH

    DavidH Member

    Sep 25, 2006
    ..see i thought Stadium Arcadium was mostly boring, generic and 'by the numbers'. By their standards at least. It would have been better to make a shorter album and just leave out all the mediocre stuff. That was my take on it anyway. There is some good stuff on there though.

    I'm not sure it's sad news, maybe he'll make a better record with other people.
  5. GtrDr

    GtrDr Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Central Florida
    I just don't see this guy mixing down a record. I hop he's still clean. Getting back with the peppers made him filthy rich again.
  6. Darkburst

    Darkburst Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    La Crescenta, California
  7. vintage66

    vintage66 Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Right here
    I like him with the Chili Peppers on Mother's Milk and Blood Sugar, but I saw a steady decline with each cd after that. Pretty soon the dentist's offices were going to delete them from their playlists for being a bit too easy-listening.

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