John Frusciante

Guitarist + Singer + Songwriter and Record Producer

John Anthony Frusciante /fruːˈʃɑːntɛ/; born March 5, 1970 is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, record and film producer. He is best known as the guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he had been for a number of years and recorded five studio albums from 1988 until 1992 and again from 1998 until 2009.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of John Frusciante.


1970 Birth Frusciante was born in Queens, New York on March 5, 1970. … Read More


1984 14 Years Old Frusciante began studying guitarists like Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour and Jimi Hendrix at eleven. He discovered Frank Zappa, whose work he would study for hours. Frusciante first heard of the Red Hot Chili Peppers around 1984 when his guitar instructor was auditioning as a guitarist for that band. … Read More
1988 18 Years Old Frusciante became friends with former Dead Kennedys drummer D. H. Peligro in early 1988. … Read More


1992 22 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He refused to take the stage during a performance at Tokyo's Club Quattro on May 7, 1992, telling his bandmates that he was leaving the band. … Read More
1993 - 1996 3 More Events
1998 28 Years Old In January 1998, urged by longtime friend Bob Forrest, Frusciante checked into Las Encinas, a drug rehabilitation clinic in Pasadena, to begin a full recovery. … Read More
1999 29 Years Old …  With Frusciante back on guitar, the Chili Peppers began recording their next album, Californication, released in 1999. … Read More


2001 31 Years Old 1 More Event
During the Californication world tour, Frusciante continued to compose his own songs, many of which would be released in 2001 on his third solo album To Record Only Water for Ten Days. … Read More
Frusciante wrote and recorded a plethora of songs during and after the By the Way tour. In February 2004, he started a side project with Joe Lally of Fugazi and Josh Klinghoffer, called Ataxia. … Read More
2005 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2005, Frusciante entered the studio to work on his fifth and final studio album with the Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium. … Read More
2006 36 Years Old In 2006, he helped The Mars Volta complete their third album Amputechture by playing guitar on seven of its eight tracks. … Read More
Frusciante's tenth solo album, The Empyrean, was released on January 20, 2009 through Record Collection. … Read More


2010 40 Years Old 1 More Event
The film debuted at the Rotterdam Film Festival in February 2010. … Read More
2011 41 Years Old In 2011, Frusciante married Nicole Turley, drummer and lead vocalist of the experimental band Swahili Blonde. On May 8, 2015 it was announced that Turley had filed for divorce. On October 3, 2015, Turley announced that she was seeking $75,000 a month as part of their divorce settlement. … Read More
2012 42 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Frusciante was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on April 14, 2012 although he did not attend the ceremony.
2013 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Frusciante released an instrumental song named "Wayne" on April 7, 2013 through his website which was written and dedicated to the memory of his late friend, former Red Hot Chili Peppers' tour chef Wayne Forman.
2014 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Their debut EP, Hiding in the Light was produced by Turley and was released on her record label Neurotic Yell in March 2014. … Read More
Frusciante has an active solo career, having released eleven solo albums and five EPs; his recordings include elements ranging from experimental rock and ambient music to new wave and electronica. In 2015, Frusciante released his debut acid house album under his alias, Trickfinger. … Read More
2016 46 Years Old Acid Test Records announced on February 15, 2016 that Frusciante would release an EP of electronic music on April 16, 2016 entitled Foregrow. … Read More
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