John Frusciante Won't Attend Red Hot Chili Peppers' Hall Of Fame Induction
MTV News - almost 5 years
Sad news from the world of rock – <a class="fplink fp-144980" href="/John+Frusciante+1">John Frusciante</a>, the talented longtime lead guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will not be present when the legendary rockers are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month.
Frusciante left the band in 2009 and was replaced by Josh Klinghoffer:
Talking to Billboard, drum Chad Smith broke the news, saying, "He didn't feel comfortable coming, which we totally respect. We asked him... He said, 'I'm just not really comfortable with that, but good luck and thanks for inviting me.' It was all good."
Smith added, "He's the kind of guy, I think, that once he's finished with something he's just on to the next phase of his life. The Chili Peppers are not really on his radar right now."
Frusciante has a long and complicated history with the band. At just 18 years old, he joined Anthony Kiedis, Flea and Smith on the Peppers' fourth album, Mother's Milk. Though the band was alrea
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