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John Anthony Frusciante (pronounced [fruːˈʃɑːnteɪ]) (born March 5, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the former guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he recorded five studio albums. Frusciante has an active solo career, having released ten albums under his own name, as well as two with now-Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and Joe Lally, as Ataxia. His solo recordings include elements ranging from experimental rock and ambient music to New Wave and electronica. Influenced by guitarists of various genres, Frusciante emphasizes melody and emotion in his guitar playing, and favors vintage guitars and analog recording techniques.
April 12, 2010
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers star John Frusciante has been voted the best guitarist of the past 30 years in a BBC poll. The 40-year-old rocker, who quit RHCP in 2008, beat Slash (second place) and Muse's Matt Bellamy (third) to the title. Read more
December 17, 2009
John Frusciante has revealed he actually quit Red Hot Chili Peppers more than a year ago. There had been confusion over Frusciante's future since a report earlier this week claimed he had left the group. Read more
December 14, 2009
Guitarist John Frusciante has left Red Hot Chili Peppers, according to reports. Frusciante has apparently been replaced by Josh Klinghoffer, who is understood to have already been rehearsing with the band. Read more
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