John Frusciante

American guitarist

John Anthony Frusciante (born 5 March 1970) was the guitarist of the Californian band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he has featured on five studio recordings (Mother's Milk, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication, By The Way, and Stadium Arcadium), two greatest hits packages (What Hits!? and Greatest Hits) and two live albums (Live In Hyde Park and Live At Slane Castle). He also has an active solo career, having released eight albums as well as collaborations with friends Josh Klinghoffer of The Bicycle Thief and Dot Hacker, Omar Rodriguez Lopez from The Mars Volta and Joe Lally of Fugazi.

I think any music of any worth has been done by people who were very interested in the internal process of their soul and their mind that's taking place while they're writing music.


  • Sexual frustration is the single most powerful force in the world. We are the only species where that frustration affects things like the amount of money given to the poor and the length of welfare lines. I hate that the fact that George Bush's wife is an ugly old piece of shit could cause suffering among millions and could cause wars. I don't think it's any coincidence that Kennedy was the last president who had a wife worth fucking and he was the last good president.
  • Pot put me in a position where I could walk far away from my playing and hear it in the second person. It helped me step away from myself. I stopped seeing the guitar as a thing I'm holding in my hands and started seeing it as a thing that's at one with outer space and nothingness.
  • I can't say that I'm crazy, you know, about watching this. I don't like the person who I was back at this time, and-and, uh... I think I had all my priorities in the wrong places and I think if I were to spend to much time playin guitar as I did picking out stupid shorts and stupid hats and stupid, you know, overcoats, I would've... I would've been able to write some good songs, you know? I can't watch this version of myself and be at all happy about it. I want to... I want to strangle myself when I see this video. I was 18 years old. 18-year-old that deserved to be slapped upside his head.
    • On "Higher Ground" video audio commentary - Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Videos
  • I guess this is the first time in a video that I ever showed my arms since my arms have been scarred, 'cause my arms are-are pretty badly scarred. I guess people are always wondering so I might as well say that, um, that the way that my arms got the way that they look, um, is was from abcesses, which came from shooting huge amounts of drugs. The results could have been a lot worse, so I'm happy to have the scars from a period of my life where I was living destructively, just as a... as a sign of what I've been through. And, uh, these days, I-I'm, you know, being healthy and taking care of my body is so important to me. But looking at it here, is seems like my arms have gotten better since then, so... That's nice to see.
    • On "Californication" video audio commentary - Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Videos
  • Pagers are my life--I try to get them in to our music as much as possible.
  • Well, I don't even know how to drive in this life, so I'm pretty far from ever having the life of being a stuntdouble. I liked- I had an Evil Knievel doll when i was a kid, that's about it!
  • A child has this relationship to a creative force, you know? Yeah, your parents gradually, you know, they gradually shove your face in the concrete, and so do your teachers and school system and…everything’s working against you, but…but…but the force of creativity nature is not working against you - it’s right there for you, at any time! You just…you know, you just have to be ready not to judge yourself and to be open to whatever’s gonna come through you and to-to be ready to not…to not…eeeh to not judge what comes through, but be alright with it, whatever it is, cause it’s just the universe of expressing yourself.
    • On "The Heart is a Drum Machine" Documentary
  • I think any music of any worth has been done by people who were very interested in the internal process of their soul and their mind that's taking place while they're writing music.
    • On "The Heart is a Drum Machine" Documentary


  • In your pussy I'm cumming
    And I love you, and always had to
    Thank God I found you
    • As Can Be
  • The curtains were made for moving
    Cause you know sometimes you're not always there
    • Curtains
  • I've been in pain hope it doesn't show
    I've been insane well the time is slow
    • Been Insane
  • You’re pushing me away to decay like the day that I loved
    • Untitled #3
  • I've never been very smart
    but I connect you with your shadow
    • Untitled # 11
  • I fail to do
    What I'm trying
    I've been these walls
    And everyone who dies
    Hears other times
    • In Rime
  • All around they is to
    feel and watch you
    they make patterns
    to peel the sound
    • Moments Have You
  • You don't throw your life away
    Going Inside
    You get to know
    who's watching you
    And besides
    you resides
    in your body
    • Going Inside
  • Dream that you died
    It takes you out of your mind
    The black walls of space
    Take me all the way
    • Wind Up Space
  • You know this moment in time
    Is all my life
    Every day is each
    day that's passed
    Every person alive
    is everyone's who's died
    • Every Person
  • I guide my fate
    And what it's good for
    There's no telling
    It's blood
    It's a flood
    • The Slaughter
  • Dedicating all of before
    to now
    emphasizing these things
    that won't allow
    • Omission
  • I have seen the world enough
    I've drowned in my thoughts alot
    I canceled heaven
    I concede
    • Wednesday's song
  • Well, I don't need protection
    One life begins, another dies
    Bad timing
    I won't last
    • Heaven
  • I'm dreading the time that is not near
    As a man on a cross I have no fear
    I can't believe these words I'm saying
    You've got to feel your lines
    • Central
  • A slave in the fields one night
    He's running along
    Gets far enough to be a free man
    And he's feeling so strong
    • Ah Yom
  • Everything is eternal
    Nothingness does not exist
    No thing has ever become nothing
    And nothing has never become something
    What is has always been and will always be
    • After the Ending
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