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Bye Bye, Red Hot Chili Peppers?

Von: The Mighty T.B. (xoxoxoxo@unknownaddress.com) [Profil]
Datum: 15.12.2009 21:47
Message-ID: <7u-dna-jRsxSaLrWnZ2dnUVZ_qydnZ2d@giganews.com>
Newsgroup: alt.music.van-halen
Guitarist John Frusciante has quit The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The last
couple days, news has started to leak out about Frusciante leaving the band:

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guita...-source-229551

On another band board I'm on, there's a couple people who have been long
time very reliable RHCP insiders and it's basically been a poorly kept
secret that John basically bowed out in early October by not showing up for
meetings or rehearsals to the point the Chili Peppers were jamming with
other guitarists, primarily Josh Klinghoffer who was the 2nd guitarist for
the last tour. It's entirely John's decision, no one pushed him out of the
band and in fact, every effort was made to "wait him out" through the later
half of 2009 to see if he'd decide if he wanted to continue with the band
(he'd been expressing reservations for a long time about contining with the
RHCP).

It's been always said that finding a guitarist that's an ideal fit
musicially and "spiritually" with the Chili Peppers is extremely difficult.
Even Dave Navarro who is a very good guitarist on his own and with Jane's
Addiction couldn't hack it with The Chili Peppers and was fired after one
album and tour.  A new guitarist may breathe new life into the band, but
more than likely it's a crushing blow as aside from original RHCP guitarist
Hillel Slovak (who died of an overdose before the band broke big),
Frusciante was a huge part of the band's sound and style and was responsible
in large part for the band's best and certainly biggest selling albums and
songs.

At least they don't have to deal with a potentially uncomfortable issue of
performing with a new guitarist at the RnRHoF induction next Spring as they
did not make it in this time around.

T.B.


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