Frusciante Out Of Chilis – He Says So Himself
John Fruscianti has officially quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
There has been considerable speculation in recent weeks about the guitarist’s position.
Now he’s come out and explained what’s going on, via his blog at www.johnfrusciante.com:
“When I quit the band, over a year ago, we were on an indefinite hiatus. There was no drama or anger involved, and the other guys were very understanding. They are supportive of my doing whatever makes me happy and that goes both ways.
“To put it simply, my musical interests have led me in a different direction. Upon rejoining, and throughout my time in the band, I was very excited about exploring the musical possibilities inherent in a rock band, and doing so with those people in particular. A couple of years ago, I began to feel that same excitement again, but this time it was about making a different kind of music, alone, and being my own engineer.”
Music Radar, a sister site to Classic Rock, has the full story. Read Joe Bosso’s report here.