John Anthony Frusciante (born March 5, 1970) is 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), three greatest hits packages (What Hits!?, Greatest Hits, and Out in L.A.) and one live album (Live In Hyde Park). He also has an active solo career, having released eight albums as well as collaborations with friends Josh Klinghoffer of The Bicycle Thief and Joe Lally of Fugazi.
Frusciante is considered to be one of the most respected and influential modern guitarists. He was ranked 18th in Rolling Stone's "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
Frusciante was born in Queens, New York, but he moved to Los Angeles at age 12. His father, John Frusciante, Sr., was a Juilliard-trained pianist, and his mother, Gail, was also a promising musician who gave up her career to become a homemaker. Gail would later lend her voice to the Red Hot Chili Peppers song, "Under the Bridge".
The Frusciante family relocated to Tu...
|Born||March 5, 1970Queens, New York|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Instrument||Guitar, Bass Guitar, vocals, keyboard|
|Occupation||Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Producer|
|Years active||1988 – present|
|Associated acts||Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Mars Volta, Ataxia (band)|