Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has launched his new album, Enclosure to space aboard Sat-JF14, allowing a stream of the album from an accompanying tracking app before it's release date, April 8th.
Since leaving the Red Hot Chili Peppers—for the second time—in 2009, John Frusciante has remained largely absent from the mainstream public eye. But that doesn’t mean the guitarist hasn’t been busy writing, recording and releasing new music. In fact, his output in the past few years has been staggering in both quantity and scope.
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has announced a new EP, Outsides. It will be released August 27 via Record Collection (August 14 in Japan). A bonus track, "Sol," comes as an instant download with each pre-order.
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
Breaking a lengthy silence, former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has announced on his official website that he is finishing up work on two new records, an EP titled Letur-Lefr and an LP titled PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone.
In my video example for this week, I play some bluesy/Indian runs on a fretless, glass-necked guitar I custom-modified for John Frusciante. This interesting job, which I completed in September 2006, was arranged by Frusciante's guitar tech, Dave Lee. I took a Warmouth vintage replacement neck ... click to read more!
In 1990, guitarist Ned Evett smashed his Strat onstage. When he noticed the neck was unbroken, he simply removed the frets and developed a style he'd eventually become known for -- even developing his own fretless, mirrored-glass-necked guitars along the way. His own website refers to him as "The Glass Guitarist," and Joe Satriani has called him "a monster player."