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."
Although he may be the guitarist that an entire generation knows as the guitar player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Frusciante will not be in attendance when the band are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month in Cleveland, Ohio.
Well, it could be anything. A lot of times it's a chord progression [Fig. 1], or just some groove. Around the time we were writing By the Way, I'd always be coming in with chord progressions like that-ones that have a real open, "human" sound to them. Something like that might end up being a section to a song. But sometimes those things don't go anywhere; they just go into the air. And I never remember anything, unless it's a thing I've justbeen doing. So I use a tape recorder a lot to record ideas.
While a lot of fans miss ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, one may have taken it a little too far. According to RollingStone.com, Frusciante has filed a request for a protective order against a female fan who has aggressively pursued the guitarist about making a film about his life.