Ayé la nouvelle depuis hier tourne sur le web, John Frusciante quitte la navire des Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Je ne sais pas comment prendre la news, c'est une de mes idoles mais ses albums solo sont tellement bons (surtout le petit The Empyrean, Number #1 2009 chez moi n'oubliez pas)
Il est actuellement remplacé en studio par son ami Josh Klinghoffer, le second guitariste de tournée des Red Hot et un ami de longue date de John Frusciante, qu'il aide notamment sur ses projets solo...
"The whole big rock band machinery just doesn't appeal to him anymore" en gros, le profit ne l'intéresse plus, seul et uniquement la musique compte (et c'est ça qu'est bon !)
Un des plus grands fous de l'histoire du rock encore en vie.
Une page se tourne, il reviendra peut-être quand il aura trouvé "his own path" vers la spiritualité et le nirvana musical...
"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.
I really love the band and what we did. I understand and value that my work with them means a lot to many people, but I have to follow my interests. For me, art has never been something done out of a sense of duty. It is something I do because it is really fun, exciting, and interesting. Over the last 12 years, I have changed, as a person and artist, to such a degree that to do further work along the lines I did with the band would be to go against my own nature. There was no choice involved in this decision. I simply have to be what I am, and have to do what I must do.
Sending love and gratitude to you all."
Ce mec me fascinera toujours... c'est un peu Dieu quoi