Anthony Kiedis: John Frusciante was one of the easiest people to make music with
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis says he channelled sadness into songs with the help of former guitarist John Frusciante
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis says his former bandmate John Frusciante was one of the easiest people to make music with.
Frusciante joined the band in 1988 and appeared on albums Mother's Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik before he left in 1992. He returned in 1999 before the release of Californication and remained in the band until his departure in 2009. He's now producing his own projects – and released a digital archive of music he produced last year.
Kiedis admits he misses the guitarist and describes him as a "very special person."
The singer tells La Voila: "My experience with John was one of the most wonderful and easiest people to make music with. We could sit down on the floor, John and I, and I could take out a piece of paper, and I would say, ‘Okay, I wrote these words.’
"And he would say, ’Let me see those words,’ and he would take take the words, he would read them, and he’s like, ‘Okay.’ He would start to play something, I would start to sing it, and I would say, ‘Can you play something that feels like this?’ And he would say, ‘Okay, let me try this.’ Then we would have a song."
He adds: “Never did I meet someone who was so easy to write songs with, and really good songs. If I call him up and say, 'I'm very sad today,' he would be like, 'Come over right now – we're writing a song.'
"So I bring my sadness to John and he's like, 'Sit down, get the notebook, start writing your feelings.'"
Kiedis adds: "I miss him, but I also accept the separate lives – but I miss him."
Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring in support of 11th album The Getaway.
|Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 7:00PM||Park Live||Moscow, Russian Federation|
|Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 12:00PM||T in the Park 2016||Auchterarder, United Kingdom|
|Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:00PM||Ottawa Blues Festival||Ottawa, Canada|
|Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 7:00PM||Festival d'ete de Quebec||Quebec, Canada|
|Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:00PM||Valley Rock Festival||여주군, South Korea|
|Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 7:00PM||Fuji Rock Festival||Mukawa, Japan|
|Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1:00PM||Osheaga Festival||Montreal, Canada|
|Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:00PM||Lollapalooza Music Festival||Chicago, United States|
|Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:00PM||Tennant's Vital||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:00PM||Reading Festival||Reading, United Kingdom|
|Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 7:00PM||Leeds Festival||Leeds, United Kingdom|
|Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:00PM||Papp László Budapest Sportaréna||Budapest, Hungary|
|Friday, September 2, 2016 at 7:00PM||Papp László Budapest Sportaréna||Budapest, Hungary|
|Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 7:00PM||O2 arena||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7:00PM||Telenor Arena, Oslo||Oslo, Norway|
|Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:30PM||Tele2 Arena||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00PM||Hartwall Arena||Helsinki, Finland|
|Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00PM||Hartwall Arena||Helsinki, Finland|
|Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:30PM||Barclaycard Center||Belmonte De Tajo, Spain|
|Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 9:30PM||Barclaycard Center||Belmonte De Tajo, Spain|
|Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:30PM||Palau Sant Jordi||Barcelona, Spain|
|Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 9:30PM||Palau Sant Jordi||Barcelona, Spain|
|Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 8:00PM||Hallenstadion||Zurich, Switzerland|
|Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:00PM||Hallenstadion||Zurich, Switzerland|
|Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:00PM||Unipol Arena||Casalecchio Di Reno, Italy|
|Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:00PM||Pala Alpitour||Turin To, Italy|
|Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:00PM||Pala Alpitour||Turin To, Italy|
|Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8:00PM||Parks and Suites Arena||Montpellier, France|
|Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8:00PM||Accorhotels Arena||Paris, France|
|Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 8:00PM||Accorhotels Arena||Paris, France|
|Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 8:00PM||Accorhotels Arena||Paris, France|
|Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:00PM||Olympiahalle||Munich, Germany|
|Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:00PM||Mercedes-Benz Arena||Berlin, Germany|
|Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7:00PM||Sportpaleis||Antwerp, Belgium|
|Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 8:00PM||Ziggo Dome||Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands|
|Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:00PM||Ziggo Dome||Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands|
|Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:00PM||Rockhal||Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg|
|Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8:00PM||Lanxess Arena||Cologne, Germany|
|Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:00PM||Jyske Bank Boxen||Herning, Denmark|
|Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8:00PM||TUI Arena||Hannover, Germany|
|Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 6:00PM||Festhalle||Frankfurt, Germany|
|Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00PM||Stadthalle||Bezirk-Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, Austria|