Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis On Why He Misses John Frusciante

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Anthony Kiedis discussed his musical relationship with John Frusciante in a new interview with La Viola. Alternative Nation transcribed the quote.

“[John is] a very special person to me, a special person to many people, but 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.’ He would say let me see those words, he would read them, and go 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?’ He would say, ‘Okay, let me try this.’ Then we would have a song. Never did I meet someone who was so easy to write songs with, and really good songs.

If I called him up and said, ‘I’m very sad today,’ he was like, ‘come over right now, we’re writing a song.’ So I would bring my sadness to John: ‘Sit down, get the notebook, start writing your feelings.’ Then we would have a song.

I miss him, but I also accept the separate lives. But I miss him.”