Chad Smith Makes ‘Troubling’ John Frusciante Announcement


Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith revealed on SiriusXM’s Volume that he’d ‘get in trouble’ if he spoke too much about John Frusciante returning to the band and replacing Josh Klinghoffer when he was asked about the band’s new album. Smashing Pumpkins just revealed a painful John Frusciante secret.

“I’ll get in trouble. We’ve had some changes, and we’re really excited about it. I wrote to you, in respect to the people in our band. I’m looking forward to writing new music, making a new record. We’re going to start working on it very soon. Flea is on a honeymoon, riding elephants in Thailand. When he comes back, we’ll start up again.”

He was then asked if material worked on when Josh Klinghoffer was still in the band will be featured on the new record. Smith said, “I don’t know.” He also said about the Bottle Rock festival performance in May, “That might be the first real gig.”

He also discussed Ozzy Osbourne’s song with Post Malone, “Take What You Want.”

“For six months, Osbourne was doing rehab and he was not going well… not bouncing back, so to speak. And his spirits were low and nothing good was happening.”

“We tell him to do the Post Malone, and he’s like, ‘Postal f***ing postman? I don’t f***ing know. What?’ He didn’t even know who [Post Malone] was! But then he said, ‘Oh, f***ing Kelly likes it? OK then.’ So Kelly and Ozzy come and he sings, he’s having a great time and he’s telling jokes and he’s farting, and he’s just not disappointing. … He’s fully Ozzy, loving it, and he’s singing great. It was awesome.

He lit up and was doing what he loves. He had a great time, and he was funny and just partying and telling jokes and just being Ozzy. He’s so passionate, he loves music, and he left having a great time. And [his daughter] Kelly [Osbourne] was almost crying. She’s like, ‘Oh my God, I haven’t seen my dad like that in six months; you guys had no idea he’s been miserable.’” Red Hot Chili Peppers’ world tour with John Frusciante just leaked.