Ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante’s former guitar tech, Dave Lee, recently discussed working with Frusciante in a new interview with JFEffects.com.br.
“John is a very kind person with a very big heart. Having said that, at times he could be ‘difficult’. He gets frustrated easily and becomes overwhelmed sometimes. He’s very emotional. And his mood can be switched by the slightest thing. So I would say, as much as I love him as a person, I found it best to try to keep our relationship more a ‘working’ relationship rather than a friendship.”
“The Chili Peppers are a good organization to work for. The crew is well cared for and made as comfortable as is reasonable (nice hotels and travel arrangements).
Aside from that it’s pretty much the same as touring with any band. Load in. Do a show. Load out. Go to the bus. The Chili Peppers crew are the nicest people I’ve ever worked with. Very fun pleasant atmosphere.”
He also discussed Frusciante’s solo material.
“To be honest, John’s solo music was recorded so close together, and quickly that it’s all kind of a blur to me. I seem to remember liking the Ataxia stuff the best. Joe Lally is the nicest person in the world.”
He was also asked if he’s listened to Frusciante’s electronic music.
“I’ve got to be honest. I’m not a big fan of electronic music. I’m glad it makes him happy. But I just don’t get it. Lol.”