Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante’s Response To ‘F*ck Anthony Kiedis’ Is Awesome


John Frusciante’s former guitar tech Dave Lee told an awesome story about Frusciante’s reaction to a fan shouting ‘fuck Anthony Kiedis’ at a solo show in a recent Dave Mail on JFEffects.

In 2001 and 2005, you helped John Frusciante with his acoustic shows. What were the main differences of that to working with a regular Chili Peppers’ show?

Dave Lee: “Well. It was much easier. Just two acoustic guitars. Those shows were really fun, though. We never knew what he was gonna do or say. At one show in New York, a fan in the audience yelled out ‘Fuck Anthony Kiedis!’, obviously in an attempt to show support of John’s solo efforts. John sat there silent for a second. Then just said ‘Uhm… I love Anthony Keidis. So fuck you dude.’ It was hilarious.”

This incident happened at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York on March 15, 2001.

Here is another recent Dave Mail:

Recently, Dave Rat announced he will not be working with the Chili Peppers anymore – his last show with the band was in Minneapolis in January 22. Rat is well known by the band fans because of his blog, where he documents the band’s day to day while touring – including a few stories, photos and videos about you. He also talks about the equipments he uses and produce (which is his focus now). At any moment did you also use this or any other tools to keep in contact with fans? If so, could you tell us? And I take this opportunity to say “thank you” for keeping in touch with JFeffects, every “Dave Mail” is an amazing discovery, thank you so much for it!

Dave Lee: “Dave Rat is a very fun guy to be on the road with. He’s always planning some kind of adventure. He surely lives life to the fullest. I was surprised to hear he was leaving.

I participated a little in Dave’s blogging. But I never really did much to keep in touch with the fans. John had so many very dedicated fans it would be overwhelming to keep in touch with them. This is really the first I’ve really done something like this. But it’s fun. It brings back some great (and not so great) memories. All good.”

Question by: Raphael Romanelli Andrade de Oliveira – Ilicínea, MG – Brazil