Red Hot Chili Peppers Make Emotional John Frusciante Claim


Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has revealed an emotional photo celebrating the 30th anniversary of the band’s first album with John Frusciante, Mother’s Milk. The 30th anniversary of the landmark album is on August 16th. A funny story about Frusciante screwing up “Scar Tissue” was recently revealed.

Smith said, “My reaction when he told me this record is almost 30 years old ! Ear candy music Missoula, Montana.”

Frusciante would go on to record four more albums with the Chili Peppers during his time in and out of the band over the next 17 years, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication, By the Way, and Stadium Arcadium. Frusciante left the Chili Peppers for good after their 2007 tour, and he has not played live since. He was spotted with Flea at a boxing fight at Staples Center in Los Angeles last year, his first public outing with a former Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmate since 2007.

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis recently revealed a famous bar he was banned from. Flea has finally announced that his delayed memoirs Acid for the Children will be released on November 5th.

The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star.

“In Acid for the Children, Flea takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the New York City suburbs to, finally, Los Angeles. Through hilarious anecdotes, poetical meditations, and occasional flights of fantasy, Flea deftly chronicles the experiences that forged him as an artist, a musician, and a young man. His dreamy, jazz-inflected prose makes the Los Angeles of the 1970s and 80s come to gritty, glorious life, including the potential for fun, danger, mayhem, or inspiration that lurked around every corner.

It is here that young Flea, looking to escape a turbulent home, found family in a community of musicians, artists, and junkies who also lived on the fringe. He spent most of his time partying and committing petty crimes. But it was in music where he found a higher meaning, a place to channel his frustration, loneliness, and love. This left him open to the life-changing moment when he and his best friends, soul brothers, and partners-in-mischief came up with the idea to start their own band, which became the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Acid for the Children is the debut of a stunning new literary voice, whose prose is as witty, entertaining, and wildly unpredictable as the author himself. It’s a tenderly evocative coming-of-age story and a raucous love letter to the power of music and creativity from one of the most renowned musicians of our time.”