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“Ha! Ha! Ha! I would simply say that there is no door. It’s not necessary. I think he’s happy with what he did and I am extremely happy with what I’m doing with Josh. He’s an incredibly creative and inspired musician. I will always be grateful to have made music with John. He is one of the great rockers. But he does not miss me.”
“No, but I heard something positive, whether he wanted to hear the album or not, he did. I thought it would be the opposite. It shows that he cares about us.”
“Darkness is a beautiful thing, because it allows us to find our light. About 10 years ago I was seeing a woman who was trying to get the darkness out of me with the eastern Indian technique of hot oil on my forehead, and John Frusciante of all people found out. He’s like, ‘Anthony, no! Don’t get rid of your darkness! You need that for creativity!’ I was like, ‘He might be right!’
"Putting a stereo set of speakers in there and sending sounds from my computer into the room was an afterthought. By the time the room was finished, I had it in mind to use it for this secondary purpose, and I clapped in there for the first time and was disappointed. It sounded almost dead, with no real bounce to speak of."
"We're brothers! ... John, very special person to me... one of the most wonderful and easiest people to make music with... never did I met a someone who is so easy to write song with and really good songs."
Do you ever talk to John Frusciante?
Chad: I haven't. Once in a while, he'll send me a text or an e-mail or something. I know Flea saw him recently and they hung out. But I haven't had much contact. He's doing his thing. I love John. He's one of the most amazing musicians I've ever played with. I'm so fortunate he was in our group. But I think he's happy doing his own thing, what he wants to do, and that's great. I want him to be happy.
On-again, off-again guitarist John Frusciante left in 2009 and was replaced by Josh Klinghoffer. Have you talked to John recently?Source: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/21/red-hot-chili-peppers-anthony-kiedis-getaway
AK: I have not spoken to John lately. But I did hear something positive and lovely, which was that he was looking forward to hearing the record. That made me happy, to hear (a) that he cared and (b) that there was not a sour grape rolling around somewhere. When John quit it was a great loss, because he is a brilliant songwriting partner and just an enormous musical human. But it also opened up the chance for us to have someone fresh and new. And often new blood will create new chemistry and maybe give you that B-12 shot in the ass to keep you going for another five years or another 10 years.
"For several years prior to this I’d been very busy on the drums, making them a lead instrument, and so here I avoided playing super fast or extremely off-time, or doing excessively odd time signatures, partly out of musical consideration for the other vocalists, but mainly because I just didn’t want to show off on drums at that time. Now, however…"
“This is John.” It was odd to hear the voice addressing me, the same voice that I had spent thousands of hours listening to.
Talking about the Black Knights, he seemed nervous about saying the right thing, and openly acknowledged that his partnership with Rugged Monk and Crisis was an unusual match. “There’s a lot of things about each other that we’ll never understand. In a lot of ways I think I’m a mystery to them, and they are certainly a mystery to me.”Source: Fact Magazine