To celebrate guitarist John Frusciante’s 50th birthday, a deep-dive into his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and beyond.
Frusciante made his debut as a Chili Pepper at the age of 18 on the band's 1989 release.
The newfound fame that came along with RHCP's 1991 breakthrough album caused Frusicante to quit the band in 1992.
Frusciante spent the mid-90s secluded and struggling with addiction; his solo debut came in 1994.
1998 brought rehab and a return to the Red Hot Chili Peppers just in time for 1999's 'Californiacation.' Dave Navarro was OK with this.
The hits just came on coming with Frusciante's fourth album with the band, released in 2002.
That Johnny Cash cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus?" That's our Johnny on guitar.
One of SIX solo albums released in 2004, this one featured future RHCP guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and current RHCP drummer Chad Smith
Frusciante formed Ataxia in 2004 with Josh Klinghoffer and Fugazi's Joe Lally.
John ripped a couple of solos on the experimental rock band's 2005 release.
The Chili Pepper's 2006 release would be Frusciante's final with the band; he quit for a second time in 2009.
Yes, Fruciante even collaborated with the Wu in 2007.