John Anthony Frusciante , born March 5, 1970 in Astoria, New York, is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and American producer. Coming from a family of musicians, he became interested in music from his childhood and started playing the guitar at the age of ten. After spending time in Arizona and Florida, he moved to Los Angeles to complete his schooling. In the mid-1980s, he became a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and admired their guitarist Hillel Slovak.
In 1988, after the latter's death by heroin overdose and the departure of replacement guitarist Blackbyrd McKnight, John Frusciante was auditioned by Flea and Anthony Kiedis and joined the group. He recorded his first album with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mother's Milk, in 1989. In 1991, the group's popularity exploded after the release of the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. After this ephemeral success, John Frusciante falls into addiction to heroin and cocaine. Embarrassed by the strong media coverage of the group and his new status as a rock star, he left the Red Hot Chili Peppers for the first time in 1992, during a tour in Japan.
After several years of absence within the group and a rehab, John Frusciante reinstated him for the recording of the album Californication, in 1999. Subsequently, Frusciante participates in the albums By the Way and Stadium Arcadium, which bring consecration to the group. At the same time, Frusciante also has an active solo career. He recorded eleven studio albums under his own name between 1994 and 2012, and collaborates extensively with Omar Rodríguez-López. He also founded Ataxia with Joe Lally and Josh Klinghoffer. His solo compositions incorporate several influences, including experimental rock, new wave, electronica and ambient. In 2009, Frusciante announces to leave permanently the Red Hot Chili Peppers in order to focus exclusively on his personal projects; he is replaced by Josh Klinghoffer. In 2012, he joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
John Anthony Frusciante was born on March 5, 1970 in Queens, New York. He is of Italian origin. His father, John Sr., is a trained pianist from the Juilliard School, and his mother, Gail, is a promising singer, but has forsaken her career as a stay-at-home mom. He has two brothers and two sisters. After living in New York, Frusciante's family moved to Tucson, Arizona, and then to Florida, where his father was a judge, in Broward County> . Subsequently, his parents separate. Frusciante then leaves with her mother to Santa Monica, California. Like many young Californians of the time, he attends the development of punk rock, thanks to groups from Los Angeles. Already passionate about music at the age of nine, he admires the band The Germs, and his album (GI) .