John Frusciante, by Mike Piscitelli, 09th July 2012
There are two brief snippets on how to play like John in the current month’s issue of Total Guitar – one concerning his first and one concerning his second stint with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. If you like the band, there are examples of the other major past guitarists’ playing as well as an interview with the current one.
When I was 17, I started writing lyrics to a song that would later be called “Let The Flames Begin”. It was on our sophomore album, RIOT! I never felt like it really sounded as meaningful on record as it seemed when we played it live. Over the years, we added on and added on to it. Not only is it…