John Frusciante to miss RHCP Hall Of Fame induction

By | Published on Thursday 8 March 2012

John Frusciante

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has revealed that the band’s former guitarist John Frusciante will not be in attendance when the outfit are inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame next month.

Smith explained that all surviving former members of the band had been invited to attend and confirmed that original drummer and former Pearl Jam member Jack Irons, as well as another former guitarist, Cliff Martinez (now best known for composing the score for 2011 movie ‘Drive’), will both be with the current line-up at the ceremony.

But Frusciante, guitarist with the band through both of their most successful periods, will not be there. Smith told Billboard: “He didn’t feel comfortable coming, which we totally respect. We asked him. He said: ‘I’m just not really comfortable with that, but good luck and thanks for inviting me’. It was all good. He’s the kind of guy, I think, that once he’s finished with something he’s just on to the next phase of his life. The Chili Peppers are not really on his radar right now”.

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