Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and At the Drive-In / Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez have teamed up to create the new project Kimono Kult. Both eccentric musicians have put out some odd forms of rock in the past, and from what we've learned about Kimono Kult, it has the potential to out-weird them all.
Following the tragic death of Hillel Slovak, the Red Hot Chili Peppers recruited John Frusciante as their new guitarist. Frusciante would prove to be an integral member of the band, with his contributions playing a big role in their classic albums 'Mother's Milk' and 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik.'
However, Frusciante quit RHCP after 'Blood Sugar Sex Mag
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea admits he "was afraid" to move without guitarist John Frusciante when it came time to record the band's new album, 'I'm With You,' which drops Aug. 30. "I couldn't imagine going out with someone else," the bassist says in the cover story of the new Rolling Stone magazine. "It seemed done . . . It's like missing a family member." Frusciante parted ways with the Peppers in 2009.
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has filed for a restraining order in Los Angeles against a 32-year-old fan and novice filmmaker named August Elizabeth Thomas after her alleged repeated attempts to contact him culminated late last month in unwelcome visits to the rocker’s house –- on two consecutive days.