John Frusciante wont join Red Hot Chili Peppers at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14th but not all the members are attending.

spoke with drummer Chad Smith who confirmed that longtime guitarist John Frusciante won’t attend the ceremony. Smith said, “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.”

However, former drummers Jack Irons and Cliff Martinez will be in attendance. So even though not all the Chili Peppers will be there to accept the accolade, Smith isn’t letting it bring him down.

“I’m very humbled, because the people who are in there…it’s not a joke,” he said. “It’s very cool. So we’re looking forward to it. It’ll be a fun thing. There’s no pressure, like, ‘Are we gonna win?,’ none of that s***. We can just go and have a good time and celebrate with our friends and our families and our fans.”

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3 Responses to “John Frusciante wont join Red Hot Chili Peppers at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony”

  1. Arslane Says:

    how ironic, if they’re inducted it’s mainly because of John’s work with them, and he won’t be there… he certainly deserves to be inducted more than any other chili pepper!

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  3. Spencer Says:

    Shutup to all of those who think that it’s a waste Fruciantes not going to be there I mean it doesn’t really affect a lot of u saying it I’m actually going to be at the ceremony and I will be honored to see any member of RHCP and RHCP wanted him to come and respect he did a lot for them but IT WAS FRUSCIANTES DECISION TO 1. LEAVE THE BAND AND 2. NOT GO TO THE CEREMONY

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