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.”