Spin, April 2000
In a compilation titled Sex, Drugs and Midgets Serving Drinks, editors of SPIN have complied some err…questionable bits of interviews with musicians over the years. John (and his junk) are quoted from a Red Hot Chili Peppers feature first printed in the February 1990 issue.
Billboard, December 28th 2002
The last one, I promise. Once again, lots of businesspeople and what used to be one of the best bands around, featuring that brilliant composer/guitarist/backing vocalist dude.
Billboard - August 3rd 2002
A photo of RHCP during the By The Way promo tour in Europe, with a bunch of über-evil executives. And yes, we’re currently obsessed with presenting you with a bunch of cuttings from this particular mean industry mag.
Billboard, July 10th 1999
A photo from Californication sessions, where they butchered a name again, but not John’s.
Billboard, August 9th 2003
John Frusciante with Bernie Grundman, at Bernie Grundman mastering, working on Shadows Collide With People.
* This is the only English-speaking article we know of where John was referred to using some stupid nickname nobody would actually use in real life.
This photo is as rare as it gets - Red Hot Chili Peppers are featured in the April 1991 issue of SPIN with Angelo Moore of Fishbone and Dick Rude of Too Free Stooges; among others. The feature is called Fashion for Peace. After Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and USA’s subsequent attack on Iraq, the magazine staff “wanted to respond to the war and the simultaneous cry for peace meaningfully”; so they asked fashion designers and artists to create T-shirts, celebs to model those T-shirts and the readers to purchase them, All the profits went to USA Red Cross.