John Frusciante Talks About New Solo Album, The Future Of RHCP

Guitarist John Frusciante has spoken about his next solo album and the future of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has spoken about his next solo album - which he's been working on with bandmate Flea and fellow guitar hero Johnny Marr. And the star has also revealed his band are not planning on recording new material together soon. Frusciante spoke to Music Radar about his tenth solo LP - "The Empyrean" - which is due out on January 26 in the UK. "The drive to create music that is pure is my highest priority", Frusciante said. "Sometimes I'll get extremely technical in my approach, and other times I'll just kind of go with the gods of music." He added: "I think an artist has to answer to whatever spirits are guiding him. Even if they're in conflict, that's OK." When asked if Red Hot Chili Peppers were set to record together soon, he was less talkative, saying they had "no plans". The band'slast release was the 2006 double album "Stadium Arcadium". Thanks for the info to NME.com.

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    cuige
    Hmm...mixed feelings about this article! On one hand CLASS!!! New John F. album! On the other, DAMN!!! Chilis not getting back together soon! I'd prefer the Chils to John right now to be honest!
    Yeti60
    People are saying "Get back together!" They never split up...
    Yeti60
    I'm dissapointed that the Peppers arn't going to record anything soon. Also, I've never really gotten into Frusciante's solo stuff, despite the fact that he is one of my favorite guitarists. What would you all recommend by Frusciante?
    Heilz
    WE WANT CHILI, WE WANT CHILI, WE WANT CHILI! He's a good guitarrist and i respect him ALOT
    ofreena
    I don't like new RHCP. I like Subway to Venus type stuff. Even By The Way was okay. But Stadium Arcadium material all sounded the same. Let John fly.
    RHCPRocker12
    damn, im waiting on a new chili's album there my favorite band and if they do it will be amazing for sure
    funkbass369
    i just hope they're back together and writing by 2011 and hopefully we can expect new stuff in 2013. that's a long wait but it will be worth it.
    desol89
    Hultan wrote: Restlesscow wrote: Cant wait for this! If its anything like his previous material like "to record only Wer for Ten ays "DC Ep", it will be awesome! I hope Chili's will start recording sooner rather than later, but hey, they deserve a break Yeah, but this break has been like 2 years long now. Give US a break :/
    they havent been on break for 2 years at all, only a few months. a break doesnt happen till a tour is over, and touring must drain you out big time both physically and psychologically. not being with family and friends that long while putting on shows week after week...they deserve a break longer than a few months in my opinon. but i do hope they put out another album, i love em to death
    Sahid31390
    I just can't wait to hear something new from RHCP... But in the meantime, most fans will just have to go with Frusciante's material... Which I enjoy a whole lot!
    HohnJ723
    Well I'll definately buy this album but it's mostly because I want a new RHCP album so bad. GET BACK TOGETHER DAMMIT! not that he isn't a great musician, but i didn't like the solo stuff on his four albums released in one year.
    DeltaFunk
    Yay, can't wait for the new Froosh album, but I'm mad there are "no plans" for RHCP at the moment, they're my favorite band. At least May will mark one year since they announced their "one year hiatus" myabe we'll here more then.
    b-rock34
    Was anyone else surprised to learn that this will be his tenth solo album? I had to read it three times to make sure I read it right.
    b-rock34
    Was anyone else surprised to learn that this will be his tenth solo album?
    Cobra Strike
    Thats in like two weeks!!! Im so excited. I hope I can buy it in stores, but I'm sure my crappy Wal Mart wont have it :sad:
    LHOOQ
    Muckle wrote: Is it me or does that picture of him look really gay.
    Uhh no. He looks smexy. Anyhow, super exciting. Kind of relieved about the RHCP thing too since SA was a dissapointment for m me anyhow.
    Jacx
    We'll IM Glad Johns Doin something on his own, hes a creative guy, but the Chili Peppers are amazing. I would hate to see a Break up. They are such a great band live and in studio, sure there stuff has changed over the years but its still chili peppers when it comes down to the bear bones of the music. I hope both go well, Johns Album and RHCP down the line.
    Nicoya Salvaje
    I'd prefer if the Peppers weren't working on "New" Material and stick to their old shit for their next album, like mother's milk, 'cause stadium arcadium was great but weak.
    A7xRhcp
    Damn...He's an incredible guitarist, but I don't really like his singing that much.
    hazardmaster
    A7xRhcp wrote: Damn...He's an incredible guitarist, but I don't really like his singing that much.
    Exactly what I think.
    bapplebo
    "There's other things in life" (When asked about the Chili Peppers doing anything) Well I think that pretty much says it.
    jimifrusciante
    ataxia werent really a supergroup; it just turned out his best friends were in freaking massive bands like fugazi.
    Mr E
    I thought it was a bit of a contradiction saying he'd never form a super group, as weren't Ataxia technically a super group? Other than that can't wait for this album. Like people say, has all the right ingerdients to be the best to date.
    sv1684
    RHCP are on my top 5 bands of all time, hope they at least tour pretty soon. Although johns solo work is bad ass!
    johnyfrusciante
    give the chilis a break! john comes in excited to talk about his new album and the interviewer goes straight to talking about RHCP! John hates being famous, anyone remember why he quit after BSSM? Exactly. Now leave John be with his spirits and lets enjoy this true blessing of an album.
    NiCk_FuRy
    Muckle wrote: Is it me or does that picture of him look really gay.
    yep, it does!
    ewall09
    Frusciante is a really great guitarist and it is very nice that he is working with Flea. I really wish RHCP would get together soon because they're f--ckin amazing.
    ride111
    never listened to his solo stuff. that johnny marr will be playing on it though will probably make me check it out. Frusciante and Marr's styles, both so different should be interesting to listen to.
    The_Fuzz22
    Stadium Arcadium was mediocre anyway. Glad he's getting on with his own work, it seems to come out better that way.
    ModestMelon
    Chilis need the time off, towards the end of the stadium arcadium tour they seemed to be exhausted and tension between keidis and frusciante was a bit apparent on stage... Reading festival was a blatent example of this. I hope chilis aren't disintegrating but in the meantime, I can't wait for Empyrean and have no doubt it'll be amongst john's best...
    czlespaul
    I love his singing, personally. Just listen to the Past Recedes and tell me his singing isn't great.
    Hungry_Hameds
    I wonder how much Anthony Keidis has left in him, he looked bored and had no energy at the last few shows i saw, and he had a back up singer doing half his lines on some songs, he might as well have not been there. Shame as he was an awesome frontman.
    metal-murnanes
    awesome bit lame about no chilis plans, but its understandable been kicking tunes out for a loooong time. anyway, still looking forward to this, john pwns
    Adamtbh
    b_flo wrote: It's all part of the creative process. Sometimes they have to go away for a bit to reinvent themselves...or to get inspired again. It will bring more fresh ideas to the table when RHCP comes back.
    google search music radar frusciante interview, and click at the bottom mp3 streamer on the page, the last question on rhcp: "there are no plans." "you are gonna have to stop the tape recorder" "or you could leave it on and il just tell you the official news" he sounds pissed tbh :\
    druz15_UG
    Solo album ftw. If the chilis force out another album it'll suck, it's gotta come when they're good and ready
    MetalUpYourRear
    fitterhappier34 wrote: Barack Obama wrote: I'm like everyone else when I say I would like a new Chilis album, but if it's not under the right conditions or circumstances then it's probably not for the best. RHCP has already given us so much to be eternally grateful for. Go John! I didn't know Barack Obama was a Chili Peppers fan, let alone a dude with a UG account. Wow.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    DarkWizzard
    I dunno. I find it hard to choose between a solo album from him or an RHCP album, so as long as SOMETHING is coming, I'm happy.
    b_flo
    It's all part of the creative process. Sometimes they have to go away for a bit to reinvent themselves...or to get inspired again. It will bring more fresh ideas to the table when RHCP comes back.
    [travis]
    I never undrstood why everybody thinks he's one of the best guitarists around. RHCP is a good band and all, but I just don't see John as an incredible guitarist.