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John is such a pure artist. He doesn’t care about the reward, he doesn’t care about any of the things that come with rock star and with being in a band or any of the things that someone might think would be the finish benefits of being in a band. Those things are absolutely no concern to him. He just lives for the process of making music, and for the process of surrendering his body and his soul to the spirits, you know… And letting music flows through him. It’s all he wants to do, and he’s really dedicated his life to just doing that and to creating good feelings in the world by doing that.”   — Flea about John Frusciante. - RHCP Documentary, Californication Era.

  • Flea and John Frusciante on stage during “Californiacation” world tour. - 1999.

Happy 10th Anniversary to “Desecration Smile”.

I love the feeling when it falls apart.
I’m slow to finish but I’m quick to start and
Beneath the heather lies the meadowlark
And I’m… Slow to finish but I’m quick to start.

Never in the wrong time or wrong place.
Desecration is the smile on my face.
The love I made is the shape of my space,
My face, my face…”    Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Desecration Smile”. 

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers from “Desecration Smile” alternative video. - 2006.

Every single day, every night before we go on stage, I get on my fucking knees and I pray to god and I pray to uplift the people that have come to see us play and to love them and give the best that I can to them. That’s my life’s mission. But mostly, more than anything, the burning intense desire that is inside of me to play music, it has not diminished in the slightest. That has only deepened as time has gone on. When we are hitting it, when we are really inside the groove, when we’re on, I’m lost, man. And in that moment, I am truly free of everything and I am truly one with everything.” — Flea, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame speech, 2012.

  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers video backstage in Portugal. -  13rd July, 2017