John Frusciante Wanted To Join Meat Puppets (A Top Story)

On Friday John Frusciante Wanted To Join Meat Puppets was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) John Frusciante wanted to join Meat Puppets after he quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers, according to the group's Cris Kirkwood. Frusciante left Anthony Kiedis and co in 1992 after becoming overwhelmed by the group's rise to fame following the release of Blood Sugar Sex Magik - a move which led to a long battle with drug addiction.

And looking to find a new challenge, Kirkwood says the guitarist turned up at his house in Arizona in a bedraggled state looking to land a gig with his influential band Meat Puppets.

He says on the first of his Cris Kirkwood podcasts: "He showed up with his guitar out of its case and barefoot. We were on a major label then, we just got signed, and those guys had blown up to where they were at and John needed to get out.

He continues: "John gets to our pad and we started getting ready to play and I said, 'You want to use my tuner?' He said, 'No, I'll bend it in.' It was so far out.

"Then we jammed but it didn't come to anything. Maybe he wasn't in the right place and we were a tight little unit. It just didn't quite happen but it could have worked." Read more - here.

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