Red Hot Chili Peppers' Kiedis Reflects On Working With Frusciante

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(Classic Rock) Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis says his former bandmate John Frusciante was one of the easiest people to make music with. Frusciante joined the band in 1988 and appeared on albums Mother's Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik before he left in 1992. He returned in 1999 before the release of Californication and remained in the band until his departure in 2009. He's now producing his own projects - and released a digital archive of music he produced last year.

Kiedis admits he misses the guitarist and describes him as a "very special person." The singer tells La Voila: "My experience with John was one of the most wonderful and easiest people to make music with. We could sit down on the floor, John and I, and I could take out a piece of paper, and I would say, 'Okay, I wrote these words.'

"And he would say, 'Let me see those words,' and he would take take the words, he would read them, and he's like, 'Okay.' He would start to play something, I would start to sing it, and I would say, 'Can you play something that feels like this?' And he would say, 'Okay, let me try this.' Then we would have a song." Read more here.

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