Earlier this week, the community website Ultimate Guitar have held their own poll to determine who are the ten fan favourites among rock guitarists, pompously titled . People voted, voted and voted; having come up with a list completely different from many others - some of the usual suspects didn't make the cut!
John was voted in the sixth place, and here's what they had to say about him:
6. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
John is best known for his time in Red Hot Chili Peppers, but he's released twice as many solo albums and has collaborated with the likes of The Mars Volta and even breakcore artist Venetian Snares. But after first leaving RHCP in 1992, he battled drug addiction and lost all his teeth to a serious mouth infection. By 1998 he had recovered, and was invited back by Flea. "Nothing would make me happier in the world," he said.
If you like, you can read the entire list on the source website.
*Many thanks to Jenea, Damien and Juan for the heads-up