John Frusciante unofficial – Invisible Movement

John shares a song for his friend Wayne, who just passed away

John just blogged, for the second time in 2013, sharing a song he'd just recorded for his friend Wayne Forman, catering business owner and former Red Hot Chili Peppers' tour chef, who sadly passed away before having a chance to hear it. You can download the 102 Mb file from his official website or below. You can also share it elsewhere, while you're at it.

If you need a cover image to use in your media library, you can use this photo made by our friend, Shane Basinski.

Head to the original blog post read John's memories of Wayne; as it would be unfair in so many ways to quote only a bit of such an emotional account of a friend who's now gone.

That said, if you're going to say anything, make sure your comments on this news item are in good taste. Thank you.

  • john knew him a while, was he affiliated with rhcp?

    • Nick Moscardino

      He was the Chili's tour chef.

  • brendomc

    Super cool solo! I miss this kind of stuff...

  • FrankShante

    wow this is great

  • gabriel

    just beautiful

  • Angel

    This is really beautiful. I might have shed a tear because I feel so bad that John didn't get the chance to show this to Wayne. Just a beautiful song overall.

  • Carlos Villar Jr.

    John this is a beautiful song. I'm certain you're putting a smile on Wayne's face right now as he listens to this. I'm so sorry for your loss, and may Wayne live on through you!

  • orangevarld

    That's beautiful, and it's very nice of John to share it with us!

  • allyflow

    This is absolutely beautiful..I miss such guitar solos. I hope Wayne can hear it! Thank u,John,for sharing it with us!

  • Sounds like Jeff Beck

  • schniefelus

    The style of this solo is a beautiful symbiosis of John's old and new guitar style. Given his love for good guitar work Wayne Forman would've certainly loved it...

  • someguy

    very simple, a beat, some chords, and the solo; nicely done

  • Rafael B

    i missed the simple john

  • Rafael B

    i missed the simple john

  • I've knew it but again, his guitar is really like speaking some emotional words.. beautiful

  • Marta

    This is so sad an beautiful!! I'm glad he did this and he shared it with the world. This has a touch of Time Tonight in it... I love it.

  • Eyes shut, volume up, drift away... Incredible. A sad but beautiful track - thanks for sharing, John!

    • Yoshiling

      I did the exact same thing

  • kevin

    This reminds me of before the beginning just beautiful guitar work for ten straight minutes

  • blah blah blah

    do you think he used the strat or the sg for this?

    • Cameron

      My guess would be the SG. Doesn't seem to have that Strat sound. Either way it's a beautiful song.

      • SAint

        He used the whammy bar in this track.. SG's dont have one πŸ˜‰

        • IAmBrent

          Actually, John's 1961 Gibson SG Custom DOES in fact have a Trem Arm/Whammy Bar...
          I have no idea if that is the guitar he used on this track, but just figured I'd mention that!
          If Cameron is in fact right in guessing that it is an SG, this would make a lot of sense...

          My source is:

          You can see photos of all of John's guitar collection that he had acquired back in 2009 in this interview from Vintage Guitar magazine... I have this bookmarked on my computer, just so I can look at & admire John's guitars whenever I feel the desire to!
          Also, it's a great interview!

          • hhbi

            actually , they are talking about yamaha sg .....

            • IAmBrent

              Touché, hhbi...
              But either way, it's more likely that it's his Gibson than his Yamaha OR his strat!
              Judging from the PBX photo session, there is no whammy on his Yamaha...
              And like I said, his Gibson SG Custom does have a whammy!
              And it definitely sounds like humbuckers on the Wayne tribute track...
              So, despite the initial confusion, I stand by my original statement...
              My bet is on the Gibson SG!

      • Jeremy

        Sounds like a strat to me. As far as it having a fatter sound, I'd attribute that to a Muff of some sort. I know he's partial to them.

        • James12

          I think he played on his strat or a stratocaster(white one) with a EHX English muffin, and maybe a mxr micro amp. To get a more gibson sound, or fatter sound. His amp would be one of the marshalls. The sound is very similar to the stadium arcadium tour. During that time Wayne was the chef and I think he wanted to make it sound (the guitar sound) like a long JF live solo during that time.

          • Nicholas

            He doesnt own the olympic white one anymore. He gave it to Jack Irons son in Irontom.

  • jimbob

    Any idea of what the chords are in the background?

    • Reynolds

      I got B Eb7 Abm E πŸ™‚

    • gytuiop

      C E Am F

  • wow.....this is really touching.....everyone's comments are warming my heart too........thank you for sharing, john, you moved me to tears once again. love

  • M.A.

    That was simply beautiful.

  • People just don't make music like this very often, I feel blessed to know just to even know the name frusciante

  • dani

    this song made ​​me happy, gives me a lot of energy and strength, I did mourn

  • luban

    rest in peace

  • Tony Iro

    Was "The Creative Act" blog actually written by John? The style of writing compared to the "Wayne" posting seems like its coming from 2 different authors.

    Love the solo

    • Frank

      It was John. Only he updates his site.

  • Rest in Peace
    • kimberly

      Thank you for posting...comforting to see Wayne's smile again...miss him

  • luka


    and I must say that John is such a legendary guitarist

  • chacha

    The guitar is crying. Beautifully sad. May your friend rest in peace John.

  • Ryan

    I just mentioned the other day that I hoped I could hear John have a guitar focused song/ablum soon. I woke up in the middle of the night a few nights ago, that same night, after some crazy dreams related to death. In my sleepy haze I listened to Wayne after seeing it on FB.

    It is a great track. Full of emotion and musical talent. I hope John offers us a guitar central album soon.

  • Mektoub

    Dont it feel wrong posting evaluating something so private...surprised John posted the song to his blog.

  • im sorry for your loss

  • sdhwritedirblog

    Wayne was my second cousin. He was a fun, dry, interesting guy, and much-loved. Thanks for creating something in his memory!

  • Truls

    heart felt, truly. He pulled this out of his heart from his fingertips to the guitar frets. Thank you for sharing.

  • Gonzo

    he should release more stuff like this, that's just the johnny we love - though i really liked and enjoyed that electronic kinda things he did last year

    R.I.P. Wayne, must have been a biutiful person.

  • Max

    This is the best song I've heard come out this year, and I will listen to it a lot. And when I listen to it I will think of what John has said about Wayne, which means it will continue to be a beautiful, emotional song to me.

    This song puts me in the same sort of state as permutuation and Lyon 6.6.06. If you like this I suggest you look them up, if you haven't heard them already.

  • janet

    You miss your friend Wayne and I miss you. I have never seen you perform live maybe one day.......thanks for sharing your homage.

  • FunkyMonk

    i'm glad Jon can still play, this track would have sounded even better with flea on bass, and chad on drums, and anthony on vocals, and the fucking proper band back together, instead of the travesty the peppers have become

    r.i.p. wayne

  • CT.

    Beautiful song and tribute!

  • Jacko

    I wish john would do more like this, just mellow bad ass rocking out... He can get a little too whacky with all the noise.. This is amazing

  • Martin

    Me, I don't like the track. To me, it sounds underdone and repetetive in a negative sense. I respect its designated use, though, and am thankful to hear a new tune. Love to Wayne Forman.

  • Josho

    I feel like it's a positive song. It's like Maggot Brain's summertime blue and orange cousin.
    So beautiful! Peace to Wayne, what a gift to us from both of them!!

  • Jason Dean

    Martin man you need to listen to it again! If you're concious enough you will ride the wave with him and see it is never repetitive! Try it!!!

  • miss_john

    I did not know Wayne. But there is so much soul in this solo; I'm shure he would've loved it.

  • Your Cousin Billy

    John, it is good to hear the passion behind your music, knowing that it makes you happy brings a smile to my face. Keep up the great work. I cried listening to this song thinking of friends past, not out of sadness. But out of the happy times we have had, and this song with no words delivered a eulogy only angels deserved to hear. Thank you John and God Bless. Give your mom a call randomly and tell her you love her and your Brother she would explode from happiness. (Aunt Gail her voice is like a choir of angels singing).

    • ^.^

      Just wanted to clarify. Aunt Gail called me and we talked really positively, but she seemed lonely. I know this has nothing to do with Wayne but the loss of my friend Ralph (along with the joy this tribute song brought me) is what caused me to comment. The call your mother comment is completely unrelated and I apologize for making it in the comment section for a song, I just wanted to spread love and happiness.

      Peace Friends.

  • Roman

    his guitar gently weeps! like you guys said, it seems that his guitar might speak! I'm sorry for my english, normally I speak with my guitar too.

  • MildJoe

    John totally captured his feelings with this song. I've been listening to this for years, and still it invokes deep emotions within me. Memories of lost loved ones, twisting in my mind, my eyes cry as I smile, feeling so connected to the music. Such feelings of deep sorrow and profound happiness all at the same time. I am an emotional wreck for 10 minutes every time I listen to this song. There is no artist like John Frusciante, no one as skillful with the ability to deposit their raw emotions and passion into music. This song is my anti-depressant.

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  • Miraj

    Is this song icluded in any of his albums yet??

  • Iva

    There is a remix of it on the Japanese version of the Black Knights' The Almighty. Hope that helps. πŸ™‚

  • Miraj

    Yeah I found it but it's from their album Medieval Chambers. Anyways your comment was helpful and thanks a lot. πŸ™‚