Filmography

Red Hot Chili Peppers concert and documentary films, feature films and other documentaries that John was featured in/acting in.

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RHCP Concerts and Documentaries

Officially released Red Hot Chili Peppers concert and documentary videos and an odd video partly concerning their work.

Chad Smith - Eastern Rim

Eastern Rim

Chad Smith gets his own DVD. While this is a documentary about him, in terms of this list, it’s a concert video, as one of the features on it is the long instrumental jam at the Federation Square in Melbourne, with Flea, John and Josh Klinghoffer.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Greatest Hits

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits

A collection of hits, featuring mostly songs from their Warner Bros-released albums with two new tracks; as well as music videos with optional band commentary, behind-the-scenes footage and a booklet with photos and notes from Flea and John.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Live at Slane Castle

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Live at Slane Castle

The now-famous recording of the band’s performance at the Slane Castle in Ireland; featuring a lot of their biggest hits and a couple of memorable covers, including John’s of Maybe and Latest Disgrace. Released on the same day as the Greatest Hits album.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Off The Map

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Off The Map

Combined footage from a couple of shows of the Californication tour in USA (there’s a fun way to tell it’s combined, may it remain a riddle), interviews with each band member and some backstage footage. There’s a lovely live version of Untitled #3 from Usually Just A T-shirt.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - What Hits!?

Red Hot Chili Peppers – What Hits!?

A collection of popular and often played song from the band’s EMI catalog, released after Blood Sugar Sex Magic set them to stardom. The DVD version contains all the music videos from that era and some footage previously seen on Psychedelic Sexfunk Live From Heaven

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Funky Monks

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Funky Monks

A black and white documentary, witnessing recording of Blood Sugar Sex Magik in a reportedly haunted Laurel Canyon mansion. You’re in for good music seeing the light of day, the story behind Under The Bridge and a young adult describing some pretty wild adventures of the sexual nature.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Psychedelic Sexfunk Live From Heaven

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Psychedelic Sexfunk Live from Heaven

A live video of the show at Long Beach, CA, USA on 30th December 1989; with some backstage footage. VHS. Never released on a DVD, though three songs off it re-surfaced on What Hits, which eventually did end up as a digital release.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Positive Mental Octopus

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Positive Mental Octopus

The first compilation featuring all the eight existing Red Hot Chili Peppers video clips at the time; released only on VHS and out of print. It was famously rated adult-only in some countries, because of the music video for Fire.

Documentary Films

Documentary films where John was interviewed, both solo and with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Spirit of Apollo documentary

The long-awaited film documenting the recording and release of the N.A.S.A. first album, Spirit of Apollo is finally out. Since it’s not available worldwide, we cannot quite tell you what’s in it.

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne - film poster

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne

Documentary on Ozzy Osbourne, produced by his son and directed by Mike Feiss and Mike Piscitelli. John’s one of the musicians interviewed, even if it’s only for eleven seconds (!).

Bob and the Monster

Documentary on Bob Forrest (film premiere, no DVD yet), the man who battled all of his demons and became an anti-drug icon. Directed by Keirda Bahruth. John’s one of the musicians interviewed and there is archive footage involving him, too.

The Heart Is A Drum Machine DVD

The Heart Is A Drum Machine

Christopher Pomerenke produced and Ryan Page directed film where many musicians and other artists answer one simple question: What is music? The DVD features a special bonus – the entire interview with John, 45 minutes long.

Too Tough To Die: A Tribute To Johnny Ramone

Too Tough To Die

Two days before Johnny Ramone passed away from prostate cancer, a lot of his friends and appreciators gathered for a Ramones tribute show. Some of them, including John, were also interviewed.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - A Dutch Connection

A Dutch Connection

Bram van Splunteren’s documentary on RHCP, focusing on John. Not released on a DVD, but shown on festivals. Consists of the previously released VPRO interviews and additional live footage from the 2007 Nijemegen concert.

The Work Of Director Stéphane Sednaoui

The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui

A DVD featuring Stéphane Sednaoui’s work directing music videos and conceptual films. Three Red Hot Chili Peppers videos he directed are talked about and John appears to be his favourite member of the band and, apparently, one of the “purest” people the Frenchman has worked with so far. He’s also on the cover!

The Work of Director Mark Romanek

The Work of Director Mark Romanek

Amongst others, Mark Romanek directed Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Can’t Stop” video and there are some behind the scenes moments. His artistic differences with John and a note sent after they have made peace with each other also get a mention.

Ramones: End of the Century

End of the Century – The Story of the Ramones

A “vibrant and candid” documentary on the Ramones, mostly narrated by Tommy Ramone. Features a couple of seconds of John talking about the legendary band.

Feature Films

…where the maestro is acting; whether he is the subject of the film or playing a support role. These links can be clicked on.

To Record Only Water For Ten Days - still of Invisible Movement

John Frusciante Plays and Sings

Fifteen videos for the songs off To Record Only Water For Ten Days, directed by Vincent Gallo and starring John in various seemingly abandoned places, a white car and a dog that looks like a golden retriever. Minimalistic art at its best…or, whatever you’re willing to describe it as.

Stuff

Directed by Johnny Depp and Gibson “Gibby” Haynes, featuring John and, at one point, Timothy Leary, this film was handed out as promotional material with Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt. And it’s a mess – in every possible sense of that word.

Desert In Shape

Toni Oswald’s conceptual film, directed by and starring herself; with John, Clara Balzary and Matt Polish in support roles. Finished 12 years after filming, sporadically shown in small theatres over the next years. No proper release as of 2014, therefore on this list it’s under the first day of the year it was recorded.

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