Guest Appearances

The list of songs John did with other musicians, minus full albums he plays on; those are treated as collaborations. The two earliest appearances on The Mars Volta albums have been cross-listed on the page containing all of John’s releases with the group.

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Flea - Washington Bullets
Released: July 19, 2016 Release Format: Video stream Label: Self-released

A recording from 1991 listed with its eventual release date. Flea on bass and vocals, John on guitar, Stephen Perkins on drums, Cherie Westridge on backing vocals.

Le Bucherettes - My Half
Released: September 18, 2015 Release Format: Track Label: Ipecac

John is featured on this track from Le Bucherettes' album "A Raw Youth", which was produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and also features Iggy Pop on another track.

Duran Duran - Paper Gods (4 songs)
Released: September 11, 2015 Release Format: Tracks Label: Warner Bros.

John is on What Are the Chances?, Butterfly Girl, The Universe Alone and Northern Lights. The last song is available only on the deluxe edition on the album and he has no composer credits, as per liner notes.

Achozen - Secure
Released: July 7, 2015 Release Format: Internal memory of a speaker Label: ?

John is on a single track from the Achozen self-titled debut album, which is available solely on the internal memory of a Boombotix Pro special edition speaker. We have not heard it yet and we guess that you didn't, either!

Truth Hurts feat. Joe Young - Naked
Released: May 12, 2015 Release Format: Stream only Label: GnG Entertainment

A rework of John's track "Glowe" from the 2012 Letur-Lefr EP, for the #alllivesmatter campaign. Features Truth Hurts on vocals and Joe Young's freestyling.

Amanda Jo Williams - You're The Father of My Songs Amanda Jo Williams - You're The Father of My Songs
Released: May 21, 2013 Release Format: Tracks (?) Label: Neurotic Yell Records

Alt-country/freak folk singer-songwriter released her fourth album for NYL. You're The Father of My Songs, among others, features John playing organ and piano on, as of yet, unspecified songs.

Sexual Castle - Flip The Scrip Sexual Castle - Pleasure Pyramid
Released: January 3, 2013 Release Format: Stream only Label: Neurotic Yell Records

Ladies of Sexual Castle are making "music for strawberry lovers". John can be found playing guitar on the song Flip The Scrip. This release is using the month the song was posted, as it's a demo; the debut titled Pleasure Pyramid is, as of now, set to be released in April 2014.

BIGDOXX - Indigenous Rhythm BIGDOXX + NDT - Doxxology
Released: December 12, 2012 Release Format: Stream only Label: Neurotic Yell Records

DOXXOLOGY, a collaboration between Kehinde "Doxx" Cunningham + Nicole Turley, initially named BIG DOXX & NDT, then renamed to NIKI DOXX, solely to be renamed again, has one track so far- Indigenous Rhythm; featuring the said artists, one of their usual suspects and, of course, John on guitar. Stream only.

VAGENDA - H (Heart) H (remix) VAGENDA - Volume 2
Released: July 1, 2012 Release Format: Stream only Label: Neurotic Yell Records

Track for VAGENDA's second effort, now past its 2013 release date, H(heart)H is a remix of a Weave! song from their second EP and it features John on guitar once again. Also available as a bonus with digital download of the EP. Until released on VAGENDA Vol 2, using month the track was posted.

VAGENDA - I Wanta Go and The Golden Coral (remixes) VAGENDA - volume 1 (updated cover)
Released: May 12, 2012 Release Format: EP (digital only) Label: Neurotic Yell Records

John contributed guitar on two tracks on the first release of one of Nicole Turley's projects. One is a remix of BIGDOXX's I Wanta Go with Arianna "Lady" Basco, other a remix of Swahili Blonde's The Golden Coral; with Viv Albertine, formerly of The Slits.

Catherine Ringer - Prends-moi Catherine Ringer - Ring'n'Roll
Released: May 31, 2011 Release Format: Track Label: PID

Catherine Ringer, of Les Rita Mitsuoko fame, released a solo album titled Ring 'n Roll. John's on the track titled Prends-Moi. How did this happen? Hint: RZA is the producer of this. The song received a number of positive reviews.

Warpaint - Billie Holiday Warpaint - Exquisite Corpse front cover image
Released: October 6, 2009 Release Format: Track Label: Manimal Vinyl

John played mellotron on the track Billie Holiday; and mixed the entire Exquisite Corpse, the EP (minus the song added on its third release). He was also seen manipulating sound at a couple of band's early concerts in 2007/2008.

N.A.S.A - Way Down N.A.S.A's Spirit Of Apollo cover art
Released: February 17, 2009 Release Format: Track Label: ANTI-

John, RZA and Barbie Hatch on track built over a sample of Ton & Sergio's Vou Sair Do Cativero. The song is a story of a girl who fell in love with the devil and visited the underworld. A clip from the N.A.S.A. documentary is showing John singing in the studio, presumably doing backing vocals for the chorus over the sample.

George Clinton - Let The Good Times Roll
Released: September 16, 2008 Release Format: Track Label: Shanachie

On his most recent album, the funk legend covered the Shirley and Lee classic. Three out of four RHCP members joined in, along with Kim Manning. John is supposedly one of the four vocalists on the song, though none sound like him. But two things are for sure: this was his last known recording with RHCP and he's on the cover.

RZA - Up Again Bobby Digital - Digi Snacks
Released: June 24, 2008 Release Format: Track Label: Wu Music Group/Koch

One of supposedly many things done by John and RZA of the Wu-Tang clan has seen the light of the day on the third Bobby Digital album and RZA's fourth overall. JF plays guitar on this haunting song and is also credites as its co-producer.

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Glosa Picaresca Wou Mên Calibration
Released: February 5, 2008 Release Format: Track Label: N20, Rodriguez Lopez Productions

John contributed lyrics and vocals to an oddly titled song from one of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's numerous solo albums. They're heavily distorted, so it's hard to understand what he's singing (some media even referred to this as "singing"). The album was recorded in 2005.

Dave Gahan - Saw Something Dave Gahan - Saw Something single
Released: January 14, 2008 Release Format: Track Label: Mute, Virgin

Depeche Mode singer's leading single from the second solo album, Hourglass was peppered by John's guitar solo. He does not appear in the music video, though.

Wu-Tang Clan - The Heart Gently Weeps Wu-Tang Clan - The Heart Gently Weeps
Released: October 3, 2007 Release Format: Track Label: SRC/Universal Motown

The first single of Wu-Tang Clan's 8 Diagrams album. John and Dhani Harrison take the guitars, Erykah Badu joins on vocals. As its name suggests, the song contains an interpolation of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".

Perry Farrell's Satellite Party - Hard Life Easy Perry Farrell's Satellite Party - Ultra Payloaded
Released: May 29, 2007 Release Format: Track Label: Columbia records

Perry Farrell and his wife Etty, joined by Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, record a whole ode to love, featuring just about everyone, including the late Jim Morrison (!). John, Flea and Chad Smith are on one of the tracks.

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - If Gravity Lulls I Can Hear The World Pant Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo
Released: May 29, 2007 Release Format: Track Label: Gold Standard Laboratories

Another Omar Rodriguez-Lopez album (this time a soundtrack), another song that John's featured on, another cryptic title; more stellar music.

Bob Forrest - The Dying Song Bob Forrest - Modern Folk And Blues: Wednesday
Released: September 19, 2006 Release Format: Track Label: Lakeshore Records

On his first solo album featuring only other artists' songs;Bob Forrest covers John's haunting ballad from the Brown Buny soundtrack; and has the maestro sing the backing vocals as well. Curiously enough, some people prefer this version to the original.

Glenn Hughes - This Is How I Feel Glenn Hughes - Music for the Divine
Released: June 9, 2006 Release Format: Track Label: Demolition Records

Glenn Hughes releases Music for the Divine, recorded at Chad Smith's home. John guests on two tracks - This Is How I Feel and previously soundtrack-released cover of Nights In White Satin.

Glenn Hughes - Nights In The White Satin Stealth soundtrack
Released: July 29, 2005 Release Format: Track Label: EPIC/Sony music soundtrax

A cover of Moody Blues' signature hit gets a Glenn Hughes treatment. Chad Smith drums, John plays guitar and sings the gentle, yet dramatic backing vocals.

The Mars Volta - L'Via L'Viaquez The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
Released: March 1, 2005 Release Format: Tracks Label: GSL, Strummer, Universal

On Frances the Mute, The Mars Volta's second album, John chips in the first two guitar solos on the song L'Via L'Viaquez.

Ekkehard Ehlers & John Frusciante - Grissaise 1 Tempo Techink Teamwork
Released: October 19, 2004 Release Format: Track Label: Staubgold

German label Staubgold publishes its compilation. Ekkehard Ehers and John team up for an instrumental titled Grissaise 1. If you're looking for the most soothing item in the entire collection of guest appearances and collaborations; this is the one.

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - 4 songs on A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack, Vol. 1 Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume One
Released: August 31, 2004 Release Format: Tracks Label: Gold Standard Laboratories

The first out of many albums to come for the mastermind behind The Mars Volta. John guests on four songs: Dyna Sark Arches, Here The Tame Go By, Dramatic Theme and The Palpitations Form A Limit; twice on guitar, twice on synths

Johnny Cash - Heart of Gold Johnny Cash - Unhearthed box set
Released: November 25, 2003 Release Format: Track Label: American Recordings

The third collaboration with Johnny Cash sees the light of the day as a part of the Unhearthed box set. It's a cover of Neil Young's "Heart of Gold".

David Bowie featuring Maynard James Keenan & John Frusciante - Bring Me The Disco King [Lohner mix] Underworld OST
Released: September 2, 2003 Release Format: Track Label: Lakeshore

On a soundtrack he produced for the horror film Underworld; Danny Lohner remixed David Bowie song "Bring Me The Disco King". Maynard James Keenan of Tool joins in as the vocalist, while John plays guitar. According to Lohner, this is the album's highest point.

The Mars Volta - Cicatriz ESP The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium
Released: June 24, 2003 Release Format: Tracks Label: GSL, Strummer, Universal

The Mars Volta released their critically acclaimed debut LP, De-Loused in the Comatorium in 2003. While his former band mate Flea plays bass throughout it, John joins in with guitar and synth treatments on the track Cicatriz Esp.

Ziggy Marley - Rainbow In The Sky Ziggy Marley - Dragonfly
Released: April 14, 2003 Release Format: Track Label: Private Music

A whole ensemble of musicians joins Ziggy Marley on this album. John plays guitar on Rainbow In The Sky; and Flea's on bass.

Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus and We'll Meet Again Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
Released: November 5, 2002 Release Format: Tracks Label: American Recordings

Johnny Cash's series of cover songs done for Rick Rubin's American Recordings label goes on. John records two songs' guitar parts, but never actually meets Cash in studio. The songs are Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus and Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again.

New Order feat. Moby, Billy Corgan, John Frusciante - New Dawn Fades (Live) 24 Hour Party People OST
Released: August 6, 2002 Release Format: Label: Sire/London/Rhino

For the film on Manchester of the 80s and the Acid House, a lot of musicians of that period were featured. New Order recorded a special live version of Joy Division's New Dawn Fades, featuring Moby, Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins and JF. This occurred in Los Angeles, on 05th of August 2001.

Macy Gray - Sweet Baby Macy Gray - The ID
Released: September 18, 2001 Release Format: Track Label: Sony

Macy Gray releases her second major label album. On the lead single Sweet Baby, Erykah Badu joins on backing vocals and John plays subtle guitar.

Tricky - #1 Da Woman and Girls Tricky - Blowback
Released: June 26, 2001 Release Format: Tracks Label: Hollywood Records

Tricky does what was in fashion in early 2000s - invites everyone to perform on his album. RHCP are on two tracks and John also takes lead vocals on #1 Da Woman, which is a rework of the Wonder Woman TV show theme; while Anthony Kiedis sings on Girls

Messy - A System For Shutting Everything Out Things Behind The Sun film poster
Released: January 7, 2001 Release Format: Track Label: None

Bauhaus' Doug DeAngelis teams up with John, Flea and Josh Klinghoffer upon hearing them cover Joy Division; in an effort to create a track with the early-80s British alternative scene vibe for Alison Anders' film Things Behind The Sun. The result, is splendid; but the soundtrack was cancelled.

Fishbone - Shakey Ground Fishbone - Psychotic Friends Nuttwerk
Released: March 21, 2000 Release Format: Track Label: Hollywood Records

On their sixth studio album, Fishbone and the Familyhood Nextperience Present: The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx; Fishbone get a lot of their friends to play. The opening track is a cover of The Temptations' Shakey Ground, John, Flea and Chad. Apparently, as per Flea's request, everyone had to strip and play in the nude, for a special vibe.

Milla - Bring It On Milla
Released: January 1, 2000 Release Format: Track Label: None/Unreleased

Model, actress and singer has done a lot of demos after having published her first album and John is playing guitar on one of them. This listing is using the year the song was most likely recorded and it's free to download on Milla's site; so if you're interested in it; you can easily obtain it.

Perry Farrell - Rev Perry Farrell - Rev
Released: November 9, 1999 Release Format: Track Label: Warner Bros.

Perry Farrell releases a compilation album of Jane's Addiction and Porno For Pyros' songs, the first song being new material. John is credited for additional guitars on it, later he claimed that he played a single note, which he was probably supposed to play the way he did. Weird, but true.

The Bicycle Thief - Cereal Song The Bicycle Thief - You Come And Go Like A Pop Song
Released: October 5, 1999 Release Format: Track Label: Golden Voice Records

Bob Forrest's one-off project, featuring Josh Klinghoffer, released their album in 1999. John plays guitar on "Cereal Song", often mislabeled as "Heroin" and mistook as his solo track, for whatever reason.

Banyan - Grease The System and La Sirena Banyan - Anytime At All
Released: February 23, 1999 Release Format: Tracks Label: Cyber Octave

On the second out of their three albums, Stephen Perkins' self-proclaimed "alt-rock graveyard" delivers a magnificent bunch of songs. John guests on two back-to-back tracks: Grease The System and La Sirena. Footage from the sessions that lead to these tunes have been circulating on YouTube for a while.

Peace Choir - Give Peace A Chance Peace Choir - Give Peace A Chance
Released: July 1, 1991 Release Format: Track Label: Virgin Records America Inc.

At the peak of Gulf War, Lenny Kravitz gathered a lot of musicians to record a cover of John Lennon's Give Peace A Chance. The idea was supported by Yoko Ono and Sean Ono Lennon who also took part. John and Flea are in it, too; as well as everyone from the Eurovision runner-up Amina, to the rock pioneer Little Richard.

Nina Hagen - Divine Love, Sex And Romance Nina Hagen - Nina Hagen Street
Released: June 22, 1991 Release Format: Track Label: Mercury

In addition to having inspired the lead single off BloodSugarSexMagik by having allowed Anthony Kiedis to take her jacket; Nina Hagen also had the Peppers in studio for her album, Nina Hagen Street. John is credited - albeit as John "Fraciante", for composing, producing and playing guitar on the song Divine Love, Sex and Romance.

Kristen Vigard - Slave To My Emotions Kristen Vigard - self-titled
Released: August 21, 1990 Release Format: Track Label: Private Music

Kristen Vigard toured with RHCP and Fishbone as one of the background singers and appeared on the Mother's Milk album. John composed Slave To My Emotions and played guitar on it. This would be his first collaboration out of many more to come.


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