Added: June 10, 2007
Q Magazine, April 2004
#25 John Frusciante
Chilis' guitarist who lost the plot -- and his teeth
In 1992, the guitar prodigy bailed on the Red Hot Chili Peppers because the voices in his head were telling him to take heroin and cocaine -- which he did, constantly, for the next six years, decamping to the Hollywood Hills and getting so wrecked that his teeth fell out. In 1998, he successfully completed rehab and rejoined the band.
In 1997, Frusciante recorded the solo album Smile From the Streets You Hold in large part because he needed drug money.
He's So Crazy
"To me, music is the...voice of all the people who have lived and died. At least the ones that I'm connected to."