Live-Only Cover Bands

Brief information on cover bands featuring John Frusciante that only performed live, not related to his solo work as himself and Trickfinger, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, continuing collaborations with The Mars Volta and Black Knights, or meeting the criteria of there being a studio recording, which would otherwise have them listed collaborations page in the discography section.


H_A_T_E - Hops, Anarchy, Truth for Everyone live performance still

H.A.T.E. (Hops, Anarchy, Truth For Everyone) was a short-lived side project of Angelo Moore, founder of Fishbone; with Moore himself on vocals, John Frusciante on guitar, Flea on bass and Nik Alexander (formerly of the Germs) on drums.

They were covering songs by other, mostly hardcore artists. Some sources hint that H.A.T.E. was forced to break up in 1991 after too many Red Hot Chili Peppers’ fans started turning up at their shows, but this was never confirmed. A significant portion of H.A.T.E. live was filmed by Richard D. White and it surfaced on YouTube in 2007. There are no known H.A.T.E. studio recordings.

Songs HA.T.E. covered
Bad Brains – Sailin’ On
The Beatles – Helter Skelter
Black Flag – Jealous Again
Circle Jerks – Red Tape
Dead Kennedys – Police Truck
Minor Threat – Straight Edge
Minutemen – This Ain’t No Pic Nic

* Note: the videos have been made private by White. Last checked in November 2020.

Known H.A.T.E. shows
August 20th, 1989 @ Second Coming
March 16th, 1991 @ Club Lingerie


Still - Joy Division cover band

Still was an one-time Joy Division cover band. John sung and played guitar (thus being Ian Curtis and Bernard Somner at the same time), Flea played bass (thus being Peter Hook) and Josh Klinghoffer was on drums (thus being Stephen Morris).

The band played a single show at the Spaceland in Hollywood on October 10th, 2000 and the audio recording was made available to download more than eight years later. Video bootleg has not been released as of 2014, as per Still’s wishes.

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