Who is John Frusciante and what is his net worth 2018? John Frusciante is an American origin guitarist, producer, composer and singer. He is known for his performances as a member of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has been appreciated for his works by the critics and had also ranked number 18 on the Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of all time” in the year 2003 and 72 in the year 2011. Frusciante became a drug addict in the early nineties and had to undergo rehabilitation before he could start performing again.
John Frusciante was born on March 5, 1970 in Queens, New York. He was born to parents John Sr. and Gail. Both of them were trained musicians. Frusciante’s mother was a rising star vocalist but compromised with her career to give time to the house while his father was a Julliard-trained pianist. Their parents moved to Tucson, Arizona, and the Florida, where his father John Sr. served as a Broward County judge till the end of 2011. After their parents got separated Frusciante moved to Santa Monica, California with his mother.
Later on they moved to Mar Vista, Los Angeles to stay with his step-father. Frusciante has often said that his stepfather provided him the much needed support on his musical journey. He had begun learning to play the guitar at a very young age of eleven. Frusciante developed a keen interest in the works of Frank Zappa, and he would study them for hours at a stretch. Frusciante took classes at the Guitar Institute of Technology.
After the death of Slovak, guitarist of the band Red Hot Chilli Peppers another member of the band, Jack Irons could not cope up with the former’s death. One of the band members Flea proposed to audition Frusciante as he was already following the works of the band. Frusciante was selected and he was simply elated, he ran all over the house screaming about the news.
Thus, began Frusciante’s musical career that was an adventure of heavy metal, drugs and sex. Red Hot Chilli Peppers collaborated with many producers and kept on creating records that were topping the charts. Their record along with Frusciante, ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’ was an instant hit upon release.
He parted ways with the band in the year 1992 for developing addiction with drugs. He had to go through a rehab care at Las Encinas, a drug rehabilitation center. After getting fully recovered he joined the band back again in the year 1991 and they recorded their album ‘By the Way.’
John Frusciante Net Worth
An Italian by origin, Frusciante has made his career in the music industry and earned critical acclaim. Both his performances as a member of the band and his solo ones have been appreciated by his fans. Frusciante’s tryst with drugs and successful recovery has not been able to make a dent in his net worth that still stands at $15 million. He earned an estimated $6 million from his album Stadium Arcadium.
Right from the time of his departure from Red Hot Chilli Peppers, John has been focusing on his dream of making electronic music. He had recently expressed that he did not have any intentions to release and record albums. Instead he was just producing music for public consumption and releasing them on social media platforms like, SoundCloud and Bandcamp.