Total Guitar

THE REINVENTIO­N OF JOHN FRUSCIANTE

- Video Jamie Hunt Photograph­y Jonathan Weiner

IN HIS FIRST ALBUM WITH THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS IN 16 YEARS, JOHN FRUSCIANTE HAS REDEFINED HOW HE PLAYS THE GUITAR. HIS VISION: TO FIND A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE EXPLOSIVE VIRTUOSITY OF EDDIE VAN HALEN AND THE VISCERAL POWER OF KURT COBAIN. IN A MAJOR NEW INTERVIEW BEGINNING ON PAGE 40, JOHN REVEALS HOW HE FELL IN LOVE WITH ROCK MUSIC AGAIN – AND HOW HE FINDS FRESH INSPIRATIO­N IN EVERYTHING FROM JAZZ TO POST-PUNK. ALSO IN THIS 23-PAGE SPECIAL: JOHN’S TIPS ON HOW TO BECOME A BETTER, “MORE EXPRESSIVE” GUITARIST; HIS GUIDE TO FOUR MODERN PLAYERS WHO ARE ROCKING HIS WORLD; VIDEO LESSONS FOR THREE FRUSCIANTE RIFFS, INCLUDING NEW BANGER BLACK SUMMER; AND THE TOP 10 FRUSCIANTE -ERA CHILIS SONGS – AS VOTED FOR BY YOU!

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