"When I first stopped doing drugs, the hardest thing was to get back to being able to function as a person. Your mind and body becomes used to it, and you just feel like this real boring person when you stop. And there was about nine months where I didn’t even feel like I deserved to be called John Frusciante. So I would just dance.” John Frusciante
“I was 18 when I joined the band. I was totally off balance. When I quit I was 22 and I just thought everything’s over. I needed time to do absolutely nothing - time to have no responsibilities other than to experience life. The resentment I built up against Anthony is real personal stuff. Honestly, I think in his soul he really wanted me to be exactly what I am, but he has certain needs from people that even he has no explanations for.” - John Frusciante
“When I was 26 years and had no place to live, sitting in stationary car of my friend Toni, and smoking marijuana coming from their livelihoods, I was not allowed to smoke in her car, wondering if my life was ending or if it was a start, hearing REM and Radiohead, I felt that radio was my company (along with my K-7’s Bob Marley and the Butthole Surfers).”
This song was recorded for my friend Wayne Forman, the coolest, kindest friend anybody could ever have. When I used to play in arenas I would often mentally aim my playing at him. Wayne loved long guitar solos, and he was my favorite person in the audience to play for. As everyone who knew him is well aware, he was also the best chef ever. When I saw him two days ago, he was laying in front of a CD player, so when I came home I decided I’d make something for him. I recorded this solo for him to hear, but I finished it a day too late, so now it is a tribute to his memory. It is what he would have wanted me to play for him, and it is my offering to his family and friends all over the world, as well as anybody else. Wayno lives in our hearts forever, the greatest guy anybody could ever know. I’m so lucky to have been graced by his friendship. All the love in the world to him.
- John Frusciante