Chili Pepper's Ghosts Forced Him To Quit

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist JOHN FRUSCIANTE's heroin addiction became so bad in the early nineties, the "400 ghosts" in his head told him to quit the funky band.

Frusciante - who rejoined the group in 1998 for the recording of the CALIFORNICATION album - walked out half way through the group's Japanese tour in 1992, and subsequently retreated into secluded life filled with hard drugs and erratic behaviour.

The now-clean musician reflects, "I had a weird premonition that I should quit immediately after I finished my guitar parts on BLOODSUGARSEXMAGIK.

"I'd say to myself, 'I know you don't have any reason to, but you've gotta quit the band.' I had this feeling that the road was really gonna f*** with me.

"I didn't want to do it anymore. I felt like a guy with 400 ghosts telling him what to do all the time."

13/08/2003 17:20

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