Former Chili Peppers Star Frusciante Is Top Guitarist
Former RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star JOHN FRUSCIANTE has been named the greatest guitarist of the last 30 years.
The musician left the rock band after they embarked on a two-year hiatus in 2007, choosing not to rejoin the group when they reconvened last year (09). He is now focusing on his solo career, but his work with the Suck My Kiss hitmakers has helped propel him to the top of a new list to find the best guitarists of the last three decades.
Frusciante topped the poll by BBC 6 Music, seeing off competition from former Guns n' Roses rocker Slash, who claimed second place and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy in third.
Former The Smiths star Johnny Marr came fourth, while the top five was rounded out by Rage Against The MAChine's Tom Morello.