|Birth name||John Anthony Frusciante|
|Also known as||Trickfinger|
|Born||March 5, 1970|
Queens, New York City, U.S.
Frusciante joined the Chili Peppers at the age of 18 after the death of guitarist Hillel Slovak, and appeared on their album Mother's Milk (1989). His second album with the band, Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), was their breakthrough success. Overwhelmed by their newfound popularity, Frusciante quit in 1992; he became a recluse and fell into drug addiction. In 1998, he completed drug rehabilitation and rejoined the band. Their albums Californication (1999), By the Way (2002) and Stadium Arcadium (2006) were major commercial successes. He left the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2009 to focus on solo work, and rejoined in 2019.
Frusciante's solo work encompasses genres including experimental rock, ambient music and electronica. He released his first solo albums, Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt (1994) and Smile from the Streets You Hold (1997) during a period of drug addiction. He released six albums in 2004, each exploring different genres and recording techniques. In 2009, Frusciante released The Empyrean, which features Chili Peppers bassist Flea and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Frusciante also releases acid house under the alias Trickfinger. With Klinghoffer and Joe Lally, he has released two albums as Ataxia. He has also worked with acts including the Mars Volta, Duran Duran, Wu-Tang Clan, Swahili Blonde, Black Knights, the Bicycle Thief, Glenn Hughes, Ziggy Marley, Johnny Cash, George Clinton, Johnny Marr, and Dewa Budjana.
Frusciante was named one of the greatest guitarists by Rolling Stone and Gibson, and in a BBC poll. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2012.