Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante Fake Album Pranks Fans

UPDATE: The quote from John Frusciante was also fabricated by RHCPTV5, meaning they are solely responsible for the prank, not Frusciante.

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante appeared to have a new album called Ghosts over the weekend, with a tracklist ‘leaking’ online.

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New songs then also ‘leaked,’ with a copyright notice even being sent to the person who uploaded one of the songs.

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Frusciante then released a statement:

“It all came about recently. I have this group of friends that share music and love and cat stories, late one night a good friend of mine and a fellow traveller of the 4th dimension came to me with this song he made, it was originally called Things That Go Bump In The Night.. It was a recording that he made overnight while he slept. He captured noises from the spirit world and added some sounds of his own. That song is called Pareidolia. Pareidolia is a phenomenon whereby one can perceive to see or hear something that’s not there, hidden messages if you will. This particularly applies to my favorite track from the record; St. Nuc. I decided to experiment, could I release a song by a guy nobody knows of, and simply attach my name to it, and cause a stir. Well, yeah apparently. There are no ghosts. I mean there is no ghosts. It was all down to Asa C-H.”

Uhhhm, sorry. -JF

  • Felonious Punk

    What a fucking idiot. Those song titles prove just how hard this burnout is trying to be “different” and unique. It makes perfect sense to release a fake album for your fans; I’m sure they’ll just love that one. Maybe he should focus more on marrying someone who isn’t an obvious golddiggerous bimbo taking him for $20K+ a month.

    • dobie

      Except he didn’t do the prank. A so called “fan” did.

      • Felonious Punk

        Sure had me fooled. Looks like everyone was. The sad thing is, whoever came up with that alleged Frusciante statement managed to sound just like the way that idiot actually talks in real life..

        • gounei

          Whoa, has the guy hurt your feelings in any way? Would you like to share it with the group?

          • Felonious Punk

            You’re right, I’m super bummed that his 27th solo album of turgid, burnout guitar noodling isn’t coming to fruition. My hopes were up in the sky.

          • gounei

            Josh Klinghoffer, is that you?

    • John

      I guess it’s better being a “burnout” rather than a never was assclown who’s claim to fame is posting snarky comments on this website every day.

      • Felonious Punk

        LoL probably

        Except my snarky comments are way more entertaining than any John Frusciante solo record.

        • dobie

          Well I’d have to disagree. Not a RHCP fan but love Frusciante’s solo stuff. Horses for courses though. You clearly hate the guy and that’s fine with me. Your perogative.

          • Felonious Punk

            Hate the guy? Not the case in any way. I just find him to be an overrated, overglorified drughead who is incredibly boring but hailed as a genius. Just my opinion though.

          • dobie

            But, apart from the drug head part which was down to him (but I think he has been clean for a while), the overrated and over glorified part of your opinion is down to the fans and not the musician, surely? The rest is subjective as previously addressed.

          • Felonious Punk

            Sure

  • dobie

    He didn’t do this prank. A “fan” did

  • feelin

    Mark. are you really so idiot? 🙁

  • trndabojzna

    ich hate johny fans, because they haten johny.

  • gounei

    And why is this news…? Shouldn’t the headline be “idle fan shows just how much free time he has in his hands”? I mean, I’m idle too and I don’t go to these lengths…