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