Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Flea wanted to quit Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea admits he wanted to leave the American funk group when guitarist John Frusciante quit the band for the second time.
Great deals on musical instruments

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea wanted to quit the band when John Frusciante left for a second time.

The 48-year-old bassist admits he had serious doubts about continuing with the group when the guitarist - who has since been replaced by Josh Klinghoffer - finally quit in 2008, but eventually decided to stay after finding a "profound love" for his band, especially lead singer Anthony Kiedis.

He said: "I'd thought that if John did go that I would definitely not want to continue the band without him. But after he left, something kind of shifted in me and I found a really profound love for the Chili Peppers and particularly for Anthony."

Flea revealed Josh - who has toured with Gnarls Barkley and PJ Harvey as a session musician - is "way different" to John, but he revealed that is the "best" part about the guitarist.

He added to Q magazine: "The trickiest part of getting together with Josh for me was also the best, which is that he's completely different to John.

"There were things that I had come to expect John to do: he's such a phenomenal musician that I was used to playing something and - bam! - John would hit it.

"He and Chad [Smith, drummer] would lock in, and it was undeniably good. Josh is way different. He'd be floating around the outside with this ethereal, textural thing. It was like, 'Whoa! When's he gonna do the thing that we know?' And he didn't. I had to consciously say to myself, 'Dude, relax.' "

Posted on 29 Jul 2011 06:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.

13 Mar 2017 13:12
thumbnail

Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase

7 Mar 2017 15:23
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22
thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45

Recent Music News

thumbnail

In a three week celebration extravaganza, the city of Liverpool will be paying testament to the legendary Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

24 Mar 2017 14:48
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Until the 31st of May the CS18AI is available at an incredibly reduced price. Additionally, claim a free upgrade to PreSonus Studio One upon purchase.

17 Mar 2017 15:43