Frusciante Won’t Be Part Of Chili Peppers Hall Of Fame Tribute

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March 6, 2012 | 5:56pm EST

The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ former guitarist John Frusciante will not attend the group’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony next month.
Drummer Chad Smith has revealed that he and the group have extended an invite to all their surviving bandmates, confirming his predecessors Jack Irons and Cliff Martinez will perform at the ceremony – but Frusciante will be a no-show.

Smith tells, “He didn’t feel comfortable coming, which we totally respect. We asked him… He said, ‘I’m just not really comfortable with that, but good luck and thanks for inviting me.’ It was all good. He’s the kind of guy, I think, that once he’s finished with something he’s just on to the next phase of his life. The Chili Peppers are not really on his radar right now.”