John Anthony Frusciante is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers across three stints. He has recorded five studio albums with them.
Frusciante has an active solo career, having released twelve solo albums and seven EPs; his recordings include elements ranging from experimental rock and ambient music to new wave and electronica. Frusciante also released two acid house albums and one EP under his alias Trickfinger. He has also recorded with numerous other artists, including the Mars Volta, for whom he was a studio guitarist from 2002 until 2008; Josh Klinghoffer and Joe Lally, with whom he released two albums as Ataxia; and various collaborations with both Klinghoffer and Omar Rodríguez-López. He has also produced or recorded with Duran Duran, Wu-Tang Clan, Swahili Blonde, Black Knights, The Bicycle Thief, Glenn Hughes, Ziggy Marley, Johnny Cash, George Clinton, Johnny Marr, Dewa Budjana and others.
At age 18, he joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers, first appearing on the band's 1989 album, Mother's Milk. The group's follow-up album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, was a breakthrough success.