UK Magazine Q has just published it’s 300th edition and to celebrate it’s done various look-backs and reviews of past articles over those 300 editions and RHCP are mentioned a few times.
We have this article scanned in our magazine scan section if you want to see the full scans of the whole article and read more: Q May 2006 RHCP in Wonderland
RHCP’s By The Way is also named as one of the top 5 albums for 2002:
There is also a section on John Frusciante; I apologize for adding it here but my main RHCP website TheChiliSource is currently under-going a re-vamp and will be on/off-line over the next couple of days so I’m posting here so TCS followers can still be kept up to date
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante on his drugs decline Q157, October 1999
“When I was 27, I had a year of not feeling like myself, a year of feeling like I was an imposter who didn’t deserve to be called John Frusciante. It was the worst year of my life. I was smoking crack all day long, shooting heroin, shooting cocaine, drinking wine, taking valium. If I’d had a gun, I definitely would have killed myself. I would get these warnings from spirits saying, You don’t want to die now. I got back in touch with the spirit that is John Frusciante and I didn’t feel like an imposter any more.
“I’m really happy to be as much on my natural rhythms as I’m capable. I don’t smoke cigarettes, I don’t drink alcohol, I don’t do drugs. I’m in a healthy state of mind today. If tomorrow I’m off in a hotel and smoking crack, I can’t do anything about that. It’s what I’m driven to do if it’s what I’m driven to do and I can’t help that.”