John Anthony Frusciante (pronounced [fruːˈʃɑːnteɪ] (help·info)) (born March 5, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the former guitarist of the rock/funk band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he recorded five studio albums. Frusciante has an active solo career, having released ten albums under his own name, as well as two with now-Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and Joe Lally, as Ataxia. His solo recordings include elements ranging from experimental rock and ambient music to New Wave and electronica. Influenced by guitarists of various genres, Frusciante emphasizes melody and emotion in his guitar playing, and favors vintage guitars and analog recording techniques.
Favourite album might have to go to The Empyrean especially Dark/Light. Something about the fact that he was strung out on so many drugs during the production of most of his albums translates into his music and therefor into its listener, who is most likely also on something.
Let's just hope he stays alive and active enough to continue pumping out more mush, but this time when I say mush it's in the form of a compliment.