John Frusciante performed with Red Hot Chilli Peppers for the first time after 13 years at a memorial concert in honor for the filmmaker Andrew Burkle on Saturday.
Singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, and guitarist Frusciante performed a three-set, their hit “Give It Away” alongside covers of The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog” and Gang of Four’s “Not Great Men”. “Not Great Men” was a tribute to Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill, who produced Chili Peppers’ first studio album, and who recently passed away over a week ago at the age of 64.
Thank you to the Burkle family for including us in your celebration of Andrew. His passion for life was contagious & his spirit lives on through our work at @THF.
A good example of Andrew’s magnetism was on display when this all-star lineup came together to play Iggy Pop #acbrox pic.twitter.com/8F3WjGT8K7
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 9, 2020
From Dave Navarro's Instagram pic.twitter.com/iT8DNzxPh5
— RHCP Live (@redhot_live) February 8, 2020
GIVE IT AWAY com John Frusciante pic.twitter.com/lf0MPDqfWY
— RHCP Brasil (@RHCPbr) February 9, 2020
Chili Peppers’ first legitimate concert with Frusciante will kick off in May headlining at a trio of festivals such as the Gulf Shores’ Hangout, Boston Calling, and BottleRock in Napa Valley. The band are also in the works on a new album this year.