Frusciante's first performance with RHCP since the reunion
Anthony Kiedis, Flea and John Frusciante got together on stage for the first time since the RHCP reunion.
The performance took place Saturday at the Andrew Burkle memorial organized by Tony Hawk Foundation.
The Peppers were joined by Jane's Addiction's drummer Stephen Perkins instead of Chad Smith, with whom they performed a short set which included “Give It Away,” The Stooges' “I Wanna Be Your Dog” and Gang of Four’s “Not Great Men.”
As Rolling Stone writes, the first thing Flea recorded with Frusciante since his return was a Gang of Four cover for an upcoming tribute album.
Frusciante also briefly joined former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro during a brief Jane’s Addiction set for a rendition of their “Mountain Song.”
The concert occurred at the memorial for Andrew Burkle, the son of billionaire Ron Burkle who died in January at the age of 27.
“Thank you to the Burkle family for including us in your celebration of Andrew. His passion for life was contagious, and his spirit lives on through our work. A perfect example of Andrew’s magnetism was displayed this afternoon when this all-star lineup came together to perform Iggy Pop and GANG OF FOUR (and RHCP) songs in his honor. Thank you Andrew, we will miss you beyond words," Tony Hawk wrote on Instagram.