LISTEN: John Frusciante’s New Tribute Song “Wayne”

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has a new track called “Wayne”, a tribute to his friend Wayne Forman. Check out the extensive and riveting guitar work and Frusciante’s brief dedication from his website below. John just posted the song on his blog (only his second post of 2013), sharing the tune he’d just recorded for his friend, who sadly passed away before having a chance to hear it. You can download the 102 Mb file from his OFFICIAL WEBSITE or below. Feel free to comment on the emotionally wrought tune, but please keep it in good taste.


This song was recorded for my friend Wayne Forman, the coolest, kindest friend anybody could ever have. When I used to play in arenas I would often mentally aim my playing at him. Wayne loved long guitar solos, and he was my favorite person in the audience to play for. As everyone who knew him is well aware, he was also the best chef ever. When I saw him two days ago, he was laying in front of a CD player, so when I came home I decided I’d make something for him. I recorded this solo for him to hear, but I finished it a day too late, so now it is a tribute to his memory. It is what he would have wanted me to play for him, and it is my offering to his family and friends all over the world, as well as anybody else. Wayno lives in our hearts forever, the greatest guy anybody could ever know. I’m so lucky to have been graced by his friendship. All the love in the world to him.