Monday, 22 April 2013


On April 7, 2013, Frusciante released through his web site a tribute song named "Wayne" in memory of his friend Wayne Forman. I found out today, April 22, 2013, so it is still quite 'brand new'. Enjoy 10 minutes of perhaps one of the best guitar solos in the past few years (as one comment said 'this is like sugar to ears')

"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. Wayne 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. 

- John"

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