Red Hot Chili Peppers fans rejoiced back in December when the band announced that former guitarist John Frusciante would once again rejoin the band following a ten-year absence. On Saturday, Frusciante took the stage with RHCP bandmates Anthony Kiedis and Flea for a performance at a memorial for Andrew Burkle, son of billionaire investor Ronald Burkle, who died at the age of 26 on Thursday, January 6th.

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Hosted by the Tony Hawk Foundation, the almost-RHCP reunion performance featured Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins filling in for Chad Smith. The brief set featured covers of songs by Iggy Pop (“I Wanna Be Your Dog”) and Gang of Four (“Not Great Men”) in addition to a run through Chili Peppers favorite, “Give It Away”.

Watch some clips of the performance below, including one captured by Tony Hawk himself:

Kiedis, Flea, Frusciante, & Perkins – “I Wanna Be Your Dog” [Iggy Pop] – 2/8/20

Kiedis, Flea, Frusciante, & Perkins – “Give It Away” [Red Hot Chili Peppers] – 2/8/20

[Video: Victor Fidelis]

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[Video: Maxime Chao]

The rest of Jane’s Addiction was also on hand for a performance of their own. They, too, welcomed John Frusciante to the stage during their set for a performance of “Mountain Song”. Of note, Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro briefly served as a replacement for Frusciante when he left the band for the first time in the ’90s. Watch a clip of Frusciante playing with Jane’s Addiction below:

Jane’s Addiction w/ John Frusciante – “Mountain Song” (partial) – 2/8/20

[Video: RHCPtv1]


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Red Hot Chili Peppers have a handful of major festival dates on the books and a new album featuring John Frusciante on guitar in the works. For a list of upcoming tour dates, head here.

[H/T Rolling Stone]