Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and former guitarist John Frusciante reunite in public for first time in over a decade

The pair were spotted at a boxing match in LA over the weekend - where the first photo of the two of them together for 11 years was taken

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and the band’s former guitarist John Frusciante appeared in public together for the first time in 11 years over the weekend – see a picture of the two musicians below.

Frusciante left the long-running California band for the second time in 2009, having rejoined the group in 1998. He initially served as lead guitarist from 1988 to 1992, while his overall time in the band saw him feature on such albums as ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’, ‘By The Way’ and ‘Stadium Arcadium’.

Frusciante has largely kept out of the public eye since quitting the Chilis just under a decade ago – a decision which saw him skip the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.


However, the guitarist was pictured enjoying a reunion with his former bandmate Flea over the weekend, with the two spotted enjoying a boxing match in LA. According to Ultimate Guitar, it’s the first image to be taken of Frusciante and Flea together in 11 years.

John and Flea enjoying some boxing tonight at the @staplescenterla this makes me happy. Look at them smile at each other. ❤️ #johnfrusciante #flea #rhcp #redhotchilipeppers #staplescenter

Posted by Red Hot Chili Family on Saturday, July 28, 2018

Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Flea will finally release his memoir in 2018.

The official description of the memoir reads: “[The] iconic bassist and co-founder of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating life story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.”