WATCH: Red Hot Chili Peppers play with John Frusciante for first time in over 12 years

10 February 2020, 12:52 | Updated: 10 February 2020, 12:57

Watch Anthony Kiedis and co play with their recently reunited guitarist for the first time since 2007.

Red Hot Chili Peppers performed with John Frusciante for the first time in 12 years on Saturday (8 February).

The By The Way rockers announced late last year that the guitarist had re-joined the band, and over the weekend Frusciante joined fellow band members Anthony Kiedis and Flea to play three songs at a memorial concert.

Watch their performance, in a video from RHCP Live.

Jane's Addiction's Stephen Perkins stepped in for the funk rockers' drummer Chad Smith at the show, which was put on by the Tony Hawk Foundation - set up by the retired pro skateboarder in memory of aspiring filmmaker Andrew Burke.

The skateboarding legend took to Instagram to share footage of the set, which saw the Chilis play their own Give It Away single alongside Gang of Four's Not Great Men, and The Stooges I Wanna Be Your Dog.

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and Anthony KIEDIS and John FRUSCIANTE. Picture: Paul Bergen/Redferns

Hawk wrote in his Instagram post: "Today we celebrated the life of Andrew Burkle. He was a beloved son, friend and brother to the lucky ones that surrounded him. Because of him, @tonyhawkfoundation had landmark fundraising events in Beverly Hills for 10 years in a row and I am forever grateful for his support in our mission. 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. #acbrox (sic)".

See Red Hot Chili Peppers' setlist at the charity gig:

1. Give It Away

2. I Wanna Be Your Dog

3. Not Great Men

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Josh Klinghoffer - who originally took over from John in 2009 - recently admitted his dismissal from Red Hot Chili Peppers was a "complete shock" but also "not a surprise".

"It's absolutely John's place to be in that band," he told Ultimate Guitar. "So that's why I'm happy for him, I'm happy that he's back with them.

"If John coming back had happened five years ago, it would have been hard for me, temporally, to weigh [my work] against what they had.

"Now, after 10 years, two tours, and almost three albums of writing, I'm really proud of what I did with them. I feel like we did create something."

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See the setlist for John Frusciante's last gig with RHCP at Leeds Festival in 2007:

1. Intro Jam

2. Can't Stop

3. Dani California

4. Otherside

5. Charlie

6. Throw Away Your Television

7. Snow ((Hey Oh))

8. Get on Top

9. Emit Remmus

10. Don't Forget Me (replaced Stadium Arcadium)

11. So Much I

12. She's Only 18

13. Right on Time

14. Californication

15. By the Way


16. C'mon Girl

17. Give It Away

18. Final Jam