New Frusciante/Rodriguez-Lopez Group
2014-01-14 by Alex Carlson | 66 Comments

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is teaming up with long-time friend
and former Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez for a brand new project called Kimono
Kult.

Kimono Kult also features Le Butcherettes and Bosnian Rainbows vocalist/guitarist Teri
Gender Bender, former WEAVE! drummer Nicole Turley (who is also married to Frusciante),
Dante Vs Zombies leader Dante Adrian White, and former The Like bassist Laena Geronimo.

The band's sound is said to mix electronic, avant-garde, jazz and dub styles, a crazy brew
of experimental influences that's to be expected from Rodriguez-Lopez and Frusciante.
The group's first recording, a four-song EP called Hiding in the Light will be
released on the band's Bandcamp page on March 4, but is available for pre-order right now.

This isn't the first time Frusciante and Rodriguez-Lopez have joined forces. The two
released a collab album, Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante, in 2010 and
Frusciante was a frequent guest guitarist on a number of albums from Rodriguez-Lopez's
former band, The Mars Volta.

Source: http://loudwire.com/former-red-hot-chili-peppers-mars-volta-members-launch-new-
project-kimono-kult/

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Band Page: Kimono Kult

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SnakeDelilah
January 14th 2014

5405 Comments


I wanted this to be a Anthony Kiedis/Cedric Bixler supergroup god damn it

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decoyoctopus
January 14th 2014

103 Comments


This could be really good. Could be.

JS19
January 14th 2014

4161 Comments


woah

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XingKing
January 14th 2014

10037 Comments


I was excited until I read the article..

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 14th 2014

11873 Comments


hmm

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FourthReich
January 14th 2014

17071 Comments


holy shit this sounds dopeee frooshhhhhhhh, fuck all y'all

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Rowan5215
January 14th 2014

24415 Comments


Omar sucks
Froosh should be doing the vocals

FourthReich
January 14th 2014

17071 Comments


yea im doubting the significance of his roll a bit since there's a bunch of guitarists

Green Baron
January 14th 2014

18092 Comments


who's their singer? thought Cedric would be doing voclas

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Kris.
January 14th 2014

12152 Comments


yeah, can't support anything Omar does anymore, will continue to wait for Zavalaz which will rule

FourthReich
January 14th 2014

17071 Comments


why would you think that, doubt ced and omar will ever work with each other again

Wizard
January 14th 2014

19210 Comments


This sounds fucking terrible considering both bands recent outputs have been shit.

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FourthReich
January 14th 2014

17071 Comments


the john frusciante band

Green Baron
January 14th 2014

18092 Comments


no i meant when i heard there would be a rhcp/tmv supergroup that cedric would be in it and sing

FourthReich
January 14th 2014

17071 Comments


that would be to good to be true dude, and idk what rhcp has to do with this

tommygun
January 14th 2014

23572 Comments


will either be amazing or terrible

depends what drugs omar and froosh were on before hittin the studio

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FourthReich
January 14th 2014

17071 Comments


if froosh hears any spirits it'll be amazing

tommygun
January 14th 2014

23572 Comments


check the record 'omar rodriguez lopez & john frusciante' (the one w a polaroid pic of a red fender jag) that shit is tight

FourthReich
January 14th 2014

17071 Comments


yea ive never jammed that for some reason but will check obvs

johnnyblaze
January 14th 2014

2595 Comments


not a fan of that vocalist, will listen, but im not getting my hopes up.

Calc
January 14th 2014

11989 Comments


wow interesting stuff

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tommygun
January 14th 2014

23572 Comments


saw le butcherettes live and she ruled but their record is kinda bleh

Dunpeal
January 14th 2014

3595 Comments


supergroup of ultra megastars

aircycle
January 14th 2014

886 Comments


could be cool

to the guy that was hoping for anthony/cedric instead of john/omar...wat

gripsmoke
January 14th 2014

8 Comments


Should have been Jon Theodore, Flea, John Frusciante, Ikey Owens, and Cedric Bixler-Zavala

Dunpeal
January 14th 2014

3595 Comments


that wouldn't be as super tho since this is already the superestgroup

tommygun
January 14th 2014

23572 Comments


they already made an album it's called deloused

aircycle
January 14th 2014

886 Comments


actually yeah this article title is misleading considering JF hasn't been in rhcp in 5+ years and has collaborated with omar before

botb
January 14th 2014

9529 Comments


sounds like this could be cool but honestly probably won't.
Should have been Jon Theodore, Flea, John Frusciante, Ikey Owens, and Cedric Bixler-Zavala [2]

dannyboy89
January 14th 2014

11911 Comments


Looks interesting.

Multifarious
January 14th 2014

97 Comments


This could be pretty great, we'll see what happens.

AtomicShane
January 14th 2014

1756 Comments


^_^

MyNameIsPencil
January 14th 2014

497 Comments


This could be a really cool group, I'll have to keep up with them

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InbredJed
January 14th 2014

5605 Comments


hmmmm

Ending
January 14th 2014

1889 Comments


Kind of a misleading title. Doesn't interest me that much but if they threw in Cedric or something then maybe I'd check it out.

ZippaThaRippa
January 14th 2014

2415 Comments


Supergroups are almost universally terrible. A band is not equal to the sum of its parts.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 14th 2014

23798 Comments


you guys are crazy, Teri Gender Bender is fucking awesome. Listen to Bosnian Rainbows if you haven't already. This makes way more sense than having Cedric in this band lol.

tommygun
January 14th 2014

23572 Comments


aids have you heard le butcherettes

sniper
January 14th 2014

18955 Comments


ye i saw bosnian rainbows perform a few months ago and they were tight, this will probably be pretty solid.

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sniper
January 14th 2014

18955 Comments


cedric hasn't sounded good since like 2006 anyway, why would anyone want that.

DamnVanne
January 14th 2014

1769 Comments


This is going to be a racket

DamnVanne
January 14th 2014

1769 Comments


a noisy hurricane of an effort

PostMesmeric
January 14th 2014

318 Comments


To everyone upset about the headline, I do apologize, but there's only so much you write in such a small text box for headlines. It also sucks that these guys have such long last names. Had to make do. Sorry about the confusion either way.

On topic, though...uh...whatever. I'm more interested in what Cedric's doing lately. I never really got into Bosnian Rainbows, though Omar and John's other collab album was actually really good. Also, Omar and Teri sure are working together a lot. I mean...a WHOLE lot.

decoyoctopus
January 14th 2014

103 Comments


Ok, let's be honest here folks.
Cedric is not a great vocalist, and has never been. His raw energy and enthusiasm in ATDI is what made him good, and on occasion his whiny voice was bearable in TMV. Omar is not really a great guitarist either (he has had a few momentary lapses of guitar genius in his career, but its mostly just been pretentious prog wankery). TMV has really allowed themselves to be carried by their production and not by substance.

Furthermore, I get the feeling that either Cedric or Omar must be a tremendous Diva because first Cedric and Omar departed from ATDI due to creative differences with the other band members, and then TMV had constant lineup changes throughout their career, with Cedric and Omar really being the only constant band members and the faces of the project. Now that they don't work together, its anyone's guess which one is the 'misunderstood genius' diva who doesn't play well with others. Whatever the case, Frusciante is an actual musical prodigy (his solo work is phenomenal). If he has most of the creative control of this project, it will probably be pretty good.

dimsim3478
January 14th 2014

4735 Comments


will either be amazing or terrible

Nah, I think it's probably gonna be pretty average. I had the same theory about Bosnian Rainbows and it just turned out being average, and I think Zavalaz will also just be average.

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MaskAtTheMasquerade
January 14th 2014

2887 Comments


woooooaahh

dixoncocks
January 14th 2014

2433 Comments


The term "supergroup" makes me think of a bunch of middle aged, currently irrelevant musicians who are trying to relive their glory days and bank off nostalgia. That being said I'm definitely gonna check this out.

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Skoj
January 14th 2014

1089 Comments


I can only imagine how much sleeping would get done watching these guys play together.

Seriously, the TMV/RHCP tour was horrible, and I used to love both bands.

Vespiion
January 14th 2014

1221 Comments


This has promise, but it's left to be seen whether the "four songs of electro / dub / afro-beat /
avant-freak / jazz-like conversations of instrumental ecstasy" are actually any good.

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counterintelligences
January 14th 2014

145 Comments


skoj why dont you read the entire news post, its not both bands just putting on a live performance. it's a collabo with one member from each band durr da durrrrrrrrr

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2014

1981 Comments


Headline had me kind of interested. Body of the news article had me not at all surprised. Far from a supergroup, far from the first time these two have worked with each other.

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dixoncocks
January 15th 2014

2433 Comments


"its not both bands just putting on a live performance"

If I saw RHCP/TMV put on a snooze fest, Id be so butthurt that it would totally ruin any future endeavors they might have for me.

XingKing
January 15th 2014

10037 Comments


@decoyoctopus: Pretty sure it's Omar that is the Diva. The other members, Cedric included, would literally say that it was his band and that he was the dictator who wrote all of their parts for them

WhiteNoise
January 15th 2014

3042 Comments


This will be bad. Froosh's Woman is on vocals and mixed/produced the EP. The sample s I heard were average at best.

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ShitsofRain
January 15th 2014

5574 Comments


woah

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BigPleb
January 15th 2014

34028 Comments


This could be amazing

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zakalwe
January 15th 2014

6563 Comments


Kimono Kult
Les Butcherettes
Bosnian rainbows
Purple monkey dishwasher

tommygun
January 15th 2014

23572 Comments


zakalwe

Rowan5215
January 15th 2014

24415 Comments


tommygun

Mabbitt
January 15th 2014

1324 Comments


Looking forward to hearing this

guitarded_chuck
January 15th 2014

2785 Comments


Neither Frusciante or OR-L are still in RHCP or Mars Volta.

Dumb title.

PorcelainRain
January 15th 2014

435 Comments


At the Drive In was so fuckin awesome I was upset about the breakup even after Mars Volta was kicking ass. I didn't really dig anything they did after Frances the Mute tho... :-/

Also I would change the title of your article if that is possible? It is kind of misleading.

The3015thVermicide
January 15th 2014

71 Comments


Coolest thing eva, I hope this won't be a dissapointing supergroup like chickenfoot

RivalSkoomaDealer
January 15th 2014

668 Comments


lol Chickenfoot.

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3ddie
January 15th 2014

84 Comments


fuckin headline. I thought Ikey, Cedric or any other TMV members would be participating on this...


When i read "Teri Gender Bender" it took away my mild excitement.

PostMesmeric
January 15th 2014

318 Comments


Changed the headline at the request of a number of comments. However, I have no idea why the headline entry box allows for longer headlines in post-publishing than it does when you're first publishing the article. If anyone can explain that for me, that'd be cool.

Whatever. Fixed, folks.



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