WATCH: Red Hot Chili Peppers Reunite with John Frusciante, Honor Gang of Four’s Andy Gill
The group paid tribute to the late Andy Gill with a Gang of Four cover before being joined onstage by members of Jane’s Addiction.
There was a Red Hot Chili Peppers show over the weekend for a very exclusive audience. The band performed in a backyard as a special memorial to Andrew Burkle, the son of billionaire investor Ronald Burkle, who tragically passed away at the age of twenty-six last month. The event was put together by the Tony Hawk Foundation.
With Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction on drums, this marked the first time that recently returned John Frusciante would play guitar with the group since leaving in 2009.
Thank you to the Burkle family for including us in your celebration of Andrew. His passion for life was contagious & his spirit lives on through our work at @THF.
A good example of Andrew’s magnetism was on display when this all-star lineup came together to play Iggy Pop #acbrox pic.twitter.com/8F3WjGT8K7
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 9, 2020
The band’s set included a tribute to Gang of Four’s Andy Gill, who died February 1 at sixty-four, in the form of a cover of Gang of Four’s “Not Great Men.”
Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell was also in attendance, and hopped onstage to perform “Mountain Song.” It featured Dave Navarro—who took over for Frusciante during his first hiatus from 1993 to 1998—and Frusciante performing together for the first time. Also included in the set: Anthony Kiedis leading the mob through a version of The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”