John Frusciante finally confirmed this week that after two tours of duty he is no longer a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Frusciante was the guitarist behind five of the Rock Hall-nominated band's best albums, and while he says the split was amicable, we have to admit we're saddened by his departure. To pay tribute to Frusciante, this week's Flashback jumps back to the 1990 Pinkpop Festival, with the RHCPs performing Mother's Milk's "Knock Me Down," a song that's reportedly about the death of the guitarist that preceded Frusciante, Hillel Slovak. As evidenced by the clip, we'll miss Frusciante even more than we already miss Anthony Kiedis' "adjustable hat worn backwards" look.
Bonus Flashback: As a fitting send-off to Frusciante, watch as he performs Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" at the 1990 Pinkpop: