13 Rock Stars Who Disappeared

From David Bowie to D'arcy Wretzky, a guide to musicians who have left the spotlight behind
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John Frusciante
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John Frusciante

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is a relatively recent member of the Rock Recluse Club, having officially joined when he failed to show up at his own induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. During his second stint with the Chilis, from 1998 through 2007, the guitarist was widely available to the press and the public, but since leaving the group for a second time, he's become pretty elusive. He has, however, continued releasing music (albeit extremely uncommercial music) – his next solo LP, PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone, is due later this month. He was also photographed at a Johnny Ramone tribute in Los Angles last year.

Barrett Scale: 3. It's not like the dude never leaves the house – he just wants to do his own thing far away from the spotlight.  But anyone who skips their own induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gets a minimum of three Barrett points.

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