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Morning click: Frusciante quits the Chili Peppers, Kid Cudi quits Gaga tour, Zappa bust lands in Baltimore

John FruscianteJohn Frusciante quits the Red Hot Chili Peppers - again.

- Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has quit the band according to a post on his MySpace page. “To put it simply, my musical interests have led me in a different direction,” Frusciante wrote. The note also explained that he left the band a year back, when the group decided to go on hiatus. Don’t cry, Froosh fans. The first time Frusciante quit the Peps in 1992, he went on to make a wonderful solo album that still stands as a proto-freak-folk-mind-melter-of-epic-proportions.

- Kid Cudi has bailed on his tour with Lady Gaga after socking a fan in the face at a solo performance in Vancouver last week. (Watch the fracas here on YouTube.) Almost as bad as being on the other side of that punch: Being Lady Gaga. Cudi is the second tourmate to bail on her after Kanye West canceled the pair’s much-ballyhooed “Fame Kills” tour in October.

- After a year of head scratching, Baltimore officials have decided on a place to display a sculpture of Frank Zappa. (If you’re still scratching your head, Zappa was born in Baltimore.) The portrait bust was given to the city by Zappa fans in Lithuania and will be erected outside a public library in the Highlandtown neighborhood. May we suggest kindred weirdo Dan Deacon play at the ribbon cutting?

By Chris Richards  |  December 18, 2009; 8:30 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Frank Zappa, John Frusciante, Kid Cudi, Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers  
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Dan Deacon my ass. The Zappa gig should go to the Motor Morons.

Posted by: Minutemenx | December 18, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

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