Frusciante kwam weer terug in de band, definitief afgekickt, met dank aan Kiedis, Flea en Johnny Depp. The rhythm and beat, however, are intricate; this required him to play the song with the rest of the band rather than alone for them to understand it. Dit album namen ze in volledige afzondering van de rest van de wereld, in een grote villa buiten Hollywood, op. Op Stadium Arcadium voert pop de boventoon boven funk. Hij trad op in de viper room in , een concert dat slechts uit het lied 'life's bath' bestond, dit was de nacht dat de acteur River Phoenix het leven liet voor de deuren van de viper room. An unmastered mix of the album also exists that features alternate versions of some songs, such as extended endings "Easily" , extra verses "Savior" , alternate choruses "Around the World" and different guitar mixes "How Strong". Many of the demos were of songs that made the final album or released as b-sides, however some were different from the final album version with the most notable differences being a reggae influenced version of the title track with different lyrics and a very different vocal melody, a version "Scar Tissue" with a longer intro, a slower version of "Purple Stain" with added lyrics and different chorus, "Porcelain Alice", the original version of "Porcelain" with different lyrics, an instrumental version of 'Quixoticelixer' with the working title "New Wave Song" , "How Strong Is Your Love", the original version of "How Strong" and the original demos for "Fat Dance" and "Bunker Hill" originally titled "These Are Not My Dreams of Bunker Hill". This continued on the band's —17 The Getaway World Tour. The video ends with various superimposed images of the band, followed by Frusciante playing alone on a pedestal—this time with an inverted shot of the ocean as the sky. Op jarige leeftijd besloot hij uit huis te gaan en een appartement in LA te zoeken om daar een baan te vinden als muzikant. This group of songs, which were recorded on April 21, at The Village Studio, contains a version of "Trouble in the Pub" with vocals along with "Blondie", a song Frusciante mentioned in an interview as an album outtake however the song turns out only to be a rough mix of "Instrumental 2". This resulted in the "sensitive approach that one might not expect from a band whose followers are skate-punks and fraternity boys". Het was een Fender Stratocaster. Californication werd een commercieel succes: Chris Cornell had died after Soundgarden's concert the night before.