The music video for "Scar Tissue" was directed by Stéphane Sednaoui, who also directed the video for "Give It Away". The opening shot is of John Frusciante driving down a strip of desert highway, a metaphor for Frusciante's return to the band. But the four of them are battered, beaten and bandaged. They are traveling in a rusty wreck and playing broken instruments on the comeback trail. The video ends after an emotional thirty second Frusciante guitar solo at the moment of sunset, with John tossing the broken guitar from the car. The car Frusciante drove for the video was a 1967 Pontiac Catalina convertible. It was filmed in California's Mojave Desert.
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The song is one of the most successful Red Hot Chili Peppers songs. It peaked at # 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on the UK Singles Chart. It won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 2000. Guitar World placed the guitar solo 63rd in its list of the "100 Greatest Guitar Solos". See more