Red Hot Chili Peppers Reuniting With John Frusciante

By Scott Bernstein Dec 15, 2019 3:27 pm PST

Guitarist John Frusciante has rejoined the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band announced the news that they are parting ways with Josh Klinghoffer and welcoming Frusciante back into the fold via a statement issued on their social feeds.

Frusciante now begins his third tenure as lead guitarist in the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The New York City native first joined the band in 1988 and was a part of the group during recording and touring for breakthrough albums Mother’s Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik. John Frusciante quit in 1992 and returned in 1999. His second run with RHCP lasted a decade until he decided to split once more in 2009 due to creative differences.

Josh Klinghoffer, the youngest-ever Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, joined Red Hot Chili Peppers as a touring musician in 2007. When Frusciante decided to leave the band for a second time in 2009, the Chili Peppers asked Klinghoffer to record what turned out to be I’m With You with them. Klinghoffer was formally added to the band early the next year. His last gig was at a November benefit concert. RHCP have appearances at Hangout and Boston Calling slated for 2020 thus far.

Read the Chili Peppers’ statement below:

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