The return of a legend.
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante will be returning to the band to replace current guitarist Josh Klinghoffer who’s been performing with the group for ten years.
Klinghoffer’s decision to leave was shared on the band’s Instagram page earlier today and was confirmed on bassist Flea’s Instagram account. Frusciante originally joined the band in 1988.
“Josh is a beautiful musician who we respect and love. We are deeply grateful for our time with him, and the countless gifts he shared with us,” the post read.
As NME reports, Frusciante departed in 2009 on good terms with his bandmates. Over time, the guitarist found his musical interests were leading him in a different direction to that of the Chili Peppers.
“When I quit the band, over a year ago, we were on an indefinite hiatus. There was no drama or anger involved, and the other guys were very understanding,” he said back in 2009.
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