- 16 Dec 19
The guitarist rejoins the band after 10 years.
Red Hot Chili Peppers will reunite with John Frusciante again! The band have announced on social media that they split with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer who will be replaced by Frusciante.
"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 statement reads. "We also announce, with great excitement and full hearts, that John Frusciante is rejoining our group."
In 2009, Klinghoffer took Frusciante's place after the guitarist quit the band for the second time. His first departure from the Chili Peppers came in 1992 after disagreements with frontman Anthony Kiedis. Frusciante rejoined the band in 1998.
In late 2018, Kiedis announced that Red Hot Chili Peppers have started working on their next album, the follow-up to 2016's The Getaway. Rumours spread that they'll release new music in 2019. With Frusciante returning and the year ending, fans may have to wait another year or two for new Red Hot Chili Peppers music.