Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that their former guitarist John Frusciante is rejoining the band.
In 2009, John Frusciante left the RHCP and focus his solo career for almost 20 years. Upon his quit, Frusciante was replaced by Josh Klinghoffer. He is plays with the band’S two most recent albums. But now the beloved creators of ‘Californication’ have announced that Klinghoffer will be leaving the band. After that Frusciante will be returning in his place after 10 years.
Why John Frusciante left Red Hot Chili Peppers?
Frusciante joined RHCP following the death of founding guitarist Hillel Slovak in 1988. This members also recorded two highly successful albums that brought the group mainstream popularity with: “Mother’s Milk” and “Blood Sugar Sex Magik”. After that, Frusciante playing on the “Californication”, “By The Way” and “Stadium Arcadium”. Then Frusciante left the band because he fell into heroin addiction. Now he is back much more powerful.
Here’s the official statement from RHCP’s Instagram page:
“The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that we are parting ways with our guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer. 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.
We also announce, with great excitement and full hearts, that John Frusciante is rejoining our group. Thank you.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers have already confirmed tour dates for 2020. John Frusciante plays with the band in the upcoming concerts.