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John Frusciante Rejoins Red Hot Chili Peppers As Josh Klinghoffer Departs
The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced major news Sunday: guitarist John Frusciante is returning to the GRAMMY-winning Los Angeles rock band for a third time, as longtime guitarist Josh Klinghoffer departs.
"The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that we are parting ways with our guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer," bassist Flea said in a message post on Instagram. "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."
He also added "with great excitement and full hearts" that Frusciante, who joined the band after the death of founding guitarist Hillel Slovak, would once again join the group.