Though the Red Hot Chili Peppers are in a bittersweet transition period, their fans are thrilled to hear that a familiar face will return to musical fold in the not-so-distant future.
This weekend, the Los Angeles-based Rock group announced that Josh Klinghoffer, the band’s guitarist for the past decade, will no longer be rounding out the quartet. In a statement posted to Instagram, the act writes that they’re “parting ways” with Klinghoffer and “grateful for our time with him, and the countless gifts he shared with us.”
While his departure is a blow to many, the silver lining comes by way of John Frusciante‘s addition to the team. The New York native was originally with the band from 1988 through 1992, and again from 1998-2009. These periods correspond with some of the most significant stretches of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ history, with Frusciante appearing on 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magic – their mainstream breakthrough – and 1999’s Californication, which earned RHCP a Grammy for best rock song with the LP’s single, “Scar Tissue,” in 2000.
Proof positive that “when one door closes, another opens”, check out the announcement below.