Red Hot Chili Peppers left fans thrilled with some news Sunday afternoon. The band announced via social media that guitarist John Frusciante is rejoining the band after leaving 10 years ago. Thus, he will be replacing Josh Klinghoffer, who took over Frusciante’s role when he left.
“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,” they wrote on Instagram.
This isn’t the first time Frusciante rejoins the group. While he joined the band at the age of 18 in 1988, he soon left in the middle of touring in 1992 due to personal reasons. He joined for his second time 6 years later in 1998, and stook around until 2009.
He appeared on some of the most successful albums of the band including Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication, and Stadium Arcadium.
While they only have a few shows planned for 2020 so far, fans can expect to see a lot more.