John Frusciante rejoins Red Hot Chili Peppers

John Frusciante performs live with the Red Hot Chili Peppers
(Image credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

It’s the day many Red Hot Chili Peppers fans thought would never come: John Frusciante has returned to the iconic LA funk outfit, almost exactly a decade since he announced his most recent departure.

Frusciante will replace Josh Klinghoffer, who has served as guitarist for the band’s past 10 years, including albums I’m With You and The Getaway.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.