The Red Hot Chili Peppers have their legendary guitarist John Frusciante back in the band.
A few hours ago, the group made an official announcement on Flea's Instagram account . They separate from their guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer who was Frusciantes' successor when he left in 2009.
The band welcomes Frusciante's return "with great excitement and full heart". After all these years, they seem happy to be together in the right shape again.
In the following explanation, Flea also thanks Klinghoffers for decades of success – for the "countless gifts that he has shared with us".
Statement by Red Hot Chili Peppers
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