Red Hot Chili Peppers Welcome Back Iconic Guitarist John Frusciante

The Red Hot Chili Peppers officially have their iconic guitarist John Frusciante back in the band. Just hours ago, the group made an official announcement via Flea‘s Instagram account. They are “parting ways” with their guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer — who was Frusciante’s replacement when he left in 2009. The band welcomes Frusciante’s return “with great excitement, and full hearts.” After all these years, it seems they are happy to be together again in proper form.

In the statement below, Flea also expresses great gratitude for Klinghoffer’s decade-long run — for the “countless gifts he shared with us.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Statement

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