John Frusciante leaves Red Hot Chili Peppers?

Sources say the guitarist has been replaced by Josh Klinghoffer

Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ guitarist John Frusciante has left the band, according reports.

Frusciante is said to have already been replaced by Josh Klinghoffer, states

Klinghoffer toured with Red Hot Chili Peppers, still featuring Frusciante, in 2007.


Josh Klinghoffer has been playing with the group for a couple of months now,” a source close to the band explained. “Optimistically, the Peppers are trying to lock down a replacement for John, who has apparently quit.

“Mentally, John checked out a long time ago. He’s interested in doing his own thing, his own albums – the whole big rock band machinery just doesn’t appeal to him anymore.”

As a session guitarist, Klinghoffer has worked with artists including Perry Farrell, Tricky, PJ Harvey, Neon Neon and Gnarls Barkley. He also played with Frusciante on several of the guitarist’s solo projects.