It is real. It is happening and there is no one to stop it. John Frusciante, legendary guitarist with whom the Red Hot Chili Peppers have experienced their greatest years of glory (Californication, Stadium Arcadium y Blood Sugar Sex Magik)He returns to what was always his home. John Frusciante returns to the home he never should have left, and there is only one way to process this news: with tears, hair on end and self-slaps on the face; it is no mirage. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are back.
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Translation of the message with which the Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced the return of John Frusciante
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced through their social media that Josh Klinghoffer's term has ended. After a decade as a guitarist with two discs of moderate billing and impact (I'm with you y TheGetaway) The time has come for Papa Frusciante to return home to put the kingdom's affairs in order. The Red Hot Chili Peppers threaten to take back their rightful throne.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that the paths between the band and our guitarist of ten years ago, Josh Klinghoffer, are parting. Josh is a beautiful musician who we respect and love. We are deeply grateful for our time with him and for the countless gifts he has shared with us.
We also announce, with great excitement and beaming hearts, that John Frusciante is returning to the group.
Note the way in which, aware of the commotion they were about to cause, the Red Hot Chili Peppers hardly devote a line to the central issue at the end of their publication. They wanted to make the announcement by showing Josh the utmost respect.
John Frusciante's third landing on the Red Hot Chili Peppers
John Frusciante left the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2009 citing saturation, exhaustion and a desire to focus on his career as a solo artist and guitarist. That same year he released his second solo album: The Empyrean. After ten years of experimentation diametrically far from his characteristic Red Hot sound, John seems to have filled the reservoir of indie and emptied the rock-pop mainstream something more lively. And that she is 49 years old.
This is already three times that John Frusciante has joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers after he had to leave them for the first time in 1992 due to serious drug problems (which almost cost him his life).
John Frusciante joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1988, replacing the late Hillil Slovak after his sudden death from a drug overdose. and he rejoined in 1998 until 2009. In total he participated in the recording of five albums: Mother's Milk, Blood Sugar Sex Magik (considered by many as the best album of the band) Californication, By the Way, Stadium Arcadium.
Although the Red Hot Chili Peppers have had three guitarists in their 37-year career, John Frusciante has always been considered the almighty god responsible for the planetary success of the Californian band. yes the drummer Chad he is a genius without equal, Flea is a constant in the top of bass players with more personality and Anthony Kiedis he has a unique voice and inner world; but here the one who has always supplied the gasoline has been John Frusciante and his incomparable creativity on the six strings.
Welcome home, John.