John Frusciante Reveals If He ‘Hated’ Josh Klinghoffer

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Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante’s remarks to Josh Klinghoffer when he learned that he was replacing him in 2009 have finally been revealed by Klinghoffer on the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, and though it led to the end of their friendship at the time, it appears that they parted on amicable terms, with John giving Josh some advice on playing with RHCP. John Frusciante’s ‘last’ 2020 show with Red Hot Chili Peppers was just revealed.

“I’ll have little moments, where at the end of the day, as funny as it could be in that band sometimes, as difficult as writing was sometimes….John said this to me when I joined, ‘There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and coming up with an idea, and going and playing it with your friends in a couple of hours.’ Like I said when I was 10 or 11, I wanted to be in a band, and I wanted to play music with friends, and I still want to do that.”

Klinghoffer then said about his firing and Frusciante replacing him, “It’s fresh news, and it’s the first time I’ve had nothing on my calendar [in years].”

He added that he’s not freaking out, “I have an amazing work space. I don’t call it a studio because I don’t really record myself outside of cassette 8-tracks, it’s just a warehouse with tons of stuff.”

“It’s just me. I have a friend who does kind of furniture, and all kinds of art. She’s got a store out front, and a workshop in the back.” Chad Smith recently made a ‘troubling’ John Frusciante claim.