Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer admitted to seeing John Frusciante at Flea’s wedding in October just two months before he took his job. He said it was the first time they’d seen each other or spoken in 10 years. Alternative Nation transcribed Klinghoffer’s remarks from the WTF with Marc Maron podcast. Klinghoffer recently discussed John Frusciante no showing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“It was a complete shock, but not a surprise I guess. We hadn’t spoken much since I joined the band, at all really. I hadn’t spoken to him in 10 years or so until Flea got married in October, we spoke briefly.” He added that Frusciante ‘looked great’ at the wedding and in very good spirits.
He said about the meeting where Anthony Kiedis, Flea, and Chad Smith fired him to his face. “It’s pretty simple, there’s no animosity. The explanation is that John would like to come back, and has rekindled the relationship with the band, or Flea, musically.
The moment they told me, I said to them, ‘I wasn’t surprised by this.’ It sort of crossed my mind one or twice, when I heard John and Flea had hung out. I didn’t know they had been playing. In the moment they told me I just had this great sort of wave of love for them, and love for everything I was able to do with them. I put up a barrier between that feeling, and any feeling of change my life might go through.”
Adricarf commented on Reddit, “That’s a sad story. And here we can see the lack of self-confidence Josh had during these years, probably promoted by the RHCP ‘fans’ that have criticized him during these years although he is a good musician.
I prefer the old songs of the band, mostly with John, but I don’t think that the last albums’ changes were because of Josh, but the whole band and the different music style they searched.”
Pavrik_Yzerstrom responded, “The Getaway is one of my favorite RHCP albums, though it doesn’t hold a candle to John’s best work.” Josh Klinghoffer is joining Pearl Jam for a 2020 tour.