Pearl Jam Add Famous Guitarist On New Album

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One of the fans in the Pearl Jam forum, recently revealed an encounter with Josh Klinghoffer and noted that the touring guitarist/multi-instrumentalist is set to be a part of Pearl Jam’s new album.

One replied: “Love to hear it! Very cool.”

Another said: “Very cool! Can’t wait to hear it!!”

Third fan said: “What a cool thing to happen to you!!”

Meanwhile, in April, the former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer claimed that the band were “doing cooler music” when he was in the line-up.

Klinghoffer joined the Chilis in 2009 after serving as a touring member following the departure of guitarist John Frusciante. He recorded two albums with the group: ‘I’m With You’ (2011) and ‘The Getaway’ (2016).

In 2019, Klinghoffer was asked to leave Red Hot Chili Peppers when Frusciante returned to the fold. The Los Angeles outfit have since made two studio records, ‘Unlimited Love’ and ‘Return Of The Dream Canteen’, both of which were released last year.

During a recent appearance on the Brazilian podcast 5 Notas (via Consequence), Klinghoffer said that RHCP were “doing cooler music” when he was still a member of the band.

“I don’t think I finished [listening to] the second [2022 album, ‘Return Of The Dream Canteen’],” Klinghoffer explained.

“I was trying to cram it in once before leaving on a plane, and I got as far as maybe the ninth song, and I don’t think I listened to the rest.”

The musician continued by alluding to some unreleased material he had been working on with the Chilis prior to his departure.

“It’s tough [listening to their new music], only because I honestly think we were doing cooler music,” Klinghoffer added. “I never want to sound negative about anyone doing music, but I was shocked when I heard their new record.”