Red Hot Chili Peppers performed with Josh Klinghoffer and it was ‘cover’ song versions before John Frusciante returned, though he corrected himself. The band founder Flea on Rick Rubin’s Broken Record podcast recently talked about Klinghoffer. He called John Frusciante better between the two. It was said: “To sum it up Josh bad Jon good.”
John Frusciante slams Red Hot Chili Peppers’ music when he was absent
Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante had been away from the band for a decade after he had quit the band in 2009. He went on to rejoin in 2019. The guitarist recently revealed what he thought of the band’s material with replacement member Josh Klinghoffer. His statement would not be amusing.
The full band were interviewed on The Howard Stern Show yesterday (April 5). Stern had asked Frusciante what it was like to watch his bandmates carry on without him, and the guitarist said that he was almost entirely immersed in the world of electronic music.
“I really didn’t pay attention to rock music in general, other than the old stuff that I’m attached to,” Frusciante said. “I was just making electronic music, and they were living in one world and I was living in another one. So I wasn’t paying attention, really.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on a tour extensively in 2022. Based on Frusciante’s comments, there probably won’t be any material from I’m with You or The Getaway in the setlist. Red Hot Chili Peppers returned with ‘Unlimited Love’ which is their first album to feature the classic lineup of John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Flea and Chad Smith since 2006.