Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Josh Klinghoffer Talks ‘Scary’ Hate From John Frusciante ‘Devotees’


Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer discussed his problems with ‘people who are devoted to my predecessor’ John Frusciante giving him ‘flak’ in internet comment sections in a recent interview with Daily Record.

“I still continue to get flak. The internet is a scary place.”

“You can’t help but notice a nasty comment on YouTube when you go there to look at a live performance video of yourself or some footage of how the band used to play a song.”

“There is lots of lovely footage too but it is funny that people can be so insensitive and think that it means something to post their negative comments online.”

“In the back of my head, when Flea initially asked me to join the band, I considered everything – including all the flak I might get from people who are devoted to my predecessor.”

“You have to keep reminding yourself that it is make believe and doesn’t really reflect the way everyone thinks – positive or negative. That’s why we are in such a strange political climate.”

“People have no attention span and react strangely to whimsical comments.”

“Look at Donald Trump. That’s another joke that if not taken seriously will be a huge problem for us all.”

“Hopefully, it won’t happen and we’ll all keep cool heads, and calmer minds will prevail. It’s all such a mess.”