System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian shared Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante announcement on Sunday, with an emoji of an exploding head in response. Serj Tankian liked Flea’s post confirming Frusciante’s return and Josh Klinghoffer’s exit.
Drummer John Dolmayan appeared to be heartbroken about the state of SOAD after the Frusciante news. Dolmayan said about Frusciante’s return along with Tool’s new album and Rage Against The Machine’s comeback, “Three of these bands can get out of their own way and work together for a common goal, maybe the fourth can as well. Perhaps it’s time to put all the bullshit aside, check the massive egos at the door, and do together what none of us can do alone. Maybe, just maybe a Christmas miracle will happen. Maybe it can be a System Of A Down.”
System of a Down reacted to a sad Tool performance photo a few days ago. SeniorSophomore posted on Reddit about the news, “God…I f**king loved Josh. I got into RHCP when I’m With You dropped when I was 14. I remember him constantly getting slammed for not being like John but I liked him. And the more I got into the band, I discovered the Live Bootlegs the band does and managed to get downloads of all their IWY tour shows which I still have on my laptop. And man Josh was fucking rocking.
Specifically around the Firefly Festival in 2013 when he had probably his best show ever. Then just kept getting better and better with each show it seemed. Then I heard him on Dot Hacker and Ataxia and his work on John Frusciante’s records (mainly Will to Death, A Sphere In the Heart of Silence, and Empryean) and realized how fucking amazing of a musician he was.
I’m so happy John’s back in the fold, but man I’m gonna miss that ball of fucking energy that was Josh. He always had so much fun on stage and brought another element to the band that I’m gonna miss. Edit: In case you have never heard Josh in Dot Hacker, here’s arguably their best song they’ve ever recorded, Aim.”
CorgiDoggo said, “I loved Josh so much, I mean John is really great obviously but I got into the RHCP when Josh was their guitarist and I always felt so bad for him that he was being compared to John all the time. I’ll really miss him and it makes me feel kind of sad.”
PredisposedChaos wrote, “Josh seems to be a great guy, his contribution to the band is criminally underappreciated, heck, there wouldn’t even have been a band for John to return to again without him! He always struck me as being a very genuine, talented yet humble man and I wish him nothing but the very best for his future.” John Frusciante’s first Red Hot Chili Peppers comeback show was revealed on Sunday.