Former Red Hot Chilli Peppers Guitarist Says No Hard Feelings Toward Band

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers underwent a line-up change at the end of last year, but no one is feeling the burn. 

After a decade with the “Californication” band, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer announced that he would be departing. 

“The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that we are parting ways with our guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer,” read the official statement on the band’s Instagram page. “Josh is a beautiful musician who we respect and love. We are deeply grateful for our time with him, and the countless gifts he shared with us.”

While Klinghoffer’s departure was disappointing, his replacement gave longtime fans reason to rejoice. The musician’s predecessor John Frusciante would now be replacing him!

With the dust having since settled, Klinghoffer was asked by Ultimate Guitar whether any hard feelings were involved. 

“I don’t think so. Not from me,” he said. 

The guitarist also listed his solo at the end of “Dark Necessities” as his proudest moment with the Grammy winners.