Frusciante, who played guitar in RHCP from 1988 to 1992 and again from 1998 to 2009, playing on five of the band’s studio albums, including classics like Mother’s Milk (1989), Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991), and Californication (1999), will replace Josh Klinghoffer, who joined in 2010. At the time, Klinghoffer, coincidentally, replaced Frusciante.
“The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that we are parting ways with our guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer,” the post states. “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. We also announce, with great excitement and full hearts, that John Frusciante is rejoining the group. Thank you.”
Boston Calling goes down May 22 to 24 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston.