10 years after he last left RHCP, the one and only John Frusciante is rejoining the band and we are ecstatic.
On his Instagram, bassist Flea explained that the band was “parting ways” with Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced Frusciante after he left in 2009.
RHCP announced Frusciante’s return “with great excitement, and full hearts,” while tipping their proverbial hats to Klinghoffer for “the countless gifts he shared with us”. Cue all the tears.
It’s Frusciante’s third time around with the group. The band formed in the early 1980s, and Frusciante joined them about a year before their 1989 breakthrough album, Mother’s Milk was released.
Frusciante left the band in 1992, in the middle of a tour, and had a well-documented battle with drug abuse in the 1990s, after which he joined the group for the second time six years later.
All of that aside, we’re frothing for his return and the musical fruits this will yield.