Josh Klinghoffer Wiki – Bio
Josh Adam Klinghoffer is an American musician best known for being the guitarist for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers from 2009-2019, with whom he recorded two studio albums, I’m with You (2011) and The Getaway (2016), and the b-sides compilation, I’m Beside You (2013). Klinghoffer took the place of his friend and frequent collaborator John Frusciante in 2009, after a period as a touring member. Klinghoffer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2012, becoming the Hall of Fame’s youngest-ever living inductee at age 32, passing Stevie Wonder, who was 38 when he was inducted. His solo debut album To Be One With You, under the pseudonym of Pluralone, was released on November 22, 2019.
Flea is my inner 13 year old when I saw Frusciante is rejoining RHCP 😂 I loved Josh Klinghoffer, but John’s time in the band was when I fell in love with them 👌 https://t.co/P2qDU3SB0g
— Chris Thompson (@flick_93) December 15, 2019
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— Anthony Borremans (@King_a_dot) December 15, 2019
A multi-instrumentalist, Klinghoffer also fronts the alternative rock band Dot Hacker, a group made up of former touring members of Gnarls Barkley, of which Klinghoffer was a member from 2006-2008. He is also a former member of the bands Ataxia, Warpaint and The Bicycle Thief. Klinghoffer most commonly plays guitar or drums, and sings backup as well as lead vocals. He has also both recorded and toured as a session musician with notable artists including PJ Harvey, Beck, the Butthole Surfers, Vincent Gallo, Sparks and Golden Shoulders. Klinghoffer also releases solo materials under the name Pluralone, originally a working title for the group Dot Hacker.
Josh Klinghoffer Life and career
Klinghoffer was born on 3 October 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Klinghoffer took drum lessons when he was nine, and taught himself guitar and keyboards. He is a relative of the late Leon Klinghoffer who was murdered by the Palestinian Liberation Front in 1985.
Josh Klinghoffer Red Hot Chili Peppers (2007–2019)
Josh Klinghoffer was a Poundland Frusicante. Don’t @ me pic.twitter.com/rcOxaFoILr
— Simon Young (@iamsimonyoung) December 15, 2019
In 2007 Klinghoffer played with Red Hot Chili Peppers in the final phase of his Stadium Arcadium tour and played additional guitar, choir and keyboard parts in addition to the band. This tour would be John Frusciante’s last with the band and Klinghoff’s first. On May 8, 2009, Klinghoffer, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Ron Wood, and Ivan Neville appeared in the midst of confusion over whether Frusciante was still with Red Hot Chili Peppers, under the name The Insects, at a MusiCares in honor of Kiedi’s commitment to those who fight addiction and recovery.
Red Hot Chili Peppers announced on Sunday that the band split from guitarist Josh Klinghoffer after 10 years and met the musician to replace Klinghoffer John Frusciante.
John Frusciante rejoins Red Hot Chili Peppers and Josh Klinghoffer exits as band changes up guitarists https://t.co/qjFX5Qo6dd
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) December 15, 2019
Today, Red Hot Chili Peppers are gigantic enough in rock music that one cannot imagine shaking or wanting too much of their ranks. However, the band is doing just that now that it was announced today that guitarist John Klinghoffer will be separated from Chili Peppers, but his successor is none other than former RHCP guitarist John Frusciante.
“The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that we have broken up with our guitarist from the past ten years. Josh Klinghoffer is a beautiful musician that we respect and love. We are deeply grateful for our time with him and the countless gifts, that he shared with us.