'We Are Deeply Grateful': Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Huge Line-up Change

16 December 2019 | 8:53 am | Staff Writer

Announced in a statement today.

Red Hot Chili Peppers have today announced a massive shake-up to their line-up. 

The group have shared that guitarist Josh Klinghoffer will be departing in a post to social media this morning. He will be replaced by former guitarist John Frusciante

"Josh is a beautiful musician who we respect and love," read the statement. "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 our group." See the full post below. 

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Klinghoffer took over from Frusciante back in 2009. Frusciante had been active with the group from 1988-1992 and then again from 1998-2009. 

The group were in Australia earlier this year for a huge run of shows, which also saw bass player Flea take aim at the Sydney lockout laws

Australian artist Maddy Jane joined Red Hot Chili Peppers as support for their Hobart show, go behind the scenes with her here.