Josh Klinghoffer Is New Red Hot Chilli Peppers Guitarist

January 4, 2010 by  

Josh Klinghoffer is set to Join the Red Hot Chili Peppers as guitarist John Frusciante’s replacement.

The guitarist’s appointment was revealed on, a Red Hot Chilli Peppers fan site, earlier today and confirms that the 30-year-old will replace John Frusciante, who left the band last month.

A post by the Editor read: ?I’ve managed to establish contact with Josh through the previous owner of, Katrina, who has personal contact with him, and was able to get him to reply to an e-mail asking if he was in the band. He confirmed that he is in the band earlier today! now has direct contact with Josh and will be able to bring you updates from him personally in the future!?

Josh Klinghoffer is a respected musician in his own right, having played with Beck, PJ Harvey and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in 2007.

It is rumoured that Josh will be play with the band for the first time on January 29th at a MusiCares show in honour of Neil Young.