Former Red Hot Long pepper guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has said it was a “pretty simple decision” for the band to sack him.
Speaking to Marc Maron on his podcast WTF, Klinghoffer said there’s” no enmity” between him and his former bandmates following the end of his 10 times in the group, although it came as” a complete surprise but no amaze” when he found out.
” John and Flea have a musical speech. I’ll never be able to contend with the history him and John had ,” Klinghoffer said.
Frusciante rejoined the Chili pepper for the second time last-place month. He joined the group in 1988 but left four years later and returned in 1998 before leaving again in 2009, at which point Klinghoffer took over.
Josh Klinghoffer on stage with Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Long pepper. CREDIT: Tim Mosenfelder/ Getty Images
Klinghoffer says he was informed of the decision in person at members of this house of bassist Flea.” They just said,’ We’ll get right to it. We’ve decided to ask John to come back to the band .’ And I simply sat there quiet for a second and I said,’ I’m not surprised.’
” The only thing I could think to say was,’ I wish I could have done something with you guys, musically or creatively, that would have made this an absolute impossibility.'”
The new notes follow a recent interview in which Klinghoffer confirmed that there were” no hard feelings “ over his departure.
Klinghoffer played his last present with the longstanding group in November 2019, and told Maron that he doesn’t think he’ll feature on the band’s next album.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Long pepper are currently recording a new record with Frusciante.
Drummer Chad Smith told Rolling Stone that the Chilis are ” psyched ” to have their old-time guitarist back in the crease, and has demonstrated that” the festivals are the only shows booked” at present.
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