Red Hot Chili Peppers open up about life without John Frusciante
Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers has said that the departure of guitarist John Frusciante has been good for everyone involved.
Frusciante worked with the band on huge albums like 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik', 'Californication', 'By The Way' and their 2006 offering, 'Stadium Arcadium', over a period of 21 years.
49-year-old frontman Kiedis told the Daily Mirror that Frusciante's decision to leave was best for everyone:
"It felt good because I knew he would be happier doing something else. We had accomplished so much with John, something we will live and die being very proud of".
32-year-old Josh Klinghoffer has since filled in for Frusciante and he can be heard on Peppers' latest album, 'I'm With You'. Kiedis said that he fitted in with the group straight away:
"Josh walked through the door with a sense of self. Within a couple of weeks he started showing us some of his ideas and we thought these are really beautiful and we can build on them and make it happen".
Check out these live Red Hot Chili Peppers performances of 'Califorication', 'Soul To Squeeze' and 'Dani California', all with their new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer:
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