RHCP Guitarist Is Bored Of "idiots" Comparing Him To John Frusciante
Red Hot Chili Peppers Josh Klinghoffer tired of ‘absurd’ comparisons to John Frusciante, the man he replaced.
Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer joined the band in 2009 after having been a touring member, in the aftermath of his friend and collaborator Frusciante’s refusal to return following a hiatus.
The multi-instrumentalist has now recorded two albums with the Chili Peppers: 2011’s 'i'M With You' and this year’s 'The Getaway'.
Klinghoffer told Russian outlet Metro News: “Of course it gets annoying. On one hand it’s an honour for me to be part of this band, and be mentioned in the same breath as Frusciante.
“But all these comparisons are simply absurd. We are two totally different people. I have never tried to emulate his technique – and, of course, I was not trying to get him to leave the band.”
He continued: “He tried as much as possible to distance himself from the group and I had to learn to live in it. Our paths diverged. Some day we’ll be able to communicate well again.”
Asked if he’d like to work with his friend again, he says: “Yes, definitely.”