Perhaps John Frusciante just needs a break from the Red Hot Chili Peppers every once and a while. Having quit a decade ago, he’s back again.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, the band announced that the guitarist would return to replace Josh Klinghoffer, who joined after Frusciante left in 2009.


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“Josh is a beautiful musician who we respect and love. We are deeply grateful for our time with him, and the countless gifts he shared with us,” read the parting post.

Frusciante originally teamed up with the Chili Peppers in 1988, playing on both Mother’s Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik, before leaving the first time. He then rejoined in 1998.

Which of the Chili Peppers guitarists has been your favorite? Which period of the band has seen their best work?

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