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This is obviously huge news, both that Klinghoffer is leaving and Frusciante is rejoining. The former guitarist obviously has over a decade of experience with the Chili Peppers, as well as with Frusciante himself. But the latter is the guitarist behind many of the Chili Peppers' most adored albums -- 1989's Mother's Milk, 1991's Blood Surgar Sex Magik, and 1999's Californication, to name a few.
The third of those records is considered by many to be a perfect album, with Kerrang!'s own Cat Jones writing, "If anything, as Kerrang! pointed out to them in 1999, Red Hot Chili Peppers have, in fact, painted themselves as caricatures throughout their career, and even throughout the era of Californication, despite its dark undertones and moments of clarity. But there’s absolutely zero rule — especially in the outlandish circus of a world we call rock ‘n’ roll, that says a person can’t be a cartoon character and simultaneously produce art that is fun, poignant, relatable, and culturally important. The Chili Peppers mastered that art on Californication, and 20 years later, the album is just as important as ever."
Stay tuned for more news about the new Chili Peppers line-up's upcoming movements.
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