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Chili Peppers Klinghoffer Confusion

6 January 2010 7 Comments

Red Hot Chili PeppersIn the wake of Frusciante’s departure from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Josh Klinghoffer has been the name on everybody’s lips.  Is Klinghoffer is the man to replace Frusciante?

Ultimate Guitar published a story confirming Klinghoffer’s new role in the band and citing an article posted on stadium-arcadium.com.  The editor of Stadium-Arcadium (allegedly) wrote:

“I’ve managed to establish contact with Josh through the previous owner of Josh-Klinghoffer.net, Katrina, who has personal contact with him, and was able to get him to reply to an e-mail asking if he was in the band. He confirmed that he is in the band earlier today! Stadium-Arcadium.com now has direct contact with Josh and will be able to bring you updates from him personally in the future!”

This article, however, seems not to be there at the moment.  Curious.

Perhaps more curious, is that Klinghoffer’s own site currently contains only a holding page with the following text:

Information is currently circling the web that needs clarification, regarding Josh Klinghoffer and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Josh-Klinghoffer.net is currently undergoing a change of ownership, and in transferring data and relevant correspondence to the new owner, personal communications between Josh and Katrina (Cavadino, former editor of JKDN) were mistakenly sent out, leading to a story that should never have been run.

Katrina is completely mortified and disappointed at her betrayal of trust, no matter that it was a freak accident and miscommunication. She wishes to sincerely apologise for any embarassment or hurt she has inadvertently allowed to be caused.

Until official notice comes from the band or management, Josh’s role in the band is not confirmed and remains subject to speculation.

Kez Cunningham
On behalf of the former Josh-Klinghoffer.net team

Interesting, no?

Back to stadium-arcadium.com and they quote a tweet sent by Dave Navarro stating:

davenavarro6767 … Oh, and I’m NOT working with RHCP. They are working with an amazing talent, Josh Klinghoffer. I wish them love and the very best!

So where does that leave things?   In the air, basically.  If I were a betting man, I’d put money on Klinghoffer being the new Chili guitarist and I’m guessing that the band and Josh are still working out all the various legal bits and pieces.

We’ll keep an eye on things with interest over the next few days.

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Written by: Gerry Hayes
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7 Comments »

  • ?!? said:

    Excuse me… “Fruscianti”?

  • Gerry Hayes (Article Author) said:

    Dear ?!?,
    Thank’s for pointing that out. My bad. All fixed now.

  • @SmileyRock0 said:

    When I heard John left RHCP, I thought it was a fake rumor :| Too bad it isn’t. Klinghoffer seems cool, but I hope John will change his mind. Well, time will show.

  • Gerry Hayes (Article Author) said:

    Doesn’t seem John will change his mind soon. Definitely a pity. Klinghoffer has some big shoes to fill. IMO, Dave Navarro didn’t manage to fill them a while back so fingers crossed for Josh.
    Working on another post on the subject. Publish soon (hopefully).

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