Red Hot Chili Peppers Say Josh Klinghoffer Was 'The Only Choice'
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After departure of <a class="fplink fp-144980" href="/john+frusciante">John Frusciante</a>, RHCP's new guitarist contributed in spades to brand-new, boundary-pushing I'm With You. By James Montgomery
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Over the course of their 28 years, change has been a near constant for the Red Hot Chili Peppers ... particularly when it comes to the man charged with playing guitar. Beginning with Jack Sherman, the Peppers have run through a string of ax men, including Hillel Slovak (who tragically died of a heroin overdose in 1988), Arik Marshall, Dave Navarro and, of course, <a class="fplink fp-144980" href="/john+frusciante">John Frusciante</a>, who not only played with the band the longest, but was famously responsible — in some form or another — for their biggest hits and best albums.
As you probably know by now, Frusciante continued the transitional trend when he left the Peppers during the hiatus that preceded their bra
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