Josh Klinghoffer
American musician
Josh Klinghoffer
Josh Adam Klinghoffer is an American multi-instrumentalist, who is best known as the current guitarist for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Klinghoffer replaced his friend and frequent collaborator John Frusciante, who left the band in 2009. Klinghoffer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on April 14, 2012, becoming the Hall of Fame's youngest-ever inductee.
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Rolling Stone - about 3 years
Transplant a group of veteran Saharan guitar slingers to a different desert (SoCal's Mojave specifically the indie depot of Joshua Tree) and add some American guests – rock guitarists Josh Klinghoffer and Matt Sweeney poet-MC Saul Williams and more What do you get? Impressively an undiluted Tinariwen LP that's all...
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Die Antwoord says yes to red-hot gig
IOL - over 4 years
When the Red Hot Chili Peppers came knocking on their door, for Die Antwoord, it was an offer that the group just could not resist. ||| Johannesburg - They’ve turned down the chance to perform on stage with the likes of Lady Gaga and other famous musicians. But when the Red Hot Chili Peppers came knocking on their door, for Die Antwoord, it was an offer that the local rap-rave-hip-hop group just could not resist. In fact, Die Antwoord were personally asked by a member of the US rock group to open for them when they perform in South Africa next year. Michael “Flea” Balzary, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, had bumped into Die Antwoord in Belgium at a concert where the groups performed recently. Said Ninja: “All the bands were watching a soccer game in the backstage area when Flea came to sit next to Yo-landi while he practised his bass playing.” “He wasn’t wearing a shirt. Yo-landi turned to me and said: ‘Ninja! tell this weirdo to go away, because she didn’t turn to ...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Reign At Lollapalooza After Storms
MTV News - over 4 years
Veteran funk band tops wild day of weather at the Chicago festival. By Gil Kaufman <P><b>CHICAGO</b> — The <MTVNLINK type="artist" id="1012">Red Hot Chili Peppers</MTVNLINK> are a hard band to keep down. The three-time <a href="">Lollapalooza</a> vets showed the kids how it's done on Saturday night, just three hours after the festival's doors opened for a second time following a freak torrent of rain that necessitated an <a href="/news/articles/1691210/lollapalooza-evacuated.jhtml">emergency evacuation</a>
 of the grounds.</P><P>And while they were pulling out their entire arsenal of thumping tricks, a not-quite-as-massive crowd shoehorned into a much smaller area to see a subtler singer who will likely graduate to the main stage very soo ...
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Chili Peppers Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer on 'I'm With You' Outtakes Set
Rolling Stone - over 4 years
Almost exactly a year after releasing I'm With You their first album with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer the Red Hot Chili Peppers will stagger the release of 17 unheard outtakes from those sessions over the next several months both digitally and on seven-inch vinyl singles Beginning in August the band will issue...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Put Out 18 Unreleased Songs From <i>I'm With You</i>
MTV News - over 4 years
Band will release the songs digitally and on seven-inch vinyl. By Gil Kaufman &lt;P&gt;The &lt;a href=""&gt;Red Hot Chili Peppers&lt;/a&gt; were clearly feeling it during the recording of their most recent album, &lt;I&gt;I'm With You&lt;/I&gt;. In fact, they were so productive that over the next six months they plan to flood the zone with 18 previously unreleased songs from the sessions.&lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt;The band announced on Monday (June 18) that each song will be available both digitally and on two-song seven-inch vinyl singles. The first double-shot of new music will feature "Strange Man" on the A-side and "Long Progression" on the B-side and will hit stores on August 14. "Finding songs that seem to want to join hands with others is a special task that require the right people... and the ...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Go Long And Hard At Hangout Fest
MTV News - almost 5 years
Band's Saturday-night set was lively and loose, capping a day that also saw spirited sets from Mac Miller and Skrillex. By James Montgomery &lt;P&gt;&lt;b&gt;GULF SHORES, Alabama&lt;/B&gt; &amp;#8212; Having been at this for more than two decades now, the &lt;a href=""&gt;Red Hot Chili Peppers&lt;/a&gt; clearly know how to headline a fest: play the hits, thank the crowd, occasionally swat at a beach ball, exit stage right. Maybe work a few well-placed curse words in there too. These things tend to be the same.&lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt;So it's a testament to both their versatility and their dedication that the Chili Peppers' Saturday-night set at the Hangout Festival was anything but by the numbers, as the band jammed long and hard, stretching songs to the breaking point (and beyond), much to the delight ...
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Zimbio Exclusive Interview: Josh Klinghoffer of Dot Hacker and the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Zimbio - almost 5 years
Klinghoffer has two new releases out this week: Dot Hacker's *Inhibition* and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' *We Salute You.* They're very, very different.
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Tinariwen, Flea and Josh Klinghoffer: 'Cler Achel'
Rolling Stone - almost 5 years
On their fifth and most recent album Tassili North African Touareg band Tinariwen set aside their electric guitars for a more acoustic sound During a show at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre this past September however they plugged in to perform "Cler Achel" from their 2007 LP Aman Iman with Flea and...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce U.S. Tour
MTV News - about 5 years
Band's first Stateside shows in four years kick off in January. By James Montgomery &lt;P&gt;The &lt;a href="" &gt;Red Hot Chili Peppers&lt;/a&gt; have announced their first run of U.S. shows in more than four years, in support of 2011's &lt;a href="/news/articles/1669964/red-hot-chili-peppers-im-with-you-album.jhtml"&gt;(don't-call-it-a-comeback)&lt;/a&gt; disc &lt;I&gt;I'm With You.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class="player-placeholder right" title="MTV First: Red Hot Chili Peppers" id="id:1669172" width="240" height="211"&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt;Currently in between runs of shows in the U.K. and Europe, the Peppers will return to the States for a trek that kicks off January 25 in Charlotte, North Carolina. So far, just six U.S. dates have been revealed, b ...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Feel The 'Love' On <i>I'm With You</i>
MTV News - over 5 years
Chili Peppers reveal secret to their longevity — and their brand-new album — to MTV News. By James Montgomery &lt;P&gt;You would think, given everything that went into the making of &lt;a href="/news/articles/1669964/red-hot-chili-peppers-im-with-you-album.jhtml"&gt;&lt;i&gt;I'm With You,&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt; that perhaps the Red Hot Chili Peppers would be content to ride off into the sunset. After all, their place in rock history is more than secure, and, really, at this point, why would they endure another hiatus or departure from the fold? &lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt; &lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div class="player-placeholder right" title="'Love' Is The Key To Band Longevity" id="" width="240" height="211"&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt; &lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt;Then again, if you really think that, then perhaps you don't know the Red Ho ...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Celebrate Life And Death On <i>I'm With You</i>
MTV News - over 5 years
'Brendan's Death Song' is a tribute to longtime friend (and L.A. icon) Brendan Mullen. By James Montgomery &lt;P&gt;The &lt;a href="/music/artist/red_hot_chili_peppers/artist.jhtml"&gt;Red Hot Chili Peppers'&lt;/a&gt; &lt;i&gt;I'm With You&lt;/i&gt; is the kind of album that comes with plenty of good stories &amp;#8212; everything from the &lt;a href="/news/articles/1669964/red-hot-chili-peppers-im-with-you-album.jhtml"&gt;lengthy hiatus&lt;/a&gt; that preceded it to the &lt;a href="/news/articles/1628431/john-frusciante-confirms-hes-left-red-hot-chili-peppers.jhtml"&gt;departure of stalwart guitarist John Frusciante&lt;/a&gt; and the rejuvenation that came with the addition of &lt;a href="/news/articles/1670041/red-hot-chili-peppers-josh-klinghoffer.jhtml"&gt;new ax-man Josh Klinghoffer&lt;/a&gt;. Shoot, even first single &lt;a href="/news/articles/1667412/red- ...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Say Josh Klinghoffer Was 'The Only Choice'
MTV News - over 5 years
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 Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers Photo: MTV News 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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Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'I'm With You' - Metromix Denver
Google News - over 5 years
and newest guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Klinghoffer replaces John Frusciante, the band&#39;s longest tenured axman. But bassist Flea and singer Anthony Kiedis are the core components of the band&#39;s sound—so no big whoop, right? The verdict: Klinghoffer is a ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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New CD releases: RHCP, Lil Wayne, Lenny Kravitz - AZ
Google News - over 5 years
After all, it marks their first release with guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who stepped in after John Frusciante left the fold in 2009 - which may be what Anthony Kiedis meant when he told Rolling Stone, &quot;There is no question - this is a beginning
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Josh Klinghoffer
  • 2015
    Age 35
    Klinghoffer along with his Chili Peppers bandmates announced in September 2015 that they would be supporting Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election.
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    In January 2015, Klinghoffer returned to the studio with the Chili Peppers to begin work on their eleventh studio album, The Getaway, produced by Gnarls Barkley's Danger Mouse.
    More Details Hide Details Recording was put on hold the following month when bassist Flea suffered an injury during a skiing trip. Production resumed in August 2015 and the album was released on June 17, 2016.
  • 2012
    Age 32
    In April 2012, Klinghoffer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
    More Details Hide Details At 32 years of age, Klinghoffer is the youngest artist ever inducted, surpassing Stevie Wonder, who was 38 when he was inducted.
  • 2011
    Age 31
    On July 10, 2011, Klinghoffer appeared at the 2011 School of Rock's Rock the House Tour which also featured Keith Morris and Page Hamilton.
    More Details Hide Details Klinghoffer joined the School of Rock kids on stage to perform Red Hot Chili Peppers songs "Dani California" and "Give It Away". This was the first time he performed any of the Chili Peppers' songs live since officially joining the band as their guitarist.
    In 2011, Klinghoffer wrote and performed the original score for the documentary Bob and the Monster.
    More Details Hide Details Klinghoffer also appears in the documentary, which is based on the life and career of musician and drug counselor Bob Forrest. Klinghoffer was said to have recorded on at least one track on former Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery's second solo album, however LIFE.TIME. did not include it.
  • 2010
    Age 30
    In May 2010, Klinghoffer along with Flea performed the United States national anthem at a Lakers home playoff game during the NBA Western Conference Finals series against the Phoenix Suns.
    More Details Hide Details After eleven months of writing and rehearsing, the Chili Peppers began recording a new album, I'm with You, on September 13, 2010. Klinghoffer also sang, wrote music and played keyboards on the album. Recording was completed on March 18, 2011 and the album was released on August 29, 2011. The album's first single was "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie".
    Klinghoffer was officially named the replacement for John Frusciante in early 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Regarding his entry into the band, Klinghoffer notes, "I've always been attracted to the idea of a tight-knit unit, a band of family, a brotherhood. Since my earliest memory, they always seemed like a band with a lot of love for each other."
    In January 2010, Klinghoffer performed with the band for the first time as their lead guitarist at a MusiCares tribute event to Neil Young for a performance of Young's "A Man Needs a Maid."
    More Details Hide Details It was later revealed he would permanently replace Frusciante as guitarist.
  • 2009
    Age 29
    In 2009, the Chili Peppers ended a two-year hiatus, and were joined by Klinghoffer in the studio to begin work on their tenth album, I'm with You.
    More Details Hide Details At the time, unbeknownst to the public, Frusciante had already quit the band earlier that year without announcing his departure.
    On May 8, 2009, amidst confusion as to whether Frusciante still remained within Red Hot Chili Peppers, Klinghoffer, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Ron Wood and Ivan Neville performed under the name, The Insects, at a MusiCares in honor of Kiedis's commitment to helping those struggling with addiction and recovery.
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  • 2008
    Age 28
    Klinghoffer founded his own band, Dot Hacker, in 2008, where he holds the position of primary songwriter, singer, rhythm guitarist and pianist.
    More Details Hide Details The group is made up of former touring musicians for Gnarls Barkley. In 2012, they released their first full-length album, Inhibition. The title track to Inhibition was first played in a Bob Forrest radio show. A previously unreleased track, "Rewire", is also included in the digital-only 4-song Dot Hacker EP. Dot Hacker released the first of two new albums, 'How's Your Process (Work)', on 1 July 2014, with the second album, 'How's Your Process (Play)' due to be released later in 2014. The band has played at The Chapel, San Francisco in July 2014 and are due to play in Los Angeles in August 2014. The band announced plans to play Tokyo in February 2015 in support of the two albums. This will be their first time performing outside of the United States. In 2007, Klinghoffer played with Red Hot Chili Peppers on the final few legs of their Stadium Arcadium tour, playing additional guitar, backing vocals, and keyboard parts alongside the band. This tour would ultimately be John Frusciante's last with the band, and Klinghoffer's first.
    Klinghoffer was a touring and session musician for Gnarls Barkley. Klinghoffer appeared on the band's second album, 2008's The Odd Couple and was part of the band's touring lineup to support their first two studio albums which also included an opening slot for the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their Stadium Arcadium tour, a tour Klinghoffer would eventually join as a backing musician in 2007.
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  • 2004
    Age 24
    In 2004, Klinghoffer also appeared on former bandmate Bob Forrest's latest studio album with Thelonious Monster, California Clam Chowder.
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    Frusciante commented on his relationship with Klinghoffer in 2004 stating: "He's simply a very talented person and has been a very close friend for the past four years.
    More Details Hide Details He's one of the very few people who I really like to spend a lot of time with. In many respects he's the person who is closest to me, and with whom I can speak honestly about everything. His opinion is very important to me and I value it a lot."
    During the first six months of 2004, Klinghoffer continued to assist Frusciante in the studio.
    More Details Hide Details Klinghoffer's drums, bass, vocals, keyboards, and/or guitar can be heard on the full-length albums The Will to Death, Inside of Emptiness, and more recently in 2009's The Empyrean. 2004's A Sphere in the Heart of Silence is also credited to both musicians, and features several tracks with Klinghoffer on vocals, lead guitar, synthesizers and sequencing. He plays drums along with Frusciante and Fugazi bassist Joe Lally in Automatic Writing and AW II, under the name Ataxia.
  • 2002
    Age 22
    Klinghoffer and then-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante began writing together in 2002, with the hopes of recording and releasing an album under a band name.
    More Details Hide Details This album was eventually released as a John Frusciante solo release in 2004, entitled Shadows Collide with People. Regarding this decision, Frusciante stated: We had written the song "Omission" together and this song came about through collaboration. He played keyboard and I played guitar and both of us had the ideas for the vocals. We sat there and scribbled our parts onto a piece of paper and when we were ready we got back together again and sung our ideas together and they fit perfectly. At that time we thought that we'd do many songs together, just like this one. As time went by, this album became more of a solo album with which he's helping me. We'll do further projects where we'll work together, but we realized that these were my songs and it therefore had to be a solo album.
  • 1997
    Age 17
    In 1997, at the age of seventeen, Klinghoffer joined The Bicycle Thief, the then-current project from former Thelonious Monster frontman Bob Forrest.
    More Details Hide Details Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis noted that, "Bob Forrest has always had a very keen sensibility about finding extremely talented and down-to-earth people who just want to get to a kitchen and write a song." The band's subsequent studio album, You Come and Go Like a Pop Song, marked Klinghoffer's first recording experience. Regarding bandmate Forrest's notorious drug addiction, which arguably stalled Thelonious Monster's commercial success, Klinghoffer stated at this time that he: "Pretty much had enough confidence in myself to know that I wasn't gonna be 'the next Bob Forrest'." It was during the recording of Bicycle Thief album that Josh first met John Frusciante, who came in to record a guitar solo. The two eventually began to hang out and listen to music together at Frusciante's home. In 2000, The Bicycle Thief opened for Red Hot Chili Peppers, as the latter toured in support of their seventh studio album, Californication.
  • 1979
    Born on October 3, 1979.
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