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Friday, December 18, 2009
No mo-fo Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist
John Frusciante has quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
While there has been speculation that this has been the case for months now, the guitarist (second from right in above picture) confirmed the news on his website Wednesday night.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have had seven guitarists since forming more than 25 years ago, but Frusciante was the mainstay, playing on Mother's Milk, Blood Sugar Sex Magic, Californication, By The Way and Stadium Arcadium.
Though the band hasn't commented on Frusciante's departure, it was reported by the British music outlet NME that guitarist Josh Klinghoffer - who has ironically appeared on Frusciante's solo albums - is the new guitarist.
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Paul Gargano is the National Music Examiner for eXaminer.com.
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