The Red Hot Chili Peppers recently announced via social media that their former guitarist John Frusciante will be rejoining the band. He will be immediately replacing current guitarist Josh Klinghoffer who has been with the band for the last decade.
This will be Frusciante's 3rd stint with the band. He originally joined in 1988 following the death of the band's original guitarist, Hillel Slovak. He departed in 1992 during the band's breakthrough album and tour, Blood, Sex, Sugar, Magik. Frusciante returned to the band again in 1998 and recorded 1999's Californication which would become the band's biggest selling record and this time stayed with the band until 2009.
With Frusiante back in the band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are working on their 12th album expected sometime in 2020.