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Red Hot Chili Peppers Star Blasts 'Idiot' Comparisons

07/14/2016
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(Classic Rock) The Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has branded those who draw comparisons between him and previous guitarist John Frusciante as "idiots."

Klinghoffer joined the band in 2009 after having been a touring member, in the aftermath of his friend and collaborator Frusciante's refusal to return following a hiatus.

The multi-instrumentalist has now recorded two albums with the Chili Peppers - 2011's I'm With You and this year's The Getaway. Klinghoffer tells Russian outlet Metro News: "Of course it gets annoying. On one hand it's an honor for me to be part of this band, and be mentioned in the same breath as Frusciante.

"But all these comparisons are simply absurd. We are two totally different people. I have never tried to emulate his technique - and, of course, I was not trying to get him to leave the band." He adds: "Seriously, anyone trying to compare us is an idiot." Read more here.

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