Red Hot Chili Peppers announce guitarist John Frusciante is rejoining band 11 months ago

Red Hot Chili Peppers announce guitarist John Frusciante is rejoining band

Frusciante left the band over 10 years ago.

Rock legends Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that John Frusciante is rejoining the band, over a decade after he quit.

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The guitarist left the band over 10 years ago, and was subsequently replaced by Josh Klinghoffer.

But the Chilis announced on Sunday night that the guitarist is now back in the picture, and that Klinghoffer has exited the band.

An Instagram post uploaded by the band said: "The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that we are parting ways with our guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer.

"Josh is a beautiful musician who we respect and love. We are deeply grateful for our time with him, and the countless gifts he shared with us.

"We also announce, with great excitement and full hearts, that John Frusciante is rejoining our group. Thank you."

Take a look at the band's statement below:

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Social media has had a strong reaction to the news, with fans of the band delighted to see Frusciante back in the band.