Josh Klinghoffer

(Josh Adam Klinghoffer)

Josh Klinghoffer
Josh Klinghoffer
  • Born: October 3, 1979
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Multi-instrumentalist

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Josh Adam Klinghoffer is an American musician best known as the current guitarist for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he has recorded two studio albums, I'm with You (2011) and The Getaway (2016), and the b-sides compilation, I'm Beside You (2013). Klinghoffer took the place of his friend and frequent collaborator John Frusciante in 2009, after a period as a touring member. Klinghoffer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2012, becoming the Hall of Fame's youngest-ever living inductee at age 32, passing Stevie Wonder, who was 38 when he was inducted.

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Dot Hacker, to me, sounds like a collection of all my tastes. I hear four people trying to fill up as much space as they can.
I always like to say that the music I'd like to make is somewhere between Pan Sonic and Scott Walker. But I don't sing anything like Scott Walker. Music, Chants & Rapps
I don't think there should be a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, period.
I just like playing music and doing it with people that I care about. It doesn't really matter where. It's like, 'Why don't we just play piano in a small bar? Why do we want to make an arena full of people happy?' Music, Chants & Rapps
I like really sparse electronics, lush arrangements, and interesting chord structures.
I'll try not to let a day go by without making a song. I don't think I've created a lot of music. Music, Chants & Rapps
It's a weird thing to have a Hall of Fame for rock. It's weird that I spent years worshiping the Cure, and here's the Chili Peppers, and then one gets in one doesn't. It's ridiculous. In my heart of hearts, it means nothing to me, but I do understand it means a lot to other people. It creates positivity.
Life seems terrible and disappointing, so you need to find something you need to make you stick around. Music that makes me happiest is the saddest music, with the most emotional feel. Life ;Music, Chants & Rapps
Since I was a teenager, I wanted to be in a band with my mates: my pure image of a band.
The Chili Peppers have a real strict two-week on/two-week off policy - aside from me, everybody has families.
The only thing I've ever wanted to do is really make people happy, offer some sort of positivity with music that I've written. The Chili Peppers do that for people. They're already established. I still want something that came out of me, and out of my heart. Music, Chants & Rapps

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