Fans of The Red Hot Chili Peppers know it’s certainly not John Frusciante, who left the band in late 2009, it’s their new lead guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer.
Klinghoffer looks extremely out of place on the Rolling Stone cover, and with the band in general, since he’s 31 years old, looks 24, with a creepy Tarantino-esque grin, he seems like he’d belong in a group like Modest Mouse.
Singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea and Will Ferrell lookalike/drummer Chad Smith are all just under 50 years old. (48,48 and 49)
After 10 albums since 1984’s self-titled CD, then 2006’s Stadium Arcadium and this year’s yet-to-be-released I’m With You, the Chili Peppers have had 11 other band members join and then leave or pass away.
Soo dear Klingon, you are the ninth RHCP guitarist! You have like, an 80% chance of not being in the band for more than three years.
P.S. You’re not funky enough for the Peppers, but neither are the original members, anymore. Sigh.
Here’s some old RS Chili Pepper covers, for nostalgia’s sake…