JOSH KLINGHOFFER Expresses Regret Over the Band’s Scrapped Material
Josh Klinghoffer claimed he was “sad” that the album he’d been writing with the Red Hot Chill Peppers has been scrapped in favour of writing new material with guitarist JOHN FRUSCIANTE. Speaking to ROLLING STONE, he was asked if he thought the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS would scrap the work they’ve done to date, JOSH KLINGHOFFER told the rag mag:: “All of it.” Asked how he felt about it, he said : “Sad. I’m Zen in the fact that at the end of the day, I respect any of their decisions and I’m happy for them and I’m glad that they’re playing together and doing what they’re doing.”
He would confess how he was hoping the band would return to their roots saying the new music was “raw-sounding, energetic Chili Peppers music.” adding “There’s a part of me that wanted them to sound like they sounded in 1986 maybe with two or three beautiful ballads on a record, but basically I was always trying to get them to sound like The Uplift Party Plan tour. That’s my one regret… in some way, it’s like the records that we made during my tenure in the band were my responsibility and it’s … I don’t necessarily know how much I had to do with it.”
JOSH KLINGHOFFER Wasn’t a Fan of The Two Albums He Made with the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, former RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist JOSH KLINGHOFFER discussed being fired from the band and his thoughts on his work with the group. He played on the band’s 2011 album “I’m With You” and 2016’s “The Getaway.” He made some surprising remarks about how he feels about the records telling ROLLING STONE:
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“I’m not particularly fond of the two records. I liked the songs and I think we wrote some really cool songs together, but I’m such a pain in the but.
“Rick Rubin was the producer [on ‘I’m With You’]. And the reason why I didn’t want to work with him the second time [Rubin didn’t work on The Getaway] was because I felt like those four had a relationship and I was the odd man out.
“And here I am trying to join and it’s hard to have a voice that’s supposedly equal when you have this 25-plus-year relationship and I’m this new little guy in the corner saying, ‘No, I don’t think that should change there. We should go one more time.’
“Like, no one else in the band is going to listen to me; they’re going to listen to their friend who they’ve known and worked with and collaborated with successfully for ages.
“And it’s not like that’s a bad thing. It makes perfect sense. But I’m trying to be an artist in this environment with the hand I was dealt; I have more songs written and a pile of ideas that no one will ever hear because there’s only so much time to get to.”
Personally I am glad JOHN FRUSCIANTE is back where he belongs. I wasn’t a fan of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS last two records.