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John Frusciante reunites with Red Hot Chili Peppers for first show in 13 years

John Frusciante reunited with Red Hot Chili Peppers over the weekend for their first performance together in 13 years.

Having left the band in 2007, recently RHCP announced that the iconic guitarist John Frusciante would be rejoining the band in replacement of Josh Klinghoffer.

Frusciante joined Anthony Kiedis and Flea for a three-song set at a memorial concert for Andrew Burkle put on by the Tony Hawk Foundation.

Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins took over percussion for Chad Smith as the Chili Peppers played ‘Give It Away,’ a tribute to Andy Gill with Gang of Four’s ‘Not Great Men’ and The Stooges’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog.’ Check it out the footage below.

It’s the second time Frusciante has returned to the Red Hot Chili Peppers; he left the band for a spell in the 90s and has now returned to the band, replacing Josh Klinghoffer.

The guitarist recently appeared on the podcast WTF With Marc Maron and discussed his departure, he said it was a “complete shock but not a surprise,” and he had “great wave of love for them, and love for everything [he] was able to do with them.”

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