FORMER RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS GUITARIST JOSH KLINGHOFFER ENLISTS FLEA AND JACK IRONS FOR SINGLE
If Red Hot Chili Peppers and their guitarists had a relationship status on social media, it would be turned to complicated. It was announced late last year that Josh Klinghoffer had been relieved as guitarist of the band. This opened to door to yet another reunion with John Frusciante. He’s kind of what Gary Moore was to Thin Lizzy or Zakk Wylde is to Ozzy Osbourne. Over the years there has always been an on again, off again relationship between the band and guitarist.
The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s biggest commercial success came with Frusciante in the band. But that’s not to say Klinghoffer isn’t an ultra-talented player as well. At the end of the day, he was coming into an established band. It would always be an uphill battle for him. How many great guitarists played for David Bowie over the years, and they were all compared to Mick Ronson? I can make that same example with a slew of bands. That’s what Klinghoffer had to endure from fans, and critics alike.
Klinghoffer had already started working on his solo project Pluralone when he was jettison from the Chili Peppers. He’s been creating music new music for Pluralone since then, almost at a Fruciante like pace! He just released a single for the track “Nowhere I AM”, with “Directrix” as the B-side. Joining him on the single are current Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea, and former Chili Pepper Jack Irons on drums. To put a further twist on things Klinghoffer and Pluralone have been opening up for Pearl Jam, another band in which Jack Irons was part of.
Josh Klinghoffer recently spoke to Spin about the single, here is an excerpt of their interview:
“‘Directrix’ is a song (and a word) I made up really fast. One of those times you’re just sitting on the floor strumming and the whole thing presents itself straight away. When a song just happens like that, you’d be a fool not to allow it, but then sometimes I can spend lots of time agonizing over it or trying to make it less this or more that. This song always sounded too happy in the verses. I love the choruses, but the verses drove me nuts. At some point, you just have to let go.”
“These songs were 15 and 16 (out of 17) on the list of importance (I guess) from the To Be One With You sessions, but I’m very glad they’re coming out. Flea plays great bass on ‘Nowhere I Am.’”
Neither one of these two tracks will be released as part of Pluralone’s upcoming album.
CHECK OUT PLURALONE’S RECENTLY RELEASED SINGLE “NOWHERE I AM” FEATURING CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS:
Photo Courtesy Of: Jordan Helfer