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Ex-Red Hot Josh Klinghoffer is now Pearl Jam’s touring guitarist

Pearl Jam Josh Klinghoffer
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Ex-Red Hot Josh Klinghoffer is now Pearl Jam’s touring guitarist

Josh Klinghoffer who was Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist from 2009 to 2019 (Time when John Frusciante was out of the band) was announced as Pearl Jam’s new touring guitarist. According to Consequence, a representative for the group confirmed the news. He played on Eddie Vedder’s upcoming solo album, Earthling.


His first show with Eddie Vedder and company was at Asbury Park in the Sea.Hear.Now Festival.

Watch the ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer performing with Pearl Jam:


  1. Dance of the Clairvoyants
  2. Quick Escape
  3. Seven O’Clock
  4. Corduroy
  5. Present Tense
  6. Never Destination
  7. Even Flow
  8. Wishlist
  9. Superblood Wolfmoon
  10. Red Mosquito
  11. Daughter
  12. Take the Long Way
  13. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
  14. Given to Fly
  15. State of Love and Trust
  16. Better Man
  17. Porch
  18. My City of Ruins
  19. Alive
  20. Rockin’ in the Free World

Josh Klinghoffer

Born back in 1979 in Santa Monica, California, Josh Klinghoffer recorded two studio albums with Red Hot Chili Peppers while he was in the band: “I’m With You” (2011) and “The Gateway” (2016).

After a period as a touring member he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the group in 2012, becoming the Hall of Fame’s youngest-ever living inductee at age 32 at the time, passing Stevie Wonder, who was 38 when he was inducted.

A multi-instrumentalist, Klinghoffer also fronts the alternative rock band Dot Hacker, a group made up of former touring members of Gnarls Barkley. He is also a former member of the bands Ataxia, Warpaint and The Bicycle Thief.

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