The former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist is the new touring member of Pearl Jam.
Nineteen years after Boom joined Pearl Jam’s live lineup, the band welcomes Josh Klinghoffer as their second touring member.
Josh made his live debut with Pearl Jam during the band’s concert at the Sea.Hear.Now. Festival, where he played keyboards, guitars, percussion, tambourine and also contributed backing vocals, especially on the new songs from Gigaton.
Klinghoffer joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2007, after John Frusciante left the band for the second time, and he has been a member of the RHCP until 2019, when Frusciante returned to the lineup.
In 2019 and 2020 he released two solo records under the name Pluralone and he should have been the opening act of the postponed 2020 American Pearl Jam tour. Klinghoffer also virtually joined Pearl Jam during the Dance Of The Clairvoyants performance recorded for last year’s All In WA benefit and will play on Earthling, the upcoming Eddie Vedder’s solo album (you can listen to Long Way, the first single taken from the album, here).
Are you wondering if Kenneth “Boom” Gaspar is still a touring band member? Yes, he is as well as the newcomer Josh Klinghoffer.
Pearl Jam have not yet released any statement about Klinghoffer’s status as a multi-instrumentalist in the upcoming concerts and tours.
A representative for Pearl Jam has confirmed Josh Klinghoffer’s addition as the band’s touring member.
Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario Not Another Podcast”. He has collaborated with Barracuda Style, HvsR, Rolling Stone, Rockol and Il Fatto Quotidiano. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Ramones, Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power