Josh Klinghoffer is an American musician best known for being the former guitarist for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers from 2009 to 2019, with whom he recorded two studio albums, I’m with You and The Getaway and the b-sides compilation, I’m Beside You. He took the place of his friend and frequent collaborator John Frusciante in 2009, after a period as a touring member.

Klinghoffer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2012, becoming the Hall of Fame’s youngest-ever living inductee at age 32, passing Stevie Wonder, who was 38 when he was inducted. His solo debut album To Be One with You, under the pseudonym of Pluralone, was released on November 22, 2019. He also releases solo materials under the name Pluralone, originally a working title for the group Dot Hacker.

Birth Name

Josh Adam Klinghoffer




Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Multi-instrumentalist


Experimental Rock, Alternative Rock, Avant-garde, Electronica, Art Rock, Funk Rock, Post-rock, Funk Metal, Rap Rock


Guitar, Vocals, Drums, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Piano, Bass, Saxophone, Vibraphone


Capitol Records, EMI Records, Warner Bros.



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Josh Klinghoffer was born on the 3rd of October 1979, in Los Angeles, California, United States


He’s currently 40 years old.

Sun Sign





He is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on his father’s side and Irish descent on his mother’s side.




At age 15, Klinghoffer dropped out of formal education and started pursuing performing and recording music in Los Angeles.

Family Details

  • Father – Steven Klinghoffer

  • Mother – Kathleen Klinghoffer
  • Siblings – Unknown
  • Relatives – Leonard Klinghoffer (Paternal Grandfather), Elaine Wiener (Paternal Grandmother), Rosanna “Nancy” M. Brady (Maternal Grandmother)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Josh Klinghoffer has dated –

  • PJ Harvey (2004-2005) – Josh started dating singer PJ Harvey in 2004. The couple dated for almost a year before breaking up in 2005.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
  • In centimeters – 181 cm
  • In meters – 1.81 m


  • In Kilograms – 75 kg
  • In Pounds – 166 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

His shoe size is 11.5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Being a member of the most popular rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Album Debut

Josh released his first studio album You Come and Go Like a Pop Song along with the  American alternative rock band The Bicycle Thief in 1999. In 2011, he dropped his first album I’m with You along with the band Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Film Debut

In 2017, Josh appeared as himself in the feature film Song to Song.

Television Debut

In 2011, Josh made his first television show appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.

Brand Endorsements

Josh has not done endorsement work for any brand yet.

Josh Klinghoffer Favorites

His favorite things are unknown.

Josh Klinghoffer Net worth

Josh Klinghoffer has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Josh is not active on social media.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Josh Klinghoffer

  • At the age of 9, Josh started taking drum lessons. He is also a self-taught guitar and keyboard player.
  • After dropping out of school at the age of 15 years old, he started recording music for the band The Bicycle Thief.
  • In an interview, he described his younger self as someone who would play guitar all day long.
  • He joined the band The Bicycle Thief in 1997, which was at that time just an ongoing project by Bob Forrest, the former frontman of punk-rock band Thelonious Monster.
  • During the recording of one of Bicycle Thief‘s album, Josh first met the then-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, John Frusciante and the two formed a good bond and started hanging out together even creating music.
  • In 2004, Klinghoffer appeared on former bandmate Bob Forrest’s latest studio album with Thelonious Monster, California Clam Chowder.
  • From 2006 to 2008, he worked as a touring and session musician for American soul duo Gnarls Barkley.
  • In 2007, Klinghoffer played with Red Hot Chili Peppers in the final few legs of their Stadium Arcadium tour and later joined them in 2009 in the studio.
  • In 2008, he founded his own band called Dot Hacker which he formed along with the former Gnarls Barkley members.
  • In May 2010, Klinghoffer along with Flea performed the United States national anthem at a Lakers home playoff game during the NBA Western Conference Finals series against the Phoenix Suns.
  • In 2011, Klinghoffer wrote and performed the original score for the documentary Bob and the Monster. Klinghoffer also appears in the documentary, which is based on the life and career of musician and drug counselor Bob Forrest.
  • In April 2012, Klinghoffer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. At 32 years of age, Klinghoffer is the youngest artist ever inducted, surpassing Stevie Wonder, who was 38 when he was inducted.
  • In January 2015, Klinghoffer returned to the studio with the Chili Peppers to begin work on their eleventh studio album which would be produced by Gnarls Barkley’s Danger Mouse.
  • In November 2, 2019, the band performed a charity event at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, CA. This would be the band’s final show with Klinghoffer.


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