Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist Cover Radiohead’s “Spectre” In Italy
On the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ current tour, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who joined the band as a full-time member after John Frusciante left in 2009, has been getting his own little moments to shine. During the shows, he’s been playing short covers solo, switching up his song choices from night to night. At recent dates, he’s covered songs like David Bowie’s “Five Years,” Morrissey’s “Jack The Ripper,” and the Beatles’ “Across The Universe” and “Cry Baby Cry.” On Saturday night, he tried something a whole lot more recent when the Chili Peppers were playing Unipol Arena in Bologna, Italy. He briefly covered “Spectre,” Radiohead’s rejected James Bond movie theme from last year. (This was apparently followed directly by Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace bandmate Flea covering Black Flag’s “Nervous Breakdown,” but there’s no video of that online right now.) Klinghoffer’s version of the song is a fragile, spindly thing, and you can watch fan-made footage of it below.
Fun fact: Klinghoffer was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with the rest of the current Chili Peppers in 2012. At the time, he was 32. That makes him the youngest-ever Hall Of Fame inductee.