John Frusciante Rejoins Red Hot Chili Peppers

Former Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist John Frusciante will be returning to the band he left six years ago, filling the position left open by the recent departure of Dave Navarro.

Frusciante's return to the fold was confirmed by Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis when he stopped by MTV's New York studios earlier this week, although there's still no word when a new album from the band might be released.

Frusciante was already the band's fourth guitarist when he played on the Pepper's 1989 album, "Mother's Milk," as well as 1991's multi-platinum success, "Blood Sugar Sex Magik."

The guitarist left the band right at the height of its popularity, right before it was scheduled to headline the 1992 Lollapalooza tour.

The Peppers struggled to find a replacement, tapping Arik Marshall and Jesse Tobias for short spans before eventually settling on ex-Jane's Addiction guitarist, Dave Navarro.

As we previously reported,

Navarro left the band earlier this month to pursue his own band, "Spread." Frusciante has spent the time since his last tenure with the band on his own solo career.