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Watch Josh Klinghoffer cover the theme from ’The Golden Girls’

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Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer rang in the New Year with a cover of The Golden Girls theme song, “Thank You for Being a Friend.”

“There has been a lot of loss lately, a lot of endings,” Klinghoffer wrote in an Instagram post alongside a video of the cover. “It’s happening all the time everywhere, but these past few weeks have seen the loss of a few important people in my life.”

While Klinghoffer’s post doesn’t specifically mention her by name, the cover is also undoubtedly a tribute to late Golden Girls star and TV icon Betty White, who passed away New Year’s Eve at 99 years old.

Klinghoffer’s 2022 plans include hitting the road with Eddie Vedder as part of the Pearl Jam frontman’s solo band, The Earthlings. He’s also a member of Pearl Jam’s touring lineup.

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