Jack Sherman, the guitarist who appeared on the debut of Red Hot Chili Peppers has died at the age of 64. The cause of death is not discovered yet. The band members of Red Hot Chili Peppers tweeted about the news. They said he was a very unique person and they thank him for all the good, bad, and everything in between. Sherman also joined the group on their US tour in 1984. He also co-wrote the songs for their second album. Besides RHCP, Sherman has also worked with other prominent artists such as Bob Dylan and George Clinton.
Sherman has been with the band from the start but due to some events, he was left out. However, the RHCP family did not forget to bid a farewell to their old companion.
So, let’s go ahead and know more about the late-guitarist:
The Band’s Tweet Regarding Sherman’s Death
The RHCP confirmed the news online via tweet. They wrote that the family of RHCP would like to wish Jack Sherman smooth sailing into the worlds beyond, for he has passed. They also mentioned how Sherman played guitar for their first album and joined them on their US tour. The RHCP official twitter page also posted a picture of the late guitarist. It is a black and white picture and Sherman can be seen holding a guitar.
An essential, yet forgotten, member of @ChiliPeppers history.
Rest in peace, Jack ❤️ pic.twitter.com/HHZbf0sPbj
— RHCP Live Archive (@rhcplivearchive) August 22, 2020
Sherman joined the group after replacing founding member Hillel Slovak. He is best known for his hit works including Under The Bridge and Californication in December 1983. He also contributed to backing vocals to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 1989 album, Mother Milk. The album also featured the popular cover of Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground. And, also contributed to their album The Abbey Road EP.
Sherman’s Disappointment With The Band
Although Sherman has worked on some of the best albums of Red Hot Chili Peppers, he was left out in the later years. As Sherman replaced the founding member and guitarist Hillel Slovak, he worked on various projects, including, ‘Freaky Styley’. However, Slovak returned back after quitting his other band and claimed his position back in the group.
Sherman was not even included when the band was registered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. As he was not a founding member or current member at that time, he was not considered as the member. Later, he told Billboard that he feels dishonored and it sucks.