Jack Sherman, the former guitarist of the first album of the Californian rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, died at the age of 64, as confirmed by the group on social media, although the cause of death has not been specified.
“We of the RHCP family would like to wish Jack Sherman smooth sailing into the worlds beyond, for he has passed,” the band posted on Instagram. “Jack played on our debut album as well as our first tour of the USA. He was a unique dude and we thank him for all times good, bad and in between. Peace on the boogie platform.”
We of the RHCP family would like to wish Jack Sherman smooth sailing into the worlds beyond, for he has passed. Jack played on our debut album as well as our first tour of the USA. pic.twitter.com/2vpZ3wrYRN
— Red Hot ChiliPeppers (@ChiliPeppers) August 22, 2020
Sherman joined the group in 1983, with which he recorded his first self-titled album ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ in 1984 and wrote several of the songs on the second album,’ Freaky Styley, before being replaced in 1985.
He worked with Bob Dylan
Later, he would collaborate with the group on other albums, such as 1989’s ‘Mother’s Milk’, in addition to working with Bob Dylan on his 1986 album ‘Knocked Out Loaded’, as well as on various studio works by George Clinton.
With hits like “Give it away” or “Californication”, Red Chili Peppers has sold more than 80 million records. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, Sherman was not included.