Rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ second guitarist Jack Sherman, who played on their debut album and co-wrote much of their second album, Freaky Styley has dead at 64.
Red Hot Chili Peppers unveiled via Twitter, “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.”
They added, “He was a unique dude and we thank him for all times good, bad and in between. Peace on the boogie platform.” He was 64 years old.
He was the second guitarist to have joined Red Hot Chili Peppers. He played on their debut album and co-wrote much of their second album, Freaky Styley. Sherman joined the Chili Peppers in December 1983, replacing their founding member, Hillel Slovak. Sherman would remain with the band for their first tour in 1984 to support the release of the first album, The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
He co-composed materials on the debut album in addition to songs on the follow-up record, Freaky Styley. Slovak returned to the band, changing Sherman in early 1985.
When RHCP had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, Sherman nor Dave Navarro had been included among the many inducted guitarists from the band’s historical past.
“It’s really painful to see all this celebrating going on and be excluded,” he told Billboard at the time. “I’m not claiming that I’ve brought anything other to the band… but to have soldiered on under arduous conditions to try to make the thing work, and I think that’s what you do in a job, looking back. And that’s been dishonored. I’m being dishonored, and it sucks.”