Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman dies, aged 64
'He was a unique dude and we thank him for all times good, bad and in between. Peace on the boogie platform'
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman has died at the age of 64.
The band confirmed Sherman’s passing in a social media post on Saturday which read: “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.
“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
No cause of death has been confirmed for Sherman, who joined the Chili Peppers in 1983 and performed on the band’s self-titled debut album, as well as a subsequent tour of the United States.
Sherman was replaced in the band by founding member Hillel Slovak - whom he originally replaced - in 1985, but he did make further contributions to the Mother’s Milk album and the Abbey Road EP.
Following his departure from the band, Sherman performed as a session musician for the likes of George Clinton and Fearghal Sharkey.
Sherman, along with Dave Navarro, was not inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when the Chili Peppers were granted that honour in 2012.
While he was deemed ineligible for induction by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sherman blamed the band for his omission and that of Navarro, telling Billboard that it was “a politically correct way of omitting Dave Navarro and I for whatever reasons they have that are probably the band's and not the Hall's”.
“I'm being dishonoured, and it sucks,” he said.