Sherman replaced the founding member Hillel Slovak In December 1983 and played on Self – Titled debut album and most of his co-written materials were on the band’s second LP Freaky Styley.
Jack Sherman had a tenure as a lead guitarist for a year where he played on the band’s debut album for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, has died at the age of 64 and the band confirmed it on Friday. No specific details about the cause of death was provided.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers Band
The Band wrote on Instagram by saying- “we of the RHCP family would like to wish Jack Sherman smooth sailing in the worlds beyond for he has passed.”
They also said “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 platforms.”
New Journey, New Band
In 1985, Slovak rejoined the band to record “the Chilli Peppers- amid rising tensions” left Sherman to look for another band.
Soon after he left, Jack joined the army of guitarist and recruited by Bob Dylan’s for the album “Knocked out loaded” where he worked with Tom Petty, David A. Stewart, Mike Campbell and Ronnie Wood.
Anthony Kiedis Credited Jack in order to keep the group stable after following Slovak’s exit, the singer from the band wrote in his account.
Statement To Billboard
Once Sherman gave a statement to Billboard by saying- “I’m not calling 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.
Later the late Gang of four guitarist Andy Gill produced the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ debut album, and added Sherman in 2012.