Jack Sherman, Early Guitarist With the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dies at 64

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Jack Sherman, a guitarist who performed on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ debut album, has died at 64, the band introduced on Instagram.

“He was a singular dude and we thank him for all occasions good, dangerous and in between. Peace on the boogie platform,” the submit reads.

The cause of dying was not disclosed.

The complete Instagram submit reads: “We of the RHCP household want to wish Jack Sherman clean crusing into the worlds past, for he has passed. Jack played on our debut album as well as our first tour of the USA. He was a singular dude and we thank him for all occasions good, dangerous and in between. Peace on the boogie platform.”

Not Included in Hall Induction

Sherman was the second of no less than eight guitarists with the chart-topping band through the years. He performed on “Purple Scorching Chili Peppers” in 1984, toured, and co-wrote some songs for the follow-up, “Freaky Styley.”

The band’s later albums included smashes like “Californication” and “Blood Sugar Intercourse Magik,” with hits including “Give It Away.”

The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Sherman, although, was not included.

“It’s actually painful to see all this celebrating happening and be excluded,” Sherman advised Billboard at the time. “I’m not claiming that I’ve introduced anything other to the band… however to have soldiered on beneath arduous circumstances to try to make the factor work, and I feel that’s what you do in a job, wanting again. And that’s been dishonored.”

Singer Anthony Kiedis wrote in his autobiography, “God bless Jack, he did maintain the band afloat for a yr, and if he hadn’t, the years to comply with in all probability wouldn’t have.”

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