Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman dies at 64, Internet says his soul remains in ‘sound of first album’
RHCP confirmed the news on their social media account
Musician Jack Sherman, who worked as the guitarist on Red Hot Chili Peppers' first album as well as their second album died at the age of 64. As reported by Deadline, the cause of death has not been determined yet.
The supergroup on their official Twitter handle wrote: “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 a unique dude and we thank him for all times good, bad and in between. Peace on the boogie platform.— Red Hot ChiliPeppers (@ChiliPeppers) August 22, 2020
In 1983, Sherman had replaced guitarist Hillel Slovak on the 1983 album and had co-written the follow-up ‘Freaky Styley’, which released in 1985. However, a report states that he was replaced by Slovak before the album came out. He later contributed to the RHCP albums ‘Mother’s Milk’ and ‘The Abbey Road EP’. Even though many believe that his contributions were extremely important, Sherman was not among those named for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors when the group was inducted eight years ago, reports Variety.
According to Variety, Sherman was unhappy about being left out by the hall and blamed the band for leaving him and Dave Navarro out. Variety quoted Sherman from a 2012 Billboard interview as saying, “I’m being dishonored, and it sucks.”
After leaving the group, Sherman was popular and was being considered as a session player in the late ’80s and early ’90s. As per Variety, he took the lead role on Tonio K.’s ‘Notes from the Lost Civilization’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘Knocked Out Loaded’ and albums by George Clinton and Feargal Sharkey.
Music fans were disappointed by the sudden news of the artist's demise and they paid their respects on Twitter. One user said, "Well it was hard to take it all in but I just wanna say rip jack Sherman you were a legend."
well it was hard to take it all in but i just wanna say rip jack sherman you were a legend🖤 pic.twitter.com/3BG9QAFe8Z— rhcp out of context (@AnthonyTheSwan1) August 22, 2020
Another said, "RIP Jack Sherman... Absolutely gutted... One of my favorite bands as well."
RIP Jack Sherman.. Absolutely gutted.. One of my favourite bands as well.— Maverick (@MaverickAddon) August 22, 2020
Another said, "RIP Jack, his soul will remain in the sound of that first album."
RIP Jack, his soul will remain in the sound of that first album.— Daniel Bottinelli (@danibottinelli) August 22, 2020
While one heartbroken user wrote, "First was #QuietRiot #FrankieBanali... Now is #JackSherman who along with #Flea and #AnthonyKiedis formed #RedHotChiliPeppers in the 80s... #RIP ."
One fan wrote: "His mom just died not too long ago and now him..wowBroken heart #JackSherman#RedhotchiliPeppers."
His mom just died not to long ago and now him..wow #JackSherman#RedhotchiliPeppers pic.twitter.com/PfMlEMmVZB— APRIL SlowCheetah (@RHCPAPRIL) August 22, 2020