One time Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman has died at the age of 64.
The band broke the news of his passing on social media, writing: “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.”
No other details about the circumstances surrounding his death have been made public at this time.
Sherman was RHCP’s second guitarist, joining the band in 1983, featuring on their self-titled debut album and co-writing much of their second album, Freaky Styley.
He exited the band in 1985 after OG guitarist Hillel Slovak decided to return.
He and fellow guitarist Dave Navarro were infamously excluded from the band’s 2012 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction, with Sherman speaking out about the matter publicly.
“It’s really painful to see all this celebrating going on and be excluded,” he said 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.”
Over the course of his career, Sherman also went on to work with the legendary Bob Dylan.
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