Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman has died but details about his death were not disclosed during this time. Sherman was essential in keeping the iconic funk-rock band afloat for over a year. He filled in for the band's original guitarist Hillel Slovak from 1984 to 1985.
Jack Sherman worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers and contributed songs on the band's second album Freaky Styley. He worked with them again for the fourth studio album Mother's Milk, released in 1989. Sherman provided backup vocals on songs "Good Time Boys" and "Higher Grounds" found in that album.
The late former RHCP guitarist was also a member of The Movers and performed with American-Australian pop singer Toni Childs. The band played in many live performances in Los Angeles but never released their own album.
Sherman had the opportunity to collaborate with guitarist Peter Case, bandleader George Clinton, author-artist BobDylan, and The Undertones vocalist Feargal Sharkey.
RHCP made the announcement of Jack Sherman's passing on their Instagram page. They wished the former guitarist a "smooth sailing into the worlds beyond." The funk-rock legend also mentioned how Sherman has been with the band since the debut album, some tours, and even in "bad times."
Red Hot Chili Peppers is currently composed of vocalist Anthony Keadis, bassist Michael Peter "Flea" Balzary, returning guitarist John Frusciante, and drummer Chad Smith. They confirmed that they are working on their upcoming eleventh album. Prior to that, they launched The Getaway album last 2016 with "Dark Necessities" as the single.
They are best known for their songs "Dani California," "Scar Tissue," and "Under the Bridge." These songs reached numbers 6, 9, and 2 positions in the Billboard music charts.