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Jack Sherman (born January 18, 1956) is a guitarist best known as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, playing on their debut album. Sherman joined the Chili Peppers in December 1983 replacing founding member, Hillel Slovak. Sherman would remain with the band for their first tour in 1984 to support the release of the first album. He co-composed material on the debut album as well as songs on the follow-up record, Freaky Styley. Slovak returned to the band replacing Sherman in early 1985.

He has recorded with Bob Dylan, George Clinton, Peter Case, Tonio K, Gary Mallaber, Tim Drummond, Barry Goldberg, Jim Keltner, T.Bone Burnett, Jeff Eyrich, Bruce Thomas, Feargal Sharkey, Booker T. Jones, Danny Kortchmar, Bob Glaub, Gerry Goffin, Kimm Rogers, Johnette Napolitano, Shandi, Solomon Burke, Tanya Tucker, David Kemper, Kenny Edwards, Danny Timms, Merry Clayton, Julianna Raye, Leland Sklar, Michael Steele (Bangles), Russ Kunkel, Raymond Pounds, James Jamerson, Jr., and others.

Sherman has toured/performed on stage with John Hiatt, Charlie Sexton, Tonio K (opening for The Kinks), Katey Sagal, Bobby Whitlock, Kimm Rogers, Julianna Raye, Mick Taylor, Toni Childs, Hunt Sales and the Big 9, All Night, Andy & The Rattlesnakes, Phil Lee, Bert Sommer, Glenn Cornick, Toni and the Movers, Eric Culberson, etc.

Sherman resides and performs in Savannah, Georgia since July 10, 2003.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were announced as 2012 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and despite performing on the band's debut record, Sherman was not inducted with them, he claimed this as unfair and also claimed that he deserved to be inducted, a decision made by the Hall of Fame and their advisors.

Sherman spoke out about the band's induction blaming the band for not including him or former guitarist Dave Navarro by saying he was told only original members, current members and those who played on multiple albums were eligible for induction. "It appeared to be a politically correct way of omitting Dave Navarro and I for whatever reasons they have that are probably the band's and not the Hall's," Sherman also said "It's really painful to see all this celebrating going on and be excluded. 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."

Partial Discography

  • 1984 The Red Hot Chili Peppers – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 1986 Knocked Out Loaded – Bob Dylan
  • 1986 R&B Skeletons in the Closet – George Clinton
  • 1986 Echo Park Soundtrack
  • 1988 Notes from the Lost Civilization – Tonio K
  • 1988 Wish – Feargal Sharkey
  • 1988 The Abbey Road E.P. – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 1989 The Man with the Blue Post-Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar- Peter Case
  • 1990 Soundtrack Of My Life – Kimm Rogers
  • 1990 Flashback soundtrack
  • 1992 What Hits!? – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 1996 Backroom Blood – Gerry Goffin
  • 1997 Olé – Tonio K
  • 1998 Under the Covers: Essential Red Hot Chili Peppers – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 2000 In from the Cold – In From The Cold {Original music with Gary Mallaber and Maria Sebastian}
  • 2007 Luke MitchellHigh Expectations
  • 2010 Eric CulbersonIn The Outside
  • 2011 Luke MitchellRow Boat Row
  • 2013 Matthew Wesley - REAL

Birth Name

Jack Sherman




United States

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Date Born

Wednesday, January 18, 1956

City Born

Miami, Florida, United States



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