Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Pays Tribute To The Band’s Late Guitarist

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Earlier this week, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea took to social media to pay tribute to the band's late guitarist, Jack Sherman, who died last month at the age of 64. Flea wrote, in part, “It has taken me a couple of weeks to process the death of Jack Sherman. Our relationship was complicated, we stopped playing music together in 1985 and things were often fraught in the rare times we communicated since . . . He taught me about diet, to eat clean and be conscious of my body. But more than anything, he was my friend. We came from very different backgrounds, had different world views, and it was hard for us to relate to one another often. But the excitement we shared over music, and the joy that bubbled up between us will last forever. Rest In Peace Sherm I love you.”

Sherman was a member of The Red Hot Chili Peppers from 1983-1984 and played on their self-titled debut album. He also was a songwriter on their 1985 sophomore album Freaky Styley.