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Ex-Chili Peppers Guitarist Feels Slighted

Ex-Chili Peppers Guitarist Feels Slighted

Jack Sherman, the guitarist who played on Red Hot Chili Peppers' 1984 self-titled debut and co-wrote some songs on the band's follow-up, Freaky Styley, says he was unfairly excluded from the LA band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction this past year.

Sherman told Billboard that he was informed that only original and current members, and those who played on multiple records qualified for HOF induction. Sherman feels that this was 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."

The Chili Peppers, however, say that the decision was not up to them. "It's not a decision made by the band, it's a decision made by the Hall of Fame," Eric Greenspan, Red Hot Chili Peppers' lawyer, told Billboard.

Regardless of who's decision it was, Sherman is not happy. "It's really painful to see all this celebrating going on and be excluded . . . I'm being dishonored, and it sucks."

by RTT Staff Writer

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