Cliff Martinez

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Cliff Martinez

American film score composer and former drummer known for his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Captain Beefheart add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1954.

Country: United States (100%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Irons, Captain Beefheart

Linked to: Gaumont Film Company, The Weinstein Company




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Cliff Martinez was born in 1954 add something


After several years drumming for such acts as Captain Beefheart, The Dickies, Lydia Lunch and The Weirdos, in late 1983, he and Jack Sherman were drafted in to join the Red Hot Chili Peppers for the recording of their eponymous first album after Jack Irons and Hillel Slovak left the band to concentrate on their other project at the time, What Is This- Martinez again played on the recording of the band's second album "Freaky Styley" and its subsequent tour add something


Jack Irons - Contrary to popular belief he does not play on the band's cover of Jimi Hendrix's Fire first released in 1987 and more commonly known from its inclusion on The Abbey Road EP in 1988- this was recorded with Cliff Martinez on drums during the Freaky Styley sessions


The same recording ended up in Steven Soderbergh's hands and Martinez was hired to score the famed director's first theatrical release, 1989's "sex, lies, and videotape" add something


Jack Irons - Irons, along with former drummer, Cliff Martinez, joined the band onstage for the first time in 24 years for a performance of their 1991 hit, "Give It Away"


Martinez's longstanding relationship with Soderbergh has continued through the years and they have worked together on ten theatrical releases including "Kafka", "The Limey", "Traffic", "Solaris", and 2011's "Contagion" add something


Martinez composed the main menu Galaxy theme track for the Spore video game released in 2008 add something


In 2012 Martinez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers add something


Martinez served as a juror for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and served on the International Feature nominating committee for 2011 Film Independent Spirit awards add something


On April 14, 2012, Martinez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers add something


Red Hot Chili Peppers - Jack Irons and Cliff Martinez again joined the band during their August 12, 2012 performance of "Give it Away" in Los Angeles


Jack Irons - On August 12, 2012, Irons and Cliff Martinez again joined the Chili Peppers onstage at their show in Los Angeles for a performance of "Give it Away"


In 2013, Martinez scored the "s://www add something


In 2014 Martinez composed the soundtrack for Far Cry 4 add something