Knowledge Identifier: +Cliff_Martinez
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1954.
Country: United States (100%)
Linked to: Gaumont Film Company, The Weinstein Company
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
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"
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"
In 2012 Martinez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers