Hillel Slovak was a guitarist and artist of other mediums. He reached fame as being a founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He left in 1983 only to return in 1985 and played on two of their records. Unfortunatly he died of a drug overdose in June 1988 the day after returning home from the Chili's first ever European tour. This sent the band into a downward spiral. Anthony Kiedis went on a speedball binge. While Jack Irons was hostpitalized for clinical depression and left the band. They returned adding Chad Smith and the legendary John Frusciante who had been Hillel's biggest fan.
by Jokyo June 21, 2006
Legendary guitar player and founding member of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Was Briefly a member of What is This before returning to the Peppers in 1985. He overdosed and died from speedballing in 1988. He did two albums with the Peppers: Freaky Styley, The Uplift Mofo Party Plan.
Hillel Slovak was an amazing musician and is one of the Legendary John Frusciante's inspirations and influences
by Hydropotomus July 20, 2009