Jack Irons

Musician, Songwriter Jack Irons

Jack Steven Irons is an American musician who is best known as the original drummer of the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as the former drummer for Eleven and Pearl Jam. Irons is currently drumming for The Wallflowers, and has worked with Joe Strummer and The Latino Rockabilly War, Redd Kross, Raging Slab, Spinnerette and The Les Claypool Frog Brigade.
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18 July 1962

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Kristi York Wooten: The Wallflowers' 'Glad All Over': 'It Was About the Band Trusting One Another'
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Jakob Dylan has a sense of humor. "I want to tell you, you've had it coming," he sings atop the funky bass line in "Reboot the Mission," the Clash-y first single from The Wallflowers' new album, Glad All Over, out October 9. And maybe he's right. Who's to say a rootsy, straight-up rock band can't end a seven-year hiatus and go disco for a minute? "Oh God, is Dylan fronting Maroon 5 or something? Ick," one YouTube commenter jabbed when the groovy "Reboot" video began making the rounds back in July. The rest of us? We put on our boogie shoes and sang the irresistible chorus along with Dylan and Clash co-founder Mick Jones: "Eyes on the prize/reboot the mission/I lost my sight/but not the vision." "You can lose the plot a little bit," Dylan tells me of the ups and downs in The Wallflowers' 23-year history, which includes six albums, a pair of Grammy awards, a Greatest Hits CD, multiple lineup changes and a solo detour. "There were people in and around the grou...
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Up & Coming
The Portland Mercury - almost 6 years
Music previews for the week of May 24-30. THURSDAY 5/24 TYCHO, ACTIVE CHILD, LORD HURON (Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) See My, What a Busy Week! STARFUCKER, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, WAMPIRE (Branx, 320 SE 2nd) Starfucker (or STRFKR, and other variations) have become a household name in Portland and beyond. Anytime they play, it's a guaranteed party. Whether you've seen them 10 times or never before, you're bound to have a good time. Yet that doesn't discount how hardworking and remarkably talented they are as a band. They've found their niche creating this kind of ultra-current and unique pop music that happens to have mass appeal. We should all take pride in the fact that we can claim them on our roster of great music to come from Portland. They've been recording a new album out in Astoria, but they're back in town to play Branx, sharing a bill with buzz-scene accomplices Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Wampire. Sasquatch pre-func...
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Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Welcomes Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers
MTV News - almost 6 years
Beastie Boys were also inducted on a night when Guns singer Axl Rose refused to attend. By Gil Kaufman <P>If it's the <a href="/news/articles/1675500/beastie-boys-rock-hall-of-fame.jhtml">Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</a> induction ceremony, then drama is as much a prerequisite as loud guitars, receding hairlines and a night-ending all-star jam on a golden oldie.</P><P>Saturday night's 27th edition was no exception according to reports, with as much intrigue as a telenovela, as well as some genuinely peaceful Southern California bro-downage, irreverent induction speeches and fresh spots in the Hall for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, The Faces, Freddie King, Laura Nyro and <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/guns_n_roses/artist.jhtml">Guns N' Roses</a>.</P><P>The spotlight, of course, was on the f...
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Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers Make Rock Hall Of Fame
MTV News - about 6 years
Guns N' Roses, Donovan and the Faces will also be inducted in April. By Gil Kaufman <P>More than a quarter century after they brought hard rock back to the top of the heap, the original lineup of legendary Los Angeles band <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/guns_n_roses/artist.jhtml" target="_blank">Guns N' Roses</a> will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Guns were among the acts named on Wednesday as the Class of 2012, which includes fellow L.A. rockers the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/red_hot_chili_peppers/artist.jhtml" target="_blank">Red Hot Chili Peppers</a>, iconic New York rap trio the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/beastie_boys_featuring_santigold/artist.jhtml" target="_blank">Beastie Boys</a>, 1960s pop singer Laura Nyro, the Small Faces (and their later Rod S...
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Punkowe dusze w funkowym ciele - Onet.pl
Google News - over 6 years
Na słynnym zdjęciu: Anthony Kiedis, Michael "Flea" Balzary, Hillel Slovak i Jack Irons. Pierwszy skład zespołu, któremu udało się nagrać jedną wspólną płytę, "The Uplift Mofo Party Plan". Wszystko przez kolidujący kontrakt grupy What Is This,
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99 procent waar - De Standaard
Google News - over 6 years
Flea en drummer Jack Irons deelden in de vreugde, net als gitarist Hillel Slovak – tot die in 1988 aan een overdosis bezweek. 5. De dood van Slovak deed Kiedis vermoeden dat drugs ongezond zijn en hij stopte ermee. Toch zeker voor een maand
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Skupina Pearl Jam prežila ako jediná z grunge kapiel. Ich debut slávi 20 rokov ... - HNonline.sk
Google News - over 6 years
Okrem Veddera, Amentiho a Gossarda stáli pri zrode skupiny ešte bubeníci Jack Irons, ktorý spoluzakladal slávných Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Krusen a ďalší gitarista Mike McCready. Dnes sedí za bicími Matt Cameron, ktorý do skupiny prišiel v roku 1998
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Pearl Jam 20: Filmmaker Cameron Crowe's tribute to a great American rock band - Examiner.com
Google News - over 6 years
That tape made its way down the west coast to Southern California and in the hands of former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons. Jack Irons had a friend in a San Diego-based band called Bad Radio named Eddie Vedder. Jack Irons gave the 5-song
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Miraculous Masters of Mayhem - Exclaim! (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Anthym is eventually rechristened What Is This?, and feature Balzary (who is now playing bass) and drummer Jack Irons. Kiedis frequently introduces the band on-stage by reading original poetry. Flea later quits What Is This? to join the iconic punk
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Josh Homme voor 2e keer vader geworden - Kink FM
Google News - over 6 years
Net als pa zit ook ma in de muziek, de van oorsprong Australische zangeres zit in de rockband, Spinnerette, met oa ex Queens Of The Stone Age gitarist Alain Johannes en Jack Irons, de oorspronkelijke drummer van The Red Hot Chili Peppers
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The 15 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs - PopMatters
Google News - over 6 years
The Los Angeles group formed in 1983 and featured original members Anthony Kiedis (vocals), Flea (bass), Hillel Slovak (guitar), and Jack Irons (drums). Slovak tragically died of a heroin overdose in 1988, after which Irons also left the band
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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Energy
Google News - over 6 years
Der Tod seines Freundes Hillel war für Jack Irons der Grund, die Band zu verlassen und auch Anthony Kiedis, der zu dem Zeitpunkt ebenfalls abhängig war, zog sich für eine kurze Zeit zurück. Ihren kommerziellen Durchbruch hatten die »Red Hot Chili
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A new beginning for the Chili Peppers - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 6 years
The original Chili Peppers quartet of friends from Fairfax High was shattered by the 1988 heroin overdose of guitarist Hillel Slovak and the grief-stricken exit of drummer Jack Irons. Those next years saw a series of comings and goings, including one
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Pearl Jam se presenta en la Argentina el 13 de noviembre - Exitoina
Google News - over 6 years
Junto al baterista Dave Krusen, la banda grabó un demo que cayó en manos del entonces baterista de los Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Jack Irons, quien se lo alcanzó a su amigo Eddie Vedder -que vivía en San Diego-, y que compuso letras y grabó voces y lo
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Ten Reasons To See Eddie Vedder Tonight (Besides Reliving Your Grunge Glory Days) - LA Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Armed with an acoustic guitar, a ukulele and assortment of other surprises (for example, Ben Harper and Jack Irons performed with the icon at his last gig at the venue 2008), here are Ten Reasons To See Eddie Vedder Tonight (Besides Reliving Your
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Eleven - "Rosebleed" - Rolling Stone Argentina
Google News - over 6 years
Hoy invito a mi estimado colega Leo Ferri para hablar de esta banda californiana conformada por Jack Irons y Alain Johannes y su mujer. Los dejo con él y le agradezco por esto y por apoyo incondicional. Ser de culto es ser conocido, no lo suficiente
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Pearl Jam stays true to its Seattle roots - The Seattle Times
Google News - over 6 years
McCready, rhythm guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament had already been playing together for a while when Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer and friend Jack Irons recommended a San Diego singer named Eddie Vedder. They sent Vedder a tape of three
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En Noticias: La rosa sangrante de Eleven - portALTERNATIVO
Google News - over 6 years
Justo nos habíamos reencontrado con Jack (Irons, batería) y estábamos poniéndonos en la onda que nos llevó a 'Howling Book', uno de mis álbumes favoritos de Eleven.” El tema aparecerá en formato 10” en vinilo en una edición limitada y también en iTunes
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«Spark», Alain Johannes - Diário Digital
Google News - over 6 years
De companheiros dos futuros Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hillel Slovak e Jack Irons, a produtor do entediante «Euphoria Morning», de Chris Cornell, até músico contratado pelos Queens of The Stone Age e Them Crooked Vultures, este quasi cinquentão já fez um
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack Irons
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 52
    Irons is married and has two children. His son, Zach Irons, is founder and lead guitarist for Irontom. In September 2015, Zach Irons became lead guitarist for AWOLNATION.
  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    In 2012 he appeared on former Chili Pepper bandmate, Flea's debut solo EP Helen Burns.
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  • 2009
    Age 46
    Irons recorded for Spinnerette, which features Eleven bandmate Alain Johannes, contributing to the band's 2009 album, Spinnerette.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 37
    In 2000, Irons played as part of the initial line-up of Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade.
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  • 1998
    Age 35
    In 1998, prior to Pearl Jam's U.S. Yield Tour, Irons left the band due to dissatisfaction with touring.
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    He played with Pearl Jam through March 20, 1998.
  • 1996
    Age 33
    With Irons, the band recorded its fourth studio album, No Code, released in 1996, for which Irons also toured. The band subsequently released Yield in 1998. "Do the Evolution" (from Yield) received a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance.
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  • 1995
    Age 32
    Irons performed with other members of Pearl Jam on Neil Young's 1995 album, Mirror Ball, and subsequently toured Europe as part of Young's backing band.
  • 1994
    Age 31
    Irons made his debut with the band at Neil Young's 1994 Bridge School Benefit, but he was not officially announced as the band's new drummer until its 1995 Self-Pollution satellite radio broadcast, a four-and-a-half-hour-long "pirate" broadcast out of Seattle, Washington which was available to any radio stations that wanted to carry it.
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    Irons became the drummer for Pearl Jam in late 1994 following the firing of drummer Dave Abbruzzese.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 28
    Irons also called the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1991 and asked the band to allow Vedder's new group to open for the band on its forthcoming Blood Sugar Sex Magik tour.
  • 1990
    Age 27
    Bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard invited Irons to join Mookie Blaylock, the band that would become Pearl Jam, in 1990, when the band was first forming and still looking for a singer and a drummer.
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    After Irons left Red Hot Chili Peppers, he went to a psychiatric hospital to receive treatment. After a brief stint with Joe Strummer's backing band the Latino Rockabilly War, Irons teamed up with Johannes and Shneider in 1990 to form Eleven.
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  • 1988
    Age 25
    When childhood friend and bandmate Hillel Slovak died of a heroin overdose on June 25, 1988, Irons left the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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  • 1986
    Age 23
    After hearing that drummer Cliff Martinez had resigned, Irons, who was out of work and finally separated from other commitments, returned to the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1986.
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  • 1983
    Age 20
    Soon thereafter, Flea formed a "one-off" band with Kiedis, Slovak and Irons in 1983.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1976
    Age 13
    Irons was a founding member of, and the original drummer for, The Red Hot Chili Peppers. As teenagers, Irons, Johannes, Slovak, and schoolmate Todd Strassman formed the band Chain Reaction in 1976.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on July 18, 1962.
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