Hillel Slovak

Hillel Slovak
1962 - 1988

Hillel Slovak  American Musician


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First Name Hillel
Last Name Slovak
Alternative Name Slim, Pan Handle Slim, The Israeli Cowboy
Age 26 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th April, 1962
Birthplace Haifa, Israel
Died 25th June, 1988
Cause of Death Heroin overdose.
Zodiac Sign Aries
Religion Jewish
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, songwriter
Occupation Musician
Music Genre (Text) Funk rock, punk rock, funk metal, alternative rock
Year(s) Active 1980–1988
Instrument (text) Guitar, vocals, talk box, sitar
Record Label MCA, EMI
Associated Acts Red Hot Chili Peppers, What Is This?, Addie Brik

Hillel Slovak (Hebrew: הלל סלובק‎; April 13, 1962 – June 25, 1988) was an Israel-born American musician best known as the original guitarist and founding member of the Los Angeles rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Prior to his death of a heroin overdose in 1988, Slovak recorded two albums with the band, Freaky Styley (1985) and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987). His guitar work was primarily rooted in funk and hard rock, although he often experimented with other genres including reggae and speed metal. He is considered to have been a major influence on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' early sound.

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