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Name: Jack Irons  
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Date of Birth: 18th July 1962
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Profession: Composer
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Jack Irons (c. 2004)

Jack Irons (born July 18, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is a drummer who has played for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam, but has since left both.

Jack was a founding member and the original drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California alongside Anthony Kiedis, Michael "Flea" Balzary and Hillel Slovak. He can be heard playing drums on the band's third album "Uplift Mofo Party Plan", as well as their cover of "Fire", originally penned by Jimi Hendrix and first released on the Chili Peppers' "Abbey Road EP".

When childhood friend and bandmate, Hillel Slovak died of a heroin overdose on June 25, 1988, Irons left Red Hot Chili Peppers as he and Slovak were best friends. Slovak's death was such a huge shock to Irons that he has been clinically depressed ever since.

Jack Irons was asked to join Pearl Jam when they were first forming and still looking for a singer. Although he didn't join the band yet, he did pass on a tape of their work to a singer named Eddie Vedder. Vedder soon joined the band and they recorded their first album Ten. Although Irons does not drum on that album he later joined the band and drummed on No Code and Yield. He brought a different and unique drumming style to the band.

Jack has recently released his own album called "Attention Dimension" with Eddie Vedder singing vocals on Pink Floyd's "Shine on you Crazy Diamond".

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