Dave Navarro
American musician
Dave Navarro
David Michael Navarro born June 7, 1967) is an American guitarist who plays in the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction and cover band Camp Freddy. He has also played with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Panic Channel, and many others.
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The Powerful Reason Alan Cumming Painted His Fingernail Purple
Huffington Post - 5 months
Broadway and television actor Alan Cumming is lending his voice to a new campaign created by the nation’s leading victim assistance organization that aims to ignite discussion around domestic violence.  The 51-year-old “Good Wife” and “Cabaret” star joins Dave Navarro, Kyra Sedgwick and a bevy of other celebrities in the above video for Safe Horizon’s #PutTheNailInIt campaign. In the video, which was released to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, “Today Show” co-host Tamron Hall asks supporters to apply purple nail polish to their left ring fingernail in solidarity with victims of domestic violence. Brian Pacheco, who is the director of public relations at Safe Horizon, told The Huffington Post that he was particularly proud of Cumming’s participation in the campaign because domestic violence remains a somewhat taboo topic in the LGBT community. Sedgwick, Hall and Navarro have also been outspoken advocates for LGBT rights, he added.  “So often t ...
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Will celebrities be attending the Republican National Convention?
Fox News - 8 months
GOP-friendly rock stars Kid Rock, Dave Navarro and Mark McGrath are all scheduled to play the Republican National Convention.
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Listen to an Unreleased Version of Lita Ford’s ‘Killing Kind’ (Exclusive)
Wall Street Journal - 11 months
The song -- which also features Dave Navarro and Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander from Cheap Trick -- is on Ford's new album, 'Time Capsule.'
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The tragic event that rocked Dave Navarro’s life
Fox News - about 1 year
Rocker Dave Navarro, of Jane’s Addiction, pays homage to his late mother Connie Navarro, who was murdered by an ex-boyfriend, in the documentary “Mourning Son.”
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Former Stone Temple Pilots Singer Scott Weiland Dead At 48
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died on Thursday. Cause of death was not released. He was 48.  Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro shared news of the musician's death on Twitter Friday morning: Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight. — Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) December 4, 2015 Weiland's death was confirmed in a statement on his Facebook page shortly after. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while... Posted by Scott Weiland on Thursday, December 3, 2015 According to TMZ, the m ...
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Dave Navarro’s ‘Mourning Son’ Tells the Story of His Mother’s Murder
NYTimes - about 1 year
Mr. Navarro, the Jane’s Addiction guitarist, appears in a very personal documentary, directed by Todd Newman.
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Rock Stars Unite for L.A. Cancer Benefit
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"Nice boys don't play rock 'n' roll," that's what W. Axl Rose sang back when Guns N' Roses covered Rose Tattoo's infectious tune years ago. There isn't much truth to that adage as musicians often band together for a good cause. Most recently, veteran player Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) put together The Hellcat Saints who will debut at the El Rey Theatre on Tuesday, November 3 to benefit Rhonda's Kiss, a charity that raises money to help those who receive a diagnosis of any type of cancer but are unable to make ends meet for treatment and support. Joining Kushner will be fellow Saints Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) on bass; guitarists Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses); and drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle). Featuring a rotating lineup of singers, guests vocalists will include Billy Idol, Juliette Lewis, Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), and Ke$ha, among others. Comedian Bill Burr will kick start the night with a brash 3 ...
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Getting That First Tattoo: Next Day Reactions After Getting Ink From a Master
Huffington Post - over 1 year
On Tuesday night, celebrity tattoo artist Oliver Peck was going live for the Season 6 finale of Ink Master, the Spike TV competition series he stars in, along with Dave Navarro and Chris Núñez. And on Wednesday night, this world-renowned creator and Guinness Book of World Records holder had me in the chair in the back of a New York City leather goods store getting a Sailor Jerry design tattooed on my chest. And I should mention it is my first tattoo ever. The scenario is one of many surreal experiences that plays out in my life. One moment I'm heading to Schott NYC, in the NoLiTa neighborhood to check out the unveiling of a new peacoat from the Sailor Jerry clothing line. The next, I'm getting an old-school SJ shark inked on my pec. According to a May 2014 NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 40 percent of Americans have someone in their household with a tattoo (up from 21 percent in 1999). Now I'm one of them, and wanted to share my thoughts. I don't know how high up th ...
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Carmen Electra Flashes Chest, Goes Bra-Less in See-Through Dress While on Dinner Date With Blink 182's Travis Barker: Picture
US Magazine - about 3 years
Carmen Electra gave photographers an eyeful on Tuesday, Jan. 21, when she exited Crossroads Restaurant in West Hollywood in a see-through black cutout dress.  PHOTOS: Celebrity wardrobe malfunctions The bra-less look left little to the imagination, clearly displaying Electra's nipples as she left her dinner date with Blink 182 rocker Travis Barker.  The drummer, 38, left the date night spot first, and the Baywatch star, 41, followed soon after. PHOTOS: Stars without underwear  The two are rumored to be dating after Electra ended a brief romantic relationship with pal Simon Cowell in February 2013. Barker has been single since his divorce from former pageant queen Shanna Moakler was finalized in 2008.  PHOTOS: Hot celebs in swimsuits over 40 The television personality and model has been married twice before, to former NBA star Dennis Rodman in 1998 and to Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro in 2003.  This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Carmen El ...
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Carmen Electra Discusses Her Storied Love Life and Simon Cowell
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Carmen Electra is no stranger to the public eye. Despite countless television and film roles, a dance hit earlier this year and numerous appearances in Playboy, a string of high profile love affairs have perhaps brought the beauty the most notoriety. Electra both acknowledges and jokes about her headline-grabbing dalliances with a veritable checklist of rock music's top names. "Yes, there's some truth to that list, but some are not true," the one-time Baywatch babe told me. "I get linked to people I've barely met. There are people -- honestly -- who I've met, we shook hands, and that was it. Or it's someone I've worked with..." "Or maybe it's someone, you know, I just kissed..." Electra stops to laugh at her own joke, "But after that, you're linked as boyfriend and girlfriend forever!" The superstar -- who admits being drawn to "very eccentric people" -- acknowledges the most notable names from her past. Iconic rocker Prince discovered her while she was still in her teens, si ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dave Navarro
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 47
    In 2015, Navarro released the documentary Mourning Son which details his mother's murder and his spiral into drug addiction and the pain he has had to overcome in the years since her death.
    More Details Hide Details Dave Navarro struggled for years with addiction to drugs (especially heroin) and alcohol. Dave has been married three times: Tania Goddard (1990–1993, divorced), Rhian Gittins (October 15, 1994 October 20, 1994, annulled), and model and actress, Carmen Electra (November 22, 2003 February 20, 2007, divorced). On his Instructional Guitar DVD Navarro tells how he started playing guitar at the age of seven after hearing a Jimi Hendrix song at a skate park.
  • 2013
    Age 45
    Navarro recently appeared in four episodes of the FX drama Sons Of Anarchy and appeared as a guest on an episode of Talking Dead. In February 2013 he had a guest role in Law and Order: SVU, playing a sound engineer.
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    He stripped down again for the group's anti animal-testing campaign in 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 44
    When the announcement was made of the induction, Navarro said he was happy for the band but later said he had no plans to attend the ceremony, which was held in April 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Anthony Kiedis was asked why Navarro was not included in the induction and he responded by saying "He's in this other band, which may in fact be inducted itself one day, called Jane's Addiction. I think that's the band closest to his heart, and that most represents his contribution to the world in terms of music. So maybe it makes more sense for him to be inducted one day as a member of Jane's Addiction." According to the Hall of Fame and the Chili Peppers' lawyer, it is the Hall of Fame's decision on which members are inducted. They eventually selected original members, current members and those who have appeared on multiple albums. Ex-Peppers guitarist, Jack Sherman disagreed and felt that both himself and Navarro were being treated unfairly by the band and they, in fact, did have a say in who was inducted. Chad Smith was the only band member to acknowledge both Navarro and Sherman (along with other former members) during his induction speech.
  • 2011
    Age 43
    In 2011, Navarro appeared as the 'Director' of a Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, playing a complicated passage for a 'camper' to emulate, in a commercial for Citibank.
    More Details Hide Details Navarro featured on the track "Girls/Fast Cars" on the album The Wombats Proudly Present: This Modern Glitch. by indie rock band The Wombats. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were named 2012 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame although despite being in the band for five years and playing on one album, Navarro was not inducted.
  • 2010
    Age 42
    In 2010, he posed naked for PETA's anti-fur campaign, "Ink Not Mink".
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  • 2009
    Age 41
    During August 2009, Navarro toured southern California as part of the Billy Corgan-led band Spirits in the Sky.
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    Trent began working with Jane's Addiction in his studio; they recorded and released two songs ("Chip Away" and "Whores") online on the NINJA 2009 Tour Sampler.
    More Details Hide Details Both songs were previously released on their self-titled 1987 Live album. This time together in the studio led directly to the pairing of Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction for a worldwide tour in 2009. The tour was branded the NIN/JA tour by fans.
  • 2008
    Age 40
    In 2008, he recorded additional riffs for the version of "Black Cat" performed on Janet Jackson's Rock Witchu Tour, appearing on screens during the rendition.
    More Details Hide Details Jane's Addiction reunited once more in 2008 with all of the original members. The notoriously tumultuous band's reunion was widely credited by NME magazine for choosing Jane's Addiction as the recipient of their "Godlike Genius Award for Services to Music". Soon after performing together for the first time in 17 years at the NME Award ceremony in Los Angeles, the band was contacted by Trent Reznor.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    In 2007, Navarro also teamed with Teravision to direct his first adult movie, Broken starring Sasha Grey, in the first of a planned series of celebrity-directed adult movies.
    More Details Hide Details This effort won "Best High End All-Sex Release" at the 2008 AVN Awards. Navarro has also made appearances in Season 1 and Season 2 of Z Rock with Brooklyn-based band ZO2 on IFC.
  • 2006
    Age 38
    Navarro co-hosted with Brooke Burke, two seasons of the Mark Burnett television series: Rock Star: INXS and Rock Star: Supernova. Dave and his band, The Panic Channel, released their album One, in August 2006.
    More Details Hide Details They toured with Rock Star Supernova (the band formed from the series) in January/February 2007. During this time, Navarro has his own internet radio station. He soon broadened his creativity with an internet talk show called: Dave Navarro’s SPREAD TV, which was broadcast on Maniatv.com and is currently available for download on iTunes. The show highlighted avant-garde subjects, artistry, and the human condition. Videos from the series are also available on Navarro's YouTube channel.
  • 2004
    Age 36
    Navarro appeared in two tournaments on Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details In the third tournament of the series, he won his qualifying game and appeared in the championship round. In the fourth series, he appeared only in a qualifying round.
  • 2003
    Age 35
    Navarro began working with Camp Freddy during this time. In 2003, Dave and his fiancée, Carmen Electra, agreed to have their wedding preparations filmed for an MTV show titled Til Death Do Us Part; Camp Freddy played at the reception.
    More Details Hide Details The show was a great success and was released on DVD in the fall of 2005. Dave’s book, Don't Try This At Home, was released on October 5, 2004 with Regan books, and quickly became a Los Angeles Times bestseller.
    Navarro's third marriage was with Carmen Electra from 2003 to 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Navarro is also known as the host and one of the judges on Ink Master, an American TV reality tattoo competition now in its eighth season on Spike.
  • 2002
    Age 34
    In 2002, Michael Jackson performed at the Apollo Theater, and Dave played guitar for his hit song "Black or White".
    More Details Hide Details During this time Navarro also made a cameo in Mariah Carey's "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" music video.
  • 2001
    Age 33
    The album, Trust No One, marked his solo debut in the summer of 2001 for Capitol Records.
    More Details Hide Details The band assembled for the accompanying US tour consisted of Dave on Lead Guitar, Dave Kushner on Rhythm Guitar, Miiko Watanabe on Bass and Angel Roché Jr. on Drums. In 2002, Jane’s Addiction reformed with bass player Chris Chaney, and started work on a new album. The band entered the studio with veteran rock producer Bob Ezrin, resulting in the album Strays and the Lollapalooza 2003 tour in support of the album.
  • 1998
    Age 30
    After two years of touring on and off with Red Hot Chili Peppers, and his subsequent heroin relapse, Navarro was fired in 1998 over creative differences.
    More Details Hide Details After struggling with addiction for years himself, former guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the Red Hot Chili Peppers shortly after Navarro's exit. Navarro also remixed Janet Jackson's "What'll I Do" for her Janet Remixed album in this time.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 29
    Despite selling over eight million copies worldwide and producing three hit singles, One Hot Minute ultimately received mixed reviews. Navarro toured with Jane's Addiction for their 1997 Relapse tour with Flea on bass.
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  • 1995
    Age 27
    In 1995, Navarro played guitar for Alanis Morissette's track You Oughta Know on one of the 1990s most successful albums, Jagged Little Pill.
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    The only album on which Navarro played with Red Hot Chili Peppers, One Hot Minute, was released in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details The band later recorded and released a cover of the Ohio Players' song "Love Rollercoaster" for the Beavis and Butthead Do America soundtrack, which was released as a single. The band also contributed the John Lennon song "I Found Out" to the Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon album, as well as the One Hot Minute outtake "Melancholy Mechanics" to the Twister soundtrack.
  • 1993
    Age 25
    Navarro joined Red Hot Chili Peppers in September 1993.
    More Details Hide Details His first large-scale performance with the band was at Woodstock '94.
    In 1993, Navarro formed Deconstruction with Jane's Addiction's Eric Avery on vocals and bass and Michael Murphy on drums.
    More Details Hide Details The band put out one self-titled album in 1994. Rick Rubin was involved in the production and Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes makes a guest appearance. They did not tour due to Avery's exhaustion after Jane's Addiction.
  • 1991
    Age 23
    After the departure of Guns N' Roses' original rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin in August 1991, Navarro was the first choice of lead singer Axl Rose to replace Stradlin; despite four attempts to have him come in and play with Slash, he never showed up.
    More Details Hide Details However, he later went on to play on the 1999 Guns N' Roses song "Oh My God", which was featured on the End of Days soundtrack.
    Personal tensions, however, led to their breakup in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details The Lollapalooza festival was created by Farrell as a farewell tour for Jane's Addiction.
  • 1988
    Age 20
    During the first few years of Jane's Addiction, Dave played a black Gibson Les Paul. Around the time of the band's major label debut Nothing's Shocking in 1988, he played Ibanez RG series guitars, including one custom painted with the album cover art.
    More Details Hide Details He is seen in the film "Gift" and the "Stop" video playing a blue Ibanez RG, which suggests it was used in the recording of the album Ritual de lo Habitual. During the 1990 Ritual tour, he primarily played a custom-shaped single cutaway gold Ibanez. Dave began using PRS Guitars on the Lollapalooza tour in 1991. His signature model PRS (White with Gold Hardware) is now his number one stage guitar. He has several models in his regular stage and studio rig, and was only the third PRS artist to have both a Maryland-made and SE version of their Signature Model. He used a Parker Fly Deluxe for the Chili Peppers days during the live versions of "My Friends". He used it for its clean tones and its piezoelectric pickup that sounds similar to an acoustic guitar. During this era, Dave used a Fender Stratocaster for the brighter blues and funk tones required for the Red Hot Chili Peppers catalog. He has several Stratocasters in his possession. He also had a Modulus Stratocaster-like guitar made for him.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    Age 18
    Navarro joined the band Jane's Addiction in 1986 as the lead guitarist after he was recommended to vocalist Perry Farrell by drummer Stephen Perkins, who was a childhood friend of Navarro's.
    More Details Hide Details The band became successful and was popular in the alternative-rock music scene. Over the next five years, Jane's Addiction released three albums, Jane's Addiction (1987), Nothing's Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990).
  • 1983
    Age 15
    Navarro was born in Santa Monica, California, to James Raul Navarro and Constance Colleen Hopkins. Navarro's paternal grandparents were Mexican immigrants. His mother Constance Navarro was murdered by former boyfriend, John Riccardi, in March 1983.
    More Details Hide Details Riccardi was arrested in 1991, thanks to a viewer tip after Riccardi was featured on the television series, America's Most Wanted. During his appearance in America's Most Wanted in 2004, Navarro stated that he was supposed to visit and stay with his mother on the night of her murder but at the last minute stayed with his father.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on June 7, 1967.
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