Dave Navarro

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Dave Navarro

Born

6/7/1967, Santa Monica, California

Birth Name

David Michael Navarro

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Jane's Addiction, David M. Navarro, David Michael Navarro
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Biography

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David Michael Navarro was born on June 7, 1967 in Santa Monica, California to parents James Raul 'Mike' Navarro and Constance Colleen Hopkins. His paternal grandfather was an illegal Mexican immigrant; his mother Constance was a model and worked on 'Let's Make a Deal' (1963). After his parents…more

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  • Trivia

    • In April 2007, it was revealed that Dave was planning on launching his own make-up line for men. The line will include fake tan, moisturiser, aftershave and cologne. It is expected to be released late in 2007.

    • Dave has made several appearances on the television series Celebrity Poker Showdown, playing no-limit Texas Hold 'em in support of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

    • Dave has written articles for: Details, Nylon, Raygun, and US Weekly magazines.

    • Dave and his cousin Johnny co-wrote a weekly movie review column as brothers, in Bikini magazine called 'Movies and crap'.

    • Dave made a brief appearance in the 1994 movie Floundering, as the 'drug kid', and in 2003's Uptown Girls, as the 'rocker guy'.

    • Dave played guitar for Guns N' Roses in the song 'Oh My God' that appeared on the End of Days soundtrack. He also also contributed to Michelle Branch's 2nd album Hotel Paper, playing guitar on her first single 'Are You Happy Now?'

    • Dave relapsed into drugs and alcohol after five years of being clean and sober. He neglects to maintain his health, diet, and exercise rituals during this time, focusing on heroin.

    • Dave played bass and guitar with rock band Nancy Raygun, with his then-girlfriend Monet Mazur.

    • Dave played a few shows with former band Jane's Addiction when they reunited in 1997, 1999, and 2001.

    • Dave placed all of his focus on his solo project Spread, in 1998. He lost all other interest in recording and touring, and was obsessed with arranging and re-arranging his songs.

    • Dave and Red Hot Chili Pepper's bassist Flea guested on Alanis Morissette's album Jagged Little Pill in 1995.

    • Dave formed Deconstruction after the break up of Jane's Addiction, with Chad Avery on vocals & bass, and Michael Murphy on drums. They put out one self-titled album before calling it quits.

    • Dave first saw Jane's Addiction play in concert in 1986. The second time he saw them play was from the stage, he joined lead singer Perry Farrell, Chad Avery on bass, and Stephen Perkins on drums. The band became legendary in the alternative rock world. They broke up in 1991, due to inner turmoil between bandmates, and Farrell created the Lollapalooza Festival tour as a farewell tour for them.

    • David's photobooth book Don't Try This at Home, co-written with Neil Strauss was released on October 5, 2004. The book is a window into his addiction Hell, and his rise from that addiction. All proceeds benefit the Musician Assistance Program, a program that helped him get sober.

    • Dave's interest in music started at a skatepark when he was twelve years old, as he was riding his board, he heard Jimi Hendrix's 'Voodoo Child' blast through the park's speakers, and knew that he wanted to make sounds like that.

    • Dave appeared on America's Most Wanted in 1996 to appeal to the public to help find the man who murdered his mother and her best friend in 1983. He was arrested and convicted after a viewer tip led authorities to the killer.

    • Dave thought about his own funeral since his mother's murder, visualizing his grave and the services. He developed an affection for things that are dark, and dealt with his loss through music, drugs, and losing interest in school.

    • Dave's parents divorced when he was seven years old, and he lived with his mother Constance. He believes that he would have been killed had his usual visit with his father James hadn't been switched. While staying at his father's, his mother and her best friend were both murdered by his mother's jealous ex-boyfriend. Dave believes that there was Divine Intervention that night.

    • Dave is the only member of his paternal family that doesn't speak Spanish, his paternal grandfather was a Mexican immigrant who was orphaned after the Mexican Civil War.

    • Dave met Stephen Perkins when they both played in their high school marching band, and together they formed a speed-metal band called Diazastre in 1983. They played in local clubs for money, but spent it all on booze, even though they were underage.

    • Dave has a coffin for a coffee table in his house.

    • Anyone who enters Dave's house must enter his photo booth because he is creating a book of these pictures. Everyone must also sign a waiver so that he can use the name and likeness.

    • The tattoo on Dave's right wrist is in Theban alphabet. It says "Angel," and was a dedication to an girlfriend (at the time).

    • Dave has a recording studio in his house which he calls the "Blue Light Studio."

    • Dave was eventually kicked out of his private Catholic high school in 11th grade for: bad grades, long hair, and questionable ties to the Los Angeles drug community. He then enrolled in a public school, but didn't attend classes. His classmates graduated in 1985, and he received his high school equivalency G.E.D a few years later.

    • Dave started playing the piano at the age of 7.

    • Dave has a little brother named, Gabriel James.

    • Dave owns one of the late Kurt Cobain's guitars.

    • Dave formed his first band in Jr. high school called South Dakota Railroad, they mostly played cover songs. Future Jane's Addiction bandmate Tim Avery was a member of this band.

    • Dave played guitar on the 1998 Marilyn Manson song 'I Don't Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me)' from the Mechanical Animals album.

    • Navarro plays a PRS Signature Model, Fender Stratocaster guitar.

    • Dave has been married and divorced three times. His first love was Tanja, they were married in a Pagan ceremony in 1990. His second wife was Rhian, and they shared a quick civil ceremony in Las Vegas on October 15, 1994. His last marriage was to model and actress Carmen Electra on November 23, 2003. Carmen filed for a divorce on August 8, 2006.

    • Navarro is 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

    • As of 2006, Navarro is a member of a new band "The Panic Channel" alongside "Jane's Addiction" alumni Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney.

    • Dave's mother, Constance, worked as a model on the game show Let's Make a Deal.

    • In 2005, Navarro served as co-host of the reality TV show Rock Star: INXS alongside Brooke Burke. During the competition to determine a new lead vocalist for INXS, the exposure and success of the show made Navarro's name much better known among mainstream music fans.

    • Dave joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1993, and only recorded one album with them in 1995 titled One Hot Minute. On April 3, 1998 it is announced that Dave is leaving the band.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A good guitar player and probably quite knowledgeable about the business.

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    Dave Navarro is a good guitar player and probably quite knowledgeable about the business. Unfortunately, neither of these features came across well on “Rock Star: INXS”. Now I’m not a big fan of any of the bands Mr. Navarro has ever been in, so I did not have prior experience to draw on. My only insight into his grasp of the music business was based on his Paula Abdul-like gushing over certain contestants, regardless of how well that individual performed.



    Toward the end of the series, he played on stage with some of the finalists, and revealed to those of us who weren’t familiar with his guitar skills that he is indeed quite competent. While none of his remarks ever assured me much, I hope he follows up on his comments implying that he would help Suzie McNeil and Marty Casey in their future music careers.

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