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.