Dave Navarro

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

David Michael Navarro, 7 June 1967, Santa Monica, California, USA. Guitarist Navarro rose to fame on the alternative rock circuit with his work for two of the scene’s most talented but self-destructive bands, Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Navarro was playing in speed metal band Disaster with drummer Stephen Perkins before they joined singer Perry Farrell in his new venture, Jane’s Addiction. His work on landmark albums such as Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) challenged the stylistic limitations of rock guitar, drawing on heavy metal, psychedelic rock and punk to create a daring accompaniment to Farrell’s tortured vocals. Navarro’s tense relationship with Farrell, in addition to the band’s well-publicised fondness for narcotics, led to their eventual implosion in 1992. Navarro subsequently collaborated with former Jane’s Addiction bass player Eric Avery and drummer Mike Murphy on...

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