|Genres:||Documentaries Pop / Rock|
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 scenes most talented but self-destructive bands, Janes 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, Janes Addiction. His work on landmark albums such as Nothings 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 Farrells tortured vocals. Navarros tense relationship with Farrell, in addition to the bands well-publicised fondness for narcotics, led to their eventual implosion in 1992. Navarro subsequently collaborated with former Janes Addiction bass player Eric Avery and drummer Mike Murphy on...