Dave Navarro

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David Michael Navarro (born on June 7, 1967 in Santa Monica, California) is a guitarist who has played in the prominent rock bands Jane's Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Navarro was born to James "Mike" Navarro and Constance Hopkins. Navarro's parents divorced when he was 7, and his mother was murdered 8 years later. The killer was arrested many years later after a viewer tip when Navarro appeared on the television series America's Most Wanted. Navarro has two half-siblings, a brother and a sister, who are 27 and 31 years younger than him. Navarro has been married three times and divorced twice. He married his first wife, Tanja, in a pagan ceremony in 1990 and his second wife, Rhian, in a civil cermony in 1994. Navarro married his current wife, model and actress Carmen Electra, on November 22, 2003.

Navarro started playing guitar around the age of 12. He formed his first band South Dakota Railroad in junior high (where he also met future bandmate Eric Avery). In high school, he formed the band Dizaztre with Stephen Perkins on drums and Rico Quevedo on bass and vocals. Navarro joined the band Jane's Addiction in 1986 with Navarro playing guitar, Perry Farrell on vocals, Avery on bass, and Perkins on drums. The band became successful but personal tensions led to their breakup in 1991 following their stint as headlining act on the highly popular Lollapalooza festival tour.

Navarro then formed Deconstruction with Avery on vocals/bass and Michael Murphy on drums and the band put out one self-titled album before breaking up. Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1993. Around this time he revealed that he considered himself to be bisexual.

Because their musical styles were different, Navarro left the band in 1998. He later formed a new band, Spread, which briefly included Smith. Jane's Addiction also reunited for a few shows in 1997, 1999, and 2001 with Flea and then Martyn LeNoble replacing Avery on bass. Navarro also played bass and guitar in 1999 for the band Nancy Raygun with his then-girlfriend Monet Mazur.

In 2002, Jane's Addiction again reunited and recorded a studio album, with Chris Chaney now playing bass. Following the release of Strays in 2003, Jane's Addiction again broke up in mid-2004, and Navarro has since formed a new band called The Panic Channel with Perkins and Chaney and singer Steve Isaacs. They are currently recording their debut album.

In addition to his musical work, Navarro has briefly appeared in two movies, Floundering (1994) and Uptown Girls (2003). Navarro also wrote a movie review column entitled "Movies & Crap" for Bikini magazine with his cousin Johnny (although they referred to themselves as brothers in the column). Navarro has also written for Details, Nylon, Ray Gun, and Us Weekly magazines and co-written a photo book entitled Don't Try This at Home. Navarro has also several appearances on the television series Celebrity Poker Showdown, playing no-limit Texas Hold 'Em in support of his favorite charity.

Navarro was also on Punk'd with his third wife Carmen Electra after they were both fooled by Ashton Kutcher during a hit and run chase. (Tara Reid) is another star that has been tricked with this same hit and run chase.


  • With Jane's Addiction

Studio Albums


    • Jane's Addiction (live at the Roxy in Los Angeles, CA January 26, 1987) 1987
    • Live and Rare (Japan release of rare and live tracks) 1991
    • Kettle Whistle (a copilation that included new songs,live tracks and old rarities) 1997

Singles and EP's

    • Mountain Song (Single - UK release)
    • The Shocking E.P. (EP - UK release)
    • Three Days/Stop! (single)
    • Been Caught Stealing (single)
    • Classic Girl (single)
    • Just Because (single)
    • True Nature (single)

  • With Deconstruction

Studio Albums

    • Deconstruction 1994

Singles and EP's

    • L.A. Song promo (single)

  • With the Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • One Hot Minute 1995
    • Warped (EP)
    • My Friends (EP - UK release)
    • Aeroplane (EP)
    • Love Rollercoaster (EP)
    • Shallow Be Thy Game (EP - Australian release)
    • Coffee Shop (EP - German release)
  • Solo work
    • Rhimorse (EP - never released) 1995
    • Trust No One 2001
    • Rexall (EP - UK/Australia release)
    • Trust No One (promo sampler EP)
    • Rexall (EP)

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