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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 June 1967Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth NameDavid Michael Navarro
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born June 7, 1967 to James Raul 'Mike' Navarro and Constance Colleen Hopkins. His paternal grandfather was an illegal alien from Mexico; his mother, Constance, was a model and worked on Let's Make a Deal (1963). After his parents divorced when he was seven, Dave moved with his mother to Bel Air, and lived with her until she was murdered in March 1983 by her boyfriend. Her murderer was eventually caught thanks to the help of America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988). While at a skating park, Dave heard a Jimi Hendrix song, and decided to become a professional guitar player. After stints in both Jane's Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers (during his time with the latter group, Dave caused a sensation when he smooched band mate Flea on the cover of "Guitar" magazine) and turning down offers to join Guns N' Roses, he started his own band, "Spread", and released a solo album, "Trust No One".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nichol

Spouse (3)

Carmen Electra (22 November 2003 - 20 February 2007) (divorced)
Rhian Gittins (15 October 1994 - 20 October 1994) (annulled)
Tania Goddard (1990 - 1993) (divorced)

Trade Mark (6)

Goatee
PRS guitars
Often plays shirtless.
Frequently wears a fedora.
Psychedelic guitar solos.
Tattoos all over his body.

Trivia (14)

Guitarist for Red Hot Chili Peppers, formerly with Jane's Addiction.
Attended Notre Dame high school, Sherman Oaks, California.
No longer the guitarist for Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has been replaced by former guitarist John Frusciante.
Engaged to actress Carmen Electra. [August 2001]
Appears in Moby's music video "We Are All Made of Stars".
He owns one of Kurt Cobain's guitars.
Released a self-titled album with former Jane's Addiction band mate Eric Avery Weiss as a new group called "Deconstruction" in 1994.
Released 5 albums with Jane's Addiction.
Released solo record 'Trust No One' in 2001.
Played the drums on Michelle Branch's song "Are You Happy Now?".
Is of Mexican descent.
Among the guest at his wedding to Carmen Electra were Traci Bingham, Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne
Working with ex-Skycycle vocalist "Steve Isaacs" in a new band called "The Panic Channel". The band is comprised of Chris Chaney, Steve Perkins and Navarro, all of which were members of the latest incarnation of Jane's Addiction. The band is currently working on their debut album. [2004]
Was elected National Recording Artists Vice President of SAG-AFTRA in September 2013.

Personal Quotes (18)

As a viewer of television if there's something I don't like or find offensive, I just don't watch it.
I have never been sexually aroused by a man. But I have yet to kiss Johnny Depp, so you never know.
And I've also come to the conclusion that, as far as guitar solos and things like that are concerned, it's more important to complement the music rather than take away from it.
It's impossible to compare two bands. It would be like comparing two lovers.
There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there'd be something I'd miss that was funny in the future. If there's a chance I'm going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that.
I'm either shooting nine grams of coke a day or spending two hours at the gym. There's no middle ground.
I'm as obsessive with health as I was with destruction.
I wish I was a shredder that could play everything, but I don't have the patience.
Guitar playing is just something that came to me and is really second nature now.
For me, it doesn't matter how difficult something is, it doesn't matter how impressive it is, it's what sounds best that really counts.
So as long as I can do the music or create, I'll feel fine.
Men are much more aggressive with their advances.
Jane's Addiction has only put out new music when our hearts were in and when we had something to say creatively.
I'm thrilled I have the opportunity to do the 'Spread' show and have the terrific sponsors that we work with like Nikon or Verizon.
I'm not the type of player to sit home and practice scales and work on runs.
I've done a lot of talk shows where you can tell that the host is just thinking about what he wants to say next while you're answering him and that's really uncomfortable.
I've always recorded the same way. I put down as many ideas as I have, then strip them away at the mixdown. It's better to have too much music than not enough.
Yeah, I can read music and I know the names of chords.

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