Dave Navarro Biography
David Michael Navarro professionally known as Dave Navarro is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and television personality.
He was born on the 7th of June, 1967. He is a member of rock band Jane’s Addiction and played guitar for the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their 1995 album One Hot Minute. He has also released one solo album, Trust No One (2001). Navarro has also been a member of Jane’s Addiction spin-off bands Deconstruction and The Panic Channel. Dave Navarro is an American alternative and hard rock artiste. With a career spanning more than three decades, and his six-string skills best described as a merger between heavy metal, psychedelia, and modern rock, Dave Navarro became one of alternative rock’s first true guitar heroes.
Dave Navarro profile summary
Birth name: David Michael Navarro
Birth date: June 7, 1967 (age 55 as of 2022)
Birth place: Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Genres: Alternative rock, hard rock
Instruments: Guitar , vocals
Years active: 1985–present
Labels: Warner , Capitol
Spouse/Ex-: Carmen Electra (M. 2003–2007), Rhian Gittins (M. 1994–1994), Tania Goddard (M. 1990–1993)
Father: James Raul Navarro
Mother: Constance Colleen Hopkins
Hometown: Santa Monica, California, U.S
Zodiac sign: Gemini
School: Notre Dame High School
Height: 5ft 9inches( 175 cm, 1.75m)
Siblings Brother- Gabriel James Navarro
Income Net Worth: $28 million
Early life and Education Background
David Michael Navarro was born on June 7th, 1967 in Santa Monica, California, the son of James Raul Navarro and Constance Colleen Hopkins. His paternal grandparents were Mexican immigrants. His grandfather Gabriel Navarro was close friends with Mexican silent film actor Ramón Novarro, who allegedly adopted his artistic surname.
Constance his mother, was a model and worked on the comedy game let’s make a deal (1963). He attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, where he was a member of the marching band with future Jane’s Addiction bandmate Stephen Perkins.
His parents divorced when he was seven years old, and he stayed with his mother Constance, in Bel Air. He started playing the piano as a child, but soon switched to playing the guitar after his father bought him one. He was influenced by great rock artists like Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, but his main influence as a teenager was Jimi Hendrix. He started the playing the electric guitar, and took lessons from various guitarists in every genre.
His nationality is American and his father has Mexican ancestry and his mother was of German-English descent with traces of Welsh ethnicity. So his ethnicity is a mix of Mexican, English, German, and Welsh.
Navarro’s aunt and mother were murdered by her ex-boyfriend, John (Dean) Riccardi, in March 1983.
Riccardi was arrested in 1991, thanks to a viewer tip after Riccardi was featured on the television series America’s Most Wanted. During his appearance on America’s Most Wanted in 2004, Navarro stated that he was supposed to visit and stay with his mother on the night of her murder but at the last minute went to stay with his father.
After this tragic incident, the grief-stricken Dave started taking drugs, and eventually became an addict. He was unable to get over the agony of his mother’s demise for a long time. He was also expelled from school as he was struggling with his academics and social con.
In 2015, Navarro released the documentary Mourning Son, which details his mother’s murder and his spiral into drug addiction, as well as the pain he has had to overcome in the years since her death.
He went to the iconic Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, and marched in the marching band with future Jane’s Addiction bandmate Stephen Perkins.
He said that “When I was very young, it was always Jimi Hendrix.” While at a skating park, Dave heard a Jimi Hendrix song, and decided to become a professional guitar player. He was also fascinated by Yngwie Malmsteen for a brief period. Navarro also stated that he learned a lot from Robert Smith of the Cure and Daniel Ash of Bauhaus.
He also said: “And I have always loved all the different guitarists that have been in Siouxsie and the Banshees”. He considers that “The great innovators, for me, are still Hendrix and [Jimmy] Page. Van Halen’s debut album was another reason why he learned to play guitar. m,Navarro was one of the first rock guitarists not to confine his playing to one style — something that had become commonplace in the ’90s, but was virtually unheard of in the ’80s (could you have really pictured Eddie Van Halen guesting on a punk rock record?). His playing on such landmark Jane’s albums as 1988’s Nothing’s Shocking and 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual was like a breath of fresh air — Navarro knew when to shred away, and when to lay low and add textures to the compositions.
Navarro joined the band Jane’s Addiction in 1986 as the lead guitarist after he was recommended to vocalist Perry Farrell by drummer Stephen Perkins, who was a childhood friend of Navarro’s.
The band became successful and was popular in the alternative-rock music scene. They were called by an English alternative rock band ‘Love and Rockets’ to open for them soon after Navarro’s joining.
Over the next five years, Jane’s Addiction released three albums, Jane’s Addiction (1987), Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990). Personal tensions, however, led to their breakup in 1991. The Lollapalooza festival was created by Farrell as a farewell tour for Jane’s Addiction, and it featured various musical bands like ‘Living Color’, ‘Nine Inch Nails’, and ‘Ice T’.
Finally clean and sober, he and Avery resurfaced with the somewhat experimental band Deconstruction, who issued a self-titled debut in 1994, but broke up soon afterwards. Navarro kept himself busy with session work in the meantime (guesting on Nine Inch Nails’ Further Down the Spiral, Alanis Morissette’s mega-seller Jagged Little Pill, Porno for Pyros’ Good God’s Urge, and others).
After the departure of Guns N’ Roses’ original rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin in August 1991, Navarro was the first choice of lead singer Axl Rose to replace Stradlin; despite four attempts to have him come in and play with Slash, he never showed up.
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”.
However, he later went on to play on the 1999 Guns N’ Roses song “Oh My God”, which was featured on the End of Days soundtrack. In 1993, Navarro formed Deconstruction with Jane’s Addiction’s Eric Avery on vocals and bass and Michael Murphy on drums. The band put out one self-titled album in 1994. Rick Rubin was involved in the production and Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes makes a guest appearance. They did not tour due to Avery’s exhaustion after Jane’s Addiction.
Navarro joined Red Hot Chili Peppers in September 1993. His first large-scale performance with the band was at Woodstock ’94. The only album on which Navarro played with Red Hot Chili Peppers, One Hot Minute, was released in 1995. The band later recorded and released a cover of the Ohio Players’ song “Love Rollercoaster” for the Beavis and Butthead Do America soundtrack, which was released as a single.
The band also contributed the John Lennon song “I Found Out” to the Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon album, as well as the One Hot Minute outtake “Melancholy Mechanics” to the Twister soundtrack. In 1995, Navarro played guitar for Alanis Morissette’s track “You Oughta Know” on one of the 1990s’ most successful albums, Jagged Little Pill.
Despite mixed reviews, One Hot Minute sold over eight million copies worldwide and produced three hit singles. Navarro toured with Jane’s Addiction for their 1997 Relapse tour with Flea on bass.
After two years of touring on and off with Red Hot Chili Peppers, and his subsequent heroin relapse, Navarro was fired in 1998 over “creative differences”. Navarro also remixed Janet Jackson’s “What’ll I Do” for her Janet Remixed album during this time.
With rumors circulating that he’d fallen off the wagon while on tour with Farrell and co., Navarro abruptly quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers soon after the Jane’s reunion tour wrapped up. He immediately threw himself into his next musical project, entitled Spread, and worked on a book of photography.
The summer 2001 album Trust No One (Capitol Records) marked his solo debut. The band assembled for the accompanying US tour consisted of Navarro, guitarist Dave Kushner, bassist Miiko Watanabe and drummer Angel Roché, Jr..
In 2002, Jane’s Addiction reformed with bass player Chris Chaney and started work on a new album. The band entered the studio with veteran rock producer Bob Ezrin, resulting in the album Strays and the Lollapalooza 2003 tour in support of the album. In 2002, Michael Jackson performed at the Apollo Theater, and Navarro played guitar for his hit song “Black or White”. During this time Navarro also made a cameo in Mariah Carey’s “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” music video.
Navarro began working with Camp Freddy during this time. In 2003, he and his fiancée, Carmen Electra, agreed to have their wedding preparations filmed for an MTV show titled Til Death Do Us Part; Camp Freddy played at the reception. The show was a success and was released on DVD in the fall of 2005. Navarro’s book, Don’t Try This at Home, was released on October 5, 2004 with Regan Books, and quickly became a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Navarro appeared in two tournaments on Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2004. In the third tournament of the series, he won his qualifying game and appeared in the championship round. In the fourth series, he appeared only in a qualifying round.
Navarro co-hosted with Brooke Burke, two seasons of the Mark Burnett television series: Rock Star: INXS and Rock Star: Supernova. Navarro and his band, The Panic Channel, released their album One, in August 2006. They toured with Rock Star Supernova (the band formed from the series) in January/February 2007. During this period, Navarro had his own internet radio station. He soon broadened his creativity with an internet talk show called: Dave Navarro’s SPREAD TV, which was streamed on ManiaTV.com and was made available for download on iTunes. The show highlighted avant-garde subjects, artistry, and the human condition. Videos from the series are also available on Navarro’s YouTube channel.
In 2007, Navarro also teamed with Teravision to direct his first adult movie, Broken starring Sasha Grey, in the first of a planned series of celebrity-directed adult movies. This effort won “Best High End All-Sex Release” at the 2008 AVN Awards. Navarro appeared in Season 1 and Season 2 of Z Rock with Brooklyn-based band ZO2 on IFC. In 2008, he recorded additional riffs for the version of “Black Cat” performed on Janet Jackson’s Rock Witchu Tour, appearing on screens during the rendition.
Jane’s Addiction reunited once more in 2008 with all of the original members. The tumultuous band’s reunion influenced NME magazine to choose Jane’s Addiction as the recipient of their “Godlike Genius Award for Services to Music”. Soon after performing together for the first time in 17 years at the NME Award ceremony in Los Angeles, the band was contacted by Trent Reznor. Reznor began working with Jane’s Addiction in his studio; they recorded and released two songs (“Chip Away” and “Whores”) online on the NINJA 2009 Tour Sampler. Both songs were previously released on their self-titled 1987 live album. This time together in the studio led directly to the pairing of Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction for a worldwide tour in 2009. The tour was branded the NIN/JA tour by fans.
During August 2009, Navarro toured southern California as part of the Billy Corgan-led band Spirits in the Sky.In 2010, he presented stripped for PETA’s enemy of hiding crusade, “Ink Not Mink”. He stripped down again for the gathering’s enemy of creature testing effort in 2013. In 2011, Navarro appeared as the “Director” of a Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, playing a complicated passage for a “camper” to emulate, in a commercial for Citibank. Navarro featured on the track “Girls/Fast Cars” on the album The Wombats Proudly Present: This Modern Glitch by indie rock band The Wombats.
Three more albums were released by Jane’s Addiction in subsequent years, including ‘Up from the Catacombs’ (2006), ‘A Cabinet of Curiosities’ (2009), and ‘The Great Escape Artist’ (2011).
The Red Hot Chili Peppers were named 2012 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Despite being in the band for five years and playing on one album, Navarro was not inducted. When the announcement was made of the induction, Navarro said he was happy for the band but later said he had no plans to attend the ceremony, which was held in April 2012. Anthony Kiedis was asked why Navarro was not included in the induction and he responded by saying “He’s in this other band, which may in fact be inducted itself one day, called Jane’s Addiction. I think that’s the band closest to his heart, and that most represents his contribution to the world in terms of music. So maybe it makes more sense for him to be inducted one day as a member of Jane’s Addiction.” According to the Hall of Fame and the Chili Peppers’ lawyer, it is the Hall of Fame’s decision on which members are inducted. They eventually selected original members, current members and those who have appeared on multiple albums. Ex-Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman disagreed and felt that both he and Navarro were being treated unfairly by the band, and believed they did have a say in who was inducted. Drummer Chad Smith was the only band member to acknowledge both Navarro and Sherman (along with other former members) during his induction speech.
Navarro appeared in four episodes of the FX drama Sons of Anarchy in 2012 and appeared as a guest on an episode of Talking Dead. In February 2013 he had a guest role in Law and Order: SVU, playing a sound engineer. In January 2012 Navarro became host and judge on the Paramount show Ink Master.
On February 8, 2020, Navarro performed with Jane’s Addiction at a memorial show for Andrew Burkle, son of billionaire Ronald Burkle who died in January 2020. Navarro was photographed for the first time in 23 years with his former Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmates, who also performed. John Frusciante, who replaced Navarro in the band back in 1998, performed briefly with Jane’s Addiction marking the first time the two Chili Peppers guitarists have shared a stage together.
On December 20, 2021, Navarro and Billy Morrison held their third annual Above Ground benefit concert in Los Angeles. They were joined onstage by Anthony Kiedis for a performance of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side”. This marked the first performance of Kiedis and Navarro together in 24 years since Navarro was fired from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
His other albums with Jane’s Addiction are Jane’s Addiction, Nothing’s Shocking, Ritual de lo Habitual, Kettle Whistle, Strays, and many others. Likewise, he has worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has made albums like One Hot Minute, Working Class Heros, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP, and many others.
Also, he has worked with Alanis Morissette, Marilyn Manson, Guns N’ Roses, P.Diddy, and many others. Furthermore, he is a host and one of the judges on Ink Master. It is an American tattoo competition reality show now in its eleventh season on Paramount Network.
Dave Navarro Age
Navarro is 55 years old He was born on June 7th, 1967, in Santa Monica California
Dave Navarro Height
Navarro stands at a towering height of 5ft 9inches(1.75m)
Navarro Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Dave a well-known guitarist, songwriter, singer is around $28 Million from his career. He made this fame while performing in different bands as a lead guitarist.
The show Ink Master has been running for eleven seasons which is hosted by him. So, a huge amount of money has received from the show by him. Similarly, in February 2016, he bought 4 bedrooms contemporary house in the Larchmont neighborhood of Los Angeles. Likewise, some of the cool features of the house are 20-foot ceilings, a floating wood-and-steel staircase, and a Firestone pit in the inner courtyard and it cost him $2.9 million.
Navarro has been married three times: celebrity makeup artist Tania Goddard-Saylor (1990-1992, divorced), Rhian Gittins (1994, annulled 5 days later), and model and actress Carmen Electra (2003-2007, divorced).
Navarro was a performer at the Republican National Convention in 2012 in which Mitt Romney was nominated for president. In 2016, he described his views in a Tweet as “Libertarian”. Navarro had stated he was supporting Marianne Williamson as a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. He subsequently expressed support for Tulsi Gabbard, including having her on his show.
Awards and nominations of Dave Navarro
Dave Navarro’s bands ‘Jane’s Addiction’ and ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ have been awarded stars on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’.
He was nominated for the Best ‘TV Guide Award’ in 2007 and for the ‘AVN Award’, for the best director in a non-feature film for ‘Broken’ in 2008. He was also felicitated as the first male honoree at the annual event of ‘Investigation Discovery’, an American crime and justice television network.
Dave Navarro: Rumors, Controversy
Dave Navarro has been rumored with many ladies. He was rumored to be dating Angel Aviles, Jayden James, Kari Wuhrer, Kacey Jordan, Kelly Lee Carlson, Izabella Miko, and many others.
2001 Trust No One (“Rexall”, “Hungry”)
With Jane’s Addiction
1987 Jane’s Addiction
1988 Nothing’s Shocking
1990 Ritual de lo Habitual
1997 Kettle Whistle
2006 Up from the Catacombs – The Best of (Greatest hits album)
2009 A Cabinet of Curiosities (Box set)
2011 The Great Escape Artist
1994 Deconstruction ft Deconstruction
With Red Hot Chili Peppers
1995 One Hot Minute
1995 Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon (“I Found Out” only)
1996 Beavis and Butt-head Do America (“Love Rollercoaster” only)
2003 Greatest Hits (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
2011 Road Trippin’ Through Time
2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP
With Janet Jackson
1995 Janet Remixed – lead guitar and remix on “What’ll I Do” (Dave Navarro Mix)
2008 Rock Witchu Tour – lead guitar and video appearance on “Black Cat” (Live version)
With Nine Inch Nails
1995 Further Down the Spiral – lead guitar on “Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)”
2016 Not the Actual Events – lead guitar on “Burning Bright (Field on Fire)”
1995 Jagged Little Pill ft Alanis Morissette
1998 Mechanical Animals ft Mariyn Manson
1999 End of Days OST With Guns N’ Roses
2001 Song Yet to Be Sung –With Perry Farrell
2001 The Saga Continues… With P.Diddy
2002 Stripped – With Christina Aguilera
2004 “Asshole” – lead guitar on “Firestarter”With Gene Simmons
2005 Soul Mover with Glenn Hughes
2005 Tommyland: The Ride – With Tommy Lee
2006 (ONe) With The Panic Channel
2006 Blood Music – With Dead Celebrity Status
Avoiding the Angel
Ladylike feat. Storm Large
Very Little Daylight
Venus in Furs
Slow Motion Sickness
Not for Nothing
Backdoor Man feat. Robby Krieger / Orianthi
Hungry (Empty Girl)
What’ll I Do feat. Janet Jackson
Flashlight feat. Shwayze
Cisco Adler / Jeramy Gritter
We Fall, We Fall feat. Dead Celebrity Status / Steven Perkins
I Make My Own Rules feat. Flea / LL Cool J / Chad Smith
Flea / James Todd Smith
Firestarter feat. Gene Simmons
1993 Sexual Intent
1999 Martial Law
2001 Charmed Self
2003 Uptown Girls
2008 Rules of the Game
2008–2009 Z Rock
2010 FCU: Fact Checkers Unit
2011 One Tree Hill
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2012–2013 Sons of Anarchy
2017 Odd Mom Out
2012–2020 Ink Master
Dave Navarro Social Media
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Dave Navarro Ethnicity
His nationality is American and his father has Mexican ancestry and his mother was of German-English descent with traces of Welsh ethnicity.So his ethnicity is a mix of Mexican, English, German, and Welsh.
Trademark of Dave Navarro
1 Tattoos all over his body.
2 Psychedelic guitar solos.
3 Frequently wears a fedora.
4 Often plays shirtless.
5 PRS guitars
Dave Navarro Music Groups
He has been in the following music groups;
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1993-1998
Jane’s Addiction since 1986
Camp Freddy since 2002
Spirits in the Sky
What disease does Dave Navarro have?
Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro has shared an emotional statement discussing his past battles with depression and suicidal thoughts. Taking to Instagram, the former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist urged anyone who is struggling to reach out for help, just like he once did.
“I can’t speak to anyone else’s thoughts or actions but I can speak from my own experience,” Navarro said. “I have been there, written ‘the note’, had the plan, the stockpile of meds, how to disperse my property among my family. I was ready to go. “Luckily, as a last ditched effort, I reached out. I spoke to my closest friends and loved ones. I sought therapy and at times, psychiatry, alternative medicines, even hospitalization. Whatever it took.”
Navarro’s statement comes just days after the death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, both of whom are believed to have committed suicide.
FAQ’S about Navarro
1.Why did Dave leave his band?
After years of touring off and on, and his subsequent heroin relapse, he was fired for ‘Creative difference’ in 1998
2.What is Dave Navarro up to now?
Navarro’s current musical project is the NHC the trio he formed with his former Jane’s addiction bandmate Chris Chaney and Foo fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
3.Is Dave Navarro related to Dan Navarro?
Dan and Dave are first cousins.
4.Does Dave Navarro have any siblings?
The guitarist has a brother Gabriel James Navarro