|Real Name||David Michael Navarro|
|Profession||American Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Presenter, and Actor|
|Date of Birth||7th June, 1967|
|Age [as of 2021]||54 years|
|Birthplace||Santa Monica, California, United States|
|Hometown||Santa Monica, California, U.S|
|School||Notre Dame High School|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5'9"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Debut||First Album: Trust No One |
|Awards & Achievements||Nominated for a 'TV Guide Award' for best director in a non-feature film for 'Broken’|
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Wife||• Carmen Electra (M. 2003–2007)
• Rhian Gittins (M. 1994–1994)
• Tania Goddard (M. 1990–1993)
|Siblings||Brother- Gabriel James Navarro|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$28 million|
Dave Navarro, born on June 7, 1967, in Santa Monica, California, has been drawn to music since he was a child. Navarro said that he began playing the guitar at the age of seven after being captivated by a Jimi Hendrix song he overheard.
By 19, Navarro had formed the alternative rock band “Jane’s Addiction” with vocalist Perry Farrell, bassist Eric Avery, and drummer Stephen Perkins.
“Jane’s Addiction” would go on to be a huge success, becoming one of the first alternative rock bands to gain widespread attention and global fame.
He learned to play the guitar at a young age and has been able to blend various music genres and styles, such as modern rock, psychedelic rock, and heavy metal.
According to different musical sources, he is regarded as an alternative rock role model. Aside from his work with the bands, he has released a solo alternative rock album called ‘Trust No One” (2001) based on his early life.
He has worked with Janet Jackson, Alanis Morissette, and Marilyn Manson. The multi-faceted personality has also served as a judge and host of the reality tattoo television show ‘Ink Master,’ and appearing on shows such as ‘Rock Star: INXS’ and ‘Rock Star: Supernova.’
He also appeared in Fernando Hernández’s reality television series ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave,’ which featured Dave Navarro and his wife Carmen Electra’s marriage.
David Michael Navarro was born in Santa Monica, California, on June 7, 1967, as the son of James Raul Navarro and Constance Colleen Hopkins.
His paternal grandparents were immigrants from Mexico. Gabriel Navarro’s grandfather was close friends with Mexican silent film actor Ramón Novarro, who allegedly adopted his artistic surname.
He went to Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, and marched in the marching band with future Jane’s Addiction bandmate Stephen Perkins.
Dave Navarro joined Jane’s Addiction in 1986 when band members Perry Farrell and Stephen Perkins were looking for a new full-time lead guitarist. Soon after Navarro’s arrival, they were contacted by the English alternative rock band ‘Love and Rockets’ to open for them.
The band’s popularity grew due to their performance as the opening act, and they soon released their debut album, ‘Jane’s Addiction (1987). This album generated the necessary buzz for the band.
They signed with a well-known American record label, ‘Warner Bros. Records,’ and released their second album, ‘Nothing’s Shocking,’ in 1988, which was a commercial success.
After two years, the third album, ‘Ritual de lo Habitual,’ was released in 1990. However, by that point, the band had already disbanded.
The ‘Lollapalooza’ festival was conceived as a farewell tour by ‘Jane’s Addiction’ band member Perry Farrell. It featured various musical bands such as ‘Living Color,’ ‘Nine Inch Nails,’ and ‘Ice T.’
The band disbanded after their final performance in September 1991. Following the disbandment of ‘Jane’s Addiction,’ Dave Navarro performed with various musicians and bands, including ‘Nine Inch Nails,’ Alanis Morissette, and others.
When American hard rock band ‘Guns N’ Roses’ rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin left in 1991, lead vocalist Axl Rose’s first choice to replace him was Dave Navarro.
Navarro, however, did not join ‘Guns N’ Roses.’ He later played on one of their songs, ‘Oh My God,’ which was included in the ‘End of Days’ section.
With former ‘Jane’s Addiction’ members Eric Avery and Michael Murphy, Navarro formed the band ‘Deconstruction.’ In September 1993, he joined the American funk rock band ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ while working on their album.
‘Deconstruction’ released their first alternative rock album, ‘Deconstruction,’ in 1994, featuring 15 songs.
In 1994, Dave Navarro performed with the ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ at ‘Woodstock,’ In 1995, he contributed to their album ‘One Hot Minute.’ He played guitar on Alanis Morissette’s hit single “You Oughta Know” from her album “Jagged Little Pill.”
In 1997, he toured with the band ‘Jane’s Addiction for their ‘Relapse’ tour, and he also collaborated with the band on their new album ‘Kettle Whistle.’
He left the ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ in 1998 due to drug addiction issues and personal conflicts.
He released his first solo album, ‘Trust No One,’ with Capitol Records in 2001 and toured the United States with fellow musicians Miiko Watanabe, Dave Kushner, and Angel Roché, Jr.
In 2002, Dave Navarro joined Chris Chaney to resurrect ‘Jane’s Addiction.’ During this time, he played guitar for Michael Jackson’s song ‘Black or White’ at the Apollo Theater and made a cameo appearance in Mariah Carey’s song ‘Bringin on the Heartbreak.’
‘Jane’s Addiction released their fifth studio album, ‘Strays,’ in 2003, and the band promoted the album by touring for the Lollapalooza festival.
To document their real-life wedding, Navarro also started working on a reality show, ‘Til Death Do Us Part,’ with his wife, Carmen Electra.
On October 5, 2004, Dave Navarro and Neil Strauss released a book about his life, ‘Don’t Try This At Home.’ It was an instant success, becoming a ‘Los Angeles Times Bestseller.
Jane’s Addiction released three more albums in the following years, including ‘Up from the Catacombs’ (2006), ‘A Cabinet of Curiosities’ (2009), and ‘The Great Escape Artist (2010). (2011).
Dave Navarro has also appeared in television shows such as “Sons of Anarchy” and “Talking Dead.” In the television series ‘Law and Order: SVU,’ he portrayed a sound engineer.
Awards and Achievements
Dave Navarro’s bands ‘Jane’s Addiction’ and ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ have stars on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame.’
In 2007, he was nominated for a ‘TV Guide Award’ for best director in a non-feature film for ‘Broken,’ and in 2008, he was nominated for an ‘AVN Award’ for best director in a non-feature film for ‘Broken.’
He was also honored as the first male honoree at the ‘Investigation Discovery’ annual event, a crime, and justice television network in the United States.
Relationship, Wife, and Affairs
Navarro has three marriages: Tania Goddard-Saylor (1990-1992, divorced), Rhian Gittins (1994, annulled), and model and actress Carmen Electra (2003-2007, divorced).
Navarro is a well-known guitarist, songwriter, singer who has a net worth of $28 Million. He made this fame while performing in different bands as a lead guitarist.
Interesting Facts about Dave Navarro
- Has been in the band Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Spread, and Panic Channel.
- Following his marriage to his second wife Rhian, he recorded a commercially unreleased five-song EP titled Rhimorse.
- In 2004, he released his autobiography, Don’t Try This at Home.
- Brooke Burke co-hosted Rock Star: INXS (2005).
- ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave’ was an MTV reality series documenting his wedding to Carmen Electra.