David Michael “Dave” Navarro (born June 7, 1967) is an American guitarist who plays in the alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction and coverCamp Freddy. He has also played with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, and The Panic Channel band
Navarro was born in Santa Monica, California, to James Raul Navarro and Constance Colleen Hopkins. Navarro’s paternal grandfather was an illegal Mexican immigrant. His mother Constance worked as a model, appearing on the television show Let’s Make a Deal.
Jane’s Addiction is currently in the process of writing an album planned for release in the Fall of 2011. The band played several intimate club shows in Los Angeles during 2010, including Bardot & The Roxy, marking the live debut of Duff McKagan on bass player.
Dave currently plays shows in the US with DJ Skribble, mixing guitar, hip hop beats and acapella. He also continues to play various shows with Camp Freddy.
Until early July 2010, Navarro had a weekly internet radio show called Dark Matter on www.Indie1031.com. The show aired every Wednesday night from 10pm-12am PST. It was a mix of Dave’s favorite music, witty banter between hosts, guests and callers, and the exploration of various topical issues. Archieved podcasts of the radio show can be found on Dave Navarro’s iTunes page.