Dave Navarro

Dave Navarro
Dave Navarro 2010.jpg
Navarro in January 2010
Background information
Birth nameDavid Michael Navarro
Born (1967-06-07) June 7, 1967 (age 52)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
  • Guitar
  • vocals
Years active1985 - present
Associated acts

Dave Navarro (born June 7, 1967) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, presenter and actor.

Navarro is a member of the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction (four studio albums) and a former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (one album). He also released one solo album Trust No One (2001). Navarro has also been a member of the Jane's Addiction spin-off bands, Deconstruction and The Panic Channel. AllMusic's Greg Prato described him as "one of alternative rock's first true guitar heroes", with an eclectic playing style that merges heavy metal, psychedelia, and modern rock.[1]

"He's one of the last great guitarists," says Henry Rollins, former Black Flag singer, who saw him playing with Jane's Addiction. [3]

Navarro is also host and one of the judges on Ink Master, an American tattoo competition reality show now in its twelfth season on Paramount Network.[4]

Personal life

Early life

Navarro was born in Santa Monica, California on June 7, 1967, the son of James Raul Navarro and Constance Colleen Hopkins.[5] His paternal grandparents were Mexican immigrants.[6] His grandfather Gabriel Navarro was close friends with Mexican silent film actor Ramón Novarro, who allegedly adopted his artistic surname.[7] 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.[8]

Navarro's mother was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, John Riccardi, in March 1983. Riccardi was arrested in 1991,[9] thanks to a viewer tip after Riccardi was featured on the television series America's Most Wanted.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12]


Navarro has been married three times: celebrity makeup artist Tania Goddard-Saylor (June 1990 – 1992, divorced), Rhian Gittins (October 15, 1994 – October 20, 1994, annulled), and model and actress, Carmen Electra (November 22, 2003 – February 20, 2007, divorced).[13][citation needed]


Navarro has stated he is supporting Marianne Williamson as a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries.[14][15]

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