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You already know Dave is an excellent guitar player. He is one who is not limited by simply sticking to rhythm or lead, he is a master-craftsman at both. Most know him for his work with Jane's Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Less know him for his work with Deconstruction and his remixes. Through his friends in the music industry, he has also appeared on other projects playing guitar and other instruments.

Jane's Addiction

Perry Farrell: vocals
Dave Navarro: guitars
Eric Avery: bass
Stephen Perkins: drums, percussion

Jane's Addiction 1987
live at the Roxy in Los Angeles, California on January 26, 1987
Jane's Addiction
  1. Trip Away
  2. Whores
  3. Pigs in Zen
  4. 1%
  5. I Would For You
  6. My Time
  7. Jane Says
  8. Rock 'N' Roll (originally by The Velvet Underground)
  9. Sympathy For the Devil (originally by The Rolling Stones)
  10. Chip Away
Nothing's Shocking 1988
Nothing's Shocking
  1. Up The Beach
  2. Ocean Size
  3. Had A Dad
  4. Ted, Just Admit It
  5. Standing in the Shower...Thinking
  6. Summertime Rolls
  7. Mountain Song
  8. Idiots Rule
  9. Jane Says
  10. Thank You Boys
  11. Pigs In Zen
Ritual de lo Habitual 1990
ritual de lo habitual
  1. Stop!
  2. No One's Leaving
  3. Ain't No Right
  4. Obvious
  5. Been Caught Stealing
  6. Three Days
  7. Then She Did...
  8. Of Course
  9. Classic Girl
Live and Rare 1993
(Australia/Japan release)
Live and Rare
  1. Been Caught Stealing
  2. Had A Dad
  3. L.A. Medley
  4. Had A Dad
  5. Three Days--part one
  6. Three Days--part two
  7. I Would For You
  8. Jane Says
  9. No One's Leaving
  10. Ain't No Right
Kettle Whistle 1997
Jane's Relapse: Flea on bass for #1, #5
Kettle Whistle
  1. Kettle Whistle
  2. Ocean Size
  3. My Cat's Name is Maceo
  4. Had a Dad
  5. So What!
  6. Jane Says
  7. Mountain Song
  8. Slow Divers
  9. Three Days
  10. Ain't No Right
  11. Up the Beach
  12. Stop!
  13. Been Caught Stealing
  14. Whores
  15. City
Strays 2003
Jane's Reformed: Chris Chaney on bass
  1. True Nature
  2. Strays
  3. Just Because
  4. Price I Pay
  5. The Riches
  6. Superhero
  7. Wrong Girl
  8. Everybody's Friend
  9. Suffer Some
  10. Hypersonic
  11. To Match the Sun
Mountain Song 1988
(UK release)
Mountain Song
  1. Mountain Song
  2. Standing in the Shower...Thinking

The Shocking EP 1989
(UK release)
Shocking EP
  1. Mountain Song
  2. Jane Says
  3. Had A Dad

Three Days/Stop! 1990
Three Days/Stop
  1. Stop!
  2. Three Days
  3. I Would For You

Been Caught Stealing 1990
Been Caught Stealing
  1. Been Caught Stealing (remix)
  2. Been Caught Stealing
  3. Had a Dad

Classic Girl 1991
Classic Girl
  1. Then She Did...
  2. No One's Leaving
  3. Ain't No Right
  4. L.A. Medley
  5. Classic Girl

Just Because 2003
Jane's Reformed: Chris Chaney on bass
Just Because
  1. Just Because
  2. Suffer Some (live)
  3. Price I Pay (live)

True Nature 2003
Jane's Reformed: Chris Chaney on bass
True Nature
  1. True Nature (radio edit)
  2. Just Because (live)
  3. Been Caught Stealing (live) or Stop! (live)

Soul Kiss 1989
The Fan's Video: contains raw footage of the band and video for "Mountain Song"
Soul Kiss
The Gift 1993
A film by Perry Farrell and Casey Niccoli: contains footage of the band live and in the studio
The Gift
Three Days 2003
Jane's Relapse 1997 tour documentary
Three Days


Eric Avery: bass, vocals
Dave Navarro: guitar, vocals
Michael Murphy: drums, percussion

Deconstruction 1994
  1. L.A. Song
  2. Single
  3. Get At 'Em
  4. Iris
  5. Dirge
  6. Fire in the Hole
  7. Son
  8. Big Sur
  9. Hope
  10. One
  11. America
  12. Sleepyhead
  13. Wait for History
  14. That is All
  15. Kilo
L.A. Song promo 1994
LA song
  1. L.A. Song (album version)
  2. L.A. Song (edit)
  3. Iris

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Anthony Kiedis: vocals
Dave Navarro: guitars
Flea: bass
Chad Smith: drums

One Hot Minute 1995
One Hot Minute
  1. Warped
  2. Aeroplane
  3. Deep Kick
  4. My Friends
  5. Coffee Shop
  6. Pea
  7. One Big Mob
  8. Walkabout
  9. Tearjerker
  10. One Hot Minute
  11. Falling Into Grace
  12. Shallow Be Thy Game
  13. Transcending
Warped 1995
  1. Warped (edit)
  2. Pea
  3. Melancholy Mechanics

My Friends 1995
(UK release)
My Friends
  1. My Friends
  2. Coffee Shop
  3. Let's Make Evil
  4. Stretch

Aeroplane 1995
(UK release)
  1. Aeroplane (clean edit)
  2. Backwoods (live)
  3. Transcending (live)
  4. Me and My Friends (live)

Coffee Shop 1996
(Australia/Germany release)
Coffee Shop
  1. Coffee Shop
  2. Give it Away (live)
  3. Coffee Shop (live)

Shallow Be Thy Game 1996
(Australia release)
Shallow Be Thy Game
  1. Shallow Be Thy Game
  2. Walkabout
  3. Suck My Kiss (live)

Love Rollercoaster 1996
(from the Beavis and Butt-head Do America soundtrack)
Love Rollercoaster
  1. Love Rollercoaster
  2. Lesbian Seagull--Engelbert Humperdinck

Solo (Spread Entertainment)

Dave Navarro: several instruments, samples, vocals

Rhimorse 1995
unreleased self-pressed EP--lyrics available
  1. Sunny Day
  2. Very Little Daylight
  3. Whore
  4. Cry Myself to Sleep
  5. Somebody Else

Unicorns & Rainbows: The Pelican 1998
Spread project; unreleased album, several versions of songs exist
  1. Mourning Son
  2. Everything
  3. The Bed
  4. Sunny Day
  5. Rexall
  6. Hungry
  7. Easy Girl
  8. Angel
  9. Venus in Furs
  10. Cry Myself to Sleep
  11. Not For Nothing
  12. Whore
  13. Morning Son
  14. Somebody Else
  15. Sparks
  16. Everything (Machine Gun)
  17. untitled [message from Twiggy or MTV news sample]

Trust No One 2001
this album began as the project Spread--lyrics available
Trust No One
  1. Rexall
  2. Hungry
  3. Sunny Day
  4. Mourning Son
  5. Everything
  6. Not For Nothing
  7. Avoiding the Angel
  8. Very Little Daylight
  9. Venus in Furs (originally by the Velvet Underground)
  10. Slow Motion Sickness
    Japan release includes:
  11. Somebody Else
  12. The Bed (originally by Lou Reed)
Trust No One promo sampler 2001
Trust No One promo tracks
  1. Hungry
  2. Sunny Day
  3. Everything

Rexall 2001
(UK/Australia release)
The b-sides were taken from the Spread project
  1. Rexall
  2. Easy Girl
  3. Somebody Else

Rexall promo 2001
  1. Rexall (album version)
  2. Rexall (radio edit)

Rexall promo 2001
music video
rexall video
Rexall promo 2001
music video and behind the scenes footage
rexall video

The Panic Channel

Steve Isaacs: vocals, guitar
Dave Navarro: guitar
Chris Chaney: bass
Stephen Perkins: drums

(ONe) 2006
the band is currently finishing their debut album
The Panic Channel
  1. Teahouse of the Spirits (previously known as Churn)
  2. Left to Lose
  3. Bloody Mary
  4. Why Cry (previously known as Half Hearted)
  5. Awake
  6. She Won't Last
  7. Said You'd Be
  8. Outsider
  9. Blue Bruises
  10. Night One (from Planchette)
  11. Listen
  12. Lie Next to Me
  13. (untitled)
Why Cry 2006 Why Cry
  1. Why Cry

Teahouse of the Spirits 2006
(internet only) Merry Xmas Everybody
  1. Teahouse of the Spirits

Camp Freddy

Donovan Leitch: vocals
Billy Morrison: guitars
Dave Navarro: guitars
Chris Chaney: bass
Matt Sorum: drums
plus a bunch of many other people depending on the show

Merry Xmas Everybody 2006
(internet only) Merry Xmas Everybody
  1. Merry Xmas Everybody

Camp Freddy also has an album that has been years in the making.

Other Projects


Bikini Magazine
movie review column with cousin Johnny Navarro and the occasional article
Don't Try This at Home book by Dave Navarro 2004
co-written with Neil Strauss; also known as "the photo booth book"
Don't Try This At Home


Ugly Meets the People--a short film by Robert Sobul 1995
image not available

  • soundtrack: written by Dave Navarro and Chad Smith

Guest Appearances

Dave's contributions are noted next to the song name
Walking On a Wire by Lowen & Navarro 1990
Lowen & Navarro
  • What I Make Myself Believe: guitar
  • Someone Like You: guitar

Broken Moon by Lowen & Navarro 1993
Lowen & Navarro
  • Pride and Hunger: electric guitar

Only by Sun 60 1993
Sun 60
  • Merry Xmess: lead guitar
  • Never Seen God: lead guitar

The Basketball Diaries soundtrack 1995
The Basketball Diaries soundtrack
  • I've Been Down by Flea: guitar

Encomium--a Led Zeppelin tribute album 1995
led zeppelin tribute
  • Misty Mountain Hop by 4 Non Blondes: guitar

Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette 1995
Alanis Morissette
  • You Oughta Know: guitar

Further Down the Spiral by Nine Inch Nails 1995
Nine Inch Nails
  • Hey Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now): guitar

A Means to an End--a Joy Division tribute album 1995
Joy Division tribute
  • Day of the Lords by Honeymoon Stitch: guitar, bass

Howard Stern's Private Parts soundtrack 1996
Private Parts
  • I Make My Own Rules--featuring L.L. Cool J., Dave, Flea, and Chad: guitar
  • Hard Charger by Porno For Pyros: guitar

Good God's Urge by Porno For Pyros 1996
Porno For Pyros
  • Freeway: guitar

A Small Circle of Friends--a The Germs tribute album 1996
The Germs tribute
  • Land of Treason by Ruined Eye: guitar

Sutras by Donovan 1996
  • Everlasting Sea: mellotron and backing vocals
  • High Your Love: Fender Rhodes
  • The Way: backing vocals and electric sitar
  • Nirvana: piano and backing vocals
  • The Evernow: keyboards
  • Universe am I: chamberlin, mellotron, piano

Mechanical Animals by Marilyn Manson 1998
Marilyn Manson
  • I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me): outro guitar solo

End of Days soundtrack 1999
End of Days soundtrack
  • Oh My God by Guns 'N' Roses: guitar

Godspeed EP by Godspeed 1999
image not available
  • Lola: piano

Song Yet to Be Sung by Perry Farrell 2001
Perry Farrell
  • Song Yet to Be Sung: guitar

The Guitar Man EP by David J 2002
David J
  • The Guitar Man: lead guitar

Charmbracelet by Mariah Carey 2002
Mariah Carey
  • Bringin' On the Heartache: guitar

Stripped by Christina Aguilera 2003
Christina Aguilera
  • Fighter: guitar

Hotel Paper by Michelle Branch 2003
Michelle Branch
  • Are You Happy Now?: guitar

Victory -Tribute to Hanshin Tigers!- 2003
  • Tiger Gets the Glory by Chiaki: guitar

Asshole by Gene Simmons 2004
  • Firestarter: guitar

Blood Music by Dead Celebrity Status 2004
Dead Celebrity Status
  • We Fall, We Fall: guitar

Soul Mover by Glenn Hughes 2005
Glenn Hughes
  • Soul Mover: lead guitar
  • She Moves Ghostly: intro guitar

Tommyland: The Ride by Tommy Lee 2005
Tommy Lee
  • Good Times: guitar

Ladylike Side One by Storm Large 2007
Storm Large
  • Ladylike: guitar


Fallen Angel single by Traci Lords 1995
Traci Lords

  • Fallen Angel (Honeymoon Stitch Mix): production and remix by Dave Navarro and Chad Smith

Whoops Now single by Janet Jackson 1995
(UK release)
Janet Jackson
  • What'll I Do (Dave Navarro mix)

Alright single by Jamiroquai 1996
Unreleased single; Dave's remixes were then availble on the Australia/Japan release of the Travelling Without Moving album as bonus CD #2
  • D&C Human Mix: remixed by Dave Navarro and Chad Smith
  • D&D Electro Groove Mix): remixed by Dave Navarro and Dave Schiffman

Visual Mediums

Film, television, and music video appearances Dave has made

Star Licks Guitar Instructional Video 1996
instructional video
Floundering 1994
Dave plays the role of "Drug Kid"
Uptown Girls 2003
Dave plays the role of "Rock Star"
Uptown Girls
Martial Law 1999
Dave plays the role of "Spitz" in the episode "The Friendly Skies"
Martial Law
Till Death Do Us Part 2004
Reality show about Dave and Carmen Electra's wedding preparations and ceremony
Till Death Do Us Part
Rock Star: INXS 2005
Dave co-hosted with Brook Burke the reality show/contest to be the new vocalist for INXS
Rock Star: INXS
Rock Star: Supernova 2006
Dave co-hosted with Brook Burke the reality show/contest to be the new vocalist for new band Supernova
Rock Star: Supernova
Headshot video by Lifter 1996
Hard Charger video by Porno For Pyros 1996
Porno For Pyros
Bad Boy 4 Life video by P Diddy 2001
P Diddy
We Are All Full of Stars video by Moby 2002
Bringin' On the Heartache video by Mariah Carey 2002
Mariah Carey
Iraqi Feedom video by Johnny Flayva 2003
Johnny Flayva
Soul Mover video by Glenn Hughes 2005
Glenn Hughes