glossary

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Stardust Memories

Allen, Woody

Favorite filmmaker of Dave. Dave has a film quote tattooed on his arm and once decorated a part of his home inspired by the film Stardust Memories.

Amos, Tori

Solo musician. Dave, Flea, Michael Stipe, and Amos contributed the track "It Might Hurt A Bit" for the Don Juan de Marco soundtrack which was scrapped for Bryan Adams' smash single; then the song was scrapped from the Empire Records soundtrack.

Angelos, Michael

Friend of Dave, formerly of Plexi. Appears on Trust No One and with Honeymoon Stitch on the Joy Division tribute album A Means to an End. Also starred in the short film Ugly Meets the People.

Ash, Daniel

Cited influence of Dave. Former guitarist of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets, and solo work.

Avery, Eric

Worked alongside Dave as bassist for Jane's Addiction and the vocalist/bassist for Deconstruction. Then became vocalist/bassist of Polar Bear. Temporary member of Daisy Chamber.

B

Bacon

Bacon, Francis

Favorite painter of Dave.

Balzary, Michael

See Flea.

Bauhaus

Cited influence of Dave, (especially guitarist Daniel Ash). Members include Peter Murphy (vocals), David J (bass), and Kevin Haskins (drums).

Big Sur

Deconstruction song which marks Dave's singing debut.

Boyle, Jimmy

Studio friend of Dave who worked with Dave as Molecule and on some Spread recordings. One of his projects is Boilsinberri.

Brain Taco

Side project Dave was involved with in the early 1990s. Consisted of Keith Morris and Zander Schloss from the Circle Jerks, Dave and Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Sometimes also Norwood Fisher from Fishbone, Stephen Perkins and Martyn Le Noble from Porno For Pyros, and Mike Mart. See also Ruined Eye.

Butthole Surfers

Cited influence of Dave. Toured with Jane's Addiction during the first Lollapalooza festival in the summer of 1991. The singer, Gibby Haynes, sang on the Deconstruction song "Fire in the Hole".

C

Chaney, Chris

Worked alongside Dave as bassist for The Panic Channel (2004 - ) and Jane's Addiction (2002 - 2003). Also plays with Camp Freddy. Formerly played with Alanis Morisette and Tommy Lee's Methods of Mayhem.

Camp Freddy

Side project of Billy Morrison (2002 - ). Core members include Dave, Donovan Leitch, Chris Chaney, (previously Scott Ford), and Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns 'N' Roses). Many guest performers, such as Johnny Flayva, Billy Duffy (The Cult), Marilyn Manson, Twiggy (ex-Marilyn Manson), Robbie Williams, Moby, Courtney Love, Gina Gershon, Steve Jones, Jerry Cantrell (ex-Alice In Chains), Lou Reed, Juliette Lewis, Scott Weiland (Velvet Revolver, ex-Stone Temple Pilots), and Slash (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns 'N' Roses).

Cobain, Kurt

Cited influence of Dave. Vocalist/guitarist of Nirvana. His widow, Courtney Love, gave Dave one of Kurt's guitars.

Cream

Cited influence of Dave, (especially guitarist Eric Clapton). Spread covered the song "Tales of Brave Ulysses" from the album Disraeli Gears but it was not released.

The Cure

Cited influence of Dave, (especially guitarist Robert Smith).

D

Deconstruction

Dave was a member 1992-1993 alongside Eric Avery and Michael Murphy.

Diddy, P.

Dave made a cameo appearance in the video for P. Diddy's (AKA Puff Daddy, AKA Puffy) "Bad Boy 4 Life". He also performed the song on television in 2001.

DiStefano, Peter

Guitarist for Porno For Pyros. One of his projects is Ghettoblaster.

Dizastre

A 5 person band Dave was a member around 1983-1985. Other members included Stephen Perkins and Rico Quevedo.

Donovan

Dave contributed to several tracks on his album Sutras (1996). His son is Donovan Leitch.

Don't Try This at Home

The title of the book that Dave co-wrote with Neil Strauss, finally released on October 5, 2004. It contains photo booth pictures of those who entered Dave's house during June 1998 - June 1999 and with stories of incidents from that period. Previous titles of the book include Spread and Trust No One.

Drugs

Dave has a well-known history battling drugs. Hence, Marilyn Manson thought it was appropriate for Dave to guest on the song "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)".

E

Echo, Aimee

Formerly of Human Waste Project. Appears on the EP Rhimorse.

Enit

Touring festival with an earthy theme (outdoors) created by Perry Farrell which had a very rocky first year in 1996 (acts such as Porno For Pyros and Love and Rockets). In 1997 there was only one Enit date which was in San Francisco (indoors) as part of the Jane's Addiction Relapse tour. This show was historic in that the city allowed those over 21 to stay in the venue to enjoy the festivities until about 6:00 AM.

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Farrell, Perry

Worked alongside Dave as vocalist for Jane's Addiction. Also vocalist for Porno For Pyros for whom Dave has guested for in the studio and on stage. Fishbone

Fishbone

Los Angeles based band with ties to many in the scene. Members Chris Dowd and Norwood Fisher guested on Jane's Addiction major label debut album Nothing's Shocking.

Flea

Worked alongside Dave as bassist for Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction Relapse. Also appears on Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking album playing trumpet and various other guest appearances with Dave. Dave contributed to Flea's track "I've Been Down (I Could've Floated)" on the Basketball Diaries soundtrack.

Floundering

1994 film in which Dave has a small role as "Drug Kid". Dave obtained the role because he was friend's with Nicole Panter, who had once managed the Germs, who was friends with the people who made Floundering. (Visit Nicole's site.)

4 Non Blondes

Dave played with them on the song "Misty Mountain Hop" for the Led Zeppelin tribute album Encomium.

Fuji Rock Festival

The first large scale multi-day music festival held in Japan at Mt. Fuji. Among the performers were the Red Hot Chili Peppers (July 26, 1997). This was Dave's last live performance with the Peppers. Dave performed at the festival in 2002 with Jane's Addiction.

G

Garrett, Leif

Dave guested on the song "Lola" by Leif's band Godspeed. Leif has also played with Camp Freddy.

Ghettoblaster

Peter DiStefano's project which performed at the second annual Sunset Music Festival with Stephen Perkins on November 4, 1999. Dave joined them for one/two songs.

Guns 'N' Roses

Dave guested on the song "Oh My God" on the End of Days soundtrack. Dave declined the band's offer to join them after he left Jane's Addiction.

H

Haskins, Kevin

Former drummer for Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets, and other projects. Contributed programming on the song "So What!" on Jane's Addiction's compilation album Kettle Whistle.

Hendrix, Jimi

Cited influence of Dave. Dave performed with a Jimi Hendrix tribute band at the San Diego Street Fair on September 7, 2002.

Honeymoon Stitch

Project between Dave and Chad Smith, works include remix of "Fallen Angel" by Traci Lords, cover of "Day of the Lords" by Joy Division, and the soundtrack for Ugly Meets the People.

Howard, Justice

Favorite photographer of Dave. She has taken photos of Dave and Dave has displayed her work in his home. (Read about the photo shoot in Justice's own words.)

Hypersonic

See Strays.

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Iris

Deconstruction instrumental song whose origin stems from the days the members were in Jane's Addiction. The original title was "San Francisco".

Iron Maiden

Cited influence of Dave, (especially guitarist David Murray).

Isaacs, Steve

Works alongside Dave as the singer/guitarist of The Panic Channel. Previous band includes Skycycle.

J

J, David

Helped to write a song on Jane's Addiction's album Strays. Dave made a guest appearance on his song "The Guitar Man" from the album Estranged.

Jackson, Janet

Dave remixed Janet's cover of "What'll I Do" with Dave scrapping all the music and re-recording it with Flea and Chad Smith (1995).

Jacobus, Tim

Artist whose "Mystic Falls" painting was to be the cover of Unicorns & Rainbows: The Pelican, but when the title was changed to Trust No One, so was the artwork. He also designed the Spread logo. (Visit Tim's site.)

Jamiroquai

Dave remixed two versions of "Alright" for the deleted single. The tracks are now available on the bonus disc for the Australia and Japan versions of Traveling Without Moving (1996).

Jane's Addiction

Dave was a member 1986-1991 alongside Perry Farrell, Eric Avery (Flea during the Relapse of 1997; Martyn Le Noble during the Jubilee of 2001-2002; Chris Chaney during the Strays of 2003-2003), and Stephen Perkins. The debut album was self-titled and released through Triple X in 1987. Other releases include Nothing's Shocking, Ritual de lo Habitual, Kettle Whistle, Strays. See also Deconstruction and Porno For Pyros.

Joy Division

Cited influence of Dave. Covered the song "Day of the Lords" on the Joy Division tribute album A Means to an End as a member of Honeymoon Stitch.

Jubilee

The Jane's Addiction tour of 2001 was dubbed the Jubilee tour in honor of Israel's jubilee.

K

Kettle Whistle

Jane's Addiction compilation album of rare and live tracks released by Warner Bros. in 1997.

Kiedis, Anthony

Klimt Worked alongside Dave as vocalist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Kiss

Cited influence of Dave. The first concert he attended was of Kiss and Cheap Trick.

Klimt, Gustav

Favorite painter of Dave. Dave has two of his works ("Death and Life" and "Hope I") tattooed on his arms.

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Le Noble, Martyn

Former bassist for Porno For Pyros. Was a member of the Jubilee incarnation of Jane's Addiction. Has performed with Brain Taco.

Led Zeppelin

Cited influence of Dave, (especially guitarist Jimmy Page). Dave covered their song "Misty Mountain Hop" with 4 Non Blondes for their tribute album Encomium (1995).

Leitch, Donovan

Worked alongside Dave as vocalist for Camp Freddy. Previous band includes Nancy Boy. Son of Donovan.

L. L. Cool J

Performed the track "I Make My Own Rules" with Dave, Flea, and Chad Smith for the Howard Stern Private Parts soundtrack.

Lollapalooza

Touring festival comprised of more than just major label acts begun in 1991 with Jane's Addiction headlining (their final tour) that was the brain child of Perry Farrell. The first tour consisted of such acts as Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, and Rollins Band. Revived in 2003 by Perry Farrell with Jane's Addiction as headliners.

Lords, Traci

Remixed her song "Fallen Angel" as a member of Honeymoon Stitch.

Love, Courtney

Bastard (billed simply as "Courtney Love") opened for Jane's Addiction Jubilee incarnation in 2001. She has performed with Camp Freddy. Previous band includes Hole.

Love and Rockets

Lowen and Navarro Cited influence of Dave, (especially guitarist Daniel Ash). Jane's Addiction supported them on tour. All members (Ash, David J, Kevin Haskins) lent an artistic hand to Porno For Pyros' second album Good God's Urge.

Love Fades

A phrase tattooed on Dave's arm and scrawled on the guitar in the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Warped" video which comes from Woody Allen's film Annie Hall. (Listen to the clip from the film.)

Lowen and Navarro

Group comprised of Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro (Dave's cousin). Dave contributed to the songs "What I Make Myself Believe" and "Someone Like You" on the album Walking On A Wire (1990) and to the song "Pride and Hunger" on the album Broken Moon (1993).

M

Mahoney, Mark

Famous tattoo artist of Tattoo Mania in Los Angeles who has done work on Dave, in particular the Spread logo.

Maldita Vecindad y Los Hijos del Quinto Patio

The support act for Jane's Addiction at the taping of the "Stop!" video (Mt. Baldy) and at the Paladium which created some tracks for b-sides and Kettle Whistle. Also played with Jane's Addiction at the Mextravaganza festival in 2002.

Malmsteen, Yngwie

Cited influence of Dave (briefly). Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Dave guest appeared on the song "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)" on the album Mechanical Animals (1998). Members include Marilyn Manson and Pogo; used to include Twiggy Ramirez.

Martial Law

Television show in which Dave had a small role as "Spitz" in the episode "Friendly Skies" (1999).

McDonald, Charlie

Famous tattoo artist of Mayhem in Los Angeles who has done work on Dave, in particular the ladies that adorn his legs.

Moby

Dave made a cameo appearance in Moby's video for "We Are All Made of Stars".

Molecule

Project of Dave and Jimmy Boyle.

Morisette, Alanis

Dave and Flea contributed to the song "You Oughta Know" on the album Jagged Little Pill (1995).

Morrison, Billy

Founder of Camp Freddy. Member of Doheny. Previous bands include The Cult, InToACircle, Stimulator.

Murphy, Michael

Worked alongside Dave as drummer for Deconstruction. Former member of Daisy Chamber.

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Nancy Raygun

Dave helped out Nancy Raygun in 1999 with his then girlfriend's band (Monet vocals, Jay guitar, Steve drums) by filling in (bass/guitar) at a few shows.

Navarro, Johnny

Dave's cousin whom he would write movie reviews with in Bikini Magazine. His brother Dan is also a musician.

Newman, Todd

Dave's co-host on "Spread Entertainment", his internet talk show.

Nine Inch Nails

Cited influence of Dave. Dave guested on the song "Hey Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)" on the remix album Further Down the Spiral (1995). Toured with Jane's Addiction during the first Lollapalooza festival in the summer of 1991. (Nine Inch Nails = Trent Reznor)

Nirvana

Cited influence of Dave, (especially guitarist Kurt Cobain).

Nothing's Shocking

Jane's Addiction major label debut album released through Warner Bros. in 1988.

O

One Hot Minute

The only album that Dave recorded with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released through Warner Bros. in 1995.

P

Panic Channel, The

Post-Jane's Addiction band for the Strays lineup sans Perry Farrell. Since 2004. The singer/guitarist is Steve Isaacs.

Paul Reed Smith Guitars

Manufacturer's of Dave's signature model electric guitar.

Perkins, Stephen

Worked alongside Dave as drummer for Dizastre, Jane's Addiction, and The Panic Channel. Plays with Camp Freddy when Velvet Revolver is on tour. Also drummer for Porno For Pyros for whom Dave has guested for in the studio and on stage. Temporary member of Infectious Grooves. Has toured with Tommy Lee's Methods of Mayhem. Contributed percussion for the album One Hot Minute by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and for Flea's track "I've Been Down (I Could've Floated)" on the Basketball Diaries soundtrack. One of his projects is Banyan. photo booth

Photo Booth

Dave acquired one in June of 1998 to begin a one year long documentation of those that enter his house. The photos were to be joined with stories in a book, Don't Try This at Home.

Piercing

Dave has done this to his ears and nipples.

Pop, Iggy

Jane's Addiction have opened up for this icon and he has also joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers on stage at the show in New York for the One Hot Minute tour.

Porno For Pyros

Comprised of Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins, Peter DiStefano, and Martyn Le Noble (first album). Dave guest appeared on "Freeway" on the second album Good God's Urge (1996) and on the song "Hard Charger" which appeared on Howard Stern's Private Parts soundtrack (1996). Dave also appeared live for a few songs in New York and at the premiere party for Howard Stern's Private Parts.

Q

Quevedo, Rico

Worked alongside Dave as guitarist for Dizastre. Currently in Bionica. Worked on Stephen Perkins' project Banyan's first album.

R

Reading Festival

Large scale multi-day music festival held in Reading, England said to be the influence for Lollapalooza. Dave performed in 1994 with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and in 2002 with Jane's Addiction.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Dave was a member 1993-1998 alongside Anthony Kiedis, Flea, and Chad Smith. In the guitarist timeline Dave was inbetween Jesse Tobias and John Frusciante (second round). Dave was first asked to join the group to tour with them for the 1992 Lollapalooza festival. Lou Reed

Reed, Lou

Cited influece of Dave. Former vocalist/guitarist of The Velvet Underground and solo work. With Spread Dave covered the song "The Bed" from the album Berlin. The first release from Spread Entertainment, Inc. was supposed to be Reed's album Man Music Machine.

Relapse

The Jane's Addiction reunion of 1997 was dubbed the "relapse".

Rhimorse

Unreleased EP from Dave that contains 5 songs, mainly done on acoustic guitar. Dave basically spent a week in his home (1995) writing and recording songs to flush out his feelings on his then recent divorce. Aimee Echo performed some vocals on it. Dave's original intentions were to take the pressed copies to local music stores to be given for free to customers. He changed his mind as he thought some of the things expressed inside might be hurtful to his ex-wife. Pieces of it have been released/reworked on Trust No One and its subsequent singles ("Sunny Day", "Very Little Daylight", "Somebody Else").

Ritual de lo Habitual

Jane's Addiction second album under Warner Bros. released in 1990.

Rolling Stones

Cited hate of Dave's. Jane's Addiction's cover of "Sympathy For the Devil" is on their debut album. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have opened for them. Dave has since said he is a fan.

Rollins Band

Toured with Jane's Addiction during the first Lollapalooza festival in the summer of 1991. Dave played with them during the tour and at a show the following summer. Dave was jamming with Henry Rollins, Flea, Stephen Perkins and then Chad Smith when Anthony Kiedis walked in and the Red Hot Chili Peppers asked Dave to join the band.

Ruined Eye

Side project Dave was involved with that started as Brain Taco. Ruined Eye consisted of Keith Morris from the Circle Jerks, Dave, J Yuenger and Sean Ysuelt from White Zombie, and Greg Rogers. They covered "Land of Treason" for the Germs tribute album A Small Circle of Friends (1996).

S

San Francisco

See Iris.

Schiffmacher, Henk

Famous tattoo artist of Hanky Panky in Amsterdam who has done work on Dave, in particular the Klimt pieces on his arms.

Silverchair

The support act for the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the first leg of their One Hot Minute North American tour. While test driving a vehicle for a Bikini magazine article, Dave and Silverchair had to deal with the police for driving on the beach in Los Angeles, which is illegal.

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Cited influence of Dave. Toured with Jane's Addiction during the first Lollapalooza festival in the summer of 1991. Dave played with them during the tour on a Velvet Underground cover.

Smith, Chad

Worked alongside Dave as drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Spread (he left Spread in 1998). Collaborated with Dave on projects under the title Honeymoon Stitch.

Smith, Robert

Cited influence of Dave. Vocalist/guitarist of The Cure; former guitarist of Siouxsie and the Banshees and vocalist/guitarist of The Glove.

Sorum, Matt

Worked alongside Dave as the drummer for Camp Freddy. Also a member of Velvet Revolver. Previous bands include The Cult and Guns 'N' Roses.

Spread

Dave's project where he performs just about everything except the drums/programming. As there was already a band by the name of Spread, Dave created Spread Entertainment, Inc. while signed to Sony. The album was eventually released as Dave's solo effort with the title of Trust No One.

Stipe, Michael

Vocalist for the group R.E.M.. Dave, Flea, Tori Amos, and Stipe contributed the track "It Might Hurt A Bit" for the Don Juan de Marco soundtrack which was scrapped for Bryan Adams' smash single; then the song was scrapped from the Empire Records soundtrack. Neil Strauss

Strauss, Neil

Author, co-wrote Dave's photo booth book Don't Try This at Home. Previous works include co-author for a book by Marilyn Manson.

Strays

The name of the Jane's Addiction album released through Capitol Records in 2003. The original title was Hypersonic.

Sun 60

Dave contributed to the tracks "Merry Xmas" and "Never Seen God" on their album Only (1993).

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Tattoo

Dave has a lot of these.

Tibetan Freedom Festival

Music festival in support of Tibet gaining independence from P.R. China. The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the first festival held in San Francisco, California over two days; the Peppers performed on June 16, 1996.

Trust No One

Dave's motto/philosophy which is also tattooed on his hip. It is also the title of his debut album under his own imprint, Spread Entertainment, Inc. The original title of the album was to be Unicorns & Rainbows: The Pelican.

U

Ugly Meets the People

A short film by Robert Sobul in 1995 starring Michael Angelos. Dave and Chad Smith composed the soundtrack as part of their Honeymoon Stich collaborations. Bits of the soundtrack have reportedly made their way in some incarnation on Dave's album Trust No One.

Unicorn

Mythical creature that has become the mascot of the Spread project as they represent to Dave all the things his life has not been comprised of. The Spread logo by Tim Jacobus contains a unicorn head.

Uptown Girls

2003 film in which Dave has a small role as "Rock Star".

V

David Lee Roth

Van Halen

Cited influence of Dave, (especially guitarist Eddie Van Halen).

Velvet Underground

Cited influence of Dave, (especially vocalist/guitarist Lou Reed). Dave has covered their songs with Jane's Addiction on their debut album ("Rock & Roll" from Loaded), guesting with Siouxsie and the Banshees during the Lollapalooza tour ("All Tomorrow's Parties" off the album The Velvet Underground and Nico), the Red Hot Chili Peppers tour, and with Spread ("Venus in Furs" off the album The Velvet Underground and Nico).

W

Warhol

Warhol, Andy

Favorite artist of Dave--he owns a couple of his prints.

The Who

Dave with Spread covered "Sparks" off the album Tommy which was not released.

Woodstock

Music festival held over three days in New York in 1969. Second incarnation was the 25th anniversary held in 1994 and included such performers as the Red Hot Chili Peppers (performed on August 14) and Porno For Pyros. This is often credited as Dave's first live performance with the Peppers.

X

X-Ray

Something Dave had done on his arm after he hurt it in 1998. Nothing serious, he still rocks!

Y

Yamaha Guitars

Manufacturers of Dave's signature model acoustic guitar, the LL6DN.

Z

Zoo

I think Dave has been to the zoo. He has definitely been to the circus. Yes, X and Z are filler.