Artist Biography Dave Navarro (David Michael "Dave" Navarro, born June 7, 1967) is an American guitarist who plays in the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction and cover band Camp Freddy. He has also played with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Panic Channel. Navarro started playing guitar at 12 after listening to Jimi Hendrix and joined Jane's Addiction in 1986. The band split in 1991 and Navarro promptly formed Deconstruction releasing a single self-titled album. Following John Frusciante's 1993 departure, Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He featured on the 1995 album One Hot Minute before leaving in 1998. Jane's Addiction began playing sporadic shows in the late 90s before officially reforming which resulted in their final studio album, Strays. Navarro's guitar playing can also be found on records by Alanis Morrisette and Marilyn Manson. He is currently playing in The Panic Channel featuring former band mates, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney.