August 22, 2001 |
Clocking in at roughly five minutes, it's indulgently long by the standards of radio. Most of it is a mere two chords, played with merry-go-round monotony. It was never released as a single, nor did it get a promotional push courtesy of an MTV-ready video. But somehow, "Jane Says" just won't die. The song, by California's pre-grunge pioneers Jane's Addiction, pops up incessantly on radio stations nationwide.
June 17, 2001 |
Mick has his Keith. Axl had his Slash. Bono has his Edge. And in Jane's Addiction, Perry Farrell has his Dave Navarro. These are the guitar-hero sidekicks, the foils to the front men, tight-lipped conjurers who let their fingers do their talking. Not too often does one step out of that role with a substantial words-and-music statement of his own, but more than 10 years after L.A. legend Jane's Addiction broke up, Navarro is finally ready to give it a shot.
August 8, 2006 |
DAVE NAVARRO sits on a throne during "Rock Star: Supernova," CBS' summer school of Reality Rock, entertaining those in "American Idol" withdrawal on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through September. Directing the interactions between the show's contestants and the hard rock supergroup they're vying to front, he's as relaxed on network TV as a half-clothed man with multiple piercings and tattoos could possibly be.