Dave Navarro

With his six-string skills best described as a merger between heavy metal, psychedelia, and modern rock, Dave Navarro became one of alternative rock's first true guitar heroes (with such notorious bands as Jane's Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers). Born on June 7, 1967 in California, Navarro became mesmerized by the guitar as a teenager due to his discovery of the incomparable Jimi Hendrix. This led to an appreciation of a wide variety of musical styles; in fact, when he initially met singer Perry Farrell, he was in a speed metal band (along with drummer Stephen Perkins). Navarro, Perkins, Farrell, and bassist Eric Avery formed Jane's Addiction in the mid-'80s, and alt rock has never been the same since.

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