Between his masterful guitar licks and matinee-idol looks, Dave Navarro seems to have it all.But the Jane's Addiction guitarist has certainly had his share of magic highs and tragic lows during his fascinating life.“There are a number of reasons that it didn't work out,” Navarro recently explained in a Talking Metal podcast.“If I could pick one, it would be my own heroin addiction.” He did play on the 1999 GN' R track ' Oh My God.' Navarro famously married Carmen Electra in a televised spectacle in 2003.The couple divorced less than three years later, and it wasn't the first matrimonial demise for the guitarist.
As legendary as his guitar playing for Jane's Addiction is, the biggest hit Navarro has played on is Alanis Morissette's ' You Oughta Know.' He and his one-time Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmate Flea play guitar and bass, respectively, on the track off Morissette's multiplatinum album ' Jagged Little Pill.' Yeah, that's right — Navarro directed a porn film called ' Broken.' While he has never won a Grammy, he can take solace in the fact that his adult movie took home the Best High End All-Sex Release trophy at the 2008 AVN Awards. The Jane's Addiction axe-man isn't the only successful musician in his family.In honor of his 44th birthday today (June 7), we offer up an ' Ocean Size' list of 10 Things You Didn't Know About Dave Navarro: Navarro met Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins while the two were in their high school marching band.They became friends and formed the speed-metal group Dizastre.His cousin Dan Navarro co-wrote Pat Benatar's hit ' We Belong' with his songwriting partner Eric Lowen.
The killer was caught eight years later with the help of ' America's Most Wanted.' Navarro thinks he could have also been a victim had he not been at his father's house that night.After Izzy Stradlin left Guns N' Roses, Axl Rose tried to get Navarro to join GN' R.