Why I Have Such A Crush on Judge Marilyn Milian
April 29, 2008 at 08:07 PM | Comments (5)
1. Did you guys get any video footage of your JA experience for a future segment on STV?
A lot of people have asked if Todd filmed the Jane's event at the NME Awards. The show was an exclusive NME event so we did not bring our cameras.
2. When someone's really annoying you, how do you normally deal with it, walk away, suppress your anger or just go for it and say what you think?
Sometimes I'm really good at just walking away and not getting into it, but then again, sometimes I have a hard time biting my tongue and have a tendency to make matters worse by saying what I think... Usually to the point where I am the one who ends up owing the apology... More times than not I can walk away, but actual suppression? Not so good at that!
3. Listened to Saturday's Camp Freddy and not one Jane's mention and you took no calls. Are you avoiding the Jane's question?
That show was taped about a week or so before the event. I was in New York last Saturday. When we do a pre-taped show for CF we are unable to take calls because, well, we are not live.
4. Do you ever feel overwhelmed doing so many things at once? And how do you cope with the stress?
YES! I do... However, when I have two consecutive days off, I start to go a little batty so I try to keep that in mind when I feel like I have taken on too much. As for the stress... Just got to walk through it sometimes.
5. Has Jane's recent activity forced you to put other current projects on hold or be delayed?
No, not at all. We all have lots of stuff going on. Perry has DJ gigs, Satellite Party, Lolla... Eric has his new album, "Help Wanted", Perk has Hellride and Banyan... Nothing has had to be put on hold for anyone but as for personal priorities... Jane's related gatherings are at the top of my list.
April 28, 2008 at 09:04 AM | Comments (13)
Finally home from New York. I spent the last couple of days there shooting a guest spot on a new show for IFC called Z-Rock. It's a fictional, loosely scripted show a la "Curb" that is centered on a rock band. I played the band's video director in this episode. The show starts up in September on IFC and it is super funny. Picture a modern day, episodic, sitcom with Spinal Tap overtones... but this show revolves around a real band. They blur the line between reality and fiction very well in a very humorous way. Set your Ti Vo's for this show.
Wednesday: DN & DJ Skribble in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Private :( Event)
This Thursday on Spread TV: Shepard Fairy & Whitley Strieber_Up now: Eric Avery and Margaret Cho.
Thursday: Camp freddy at The Roxy, Los Angeles
Sunday: DN & DJ Skribble in San Diego, CA (Moonstone)
April 27, 2008 at 11:43 AM | Comments (30)
April 24, 2008 at 09:53 AM | Comments (30)
Miami & This Week
Miami was a blast! Skribble and I played at the Bacardi B-Live Event with DJ Slynkee, ?uestlove and J Mello. The show has been streaming over and over here on MySpace, but you gotta kind of keep checking cause they haven't put up times. It's the whole festival on repeat. Usually, DJ culture is to be experienced and not watched on a little screen, but they did a really great job with the coverage of this show and you can get a sense of what the evening was like.
This week is kind of insane! Rehearsal, NME Awards, which will be streaming live on MySpace, and then off to NYC. Then when I get back, a week later we go into a month of Camp Freddy shows at The Roxy!
April 21, 2008 at 02:40 PM | Comments (44)
April 15, 2008
Yesterday, April 15, 2008, was a pretty spectacular day. After pre-taping an episode of SpreadTV with Eric Avery, which will air on Thursday, Eric informed me that he will be joining Jane's Addiction on the 23rd for the NME Awards! That means that one week from today, the original Jane's lineup will be performing together for the first time in 17 years. We have decided to do a handful of songs at the event which will be honoring the band. Eric's bass lines and writing contributions are such an integral part of the Jane's sound that the night would feel somewhat incomplete without his presence. We couldn't be happier about his decision to join us. Since Eric's departure in 1991, we have gone on to work with Flea, Martyn Le Noble and Chris Chaney. I would like to recognize them and thank them for their musicianship and support throughout the years. I consider them all as part of the Jane's family and legacy.
Last night, Perry performed at Tom Morello's Axis of Justice show at The Troubadour in Hollywood with Carl and Etty from Satellite Party. Tom had put together an incredible collection of artists for the evening including Pete Yorn, Slash, Steve Vai, Jerry Cantrell, Davey Havok and Stewart Copeland. Around 8:00pm I got a text from Perry that read, "Dave... Get down here. Flea is on his way and wants to jam!" Of course I accepted the invitation and immediately rolled over to joined Perry, Flea and Travis Barker for an impromptu Mountain Song. So much fun and for such a great cause. Plus, it gave Perry and I an opportunity to perform again in front of a public audience before hitting the awards show next Wednesday. I have had the good fortune throughout my years as a guitarist to share the stage with some unbelievable talents, but there is no one in the world that I feel more comfortable and at home with musically than Perry Farrell. Playing with Flea again was pretty incredible too. If I am not mistaken, I haven't played with Flea since the 1997 Jane's tour. Both Perry and Flea have had an enormous influence on my approach to guitar playing in their own different ways. It was pretty cool to share a musical moment with them again. Perk was up north with his band Banyan last night and was missed, but Travis was kind enough to fill in and did a great job.
April 16, 2008 at 11:59 AM | Comments (40)
Sasha Grey & The Roots
1. Dave, with all the Scott Weiland / Matt Sorum drama that's been going on, any idea if or how this will affect Camp Freddy?
I don't think that Camp Freddy will be in any danger at all. Scott is going to have his hands full with STP so he isn't going to be available for the shows coming up in May anyway.
2. So is the "Lessons With Dave Navarro" piece going to be a weekly segment?
It won't be a weekly segment but you better believe it will be recurring! There are so many incredible guitar players out there and we plan to have as many as we can on... When we do, I will be taking a lesson!
3. Did you ever think you'd or one of you would make that move and initiate Janes' re-uniting somewhere down the line?
I had always hoped so... Who knows? Maybe we never really broke up and simply take 5-7 year breaks! ;)
Our (The Spread Group) client Sasha Grey has been featured in The Roots' new video!
April 15, 2008 at 01:13 PM | Comments (14)
We can finally put a SpreadTV player anywhere!!! Check it:
April 13, 2008 at 11:52 AM | Comments (3)
Camp Freddy: Stormy Daniels
Good morning! Here is last night's Camp Freddy Radio featuring our in studio guest, adult film star, Stormy Daniels. Once again, we have included the music from last night's broadcast. I have a new MySpace profile that is specifically design for SpreadTV. Please add Dave at SpreadTV to keep updated on guests and featured clips.
Thursday the 17th_SpreadTV with Eric Avery and Donita Sparks
Saturday the 19th_DJ Skribble & Dave Navarro in Miami, Bacardi Live
Wednesday the 23rd_Jane's Addiction at the NME Awards, El Rey Theater, Los Angeles
I can get to some questions tonight xoxoxo
April 13, 2008 at 11:13 AM | Comments (16)
So, yes... As I posted a few days ago, Jane's has been honored by NME this year and we will be accepting a lifetime achievement-like honor — at the NME Awards at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on April 23. Perry, Stephen and I will attend the show as a band. Before the press and a few blog commenters start digging up old quotes, stories and opinions, let me tell you that the three of us have been speaking regularly have decided to focus on what's most important... The music. So, all the "But I thought you said", "But so and so said", "What about... blah, blah, blah..." is irrelevant at this point. Trust me... There is nothing anyone is going to remind us of that we don't already know. Everybody in the world has said something over the top due to an emotional charge. The bottom line is that we have been getting along great and are moving forward with our personal and musical relationships. These days, the press loves to take something great and find reason to fuck it up. That's the only way they think a story can sell. They think, "Hmmmm... This is great news and all, but it's all nice and drama free. Lemme dig up a bunch of old baggage from years ago so my editor will feature my work!" The same thinking that the news networks have had for years has found it's way into entertainment. Just watch the top stories on any channel. Anyway, we know... We lived it... No need to remind us! As it stands, we are planning on attending the awards as a unit and I really don't have anything else that is concrete to report at the moment. As soon as I do, you will be among the first ones I share it with. We are all very happy with how things are evolving!
IN OTHER NEWS:
Currently on SpreadTV: A full hour with Dave Mustaine of Megadeth-
Tomorrow night on Camp Freddy Radio: Stormy Daniels will be in the studio with Dave & Billy-
April 10, 2008 at 05:52 PM | Comments (67)
Return of SpreadTV
Don't forget! Tomorrow on SpreadTV we have a brand new episode featuring a full hour with Dave Mustaine of Megadeth! The show begins at 8:00pm PST... Next week: Margaret Cho and the music of Girl In A Coma - Today I am off to las Vegas to tape a show for Playboy TV with Jesee Jane at Scores... Yeah it's rough! Work, work, work! Anyway, have a beautiful day and I will be back tomorrow.
April 09, 2008 at 09:34 AM | Comments (9)
Tonight's Camp Freddy Radio
New Camp Freddy Radio. Thanx again to Chase for making these casts available sooner than humanly possible!
April 05, 2008 at 09:25 PM | Comments (7)
Rain: The Palms, Las Vegas
April 03, 2008 at 03:17 PM | Comments (0)
Old Time's Sake
For old time's sake, here is The Adult Film Star Ball clip that ran on SpreadTV months ago, but was taken off YouTube for being inappropriate. We have since gone in and blurred everything that may be offensive... But, after seeing it blurred, it really isn't any less offensive! HAHA!
April 03, 2008 at 02:58 AM | Comments (6)
A Quick 5
It depends. Sometimes it's easy to just let issues roll off the back and not sweat things, keeping in mind that life is good and nothing really matters all that much in the grand scheme. Other times, I over react like anybody else with incapacitating, suffocating and fatalistic ideas and fears. Usually these moments are few and far between as when I look back at all I have lived through, moments that appear tough fall into perspective. In a pinch, there really isn't anything that life can throw at me that an episode of Dateline or 48 Hours can't fix!
2. Are you sort of always writing and tracking ideas, or do you have get into a "writing mode" and shut down some other projects to do so?
I really like to multitask so working hard on one project can bring life to another in a lot of cases. When it comes to music, the writing process is usually pretty all over the place and in-between other projects and life... That way I can feed off of experiences to create. Recording, on the other hand, usually becomes the focus and is pretty all encompassing in terms of priorities.
3. You've been on TMZ a lot lately...portraying a much friendlier DN too. Any particular reason you've changed your attitude towards the paps?
Ha! I'm a super moody guy. Sometimes I'm in the mood and sometimes I am not. I'm usually more accommodating when I am out somewhere like a club or an event cause I know that those situations are where you are kind of asking for it. When they find me in my everyday life, however, you never know which DN you are gonna get. a) The friendly chatty one or b) the "all up in my head" and irritable one.
4. When you reopen STV in April are the live tapings still going to be only on Thursdays?
We are totally rebuilding the set so I am really not certain as to the dates and times, but our goal is to be set up for live studio audience shows.
5. What's it like to jam out with a DJ? And will you guys be laying any tracks in the future?
It is for sure a lot of fun! It's not rocket science or anything, but it sure makes for a great time. We mainly take recognizable tracks and remix them in the studio and create original mash-ups. Original in the sense that the songs we are mashing haven't been mashed before, yet they are still covers. For instance, Skribble will create a rhythm track and throw an acapella (a raw vocal only) Jay-Z vocal like "PSA" and I will play a Rage song like "Killing in the Name Of" over it. We also do some original stuff with our partner J-Mellow on vocals. He has a kick ass record coming out soon that I have recently played on. The whole set is about 30 or 45 minutes within Skribble's 2 hour DJ set.
April 02, 2008 at 12:50 PM | Comments (12)
Good lord people are idiots! Well, maybe people aren't idiots, but Carolina is an idiot! This photo was taken yesterday in Beverly Hills while Todd and I were working on another piece for SpreadTV. Todd and I really do those things ourselves. Anyway, leave it to some moron to get it all wrong and jump to an inaccurate conclusion. Funny, cause as someone mentioned in a post below, I was finally getting over my disdain for the press. If you really think about it, the guys who chase people around with the cameras aren't all THAT bad, at least we can see them... It's the people who hide behind a computer and make up a bunch of bullshit copy to go with the photos who are the ones that are inherently evil! I mean, even in those photos it is clear that I am wired for sound with a belt pack and a mic on my collar. I know you guys love it when I go on a tear about the press and gossip sites... In this case, however, I am not. I am just specifically targeting this c#nt!
April 01, 2008 at 12:31 PM | Comments (27)