Dave Navarro Solo Project Resurfaces
Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro will release the first album from his solo project, Spread, this summer on Capitol. Though a label spokesman stressed there is no firm release date for Navarro'Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro will release the first album from his solo project, Spread, this summer on Capitol. Though a label spokesman stressed there is no firm release date for Navarro's long overdue album, an early summer release is expected. News of Spread first emerged back in 1998, when Navarro retired from his stint with the Red Hot Chili Peppers to pursue his own endeavors.
The album's arrival is expected to coincide with the June release of "Trust No One: A Year In The Life Of Dave Navarro," the picture-heavy book Navarro put together with rock journalist Neil Strauss. "Trust No One" documents a year in Navarro's Hollywood Hills home. Everyone who visited the residence was photographed for the project with a 1960s photobooth that Navarro had purchased.
Navarro started Spread with Chili Pepper drummer Chad Smith, who is no longer associated with the group. Navarro has said in the past that Spread's album would be titled "Unicorns And Rainbows: The Pelican," but Capitol could not confirm whether or not that title has changed.
Spread came to Capitol through Navarro's close association with Andy Slater, Capitol's newly-appointed president/CEO. Slater, who has managed such acts as the Wallflowers and Fiona Apple, was confirmed as president/CEO earlier this week, and was brought to Capitol, in part, to boost the company's roster. Spread was previously without a label.
In the meantime, Navarro can be seen on April 28 with Jane's Addiction at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Jane's Addiction had been inactive since its 1997 reunion tour.