Guitarist Dave Navarro, best known for his longstanding role in Jane’s Addiction, recently spoke to Eddie Trunk about his being fired from Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1998.
As you might recall, Navarro was part of the RHCP crew from 1993 to 1998 and appeared on one studio album, 1995’s One Hot Minute.
“[I understand] the way that Chili Peppers fans couldn’t get into the band when I was in the band,” Navarro told Trunk (via the Van Halen News Desk). “It’s not the Chili Peppers to them. So I understand that dynamic. I’ve been on the inside. I’ve been the [third Van Halen singer] Gary Cherone [of Extreme] of another band.
“I know what that’s like! But, they got Gary in the band. He didn’t force his way in there. If you have someone to be mad at, be mad at those guys, not Gary. Someone offers you a gig and you take the gig. Why are you the guy that gets all the shit?”