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30 de jul. de 2010

Traduza\\ DAVE NAVARRO Is 'Really Excited' About New JANE'S ADDICTION Music

Stephanie Lazarus of Gibson.com recently conducted an interview with JANE'S ADDICTION/ex-RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Gibson.com: What's happening with the new JANE'S album?

Navarro: We're in process of recording and I just tracked some stuff with the Epiphone [guitar] about two weeks ago. I wanted some bright percussive acoustic coloring underneath some dirty distorted rock guitars to kind of widen it out a bit and have the notes be a little more articulated. So I used it for that. And, you know, Duff McKagan from GUNS N' ROSES is in the band now, so we had a real creative burst over the past few months working with a new guy and having an all-new energy on board. I'm really excited about it.

Gibson.com: Are you enjoying working with them again?

Navarro: Oh, yeah, yeah. One of the fortunate things for me is that having been in and out of this so many times, after a point you realize, this is what I do, this is the home that I'm gonna be in. At the end of the day, we may have taken five or six-year hiatuses, but we've never really broken up. And the beautiful thing now is we're all really unified as a band, but we also have our own personal identities and directions and lives and interests so we all have plenty of time to do JANE'S ADDICTION, for the most part, full-time and also be able to do other projects that interest us individually. We didn't have that luxury in the old days.

Gibson.com: You seem to do a little bit of everything — writing, directing, reality TV, Internet radio. Anything you'd still like to do? Act, produce, learn to surf?

Navarro: I've done plenty of acting stuff and television production and film production, but music production, I don't know about just because I feel if I'm going to spend that much time in a recording studio I'd rather have it be on music that I'm making. Is there anything else I want to do? You know, those things present themselves to me as I go along; I'm fortunate that way. Very few of those things you listed are things that I went after because I was interested in them. They were opportunities and they were of interest. Who's to say what's next. I probably don't know right off the top of my head.

Gibson.com: Why did you recently stop doing the weekly Internet radio show, "Dark Matter", on Indie1031.com?

Navarro: I still love doing radio and I plan to continue doing it. I just wanted to take some time away from it so I could focus on the record. Right now, we're deep in the record and the writing process. And that's a labor of love (the show): we don't get paid, we do it because we love it and we love interacting with people. It's a call-in talk-radio show, a lot of music, a lot of bands, and in-studio performances — everything from undiscovered indie groups to Chrissie Hynde. I am also working in CAMP FREDDY, my other band, which is a huge cover band that I do with a lot of different artists. So between those projects, which are all musically fueled, and focused on guitar playing, it's difficult to get a free moment. It's definitely something I'll revisit once I come up for air.

Gibson.com: Do you talk to anyone from the [RED HOT] CHILI PEPPERS anymore?

Navarro: When I have the opportunity. As much as I don't speak to them often, whenever I have the opportunity it's always a great thing and a happy occasion. Chad Smith still remains one of my favorite people of all time — in my top ten favorite human beings to have existed.

Gibson.com: Will there ever be a CAMP FREDDY album?

Navarro: We talked about it for many, many years, but the logistics of something like that really doesn't translate to what we're about. We're a live band and we're about the fun on stage and whoever's gonna get up with us — we don't know from night to night. And when you go into a studio to record songs that have already been recorded, it's difficult to recreate that kind of energy and spontaneity, so it's unlikely at this juncture.

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