Dave Navarro Records New Album With Foo Fighters Surprise

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Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro is recording his first album in a decade, with his last album of new music being the 2011 Jane’s Addiction album The Great Escape Artist. Navarro has recruited Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins for the album.

“I’ve been doing little musical projects,” Taylor says of how he’s been occupying himself during the pandemic in a DIY interview.

“My buddy Dave Navarro from Jane’s [Addiction and formerly Red Hot Chili Peppers] asked me to be the drummer for some things that he was doing, and then we started writing some songs together as well, which will probably eventually turn into some sort of record.”

Hawkins said about his work on the new Foo Fighters album Medicine at Midnight, “We do have a bit of collaboration sometimes – ‘Waiting On A War’, ‘Chasing Birds’ and ‘Love Dies Young’ [from the new record] were born in the old-school way – but Dave knew exactly the type of record he wanted to make: something groovy and less hard rock. We’d never done disco before, so why not?”

Navarro’s lone solo album is 2001’s Trust No One, the culmination of what was originally his Spread solo project with Chad Smith playing drums in the late 90’s.