Former Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro revealed a photo of one of his final Camp Freddy performances with Scott Weiland to mark the 4-year anniversary of Weiland’s death earlier this week. Weiland’s bandmate recently revealed a bad royalty payment.
Weiland more famously fronted Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, but he played with Navarro on a short term basis in the Camp Freddy supergroup in the mid-2000’s. Weiland was a big fan of both of Navarro’s bands, praising Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, and also touring with Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2000.
John Frusciante rejecting a Red Hot Chili Peppers studio offer was detailed earlier this week. Flea recently revealed that Anthony Kiedis also chose to be an actor instead of a singer at a live Q&A. Alternative Nation transcribed his remarks.
“We appreciated music together for sure, we would listen to music together all the time. I went to his house where he lived with his Dad, and they would play music I never heard, like Blondie’s first album I remember hearing. It was stuff I never heard, because we didn’t listen to rock music in my house. But Anthony was an actor, he had done film parts, and he wanted to be an actor, and he was gearing himself towards life as an actor.
We were so wild and crazy and distracted, and went around on the street, and even though we both loved to do the things that we did, we were all over the place. We were not that disciplined, but one night he went to see Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and he came home the next day, we were all crashing at this apartment, and he was just lit up. He said, ‘Man, I saw these guys, they were rapping.’
We were just learning about hip hop.’ He was like, ‘It was incredible. These stories, and these narratives. It’s poetry, but it’s rhythm, and it’s singing, but it’s not, it’s rapping. It’s amazing, and I’m going to do it.’ He just sat right down and started writing this rap.” Howard Stern revealed a horrible Red Hot Chili Peppers teen claim a few days ago.