Dave Grohl & Dave Navarro Collaborate With Nine Inch Nails


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Nine Inch Nails’ new EP Not the Actual Events features Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, and Trent Reznor’s wife Mariqueen Maandig. Grohl drums on the third track “The Idea of You”, while Dave Navarro serves as guitarist on “Burning Bright (Field on Fire)”, and Maandig appears on “She’s Gone Away”.

Navarro’s former Jane’s Addiction bandmate Eric Avery was briefly Nine Inch Nails’ bassist in 2013 before leaving the band after a few months.

Navarro ranted at the time about Avery, “I’m looking forward to the 12-hour YouTube session of him dishing the dirt on why. ‘Once again I am mesmerized by my inability to follow through with anything.’”

Opening up further, he explained, “This guy has constantly talked s— about me, Stephen [Perkins] and Perry [Farrell], and quit our band twice to quote unquote, pursue all of these really intense solo creative artistic output. All these different mediums that he’s going to, get into or whatever, where is it? Where’s all the s— that he’s doing? I don’t know. I wouldn’t be so vocal about it if he didn’t do a feature length film talking s— about all three of us.”

Adding to his rant, Navarro stated, “He quits Jane’s. He got thrown out of Garbage, he got rehired by Garbage, he’s in Nails, now he’s out of Nails. I mean, what the f— is the problem here? You know what I mean? Me, Perk and Perry have managed to put everything aside for 30 years.”

He concluded, “The guy’s entitled to do whatever the f— he wants to do, and it’s fine, but keep your f—ing mouth shut. I don’t really care. You can quite every band in the world … Here’s the thing. I’m talking mad s—. The reason why is he opened the door. He opened the door with the feature length film, he goes to people that I know and work with in the music business to talk s— about me and Stephen. He talks to people who work at musical equipment manufacturers, like that s—‘s not going to get back to us? Come on. It’s just p—y s—, whatever.”

Cooling off a bit, Navarro concluded, “I don’t wish him any harm. I have a lot of fond memories with him. But if you’re going to f—ing open your mouth about the inner workings and dynamics of something that has been very, very good to you for a lot of years, and then not follow through on anything else, you’ve got it coming.”