Ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist Reveals What He ‘Hated’


Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro discussed the band’s costumes at Woodstock 1994 in a new Instagram post.

“Yes there was a time I hated this costume, but looking back, I’m really glad I had this experience with those guys! I’m glad that we went through with it after all!”

Dave Lee left a comment on the YouTube video ‘The Will to Death – A Documentary about John Frusciante’ a few months ago. He told the story from his point of view about John Frusciante returning to the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1998 to replace Dave Navarro.

“I was John’s (and Dave Navarro’s) guitar tech with the peppers.

I like mini doc.

A couple things though…

Dave Navarro wasn’t really fired. He also didn’t really quit. He was kind of having some serious problems, and his time in the Peppers kind of just ended.

We were doing rehearsals for a short run to Denver and Alaska, and it was clear things were not working out. I gave Dave a ride home that day as he was in no condition to be driving. When I went back to the studio the other guys were still there. Flea said to Anthony: ‘John says he wouldn’t be opposed to coming back.’ Anthony said, ‘Wouldn’t be opposed?’ We laughed. I asked Flea, ‘Can he do it?’ Flea said, ‘He seems to think so.’

That’s how it went down.

I went to work for Ozzy (Joe Holmes) for a few months while they worked with John.

By the time I got back, John was in. I was his tech, and they started writing the Californication record. The rest I guess is history.”