In 2002, Jane's Addiction reformed with bass player Chris Chaney, and started work on a new album.The band entered the studio with veteran rock producer Bob Ezrin, resulting in the album Strays and the Lollapalooza 2003 tour in support of the album.However, he later went on to play on the 1999 Guns N' Roses song "Oh My God", which was featured on the End of Days soundtrack.In 1993, Navarro formed Deconstruction with Jane's Addiction's Eric Avery on vocals and bass and Michael Murphy on drums. Rick Rubin was involved in the production and Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes makes a guest appearance.In 2002, Michael Jackson performed at the Apollo Theater, and Navarro played guitar for his hit song "Black or White".During this time Navarro also made a cameo in Mariah Carey's "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" music video.Dave Navarro is currently dating Nicole Bennett and is currently dating Andrea Tantaros.He has been in 13 celebrity relationships averaging approximately 2.0 years each.
The only album on which Navarro played with Red Hot Chili Peppers, One Hot Minute, was released in 1995.
Navarro has been married three times: celebrity makeup artist Tania Goddard-Saylor (June 1990 – 1992, divorced), Rhian Gittins (October 15, 1994 – October 20, 1994, annulled), and model and actress, Carmen Electra (November 22, 2003 – February 20, 2007, divorced).
On his Instructional Guitar DVD Navarro tells how he started playing guitar at the age of seven after hearing a Jimi Hendrix song at a skate park.
Allmusic's Greg Prato described him as "one of alternative rock's first true guitar heroes", with an eclectic playing style that merges heavy metal, psychedelia, and modern rock.
During his appearance on America's Most Wanted in 2004, Navarro stated that he was supposed to visit and stay with his mother on the night of her murder but at the last minute went to stay with his father.
Navarro joined the band Jane's Addiction in 1986 as the lead guitarist after he was recommended to vocalist Perry Farrell by drummer Stephen Perkins, who was a childhood friend of Navarro's.