Dave Navarro Surprised By Rolling Stone Slight

Liisa Ladouceur of The Toronto Eye recently spoke with Jane’s Addiction guitarist about not making it onto Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. “I was shocked, until I found out that Slash wasn’t in there either,” he said. “So I don’t feel so bad. As far as living legends go, I think he’s at the top of his game. I’ve played with him and worked with him and he’s a mind-blowing guitar player.” The remark brought up Jane’s rivalry with Guns N’ Roses in the mid-80s, which Navarro says never really was. “There was a perception that there was a Guns/Jane’s rivalry. There really wasn’t,” Navarro insisted. “We just came from different worlds. They were from the Sunset Strip rocker world. We were from the alternative world. We were both coming up at the same time and I think there were times when they wanted to do shows with us but we wanted to keep it on a more alternative level. Since then, Jane’s has learned that there is a musical community and it’s unnecessary to have rivals in something as sacred as creativity.”

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