According to The Pulse Of Radio, JANE’S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has a reputation as a wildman, with drug use, directing porn films and various other activities all part of his past. But Navarro has taken things a step further by going in for flesh hook suspension. In a video posted online, Navarro is seen having large metal hooks inserted into the flesh of his back, after which he is attached to a rig and suspended in the air. The axeman seems to have taken his band’s call for people to do “outlandish things on stage” on their current tour very seriously.
One commenter on YouTube wrote: “Dave, much better doing this than getting hooked on chemicals again. Whatever it takes.”
There’s no word on whether Navarro will actually pull this stunt off during the second leg of the band’s Theatre Of The Escapists tour, which kicks off on Saturday (August 11) in Boston and runs well into late October.
JANE’S ADDICTION has been touring in support of 2011’s “The Great Escape Artist”, the band’s first full-length set of new material in eight years.
Frontman Perry Farrell — who also hosted the festival he co-founded, Lollapalooza, last weekend — recently said that it won’t take so long for JANE’S to make its next CD, adding that he’d like to finish it within the next six months.
Video footage: Watch Navarro get suspended by his back flesh from hooks (warning: not for the squeamish!)