THE PANIC CHANNEL guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION) has posted the following message on his official web site following a weekend trip to Las Vegas:
"The best part of my trip, the most enlightening part, was the flight home. I was seated next to an elderly woman who asked me about my tattoos. She then said, 'I have one, but not by choice.' She proceeded to show me a number tattooed on her left forearm. It turned out she is a Holocaust survivor. She had been in Auschwitz when she was a little girl. We spent the flight talking about her experiences and it was profoundly life-changing for me. I am well studied in the history of the Holocaust and W.W.II, as I have read quite a bit of literature and watched a lot of documentaries on the subjects. However, all of the information out there never even scratches the surface. An amazing lesson in humility, gratitude, patience, perspective, love and tolerance. I had never met a survivor before that.
"If you haven't done so already, visit The Museum of Tolerance."
Billboard.com reported last week that Navarro has co-created a new TV series that goes behind the scenes to show what it's really like playing in a well-known rock band. Dubbed "The Product", the one-hour drama was recently picked up by FX.
It was created in tandem with "Entourage" writer Cliff Dorfman and journalist Neil Strauss, who assisted Navarro with his book "Don't Try This at Home". A premiere date has yet to be announced.
"Basically, it's the life of a rock band as a dysfunctional family," Navarro told Billboard.com. "It's almost a show about a rock band's relationships and inner struggles more so than it is about a rock band playing music.
"You'll never see the band performing or hear their songs," he continues. "And the fact that it's a one-hour drama gives us a lot of room to really get into things. It's not comedy [and] it's not 'Spinal Tap'. It's pretty raw, actually."