Dave Navarro & Anthony Kiedes Release Cover Of Lou Reed Track

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Anthony Kiedes has joined forces with Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction to release a live cover of Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side”.

The pair reunited at the Above Ground benefit concert on December 20. This gig was raising awareness and funds for mental health for people in the music industry for the MusiCares program.

This concert also featured Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, along with Billy Morrison and others.

Unfortuantely, Billy Idol missed out on the benefit concert having caught the “respiratory cold”.  

“Unfortunately I’ve caught a respiratory cold going around this week (I have tested negative for Covid twice) – and while I had truly hoped I would get better enough to perform at the Above Ground benefit at The Fonda Theatre tonight, I simply don’t have a voice to sing with and so regrettably I am going to have sit this one out”, Idol said.

Idol also added, “I was so looking forward to playing some Lou Reed and PISTOLS classics with my mates Billy Morrison and Dave Navarro in support of such a worthy cause. MusiCares is one of the most vital organizations we have, doing hugely important work on behalf of so many of us in the music community. I’m truly sorry to miss the gig tonight, thank you for understanding everybody and I’ll see you soon”. 

“Walk On The Wild Side”

This benefit gig also saw Dave Navarro perform several tracks, honouring Lou Reed’s “Transformer” album. Chili Peppers frontman Kiedes then joined Navarro on stage and the pair performed “Walk On The Wild Side”.

This performance also saw Navarro and Kiedes reunite for the first time since Navarro left Red Chilli Peppers in 1997. Navarro joined the band in 1993, replacing John Frusciante who returned to Chilli Peppers from 1998 to 2009.

Been a very long time since I performed with my brother Anthony! What a magical night”, Navarro wrote on Instagram.

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