We were just reporting on the sad but common occurrences of bands having their instruments stolen on tour, as a Good Samaritan recently returned a banjo that was taken from British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons during a swing through Australia.
In another report of stolen gear with a happy ending, Canadian husband-wife duo the Marrieds had an acoustic guitar lifted at a recent gig. After offering a reward for the guitar’s safe return, the band was pleasantly surprised when none other than Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro took it upon himself to send the couple one of his signature model “Jane” Epiphone acoustic guitars to replace the one (a Navarro edition Yamaha axe) that had been taken.
The band was obviously thrilled with Navarro’s gesture.
The Marrieds (@TheMarrieds) November 08, 2012
“You are very welcome,” Navarro tweeted back, adding that he was happy to see that the guitar arrived to them intact.
“It all happened via Twitter!” Navarro tweeted to the London Free Press when asked about transaction. Score one for social networks.
While the band is eager to thank Navarro for his gift in person, in the meantime they’ve written a song for him that they’ve posted to their Youtube account, “The Thank You Dave Navarro Song.”
Ending their most recent tour with an epic show at Los Angeles venue the Wiltern, Dave Navarro and Jane’s Addiction can next be heard performing a cover version of Rolling Stones’ classic “Sympathy For the Devil” as part of the upcoming Vol. 2 soundtrack for popular biker drama Sons of Anarchy. Navarro will appear as a gang member on the show’s last two episodes of this season.
–Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local