Navarro to 'Spread' weekly show online

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DENVER -- Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction guitarist rocker Dave Navarro is getting an online show with Denver-based ManiaTV.

The hourlong, weekly "Spread Entertainment" is scheduled to debut May 17 at 8 p.m. EDT on ManiaTV.com from the Dragonfly night club in Hollywood, in front of a live studio audience.

"It's like a looser version of 'Donahue' in a night club," where the studio audience can get up for a drink or a smoke during the show, Navarro said Tuesday. "I wanted to create a party atmosphere."

Navarro already does an FM radio show, plus an Internet radio show broadcast from his home through a Web site with his blog and podcasts.

And he's already done the TV thing, acting as co-host of CBS' "Rock Star: INXS" and having his wedding to Carmen Electra taped for MTV.

Navarro said he was attracted to doing a show on the Internet, where there's no censorship and more freedom.

"It's time for people to take back what it is they want to see," Navarro said.

"I want to use the Internet to support artists and see things that are out there that other corporate structures aren't allowing us to see. It seems with satellite TV, the Internet, magazines -- there's almost so many options, and we're only seeing the same five things."

Audience members will be able to ask questions of guests, who may be famous or not.
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