Related Information for Spread Spread is a side project of Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) that started during off time from the Chili Peppers. The group was originally known as Swallow but there was already a group by that name, so they changed the name to Spread. Some of the Spread songs had roots in a soundtrack Navarro and Smith had worked on for a friend and the EP Rhimorse, an unreleased collection of songs Navarro worked on in late.. read more