Supergroup Camp Freddy is taking over the famed Sunset Strip club The Roxy in West Los Angeles, CA, with a month-long residency on Thursday nights for the entire month of May.
Headed up by Billy Morrison (The Cult, Doheny), Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Panic Channel), Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan) and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction, Alanis Morrisette), Camp Freddy will be joined by a variety of surprise guests every week, as they dig into a treasure trove of classic songs encompassing glam, punk and hard rock.
The residency will also feature Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) every week. Some of the confirmed special guests include Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Warren DeMartini (Ratt), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Juliette Lewis, Moby, Steven Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Brett Scallions (Fuel) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), with more to be announced.
“We play some of the greatest rock and roll songs ever written, have a real laugh doing it, and invite artists that we respect to play them with us,” the band said in their mission statement. “It’s the real spirit of Rock and Roll.”
The Roxy has sponsored a contest via its website to find the best local bands to open the shows. Fans will choose an opening act from the following 10 bands to open for Camp Freddy each week during the May shows, Drive A, Riot: Noise, Killed by Design, Love said no., Attic of Love, Moving Picture Show, Life After Mary, Melotia and Wickhead. A different band will open the show each week.
Camp Freddy Roxy dates:
May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Last Updated on April 29, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner