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Camp Freddy Live at the Roxy and Gearing Up for the West of Memphis Soundtrack

Dave Navarro interviewing author Damien Echols

Dave Navarro interviewing author Damien Echols

Apparently his week-long run performing as the titular character in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Roxy in November was not enough for Donovan Leitch.  This Thursday, the 20th, Donovan returns to the famous Hollywood club as Camp Freddy begin their sixth annual holiday residency.  As expected the three consecutive nights sold out as fans eagerly await not only the band, but also the unexpected guests who join them.  Given that Camp Freddy’s members are the aforementioned actor / singer Donovan Leitch, Billy Morrison (The Cult, Billy Idol band), Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult, Neurotic Outsiders), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) and Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney, it is not a surprise that there are many friends of the band that join them to perform.  Considering that guests have included Billy Idol, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols (who was also Sorum’s band mate in Neurotic Outsiders), Slash, Kid Rock, Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Macy Grey, there is no telling who will show up to join the band on stage.

For those of us who were unable to get tickets for the show, we can get through the season knowing that we can purchase the soundtrack for West of Memphis which will include Camp Freddy’s cover of David Bowie’s “The Jean Genie.”  The documentary film, directed by Amy J. Berg (the Academy Award nominated Deliver Us from Evil), follows the case of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr., collectively known as the “West Memphis Three.”  Echols, Baldwin and Misskelley, Jr. were arrested and convicted as teenagers for the murders of three children in West Memphis, AR in the mid-nineties.  Although DNA evidence collected ultimately exonerated the trio, they spent 18 years in jail, with Echols serving a death sentence, while Baldwin and Misskelley received life imprisonment sentences. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the soundtrack will be used to raise funds for the exoneration of Echols, Baldwin and Misskelley, Jr.

Damien Echols, one of the producers of West of Memphis, released his critically acclaimed autobiography, Life After Death, earlier this year.

West of Memphis will be in selected theaters on Tuesday, December 25th.  The soundtrack will be released through Sony Legacy on January 15, 2013.

Here’s a look back at some previous Camp Freddy shows to get you pumped up for this weekend’s Christmas residency at the Roxy. If you make it to the shows, we’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below. Or post a link to your photos and videos of the Camp Freddy shows!

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Camp Freddy Reveal Christmas Residency Details

Camp Freddy, the Los Angeles based jam band consisting of Billy Morrison (Billy Idol/The Cult), Dave Navarro (Janes Addiction/The Panic Channel), Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan), and Chris Chaney (Janes Addiction/Alanis Morrisette), will once again take over the Roxy on Sunset for a string of Christmas dates during December. Today, the band announced they will play three shows, on December 3rd, 10th and 17th at the Roxy. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 5th via the Roxy and Ticketmaster. Ticket prices are $20 per show + fees and there are a very limited number of VIP packages available for $90 + fees which admit you to all three shows, give you the opportunity to attend a soundcheck, and have a meet & greet with the band.

Recent special guests for some of Camp Freddy’s private gigs have included Sammy Hagar, Duff McKagan, Steve Stevens and Macy Gray. There hasn’t been any indication of ‘themed’ nights such as last year’s 70’s, 80’s & 90’s themed weeks or who the guests will be. Your guess is as good as mine but one thing is for certain, don’t delay in grabbing those tickets this Friday because they will go quickly!

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Camp Freddy Gears Up for Christmas 2010 Residency

by Cindy Robinson

Camp Freddy is gearing up for their annual Christmas residency, a series of club shows in Los Angeles that always feature a diverse rock & roll lineup with an equally eclectic audience packed in to see their performances.

The band, consisting of guitarist Billy Morrison (Billy Idol band, the Cult), Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Rockstar: INXS), Matt Sorum (Guns & Roses, Velvet Revolver), Donovan Leitch and Chris Chaney have released their teaser, showing highlights from 2009’s Christmas residency at the Roxy.

The Christmas 2010 dates will be released soon so keep an eye on what Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison have to say! Previous guests have included Steve Stevens, Chester Bennington, Macy Gray, Steve Jones, Travis Barker, Chrissie Hynde, Cypress Hill, Billy Idol, Steven Tyler, Joan Jett and the list goes on and on. You never know who will show up to these shows! They are almost guaranteed to sell out so be sure to grab a ticket quickly.

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Billy Idol Rocks the Palladium

Photos & story by Cindy Robinson

Here’s a link to the Billy Idol show we covered recently. Please pardon our dust as we get set up in a shiny new home, with a new name but the same great coverage and more to come!

Billy Idol

Billy Idol

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Billy Morrison

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Photos & story by Cindy Robinson

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