CAMP FREDDY brought in the New Year at the world-famous The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California last night (December 31) with a show that featured drummer Matt Sorum introducing original GUNS N' ROSES timekeeper Steven Adler for a version of "Paradise City", guitarists Billy Morrison and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL) being joined by THE CULT's Billy Duffy for the BILLY IDOL song "Rebel Yell", and an ear-splitting finale that brought both Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD) and Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD) onto the stage with Steve Jones (SEX PISTOLS) for versions of "God Save The Queen" and the MOTÖRHEAD classic "Bomber".
Fan-filmed video footage of last night's show can be viewed below.
CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" group featuring Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT bassist, current CIRCUS DIABLO vocalist), Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan), and Chris Chaney (JANE'S ADDICTION, ALANIS MORRISETTE).
CAMP FREDDY's lineup for last night's performance included BILLY IDOL guitarist Steve Stevens and THE CULT bassist Chris Wyse due to Navarro and Chaney being out of town.
In a recent interview with Gibson.com, Navarro was asked if there will ever be a CAMP FREDDY album. "We talked about it for many, many years, but the logistics of something like that really doesn't translate to what we're about," he replied. "We're a live band and we're about the fun on stage and whoever's gonna get up with us — we don't know from night to night. And when you go into a studio to record songs that have already been recorded, it's difficult to recreate that kind of energy and spontaneity, so it's unlikely at this juncture."
Since its formation seven years ago when they rocked the opening of The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles at the invitation of Brent Bolthouse, CAMP FREDDY has performed on both coasts of America and on national television shows ("The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", "Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn", "Last Call with Carson Daly").