Camp Freddy And Friends Rock the Roxy
The club was packed and the walls were sweating as the band - Billy Morrison, Dave Navarro, Matt Sorum, Donovan Leitch and Chris Chaney - welcomed Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath (who'll be featured every week) and plenty of guests to the stage: Steve Jones and Paul Cook (Sex Pistols); Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead); Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains); Steven Perkins (Jane's Addiction); Poe; Corey Parks (Nashville Pussy, Die Hunns) Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme); and Warren DeMartini (Ratt).
The true spirit of rock was in full force as Poe sang lead on Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times' with Nuno Bennencourt on guitar; Steven Perkins and Matt Sorum created a double-drummer firestorm on Adam And The Ants' 'Ant Music'; Steve Jones and Paul Cook powered up the Sex Pistols' venomous 'EMI'; Lemmy Kilmister sang and played guitar on Motorhead's 'Ace Of Spades'; Warren DiMartini dug his heels into Ratt's 'Round And Round'; Jerry Cantrell blasted out Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak'; and the stage was a hotbed when Corey Parks, Jones and Lemmy guested on Eddie Cochran's immortal 'Something Else'.
Be on the lookout for different musical guests and songs throughout Camp Freddy's residency (May 8, 15, 22 and 29), which also features the red hot Darling Stilettos, a new all-female punk rock dance group. Every week a different local band - as chosen by fans online via the Roxy's website will open the festivities; last night, Drive A roared out of the gate. Indie 103.1 in association with Galpin Auto Sports and Velvet Angels are presenting the shows.