WASHINGTON — From The Cult to Billy Idol, guitarist Billy Morrison knows how to rock and roll.
Now, he’s bringing his current project, Camp Freddy, to the nation’s capital for a charity show at D.C.’s 9:30 club that will benefit wounded warriors.
With band members including Dave Navarro from Jane’s Addiction, Matt Sorum from The Cult and Guns ‘N Roses and Chris Chaney also of Jane’s Addiction, the band is often called a supergroup.
“Don’t call us that,” Morrison says. “There’s nothing super about us.”
That is not entirely true. Los Angeles-based Camp Freddy usually plays invite-only shows in the nation’s hottest clubs. They also only play covers from their favorite bands, who also happen to be their friends. But next Saturday they are opening the doors to anyone with a ticket. All proceeds will go to benefit the Boulder Crest Military and Veteran Wellness Retreat in Bluemont, Va., which provides wounded warriors and their families with a place to recover from serious injuries and illness.
It’s not the first time Morrison has visited D.C.
“The Capital Grille is the best steak in the country,” Morrison says.
“It’s a unique city. There’s a lot of political undertones I don’t understand.”
Camp Freddy has played both the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Despite their foray inside the Beltway, Morrison says their motives are not political.
“We were trying to show that no matter what side of the fence you stand on, music can still move you,” he says. “Despite all the politics, let’s have a bit of fun.”
Tickets for the Oct. 26 performance are $50 and can be purchased online here.