BILLY CORGAN Covers POISON's 'Thorn' With CAMP FREDDY

CAMP FREDDY — 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) — made its sixth annual appearance at the X-Games/ESPN party in downtown Los Angeles. This year, the show was held Saturday night (July 31) at Nokia and the band brought two superstar singers to close its set. GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna rocked LED ZEPPELIN, ALICE IN CHAINS and SEX PISTOLS songs, while Billy Corgan (THE SMASHING PUMPKINS) brought the house down with a version of POISON's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". He also sang the PUMPKINS classic "Bullet With Butterfly Wings".

The complete setlist was as follows:

01. Ballroom Blitz
02. In The Meantime
03. Surrender
04. Rebel Yell
05. Whole Lotta Love
06. Baba O'Reilly
07. Highway To Hell
08. Suffragette City
09. Bodies
10. Good Times Bad Times
11. Man In The Box
12. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
13. Bullet With Butterfly Wings
14. I Wanna Be Your Dog

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."

CAMP FREDDY in 2008 parted ways with Los Angeles' acclaimed Indie 103.1 radio station, which has aired the band's weekly show every Saturday for nearly five years.

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").

Photo below courtesy of CampFreddy.net

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