JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has teamed up with Chris Chaney and Stephen Perkins, also of JANE'S ADDICTION, and former SKYCYCLE singer Steve Isaacs in a brand-new band.
"[Steve] actually used to be an MTV VJ," Navarro told MTV.com. "He went by the name of Spooky around town. Long black hair and kind of that goth vibe. He went on to play Tommy in THE WHO's 'Tommy' on [Broadway], so a killer voice, good looking guy, friendly, great talent."
With regards to the band's material, Navarro said, "We don't have a direction. The idea is to just make music and be happy doing it without any expectations or grand ideas. It's just kind of like when we were kids, 14 years old in the garage just playing music and seeing what happens.
"I would just say it's kind of experimental," he continued. "Each song varies from the other, and I think that's something that all of us would like to do is make music that isn't the same every time. We basically mixed the egg and the seed and we're trying to figure out if it's a boy or a girl. That's the best way I can put it."
As for CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), Dave told MTV.com, "We've recorded an album of tracks that are without vocals at this time and we have certain artists that we'd like to offer a guest spot to. Of course we want someone like Josh Todd from BUCKCHERRY, he's a great rock singer, but at the same time we'd want Macy Gray, we'd want Christina [Aguilera] if she'd be down. We'd take Britney [Spears] if she was down. We don't really care. The idea is musicians getting together 'cause we love to play and we like to have fun. Style and genres and echelons go out the window."
CAMP FREDDY's debut album is due this fall through Sanctuary Records.