As previously reported, Camp Freddy may be no longer, but out of the ashes of the all-star covers band comes the new incarnation Royal Machines! Guitarist Dave Navarro revealed the new band name earlier this week and teased that details would be coming. Now the full lineup for the group has been revealed.
For the past decade, Camp Freddy have been a big draw with their covers sets filled with all sorts of mystery guests, but all good things must come to an end. Guitarist Dave Navarro delivered the news Thursday (Jan. 23), though he also revealed that the group has evolved to a new incarnation known as Royal Machines. The news comes on the heels of Perry Farrell announcing that Jane's Addiction would go on hiatus.
In recent years, many in the music industry have rallied around Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, more commonly known in the media as the West Memphis Three. The three men were freed from death row in 2011 after spending 18 questionable years in prison for the alleged murders of three boys.
The all-star covers band Camp Freddy took to Los Angeles' Roxy just prior to the holidays for three nights of surprise guests and killer covers that left audiences rocked to the core. With a base of singer Donovan Leitch, guitarists Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison, bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Matt Sorum, Camp Freddy puts on a great show as is, but the surprise guests are usually what makes the gigs fun.
A lot of rockers may lean to the left, but there are still some who either fully support the right side of politics or at least are willing to play a major event like the Republican National Convention. On the rock side, the big "get" is 3 Doors Down, who will make their way to Tampa this week to perform as part of the ramp up to the announcement of the Republican ticket.