From their 2002 inception, Camp Freddy were neither a full-time band nor a jam session, falling somewhere in that middle ground where friends simply came occasionally together to play music (namely cover songs) for the sheer fun of playing rock & roll. Deriving their name from a character in the Michael Caine movie The Italian Job, the band was primarily comprised of guitarist/vocalist Billy Morrison, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Matt Sorum, vocalist Scott Weiland, vocalist Donovan Leitch, and bassist Chris Chaney; they created a pretty impressive musical résumé among them, time having been spent with groups like the Cult, Guns N' Roses, Stone Temple Pilots, Jane's Addiction, Velvet Revolver, Nancy Boy, Circus Diablo, and the Panic Channel.
And though the aforementioned were the core of Camp Freddy's spirit, the band's performances played host to a wide variety of special guests, inviting more notable musicians to perform with them over time than one could try to remember. The guys played a diversity of gigs over the years, from parties for Blender magazine and Grey Goose Vodka and opening the world's largest strip club to participating in charity events and doing secret hometown gigs around Los Angeles; Camp Freddy also host a weekly radio show on L.A.'s Indie 103.1 FM. The band's first recorded output appeared in late 2006 when Camp Freddy donated two tracks to the movie soundtrack for the comedy Employee of the Month, including their first single, a cover of the Cheap Trick classic "Surrender." ~ Corey Apar