From playing guitar in the Los Angeles based all-star band, Camp Freddy, through joining rock band The Cult on their 2001 reunion, to writing and recording with his own bands Stimulator (signed to Geffen Records in 1995), Doheny, Circus Diablo (signed to Koch Records, 2007), and now joining Billy Idols band for the 2010 World Tour, as well as releasing his own solo material, Billy Morrison makes music at all levels. He has shared stages with some of the world’s greatest musicians from Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler, and Robbie Williams to Lou Reed, Ronnie Wood, Jerry Cantrell and many more.
Billy is one of the founding members of celebrity supergroup Camp Freddy, along with Dave Navarro, Matt Sorum, Chris Chaney and Donovan Leitch. The band attracts guest performances from all areas of music, and have been recording their debut album, with renowned producer Mike Clink (Appetite For Destruction). Camp Freddy plays high profile corporate events across the nation, have raised money for various charities, and often play low-key club shows for fun and for free. They have appeared on many US television shows including Craig Kilborn, Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, Sharon Osbourne and Carson Daly.
Billy Morrison also hosted Camp Freddy Radio, a regular Saturday evening radio show for five years on Indie 103.1FM in Los Angeles from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, along with his co-hosts, Dave Navarro and Matt Sorum. Nominated for best radio show by the LA Weekly, the show garnered much attention for its irreverent chat and non-formulaic playlists. He also recently hosted the Ozzy Osbourne Sunset Strip Music Festival award ceremony. Madison Square Gardens in New York. Summer Sonic Festival in Japan. The main stage at the Reading Rock Festival in the UK. Billy has toured extensively around the world and continues to write, record and perform in many areas of the entertainment business. He played guitar on some of the tracks on Tommy Lee’s solo album “Tommyland – The Ride” and performed at the 2008 MAP Awards with Steven Tyler, Slash and Chester Bennington. He also writes and records music for various television shows, and has co-writen songs with a number of different artists. Credits include songs with Robbie Williams, Billy Duffy, Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan, Steve Stevens, Glen Ballard and Jed Leiber.
In 2007, Billy’s band Circus Diablo hit the road for the summer months as they appeared on the Ozzfest festival along with a 25 city club tour, running side by side with the festival dates. The debut single, LOADED, was top 5 most added to rock radio nationwide and Top 40 Active Rock. The video to the single was Number One most viewed music video on YouTube with over 450,000 views in the first week and a total of over One Million views. And now, in 2010, Billy Morrison personifies the new wave of web-intensive, multi media artists that pave the way forward for a new model, a new creativity and ultimately, a new breed of entertainment. He has collaborated with Gibson Guitars for a Billy Morrison model Les Paul guitar that will be released this year, his solo album, “Stimulator” is available on I-Tunes worldwide, and he will be on tour, worldwide playing guitar for Billy Idol.