Stereo Embers The Podcast: Billy Morrison (Billy Idol, The Cult)

Written by on 07/10/2024

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“The Morrison Project”

The London-born guitarist and singer/songwriter Billy Morrison has two main components to his life and for the purposes of this introduction, I’m going to tell you about the musical one. The other one I’ll let him tell you about
because he’ll tell it far better than I can. So: the musical one. After playing in bands like Into A Circle and Stimulator, Morrison was recruited to play bass with The Cult for their opening slot with Aerosmith in the U.S., Japan and Europe. After his stint with The Cult, Morrison formed Camp Freddy with Dave Navarro, Donovan Leitch, Scott Ford and The Cult’s Matt Sorum.
You’ll find the through-line in Morrison’s life has a lot to do with The Cult. In 2006 Morrison teamed up with Fuel’s Brett Scallions, Ricky Warwick of The Almighty, Slunt’s Charles Ruggiero, Korn’s Rob Patterson and, you guessed it, The Cult’s Billy Duffy for the band Circus Diablo. In 2010 he joined Billy Idol’s band and he’s been with him ever since, playing stadium shows across the world. Camp Freddy morphed into Royal Machines adding Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and Josh Freese to the lineup. Morrison’s new album
is called The Morrison Project and it’s got a murderer’s row of guests including Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Steve Stevens, Darryl DMC McDaniels of Run DMC, Ozzy Osbourne and Corey Taylor of Slipknot, among others. The album is a big crunchy blast of hard rock bliss with careening guitar riffs and hooks galore. It’s not only one of the most satisfying and energizing albums of the year, it’s landed Morrison his first number one. Well-deserved. Morrison has acted in movies, become a notable art collector and artist and he co-hosts a show with Ozzy on Sirius. Busy fellow. Billy is the real deal and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. (

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