Ozzy, Navarro guest on Billy Morrison album
Billy Idol guitarist to release God Shaped Hole in October
Billy Idol guitarist Billy Morrison has recruited Camp Freddy colleagues Ozzy Osbourne and Dave Navarro as guests on his solo album God Shaped Hole.
It’s to be released on October 23 via his own label King Mob Music, after his idea of moving the Camp Freddy covers show into a studio extended beyond its original confines.
Morrison says: “The plan was to record an EP of covers – but as with everything, the plan grew.
“I had a song written with Steve Stevens that I wanted to sing on, so that got thrown into the pot. Then Erik Eldenius threw some ideas at me and we started to record originals as well.
“My two best guitar mates, Dave Navarro and Steve, both appear on the record because they’re awesome. They did it without question – showed up, did their thing and supported me.
“Then I got a text from Ozzy, wondering where I’d disappeared to. I told him I’d decided to record a solo album and the next text back was ‘I want to sing!’”
God Shaped Hole includes five originals and five covers. Morrison explains: “This record comes from a place inside me – thanking and paying respect to bands and songs that truly made me want to play, to perform and to do it my way.”
01. Goodbye Jimmy Dean – Boys Wonder cover
02. Baby Hurricane – Flesh For Lulu cover
03. Cinnamon Gin
04. Alone In A Crowd
05. Housewife – Wasted Youth cover
06. Hold It Down – Senseless Things cover
08. You Are In My Vision – Gary Numan cover
09. Ordinary Girl