Billy Morrison and A Life Less Ordinary

Billy Morrison is probably one of the busiest and most famous "unknown" rock musicians out there. I say unknown because he's worked with some of the biggest names in music like The Cult, Kid Rock, Robbie Williams and more and yet to the average music connoisseur, his name may not be all that familiar.

Billy has most recently been playing guitar in Camp Freddy alongside bandmates Dave Navarro (Janes Addiction/The Panic Channel), Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan), and Chris Chaney (Janes Addiction/Alanis Morrisette).

He's also singing with his new band Circus Diablo alongside Billy Duffy (The Cult), Ricky Warwick (The Almighty) and Brett Scallions (Fuel) with Matt Sorum playing drums on their upcoming album. They've been recording tracks and are making plans to hopefully go out on tour soon.

Another project that Billy Morrison has been working on is his A Life Less Ordinary documentary which was filmed in 2006. He worked with director Q Des Chambres on the film and the footage documents Billy's life - from homeless to Hollywood. He's been adding short video clips to YouTube and mentions in his blog that he's not sure at this point if the film will ever go into production.

I certainly hope that the "right" people see this. It would be great to see A Life Less Ordinary premier at Sundance or one of the other indie film festivals. The more people that can hear his story the better. There's more to being a musician than meets the eye - and Billy's story helps to bring some understanding to the often times chaotic and difficult lifestyle.

Billy will be adding the video clips and updates to his blog and to the Morrison TV YouTube page. I'll also be adding links to the sidebar in the Guest Music Bloggers section here at Band Weblogs. I think it's important for musicians to be aware of the dangers of drug use - especially when the message is coming from a musician who has been through the ups and downs.

Watch Billy Morrison's A Life Less Ordinary Intro

For more information, go to:

Morrison TV on YouTube
Billy Morrison's Blog

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About Jenny May

Jenny May is the founder of Band Weblogs. Based in Oxford, England (originally from New England), Band Weblogs was created in 2005. With a passion for music, Jenny May has performed with bands in the US and the UK, her music has appeared in films, she was a vocal coach for the Yamaha Rock School and has worked on music projects with musicians such as Jon Fishman (Phish), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots) and Cisco Adler (Shwayze). Jenny is currently writing music commentary and reviews for Band Weblogs and writing, recording and performing music with songwriter and musician Dave Tommo.
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2 Responses to Billy Morrison and A Life Less Ordinary

  1. Pingback: Billy Morrison blogs Circus Diablo album, Ozzfest + tour dates - Band Weblogs

  2. April says:

    Hey I am a huge fan of Billy he is the most awesome person and musician in the world. He has inspired me throgh an through.
    thanks, April

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