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“Crack Cocaine” Jumps to #1: BILLY MORRISON’S Collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens

DATE: JULY 2, 2024

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK, SRO PR

BILLY MORRISON’S “CRACK COCAINE”
COLLABORATION WITH
OZZY OSBOURNE AND STEVE STEVENS
IS NOW THE #1 ACTIVE ROCK SONG IN AMERICA
MARKS THE SECOND SINGLE/VIDEO
FROM MORRISON’S SOLO ALBUM
‘THE MORRISON PROJECT’
VIA TLG | ZOID | VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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Description automatically generatedBilly Morrison and Ozzy Osbourne are pictured on Sunset Blvd in front of a billboard for their #1 hit “Crack Cocaine”Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

BILLY MORRISON’s seismic collaboration “Crack Cocaine”—featuring OZZY OSBOURNE and STEVE STEVENS and co-written by all three artists—is now the #1 Active Rock Song in America. Having jumped into this position on the Mediabase chart, the track is the second single from BILLY’s third solo album THE MORRISON PROJECT via TLG | ZOID | Virgin Music Group (released April 19).

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“I’m just hugely grateful to every person on ‘The Morrison Project’ team for pushing this track to the Active Rock Number One spot,” says an ecstatic MORRISON, the British guitarist, singer, and songwriter primarily known as Billy Idol’s rhythm guitar player for the past 15 years alongside lead guitarist Steve Stevens. “Both the song and the album have been so well-received—I couldn’t have asked for more. It’s a testament to passion and an honest love for making music as well as having a strong independent team. Thank you to my label, TLG | ZOID | Virgin Music Group, and every radio station and rock fan that played a part in this success.”

Says OZZY: “I’m overjoyed that ‘Crack Cocaine’ is number one at rock radio.  And, of course, I’m even happier for my friend Billy Morrison.”

“The power of great respect and friendship is truly on display with ‘Crack Cocaine,’” offers STEVE STEVENS. “To contribute to the legacy of Ozzy Osborne is mind-blowing. Thank you Billy Morrison for the phone call and steering the ship.”

In “Crack Cocaine,” OZZY sings, “I guess the way that your love makes me feel/Must mean I’m really addicted.” “Crack Cocaine” is the first new song with OZZY on vocals since the 2022 release of his worldwide smash album Patient Number 9 which earned him two Grammy Awards (“Best Rock Album,” “Best Metal Performance”).

MORRISON, OSBOURNE, and STEVENS all appear in the “Crack Cocaine” video, with PARIS JACKSON playing the glamorous/romantic interest. Directed by IVO RAZA and filmed at various Los Angeles locations, it also features cameos from visual artist RISK and actor JEFF HILLIARD. The video has now logged over 3.6 million views on YouTube. Watch it HERE, listen to the track (produced by MORRISON and STEVENS) HERE, and enjoy the album HERE.

For THE MORRISON PROJECT, BILLY has assembled an electrifying 12 songs with guest performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, DMC, Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Linda Perry, Tommy Clufetos, John5, and more. The album was produced by BILLY, mixed by Barry Pointer, and mastered by Dave Donnelly. All the songs on the album—recorded in Los Angeles at various studios—were written by BILLY in collaboration with his guests. Read the album announcement HERE.

THE MORRISON PROJECT features 12 original tracks:

DROWNING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

CRACK COCAINE
(Featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens with Tommy Clufetos on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/ Ozzy Osbourne/Steve Stevens)

ITS COME TO THIS
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius)

THE AYES HAVE IT
(Featuring Al Jourgensen and John5 with Roy Mayorga on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

DYSTOPIA
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

INCITE THE WATCH
(Featuring Corey Taylor and Steve Vai) (Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Corey Taylor)

PUPPETS ON A STRING

(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

JUST LIKE A MOVIE
(Featuring D.M.C. and Persia Numan with Erik Eldenius on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White/ Darryl McDaniels/Persia Numan)

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

MR. DREAM
(Featuring Billy Idol and Steve Stevens)
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Steve Stevens, Billy Idol)

WE ARE THE DEAD
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

CHASING SHADOWS
(Featuring Linda Perry)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

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About TLG | ZOID | Virgin Music Group:

TLG | ZOID is the brainchild of industry veterans Dennis Sanders and Peter Tsiolis. This brand-new hard rock/metal label was formed in 2023 and is distributed by Virgin Music Group. In July 2023, the label notably scored the #1 Active Rock Song in America with Billy Morrison’s seismic collaboration “Crack Cocaine” featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens and co-written by all three artists. The track is the second single from Billy’s third solo album The Morrison Project, which marks the first album released (April 19) under the new label. The “Crack Cocaine” music video starring Billy, Ozzy, and Steve, along with Paris Jackson, already has 3 million-plus views. TLG | ZOID is committed to fostering authentic musical expression across diverse genres: upcoming releases from TLG | ZOID include more projects from The Morrison Project, Smile Empty Soul, Gene Loves Jezebel, Stripping the Pistol, Aftermath, Radiobot, World Fire Brigade, Disciples Of Verity, and Empiires. TLG | ZOID has entered into a strategic alliance with dCommunity, signaling a progressive approach to the evolving music industry landscape and positioning TLG | ZOID as a frontrunner in integrating artist-centric initiatives and fan engagement within the metaverse and blockchain technology.

For press inquiries regarding BILLY MORRISON, contact:

SRO PR:
Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com

 


BILLY MORRISON Enlists Actor Joe Manganiello In Cinematic Video For Third Single “It’s Come To This”

DATE: MAY 22, 2024

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK, SRO PR

BILLY MORRISON
ENLISTS ACTOR JOE MANGANIELLO
IN DESERT-SHOT CINEMATIC VIDEO FOR “IT’S COME TO THIS”

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

MARKS THE THIRD SINGLE/VIDEO FROM HIS SOLO ALBUM
‘THE MORRISON PROJECT’
VIA TLG | ZOID | VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP

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Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

BILLY MORRISON’s smash hit “Crack Cocaine”—featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens and co-written by all three artistshas vaulted this week into the nation’s top 10 rock Mediabase chart at #8. And there’s more firepower where that seismic collaboration comes from.

The British singer, songwriter, and guitarist has today (May 22) shared the cinematic video for “It’s Come To This.” It’s the latest single from his third solo album (and first since 2015) THE MORRISON PROJECT via TLG | ZOID | Virgin Music Group.

In the video, directed by Ivo Raza (who did the same honors for the “Crack Cocaine”), BILLY is joined by acclaimed actor Joe Manganiello whose character is a mysterious “collector of souls,” says BILLY. Watch the video, shot in the desert outside of the Lancaster/Palmdale area, HERE. It was premiered yesterday (May 21) by Revolver.

In the Q&A below, BILLY talks about the song’s origins (during the strange early days of the pandemic), the role of Joe Manganiello (“Joe just makes an imposing and scary figure on film”), and the use of a classic car (“the Shelby Mustang was loaned to me by Galpin Auto Sports”).

The rhythmically charging “It’s Come To This” was written by BILLY and Erik Eldenius and marks the third single/video from the album following Drowningand Crack Cocaine.”

Primarily known as Billy Idol’s rhythm guitar player for the past 15 years alongside lead guitarist Steve Stevens, BILLY has assembled an electrifying 12 songs on THE MORRISON PROJECT with guest performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, DMC, Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Linda Perry, Tommy Clufetos, John5, and more.

The album was produced by BILLY, mixed by Barry Pointer, and mastered by Dave Donnelly. All the songs on the album—recorded in Los Angeles at various studios—were written by BILLY in collaboration with his guests. Read the album announcement HERE.

BILLY MORRISON Q&A:
“It’s Come To This” Single/Video

What was your inspiration for writing the song? Did it have something to do with your feelings about the world around you when the Covid pandemic hit? 

The pandemic was way longer than anyone expected. The political climate was volatile. There were huge financial issues being reported every day. I just found myself thinking “has it really come to this?” And fantasizing about getting in my car, leaving it all behind and heading out into the deep desert in search of a more fulfilling and perhaps spiritual answer for myself.

Can you tell us why the video was shot in the desert? 

Well, most of the reason we shot in the desert is outlined above! But also, I am a huge fan of road movies like Vanishing Point, and as we honed the concept in, and Galpin Ford gave me the Shelby Mustang to use, it seemed natural that we could achieve all the elements we were talking about if we took the whole thing out into the middle of nowhere!

Actor Joe Manganiello has a role in the video. Can you fill us in on why you asked him to appear and what you needed him to portray? 

So in the spirit of how this whole album came together, I wanted Joe to have an input into what was behind his character. I knew I wanted to interact with some weird, unknown origin desert dweller. He came up with the idea that he is a collector of souls. And that I was making a deal with him to deliver one particular soul in exchange for the return of mine! So that’s the box that I dig up before I had to his strange desert shack! Joe just makes an imposing and scary figure on film, so he was the first and only choice to make that cameo!

You’re seen in a classic car driving through the desert. Tell us about that experience and what you wanted to convey in those scenes. 

The Shelby Mustang was loaned to me by Galpin Auto Sports, with whom I have a wonderful relationship. Thanks to Dave Shuten and Beau Boeckmann, they sent the car out to our location, and I got to drive it all day, wheel spin it around the dirt, and generally get to live out my automobile fantasy!! I guess what I am conveying is the long drive into nowhere to escape the realities of that current global situation at the time.

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Description automatically generatedL-R: Billy Morrison, Joe Manganiello on set of the “It’s Come To This” video.
Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

THE MORRISON PROJECT features 12 original tracks:

DROWNING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

CRACK COCAINE
(Featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens with Tommy Clufetos on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/ Ozzy Osbourne/Steve Stevens)

ITS COME TO THIS
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius)

THE AYES HAVE IT
(Featuring Al Jourgensen and John5 with Roy Mayorga on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

DYSTOPIA
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

INCITE THE WATCH
(Featuring Corey Taylor and Steve Vai) (Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Corey Taylor)

PUPPETS ON A STRING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

JUST LIKE A MOVIE
(Featuring D.M.C. and Persia Numan with Erik Eldenius on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White/ Darryl McDaniels/Persia Numan)

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

MR. DREAM
(Featuring Billy Idol and Steve Stevens)
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Steve Stevens, Billy Idol)

WE ARE THE DEAD
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

CHASING SHADOWS
(Featuring Linda Perry)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

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It’s Come To This” Cover Art;
Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

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SRO Press Releases + Assets For Billy Morrison
https://sropr.com/portfolio/billy-morrison/

ABOUT The Label Group

The Label Group is a Virgin Music Group distributed label with a long history releasing both fan favorites and critically acclaimed artists. Through a strategic partnership with dCommunity, TLG embraces the future of an artist-centric and fan driven music community within the metaverse and the blockchain. “While the guest artists on Billy’s record are very impressive, it’s the songwriting that sold me,” says Dennis Sanders. We feel blessed here at TLG to have the opportunity to bring this music to the world.”

For press inquiries regarding BILLY MORRISON, contact:

SRO PR:

Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com

 


BILLY MORRISON New Solo Album ‘The Morrison Project,’ Out 4/19; Track By Track Special Debuts Today On SiriusXM/SiriusXM Ozzy’s Boneyard Channel 38

DATE: APRIL 17, 2024

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK, SRO PR

BILLY MORRISON
NEW SOLO ALBUM
‘THE MORRISON PROJECT,’
OUT THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 19
VIA THE LABEL GROUP’S PARTNERSHIP WITH
TLG|ZOID THROUGH VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP

DEBUTS “THE MORRISON PROJECT – TRACK BY TRACK ALBUM SPECIAL” TODAY, 4/17 AT 2PM ET / 5PM PT ON
SIRIUSXM/SIRIUSXM OZZY’S BONEYARD CHANNEL 38

MORRISON’S SEISMIC COLLABORATION
WITH OZZY OSBOURNE AND STEVE STEVENS
“CRACK COCAINE” QUICKLY ASCENDS THE RADIO CHARTS

ALL THREE ARTISTS APPEAR IN THE VIDEO
WHICH SPOTLIGHTS PARIS JACKSON

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Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

Ahead of the release of his third solo album THE MORRISON PROJECT this Friday (April 19), BILLY MORRISON today (April 17, at 2pm ET / 5pm PT) debuts THE MORRISON PROJECT – TRACK BY TRACK ALBUM SPECIAL on SiriusXM/SiriusXM Ozzy’s Boneyard Channel 38. Hear the stories behind the songs as MORRISON and his special guests OZZY OSBOURNE, STEVE STEVENS, and JOHN5 take listeners track-by-track through BILLY’s star-studded album in front of fans at SiriusXM L.A. Hosted by Tommy London, the special will be rebroadcast multiple times (4/18, 8am ET; 4/19, 3pm ET; 4/20, 9pm ET; 4/21, 8pm ET; and 4/22, 9am ET) or listen to it anytime in the SiriusXM App (search “Morrison Project”). Read about the event, which MXDWN covered, HERE. See below for photos from the taping.

Amid all this excitement, the album’s current single and video, “Crack Cocaine,” is quickly ascending the radio chart, moving up eight places to #20 on this week’s Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart. This seismic collaboration features OZZY OSBOURNE on lead vocals STEVE STEVENS on guitar and was co-written by MORRISON, OSBOURNE, and STEVENS who all appear in the video with PARIS JACKSON playing the glamorous/romantic interest, with cameos from visual artist RISK and actor JEFF HILLIARD. Watch the video HERE, listen to the track (produced by MORRISON and STEVENS) HERE, pre-save the album HERE, and read the press release about it HERE (insert hyperlink).

“Crack Cocaine” is the second single/video from THE MORRISON PROJECT and follows the single/video “Drowning.” Watch the video, which illustrates the soul-destroying effects of information overload, HERE and read the press release HERE.

For THE MORRISON PROJECT—his third solo album and first since 2015—he has assembled an electrifying 12 songs including guest performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, DMC, Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Linda Perry, Tommy Clufetos, John5, and more. See the track listing below.

THE MORRISON PROJECT was produced by Billy Morrison, mixed by Barry Pointer, and mastered by Dave Donnelly. All the songs on the album—recorded in Los Angeles at various studios—were written by Billy Morrison in collaboration with his guests. Read the album announcement HERE.

How did THE MORRISON PROJECT come together? “I truly believe that making music without any preconceptions or goals yields the most creative and enjoyable results. And that is exactly how this record came to life. Making music with Erik (Eldenius) and Jeordie (White) during Covid, and mixing different musical styles started my journey towards this collection of songs that ended up featuring a lot of my friends.”

THE MORRISON PROJECT features 12 original tracks:

DROWNING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

CRACK COCAINE
(Featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens with Tommy Clufetos on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/ Ozzy Osbourne/Steve Stevens)

ITS COME TO THIS
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius)

THE AYES HAVE IT
(Featuring Al Jourgensen and John5 with Roy Mayorga on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

DYSTOPIA
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

INCITE THE WATCH
(Featuring Corey Taylor and Steve Vai) (Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Corey Taylor)

PUPPETS ON A STRING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

JUST LIKE A MOVIE
(Featuring D.M.C. and Persia Numan with Erik Eldenius on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White/ Darryl McDaniels/Persia Numan)

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

MR. DREAM
(Featuring Billy Idol and Steve Stevens)
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Steve Stevens, Billy Idol)

WE ARE THE DEAD
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

CHASING SHADOWS
(Featuring Linda Perry)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

Photos from the THE MORRISON PROJECT – TRACK BY TRACK ALBUM SPECIAL taping:

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Photo credit for the after-party: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

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Photo credit for the taping: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

Billy Morrison
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ABOUT The Label Group

The Label Group is a Virgin Music Group distributed label with a long history releasing both fan favorites and critically acclaimed artists. Through a strategic partnership with dCommunity, TLG embraces the future of an artist-centric and fan driven music community within the metaverse and the blockchain. “While the guest artists on Billy’s record are very impressive, it’s the songwriting that sold me,” says Dennis Sanders. We feel blessed here at TLG to have the opportunity to bring this music to the world.”

For press inquiries regarding BILLY MORRISON, contact:

SRO PR:

Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com

Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com

 


BILLY MORRISON Joins Forces With Ozzy Osbourne & Steve Stevens For Seismic Collaboration, “Crack Cocaine,” Released Today

DATE: MARCH 21, 2024

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK, SRO PR

BILLY MORRISON JOINS FORCES WITH
OZZY OSBOURNE AND STEVE STEVENS
FOR SEISMIC COLLABORATION,
“CRACK COCAINE,” RELEASED TODAY

ALL THREE ARTISTS APPEAR IN THE VIDEO
WHICH SPOTLIGHTS PARIS JACKSON
“CRACK COCAINE”
IS THE SECOND SINGLE FROM MORRISON’S NEW SOLO ALBUM
‘THE MORRISON PROJECT,’
OUT APRIL 19
VIA THE LABEL GROUP’S PARTNERSHIP WITH
TLG|ZOID THROUGH VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
LISTEN TO THE SINGLE HERE

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“I guess the way that your love makes me feel/Must mean I’m really addicted,” sings OZZY OSBOURNE on “Crack Cocaine,” the newly released track out today (March 21) from BILLY MORRISON’s new solo album THE MORRISON PROJECT that’s due April 19 via The Label Group’s partnership with TLG|ZOID through Virgin Music Group. This seismic collaboration also features STEVE STEVENS on guitar and was co-written by MORRISON, OSBOURNE, and STEVENS who all appear in the video with PARIS JACKSON playing the glamorous/romantic interest, with cameos from visual artist RISK and actor JEFF HILLIARD. Watch the video HERE, listen to the track (produced by MORRISON and STEVENS) HERE, and pre-save the album HERE.

“Crack Cocaine” marks the first new song with OZZY on vocals since the 2022 release of his worldwide smash album Patient Number 9 which earned him two Grammy Awards (“Best Rock Album,” “Best Metal Performance”). “I was in the same room as Billy and Steve,” says OZZY about co-writing the song. “The lyrics just came out of the blue.   It was written in about 20 minutes.”

BILLY—the British guitarist, singer, and songwriter primarily known as Billy Idol’s rhythm guitar player for the past 15 years alongside lead guitarist Steve Stevens—sheds more light on the song’s origins: “The music was a direct result of sitting in a room with Steve, both with de-tuned guitars, and writing what we felt was an ultimate Ozzy riff. From there, we brought Ozzy over, and we all sat around working on the lyrics, but 90% of those came from Ozzy himself. He’s the one that suddenly stood up and sang “Like Crack Cocaine”!! We looked at each other and knew we had the title!!”

Importantly, reveals STEVE, “First and foremost, Billy and I discussed what an Ozzy fan would really love to hear.  We really zeroed in on the ‘90s-era Ozzy, the truly heavy stuff. We cast aside any rules both musically and lyrically. It was really a great team and Billy is just such a great motivator. Obviously as a guitarist, to contribute to an Ozzy song is like a kid in a candy store. He’s played with such an amazing array of guitarists that I tried my best to honor that tradition.”

Adds STEVE: “I think the fact that Billy and I have spent the better part of 16 years working together in Billy Idol means we are almost telepathic in how we arrange guitars, etc. Billy and Ozzy have such an amazing friendship that it was easy to feel inspired and want to help them achieve any idea I could assist with. As we worked in my home studio, I tried to make the actual recording process almost invisible. Forget any technical aspects and really have some fun. To Ozzy’s credit, he was totally focused—and man the first time I heard him sing in what was essentially my living room, fucking chills ran down my spine.”

See more quotes from BILLY below about the track and video, directed by IVO RAZA, and filmed at various Los Angeles locations.

“Crack Cocaine” is the second single/video from THE MORRISON PROJECT and follows the single/video “Drowning.” Watch the video, which illustrates the soul-destroying effects of information overload, HERE and read the press release HERE.

For THE MORRISON PROJECT—his third solo album and first since 2015—he has assembled an electrifying 12 songs including guest performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, DMC, Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Linda Perry, Tommy Clufetos, John5, and more. See the track listing below.

THE MORRISON PROJECT was produced by Billy Morrison, mixed by Barry Pointer, and mastered by Dave Donnelly. All the songs on the album—recorded in Los Angeles at various studios—were written by Billy Morrison in collaboration with his guests. Read the album announcement HERE.

How did THE MORRISON PROJECT come together? “I truly believe that making music without any preconceptions or goals yields the most creative and enjoyable results. And that is exactly how this record came to life. Making music with Erik (Eldenius) and Jeordie (White) during Covid, and mixing different musical styles started my journey towards this collection of songs that ended up featuring a lot of my friends.”

MORE QUOTES FROM BILLY MORRISON
ABOUT “CRACK COCAINE”

Is “Crack Cocaine” just a metaphor or is it based on any experiences with the drug?

BILLY: The song is 100% about how certain relationships can FEEL like an addiction. It’s nothing whatsoever to do with the drug! It’s a comparison. Ozzy is talking about being in that dysfunctional situation with a partner that feels so wrong, but you keep going back again and again. “Loving you is driving me insane. I put you down and pick you up again” – it’s exactly like a drug addiction.

Of all the songs you had for this album, why did you bring this one to Ozzy to finish and sing on?

BILLY: Purely based on the riff. When Steve and I wrote the music, it was clear to both of us that it was classic Ozzy – that ONLY Ozzy could sing this one. Once he threw his vocal down, it was obvious that it could never have been anyone else.

Steve is also a co-writer on the song and plays on it with you. What do you feel that Steve has added to it? 

BILLY: The song would not have happened without Steve. It was a total collaboration from start to finish. We both sat together, playing riffs, and his ability to arrange those riffs into a cohesive song is fantastic. The solo is just pure classic Stevens, and we wrote and recorded it all in his studio, so he was hands on at every stage. He didn’t ADD to the song, he CREATED the song with me.

How amazing that Paris Jackson appears in the video. How did that materialize and what do you feel her presence adds to the video?

BILLY: Paris was so sweet to even agree to do the video. We wanted someone to play the woman that Ozzy is singing about, and we had a mutual friend who facilitated the introduction. I was honest with her and said that we were doing the whole thing homegrown, no huge record company budget and luckily she’s a huge rock fan and wanted to be a part of it. She brought the sense of glamour and beauty to the video that we wanted.

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Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

THE MORRISON PROJECT features 12 original tracks:

DROWNING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

CRACK COCAINE
(Featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens with Tommy Clufetos on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/ Ozzy Osbourne/Steve Stevens)

ITS COME TO THIS
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius)

THE AYES HAVE IT
(Featuring Al Jourgensen and John5 with Roy Mayorga on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

DYSTOPIA
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

INCITE THE WATCH
(Featuring Corey Taylor and Steve Vai) (Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Corey Taylor)

PUPPETS ON A STRING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

JUST LIKE A MOVIE
(Featuring D.M.C. and Persia Numan with Erik Eldenius on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White/ Darryl McDaniels/Persia Numan)

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

MR. DREAM
(Featuring Billy Idol and Steve Stevens)
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Steve Stevens, Billy Idol)

WE ARE THE DEAD
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

CHASING SHADOWS
(Featuring Linda Perry)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

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Description automatically generatedBILLY MORRISON.
Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

Billy Morrison
https://www.instagram.com/billymorrisonofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/BillyMorrison/
https://twitter.com/billymorrison

ABOUT The Label Group

The Label Group is a Virgin Music Group distributed label with a long history releasing both fan favorites and critically acclaimed artists. Through a strategic partnership with dCommunity, TLG embraces the future of an artist-centric and fan driven music community within the metaverse and the blockchain. “While the guest artists on Billy’s record are very impressive, it’s the songwriting that sold me,” says Dennis Sanders. We feel blessed here at TLG to have the opportunity to bring this music to the world.”

For press inquiries regarding BILLY MORRISON, contact:

SRO PR:

Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com

 


BILLY MORRISON Shares The Compelling Video For “Drowning,” The First Single From His New Solo Album ‘The Morrison Project,’ Out 4/19

DATE: FEBRUARY 21, 2024

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK, SRO PR

BILLY MORRISON
SHARES THE COMPELLING VIDEO FOR
“DROWNING,”
THE FIRST SINGLE FROM HIS NEW SOLO ALBUM
‘THE MORRISON PROJECT,’
OUT APRIL 19
ON TLG/VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
PRE-SAVE THE SINGLE HERE

BILLY MORRISON has shared the compelling video for “Drowning,” the first single from his new solo album THE MORRISON PROJECT out April 19 via TLG/VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP. Watch the video, which illustrates the soul-destroying effects of information overload, HERE and pre-save the single, out this Friday (February 23), HERE.

A person with a bug on their head

Description automatically generated“Drowning” Pre-Save QR Code

The British guitarist, singer, and songwriter—primarily known as Billy Idol’s rhythm guitar player for the past 15 years alongside lead guitarist Steve Stevens—says, “I drove everyone crazy with this video. First thing I said was ‘we need underwater videography because I’m going to fall into a deep swimming pool with 20lbs of weights attached. So I sink like a stone. I want you to film it! Once I had them on board with that,” he adds, “I threw in ‘oh, and we need to rent three huge cockroaches which are going to crawl all over my face’—I’m sure they all think I’m crazy, but that sense of unease in the video captures the essence of the song. Information overload. We all feel it!” The video was premiered yesterday (February 20) via Heavy Consequence which noted that the “hard-rocking tune is powered by a heavy guitar riff and Morrison’s punk-ish vocal delivery.”

Directed by Devin Szell, produced by Blue Chair Productions, and shot in Los Angeles, the “Drowning” video is “gritty, fast-paced and hectic—an attempt to illustrate what my head felt like at the time,” explains MORRISON. “I had reached a point two or three years ago where the information flow was so constant, so extreme and so polarizing to me that I couldn’t take it all in. Too much news, too many pundits and opinionated idiots. I felt like I was drowning in negativity. My previous solution was to numb out, get loaded, feel nothing, so this time I wrote the song as a cathartic way of dealing with what I was feeling at the time.”

For THE MORRISON PROJECT—his third solo album and first since 2015—he has assembled an electrifying 12 songs including guest performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, DMC, Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Linda Perry, Tommy Clufetos, John5, and more. See the track listing below.

THE MORRISON PROJECT was produced by Billy Morrison, mixed by Barry Pointer, and mastered by Dave Donnelly. All the songs on the album—recorded in Los Angeles at various studios—were written by Billy Morrison in collaboration with his guests. Read the album announcement HERE.

How did THE MORRISON PROJECT come together? “I truly believe that making music without any preconceptions or goals yields the most creative and enjoyable results. And that is exactly how this record came to life. Making music with Erik (Eldenius) and Jeordie (White) during Covid, and mixing different musical styles started my journey towards this collection of songs that ended up featuring a lot of my friends.”

A person playing a guitar

Description automatically generatedBILLY MORRISON.
Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

THE MORRISON PROJECT features 12 original tracks:

DROWNING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

CRACK COCAINE
(Featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens with Tommy Clufetos on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/ Ozzy Osbourne/Steve Stevens)

ITS COME TO THIS
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius)

THE AYES HAVE IT
(Featuring Al Jourgensen and John5 with Roy Mayorga on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

DYSTOPIA
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

INCITE THE WATCH
(Featuring Corey Taylor and Steve Vai) (Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Corey Taylor)

PUPPETS ON A STRING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

JUST LIKE A MOVIE
(Featuring D.M.C. and Persia Numan with Erik Eldenius on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White/ Darryl McDaniels/Persia Numan)

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

MR. DREAM
(Featuring Billy Idol and Steve Stevens)
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Steve Stevens, Billy Idol)

WE ARE THE DEAD
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

CHASING SHADOWS
(Featuring Linda Perry)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

A person standing in a alley

Description automatically generatedBILLY MORRISON.
Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

Billy Morrison
https://www.instagram.com/billymorrisonofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/BillyMorrison/
https://twitter.com/billymorrison

ABOUT The Label Group

The Label Group is a Virgin Music Group distributed label with a long history releasing both fan favorites and critically acclaimed artists. Through a strategic partnership with dCommunity, TLG embraces the future of an artist-centric and fan driven music community within the metaverse and the blockchain. “While the guest artists on Billy’s record are very impressive, it’s the songwriting that sold me,” says Dennis Sanders. We feel blessed here at TLG to have the opportunity to bring this music to the world.”

For press inquiries regarding BILLY MORRISON, contact:

SRO PR:
Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com

 


BILLY MORRISON Sets 4/19 As Release Date For New Solo Album, ‘The Morrison Project’

DATE: JANUARY 9, 2023

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK, SRO PR

BILLY MORRISON
SETS APRIL 19 AS RELEASE DATE
FOR NEW SOLO ALBUM,
‘THE MORRISON PROJECT,’
ON TLG/VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP

FEATURING GUEST PERFORMANCES BY OZZY OSBOURNE,
BILLY IDOL, DMC, AL JOURGENSEN, STEVE VAI,
STEVE STEVENS, LINDA PERRY, TOMMY CLUFETOS, JOHN5, AND MORE

Look for BILLY MORRISON to release THE MORRISON PROJECT—his third solo album and first since 2015—on April 19 via TLG/VIRGIN MUSIC GROUP.

The British guitarist, singer, and songwriterprimarily known as Billy Idol’s rhythm guitar player for the past 15 years alongside lead guitarist Steve Stevens, and for his previous role as bassist in The Cult—has assembled an electrifying 12 songs including guest performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, DMC, Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Linda Perry, Tommy Clufetos, John5, and more. The album’s first single “Drowning” is out February 23, accompanied by a video. Pre-order “Drowning” HERE.

THE MORRISON PROJECT was produced by Billy Morrison, mixed by Barry Pointer, and mastered by Dave Donnelly. All the songs on the album—recorded in Los Angeles at various studios—were written by Billy Morrison in collaboration with his guests.

“One of the greatest things about writing this album was being able to let my guest singers do their own thing,” says MORRISON. I would send them the track with no guidelines and just had them do whatever they felt. I think that gave those songs an energy and a life force that would not be there if I had tried to get involved in their lyrics or their melodies. And I loved everything they all did!”

He adds: “With the songs that I sing on this record, I wanted to write from an observational standpoint about the state of the world, the news outlets, the information flow (or lack of it) and the general sense of dis-ease that seems to be all-pervading right now.”

How did THE MORRISON PROJECT come together? “I truly believe that making music without any preconceptions or goals yields the most creative and enjoyable results. And that is exactly how this record came to life. Making music with Erik (Eldenius) and Jeordie (White) during Covid, and mixing different musical styles started my journey towards this collection of songs that ended up featuring a lot of my friends.”

A person playing a guitar

Description automatically generatedBILLY MORRISON. Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

THE MORRISON PROJECT features 12 original tracks:

DROWNING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

CRACK COCAINE
(Featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Stevens with Tommy Clufetos on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/ Ozzy Osbourne/Steve Stevens)

ITS COME TO THIS
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius)

THE AYES HAVE IT
(Featuring Al Jourgensen and John5 with Roy Mayorga on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

DYSTOPIA
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

INCITE THE WATCH
(Featuring Corey Taylor and Steve Vai) (Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Corey Taylor)

PUPPETS ON A STRING
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White)

JUST LIKE A MOVIE
(Featuring D.M.C. and Persia Numan with Erik Eldenius on Drums)
(Written by Billy Morrison/Erik Eldenius/Jeordie White/ Darryl McDaniels/Persia Numan)

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

MR. DREAM
(Featuring Billy Idol and Steve Stevens)
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White, Steve Stevens, Billy Idol)

WE ARE THE DEAD
(Written by Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius, Jeordie White)

CHASING SHADOWS
(Featuring Linda Perry)
(Written by Billy Morrison)

A person standing in a alley

Description automatically generatedBILLY MORRISON. Photo credit: Jane Stuart @JaneStuartPhotos

Billy Morrison
https://www.instagram.com/billymorrisonofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/BillyMorrison/
https://twitter.com/billymorrison

ABOUT The Label Group

The Label Group is a Virgin Music Group distributed label with a long history releasing both fan favorites and critically acclaimed artists. Through a strategic partnership with dCommunity, TLG embraces the future of an artist-centric and fan driven music community within the metaverse and the blockchain. “While the guest artists on Billy’s record are very impressive, it’s the songwriting that sold me,” says Dennis Sanders. We feel blessed here at TLG to have the opportunity to bring this music to the world.”

For press inquiries regarding BILLY MORRISON, contact:

SRO PR:
Mitch Schneider // mschneider@sropr.com
Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com

 


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