Aspiring rock stars attending this year's Los Angeles Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp will not only have their chance to perform alongside current and former members of KISS, VAN HALEN, POISON, MOTÖRHEAD, TRAFFIC and WINGER — they'll also be part of a new VH1 Classic reality series.
Set for February 23-28 at a variety of locations throughout the Los Angeles music community, the acclaimed musical adventure takes attendees through grueling and joyful days like those of their favorite musicians. Each day a new thrilling challenge exists for the "rock campers" from the audition process, to forming bands, writing and recording music and finally culminating in a "battle of the bands" concert at a legendary Los Angeles venue.
The participants are led through day-long sessions by some of the best in the music business. Already onboard to mentor the rock campers:
* Bret Michaels (POISON)
* Ace Frehley (KISS)
* Michael Anthony (VAN HALEN, CHICKENFOOT)
* Mark Farner (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD)
* Lita Ford (THE RUNAWAYS)
* Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD)
* Dave Mason (TRAFFIC)
* Kip Winger (WINGER)
* Bruce Kulick (KISS)
* Gary Hoey (solo artist)
* Teddy Andreadis (GUNS N' ROSES)
* Mark Hudson (producer, songwriter)
* Spike Edney (QUEEN)
* Sandy Gennaro (JOAN JETT, PAT TRAVERS)
* Jeff Foskett (BEACH BOYS)
* Rami Jaffee (FOO FIGHTERS)
* Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO)
* Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON)
All the while, Mark Burnett Productions will be on hand filming a four-episode, one-hour series that will air this July on VH1 Classic. The new, hour-long, weekly docu-series will feature 15 musicians from a variety of backgrounds and cities as they go through the transformative process of becoming "rock stars."
"Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp has been changing the lives of non-professional music lovers for years," says Camp founder David Fishof, "and the rock and roll legends who mentor them also wind up inspired by the interactions."
Since 1997, Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp has been giving individuals — regardless of their musical ability — a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live like a rock star and jam with their idols. The sessions begin with an opening night party and include intensive rehearsals with rock star counselors and jams, master classes and question-and-answer sessions with rock legends, recording an original song at historic studios and conclude with a sold-out, closing night performance at a legendary club. It's a dream come true for any music fan.
Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp takes place annually in London at Abbey Road Studios and Los Angeles. Other camp locations have included New York and Las Vegas.
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