Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp announced today the next installment of its highly successful music-magic experience scheduled to take place at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this fall. Headlining the October 10-14 camp will be iconic rock god and media mogul Gene Simmons, co-founder of KISS and the face of A&E’s “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” (Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com).
“I can’t think of a better way to follow up our highly successful May camp than to kick off our next installment in Las Vegas with none other than rock god Gene Simmons,” said David Fishof, Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp Founder, veteran music producer and author of the forthcoming book, Rock Your Business: What You And Your Company Can Learn From The Business Of Rock And Roll.
Simmons said, “I can’t wait to reveal the secrets of becoming a rock star. Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp is a grueling, military style musical training process. And, I’m just the guy to be your Sergeant. Now, drop and give me 20.”
The rock camp provides music fans the opportunity to jam nightly with legendary rock stars, write and record original songs and perform live on stage in front of family and friends. Beginning October 10, Simmons will ‘rock out’ with campers of all talent levels, offering them a taste of what it’s like to live the rock ‘n roll lifestyle. The camp is scheduled to feature special guest rock stars including Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, Black Label Society), Vince Neil (Motley Crue) and Sebastian Bach (Skid Row).
Mark Prows, MGM Grand’s vice president of entertainment, said, “I have been following David Fishof’s development of these camps over the years and truly believe MGM Grand is the perfect home for the Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp featuring Gene Simmons. Entertainment is at the core of the MGM Grand experience and campers are sure to have an absolute blast!
Campers have the option of purchasing a three-day rock star package or five-day headliner experience. Both packages include hotel accommodations, breakfast and lunch daily, scheduled classes and daily jam sessions, an opening night cocktail and dinner party and a DVD of the final concert performance. To celebrate the camp’s culmination Tuesday, Oct. 14, campers will host a live concert at MGM Grand. For registration and additional camp information, call 1-888-762-2263 or visit www.rockcamp.com.
Past rock star camp counselors have included Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Slash, Roger Daltrey (The Who), Bret Michaels (Poison), Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Cheap Trick, Dr. John, George Thorogood, Jack Bruce (Cream), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Jane Wiedlin (The Go Gos), Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, Meatloaf, Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead), Lita Ford (The Runaways), Steve Vai, Todd Rundgren, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses & Velvet Revolver), Michael Anthony (Van Halen) and Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot), among others.
The Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp also offers Corporate Team Building experiences sure to rock any business.