Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
|Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp|
|Attendance||Approximately 6,000 (since inception)|
The Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp is an interactive musical event that takes place in various cities throughout the United States with their main home in Las Vegas; in addition to London, England; and the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas. The events range from one to six days. A "Rock Star For A Day" experience is being offered in Las Vegas for 90 minutes and up.
In October 2012 Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp opened a permanent location in Las Vegas, NV. The location includes 10 recording and rehearsal studios as well as a large sound stage that can accommodate up to 150 persons.
Attendees play, write and record music in a recording studio alongside famous talent from the music industry, culminating in an event where attendees perform live on stage. On evenings, attendees learn song writing, receive additional instrument training, and hear from industry speakers.
The event is targeted at players of any talent level, from novice to advanced there is a camp for you. It is geared more toward adults, with the average attendee age being between 35 and 55. Founded in 1997 by David Fishof, approximately 6,000 people have thus far participated. A television-documentary series, Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp, produced by Mark Burnett Productions, has aired on VH1 Classic for 2 Seasons. The "Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp All-Stars" gave a live performance at the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Post Awards Party.
Camps are being added weekly for the upcoming seasons. Their YouTube channel features highlights of past camps, news coverage and more.
In addition to the camps, Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp also offers a team building program titled "Team Rock Stars." Past clients include: People Magazine, Kia Motors, GE Transportation, Mars Chocolate, Olympus, Fortune Magazine, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and many more.
- Roger Daltrey (The Who)
- Gene Simmons (Kiss)
- Jeff Beck
- Alice Cooper
- Dave Navarro
- Yes (band)
- Cheap Trick
- Def Leppard
- Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
- Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe)
- Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
- Ace Frehley (Kiss)
- Meat Loaf
- Bret Michaels (Poison)
- Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
- Slash (Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver)
- Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe)
- Joe Walsh (The Eagles)
- Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones)
- Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys)
Rudy Sarzo, Kip Winger, Mark Hudson, Ace Frehley of Kiss, Bret Michaels of Poison, Michael Anthony of Van Halen, Lita Ford of the Runaways, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, Cory Procter (from Free Reign and former offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, now with the Miami Dolphins), Heather Williams (ESPN X Games Athlete) and others appear on Season 1 of the television show. Season 2 featured Matt Sorum and Duff McKagen of Guns N' Roses, Paul Stanley of Kiss, Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Marky Ramone of The Ramones and Sammy Hagar.
- In the episode "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation" (2002) of the television series The Simpsons, Homer Simpson attends the camp and plays with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, among other celebrity musicians.
- The camp was featured in the episode "Ellen Unplugged" (1997) of the television series Ellen.
- Vaughn, James (25 Oct 2008). "Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and The Who legends teach rock to middle-aged fathers". The Telegraph.
- rockcamp.com, the camp's official website