KISS co-founder and bassist Gene Simmons and special guest rock stars including Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, Black Label Society), Vince Neil (Motley Crue) and Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) will 'rock out' with campers of all talent levels during the October 10-14 camp, offering them a taste of what it's like to live the rock 'n roll lifestyle. Dave Navarro and Roger Daltrey are scheduled to headline the January 23-27 camp featuring the exclusive Roland giveaway.
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."
Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp provides music fans with the once in a lifetime opportunity to jam nightly with legendary rock stars, write and record original songs, and perform live on stage in front of family and friends. Campers also have an exclusive chance to use some of Roland's world class musical instruments and recording gear, including the flagship TD-30KV V-Drums kits, the TD-15KV, the RD-700NX stage pianos, Roland's newest and most powerful GA-series stage amps for guitar, Roland Systems Group V-Mixers, REAC Digital Snakes and Personal Monitoring Systems, Roland's premium OCTA-CAPTURE™ audio processor, and Cakewalk's just released SONAR X2 recording software.
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. The two packages include hotel accommodations, breakfast and lunch daily, scheduled classes and daily jam sessions, a DVD of the final concert performance, and much more. To celebrate the camp's culmination Tuesday October 14, campers will host a live concert at MGM Grand.
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 Go's), Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, Meatloaf, Mickey Hart (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.
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