Welcome to the Hotel California!! Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp (RRFC) goes Hollywood (Presidents' Day Weekend, Feb. 15-19) -- giving campers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn rock from the masters. Over five-days -- and guided by a Who's Who of rock legends -- campers of all musical abilities and backgrounds will form bands, hone their skills, jam with their idols and become "rock stars." The camp culminates in a Battle of the Bands blowout at the House Of Blues on Sunset.
The camp's professors of rock include: Paul Stanley
), Brian Wilson
(Co-founder, The Beach Boys
), Mickey Hart
(The Grateful Dead
), Bret Michaels
), Dickey Betts
), Scott Ian
), legendary guitar player Steve Vai
, Simon Kirke
/Free), Spike Edney (Queen
), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger
), Bruce Kulick
(KISS), Jane Wiedlin
), Artimus Pyle
), Sully Erna (Godsmack
), Spencer Davis
, Mark Slaughter (Slaughter
) and Clem Burke (Blondie
When RRFC comes to Hollywood, there will be events galor to make rock
dreams come true:
-- Grateful Dead Night (2/17) -- Featuring the Grateful Dead's drummer Mickey Hart leading a jam with each band.
-- Beach Boys Night (2/18) -- Beach Boy's co-founder Brian Wilson serves as judge as the bands compete in a play-off featuring Beach Boys songs.
-- Original Song Contest (2/18) -- Each band will perform its original
song -- which will be judged, mixed, recorded, and put on CD and on iTunes!
-- House of Blues Battle of the Bands (2/19) -- Paul Stanley (lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of KISS) will perform a KISS song on stage live with every band at the House of Blues Battle of the Bands. Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers will join each band for some Southern rock.
The RRFC dawn-to-midnight schedule includes master classes, private sessions, dinners with the stars, late night jams with renowned studio musicians and special guests. Offering pointers throughout are some of rock's royalty, who help the bands come together, collaborate and create.
Campers get the opportunity to rock with their idols on top-notch instruments and stay at the glamorous Hollywood Renaissance Hotel. Cost for this five-day experience is $9,499.