In February 2016, another edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp will take place in Los Angeles. Among the top-name talent they’ve recruited to help out are Tony Iommi, Warren Haynes, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde and Carl Palmer.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with the students at Coventry University and the ‘Guitar Star’ contestants in England,” Iommi said in a statement, “so I’m looking forward to meeting some more enthusiastic players at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood.”
According to their website, those five men will be the guest stars, and will take part in Q&A sessions as well as a concluding jam session at the Whiskey a Go Go. Participants will be placed in a band that contains one of the counselors, which include Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot), Vinny Appice (Dio) and Vic Johnson (Sammy Hagar). The band will write songs and learn the technique of their instrument, vocals and songwriting, and get insights into the music business.
There are regularly scheduled jam sessions with the counselors based around the music of Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath and others. Campers will also get a video download of the final night’s concert. In addition, participants will have plenty of opportunities to interact with all the musicians and get autographs and photos.
The camp will take place Feb. 11-14, with packages starting at $5,999, with a Jr. Rockers program available for kids 10-16, led by School of Rock founder Paul Green, for $4,999. For complete information, visit their website.