Gene Simmons Headlining Rock Camp in Vegas
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By Robin Leach/Las Vegas Weekly
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp has set its next event at MGM Grand from Oct. 10-14. KISS founder and singer Gene Simmons is headlining the event, and touring co-star and Las Vegas resident Vince Neil of Motley Crue will be a guest alongside Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde and Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach.
Camp founder David Fishof said: “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 Gene: “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. I can’t wait to reveal the secrets of becoming a rock star.”
Veteran music producer David says Rock Camp will provide music fans an opportunity to jam nightly with legendary rock stars and write and record original songs to perform onstage in front of family and friends. Campers have the option of purchasing a three-day rock star package or a five-day headliner experience. After the daily jam sessions and classes, the campers host a concert to celebrate their “graduation.”
Past camp counselors include Roger Daltrey of the Who, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, Meatloaf, Slash and Joe Walsh. Corporate executives can take part in the camp’s team-building sessions. For registration and additional camp information, call (888) 762-2263 or visit RockCamp.com.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.