LAS VEGAS (December 6, 2013) – Rock legend Gene Simmons and his rock star friends will mentor and jam with Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp participants at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino March 27 – 30. Campers will perform live at the world-famous concert venue when Simmons returns for the first time since his appearance at Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp in October 2012.
"I had an amazing experience mentoring adult and young rockers,” said Simmons. “I enjoy teaching and giving musicians the lessons we learned. Hopefully they won't make the same mistakes we made.”
KISS, formed in New York City, is one of the most successful rock bands of all-time. The band was nominated for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. Simmons, the band’s original bass player and co-founder, is credited with writing many of the band’s hit songs including “Nothing To Lose,” “We Are One,” “Shout It Out Loud” and “Domino,” among others. Simmons also owns the record label Simmons Records and is known for the innovative marketing of his band. His TV series “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” is currently airing its seventh season on A&E.
At the camp, Simmons and a team of rock stars will help musicians of all levels form bands and perform live on the Crossroads Stage at House of Blues at Mandalay. During the four-day camp, participants also will write and record their own songs.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp has created an environment at its Las Vegas studios that give all attendees an opportunity of a lifetime. Musicians should reserve their spot as soon as possible. The camp is expected to sell out quickly.
ABOUT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP
For our campers, this is a life changing experience. Some of the campers play well and even gave up careers as musicians to become CEOs and lawyers. Some campers can’t play at all. What they all have in common is passion for rock music. At Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp they all get to pursue their passion – and meet, and play with the artists who became the soundtrack of their lives. It has been a fantastic experience for all of us who have been able to witness it for the past 16 years.
David Fishof is the founder and creator of the famed Rock 'n’ Roll Fantasy Camp where rock dreams become reality. The idea came to him after years of producing rock tours throughout the word. He's been honored to work with veteran rockers, Roger Daltrey, Levon Helm, Joe Walsh, Roger Hodgson, Todd Rundgren, Jack Bruce, Dr. John, Randy Bachman, and so many more. He feels fortunate to have seen their talent first hand. David's desire to share this experience with you, gave him the inspiration to produce the one-of- a-kind, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp welcomed a new president this past year, Mr. Paul Davis. Prior to joining RRFC, Paul served for over six years as Vice President of Entertainment at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas where he was instrumental in a number of successful entertainment programs including the launch of the new Joint and residencies for Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Guns n’ Roses.
Past rock star camp headliners have included Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Roger Daltrey (The Who), Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Gene Simmons (KISS), Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule), Dave Davies (The Kinks), Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Slash, Bret Michaels (Poison), Cheap Trick, Dr. John, George Thorogood, Jack Bruce (Cream), Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, Meatloaf, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Duff McKagan , (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), among others.