Friday, December 10, 2010

Tribute concert to Zeppelin's John Bonham an amazing evening


Dear Rock Star,
If you missed the CBS Morning Show with Charles Osgood segment on Rock 'n' roll Fantasy Camp that aired earlier this month, make sure you check it out by clicking here!  Here is your chance to get a first hand look at what happens at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp. 
I have had a special appreciation for drummers my entire career.  After all, my brother is a drummer, I traveled the world with Ringo Starr and Levon Helm, have a great relationship with the ultimate drummer’s magazine, Modern Drummer, and have had the privilege of meeting some of the world’s best professional and amateur drummers through Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.    
This past Saturday night, through an invitation from my friend and drummer extraordinaire, Kenny Aronoff, I attended a John Bonham tribute concert hosted at the Key Club on the Sunset Strip.  On stage for one night only, a rotating cast of guest drummers performed their favorite LED ZEPPELIN songs.  Performers included Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Vinny Appice (Heaven and Hell), singer/sonwriter Zoe Bonham, Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Steven Adler (original Guns ‘N Roses drummer), Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty), Chris Slade (AC/DC, The Firm), and many more!  The evening closed with John’s son, Jason Bonham, playing in honor of his father.  It was a drummer’s paradise, and I look forward to hosting many of these drummers at future Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camps.  Billy Amendola, Modern Drummer's editor, helped to host the concert and will be conducting some all-star drum clinics at future camps in addition to speaking at the Philadelphia camp.   
In other news, a Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp All-Star Band performed last week at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego at a Time Inc. sales convention.  The band included Bruce Kulick (KISS), Chris Slade (AC/DC), Robin McCauley (Survivor), Teddy Andreadis (Guns ‘N Roses), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot), and Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad).  Our Rock Stars put on an awesome night of all hit songs and even jammed with a few Time Inc. executives!
John Moyer of Disturbed
Last week we announced the addition of John Moyer to our Dallas camp and Jack Blades to our San Francisco camp.  We are so excited to include these two musicians in our lineup!  Jack has been a long time friend of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp and John Moyer’s band, Disturbed, has the #1 album in the country right now!!  John, a bass player, will be joining us in Dallas before embarking on a major European tour, and we are thrilled to have him on board. 
Keep an eye out for our ads on VH1 Classic.  The station recently started running ads promoting both our weekend camps and our upcoming series premier on October 16th at 10/9c.  We still have a few spots left in each city!  Please click on one of the links below or call 888-762-2263 x2 for more information or to sign-up.
Philadelphia at The Trocadero (October 22-24)
San Francisco at The Fillmore (November 5-7)
Dallas at the House of Blues (November 12-14)
Chicago at the House of Blues (November 19-21)
Rock On!
David Fishof

“Music has the power to uplift, heal and transform.  The Camp taps into the power of music in unprecedented ways by bringing together lovers of music from all walks of life and places them under the tutelage of counselors who are masters of music for the purpose of creating music. Then something magical happens. The music becomes the bond in a transformative discovery of self in the context of a group.  People learn to create under the guidance of creative masters.  Campers build bridges between one another as they perfect the art of communicating in the world’s oldest language: music.  The Camp is more than jamming, recording and playing live with the rock stars; it’s an experience that will change your life forever.”
                                                                                        - David Fishof