Aerosmith''s Steven Tyler will help kick off Rock ''n'' Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood

Hollywood, CA (March 9, 2009) -- Campers at the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood, CA will be living like rock stars this session, jamming with rock legends, recording at Capitol Studios and playing on the Sunset Strip in a dream gig at The Whiskey A Go Go.

Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp has been making it possible for music fans to jam with their favorite rock stars since 1997. But the next session – running April 29th through May 3rd – is going to rock like never before with legendary musician Steven Tyler as its headliner. Tyler will bring his style to the camp workshops, fielding questions and sharing insights and stories from his incredible four-decade career.

“Steven has generously agreed to donate exclusive autographed memorabilia for our traditional closing night concert and charity auction to benefit MusiCares, which will take place at the world famous Whiskey A Go Go,” said David Fishof, Producer, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.

Each camper recieves intensive coaching from a different rock star "counselor." This session's list of all-star counselors includes Grammy award-winning producter Mark Hudson, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather (Toto), Bruce Kulick (KISS), Alan White (Yes), Elliot Easton (The Cars) and many more. In addition, several celebrity campers have signed on for the April session, including ice skater/Olympic Gold medalist Scott Hamilton and Guy Fieri, the “bad boy” of Food Network. Previous camp guest stars have included Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Roger Daltrey (The Who), Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) and Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones).

There are a limited number of spots still open for the April session. To register, visit rockcamp.com or call 1-888-762-2263.

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