Rudy Sarzo was inducted into the Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp Hall of Fame on Sunday, as recognition for his many stints there as a camp counselor!
For our Canadian readers:
Is Gene Simmons the man of your fantasies?
You’re weird. But you’re in luck.
The founding member of classic, costumed rockers Kiss will be appearing as part of the inaugural Canadian version of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp taking place in Calgary from May 14-17.
The camp, now in its 18th year, allows budding musicians the opportunity to learn from and jam with some of rock music’s biggest names.
Simmons will join George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) as guest rock stars for the event, while the main list of counsellors is a who’s who of session musicians and band members, including: Lita Ford (The Runaways), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, DIO, Rick Derringer, John Lennon), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Queensryche), Teddy Andreadis (Carole King, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper, BB King, Michael Jackson) and Nick Catanese (Black Label Society).
The main camp will take place at SAIT where counsellors will offer their advice on everything from vocal stylings to songwriting, with an original song to be written, rehearsed and recorded. The final night of the camp will feature a special performance of those songs at Cowboys.
Packages range from the Headliner experience for $7,700, which includes a four-night stay at the Palliser and “your own personalized ‘rider’ complete with M&Ms” to the Spouse/Groupie experience for $999.00 which provides a “a personal concierge” and discounts and deals on spa treatments or day trips.