ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP is proud and honored to present AL DI MEOLA, NELS CLINE, CHUCK LEAVELL, SIMON KIRKE and more surprise guests! for sale now
My Rockstar mentors include Laurence Juber (WINGS), Bumblefoot (Guns N’ Roses), Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath), Gary Hoey, Johnny A, Kasim Sultan (Utopia), Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett), and Britt Lightning (VIXEN) Joe Vitaly (Joe Walsh) and many others will be there to direct the camp.
BEATLES VS STONES Fantasy Camp is a camp for musicians to take their skills and confidence to the next level, realize their dreams are possible and create lifelong connections and friendships with fellow aspiring musicians. Playing with our advisors and guest musicians over four days will make you a better musician! In this camp, you’ll pick the band you want to join, jam songs from the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Wilco, Frey, Bad Company, and more – and prove your favorite band is the best band on our last night in THE cutting room in NYC With Simon Kirke!
Your choice of band does not prevent you from playing songs from the opposing band! You’ll want to play at least one song from each band. In your final performance, camp bands will perform Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club albums, Sticky Fingers, and more.
Thanks to Paul McCartney’s recent remarks at The New Yorker, we can now perhaps finally agree that the rivalry between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones was—and still is!—a real thing, not just fan building. … Was McCartney joking when he described a band The Stones called them a “blues band” and added that “our network was a little wider than theirs?” No – he was asked an honest question and answered with pride…as did both party collectives from the late 1960s on. Jagger was only speaking in jest when he replied to The Stones featured last week by stating that McCartney was backstage at the Los Angeles show and that he would “join us for the blues cover.” But the Stones presented as they’ve gotten over the years. There were also countless in-person encounters that seemed friendly and devoid of fireworks—enter The Beatles jagged the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for Pete Best — but the edge between them never waned.” – Chris Wellman, Variety, October 2021
New York City has always been a favorite place for fans of rock and roll fantasy, but returning to the ‘Big Apple’ with the Beatles vs Stones camp after the crazy few years we’ve all been through couldn’t have been more perfect and the addition of all these amazing stars would be Coming to camp is a once in a lifetime experience!” — David Fischoff, founder of Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp
Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp was created 26 years ago to provide real people with a once-in-a-lifetime experience of connecting with and jamming their musical heroes. The camp provided unforgettable memories, tips and feedback to attendees all over the world. Camp events span over four packed days as campers join a band overseen by today’s top touring musicians, working up to final performances with iconic rock stars at legendary venues from Abbey Road Studios in London, to Hollywood’s Whiskey A Go-Go, to resort Atlantic in the Bahamas.
The personal camp announcement comes on the heels of the hugely successful 2021 Rock Camp documentary, The Movie. “Entertaining,” “inspiring,” and “touching” is how critics, audiences, and industry leaders describe the new Rock Camp documentary. The film follows four real people who attended Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy camp and how it changes their lives. The “Rock Makers” share the stage with prominent advisors including Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Jane Simmons, Paul Stanley, Nancy Wilson, Joe Perry, Judas Priest, Sammy Hager, and many more. Rock Camp was directed by Doug Plush, who has worked on more than 100 documentaries (including Academy Award winners 20 Feet from Stardom, Icarus, and Period. End of Sentence.).
Rock Camp, The Movie produced great word of mouth and hype, scoring a new 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and still being ranked #1 on the Music Doc on iTunes/Apple TV. The film has appeared on The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and on ABC News. The Washington Post called Rock Camp a “fantastic treat,” and the Chicago Sun-Times called it a “contagious optimist.” Music industry critic and influencer Bob Lifcitz exclaims, “I couldn’t stop it. Rock and roll is a religion.”