Ace Frehley announced he will join this Sunday’s Battle Of The Bands for Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp’s showcase finale of the graduates of the 3-day camp. Frehley will hit stage and jam with the campers as they battle it out to be the top campers of 2009! Frehley will also be a headlining guest counselor November 18th for the 5-day camp that follows this Sunday’s showcase.
Come rock-out with your favorite artists at the world famous Whiskey A-Go-Go, as they perform with our graduating campers for 2009. Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp will showcase their campers in a BATTLE OF THE BANDS night after each camp session ends. The first camp is a three-day camp running November 12-15 and a five-day camp running November 17-22 – still time to join!
Our camper bands will each perform (Doors at 6pm, show starting at 7pm) followed by an All Star Jam with:
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH
* Sandy Gennaro (drum
* Rami Jaffe (Foo Fighters & The Wallflowers)
* Rudy Sarzo
* Ron Nevison (producer)
* Teddy Andreadis (Guns ‘N Roses)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND
1. Elliot Easton (The Cars)
2. Teddy Andreadis (Guns ‘N Roses)
3. Bruce Kulick (KISS)
4. Danny Seraphine (Chicago)
5. Mark Hudson (Producer, songwriter – Aerosmith)
6. Surprise guitar legend
If you still wish to join the camp there is still time – Headliners this year are Meat Loaf, Ace Frehley formerly KISS & Jon Anderson of Yes.
To get your tickets for this gala event and for more information on ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP call 888.762.2263 (BAND) or visit: http://www.rockcamp.com/
Gene Simmons, Rock God and Co-Founder of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees KISS, has created the ultimate celebrity memorabilia package, the GENE SIMMONS AXE BASS.
Each GENE SIMMONS AXE BASS is personally hand-numbered and signed by Gene himself. It also includes a specially designed leather case that will bear his painted demon face autographed by Gene.
GENE SIMMONS has owned the “AXE” trademark as well the distinctive AXE shape of his bass for over 25 years, and it is the same bass model he uses live in all KISS shows around the world. This beautiful black and silver bass guitar carved from a single extraordinary piece of wood defies all expectations.
“This guitar is, by some accounts a piece of art — my instrument of choice on stage in KISS. The Bass that slays them all,” says Simmons.
“I’ve used the AXE on stage and literally thousands of people have contacted me to ask, ‘Where can I get one?'” Every purchase of the GENE SIMMONS AXE BASS priced at $5,000 each includes a ‘meet-and-greet’ with Simmons, at the tour city and date of the buyer’s choice during the remainder of his current 2009 KISS TOUR of the much-anticipated “SONIC BOOM,” the first new KISS Studio Album release in over a decade. KISS remains one of the biggest rock bands in history.
“When I was growing up, I was never able to get a piece of the Beatles. They weren’t available, but they were still Mt. Olympus to me,” Simmons says. “I owe the fans everything because they made my life possible.” Simmons says the AXE BASS is a gift to his loyal fans. “You may not be able to be Gene Simmons, but you can feel like me, with my ‘AXE BASS’ slung over your shoulder.”
“My fans are not just buying any guitar, but a moment they’ll never forget.” In the iconic style of this rock genius, the official GENE SIMMONS AXE TOUR BUS will shadow the 2009 KISS Tour covering more than 47 dates across the US and Canada. It will also be featured in the upcoming Fifth Season of A&E’s hit reality show “GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS.” The GENE SIMMONS AXE BUS is also a place where fans can meet their idol and it provides a direct line to order his special bass guitar.
For additional information regarding the Gene Simmons AXE BASS go to: www.GeneSimmonsAxe.com
For Gene Simmons ‘meet and greets,’ contact Paul Hayeland 310.801.5583.
TO ORDER BY PHONE:
DIAL: 1-888-88-GSAXE (1-888-884-7293)
Check out the new video, “Comes Down Like Rain” from Jeff Scott Soto’s W.E.T.
A CD that I have not mentioned soon enough at Hard Rock Hideout, is United States from the duo of Paul Gilbert & Freddie Nelson. This is some of the most inspired playing hat I have heard from Paul Gilbert in quite some time. Gilbert’s fretwork is nothing short of amazing on this CD. While United States could have fallen short with a bunch of mindless guitar noodling, it simply does not. Gilbert’s solos are absolute perfection, and are enhanced by the amazing vocals of Freddie Nelson.
I do not know where Paul Gilbert found Freddie Nelson, but this guy is the most incredible new singer I have heard in quite some time. There are times throughout United States where Nelson sounds a lot like Queen’s former front man, Freddie Mercury (R.I.P.). He doesn’t come out sounding like a complete Mercury clone. He has his own sound, and his vocals are nothing short of fantastic.
This CD has an interesting Yin and Yang factor to it. Paul Gilbert’s playing and Freddie Nelson vocals greatly complement each other. I don’t think this CD would work if either Gilbert or Nelson wasn’t on it. Either way, I hope this is a collaboration that continues down the road. This is some of Paul Gilbert’s finest work since his Mr. Big days.
United States is a one cool rockin’ CD. You will be hard pressed to find a bad tune on this one. I can’t imagine any rock fan not enjoying this CD. If you aren’t hooked by the opening cut, “The Last Rock and Roll Star”, you will be after “I’m Not Addicted”. Great vocals, and great musicianship equals a great CD.
Fans of Queen & Mr. Bigneed to check this CD out asap!. This will easily be one of my top CD’s of 2009. Do not pass go. Do not collect two hundred dollars!! Buy this one now!! Highly Recommended!
Rating: Out of 10
1. The Last Rock and Roll Star
3. Waste of Time
4. Bad Times Good
5. Paris Hilton Look-Alike
6. The Answer
7. I’m Free
9. Girl From Omaha
10.I’m Not Addicted
Freddie Nelson – Vocals, acoustic guitar
Paul Gilbert – Guitars, bass and vocals
Emi Gilbert – Keyboards
Mike Szuter – Bass
Matt “Muck” Muckle – Drums