Meat Loaf, Yes singer Jon Anderson and former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley will be the headline "counselors" at this year's Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, which will take place Nov. 17-22 in Hollywood. A shorter and less expensive session will also be held Nov. 12-15.
"Meat Loaf has been to baseball fantasy camps before," RRFC founder David Fishof tells Billboard.com, "so I wrote a letter to his manager to invite him to ours. He's a fun guy. You have to have a certain kind of personality, and Meat Loaf is that personality. He's a character. He is what Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy camp is about; he's the kind of guy you want to hang with and talk music with and talk career and jam with."
The November camp staff will include Rami Jaffee (the Wallflowers, Foo Fighters), Elliot Easton (the Cars), Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Joe Cocker), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Bruce Kulick (Kiss), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), Share Ross (Vixen), Teddy Andreadis (Guns 'n' Roses, Alice Cooper) and writer/producer Mark Hudson (Aerosmith, Ringo Starr). Producer and engineer Ron Nevison (the Rolling Stones, the Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd) will also be a guest, and Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger is expected to jam with the campers on the final night at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go.
Another producer/engineer, Eddie Kramer, will oversee a special 40th anniversary tribute to Led Zeppelin, with a winning song broadcast on the syndicated "Get the Led Out" radio program.
The spring RRFC drew sold out all 85 spots, according to Fishof.
A variety of camp packages are available from $7,999 to $12,498, with a Rock 'n' Roll Golf Best Ball Tournament on Nov. 17 for an extra fee. Information is available at (888) 762-2263 or rockcamp.com.
RRFC has also set its spring dates, Feb. 10-15 or 12-15 in Hollywood and March 25-31 at Abbey Road Studios in London, England.