AEROSMITH’S STEVEN TYLER IS EXCITED FOR FANTASY CAMP:
April 23, 2009
Dave Basner of VH1 Classic Rock reports that in a couple of weeks, Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp will play host to a slew of rock royalty including Todd Rundgren, Duff McKagan, Yes’ Alan White, Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. The rockers won’t just jam with excited campers, they’ll give them some insight too. Steven filled us in on what he’s most excited about.
(Actuality #1) “I love this. I love fantasy camp. It’s not just BS, I get a chance to tell them what it’s like to write a song. What it’s like to be so f***ing big headed to think that you might even know what a hit single is.”
Even world renowned musicians like Tyler wouldn’t have minded advice from someone famous when they were starting out. That being the case, we asked the Aerosmith singer if he could’ve gone to Rock Camp before he made it big, who would he have wanted there. The answer may surprise you.
(Actuality #2) “Without a doubt I would’ve gone and I would’ve had my way with Marianne Faithfull or Janis Joplin. You know it’s funny, everybody thought it was Mick Jagger and this one and that one. You know what, I was Everly Brothers, The Hi-Los and bands like that. It was like Chubby Checker and, oh my god, wop bop a loo bop do wop bop bam.”
The lucky campers this season won’t only get to rock with Steven and all the other talented counselors, they’ll also get to record at Capitol Studios and perform at the Whisky A Go Go. It all happens April 29th to May 3rd and there are just a few openings left. To book one or for more info, head to RockCamp.com.
In related news, Steven Tyler is auctioning off a signed photo at www.eBay.com to support the United Firefighters of America. The irresistible 8×10 glossy photo hand signed in person by Steven Tyler comes custom framed and matted using acid-free materials to an overall size of 11×14.
More details about this rare piece of memorabilia can be found at this location.