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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rock News for Saturday 23rd October, 2010

Well, been trying to work on more review updates and it's been tough to get the time, but they are coming! :)
Meantime, deeply saddened by the news that it's looking highly lightly that my beloved Portsmouth Football Club may finally unable to fight off being closed down. Seriously praying for a miracle today. Here's hoping.
Anyway, that's of no interest to all of you my good friends, so on with the news updates!


The World-Famous Rock Camp Featured in Mark Burnett’s New VH1 Classic Series
Shatters all VH1 Classic Viewership Records with Series Premiere

Fall “Weekend Warrior” Camps Led by Allman Brothers Co-Founder Dickey Betts
Kicked Off this Weekend in Philadelphia

New York, NY (October, 2010) — Can you imagine playing lead guitar for front man Roger Daltrey of The Who in front of a live, screaming and standing-room-only crowd at an iconic rock venue? For many people, this is a lifelong fantasy; at Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp, it becomes reality.
From January 12th to 17th in New York City, rock enthusiasts and amateur musicians from all walks of life will have the opportunity to interact with, learn from, jam with and perform alongside their idols as part of the rock camp that became the centerpiece of VH1 Classic’s new series – also called Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp – which debuted October 16th as the most watched series premiere in network history.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp New York City will feature several of the rock star counselors from the Mark Burnett produced VH1 Classic show, which, according to the New York Post’s Michael Starr, “far exceeded VH1’s expectations.” With the help of special guest counselor Roger Daltrey, one of the most iconic lead singers in rock ‘n’ roll history, rock greats the likes of Grammy Award-winning mega-producer Phil Ramone, Tommy James, Simon Kirke of Bad Company, Rudy Sarzo of Quiet Riot, Kip Winger of Winger, renowned singer/songwriter Mark Hudson, and many others, will be transforming campers from rock hobbyists into arena maestros.

“There is a rock star within everyone, and with the help of some of the world’s most celebrated musicians, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp brings that rock star to the surface for an empowering experience that stays with campers their entire lives,” said Rock Camp founder/CEO David Fishof. “As shown on the VH1 Classic series, the camp brings real people together with rock legends for a one-of-a-kind rock ‘n’ roll immersion. Where else can an amateur musician learn from and jam with living legends like Roger Daltrey? Our New York camp will be one of our best yet.”

From the minute campers arrive in New York, their rock ‘n’ roll adventure begins. Campers will form their own bands; spend over 10 hours a day in-studio jamming and creating original music under the guidance of a famous rock counselor; meet and jam with Roger Daltrey; take a variety of specialized master classes conducted by rock icons; break bread with industry insiders; and play BB King's in Times Square before a jam-packed audience.

There are three packages – the four-day Rock Star package, and six-day Headliner and Recording Star packages – allowing campers a variety of options to tap into their inner Robert Plant. The most comprehensive package – The Recording Star – includes two extra days of recording time in a renowned studio with a professional engineer, allowing campers to leave with a series of professionally-mixed and produced songs complete with the rock star seal of approval.

This fall, in conjunction with the VH1 Classic series, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is criss-crossing the nation, bringing a series of “Weekend Warrior” Camps to a town near you. The tour, led by Allman Brothers legend Dickey Betts, kicks off today for a weekend in Philadelphia, and then continues in San Francisco (Nov. 5-7), Dallas (Nov. 12-14) and Chicago (Nov. 19-21). Betts will be joined on tour by Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk), Mark Hudson, Rudy Sarzo, Kip Winger, Sandy Gennaro, and numerous special guest rock stars in each city. Hudson, Sarzo and Winger are all featured on the TV show.

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is the hottest show on VH1 Classic for a reason,” added Fishof. “We’re rocking in the New Year with one of our most exciting and star-studded camps ever.”
Learn more about Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp, tour dates and pricing at

About Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp: Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp was founded by David Fishof in 1997 as the ultimate music experience for the amateur or aficionado, pairing music lovers of all levels together with rock icons for a first-hand immersion in the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Camp attendees move from spectator to band member, sharing the stage - and limelight - with rock icons for an once-in-a-lifetime experience. More details available at

Judie Tzuke on Weekend Wogan this Sunday

A brief note from the Judie Tzuke camp (Thanks Jamie!), to let UK folks know that Judie is a live guest on Weekend Wogan, this Sunday live on BBC Radio 2. She will be performing three songs.
Here is a link to the show:

If you can't catch it live, it should be on the BBC iPlayer for a week.
Keep up with Judie Tzuke for all things at:

Def Leppard's Phil Collen launches new website

Adding updates about his current TV 'touring' schedule, Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has kicked off his new website, with the following news.

Phil To Guest on VH1 Classic’s – “That Metal Show” on Nov 6th
Phil joins hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine on season six of the VH1 Classic hit original series “That Metal Show”. ‘The show is bigger and badder than ever with a new one-hour format, giving viewers more time to get up close and personal with their favorite metal artists’. Phil is joined by Frankie Banali, of Quiet Riot fame, in the second half of the show.

and ...
Phil to Appear on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON on Nov 12th
Catch Phil LIVE on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Friday, November 12th at 12:35/11:35 Central on NBC. Phil will be sitting in with Jimmy’s house band, The Roots, for the entire show!

To keep up with his new site where he's covering everything from his music to his bodybuilding(!?) and workouts inbetween go to:

Lynch Mob adds new US dates in 2011

George Lynch and his Lynch Mob band of merry men have been touring all over the world in support of their return album 'Smoke and Mirrors' and right now they are making their way to Europe.
The bands next live date being at the UK's premier melodic and hard rock annual Firefest Festival in Nottingham, England on October 30th and after that they'll be making their way to Bulgaria, Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain and beyond, through November.

Guessing the band will be taking some down time after that before 2011 kicks in and then the band will start all over again, kicking off in January on the 21st at Hollywood's Key Club, followed by some other dates in Arizona, Michigan and then New York.

I'm sure more dates will be added and then hopefully we'll see a new album from the band.

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