LINKIN PARK VOCALIST CHESTER BENNINGTON and KORN GUITARIST BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH JOIN ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY CAMP
ALL-STAR EVENT HELD APRIL 6-9 IN LOS ANGELES, CA
FEBRUARY 16-19 EVENT FEATURES ALICE IN CHAINS GUITARIST JERRY CANTRELL AND BASSIST MIKE INEZ ALONG WITH STONE TEMPLE PILOTS’ DEAN AND ROBERT DELEO
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 13, 2017) – Over the course of the past several years, Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp has put together an all-star roster of participating artists, including Slash, Steven Tyler, Cheap Trick, Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi, Joe Perry, Roger Daltrey, Ginger Baker, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar and Def Leppard, to name but a few.
On April 6, the Camp will add LINKIN PARK vocalist CHESTER BENNINGTON and KORN guitarist BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH to its list of rock luminaries. From April 6-9 in Los Angeles, CA, attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by Bennington and Welch, two multi-Grammy winning artists whose bands have sold close to 100 million albums combined. Attendees will jam, write and perform live in a non-competitive atmosphere. They’ll participate in classes on all instruments, learn practice techniques and more, all of which leads up to a live performance alongside Welch at the legendary Whisky a Go Go on the famed Sunset Strip.
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, packages for the April 6-9th camp are available at a special early-bird starting price of $3999. For more information, visit www.rockcamp.com or call 888.762.BAND.
“I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and jamming at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp,” says Bennington. “I’m excited for the opportunity to share my music and passion with other musicians and fans of what I do.”
“We’re thrilled to have Chester and Brian join this year’s camp,” says Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp founder and creator David Fishof. “These are world-class musicians from two of rock music’s biggest and most influential bands. The knowledge, stories and experience they’ll be sharing with camp-goers makes this year’s event truly special. It’s no exaggeration to say that the camp is often a life-changing experience for the attendees. These are people with a common passion for rock music. Some of them play well, some of them don’t and that’s fine. Some were forced to give up their pursuit of a career in music. They come from all walks of life – CEOs, construction workers, accountants, grade school teachers, etc. We bring them all together and provide them with a unique opportunity to live their dream and meet and play with the artists who’ve provided the soundtrack of their lives.”
The April 6-9 camp with Bennington and Welch follows the March 2-5 camp featuring members of recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Deep Purple. Attendees will jam with Deep Purple’s Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Glenn Hughes, along with special guest Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad fame. That follows the February 16-19 camp featuring Alice In Chains guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and bassist Mike Inez, alongside Stone Temple Pilots’ guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo.
Also available for the first time ever is a special “Ultimate Backstage Pass” for fans who want to attend camp but don’t want to participate in a band. Click HERE for more info.
ABOUT LINKIN PARK
Since debuting on the Billboard 200 in 2000, no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart, and no other band has achieved more consecutive #1 albums this century than Linkin Park. Their debut album, Hybrid Theory, remains the biggest-selling album of the 21st century, over 19 million copies worldwide. Over the course of their career, they’ve sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, with platinum album sales in 34 countries and 5 continents. They’re one of the most popular bands in Asia, Europe and South America, and the first western rock band to play a 5-stadium tour in China. In addition to being the biggest band on Facebook with over 62 million fans, 5 million on Twitter, and 3 million on Instagram, Linkin Park is one of the most popular bands on YouTube with over 6.8 million channel subscribers and 3 billion views (first rock band to achieve over one billion views). They’ve received six Grammy nods and won twice, along with 5 American Music Awards, 4 MTV VMAs and 3 World Music Awards. Their most recent album, The Hunting Party, reached #1 in the iTunes store of 67 different countries.
Since forming in 1993, the iconic hard rock band KORN have sold nearly 40 million albums, toured the world dozens of times, and set records in the process that will likely never be surpassed. Originally from Bakersfield, CA, vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, and Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu on bass ushered in the new wave of metal music in the ’90s with their self-titled debut in 1994 and 1996’s Life is Peachy, but have ridden that wave to even greater success and higher artistic water marks. The band have battled personal demons and addictions but have found their way through to the other side. And now, highlighted by the force of drummer Ray Luzier, a return to a dual-guitar dynamic and some of Davis’s most inspired moments of self-reflection and expression, the new album The Serenity of Suffering finds KORN harnessing all the anger, power, and trademark balance of darkness and light that made their name all those years ago.