Put away your sleeping bags and flashlights and pack up your guitar and drumsticks, as it’s going to be blood, sweat, and tears when VH1 Classic takes you on the adventure of a lifetime with the new original series “Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp.” Production is set to begin on the series in February 2010. The four-episode, one-hour series is set to premiere in July 2010.
VH1 Classic and Mark Burnett Productions have teamed up to give fans the ultimate music experience to fulfill their rock and roll fantasies. In a new, hour-long, weekly docu-series, viewers will get to watch as 15 musicians from a variety of backgrounds and cities will go through the transformative process of becoming “rock stars.”
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp has allowed musicians around the world to make their dreams a reality,” said Mark Burnett. “We are delighted to produce a series about this real-life process and work with the great team at VH1 Classic.”
Campers will learn the hard way that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger when rock n’ roll star counselors dole out some intense tough love in order to turn these amateur musicians into rock gods. Previous rock and roll counselors have included Roger Daltrey, Steven Tyler, Slash, and Bill Wyman, to name just a few. Over the course of four weeks, the show will follow campers as they form bands, rehearse, get schooled by rock and roll legends, and ultimately, in the finale, perform before a live audience in an iconic rock venue.
“We are very excited to team up with Mark Burnett Productions to bring our viewers an inside look at all of the excitement and intensity of Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp,” said Lee Rolontz, EVP of Original Music Production and Development, VH1 and VH1 Classic. “Where else can you experience music fans living their dreams on stage next to legendary classic music artists?”
Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp founder David Fishof says “Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp has changed people’s lives and this new alliance with Mark Burnett and VH1 Classic will enable viewers to see this in a very exciting way.”
Each week, a surprise rock icon will drop in to train each band on a new aspect of becoming rock stars. We’ll see campers evolve from quiet nice guys and gals to loud, sexy front men and women…timid drummers to drum-pounding rock heroes…wannabe Slashes to ax-slinging forces to be reckoned with. With a few hiccups along the way, the journey will be anything but dull…fights will erupt and stage fright will ensue, ensuring that only those with rock n’ roll in their blood will make it to the top!
In preparation for the final battle of the bands, each group must claim their true rock identity by choosing a name, a bad-ass wardrobe, and some killer hair and makeup. With the music know-how, looks, and rock star swagger falling into place, viewers will watch them take the stage in front of a live audience. Will they pass the test and be flocked by groupies…or booed off the stage? The stakes are high, as the band voted best by the fans will win the opportunity every rock fan dreams about – a once-in-a-lifetime performance with a major rock star.
Mark Burnett Productions is producing the series. Executive producers for Mark Burnett Productions are Mark Burnett and Lee Metzger. David Fishof is an executive producer. Executive producers for VH1 Classic are Lee Rolontz, Keshia Williams, and Rick Krim.