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Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp has announced its first ever partnership with Guitar Player magazine! The Ultimate Musician’s Fantasy Camp is geared towards guitar fanatics of all levels to jam next to extraordinary guitar players.

All levels of player are welcome. Drummers, bassists, keyboard players and vocalists are encouraged to attend and take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Guitar legends Joe Perry, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai will lead this one-of-a-kind camp for guitar zealots — sharing their experience, techniques, riffs, tone tips, and creative concepts in real-world band settings, seminars, and other events. Best of all, you get to play side by side with these icons and see their magic up close and personal.

Joe Perry is, of course, lead guitarist for the multi-platinum rock band AEROSMITH, a member of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and one of the most influential rock guitarists of all time. Joe‘s slinky licks are all over some of the greatest classic rock tunes ever recorded: “Walk This Way”, “Back In The Saddle”, “Sweet Emotion”, “Dream On”, and scores of other radio hits. During the camp, Joe Perry will be receiving the GP Certified Legend Award.

Best known for his electric guitar skills, Eric Johnson is also proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist. Guitar Player magazine has called Eric “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet.” Along with a platinum selling full-length album, Eric received a Grammy Award for” Best Rock Instrumental Performance” in 1991.

Steve Vai is an acknowledged virtuoso, a three-time Grammy winner, founder of Favored Nations Records, and has performed with Frank Zappa, WHITESNAKE, David Lee Roth, and others.

In addition to our mega artist lineup, your rock star counselors include Elliot Easton (THE CARS), Gary Hoey, Tony Franklin (THE FIRM), and Joe Vitale (drummer for CSN and THE EAGLES). There will also be special guest appearances from none other than John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE) and bass players get to take lessons from legendary bassist Michael Anthony (VAN HALEN, CHICKENFOOT). Participants can also join their favorite Guitar Player magazine editors Michael Molenda and Brad Tolinski for special question-and-answer sessions with rock star attendees.

With two performances at a popular Las Vegas venue, recording sessions, interactions with the editorial staff of your favorite magazine, Guitar Player, and so much more this is an opportunity you do not want to miss.

Beginners and novices do not be intimidated by this lineup. Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp‘s multi-day camps were created for musicians of all levels of any instrument, including drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, horns and vocals. RRFC provides all backline and audio gear. Campers are encouraged to bring and enjoy their own instruments. Call Beth at 888.762.2263 ext 5 or visit for more information. This is a camp you do NOT want to miss!

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Jacky BamBam of Philadelphia’s 93.3 WMMR radio station recently conducted an interview with Jimmy Crespo about the former AEROSMITH guitarist’s involvement with “When Rod Was God”, the tribute band featuring the actual touring band that played and co-wrote many of Stewart‘s hits. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

Jimmy is best known as the man who replaced Joe Perry in AEROSMITH from 1979 to 1984. In addition to appearing on the “Night In The Ruts” album, Jimmy co-wrote the majority of songs and performed almost all the guitar on “Rock In A Hard Place”.

Interview (audio):

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AEROSMITH has canceled its two previously scheduled festival gigs in the Far East — Wednesday, August 21 in Shanghai and Saturday, August 24 in Taipei — due to the local promoters’ failure to “meet contractual obligations.”

AEROSMITH was supposed to make its Chinese live debut at the outdoor Shanghai Hongkou Stadium. The venue has a capacity of 25,000 people.

“We are extremely upset to have disappointed our dedicated fans,” says AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler in a statement. “They have welcomed us into their country, and due to uncontrollable circumstances, we will not be able to perform. We were so excited to share our music with them and look forward to one day returning and giving them the show they deserve.”

“We’re disappointed as we wanted to play for our fans,” added AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry. “We’ve looked forward to this for a lifetime.”

“It’s always been a dream of ours to play in Shanghai and Taipei, and meet our fans there,” said AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton says. “We were really looking forward to visiting Shanghai and Taipei and playing for our fans there and are very disappointed that these two shows have been cancelled.”

“I’m disappointed we weren’t able to play for our fans in China. However, the circumstances were beyond our control,” stated AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer. “I sincerely hope AEROSMITH will get another opportunity to come back to Shanghai and Taiwan to play for our many fans there.”

Back in May, AEROSMITH a concert in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta due to reports of a bomb threat at the Myanmar Embassy.

AEROSMITH‘s latest album, “Music From Another Dimension!”, was released on November 6, 2012, and debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart, selling 63,000 copies in its first week of release.


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Guitar legend Steve Hunter, best known for his work with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, David Lee Roth, Jack Bruce and AEROSMITH, has released a new CD, “The Manhattan Blues Project”, featuring an all-star guest lineup.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, AEROSMITH’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry along with long-estranged FOREIGNER co-founders Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame last night (Thursday, June 13) at Manhattan’s Marriott Marquis Hotel.

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According to, Sea Shepherd crew was recently honored to host two of rock’s greatest legends, AEROSMITH’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler on board Sea Shepherd’s fleet in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia.

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Although Joe Perry has hinted that AEROSMITH’s record making days might be over, bassist Tom Hamilton isn’t so sure, according to The Pulse Of Radio.

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AEROSMITH’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall Of Fame and perform on the Bowl’s opening night of the 2013 season on Saturday, June 22.

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Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul is now available.

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Of all the great original 1959 Standards out there — a pretty small number to begin with — Joe Perry’s Les Paul has long been acclaimed as one of the finest.

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