Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, Ted Nugent to host Rock Fantasy Camp “Masterclass” sessions

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer and Ted Nugent are among the latest music stars who have signed on to host upcoming editions of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp’s series of “Masterclass” virtual tutorials.

Kramer’s interactive online class will take place on Monday, August 31, while the Nuge’s is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7.

Other well-known artists who will host recently announced “Masterclasses” include Ides of March/ex-Survivor member Jim Peterik on August 26, Triumph’s Rik Emmett on August 27, former Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto on September 9, Whitesnake drummer Tommy Aldridge on September 16, former Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo at September 19, Sammy Hagar & the Circle guitarist Vic Johnson on September 20, longtime Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers drummer Steve Ferrone on September 20, producer Jack Douglas on September 21, Night Ranger guitarist Brad Gillis on September 22, Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson on September 26, Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins on October 3, Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine on October 17, and Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse on October 18.

The events are limited to either 20 or 25 attendees. During the Masterclasses, the featured artists will share vocal, musical and/or songwriting tips, tell stories about their eventful careers, answer questions from attendees and more. In addition, surprise guest artists may pop into online classes unannounced.

Among the musicians to participate in upcoming previously announced “Masterclass” events are Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice, ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum, Mountain‘s Leslie West, Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner, ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, and Yes members Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and Alan White.

Here’s a list of most of the upcoming Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Masterclass events; start time is 8 p.m. ET unless otherwise noted:

8/22 — Deep Purple’s Ian Paice, ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum & more (starts at 1 p.m. ET)
8/23 — Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini (starts at 12 p.m. ET)
8/25 — Tesla guitarist David Rude
8/26 — Ides of March/ex-Survivor member Jim Peterik
8/27 — Triumph’s Rik Emmett
8/28 — Leslie West
8/29 — Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess (starts at 1 p.m. ET)
8/29 — Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner
8/31 — Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer
9/3 — Ex-Billy Idol/Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy
9/5 — Stu Hamm (starts at 5 p.m. ET)
9/5 & 6 — Songwriter Holly Knight (two-part class: 9/5 at 8 p.m., 9/6 at 4 p.m.)
9/8 — Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon
9/9 — Ex-Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto
9/10 — Sebastian Bach
9/12 — Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli
9/13 — Yes guitarist Steve Howe (starts at 1 p.m. ET)
9/13 — Yes keyboardist Geoff Downes (starts at 4 p.m. ET)
9/13 — Yes drummer Alan White (starts at 7 p.m. ET)
9/14 — North Mississippi All Stars’ Luther Dickinson
9/15 — Fanny’s June Millington
9/16 — Whitesnake drummer Tommy Aldridge
9/19 — Ex-Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo (starts at 3 p.m. ET)
9/20 — Sammy Hagar & the Circle guitarist Vic Johnson (starts at 3 p.m. ET)
9/20 — Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers drummer Steve Ferrone
9/21 — Producer Jack Douglas
9/22 — Night Ranger guitarist Brad Gillis
9/26 — Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson (starts at 3 p.m. ET)
9/26 — Eric Johnson
10/2 — Wilco guitarist Nels Cline
10/3 — Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins (starts at 3 p.m. ET)
10/7 — Ted Nugent
10/17 — Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine (starts at 3 p.m. ET)
10/18 — Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse (starts at 3 p.m. ET)

By Matt Friedlander
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