Sammy Hagar, (Chickenfoot, ex-Van Halen), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Mark Hudson (Aerosmith producer), Ronnie Montrose (Montrose), Kip Winger (Winger) and Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio, Blue Öyster Cult) will take part in the next edition of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp, set to take place May 10-15 in Hollywood, California.

According to the organizers, there are “four incredible programs to choose from, including the recording package at East West Studios with our rockers and Eddie Kramer (who has produced such acts as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, etc.) the full six-day package, and the four-day weekend package. We also have a new Young Rockers package that is limited to 1-2 bands on a first-come-first-served basis.”

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.

Learn more about Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp, tour dates and pricing at www.rockcamp.com

In Sammy Hagar’s new memoir “Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock”, which will be released on March 15, he talks frankly and candidly about his former partner, Eddie Van Halen. In the book, Hagar points out some of the more outlandish displays from Eddie in recent times, recalling in 2004 when the pair met at Eddie’s house to discuss the VAN HALEN reunion tour with Hagar, “He finally invited me over to this giant, extravagant house that he and Valerie (Bertinelli) had built before she split. It looked like vampires lived there. There were bottles and cans all over the floor. The handle was broken off the refrigerator door. There were spider webs everywhere. . . He told me he cured himself by having pieces of his tongue liquefied and injected into his body. He also told me when he had his hip replacement, he stayed awake through the operation and helped the doctors drill a hole. What a fruitcake.”

Hagar was asked by Rolling Stone whether he believes that Van Halen will ever release a new album with David Lee Roth. “I hope so, but I don’t have a lot of faith in those guys’ work ethic,” he said. “It just seems like they’ve had every opportunity in the world to make a record. They’ve had two singers, and three singers if you want to count Gary (Cherone). . . They’ve had Dave or me these past few years. If they wanted to be reasonable either one of us would have done a record with that band. I love that band. Eddie’s got his own studio, his brother lives about two miles away, plays drums, Eddie plays guitar, bass, keyboards. . . Why wouldn’t they make a record in all that time? Something’s really wrong. So to think that that’s fixed now all of a sudden. . . I have a hard time believing that.”

When asked if he can see Eddie and David Lee Roth hunkering down and writing what will amount to the first new Van Halen album by any lineup since 1998, Hagar admitted, “Nah, I can’t. They took a long time to get it back together. They aborted about 20 reunions, as we all know. But the last one, I was betting against that too. I thought, ‘Oh this will never happen.’ After I went out and did some shows with Dave and said, ‘Wow, now I understand why these guys can’t get back together.’ You know, they’re both quirky. They did the reunion, they finally got that done so maybe they’ll finally get a record out. It would be great — the fans deserve some new Van Halen music. And as great a musician as Ed is, he really needs to be more prolific because we need more great music out there. There’s a lot of bad music out there. We need guys like Eddie Van Halen.”

Hagar went on to say: “I will make one statement that you will love: If they do make a record, it better be fucking good. We’ve waited a long time and it better be fucking good, man. Do not make a mediocre record, folks. Because if you do, not only am I gonna be on your ass, but everybody else is too, because it’s been a long time, you’ve had time to put together something great.”

Hagar recalled that back in 2004 when he and current Chickenfoot bandmate Michael Anthony recorded three new songs for Van Halen’s “Best Of Both Worlds” compilation, the pace that the band was working at was far to slow for him. “We tried to make a record, but, y’know, it just was taking so long we only got three songs done, and not ’cause of me, I’ll tell ya straight up,” he said. “If anyone ever says anything like that I was the problem on that record, they’re crazy. I had my stuff totally together. I went in, I knocked my stuff out, and then Eddie would take months to do a guitar solo or something. It was just way too drawn out. I can’t work like that.”

Sammy Hagar has also confirmed a number of signing engagements for his autobiography, “Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock”, due on March 15 via It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Chapters – Festival Hall
142 John Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m.
Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood AVE
Ridgewood, NJ

Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Borders Columbus Circle
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY

Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Book Revue
313 New York Ave.
Huntington, NY

Friday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Left Bank Books
321 N. 10th St.
St. Louis, MO

Sunday, March 20 at 5:00 p.m.
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Barnes And Noble
7881 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA

Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Barnes And Noble
1256 Galleria Boulevard
Roseville, CA

Friday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Books Inc In The Marina
2251 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Copperfield’s Books
140 Kentucky St.
Petaluma, CA