Revival Camp will include an incredible line up of special guests including legendary record executive Paul Fishkin (ex co-owner/president of Bearsville Records and manager of Todd’s first band Woody’s Truck Stop), Mark Volman (The Turtles/Flo & Eddie) and Peter Buck (R.E.M.). This event will feature evening jam sessions with Rundgren, bassist Kasim Sulton (Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Meatloaf), guitarist Jesse Gress (Todd Rundgren, Tony Levin Band, Guitar Player Consulting Editor) and drummer Gregg Bendian (Interzone, The Mahavishnu Project, The Musical Box), along with the guest celebrity of the day.
Mark Volman founding member, lead singer and manager of “The Turtles,” who continue to tour over 50 concerts a year. Their song “Happy Together” has just received a BMI award for 9 million radio air performances and was placed in to the Grammy Hall of Fame. In the 70′s, Mark joined up with Frank Zappa & the Mother’s of Invention where he made 10 albums and wrote and starred in the United Artist’s feature film, “200 Motels.” Mark has also sung with such notable artists as John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, T.Rex, Todd Rundgren, Stephen Stills, The Ramones, Lou Reed, U2 and many more. He has written songs for children’s television , such as the Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake and received a Grammy nomination for these works. Markhas survived in the music business for over 38 years as an on-air radio personality, radio syndication, record producer and writer for national music magazines and network television. ”The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie” continue to be one of America’s most successful touring groups, performing 40 to 60 concerts around the world every year. He is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Entertainment Industry Studies program in the Mike Curb School for Entertainment and Music Business and before that was a member of the Loyola Marymount University faculty from 1997 – 2003. Areas of specialization: music business, Entertainment Industry Studies and popular music history. Mark is a member and conference attendee of the College Music Society, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association, as well as consultant for professional musicians. He is a member of AFTRA/SAG and Local 47 of the musician’s union. He is on the Board of Director’s of Leadership Music in Nashville. Mark and has a Bachelor Degree in Communication Arts and Masters of Fine Arts.
PAUL FISHKIN: Thursday, July 26th
After Bearsville, Fishkin co-founded Modern Records, (a joint venture with Atlantic Records), with Danny Goldberg (Nirvana, Bonnie Raitt, etc). At Modern, he exclusively signed and oversaw the solo recording career of multi-platinum legend, Stevie Nicks, resurrected the recording career of Natalie Cole, and developed the gold artist, Poe.
After Modern, Paul and Mark Puma co-managed Twisted Sister and Kix, who under their aegis each went from selling 100,000 units to multi-platinum. He also co-managed Rosie O’Donnell early in her career, and was a partner with Jimmy Iovine, (current Chairman of Interscope and American Idol mentor), in a production deal through A & M Records. Fishkin has also been A & R Consultant for Doug Morris (current Chairman of Sony Music Group), and Tom Shadyac (director of Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty, etc.) for his record label, 333 Music. Paul also managed Hush, a hip hop Geffen Records artist who had a CD partially produced by Eminem.
Most recently Fishkin was Chairman and co-founder of en2go, a tech media hybrid which had Tolga Katas, Steve Wozniak, and Ted Cohen on its Board of Directors. Paul is currently co-managing with Scott Ross, recording artist/award winning writer, Laura Warshauer.
Paul has had the unique honor of having had three songs written and recorded about him by two of the great icons of Rock & Roll. In addition to the aforementioned “We Gotta Get You a Woman,” Todd wrote and recorded “Hang On Paul” for the Nazz Nazz album, and Stevie Nicks wrote and recorded “Sleeping Angel” which was on the “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” soundtrack as well as her “Enchanted” compilation CD.