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Jesse Camp will be a featured guest on The Jimmy Star Show live radio/tv show hosted by King of Cool Jimmy Star along with Cool Man About Town Ron Russell  to discuss his new tv show “Born To Rock And Roll” developed with his well known photographer sister Marisha Camp,  his music, his career and […]

Posted January 7, 2016 by Jimmy Star

 
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Jesse Camp will be a featured guest on The Jimmy Star Show live radio/tv show hosted by King of Cool Jimmy Star along with Cool Man About Town Ron Russell  to discuss his new tv show “Born To Rock And Roll” developed with his well known photographer sister Marisha Camp,  his music, his career and the entertainment industries at large. The Jimmy Star Show is tv/radio’s coolest hit show, featuring the coolest in music, entertainment, fashion and pop culture, all from a fun industry insider perspective in a completely live, unedited fast-paced two-hour conversational format.

Jesse Camp  is the winner of the first Wanna Be A VJ contest on MTV beating over 5000 other contestants including Dave Holmes  for a VJ  job on the network. During his year and a half on MTV, Camp was a cohost of music video show Total Request Live (TRL), and also hosted the summer series “Lunch With Jesse” as well as “MTV Rocks Off”. Although the original contest rules were to let the winner be a VJ for a period of two weeks, Camp became so popular on the channel that the network immediately extended his contract for a full year. Jesse was voted one of VH1’s Twenty Greatest MTV Moments in 2010.

Following his departure from TRL, Camp parlayed his MTV fame into a rock career with his 1999 debut album Jesse & the 8th Street Kidz on the Hollywood Records  label. The album was produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock) and Julian Raymond (Cheap Trick, Glen Campbell), and specialized in the 1980s style glam metal  that fell out of fashion almost a decade before the album’s release. Guest stars on the album included Stevie Nicks duetting with Camp on ballad “My Little Saviour”, Rick Nielsen, Steve Hunter and Greg Bisonette. Camp cowrote the album with Alex Kane (Life, Sex and Death, Antiproduct), Bam Bam and Jo Almeida (Dogs D’Amour) and Share Pedersen (Vixen, Bubble). A video for the first single “See You Around” included cameos from Reverend Run and Marky Ramone. Critical reviews were mixed. Rob Sheffield gave the album a review (3.5 stars) in Rolling Stone, while Stephen Thomas Erlewine  of Allmusic gave the album 1 star out of a possible 5, writing: “At times, the music is catchy, but most of the time it’s simply irritating, since Camp’s singing is every bit as grating as his persona.” In a retrospective review for The Onion AV Club, Nathan Rabin noted that the album was well-produced and featured solid performances by the session musicians, but that the choice to obscure Camp’s vocals on most songs betrays his limited musical ability, particularly on the duet with the far more talented Stevie Nicks.

Jesse’s touring band included Keith Robert, Sammy Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks), Todd Youth (D Generation, Chelsea Smiles) and Joe Rizzo (Jayne County). Tommy James (Sex Gang Children) and Tommy Furar (Loud Lucy) replaced Youth and Yaffa in a later incarnation of the band that supported Alice Cooper on his fall tour of 1999.

Camp appeared in an impromptu cameo on the documentary titled Power & Control LSD in The Sixties, by Aron Ranen.Jesse Camp has acted in several films including Crossroads with Britney Spears and a starring role in Skinwalker (2004). In 2008, Camp was captured by cameras at the final MTV TRL party purchasing two “eight balls” by TMZ camera men/women. During the purchase, Camp stated he would sell both kidneys and a leg for two eight balls of cocaine. It was later revealed that Camp was just having fun for the TMZ cameras and making light of his bad reputation. Camp has been sober for many years and continues to help other addicts through his work with Musicares. Camp has made several short films and documentary pieces with his sister, photographer Marisha Camp. Their new show “Born To Rock and Roll” will be coming out in April of this year.

The Jimmy Star Show is pleased to showcase the expertise and talent of Jesse Camp   and all anticipate a fun and informative time talking with him about his career and the entertainment industries at large. Join King of Cool Jimmy Star, and Cool Man about Town Ron Russell as they have a playful and sometimes wild time with the talented featured guest!

To hear/watch Jesse Camp live on The Jimmy Star Show tune in to W4CY Radio on Wednesday January 13th, 2016 from 3-5 pm ET and 12-2 pm PT online at www.w4cy.com from anywhere in the world.Jesse Camp on The Jimmy Star Show