Guitarist “Metal Mike” Chlasciak of Wayne, NJ, has partnered with School of Rock to present the Mayhem in the Mountains metal summer camp in the Catskills. Additionally, Chlasciak has released the instructional volume Classic Metal Essentials. Visit www.metalmike.net.
Best-selling author Arthur Phillips of Brooklyn, NY, released his latest book, The Tragedy of Arthur, in paperback. It was hailed by the New York Times and the New Yorker. Visit www.arthurphillips.info.
Michael Weidenfeller of Westport, MA, produced and is releasing the debut album by the Cha Cha Cha Allstars. His songs have been placed in The Shield, Beautiful People, and Next Stop Wonderland, and he has written soundtracks and jingles.
Vocalist Jennifer Truesdale of Arlington, MA, wrote the book Get Paid to Sing: The Singer’s Guide to Making a Living Making Music, a career guide for singers. It is copublished with Jeff Muzzerole ’99. Visit www.getpaidtosing.com.
Bassist Bryan Beller of Nashville, TN, recently completed the Midwest leg of a tour with instrumental act the Aristocrats. In addition to Beller, the group features Guthrie Govan (guitar) and Marco Minnemann (drums).