Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal Goes Head-To-Head With Las Vegas Personalities in Ultimate Spicy Food Challenge, May 29



Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and AEG Live Las Vegas will donate $1,000 to charity of winner’s choice


What :Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal faces off with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino executives and Las Vegas personalities during Bumblefoot’s Spicy Food Challenge inside Pink Taco on Thursday, May 29. Contestants will test their spice tolerance alongside Bumblefoot, and the participant that lasts the longest will be declared winner. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and AEG Live Las Vegas will provide the champion with a $1,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice and a gift bag. Potential benefitting charities include Amazing Gracie, Keep Memory Alive, Las Vegas Valley Human Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Wounded Warrior Project, The Shade Tree, among others.


Bumblefoot, a world-renowned and critically-acclaimed guitarist, has a special gift of consuming some of the world’s hottest foods. His tolerance is currently at 7.1 million Scoville units, which is three times stronger than commercial-grade pepper spray weapons.


Pink Taco will prepare several dishes with various levels of spices, each round getting hotter and hotter. Among the participants will be some of the property’s key organizers for the Guns N’ Roses’ An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! residency including Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Chief Operating Officer Jody Lake, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Vice President of Entertainment Chas Smith and AEG Live Las Vegas’ Vice President of Booking Bobby Reynolds.Smith will also fulfill hosting duties. In addition, several of the city’s well-known media personalities will brave the contest.


Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal
, Guns N’ Roses guitarist
Jody Lake
, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino chief operating officer                               
Chas Smith, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino vice president of entertainment
Bobby Reynolds, AEG Live Las Vegas vice president of booking                               
Lorrin Bond, 97.1 The Point radio personality
Sarah Feldberg, Las Vegas Weekly editor
Brian Hammer, Morning Host 107.9 BOB-FM
John Katsilometes, Las Vegas Sun editor at large
Al Miller, KOMP 92.3 radio personality
Mayleen Ramey, OK! TV host and producer
Kim Wagner, KSNV Ch. 3 co-host of “Wake Up With the Wagners” and “News 3 at Noon”            

Thursday, May 29
Noon to 1 p.m.  Challenge

Pink Taco
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169


DetailsGuns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!
May 28, 30 – 31; June 4, 6 – 7
Designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live, Guns N’ Roses’ An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!  features an all-new production to highlight the band’s legacy. The residency allows concertgoers to get up-close-and-personal with Guns N’ Roses while the group performs everything from its greatest hits to a few lesser-known but beloved songs.


Ticket prices start at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees). To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Hotel box office, or charge-by-phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. Room and show packages are available at



About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Mötley Crüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy, Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert featuring electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin& Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Guns N' Roses Guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal Goes Head-To-Head With Las Vegas Personalities in Ultimate Spicy Food Challenge, May 29
Pink Taco, 4455 Paradise Road,Las Vegas,Nevada
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