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

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GUNS N’ ROSES GUITARIST RON “BUBLEFOOT” THAL GOES HEAD-TO-HEAD
WITH LAS VEGAS PERSONALITIES IN ULTIMATE SPICY FOOD CHALLENGE
AT PINK TACO IN THE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ON THURSDAY, 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.

 

Who:
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”            

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

Where:
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, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. Room and show packages are available at www.hardrockhotel.com.

 

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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 MetroWize.com 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. www.aeglive.com

Photos/Recap: Imagine Dragons celebrated their record-breaking year with a memorabilia case dedication at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Monday, Dec. 30

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IMAGINE DRAGONS CELEBRATED THEIR RECORD-BREAKING YEAR WITH A MEMORABILIA CASE DEDICATION AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ON MONDAY, DEC. 30

Imagine Dragons with special guests The Mowgli’s and Parade of Lights returned to their hometown of Las Vegas for a sold out show at The Joint the same evening

Las Vegas’ hometown rockers and GRAMMY-nominated Imagine Dragons proved that 2013 was the year of the dragons as they commemorated their breakout year by unveiling their first-ever memorabilia case inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 30.

Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas, and Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, were on hand to congratulate the band on their record-breaking year and welcome the musicians back to their hometown. Before addressing a crowd of adoring fans, Imagine Dragons band members Dan Reynolds, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman and Wayne Sermon ripped off the covered case to reveal a full display of signature memorabilia from the band’s career. After, Dan Reynolds took the microphone to thank Hard Rock Hotel and fans for their support.

The special display, located right inside of the property from the main valet, features iconic items from the band’s music video “On Top of the World” including all four custom-made astronaut suits, an American flag, an Earth decorated beach ball, a small satellite dish and more. In addition, the case will be home to the rope that lead singer Dan Reynolds used to fly over the audience during Imagine Dragons’ sold-out February 2013 show at The Joint as well as an autographed copy of the property’s in-room Hard Rock Hotel Magazine, featuring the band on the cover.

The same evening, Imagine Dragons said goodbye to the final days of 2013 with a special sold out performance inside The Joint. The Las Vegas-based rockers were joined by special guests The Mowgli’s and Parade of Lights. Following, Dan Reynolds performed a DJ set inside Body English Nightclub & Afterhours.

 

Imagine Dragons joined by Bobby Reynolds of AEG Live (3rd from L) and Chas Smith of Hard Rock Hotel (far R)
Imagine Dragons joined by Bobby Reynolds of AEG Live (3rd from L) and Chas Smith of Hard Rock Hotel (far R)
Imagine Dragons memorabilia unveiling at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Imagine Dragons memorabilia unveiling at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Imagine Dragons new memorabilia case located inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Imagine Dragons new memorabilia case located inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
 Imagine Dragons pose inside The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Imagine Dragons pose inside The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Photo Credit:  Erik Kabik

About The Joint T
he Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,000-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 MetroWize.com 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, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, 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 and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

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. www.aeglive.com.

 

Imagine Dragons Commemorates its Breakout Year with a Memorabilia Case Dedication at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Prior to Concert, on Monday, Dec. 30

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Imagine Dragons Commemorates its Breakout Year with a Memorabilia Case Dedication at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Prior to Concert, On Monday, Dec. 30

Imagine Dragons with special guests The Mowgli’s and Parade of Lights at The Joint at 8 p.m. Tickets on sale now – http://ow.ly/rWj2I

 

WHAT:  Imagine Dragons, one of 2013’s biggest breakout bands, returns to their hometown of Las Vegas for a special memorabilia case dedication and concert at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Monday, Dec. 30. In honor of the group’s record-breaking year, Imagine Dragons band members Dan Reynolds, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman and Wayne Sermon will join Bobby Reynolds of AEG Live Las Vegas and Chas Smith of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to unveil a new memorabilia display prior to their performance at The Joint later that night.

 

WHO:
Imagine Dragons
band members:

  • Dan Reynolds (vocals)
  • Ben McKee (bass)
  • Daniel Platzman (drums)
  • Wayne Sermon (guitar)

Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas

WHEN:
Monday, Dec. 30

WHERE:
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89169

DETAILS: Las Vegas’ very own Imagine Dragons say goodbye to the final days of 2013 with a special performance at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30. The hometown band will be joined by special guests The Mowgli’s and Parade of Lights.                             

Imagine Dragons’ full-length album Night Visions was named the most streamed album and their single “Radioactive” was the most streamed track on Spotify in 2013.  The single has also sold more than six million copies in the United States and Rolling Stone called it “the biggest rock hit of the year.” Rolling Stone proclaimed the foursome was “the biggest breakout of the year,” Entertainment Weekly labeled 2013 the “Year of the Dragons,” and Billboard noted “Imagine Dragons are rock’s 2013 live breakout.”

Tickets, starting at $79.50 (plus applicable service fees), are available at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

Imagine Dragons

About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,000-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 MetroWize.com 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, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, 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 and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

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. www.aeglive.com