Photos: Vinnie Paul Hosted his 50th Birthday Bash at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, March 11



Rock ‘n’ roll legend Vinnie Paul, best known as the drummer in the heavy metal group HELLYEAH, hosted his 50th birthday bash inside Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, March 11.

Paul, along with many of his close friends and family members, took over the intimate venue for an unforgettable celebration. As guests walked in, Las Vegas-based rock band Sin City Sinners joined by Slash bassist Todd Kerns performed a cover of Guns N’ Roses song “Welcome to the Jungle.” Attendees continued to hop on stage throughout the night including Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist DJ Ashba, LA Guns vocalist Phil Lewis, Papa Roach drummer Tony Palermo, Ace Frehley drummer Scot Coogan, Zowie Bowie performer Chris Phillips, Armored Saint and DC4 guitarist Jeff Duncan and more, to perform some of the greatest hits in rock ‘n’ roll history. Paul was seen having a great time and was shocked when a customized birthday cake shaped as a HELLYEAH bass drum and drumsticks was presented to him.

Additional celebrity guests that were in attendance include Las Vegas Strip headliner Frankie Moreno, actor Brian Thomas, professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer, Asia frontman John Payne, Quiet Riot vocalist Paul Shortino,  Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich, Lynch Mob vocalist Andrew Freeman, musician Zachary ThroneFOX’s “American Idol” finalist Jasmine Trias, singer and magician Ben Stone and more.

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Photo Credit:  Chase Stevens


About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Femme Fatale, Phil Lewis, Scotty Griffin, Cyanide at Counts Vamp’d Rock Bar and Grill – Saturday December 28th


You’ve been waiting for the big one and Femme Fatale returns to Las Vegas to deliver! $10 tickets. Special acoustic set by Phil Lewis and Scotty Griffin of L.A. Guns and Vegas favorites, Rob Hussey’s LV Godz of Rock, Cyanide performing VH, Kiss, Leppard, Tesla, Crue, Queensryche, Priest and original music.

Femme Fatale is one of Metal’s favorite bands & fronted by the sexy, sultry, in your face vocals of Lorraine Lewis – one of Metal’s few women pioneers – Femme Fatale’s self titled release (produced by Jim Faraci & Tom Werman on MCA Records in 1988) spawned 2 unforgettable breakout videos – “Waiting For The Big One” & “Fallin’ In & Out Of Love” – which landed on the Top 10 Heavy Rotation for MTV & VH1 & on the billboard’s HOT 100.

Femme Fatale is known for their Mega-Watt performances – has toured across the country and overseas & was the center focus for some of Metal’s top selling magazines.

Femme Fatale is featured on Hair Nation Sirius satellite radio and ready to catch the world on fire – Femme Fatale is back

Femme Fatale:

Lorraine Lewis – Badass Vocals
Courtney Cox – Guitar Shredder
Nita Strauss s- Guitar Shredder
Janis Tanaka – Bass
Rachael Rine – Drums
Athena – Drums
Katt Scarlett – Keyboards

L.A. Guns:

Cyanide debuted in March 2013, playing a mix of Motley Crue, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Skid Row, Ratt, Queensryche, Judas Priest and their own original tracks. One concert-goer, whose opinion was asked regarding whose voice Rob Hussey’s most closely resembles, answered, “Well who doesn’t he sound like? The guy can sound like Vince Neil, Steven Tyler, Rob Halford, Geoff Tate and Sebastian Bach. He’s a freak of nature.” Cyanide is rounded out by guitarists Marc Andrews and Leonard Davila, bassist Michael Fenicchia and drummer Mike Mitlyng. The band is currently recording their debut album of original music, Lethal Dose, for a late 2013-early 2014 release.
Children of the Damned has been on the LV scene since July of 2011, blowing away Iron Maiden fans with an amazing Iron Maiden tribute. Vegas Rocks magazine, in a review of a recent show, said, “If you close your eyes and listen to vocalist Rob Hussey, you would swear you are listening to Bruce Dickinson himself.” The band is rounded out by guitarists Marc Andrews and Andy Heilman, who also plays lead guitar for local favorites Dinner Music for the Gods, bassist Darrick Brian and drummer Mike Mitlyng.

Rob Hussey – Vocals
Marc Mersol – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Leonard Davila – Lead Guitar
Animal – Bass, Backing Vocals
Mike Mitlyng – Drums, Backing Vocals

About Count Vamp’d
COUNT’S VAMP’D ROCK BAR & GRILL Rock & Roll Restaurant & intimate concert venue with high quality professional sound, stage & lights! Excellent food, drinks & staff! Great patio seating! Everyone agrees it’s the best live music atmosphere in Las Vegas. C’mon down EAT DRINK ROCK!

6750 West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV 89146
1 702.220.8849

Open until 4:00 am. Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 4:00 am
LAS VEGAS PREMIER ROCK BAR & GRILL! OPEN 11am-4am 7 DAYS A WEEK! *HAPPY HOUR DAILY 3PM- 7PM FULL MENU 11AM UNTIL CLOSING Takes Reservations Walk-Ins Welcome Good For Groups Take Out Catering Waiter Service Outdoor Seating

It seems Danny Count Koker has the Midas touch when everything he touches turning to gold. The truth is that Danny and his wife Korie work very hard at everything they do and that is what brings them their success. Whether you’re wetting your whistle and listening to awesome live music at Counts Vamp’d, getting your chopper restored at Counts Kustoms, some new ink at Counts Tattoo Company, or watching Counting Cars on the History Channel, you can always Count on a good time and getting your moneys worth.

Counts Kustoms
Count’s Kustoms is a licensed dealer of kustom choppers and hot rods. We are your one-stop shop for in-house paint, upholstery, frame-up builds and service. Our custom hot rods and choppers exceed expectation with creativity and die-hard quality, not to mention incredible handling and rideability. Metal on metal, mild to wild, the Count’s Kustoms builders take great pride and care into every one of the kustom bikes and hot rods fabricated in our shop. Using only professional-grade parts in the industry, we forge our vehicles to fit the particular tastes of our customers, and then some. With razor-sharp attention to detail, from the bodywork to the final paint fit and finish, every custom embodies individuality and forward thinking, with a nod to the retro.
Count’s Kustoms has been gaining media attention in the last 5 years, having appeared on high-profile television shows such as MTV, VH-1, Discovery Channel, and most recently, History Channel’s Pawn Stars, as their resident auto expert.
2012 marks an incredible year for Danny “The Count” Koker and his team as he promises to make “this year Count.” We can only imagine the best is yet to come.

Counts Tattoo Company
Count’s is a state of the art facility operating four stations and a VIP room for privacy, Count’s is not your typical hotel and casino tattoo shop. At Count’s we provide our artist’s with flexibility in areas of creativity and pricing, much like you would find in a local tattoo shop. This is just one example that truly sets Count’s apart from the competition, our shop by design is to focus on the local market as well as guests of Las Vegas. Each of our artist’s are selected based on their talent and styles. Count’s also provides piercing, body jewelry, after care products, men’s and women’s retail merchandise. Now exclusive to Las Vegas and Count’s is SYC FUK and SYC LUV clothing line designed by Bucky Bakes. For appointments call 702.221.2711, or visit our website at
3700 W FlamingoRd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103

Phone (702) 221-2543

Counts Desert Moon Productions
Counts Desert Moon Productions is a state of the art Audio and Video Production facility in Las Vegas Nevada. We offer the highest quality Audio and Video production available.

The facility is headed up by the team of Jason Froberg and Jason Constantine.

Jason Froberg is a graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences and has over 10 years in the recording and live sound industry.

Jason Constantine has been recording and producing artists for the last 20 years, and has a great reputation with all of the artists he has worked with. Jason has become one of the the most in demand producers in Las Vegas.

The facility boasts an A and B room with 24 simultaneous tracks of recording on the latest ProTools HDX Systems. We also feature equipment by BAE Audio, Focusrite, Sure, Samson, Furman, and Universal Audio. We offer the best prices in Las Vegas for professional sounding recordings.

Give us a call today to schedule your session.
2716 South Highland
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Today 9:00 am – 11:45 pm

Phone (702) 582-6895

Counting Cars
Most people in Las Vegas bet with chips, but Danny “The Count” Koker bets with cars. Known from his numerous appearances on Pawn Stars, this Sin City legend walks, talks and breathes classic American muscle cars. When he sees a car he wants, he will do whatever it takes to get his hands on it—including making on-the-spot cash offers to unsuspecting owners. On the HISTORY series Counting Cars, Danny and his team restore, customize and sell cars in a hurry, scrambling to keep their Las Vegas shop in the black. From vintage Thunderbirds to classic Corvettes, toy cars to souped-up sidecar motorcycles, Danny and the crew of Count’s Kustoms will stop at nothing to find and flip the greatest rides of all time.