Raiding The Rock Vault Salutes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Hugh McDonald of Bon Jovi

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT SALUTES ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF
FAME INDUCTEE HUGH MCDONALD OF BON JOVI

Raiding The Rock Vault, the ultimate rock experience, salutes bassist Hugh McDonald on his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Bon Jovi. Hugh joins fellow Raiding the Rock Vault bandmate, guitarist Howard Leese, who was inducted with Heart in 2013.

 

Hugh was inducted in Cleveland on April 14, 2018 and said: “Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a dream realized; I’m honored and humbled.” Fellow inductee Howard Leese congratulated Hugh: “So excited to welcome my Rock Vault bandmate, Hugh McDonald, to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  His bass playing with Bon Jovi is a big part of the bands unique sound.” Raiding the Rock Vault Producer Sir Harry Cowell said simply, “beyond proud.”

 

Raiding the Rock Vault offers fans the opportunity to see legendary rock stars up close as they bring the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life, featuring classic anthems by the biggest acts in music including The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Boston, Kansas, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and many more.

 

The show’s all-star lineup includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart) and Hugh McDonald [Bass] (Bon Jovi) and features appearances by Dave Amato [Guitar] (REO Speedwagon), Rowan Robertson [Guitar] (Dio), Doug Aldrich [Guitar] (Whitesnake, Dead Daisies), Blas Elias [Drums] (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Slaughter),  Phil Soussan [Bass] (Ozzy Osbourne, Last in Line), Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals] (The Offspring, Last in Line), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Mark Boals [Lead Vocals] (Dokken, Yngwie J. Malmsteen) and Cian Coey [Lead Vocals] (Meat Loaf,  Dweezil Zappa).

 

Fast Facts about Raiding the Rock Vault:

  • Raiding The Rock Vault has performed more than 1,000 shows since its Las Vegas launch in 2013.
  • The show debuted at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles on November 29, 2012.
  • Voted “Best Musical” (2014, 2015) and “Best Tribute Show” (2016, 2017) in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards.
  • One of the only 100 percent live shows in Las Vegas.

 

Raiding the Rock Vault performs Saturday to Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tickets start at $69 (plus applicable taxes and service fees) and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel box office or online at www.hardrockhotel.com. A Rock Star Package upgrade is available for $100 and includes a show program, a meet and greet and photo opportunity with the rock stars prior to the show.

 

For more information on Raiding The Rock Vault, please visit www.raidingtherockvault.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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. 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, Guns N’ Roses and KISS have all performed. Features of the property include the newly-remodeled 11-story Casino Tower with 640 rooms and suites, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites; the 15-story HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites, which has received the AAA Four Diamond Award; 60,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space, which was named a Smart Meetings 2016 Platinum Choice Award winner; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Reliquary Spa; Kelly Cardenas Salon – a Paul Mitchell® Focus Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise, which was voted as the No. 1 “Best Hotel Pool” in the 2015 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice contest; the world-famous pool party Rehab Beach Club; live music/entertainment venues The Joint, Vinyl and Club Domina, the home of Magic Mike Live Las Vegas and in 2018, The Voice: Neon Dreams; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café, Goose Island Pub, 福Fú Asian Kitchen, Oyster Bar, Pizza Forte, Dunkin’ Donuts and MB Steak; a fitness center; trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co., Chill by Hudson, Hootenanny, Bezel, Day + Night and Shine. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

Hard Rock International

With venues in 75 countries, including 181 cafes, 25 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of

Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include St. Petersburg, Fortaleza, Casablanca and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Atlantic City, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

 

 

Last In Line celebrates the release of debut album “Heavy Crown” with party and performance at Count’s Vamp’d, April 14

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Last In Line celebrates the release of debut album Heavy Crown” with party and performance at Count’s Vamp‘d, April 14
WHAT:
Celebrate the release of the most-anticipated hard rock album of the year, Heavy Crown.” The debut LP from Last In Line skyrocketed to the Number One position on the Billboard Heatseekers chart when it was released earlier this year by Frontiers Records and continues to receive rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
In honor of the album’s release, Last In Line will perform a full live set. VIP packages, which include a post-performance meet-and-greet with the band, are available for purchase.
WHO:
Founding members of Dio Vinny Appice, Vivian Campbell, and Jimmy Bain formed Last in Line in 2012 with acclaimed vocalist Andrew Freeman. As decorated rock veterans, Appice was the drummer in Black Sabbath and Campbell was the guitarist for Whitesnake, before joining Def Leppard, with whom he has performed for nearly 25 years. Bain, who passed away earlier this year, also played bass for the British rock band Rainbow. The trio recorded the first three Dio albumsHoly Diver,” “Last In Line”  and “Sacred Heart”, which remain to be definitive albums in the history of heavy metal. Freeman currently performs in The Strip’s heralded show Raiding the Rock Vault” at The Tropicana Las Vegas and is a former member of the bands Offspring and Lynch Mob.
Last In Line takes its name from Dio’s second album The Last In Line,” which was released to critical acclaim in 1984.
WHEN:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Performance: 11 p.m.
WHERE:
Count’s Vamp‘d
6750 W Sahara Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89146

PHOTOS: “Raiding the Rock Vault” Raises $3,500 for The Cultural Arts Training Foundation at Friday, Feb. 13 Show

 

PHOTOS: “Raiding the Rock Vault” Raises $3,500 for The Cultural Arts Training Foundation at Friday, Feb. 13 Show

Proceeds from the one-night-only red carpet event will support the foundation’s programs that correspond to One Billion Rising, a global campaign to empower women

 

“Raiding the Rock Vault” raised a total of $3,500 for The Cultural Arts Training Foundation at #RockAndRise, a special charity performance on Friday,

Feb. 13, 2015. Proceeds from the event will support the foundation’s programs that correspond to One Billion Rising, a global campaign to empower women.

A check for $3,500 was presented to Lance Parvin, Executive Director of The Cultural Arts Training Foundation, on stage at the Tropicana Showroom at the end of the show.

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Jay Schellen and Carol-Lyn Liddle present a check to Lance Parvin, Executive Director, The Cultural Arts Training Foundation. (Credit: Ira Kuzma)

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The cast of “Raiding the Rock Vault” and Lance Parvin, Executive Director, The Cultural Arts Training Foundation. (Credit: Ira Kuzma)

 

The One Billion Rising global campaign was started in 2012 as part of the V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls. The “billion” refers to the UN statistic that one in three women – or about one billion – will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. The campaign seeks to end violence again women, rise for justice and promote gender equality.

The Cultural Arts Training Foundation is a local Las Vegas charity that was established in 2011. It was founded on the idea of using movement arts to empower and improve overall health. Programs that correspond to the One Billion Rising campaign include a Women’s Empowerment Program, Veterans Internal Health Program, Child Empowerment Program,

Senior Self Defense, Specialty Self Defense and Fitness Fusion.

 

About “Raiding the Rock Vault”

Simply the best rock show in Vegas. Ranked the No. 1 Performance in Las Vegas on TripAdvisor for over 12 months, “Raiding the Rock Vault” brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life with musicians from iconic bands who played it, including Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Heart, Survivor, The Offspring, Quiet Riot, Asia, and Badfinger. Featuring classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Boston, Kansas, U2, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Supertramp and many more, “Raiding the Rock Vault” was voted Reader’s Choice Best of Las Vegas. For tickets, please call (800) 829-9034 or visit the Tropicana Las Vegas Show Tickets desk or TropLV.com

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF BASSIST HUGH MCDONALD TO ITS LINEUP AT LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO

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RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF BASSIST HUGH MCDONALD TO ITS LINEUP AT LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO

 

MCDONALD, BEST KNOW FOR HIS WORK WITH BON JOVI, ALICE COOPER, AND RINGO STARR, HAS JOINED THE SHOW AS THE LATEST ADDITION TO ITS PERMANENT LINEUP

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT has announced that bassist Hugh McDonald has joined its official lineup at LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO. The esteemed musician, best known for his longtime work with Bon Jovi, has also performed throughout his career with music icons including Alice Cooper, Ringo Starr, and more.

 

Before joining Bon Jovi, McDonald was the bass player for the David Bromberg Band, touring world-wide and playing on many Bromberg albums. He was one of the studio musicians that recorded Bon Jovi’s original first demo for the song “Runaway.” McDonald has also recorded with Willie Nelson, Richie Sambora, Steve Goodman, and Lita Ford.

 

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT, the hit show, featuring “Classic Rock by Those Who Rocked It,” was recently named Reader’s Choice “Best of Las Vegas 2014” by the Las Vegas Review-Journaland has consistently been ranked as the #1 show in Las Vegas on Trip Advisor.

 

Bringing the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life, RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT pays homage to rock’s greatest hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, including classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Boston, Kansas, U2, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Supertramp, and many more.

The show’s all-star lineup includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Doug Aldrich [Guitar] (Whitesnake, Dio), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline), and outstanding female vocalists, Carol-Lyn Liddle (Masters of Rock) and Stephanie Calvert (Starship).

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT performs Friday through Tuesday nights weekly (schedule subject to change) at 8 p.m. in the LVH Theater. Ticket prices range from $49 to $80 plus taxes and fees. A special Rock Star Package is available for $140 (which includes tickets in the first five rows, t-shirt, concert program, CD, meet and greet and VIP pass).  A special 2-for-1 locals discount will be available for a short time (must present valid Nevada ID) and there are dinner/show packages with the world-famous Benihana and Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the LVH box office or by logging onto thelvh.com, vegas.com, or ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.

About LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook™. LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Mexican specialties and fabulous margaritas at Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina, mouth-watering burgers at Burger Bistro, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world and more. LVH boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by “Raiding the Rock Vault” in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going headliners, comedy and production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike.  For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.thelvh.com or connect with us on our social pages: www.thelvh.com/Hotel/stayconnected.

PRS Guitarist NEAL SCHÖN to Release New Fusion and Blues-Inspired Hard Rock Album

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PRS Guitarist NEAL SCHÖN to Release New Fusion and Blues-Inspired Hard Rock Album

Legendary guitarist Neal Schön has joined forces with bassist Marco Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline) to create a unique body of work with jazz and blues-inspired virtuosic hard rock playing, entitled SO U.  The new album features Schön, Mendoza and Castronovo splitting vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee’s songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades. Schön commented, “This is a great new record that features all three of us – Deen, Marco and myself – sharing lead vocals.  Enjoy!”

Best known as founding member and lead guitarist of Journey, Neal Schön has enjoyed a remarkable career as one of rock n’ roll’s top virtuosos, with a hand in creating some of the most popular songs of all time.  Beginning his career more than 35 years ago in the San Francisco Bay area, the 15-year-old guitar prodigy left home to join Santana.  Schön moved on in 1973 to form Journey.  With Journey and other projects, he has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 platinum and gold albums, was awarded the prestigious “Legend Of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and was individually inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame in 2013.   As the only member to record on all of Journey’s albums, Schön continues with the band today in its latest incarnation.

In addition to 6 solo albums and 14 studio albums with Journey, Neal Schön has also performed with Joe Cocker, Sammy Hagar, Paul Rodgers, Larry Graham, Betty Davis, Michael Bolton, fusion legend Jan Hammer, Hardline and supergroup Bad English, as well as a variety of side projects.  His latest instrumental solo album, THE CALLING, released in 2012 via Frontiers Records, won rave reviews from fans and the media alike, with Vintage Guitar declaring “THE CALLING is a fine piece of work demonstrating that Schön still has it going on – and then some…The songs are strong and his guitar tones are absolutely luxurious.”  In demand as one of the leading guitarists of his generation, Schön uses custom-built PRS Private Stock Neal Schon guitars, made especially for Neal by world-acclaimed Maryland guitar manufacturer Paul Reed Smith Guitars.

SO U track listing:

  1. Take A Ride
  2. So U
  3. Exotica
  4. What You Want
  5. Love Finds A Way
  6. On My Way
  7. Serenity
  8. Shelter
  9. Big OceanThe album can be pre-ordered now via iTunes,Amazon and via the Journey online store; fans who buy SO U now via iTunes will receive “Exotica” as an instant-gratification track.

Schon fans and guitar aficionados might want to take note that as an endorsee of Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Neal has had the opportunity to collaborate with PRS to design his own signature model guitar, the PRS NS-14 guitar which is available through authorized PRS dealers and distributors.

 

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About PRS Guitars: Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric and acoustic guitars and guitar amplifiers. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Opeth, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Ricky Skaggs, Cody Kilby, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers. 

PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com

For more about Neal Schon please visit: www.schonmusic.com

Photos: Raiding the Rock Vault Honored with Memorabilia Case at Hard Rock Cafe

Yesterday the cast of Raiding the Rock Vault were honored with a special memorabilia case dedication featuring many items from their rock ‘n’ roll histories with bands including Heart, Asia, Whitesnake and Quiet Riot. Fans showed up at the Hard Rock Cafe’s strip location to watch their favorite rock icons pose in front of the case and talk about the stories behind several of the items which included the jacket leather jacket worn by Paul Shortino during “This is Spinal Tap”, guitars from Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake and Andrew Freeman of The Offspring, the black suit worn by Robin McAuley worn during MSG’s music video “This is my Heart” and more.

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Photo credit:  Erik Kabik

Hard Rock Cafe to showcase history of Raiding the Rock Vault artists with Memorabilia Case Dedication – Tuesday, April 8

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Hard Rock Cafe to showcase history of Raiding the Rock Vault artists with Memorabilia Case Dedication  

Artists to donate items from their storied rock ‘n’ roll histories with bands including Heart, Asia, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, and more!

 

Hard Rock Cafe’s strip location is set to pay homage to the legendary talent that perform in LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino’s Raiding the Rock Vault on Tuesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. The display will be located on the third level of the cafe and will include pieces of rock ‘n’ roll history from artists who have performed in iconic bands including Heart, Asia, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, and more.

“We’re into our second year of performing the show here at LVH and the audience response has been a dream come true,” said Raiding the Rock Vault lead vocalist Paul Shortino, (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot). “Our fans just awarded us with the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2014 Best of Las Vegas honor, and we’re excited to have our memorabilia on display at Hard Rock Cafe for them to see!”

In addition to the case dedication, Hard Rock Cafe will be partnering with the show the entire month of April as the restaurant and music venue’s preferred production. Throughout the month, guests who come in to either Hard Rock Cafe location, Paradise or Las Vegas Blvd., with a Raiding the Rock Vault ticket stub will receive 20% off of their meal, excluding alcohol.

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About Hard Rock International
With a total of 180 venues in 56 countries, including 140 cafes, 19 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

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

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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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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 hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Photos: Doug Aldrich Attends Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Feb. 27

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Doug Aldrich, best known for his years as guitarist of legendary rock band Whitesnake and now starring in Raiding the Rock Vault, was spotted enjoying Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino with his son on Thursday, Feb. 27. The two stopped backstage after the show for a private VIP meet-and-greet with cast members.

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ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS

Blue Man Group has turbo-charged its show in Las Vegas with electrifying music, sensational technology, and innovative new ways of interacting with the audience. The mega-enhanced show at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino is a thrilling, energy-infused performance that introduces wildly inventive musical instruments, a humorous look at robots and creativity, and a mind-blowing (literally) tour inside the neural network of the human brain. Each night the Blue Men present an extraordinary spectacle and create a soulful, primal and euphoric experience that makes you feel vibrantly alive and more closely connected with the people around you.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Blue Man Group box office, any MGM Resorts International ticketing outlet, www.blueman.com/lasvegas  or call 1.800.blueman. Fans can also keep up with the latest Blue Man Group Las Vegas news and events via Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluemangroup or Twitter at www.twitter.com/BMGVegas.

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT kicks off 2014 shows at LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO with new lineup, new songs

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RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT kicks off 2014 shows
at LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO with new lineup, new songs

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT – “Classic Rock by Those Who Rocked It” – made its triumphant return to LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO, Friday, Jan. 24, with a new lineup and songs. This amazing concert experience brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life with an all-star super group of musicians, the likes of which is not seen anywhere in Las Vegas, playing rock’s greatest hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.

“We’ve received a tremendous outpouring of support and feedback from our fans,” said creator, director and producer John Payne. “With that, we’ve been able to refresh the show’s lineup and content to deliver an unparalleled music experience.”

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT has signed hard rock guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), as well as two female vocalists, who will trade off: Carol-Lyn Liddle and Stephanie Calvert (Starship). Songs that have been added to the hit show include “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac), “Heartbreaker” (Pat Benatar), “Alone” (Heart), “Dream On” (Aerosmith), “Highway to Hell” and “Thunderstruck” (AC/DC).

The show’s returning all-star lineup includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), and Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline).

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT features classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Boston, Kansas, U2, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Supertramp, and many more.

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT performs Friday through Tuesday nights weekly (schedule subject to change) at 8 p.m. in the LVH Theater. Ticket prices range from $49 to $80 plus taxes and fees. A special Rock Star Package is available for $140 (which includes tickets in the first five rows, t-shirt, concert program, CD, meet and greet and VIP pass).  A special 2-for-1 locals discount will be available for a short time (must present valid Nevada ID) and there are dinner/show packages with the world-famous Benihana and Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the LVH box office or by logging onto thelvh.com, vegas.com, or ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.

About LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook™. LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Mexican specialties and fabulous margaritas at Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina, mouth-watering burgers at Burger Bistro, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world and more. LVH boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by “Raiding the Rock Vault” in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going headliners, comedy and production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike.  For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.thelvh.com or connect with us on our social pages: www.thelvh.com/Hotel/stayconnected.

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT SIGNS GROUNDBREAKING LONG TERM AGREEMENT TO CONTINUE AT THE LVH

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“RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT,”
‘Classic Rock By Those Who Rocked It!’
SIGNS GROUNDBREAKING LONG TERM AGREEMENT
TO CONTINUE IN 2014 AT THE
LVH – LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO

 The LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is excited to announce that its spectacular show, “Raiding the Rock Vault,” has signed a long term agreement to continue through 2014.

“Raiding the Rock Vault” opened in March 2013 and has consistently received critical and audience acclaim, as well as having been rated Vegas’ #1 Show.  The show will reopen on January 24, 2014.

“The LVH is beyond thrilled to have “Raiding the Rock Vault” continue in 2014,” said LVH Vice President of Entertainment, Rick White.  “The show promises to only get bigger and better this year with new cast members, songs and guest stars.  We truly believe it’s going to continue to be known as THE must-see show for visitors and locals alike.”

“We are honored to bring this incredible musical extravaganza back to the legendary stage which was the home of long term residencies by Elvis Presley, Liberace and Barry Manilow, as well as concert performances by many of the top rock, pop and country artists of all time,” said “Raiding the Rock Vault” producer Sir Harry Cowell.

This amazing concert experience brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life with an all-star super group of musicians the likes of which is not seen anywhere in Las Vegas.  The legendary classic rock songs of the `60s, `70s and `80s that everyone immediately recognizes – anthems for a generation – are played with stunning accuracy by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), sensational guitar player Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), phenomenal vocalists John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quite Riot), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), extraordinary drummer Jay Schellen (Badfinger, Asia), and keyboard whiz Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford Band).  In addition to this unbelievable roster of rock musicianship, rotating special guests will continue to be a part of the show.  Previous special guests included Lou Gramm, original lead singer of Foreigner, Bobby Kimball, original lead singer of Toto, founding member and lead singer of Yes, Jon Anderson, and Mickey Thomas of Starship.

The show itself revolves around the “Rock Vault,” a giant capsule found in the distant future and opened to reveal the history of classic rock.  Entertaining vignettes by actors, narration by acclaimed actor Richard Malmos, and historical videos on giant screens help move the story through time.  The show is, of course, highlighted by electrfying performances of rock classics from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, The Eagles, Queen, Boston, Kansas, U2, Van Halen, AC/DC, Foreigner, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Supertramp, and many, many more.

Written by musician, producer and vocalist, John Payne (Asia), and Grammy Award-winning record producer David Kershenbaum (Joe Jackson, Tracy Chapman, Supertramp) “Raiding the Rock Vault” was born to give audiences an illuminating look at the history of rock and, for those who lived it, an exciting trip down memory lane.

“Raiding the Rock Vault” will be performed Friday through Tuesday nights weekly (schedule subject to change) beginning January 24 at 8 p.m. in the LVH Theater.  Ticket prices for “Raiding the Rock Vault” range from $49 to $70 plus taxes and fees. A special Rock Star Package is available for $140 (which includes tickets in the first five rows, t-shirt, concert program, CD, meet and greet and VIP pass).  A special 2-for-1 locals discount will be available for a short time (must present valid Nevada ID) and there are dinner/show packages with the world-famous Benihana and Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the LVH box office or by logging onto thelvh.com, vegas.com, or ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.

Raiding The Rock Vault Opening Night At LVH In Las Vegas

About LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook™. LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Mexican specialties and fabulous margaritas at Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina, mouth-watering burgers at Burger Bistro, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world and more. LVH boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by “Raiding the Rock Vault” in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going headliners, comedy and production  shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike.

For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.thelvh.com or connect with us on our social pages: www.thelvh.com/Hotel/stayconnected.