“MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY”
THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS BAND LAUNCHES
LAS VEGAS’ FIRST-EVER HARD ROCK RESIDENCY
AT THE JOINT AT
HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
WITH TWO SPECTACULAR SOLD-OUT SHOWS
JOINED BY SPECIAL GUEST
JACOBY SHADDIX OF PAPA ROACH
BAND FEATURED IN KIA SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL
Rolling into this past weekend’s Super Bowl festivities where they were featured in the KIA Optima commercial, the world’s most notorious band has taken the world’s most notorious city by storm. Mötley Crüe–vocalist VINCE NEIL, guitarist MICK MARS, bassist NIKKI SIXX and drummer TOMMY LEE—launched Las Vegas’ first-ever hard rock residency with MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with two rapturously received sold-out shows.
The MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY experience got underway this past weekend on Friday, February 3–also declared MÖTLEY CRÜE Day by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman–as The Joint transformed into a ro Of Los Angeles,” “Looks That Kill” and “Girls, Girls, Girls,” the band also dedicated a portion of the show to an acoustic performance.
High above the audience on a floating circular platform, they performed stunning renditions of “Without You,” “On With the Show,” “Bastard” and “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away).” Other songs in the set included rare live gems “Piece Of Your Action” and “Afraid,” which haven’t been performed live in over 10 years. VINCE NEIL sailed over the crowd on a giant cross, while singing the grand finale of “Home Sweet Home.”
On Saturday night (February 4), MÖTLEY was joined by their friend Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach who jumped on stage for “Smokin’ In the Boys Room.” Rumor has it there will be more guests jamming with MÖTLEY CRÜE throughout their residency.
“The MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY residency transformed the town, not only the Hard Rock Hotel,” states Paul Davis, Vice President of Entertainment, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “It’s never been done like this before.” Billboards on the world-famous Sunset Strip in Los Angeles and the 15 Interstate upon entering Vegas beckoned fans to the Hard Rock. Upon entering the casino lobby, VINCE NEIL’s custom 1932 Ford Coupe hot rod was displayed and poker players found themselves gaming on MÖTLEY CRÜE branded tables. Even maid service signs for hotel guest rooms indicated clean up for “Home Sweet Home.”
“For the first time, fans have a chance to be part of a limited engagement of the most notorious band in rock and roll in the greatest rock and roll club in the world: The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas,” said John Meglen President/Co-CEO of Concerts West/AEG Live. “And the Hard Rock has been transformed to a Motley shrine…wait until you see this spectacle!”
On Sunday, February 5, the quartet returned for the third night of the run which lasts through February 19. Leading up to it, fans experienced their current KIA automotive TV commercial during the third quarter of the Super Bowl. The 60-second spot, titled “Drive The Dream,” stars VINCE, MICK, NIKKI and TOMMY in a race car dream sequence performing their 1989 smash hit “Kickstart My Heart.” Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima, mixed martial arts legend Chuck Liddell and champion bull rider Judd Leffew are also featured in the commercial. A 90-second version of the spot can now be viewed online.
After starting out with two spectacular sold out shows, you can catch a behind the scenes look at opening weekend here:
Don’t miss “MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY” at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas now through February 19:
Wednesday, February 8
Friday, February 10
Saturday, February 11
Sunday, February 12
Tuesday, February 14
Wednesday, February 15
Friday, February 17
Saturday, February 18
Sunday, February 19
Tickets, starting at $45 (plus applicable service fees) are available at the Hard Rock Box Office: www.motley.com, www.thejointlasvegas.com, or www.ticketmaster.com. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is also offering ticket and room bundles via http://www.hardrockhotel.com/. The shows are produced by AEG Live.
For more information, please visit: mailto:www.motley.com
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It seems as of late there has been a lot of news by Queen influenced bands, The Darkness & Foxy Shazam as of late. While it is great to see the influence of Queen in these newer acts, I think it is important to remember one of the most important and successful bands of all time.
On January 31st, 2012, Queen via Eagle Rock Entertainment, have released a powerful new documentary titled Days of Our Lives. This moving film documents the band from the beginning as their previous incarnation, Smile, up to their final moments of life with Freddie Mercury.
I have always thought of Queen as a tremendously talented band. I was too young to have seen them live with Freddie Mercury, but I have always enjoyed their music.
Freddie Mercury was such an amazing singer. He is the type of talent that comes around once in a lifetime. After watching Days of Lives, you will quickly realize that Queen, and its four members Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and Freddie Mercury, were an unstoppable creative force. Their music and successes has been surpassed by very few bands. This documentary shows a great insight into their process of creating music, and the lows and highs of Queen’s career.
Even if you are a casual fan of Queen, I believe you will find Days of Our Lives, interesting and entertaining. The documentary is nearly two hours long, and is one of the better documentary’s that I have seen.
In addition to the documentary, the DVD & Blu-ray includes seven Queen videos, “Seven Seas of Rhye”, “Killer Queen”, “Somebody to Love”, “We Are The Champions”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Under Pressure and “Radio Ga Ga”. I loved getting to see these videos again. Their inclusion on this DVD adds a lot of value to Days of Our Lives. The bonus video content also has three features “From Magic to Miracle 1986-89″, “Going Slightly Mad: Making of Innuendo 1990-91″, and “Made In Heaven 1995″ all of these are nicely done.
Days of Our Lives is an excellent Queen experience that I will never forget. This DVD turned me into a Queen fan all over again. I can recommend this DVD enough!
You can pick up Days of Our Lives at this link!
Rating: Out of 10
In 2011, Metallica did the unthinkable. They released music that nobody on earth (in their right mind) would want to download legally or illegally. That CD was called Lulu, and it is considered by many (self included) one of the worst releases of 2011. So how does Metallica cleanse the palate of their long time listeners? They release four left over tracks from the 2008 Death Magnetic sessions in the form of their new EP, Beyond Magnetic. This EP has been available to folks for download on iTunes for a few weeks, but it received its official release on CD on 1/31/2012.
So how is Beyond Magnetic? The four songs on this EP equates to twenty nine minutes of music. The four songs are heavy, yet very long compositions. The songs are good, but they were probably too long to fit on Death Magnetic or to get radio play. I have listened to this EP several times, and would say that the EP is a bit of a grower. The songs wouldn’t stack up against any of the bands hits, but they are not throw away songs either. It gets better after a few plays. The songs are so long that takes a few extra listens to fully absorb what you are listening to.
My favorite of the four songs is “Hell and Back”. This song has a heavy but infectious riff, which to my ears, is easily as good as anything on Death Magnetic.
I am glad Metallica gave these songs an official release for fans to enjoy. If you are looking for some songs to hold you over until the next Metallica CD, you could do a lot worse than Beyond Magnetic.
Rating:Out of 10
01. Hate Train
02. Just a Bullet Away
03. Hell and Back
04. Rebel of Babylon
James Hetfield – vocals and guitar
Lars Ulrich – drums
Kirk Hammett – guitars
Robert Trujillo – bass
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