Chicago rock band, The Last Vegas released their video for “Come With Me” today. It is the latest song off their upcoming full-length album Sweet Salvation, available Spring 2014. You can download “Come With Me” for free at The Last Vegas’ Facebook page.
Chicago rockers The Last Vegas are back with another eye-catching music video for the song “She’s My Confusion” off the band’s fourth full-length album, Bad Decisions, released last fall through FrostByte Media. The video is produced and directed by the Chicago-based video production company Motion Source Video Solutions, the same team responsible for the “Evil Eyes” music video. Click to watch “She’s My Confusion” below.
The video is based on a well-known Chicago area ghost story named Resurrection Mary that’s been around since the ’30s. The young woman, Mary, had spent the evening dancing at the Oh Henry Ballroom (now the Willowbrook) with a boyfriend. Following an argument that evening Mary stormed out into the cold winter’s night, leaving the ballroom behind and walked along Archer Avenue. Not long after, she was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene leaving her to die. The story survives through the many men who claim picking up a young female hitchhiker along Archer Avenue between the Willowbrook Ballroom (which is the locale for the video) and Resurrection Cemetery. When reaching the cemetery, the young woman is let out only to disappear into the cemetery.
“The Willowbrook Ballroom is a Chicago musical institution; one bad-ass, old-school place which drips of mystery, intrigue and aura. What better place to film an unconventional rock video for ‘She’s My Confusion?’ We stepped back in time and addressed whether those noises we hear in the night are real, or just a dream?” – Adam Arling
TLV are a straight-up rock n’ roll meets garage/punk rock band that turn any event into a raucous. Hailing from Chicago and formed in 2005, TLV burst onto the national scene in 2009 when Motley’s Crue’s Nikki Sixx saw them play live in Los Angeles and subsequently co-produced their third album, Whatever Gets You Off. More touring followed, including a stint opening Motley Crue’s “Saints Of Los Angeles” tour. The Onion referred to their sound as “Swaggering, stomping, balls-out guitar rock”, while The Chicago Sun-Times declared them to be “Red hot garage-rockers.” The Last Vegas is: Chad Cherry (vocals), Adam Arling (guitars), Danny Smash (bass), Nate Arling (drums) and Johnny Wator (guitars).
TLV are in studio this month laying down tracks for their fifth full-length album, title yet to be determined, working with the great Roy Z (Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Sepultura) and immediately following up with a North American tour and then a European tour supporting Buckcherry and Hardcore Superstar, but they’re not doing any of that alone. Partnering with fans through PledgeMusic, TLV are offering up a variety of great exclusive opportunities like a studio hang, an acoustic performance/backyard BBQ and more!
For more details on specific dates and chances to win, visit TheLastVegas.com! Remaining tour dates listed below.
North American Tour:
- Jul 4 in Queretaro, Mexico at the Black Dog
- Jul 5 in Puebla, Mexico at Pulque For Two
- Jul 6 in Mexico City, Mexico at Jose Cuervo Salon w/ Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil
- Jul 18 in Chesaning, Michigan at Chesaning Showboat Music Festival w/ Theory of a Deadman
- Jul 19 in Pecatonica, Illinois at Breast Fest w/ Pop Evil, NonPoint, Wayland, SOIL
- Jul 20 in Kenosha, Wisconsin at Brat Stop w/ Sevendust
- Aug 17 in Chicago, Illinois at Glenwood Ave. Arts Fest
- Aug 24 in Hillsdale, Michigan @ Checker Records Street Dance
- Aug 30 in Burnsville, Minnesota @ High Five
- Aug 31 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ BMO Harris Pavilion w/ Halestorm
- Nov 8 in Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 9 in Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Club w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 10 in Vienna, Austria @ Szene Wien w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 12 in Munich, Germany @ Backstage Halle w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 13 in Zürich, Switzerland @ Plaza w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 15 in Roncade TV, Italy @ New Age Club
- Nov 16 in Bologna, Italy @ Estragon w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 17 in Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 19 in Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colo-Saal w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 20 in Vauréal, France @ Le Forum w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 22 in London, United Kingdom @ Koko w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 23 in Coventry, United Kingdom @ Kasbah w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 25 in Manchester, United Kingdom @ The Ritz w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 26 in Glasgow, United Kingdom @ ABC w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 27 in Belfast, United Kingdom @ The Limelight 2 w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 29 in Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory w/ Buckcherry
- Nov 30 in Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Rock City w/ Buckcherry
- Dec 2 in Bristol, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Bristol w/ Buckcherry
- Dec 3 in Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Solus w/ Buckcherry
- Dec 4 in Exeter, United Kingdom @ Lemon Grove w/ Buckcherry
- Dec 6 in Vosselaar, Belgium @ Biebob w/ Buckcherry
- Dec 7 in Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg w/ Buckcherry
- Dec 8 in Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle w/ Buckcherry
If Nikki Sixx puts his stamp of approval on something, 10 times out of 10, I’m going to at least check it out. So when he decides to hand-pick a band, produce their album and throw them on the opening slot for a Motley Crue tour, I listen and I listen well. Nikki certainly didn’t disappoint with The Last Vegas. I was hooked as soon as their 2009 release, Whatever Gets You Off, hit my ears. Last year, the Chicago quintet followed that album up with Bad Decisions, a raucous, loud, sleazy rock and roll album that leaves you begging for more.
I got my first taste of this album last year when I saw The Last Vegas open for Theory of a Deadman. “Evil Eyes” really stood out for me that night from the instant I heard the crunchy, nasty guitars. And with its addictive groove, “Other Side” was certainly a crowd favorite with its chant worthy chorus: “Whoa, yeah, boy you better be ready/ Last chance, ‘cuz the rumors ain’t lies/ God damn, fucking bitch goes crazy/ You ain’t ever coming back from the other side.”
The dark, brooding bass that opens “Beat to Hell” followed by raunchy guitars and Chad Cherry’s rock and roll scream, certainly sets the tone for the entire album: you’re about to get your ass kicked and it’s going to be a lot of fun. And as if there was any doubt, the title track reassures us that with The Last Vegas, we can do what rock and roll always intended for us all to do…”have a good time making bad decisions.”
Can we talk about Chad Cherry for just a moment? In a sea of monotonous, bland rock singers, Cherry’s voice stands out above them like a stripper in church. You know exactly who it is when his voice screeches out in a song. It grabs you by the balls and makes you pay attention. I think that’s something that can’t be said for a lot of artists today. His stage presence gives off the same kind of attitude, which makes him a force to be reckoned with during their live shows. And if you want to try to grab some of that attitude, then check out his badass, up-cycled, one of kind clothing designs in his Etsy store.
This album just goes from one kick ass song to the next, with seedy guitars and in your face solos that make you want to grab a bottle of Jack and guzzle it. As much as I’d like to sit here and tell you about the rest of the songs on the album, it would get redundant and you’d get tired of reading how awesome each song is. Like Cherry’s clothing line, The Last Vegas are up-cycling some good, old-fashioned rock and roll. They’re taking some great formulas and adding their own touch, their own tastes and making it better. Bad Decisions is quite possibly the best bad decision I’ve made in a long time.
Rating: Out of 10
01. Beat To Hell
02. Other Side
03. Bad Decisions
04. Evil Eyes
05. Don’t Take It So Hard
06. She’s My Confusion
07. It Ain’t Easy
08. My Way Forever
10. Devil In You
11. You Are The One
12. Good Night
The Last Vegas is:
Chad Cherry – vocals
Adam Arling – guitar
Johnny Wator – guitar
Danny Smash – bass
Nate Arling – drums
Reviewed by Christine Sixx
FEATURES LINEUP INCLUDING
GUNS N’ ROSES, ALICE IN CHAINS & KORN
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND–MAY 24, 25 & 26–IN PRYOR, OK
Rocklahoma celebrates its seventh year May 24, 25 and 26 with a stellar rock lineup not to be missed. Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains and Korn will headline the three-day camping festival which features the top current active rock artists and classic bands at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. Rocklahoma is proud to be presented by Bud Light.
The initial list of performers for America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend party includes: Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Korn, Bush, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Papa Roach, Skillet, Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Asking Alexandria, Ratt, Halestorm, Device (with David Draiman), All That Remains, Escape the Fate, Dokken, Clutch, Motionless In White, Big Wreck, The Sword, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Mindset Evolution, Heaven’s Basement, We As Humans, American Fangs, O’Brother, and more.
In addition, the Retrospect Records Stage will feature performances from: The Last Vegas, London, Wildstreet, Mad Max, Bai Bang, Lynam, De La Cruz, The Glitter Boys, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, Firstryke, Ragdoll, Hessler, Switchblade Scarlett, Nasty Habit, Sister’s Doll, London’s Dungeon, Rhyme, Emerald City, Wicked, Down n Dirty, Station, Ruff Justice, Mystery, and Fist of Rage.
The lineup for the AXiS Campground Tent will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Bush is thrilled to be playing Rocklahoma with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rossdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.”
General Admission and VIP packages for Rocklahoma go on sale Friday, February 22 at 10am CST at www.rocklahoma.com. To get access to the Rocklahoma internet pre-sale, which will be held from Wednesday, February 20 at 10am CST through Thursday, February 21 at 10pm CST, go to www.rocklahoma.com and sign up to receive the Rocklahoma newsletter. Fans save by buying early, as ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks.
Camping tickets may be purchased by calling the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288 or emailing email@example.com. Campgrounds open on Sunday, May 19 and will remain open though Tuesday, May 28.
“We’ve waited seven years, and we’re finally bringing the #1 most requested band by the fans to Rocklahoma, the one and only Guns N’ Roses! Couple that with the undisputed legacy of Alice In Chains, the unforgettable live spectacle of Korn and the hits of Bush, and we’re in store for a truly legendary weekend,” comments Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Rocklahoma for AEG Live.
Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.
Established in 2007 as a classic rock destination festival with the motto “life, liberty and the pursuit of rock,” Rocklahoma was revamped in 2010 as organizers teamed with AEG Live to create an event encompassing a much broader mix of classic, current and up-and-coming rock artists. In 2011, a record-breaking crowd of over 35,000 fans turned out for the festival, which raised over $10,000 for the American Red Cross as part of their tornado relief efforts in nearby Joplin, MO. In 2012, a national television audience was able to experience many Rocklahoma band performances in HD when AXS TV aired live coverage of the festival.
Rocklahoma marks the final event of the 2013 World’s Loudest Month. Created in partnership by AEG Live and Right Arm Entertainment, the World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in five distinct U.S. concert atmospheres: Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rockfest, Rock On The Range, and Rocklahoma. In 2012, the World’s Loudest Month featured over 100 artists playing for more than 200,000 rock music fans across the country on five consecutive weekends, confirming that rock music is as vital as ever.
Rocklahoma is proud to be sponsored by Bud Light, Hard Rock (presenting the Hard Rock 2nd Stage), Jägermeister, and Monster Energy.
ROCKLAHOMA – Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Rock!
Hard Rock Hideout has a great giveaway for this Black Friday! Hard Rock Hideout has three copies of the CD, Bad Decisions from The Last Vegas, as well as the brand new Loudness CD, Eve to Dawn. All you have to do is enter you name, email address, the CD of your choice to enter the drawing, and LIKE us on Facebook!
Can’t make up your mind which one you want? Check out the video clips below!
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Hard rockers The Last Vegas have just been tapped to support Guns N’ Roses for their two shows at The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV later this week. The band has previously been direct support for Guns N’ Roses earlier this year in Atlantic City, Philadelphia and Atlanta. The Last Vegas will then head north for a tour of Canada in support of their latest release BAD DECISIONS. Please see below for tour dates.
BAD DECISIONS was released in late August via FrostByte Media and was produced by Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Airbourne). The album was recorded in the band’s hometown of Chicago and contains the straight-up rock n’ roll meets garage/punk rock sound for which the band has come to be known. Of BAD DECISIONS Brave Words avowed, “…a retro-rock vibe with adrenaline-charged riffs and catchy melodies and sweetly-layered vocal harmonies…TLV create a rocking, feel-good-time…” Check out the sexy video for first single “Evil Eyes” here.
Hailing from Chicago and formed in 2005, The Last Vegas cut their teeth relentlessly playing in support of two independent releases. In 2009, the band burst on to the national scene when Motley’s Crue’s Nikki Sixx saw them play live in Los Angeles and subsequently co-produced their third album, WHATEVER GETS YOU OFF. More touring followed, including a stint opening Motley Crue’s “Saints Of Los Angeles” tour. The Onion referred to their sound as “Swaggering, stomping, balls-out guitar rock”, while The Chicago Sun-Times declared them to be “Red hot garage-rockers.” The Last Vegas is: Chad Cherry (vocals), Adam Arling (guitars), Danny Smash (bass), Nate Arling (drums) and Johnny Wator (guitars).
The Last Vegas tour dates:
9 Las Vegas, NV The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel – supporting Guns N’ Roses
10 Las Vegas, NV The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel – supporting Guns N’ Roses
15 Hamilton, ON Corktown
16 Windsor, ON The Room
19 Kicthener, ON The Hive
20 Kingston, ON Merchant Tap House
21 Montreal, QB Underworld
22 Peterborough, ON Red Dog
23 Toronto, ON Cherry Cola
24 Brantford, ON Club NV
8 Kenosha, WI Brat Stop – with Pop Evil
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Better late than never….
There are plenty of cool releases this week including the new Saga CD 20/20, the full length CD Who Cares from Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi (lots of goodies on this one). The Last Vegas has finally released the follow up to their excellent 2009 CD, Whatever Gets You Off. A Killer CD/DVD Combo from Triumph and some excellent melodic rock from HESS and Eclipse. Check below for the full list!
Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi – Who Cares
Saga – 20/20
HESS – Living In Yesterday
The Last Vegas – Bad Decisions
Eclipse – Bleed & Scream
Triumph – LIve At Sweden Rock Festival (CD & DVD)
Chariot – One Wing
Beardfish – One Wing
Scum of the Earth – The Devil Made Me Do It
Gypsyhawk – Revelry & Resilience
Joe Stump – Revenge of the Shredlord
Circle of Light – Rebirth
Stealing Axion – Moments
World Fire Brigade – Spreading My Wings
Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet (10th Anniversary Special Edition)
Check out The Last Vegas’ brand new video “Evil Eyes”, as well as “The Other Side” and “Apologize” below.
“Evil Eyes” was produced and directed by the Chicago-based Motion Source Video Solutions (www.motionsource.net). Of the song and corresponding video, The Last Vegas frontman Chad Cherry commented, “We wanted to write a tune that people would want to rock out to, feel sexy and dance to…but in reality, the song’s message is creepy as hell. It’s about stalking people, watching them in their private and personal environment behind closed doors doing things they wouldn’t do in front of people…but someone is in the shadows watching all. Maybe that IS actually sexy, voyeurism and obsession.”
“Evil Eyes” will be on the new album BAD DECISIONS.
BAD DECISIONS is set for a North American street date of August 28th via FrostByte Media. Produced by Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Airbourne), the album was recorded in the band’s hometown of Chicago and contains the straight-up rock n’ roll meets garage/punk rock sound for which the band has come to be known.
Rockers The Last Vegas have signed to FrostByte Media to release their fourth full-length album: BAD DECISIONS is set for a North American street date of August 28th. Produced by Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Airbourne), the album was recorded in the band’s hometown of Chicago and contains the straight-up rock n’ roll meets garage/punk rock sound for which the band has come to be known. Of the new tracks, lead singer Chad Cherry referred to them as “a little more raw, a little more groovy and more Last Vegas than the previous album…”, while guitarist Adam Arling declared with DIY fervor, that the album contains, “No samples, loops, backing this, that, whatever a lot of bands do nowadays. Just five guys rocking.” Please see below for the full track listing of BAD DECISIONS.
Hailing from Chicago and formed in 2005, The Last Vegas cut their teeth relentlessly playing in support of two independent releases. In 2009, the band burst on to the national scene when Motley’s Crue’s Nikki Sixx saw them play live in Los Angeles and subsequently co-produced their third album, WHATEVER GETS YOU OFF. More touring followed, including a stint opening Motley Crue’s “Saints Of Los Angeles” tour. Now recharged, with an album that returns to their raw rock n’ roll roots, The Last Vegas is ready to hit the road again in support of BAD DECISIONS. The Onion referred to their sound as “Swaggering, stomping, balls-out guitar rock”, while The Chicago Sun-Times declared them to be “Red hot garage-rockers.” The Last Vegas is: Chad Cherry (vocals), Adam Arling (guitars), Danny Smash (bass), Nate Arling (drums) and Johnny Wator (guitars).
About FrostByte Media
FrostByte Media Inc. is a full service media and entertainment company based in Toronto. With worldwide physical and digital distribution via eOne Entertainment, FrostByte is committed to breaking its diverse roster of artists onto the world stage. In addition to traditional music services, the aggressive newly-founded organization and its international partners can also provide song-writing collaboration, production and engineering, sponsorships and video production, as well as film and television licensing.
BAD DECISIONS track listing:
1. Beat To Hell
2. Other Side
3. Bad Decisions
4. Evil Eyes
5. Don’t Take It So Hard
6. She’s My Confusion
7. It Ain’t Easy
8. My Way Forever
10. Devil In You
11. You Are The One
12. Good Night
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Check out The Last Vegas video “Other Side” below!
Hot off the heels of a successful tour of Spain, The Last Vegas returned home to Chicago, IL on Tuesday only to learn that they would be packing up and hitting the road again to travel to Atlantic City, NJ to open for Guns ‘N Roses at the House Of Blues this Friday, February 24th. Tickets for the show can be purchased here.
The band’s year is off to a busy start with the tour of Spain and the support slot with Guns ‘N Roses in Atlantic City. The Last Vegas was embraced with open arms by their legions of new fans in Spain and a portion of the video footage that is available from that tour can be seen here. Check out the band’s Facebook page for even more footage and photos from the tour. The band officially started debuting new songs live on “the Other Side Tour” in Spain and will do the same in Atlantic City.
After extensive touring with some of rock’s biggest acts (Motley Crue, AC/DC, Buckcherry, New York Dolls, Papa Roach) in support of their last studio release, 2009’s Whatever Gets You Off (Eleven Seven), The Last Vegas returned to their hometown of Chicago in 2011 to record new tracks for the follow-up album with Grammy nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Airbourne) at Groovemaster Studios. The album is finished and the Last Vegas will be releasing their new yet-to-be titled full-length with a new label partner in 2012 and extensive touring is planned for the rest of the year.
In November 2011, The Last Vegas released a preview of the upcoming full length, the “Other Side” E.P. both digitally and on a limited-edition CD. A video for the title track was produced by and stars legendary Hollywood scream-queen, Sybil Danning (Howling II, Halloween, Werewolf Women of the SS). You can view it here. Digital copies of the EP can be obtained here and a special bundle package of the physical copy here.
The Last Vegas are a rock band hailing from Chicago, IL. Their music draws influence from ’70s classic rock and glam, ’80s hard rock and heavy metal and garage and punk rock while at the same time maintaining a unique sound all their own. The band is comprised of guitarists Adam Arling and Johnny Wator, drummer Nate Arling, bassist Danny Smash and vocalist Chad Cherry.
The Last Vegas On The Web:
THE LAST VEGAS officially released their Other Side EP on November 29th. The EP serves as a sneak peek into what fans can expect from THE LAST VEGAS‘ forthcoming 2012 full length album. The yet to be titled album was recorded this year at Groovemaster Studios in the band’s hometown of Chicago, IL and was produced by Grammy nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Airbourne). 14 tracks in all were recorded with the final track listing and sequencing currently being decided.
THE LAST VEGAS will be hitting the road this February in support of the upcoming full length and will playing new songs and TLV favorites on a two week tour of Spain. Extensive touring both in the U.S. and abroad will follow the Spanish dates, which will see the band on the road for almost all of 2012. See below for Spain tour dates.
Fans, both new and old, that are hungry for new music can get a physical copy of the Other Side EP for free with purchase of one the band’s t-shirts at their merch store or in a bundle package at the CM Distro online store. The band will also be offering a free digital EP version of the Other Side EP through their official website until the end of 2011. After that, fans will be able to get the album digitally on iTunes, AmazonMP3 and all other online music retailers.
A video for the EP’s title track can be seen here. It was produced by and stars legendary Hollywood scream-queen, Sybil Danning (Howling II, Halloween, Werewolf Women of the SS).
THE LAST VEGAS have released four albums (2004’s Lick ‘Em and Leave ‘Em, 2005’s Seal The Deal, 2008’s The Last Vegas, 2009’sWhatever Gets You Off) in the USA and Europe and toured over 19 countries including shows at Sweden’s Gearfest, Van’s Extreme Sports Tour, Denmark’s Primitive Fest, Austin’s SXSW, New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon, Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Montreal Degeneration Overdrive, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Rocklahoma, supported Motley Crue on the entirety of the North American “Saints of Los Angeles Tour” (highlights of that 32 date tour included stops at NYC’s world famous Madison Square Garden and the Arling brother’s hometown of Rockford, IL where legendary Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen played “I’m Bad” with the band) and more…
Their music has been featured on WWE programming, Guitar Hero 2, Nascar.com, NBC Sports, UK’s Kerrang Radio, MTV, MTV2, Fox, Fuel TV, NCAA Basketball Tournament, Fearless TV/Radio, Chicago Blackhawks TV, Camel’s Music Program and the official music of Kyle Busch Motor Sports.
THE LAST VEGAS IN SPAIN
February 04, 2012 Burgos Estudio 27 Spain
February 07, 2012 Cangas De Morrazos Salason Spain
February 08, 2012 A Coruna Mardigras Spain
February 09, 2012 Leon Campus Spain
February 10, 2012 Vitoria Helldorado Spain
February 11, 2012 Pamplona Totem Spain
February 14, 2012 Madrid La Boite Spain
February 15, 2012 Cadiz Supersonic Spain
February 17, 2012 Valencia Durango Club Spain
February 18, 2012 Barcelona Rock Sound Spain
February 19, 2012 Huesca Serjos Zona Rock Spain
THE LAST VEGAS On The Web:
After 3 years of extensive touring with some of rock’s biggest acts (Motley Crue, AC/DC, Buckcherry, New York Dolls), THE LAST VEGAS are back in action with their latest single, “The Other Side”. Last week the band premiered their new video for “The Other Side” and this week TLV brings to you an exclusive free “sneak peek” into their EP.
That’s right THE LAST VEGAS are offering three songs for free download at their website http://www.thelastvegas.com Head over there now and check out “The Other Side”, “Evil Eyes” and “It Ain’t Easy”.
The physical EP will be released November 22nd and right now it can be pre-ordered through CM DISTRO HERE! This exclusive pre-order bundle includes the EP, a t-shirt and exclusive poster. View the photo below:
“The Other Side” was recorded and produced by Grammy nominated Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Airbourne) at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, IL along with a full album’s worth of material
THE LAST VEGAS recently released a new video for “The Other Side” Legendary cult actress and ‘Scream Queen’, Sybil Danning (Howling II, Halloween, Werewolf Women of the SS) stars in and produces this classic piece of Americana trash rock cinema. Check it out HERE courtesy of Noisecreep.
THE LAST VEGAS‘ previous full-length, “Whatever Gets You Off” was one of iTunes Top 15 Rock Albums of the Year (2009) alongside Pearl Jam, The Dead Weather, Them Crooked Vultures and The Black Crowes. The debut single, “I’m Bad”, hit over 300 thousand downloads on iTunes in the first week and was named iTunes Rock Single of the Year.
Finally don’t miss your chance to see THE LAST VEGAS live on the road this November. The band will be playing select dates with Ace Frehley and The Biters. Dates can be found below:
THE LAST VEGAS LIVE:
11/9: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (With Ace Frehley and The Biters)
11/11: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave (With Ace Frehley)
11/26: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
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After 3 years of extensive touring with some of rock’s biggest acts (Motley Crue, AC/DC, Buckcherry, New York Dolls), THE LAST VEGAS are back in action with their latest single, “The Other Side”.
Legendary cult actress and ‘Scream Queen’, Sybil Danning (Howling II, Halloween, Werewolf Women of the SS) stars in and produces this classic piece of Americana trash rock cinema. Check it out here!
Sybil on working with THE LAST VEGAS:
“Working with Chad and THE LAST VEGAS, who are Hot, Sexy and Rock, on “The Other Side” music video was the ultimate in class act professionalism. I’d rather be in hell with TLV, than in heaven with Mother Teresa. Mick Jagger once said, “It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back!” With THE LAST VEGAS, I went to The Other Side! A good thing never ends!”
Frontman Chad Cherry on working with Sybil Danning:
“Filming the Video with Sybil Danning in Chicago was wicked and another chapter in TLV mayhem. See you all on the Other Side!”
“The Other Side” was recorded and produced by Grammy nominated Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Airbourne) at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, IL along with a full album’s worth of material. While the band puts some finishing touches on the full-length and prepares it for release sometime in 2012, fans should stay tuned for news on where they can get a copy of the new “The Other Side” EP in the very near future.
THE LAST VEGAS’ previous full-length, “Whatever Gets You Off” was one of iTunes Top 15 Rock Albums of the Year (2009) alongside Pearl Jam, The Dead Weather, Them Crooked Vultures and The Black Crowes. The debut single, “I’m Bad”, hit over 300 thousand downloads on iTunes in the first week and was named iTunes Rock Single of the Year.
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JAMSYNC MUSIC recording artist ASPHALT VALENTINE will be appearing with THE LAS VEGAS at the Checker Records Street Dance 2010 in Hillsdale, Michigan on Saturday August 28th. Gates open at 3:00pm with the event running from 3:30pm to 11:30 pm. Also on the bill are Modern Superstar and Blues sensation Larry McCray. Tickets $10.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show. Contact Checker Records at (517) 439-5488
Get A free download of the new single, “Whatever Gets You Off”, now available at http://www.thelastvegas.com/. You can watch the video for “Whatever Gets You Off” below!
Check out the brand new video from The Last Vegas, “Whatever Gets You Off”!
It seems like every year I put together a top list at Hard Rock Hideout, it becomes a harder task. In 2009, there was a crazy amount of excellent releases, and choosing the best ten was a daunting task to say the least. It was too hard to pick ten, so of course, I had to add some additional releases to my top list. The following releases are my top of 2009. All of these are worth picking up, and I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase any of these a second time. Check them out and see what you think!
#13 Shake City – S/T
Eonian Records has released quite a few undiscovered gems in 2009. Their best release of 2009 is easily Shake City. Shake City features the original singer of Warrant, Adam Shore. I don’t know why Adam left Warrant, but the fates should have been kinder to his band Shake City. If this CD would have been released twenty years ago, this disc could have easily gone platinum. It is better than many of the hair metal releases of the late 80’s. It is a crime that this band didn’t get the mainstream success of their peers. If you are a hair metal fan, you need to find this CD now. You wont be disappointed.
#12 Papa Roach – Metamorphosis
Papa Roach started introducing songs from Metamorphosis into their live sets in 2008, and as a result, I was familiar with several of the tunes by the time this CD was released. In my opinion, this is the strongest Papa Roach CD to date, with several hit worthy tunes. A worthy pick up for the modern rock fans out there.
#11 Cheap Trick – The Latest
I must admit that I have never been the biggest Cheap Trick fan over the years, but I can not deny how good their latest CD, The Latest is. While this may not be the most rocking CD of 2009, it does have some fun rockers, and is quality music all the way through. Robin Zander still sounds great after all of these years. This is a must own CD for Cheap Trick fans, all others ought to give it a shot.
#10 Chickenfoot – S/T
This is another CD that I didn’t really know what to expect. Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony have been playing together in Van Halen for years, but how would this new band work out with Joe Satriani and Chad Smith? Satriani’s playing on this CD is great, and when he does cut loose, he doesn’t over shadow the rest of the band. Overall, Chickenfoot is a supergroup that could have some legs. I hope these guys stick around for a few more releases. Van Halen’s other half still delivers.
#9 The Answer – Everyday Demons
The Answer’s debut CD Rise was one of my favorites of 2007. I had high expectations for their U.S. Debut, Everyday Demons. Luckily, it did not disappoint me in the least. Everyday Demons is powered by Zeppelin influenced rockers “Demon Eyes”, “On and On” “Walkin’ Mat”. The band couldn’t have asked for a bigger tour to be on in 2009. Opening up for AC/DC has gained them a ton of new fans. I can’t wait to see what the band has in store for us next. The only thing I didn’t like about Everyday Demons was cover art.
#8 Steel Panther – Feel the Steel
Steel Panther could be the greatest hair metal parody band of all time. Feel the Steel is packed full of tongue in cheek lyrics that many folks may find offensive. You can’t deny the stellar musicianship of these California rockers. I had the opportunity to see the band play at M3 earlier this year, and they did not disappoint. When is the U.S. Club tour guys?
#7 Charm City Devils – Let’s Rock N’ Roll
Who would have thought that drummer John Allen would front a new kick ass rock and roll band in 2009? I didn’t at all. I have been rockin’ with CCD’s debut CD since its release. This is quality hard rock all the way through. In case you missed it, Charm City Devils had a pretty big year with their opening slot on the 2009 Cruefest. I am still hopeful that they will do a club tour, (and break out some Child Play tunes in their set).
#6 KISS – Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom is the first KISS CD in a long time that I have been able to listen to, all the way through without skipping a song. While I don’t consider this CD their best, it is definitely in their top ten, if not top five CD’s of all time. I didn’t expect this CD to be much. Sonic Boom was one of 2009’s biggest surprises.
#5 Coldspell – Infinite Stargaze
When I first heard the demo tracks from Coldspell in 2008, I about crapped myself. I couldn’t wait to hear Coldspell’s debut CD. I have played this CD over and over again in 2009, and will continue to do so for years to come. This is melodic rock at its finest.
#4 Winger – Karma
Holy Crap?! I get the feeling that Kip Winger and Reb Beach were pissed off when they wrote this record. This is easily the heaviest Winger album to date. Reb Beach unleashes his fury on his six strings, and Karma shines as a result. The songs aren’t all heavy, but they are all top quality. I am hopeful that Kip and company will tour for this album in 2010. Great Stuff, and worthy to be in anyone’s collection.
#3 Black Robot – S/T
Black Robot – I had no expectations when I first heard Black Robot’s self titled effort. I figured any band with former Buckcherry members would probably rock, but I had no idea that I would enjoy this CD as much as I have. “Cocaine” is easily the best cover song I have heard in 2009. Black Robot
gets the nod for best new band of 2009. If you missed this CD when it was released earlier this year, you will have to wait to grab this in 2010. The original pressing is out of print, but Black Robot will be re-releasing this CD next year with bonus tracks !!
#2 Paul Gilbert & Freddie Nelson – United States
United States has been my feelgood CD of 2009. Paul Gilbert’s guitar work is quite impressive, and Freddie Nelson’s mimicry of Freddie Mercury is pretty incredible. Once I started playing this, I couldn’t stop. Absolutely fantastic music!
#1 The Last Vegas – Whatever Gets You Off
The Last Vegas has been rocking hard since 2003, but their 2009 CD, Whatever Gets You Off is easily their breakthrough release. It didn’t hurt that they had a little help from Nikki Sixx, and DJ Ashba who produced this disc. I still don’t understand why this band didn’t get the nod for Cruefest last summer. They seemed tailor made for that festival but the promoters didn’t ask for my advice. Whatever Gets You Off is crazy good. Apologize might be the biggest power ballad of this decade (no I am not kidding). This is another great party CD, and easily my favorite of 2009.
For more great top lists for 2009, please check out the following websites:
All Metal Resource — http://allmetalresource.com/
Bring Back Glam — http://bringbackglam.squarespace.com/
Hair Metal Mansion — http://hairbangersradio.ning.com/
Heavy Metal Addiction — http://heavymetaladdiction.com/
Heavy Metal Time Machine — http://metalmark.blogspot.com/
Imagine Echoes — http://www.imagineechoes.com/
Layla’s Classic Rock — http://laylasclassicrock.blogspot.com/
Metal Excess — http://metalexcess.com/
The Metal Minute — http://rayvanhornjr.blogspot.com/ (Ray posted his list on 12/4)
Metal Odyssey — http://metalodyssey.wordpress.com/
Rock Of Ages — http://rockofages.wordpress.com/
The Ripple Effect — http://www.ripplemusic.blogspot.com/
Check out the hot new video, “Loose Lips” by The Last Vegas! Why on earth isn’t this band playing on the Cruefest tour this year?! This CD kicks ass!
JVC Mobile Entertainment, a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated mobile, audio, and video products, announces their 2009 “TURN ME ON 2” campaign to promote four new in-car A/V products: the El Kameleon-KD-AVX77 5.4″ wide touch screen multimedia receiver, the KW-AVX720 7″ touch screen multimedia receiver, the KW-NT1 6.1″ touch screen navigation system, and the KW-NX7000BT 7″ touch screen navigation system. The campaign will feature a breakthrough online viral video with placement on the high definition video billboard in Times Square and in an extensive campaign that includes print ads, online banner ads, radio promotions and a summer partnership with the 2009 Crue Fest 2 tour.
Last year, JVC Mobile completely rethought its marketing strategy by dedicating the majority of its marketing and media budget to an explosive online viral video featuring Josh Todd of Buckcherry and Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach. Actively promoted throughout the inaugural Crue Fest, the top rock festival of the summer, the video shattered industry records for a product advertisement as it garnered over 5 million views, with video imbeds on thousands of individual community site pages such as MySpace, YouTUBE, and other blog sites.
This year, JVC Mobile has increased the stakes, with a larger production and a more expansive video concept, including over a dozen shoot locations and a cast and crew of over 60 people. The intensive 2-day shoot took place at the world-renowned Universal Studios back lot and the CBS Studios New York Street lot, with creative director/writer, Danny Klein (e2amp) and director, Steven Lippman (Steven Lippman Print + Film) at the helm. “TURN ME ON 2″ stars Charm City Devils who are featured on the Crue Fest 2 Tour this summer, and Darling Stilettos, managed and produced by Matt Sorum for One Gun Music Management, along with 7 beautiful women, all of whom race to an impromptu block party guided by their JVC Mobile navigation systems. As with last year’s video, the action in TURN ME ON 2 is driven by a diverse soundtrack emanating from the JVC Mobile in-dash units, which includes new songs from Charm City Devils, Darling Stilettos and The Last Vegas.
“We experienced significant sales growth from last year’s ‘Turn Me On’ video exposure and we anticipate even bigger results from this year’s campaign,” said Bill Turner, Vice President for JVC Mobile Entertainment.
Along with rock stars, entertainment, and great music, the viral video incorporates key interactions with JVC Mobile’s in-car technology, including the revolutionary proximity sensor, iPod/iPhone utilizing a full speed USB connections, Bluetooth compatibility, touch screen controls, and navigation capabilities. “Our new viral video is a great snapshot into JVC Mobile’s core demographic,” said Chad Vogelsong, General Manager of Marketing for JVC Mobile Entertainment. “The video makes our product the ‘hero’ by using it to navigate to a fun destination, while also entertaining everyone on the way to the destination.”
Media partner Spin Magazine has been tapped to assist in marketing, distribution, and hosting of the video at www.spin.com/turnmeon. This exclusive page will include a Behind the Scenes “Making Of” video, with interviews and testimonials from the cast and crew. Users will be able to grab imbed codes and site links from the Spin.com to spread the “TURN ME ON 2″ video around the web. The page will include an email opt-in area to capture JVC Mobile fan emails, as well as a “Buy Now” button that will take users to the Dealer Locater page the JVC Mobile’s website. This page will also feature a one-month free MP3 download promotion, which will allow viewers to download music from the viral video soundtrack before it is available for purchase.
JVC Mobile will be an official sponsor of Crue Fest 2 this summer, which stars Motley Crue, features Godsmack, Drowning Pool and Theory of a Deadman and introduces the Charm City Devils. The campaign will be actively promoted on the Crue Fest 2 tour (www.CrueFest2.com) with the viral video featured on the closed circuit venue screens at each show date as well as on the web assets for Charm City Devils, the Darling Stilettos and The Last Vegas.
To view the “TURN ME ON 2″ online viral video, log onto:
There are very few times, especially in today’s music scene, where a band actually lives up to the hype that precedes them. For Chicago based rockers the Last Vegas they not only live up to the hype on their new release “Whatever Gets You Off” they completely blow all those expectations out of the water. But then again, the Last Vegas is not just some new band that walked in off the streets and into the recording studio to record “Whatever Gets You Off”. The band has been releasing albums since 2004 and along with endless touring have definitely paid their rock ‘n roll dues, the fact they have Nikki Sixx helping drive the boat only helps take the band’s punk, sleaze/glam inspired rock to the next level. The only complaint I have about “Whatever Gets You Off” is the fact that six of the eleven songs on this album were also included on their 2008 self titled release. But for anyone hearing the guys for the first time that isn’t going to really matter.
The title track “Whatever Gets You Off” kicks off the whole shebang with a modern sounding Dangerous Toys groove, especially at the chorus. The band as a whole absolutely smoke this song, but vocalist Chad Cherry and guitarist Adam D’ Arling especially stand out. D’Arling shreds his solo on this track and Cherry is so full of swagger and attitude it just spills all over this song. If you want a song to crank and piss the neighbors off this is definitely the song. “I’m Bad”, which is the first single and video, follows up with a thumping nasty groove laid down by drummer Nate Arling and bassist Danny Smash. “High Class Trash” and “Loose Lips are two more swagger and attitude filled rockers with some great foot stomping grooves courtesy of some great bass lines from Danny Smash.
“Apologize” is probably the biggest surprise on “Whatever Gets You Off” after four straight up rockers, a piano and strings based dare I say power ballad with a great 70’s arena rock feel to it was the last thing I was expecting but the band is able to pull it off. You can definitely expect lighters and cell phones lighting up for this one if the band performs it live. “Cherry Red” gets the band back on track with a great sleazy groove and sing along chorus. “Dirty Things You Do” is a great stripper song with a Velvet Revolver feel to it. The remaining four songs on “Whatever Gets You Off” are all re-recorded versions of songs from the band’s last release other than a few subtle changes here and there, they are all note for note versions of the originals.
When summer finally comes around and the top comes off my Jeep “Whatever Gets You Off” is definitely one of the albums I will be blasting all summer long, much to the dismay of my neighbors.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Whatever Gets You Off
2. I’m Bad
3. High Class Trash
4. Loose Lips
6. Cherry Red
7. Another Lover
8. Dirty Things You Do
9. White Lies
10. Love Me Bad
11. Outta My Mind
The Last Vegas are:
Chad Cherry – Vocals
Adam D’Arling – Guitars
Nate Arling – Drums
Johnny Wator – Guitars
Danny Smash – Bass
The Last Vegas seen to have everything needed to be called “the Next Big Thing”. This 5 piece from Chicago, IL won the Guitar Center/Motley Crue “Make Rock History” contest last year, was named Spin Magazine’s Chief Editor’s “Best Discovery” at SXSW and even won the RedOctane “Be A Guitar Hero” in 2006 in which their song “Raw Dog” was included on the Guitar Hero II video game. But the band comprised of Adam D’Arling (Guitar), Chad Cherry (Vocals), Nathan Arling (Drums), Danny Smash (Bass), and John Wator (Guitar) are anything but an overnight sensation. They have been releasing music since 2004 with their debut “Lick ‘Em and Leave ‘Em”. They have followed that with 2 more albums, an E.P., endless touring and are preparing for the release of their new album “Whatever Gets You Off” with the help from producers DJ Ashba, Marti Frederiksen, and Nikki Sixx. They play a modern sounding 70’s glam punk inspired rock with a touch of sleaze, filled with in your face attitude the band uses to grab your attention whether you want them to or not.
On songs such as “I’m Bad”, “High Class Trash”, “So Young, So Pretty, So What”, “Loose Lips” or “Room At The Top” you will find yourself unable to resist singing along or stomping your feet along with Arling’s drums. Only time will tell if the Last Vegas really are the Next Big Thing but they seem to have the determination and the goods and with a management deal from 10th Street Entertainment and a label deal from Eleven Seven Music they are definitely on the right road.
If you haven’t already heard the Last Vegas you can check them out at www.myspace.com/thelastvegas or take a trip to www.thelastvegas.com You can also purchase the band’s music from I-Tunes and Amazon, believe me you will not be disappointed.
The Last Vegas, who are currently on tour with Motley Crue, are giving away their new single “I’m Bad” via I-Tunes. Click here to go to I-Tunes to download the free song.