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Styx guitarist forever Young

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com  The legendary rock band Styx may have been at the peak of their record-selling career 30 years ago, but their music continues to be a part of pop culture. Just turn on the radio to any station playing Top 40 today, and you’ll hear a reference to their song…

Widespread Panic in Vegas

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Southern rock jam band Widespread Panic is celebrating their 25th anniversary and making a stop in Vegas. The group formed in Athens, Ga. in 1986 and remains one of the top American jam bands touring today. As part of their 25th anniversary tour, Widespread Panic is making…

Hard Rock music memorabilia on the move

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com In honor of Hard Rock International’s 40th anniversary, the Hard Rock Café launched a music memorabilia tour that will stop in about 32 different cities throughout the summer. Visitors in Vegas can tour the bus today, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hard Rock…

McGraw looking forward to a stop in Vegas

By Kristine McKenzieVEGAS.com Tim McGraw was named country music’s No. 1 touring act of 2010 by Billboard Magazine and fans in Las Vegas have a chance to find out why when he makes a stop at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 7. McGraw has…

Summer concerts sound off in Vegas

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com The weather is heating up, and with that comes a string of outdoor concerts in Vegas. This is especially good news for any beach-music fans. More reggae acts always roll into town during the summer months. There’s no better way to spend your evening than jamming to some…

Cosmic rockers still out of this world

They look a little older. Their hair is a little grayer, but after more than four decades of performing, The Moody Blues still know how to rock. “I just had a birthday. I’m 70 years old. How the heck did that happen?” said drummer Graeme Edge at The Moody Blues concert…

The Suite Life

Sometimes we get the urge to splurge. Maybe it’s for a birthday weekend. Maybe for an anniversary or one last “hurrah” before walking down the aisle. Whatever the occasion, in Las Vegas, we’ve got you covered with sweet suites for your stay. We’ve scoured the city for 10 of the…

Moody Blues drummer still the cutting Edge

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com After more than four decades of composing hit songs and performing sold-out tours around the world, drummer Graeme Edge of English rock band The Moody Blues shows no signs of slowing down. On April 27, his group is launching their U.S. Voyage 2011 Precious Cargo Tour…

MTV’s Real World finds a home in Vegas for the second time

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Making a group of random people roommates provides enough drama on its own, but putting them in Vegas, well that’s when things get real. For the upcoming 25th season of MTV’s hit reality television series “Real World,” the show decided to celebrate in style by once again…

Santana’s Andy Vargas talks about singing with a legend

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Walking around the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas you’re bound to see some Carlos Santana memorabilia in a display case or hanging on the walls. Santana is the first resident headliner to perform at The Joint since the new 2,951-seat concert venue opened in 2009.  Everyone knows his…

10 Days ’til 10-10-10

A perfect 10. A dime. When someone or something is deemed a 10, that means they’ve really got it going on. With 10-10-10 (Oct. 10, 2010) only 10 days away, Vegas celebrates this once-in-our-lifetime in style. With participating properties like Caesars Palace and Hard Rock, Vegas takes 10-10-10 to a…

Body English reopens – sort of

When Body English shuttered its doors at the Hard Rock Hotel after ringing in 2010, local and out-of-town nightlifers alike felt as if they had one of Vegas’ most popular clubs ripped out from underneath them. Sure, Vanity opened as Body English was closing, but Body English had a long-established…

2010 Elvis Week in Vegas

There’s a “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” when it comes to Elvis in Vegas. August 16 marks the 33rd anniversary of the King’s passing, and the city he once called home is paying tribute to the entertainer who has become synonymous with Vegas. Here are places we recommend you visit…

Reliquary brings a modern twist to spas

Spa trips are either spent in solitude or with a group of girlfriends, but the new Reliquary Spa at the Hard Rock transforms your typical spa experience completely. Reliquary Spa embraced the idea of a Roman bathhouse. In ancient Rome, this area was considered the place to socialize and mingle. And since Hard…

Hot off the presses: New clubs!

And so it begins. A new era in Sin City nightlife has taken hold, with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR new nightclubs open or opening within a month of each other. In a city with so many clubs, this may seem like a drop in the bucket,…

HRH Tower: The Hard Rock Hotel grows up

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino personnel are predicting an on-time opening of Dec. 28 for the all-suite HRH Tower, even as construction crews scamper to put finishing touches on the interior. Described as a sophisticated, more mature rock ‘n’ roll experience, the HRH Tower will add 359 standard suites, eight spa villas…

Santana Guitar Hero 5 Challenge

 You can play like your favorite rock stars with Guitar Hero, but what if playing the game also allowed you to meet one of them? Video gamers had the chance to do just that Sept. 10, 2009 at the Santana Guitar Hero 5 Challenge. Hosted at Wasted Space inside the Hard…

Taking Vegas Bow-tiques to another level

If you’re a fan of John Varvatos, then you’re in luck. Legendary menswear designer John Varvatos is popular for his rocker-style edge. John Varvatos Bowery NYC  now has 10 freestanding stores, with the latest opening inside the Hard Rock Hotel . Just like the original boutique, the new 3,000-square-foot Bowery NYC  presents a fashion…

Bikini Blackjack

The weather is heating up in Las Vegas and that means more and more people want to hang out by the pool to soak up the sun. But what do you do if you’re torn between catching some rays and staying in the casino to try your luck at winning…