FACT: Trent Reznor is made from 94 percent shadows and synthesizers. (Photos by Erik Kabik | Hard Rock Hotel)
The first night of Nine Inch Nails’ two-night stint at The Joint saw The Killers’ Mark Stoermer in the crowd, while night two got Tony Hawk and a bunch of friends partying in a VIP suite. Maybe Stoermer can talk Trent Reznor into headlining next year’s Life is Beautiful. It would certainly up the festival’s self-loathing quotient to acceptable levels.
That same Saturday Mark Trumbo was wandering the casino and Dr. Dre’s son Curtis “Hood Surgeon” Young was at Body English. Dre was just a general practitioner, but to have a son who went all the way to hood surgeon? It’s always nice to when the son does better than the father in the ghetto medical arts.
Seriously, the ’90s, what was with you and body suits?
You don’t have many opportunities to see legit geniuses at work, and neither Jack White nor Josh Homme are in town this weekend. Trent Reznor is, though, with Nine Inch Nails at The Joint tonight and tomorrow. (And some of those tour dates are with Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age–sadly, not here, but fortunate in that seems like so much awesome in one spot heads could possibly explode). Expensive suite tickets are still available, and you can take your chances on StubHub for around $100 last we looked. Click for more words and pictures »
Slay … er?
Is there any better way to kick off a week of Halloween celebrations than with Slayer? No. No there is not. (OK, fine. Maybe with Helloween, but only on a technicality.) They’re at The Joint tonight with Gojira and 4ARM (7:30 p.m., $39.50), where they’ll be outrocking the entirety of the Life is Beautiful lineup by the third song in. Click for more words and pictures »
We really hope Vince made Tommy and Nikki wear the pancake makeup so he’d look more tan.
Apparently the Bullet Boys and Trixter were all booked up through the fall, because The Joint is bringing back Motley Crue for a return residency September 18-October 6. Which robs us of a Halloween concert where everyone goes dressed like Nikki Sixx just to mess with Mick Mars.
The band is doing a 12-show run for this go-round, following on the heels of residencies for Guns ‘n’ Roses, Def Leppard and Andrew Dice Clay. The next logical step for the Hard Rock is just doing America’s Funniest Home Videos: The Musical or The New Adventures of The Father Dowling Mysteries.
While inspirational, it’s important to remember Rick Allen’s drum kit was still used in the recording of “Rocket.” (Photo by Erik Kabik)
The long-awaited (by people tired of going to the state fair) Def Leppard residency takes off tonight at The Joint ($49.50, 8 p.m.), where you can see all of Hysteria in its entirety, assuming you were nowhere near a radio in 1988 and haven’t had the whole album ruined for life through toxic levels of overexposure. Click for more words and pictures »
Love, seen here reigning o’er them. (Photos by Erik Kabik)
Confidential to the guy screaming “BABA!” all during Sunday night’s Who show at The Joint: Settle down, pal. They’ll play it.
The best thing to happen this past weekend was, unequivocally, The Who rolling through The Joint Friday and Sunday (with a night off in-between for Imagine Dragons) to play, in its entirety, the 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia. And it was insane how good it was, but the most surprising part was the volume.
In that there wasn’t much of it. For a band as fabled for bringing the decibels, the whole listening experience was quite comfortable. We’d have loved it louder and more enveloping, but we guess it can’t be 1970 forever and Pete Townshend doesn’t really want another bout of tinnitus. So there’s that. Click for more words and pictures »
Needs more mirrors.
The Who are at The Joint ($99.50, 8:30 p.m.) tonight to kick off the first of two nights–with a Sunday set to follow–where they’re going to play Quadrophenia in its entirety. But really, who cares? It could be The Who covering the entire Wiggles catalog and it would still be batshit awesome because they’re the goddamn Who. Doctor! Doctor! Click for more words and pictures »
What at The Joint will have nine arms and suck?
The Joint is keeping the aging rocker demographic on lockdown.
Following on the heels of its Motley Crue and Guns ‘n’ Roses residencies, now The Joint is going to bring Def Leppard in for the Viva Hysteria residency March 22-April 10, just a scant 26 years after you couldn’t escape it for five goddamn minutes on any radio station or MTV.
It’s a good fit for Vegas, though, considering the natural pairing of “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and strip clubs.
The encore of the show will hit on the rest of Def Lep’s back catalog — so, a nod to “Photograph” maybe, though we’re holding out hope for a clunky CGI take on “Let’s Get Rocked.”
Tickets start at $49.50 and go on sale Nov. 16.