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King Diamond and Exodus at HOB 11/9/2015

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Aug 2015
Legendary Danish meistersinger and epic conjurer of The Satan, the one and only King Diamond will be performing his epic masterpiece Abigail in its entirety from front to back, sideways and in between. Abigail was King...

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Queensryche and Dokken at DLVEC 8/29

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Aug 2015
The rock and roll highway is littered with bands who attempted to replace an iconic lead singer. The list of successful singer switcheroos include Van Halen's Diamond David Lee Roth being replaced by Sammy Hagar,...

Tagged: metal forever or bust   queensryche   dokken   dio   dlvec   concerts   

King Diamond at HOB November 1, 2014

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Jul 2014
Speaking of grim caverns of suffering, the legendary Danish metal trailblazer King Diamond will make his triumphant return to Las Vegas on November 1st 2014, just in time to clean up the bodies left over...

Tagged: concerts   king diamond   metal forever or bust   house of blues   mandalay bay   music   

Ghost BC's Mandalay Bay Vacation

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Apr 2014
Satanic pop band Ghost BC, teamed up with Noisey to produce a faux "behind the scenes" video of lead singer Papa Emeritus II Vegas experience. In the video, we follow Ghost from a record signing in...

Tagged: mandalay bay   ghost bc   metal forever or bust   

Slayer + Gojira at The Joint October 25

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Sep 2013
The Hard Rock announced yesterday that thrash metal legends Slayer will be haunting the chapel at The Joint on October 25th, 2013. I'm sure Slayer needs no introduction to VegasTrippers, they're fucking awesome... a...

Tagged: slayer   gojira   concerts   hard rock   the joint   metal forever or bust   

Vamp'd: Where Rock, Metal and Vegas Meet To Mosh

Posted by MsKellyG on 23 Aug 2013
We're super proud to have this great guest post from one of my favorite new friends, local Las Vegan and thrashingly dedicated rock fan MsKellyG. Enjoy! \m/ -c Hey there head banging...

Tagged: vampd   concerts   sin city sinners   rock n roll   metal forever or bust   

VegasFlicks: VIVA Hysteria

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Aug 2013
Def Leppard has created a concert movie documenting their "VIVA Hysteria" residency from earlier this year at the Hard Rock Las Vegas. They're debuting it in movie theaters before releasing it to home...

Tagged: def leppard   vegasflicks   hard rock   concerts   metal forever or bust   viva hysteria   the joint   concerts   

Kickstart Something Gonzo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 May 2013
Photographer Al Satterwhite, known for taking some of the most iconic photos of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, has a Kickstarter to help him publish a new book of photos taken during a Gonzo barnstorming trip...

Tagged: forever gonzo   kickstarter   

Black Sabbath September 1 at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Apr 2013
The mighty Black Sabbath, er... 75% of the mighty Black Sabbath - riffmeister Tony Iommi, thunderous bass player and lyricist Geezer Butler and Satan's vocalist Ozzy Osbourne (sadly, contractual issues kept squirrelly beat blaster Bill...

Tagged: concerts   black sabbath   metal forever or bust   mgm grand   

You Too Can Play With Gene Simmons' Balls

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Apr 2013
My friend and fellow KISS fan J.S.L went to Vegas a few weeks ago, theoretically for a family getaway, but really just to go play KISS Mini Golf. Nothing could stop him from filing...

Tagged: kiss   hard rock   activities   metal forever or bust   fore   balls   

Iron Maiden and Megadeth at Mandalay Bay Sept 12!!!!!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Apr 2013
For the first time in over ten years, the great, all mighty and incredibly powerful IRON MAIDEN will be back in the village performing in Las Vegas! Save the date - September 12, 2013 - for...

Tagged: iron maiden   megadeth   metal forever or bust   mandalay bay   concerts   

Guitar Legend Uli Jon Roth at Vamp'd

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Feb 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, virtuoso guitarist Uli Jon Roth, known the world over for being one of the forerunners of modern metal guitar shredding during his halcyon days performing with the Scorpions, will be doing...

Tagged: concerts   vampd   rock n roll   scorpions   metal forever or bust   

Mandalay Bay: Megadeth at House of Blues Dec 6!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Sep 2012
Metal icons Megadeth will be bringing their incredible brand of precision fury to the south seas themed (?) Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Thursday December 6, 2012. For those who don't know, Megadeth front man...

Tagged: metal forever or bust   megadeth   

Forever Gonzo: The Pass Line

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jul 2012
The great dividing line. Us and them. Whether you know it or not, you fall on one side of the line or the other. Often by nature, occasionally by nurture. Either you...

Tagged: forever gonzo   

Forever Gonzo: Other Things To Take To Las Vegas In A Salt Shaker

Posted by Misnomer on 18 Jul 2012
We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... and...

Tagged: forever gonzo   misnomer   

Forever Gonzo: VegasTripping is Decadent and Depraved

Posted by RateVegas on 18 Jul 2012
You won’t find barely-re-purposed press releases, posing as real stories. You won’t find ten-page slide shows. You know… the kind that break up the predictably inane content into the highest possible number of clicks, all at...

Tagged: forever gonzo   

Forever Gonzo: Hot Damn, You've Got Action!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jul 2012
Some of you vintage VT readers may remember my dear friend Jesse Jarnow. In addition to gracing my life with 20+ years of rock solid friendship, his writing graces the pages of the Village...

Tagged: forever gonzo   

We Are Forever Gonzo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jul 2012
Today, July 18th, 2012, marks the 75th birthday of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, patron saint of VegasTripping. Or is it Patrón? In honor of this day, we will be interrupting our regularly scheduled parade of warmed...

Tagged: forever gonzo   

Geoff Tate of Queensryche at Hard Rock

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Apr 2012
Geoff Tate, singer of concept-album-based metal band Queensryche is playing a rare solo show with a small acoustic backing band this Friday night (April 27th) at Body English inside the Hard Rock. I've seen Queensryche three...

Tagged: hard rock   concerts   metal forever or bust   

Repent: Stryper May 19th at Santa Fe Station

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Mar 2012
Alas, you Satan loving swallowers of doom and hell fire, the one and only Stryper is here to bring their duotone attack to Santa Fe Station (where?) in the name of saving your soul from...

Tagged: stryper   metal forever   

\m/: Mastodon, Opeth, Ghost April 25th at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Jan 2012
Calling all metal heads! This year is shaping up to be a great one for live music... one of our early picks for tour of the year - a mind bending triple bill featuring...

Tagged: metal forever or bust   mandalay bay   concerts   

I Can Name That Tune In One Chunkachunk

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Sep 2011
I can name that Pantera tune in a half dozen palm-muted chunkachunks and three pick squeals. Name that tune biatch! Name That Tune Live!, Las Vegas' newest game show at Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino,...

Tagged: imperial palace   name that tune   metal forever or bust   

Judas Priest at The Joint October 23!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 May 2011
Heavy metal legends Judas Priest, on the precipice of their final concert tour EVER, have announced that they will perform one final show in Las Vegas at the Joint in the Hard Rock on October...

Tagged: metal forever or bust   judas priest   

Is This A Megadeth Slot Machine?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 May 2011
Argentina-based game developer Leander Games has announced a partnership with Megadeth in the hopes of bringing the pioneers of thrash metal to a slot floor or virtual casino near you. The timing couldn't be any better....

Tagged: megadeth   metal forever or bust   slot machines   

Sinatra With Spikes

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Mar 2011
Here's some oddball shit that 5% of you might find as fascinatingly bizarre and somewhat Vegasy as I do.... heavy metal mastermind Devin Townsend has released SIN-atra an album of Frank Sinatra covers done up...

Tagged: sinatra   metal forever or bust   

But What About Yes, ELP, Kansas and Styx?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Apr 2010
History proves that dinosaurs - and 1970's prog rock bands - generally move in packs. Hot on the heels of the news that Pink Floyd's Roger Waters would be performing "The Wall" at MGM Grand on...

Tagged: pink floyd   rush   styx   foreigner   kansas   mandalay bay   mgm grand   

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