From time to time, some of our more passionate guests will get worked-up over certain pieces of memorabilia in our collection and try to take us to task over them. Usually, this stems from someone assuming that a joint called the Hard Rock should exclusively display memorabilia that fits into their personal definition of what “hard rock” music is.
Bon Jovi arrived in Las Vegas last night in support of their feisty new album, This House Is Not For Sale. After seeing them in September of 1989 at the Miami Arena (thanks mom!) and wearing out my New Jersey cassette, I’ve stayed faintly aware of them over the decades as they (d)evolved from one of glam metal’s biggest stars into a heartland rock and roll band and a calculating music brand.
Somewhere between 2012’s stellar Celebration Rock and 2017’s Near To the Wild Heart of Life, Vancouver duo Japandroids grew up. The band returns from the five year break with eight new songs that are more polished than anything they’ve ever done.
When you’re in a band, selecting the proper jam for an encore is critical to maximize your chances to crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentations of their women. Everybody knows that.
Vintage Beatles toys are undeniably awesome. Let’s play with ’em.
This is it. This is the one. Our greatest piece of Beatles wardrobe.
This guitar is an absolutely perfect piece of memorabilia. It’s rare, beautiful and it belonged to a legend.
The show must go on. After losing guitarist and band leader Tom Edwards a few weeks ago, Adam Ant and the rest of his band circled the wagons and found a way to push on with the magnificent Kings of the Wild Frontier tour.
Katy Perry served up “Chained to the Rhythm” today, but maybe she should have kept it baking in Max Martin’s Swedish disco kitchen a little longer.