By Sandy Zimmerman
(Credit: David Becker/WireImage)
“Raiding the Rock Vault” is a great name for the show! “Raiding” recently opened at the Las Vegas Hotel with one of the most complete tributes to Rock music.
“Raiding” has chosen some of the most exciting music responsible for making Rock so famous. Throughout the years as rock music held its niche in show biz, their fans grew and grew.
This is a tribute to Rock music, a historic look of the years from 1948-1989 with highlights of the classics by The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles, Queen, Van Halen, AC/DC, Journey, Free, Bryan Adams, Supertramp, Toto, and Deep Purple which has been named “The Greatest Set List Ever.”
They spotlight the best of Rock with historical footage to blend the music with the groups of the ‘40s, ‘50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
When you take some of the greatest Rock music and add a sprinkle of multi-talented musicians, the result will be the spectacular “Raiding the Rock Vault”.
It seems most of the celebrities from the Las Vegas Strip attended the Red Carpet for the opening of “Raiding the Rock Vault” at the Las Vegas Hotel.
It was an evening of stars along the Red Carpet with comedian Carrot Top (Luxor), “Recycled Percussion” (Quad), Maren Wade (“iCandy- The Show”), Troy Burgess (“Rock of Ages”), hypnotist Anthony Cools, Chris Phillips Chippendales (Rio), the ladies of “Fantasy” (Luxor), America’s Got Talent Magician Murray SawChuck (Tropicana), American Idol Jasmine Trias (American Idol), singer-songwriter Ben Stone, rock-star artist Michael Godard, the cast of Counting Cars, Daisy de la Hoya, Ricardo Laguna, Tommy Wind, Danny Koker and Jeff Civillico, Zito 77, and the LVH’s Esteban and Teresa Joy.
Guest vocalist Bobby Kimball (Toto) performed with “Raiding’s” rock lineup, which included Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart, Bad Company), Tracii Guns [Guitar] (L.A. Guns, Guns N’ Roses), Robin McAuley (Lead Vocals) (MSG, Survivor), John Payne (Lead Vocals and Bass) (Asia), Paul Shortino (Lead Vocals) (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen (Drums) (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman (Lead Vocals and Guitars) (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), and Michael T. Ross (Keyboards) (Lita Ford, Hardline).
Ticket prices for Raiding the Rock Vault range from $49 to $100 (plus fees) for a special Rock Star Package (which includes tickets in first five rows, t-shirt, signed concert program, signed album, meet and greet and VIP pass).
Award winning Sandy Zimmerman has been involved in producing television programs, TV commercials, and travel specials for 28 years. Sandy is a syndicated Show and Dining Reviewer, travel writer, professional photographer and talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. For information or questions about Sandy’s columns, contact Sandy Zimmerman at P. O. Box #750211, Las Vegas, NV. 89136.