The first-ever VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Awards, a special event honoring local and legendary rock artist, will be held Sunday, August 22nd, 2010, at the Las Vegas Hilton's Elvis Showroom. The show, themed "I Wanna Rock," will feature an all-star line up capped off with a special performance by Twisted Sister lead singer and acclaimed radio host, Dee Snider.
The show is presented in conjunction with Rick White, Vice President of the Las Vegas Hilton and music industry legend Jerry Greenberg and hosted by the "Publishing Queen of Rock n Roll" and VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Founder/CEO, Sally Steele, will celebrate VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine sixth anniversary and will be Las Vegas' own first real rock awards show.
The event will be preceded by a Grand Rock n' Roll Royal Red Carpet media event featuring special appearances from rock and music stars, including legendary rockers Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, James Kottak from The Scorpions, Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Flavor Flav from Public Enemy, Dee Snider and many more.
Other celebrities set to present, perform or attend include Thomas Ian Nicholas from the "American Pie" films, who is also a musician; Nick Oshiro (Static X); Tony Franklin (The Firm); Chris Frazier (Whitesnake); Kerry Simon (Celebrity Chef); Mario Barth (Celebrity Tattoo Artist); Gregg Giuffria (Giuffria); Steel Panther; and Zowie Bowie. Also appearing will be Athena Lee (Tommy Lee's sister), Paul Shortino (Rough Cut/ Quiet Riot), Jake E. Lee (Ozzy), Ron Keel (Keel), Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith), and Otis Day (from Otis Day and The Knights from "Animal House").
The event will present a dozen local awards including Best Rock Band, Best Punk Band, and Best Metal Band, as well as other recognitions including Rock n' Roll Savior Award (Dee Snider); VEGAS ROCKS! Lifetime Legend Award (Lemmy Lilmister); Rock Group Lifetime Achievement (Scorpions); Best Rock Clock in the Universe Award (Flavor Flav) and Inspirational Icon Award (Glenn Hughes).
Sponsors include Dollar Loan Center, Desert Honda, Nothing But Skulls, XPOZ Supporting A Smoke Free Scene.