What can I say about rockin’ with the Monster Circus in Las Vegas that hasn’t already been said? It was awesome! What a killer, old school metal experience! Standing on the stage that the King of Rock n’ Roll graced (no–not Gene Simmons–he just thinks he’s the king of rock n’ roll–we’re talking Elvis baby), with the likes of Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Tony Montana (Great White), Bruce Kulik (Kiss) and John Corabi (Motley Crue) was truly a mind blowing experience. And playing the great songs of all of our bands and our personal favorites from even more of the greats was a dream come true.
You see, Monster Circus is finally delivering the music of our generation to Las Vegas. I mean, a lot of us are grown up now (at least physically) and when we go to Vegas to party, we’re barraged with the music of every other generation but our own! Elvis, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Streisand, Barry Manilow, Elton John, Cher…I mean, come on! Where’s the damn metal?! We’re spending our money in that town, paying their bills and it’s about freakin’ time we got to hear the music we want to party to. And when you get right down to it, is there really better music for Las Vegas? Think about it. When you say “80’s rock” what comes to mind? Sex, drugs, rock n’ roll, booze, girls, cars, partying and rebellion. Now when you say “Las Vegas” what comes to mind? Sex, prescription drugs, rock n’ roll, booze, girls, cars, partying…and has there ever been a more rebellious town? Damn, old school metal and Las Vegas is a marriage made in…well, just south of heaven.
And check this out: Apparently I’m the alternative Wayne Newton, because I have been asked to return to Vegas with Monster Circus again next month! Me and the boys raised all kinds of hell these past two weekends and the Hilton Hotel wants us to do it all over again April 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25! If you’re on the strip, come check us out…and party with us after the show!
For more information go to the Las Vegas Hilton website. Dee Snider and the Monster Circus…we’re taking Las Vegas by storm!
Dee Snider 3/30/09