Pat Gray/Erik Kabik Photography
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 2:05 p.m.
Andrew Dice Clay at Hard Rock Hotel
He’s never shied away from using four-letter words to punctuate his comedy, and Andrew Dice Clay isn’t about to stop the F-word, the C-word, the P-word and any other letter now that he has a new home. Bet your last dollar that he’ll continue shocking and entertaining fans with his controversial and edgy humor.
The legendary foul- and fresh-mouthed comic starts his new residency at Vinyl in The Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday, and it’s the first for a comedian at the hotel casino. On Tuesday, The Dice Man received an official welcome from COO Jody Lake and Entertainment Vice President Paul Davis.
A loud and enthusiastic crowd of fans turned out for the mid-afternoon ceremony as the memorabilia case was dedicated and officially went on display. Our thanks to videographer Richard Corey for his video posted on YouTube and Pat Gray of Erik Kabik Photography for his photo gallery.
The display includes several of Dice’s iconic leather jackets, including the zebra one he wore the night he was fired after 1989’s MTV Video Music Awards and banned for life from the cable music network.
Dice explained the importance of each piece, including the jacket with red, yellow and orange flames from his “40 Too Long” album and a black and leopard print leather coat, which was worn during his live performance at a New Jersey arena for his fastest sellout show.
“This is our first-ever comedian residency, so we’re very excited about having Andrew Dice Clay at Vinyl,” Jody said. Dice told the crowd: “I’m very excited to be at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino because it’s the rock ’n’ roll hotel, and I’m the rock ‘n’ roll comedian. There was only one Elvis as the King of Rock, and there is only one Andrew Dice Clay.”
Dice’s first run at Vinyl includes selected long weekend dates through May 26.
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Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino houses some of Vegas' best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.
At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident nightclub Body English fuses European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting celebs and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Space, Hard Rock's anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco serves up Mexican dishes, as well as a Central American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of five worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a different taste. For round-the-clock cuisine, Mr. Lucky's 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.
Vinyl, which opened in August 2012, is the intimate live entertainment venue at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, featuring a diversity of genres, including rock 'n' roll, jazz, blues, pop and even country.
The multifunctional room provides an intimate setting that puts the audience within an arm's reach of the performers.
The space, which is just under 7,000 square feet, can accommodate 650 guests. With a speakeasy atmosphere, Vinyl has an industrial look from its Chicago-common brick and cinderblock, distressed wood floors and an exposed, sky-high ceiling.
An elevated VIP section houses leather banquette seating and offers guests their own wait staff and an exclusive bar. The perimeter features a bar where guests can watch all the action. A state-of-the-art entertainment system offers high-definition screens on both sides of the main stage.