Erik Kabik/Hard Rock Hotel
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 | 1:03 p.m.
Industrial rocker Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails performed two sold-out concerts Friday and Saturday nights in the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel as part of the “Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013” tour.
Reznor, sporting a black muscle T and black denim, said in a news release, “ ‘Tension’ picks up where ‘Lights in the Sky’ left off. This is the full-on NIN live experience realized as we never could before.”
Columbia Records released “Hesitation Marks,” the new full-length album from NIN, on Sept. 3, and it debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Recorded over the last year, Reznor worked with producers Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder to create the first new music from NIN since 2008.
It’s crazy to think that “Pretty Hate Machine” was released in 1989 — that’s 24 years ago. The cassette tape of “PHM” is somewhere in the Chareunsy household; the CD is, too.
Thanks to Erik Kabik for his photo gallery of Reznor & Co. Check out colleague Mike Prevatt’s five thoughts from Friday night’s concert at LasVegasWeekly.com.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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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.