Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 | 6:01 p.m.
Motley Crue and Hard Rock Hotel execs promise that the upcoming “Intimate Evening in Hell” shows starting Sept. 18 will “push the envelope like never before.” The group’s second mini-residency runs through Oct. 8. I’m told that there will be more pyrotechnics than ever attempted onstage, and the show will be twice as big, better and outrageous as the February 2012 residency.
Over dinner, frontman Vince Neil told me that even he’s blown away by what they’re producing. “Awesome and mind-bending,” he said. “I’ve never felt the flames so hot as this — and it’s big, brother.”
Vince would not confirm the Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors I’ve heard that robots will be dancing onstage with drummer Tommy Lee. He also wouldn’t reveal any news I’d heard that Vince will appear for one song clad in white fur and feathers. Don’t even dare mention Liberace!
“All I’m going to say is that there’s never been a rock show like this one. We certainly have taken things way out there in the past, and this one goes beyond that. All I’ll say is ‘beyond hot — it’s the furnace of hell.’
Of course that means the sexiest of scantily clad vivacious vixens and nearly topless temptresses. “You wouldn’t expect any less,” he laughed.
KriStef Brothers on ‘AGT’
‘AGT’ SEMIFINALISTS: Las Vegas residents the KriStef Brothers, two self-described bad boys of hand-balancing, performed as if they were champions on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent.” “We specialize in a fresh, new, unique variety of hand-to-hand, head-to-head acrobatics with a twist of funky fun, technical balancing and comedic performance,” they said.
Judges Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, Heidi Klum and Melanie Brown have raved about their skills. The duo, who have performed in Steve Wynn’s “Le Reve — The Dream,” Nathan Burton’s magic show and at Studio 54 in MGM Grand before it became Hakkasan, made it to the semifinals and after last night’s incredible performance are tipped tonight to move forward into the Top 12.
A week ago, they sustained neck injuries from a fall when a rehearsal went wrong, but they overcame all fears to pull it off, and the studio audience gave them incredible applause. Kristofer and Stefan have performed together since age 10 and hail from generations of circus families. They have toured Europe and South America.
WICKED WHISPERS & RACY RUMORS
Is “Believe” magician and illusionist Criss Angel grooming a gorgeous blonde as his protege? Word is that beautiful Krystyn Lambert of Malibu, Calif., will be seen as part of his magic team on the new Spike series each week after its Oct. 15 debut.
Were the planned Monday Money Mayweather parties at Gallery Nightclub the last straw for Planet Hollywood execs before shutting the nightclub over LDW?
The traveling James Beard Foundation’s Taste America food festival is here Sept. 27-28 on its 10-city U.S. tour. Taste America will take place from downtown to Summerlin with events and a closing extravaganza at the Mirage with “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto to feature James Beard Award winner Francois Payard, Paul Bartolotta, Saipin Chutima, Luciano Pellegrini, Eric Klein, Brian Massie, Julian Serrano and more.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay headliner and Las Vegas resident Carlos Santana will donate more than 100 musical instruments to the students of Andre Agassi’s College Preparatory Academy next Tuesday.
ELTON SALUTES HILARY: The moment that Sir Elton John ends his next run headlining at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace — Sept. 18-Oct. 12 — he’ll jet to New York with husband David Furnish to salute former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. On Oct. 15, the Elton John AIDS Foundation presents its 12th annual Enduring Vision benefit in New York with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper hosting for a seventh consecutive year. Founder Elton and Chairman David will present the first Founder’s Award to Hilary.
SINATRA’S STEPS: My good pal Robert Davi, who starred in the 1989 James Bond movie “Licence to Kill,” “Die Hard” and NBC’s “Profiler,” is breaking records with his concerts of Frank Sinatra songs. He heads to Orleans with Don Rickles on Sept. 28 on the heels of a successful outdoor concert for 10,000 on Long Island this past weekend.
New York stars turned out. Our friend actor Chazz Palminteri said: “Once there was Sinatra, and now there is Davi. Robert Davi sang and left the audience breathless.” Actor Steve Guttenberg added: “Robert Davi not only thrilled 10,000 people with the power and charisma reserved for the Chairman of the Board but generously gave us a tremendously appreciated education of the Great American Songbook. … Run to see him play; he will delight you.”
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?! The NFL season kicks off Thursday with the Super Bowl champions Baltimore Ravens and their $120.6 million quarterback Joe Flacco at the Denver Broncos with quarterback Peyton Manning, and what better place to watch football than Lagasse’s Stadium in Palazzo. With big-screen TVs aplenty and Emeril’s menu overseen by chef Scott Pajack, fans will be ready for tipoff at 5:30 p.m. Go, Ravens! Go, Broncos!
CONGRATULATIONS: “Happy Birthday” to my great friend Michael Boychuck, hair guru to the stars at his salons Color in Caesars and Lifetime Fitness + Spa in Summerlin — and what a gift he received. Elle Magazine has named Color one of the 100 best salons in the U.S. With regular celebrity clients from Paris Hilton to Deborah Gibson to Susan Anton, Michael has become our city’s leading beauty expert.
As the summer transitions into fall, he predicts that deeper colors, highlights and new hairstyles will be hot, even as temperatures cool. Michael believes women with deep brunette manes can transition into fall with rich cinnamon shades, creating a warm and flattering look, and women with lighter hair tones will be in style with subtle, face-framing highlights to refresh their color.
“This summer’s hair was laid-back with color, ponytails and beach waves,” he said. “For the fall season, we can anticipate bold, rich hues to be popular as we transition into the season.” Michael stresses the importance of deep-conditioning treatments to fix summer’s hair damage andwrote a guest column in July.
Comic Andrew Dice Clay, fresh from his success in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” returns to Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel through Sunday (dark Saturday).
The group with the most girls wins a $10,000 Thailand vacation at the Act in Palazzo.
Volbeat, Airbourne, All That Remains and Him are at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip.
Dutch DJ brothers Showtek spin at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore.
For an interactive art experience, become your own pieces by moving sculptures and tripping sensors in David Burr’s exhibit opening at P3 Studio in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
We catch up with all the stars who have enjoyed our restaurants and nightclubs in recent days, making our desert playground a bigger attraction than Malibu and the Hamptons.
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.