Erik Kabik / Retna / ErikKabik.com
Monday, April 28, 2014 | 1:57 p.m.
Despite relentless winds and a little fall of rain, Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas led the daytime revelry Saturday afternoon at Rehab in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Throughout his energetic DJ set, Taboo, who donned a white tank top to show off his fit physique — was he up in the gym working on his fitness? — jumped offstage, rapped and happily posed for photographs with fans.
On Saturday night into Sunday morning, Taboo performed a second DJ set at nearby after-hours nightspot Body English.
The remaining lineup at Rehab this Season 11:
May 3: Kendrick Lamar
May 10: Rehab Bikini Invitational Round 1 hosted by Joanna and Marta Krupa with a DJ set by Crystal Hefner
May 11: Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes
May 18: Resident DJs Wellman, Shift and Loczi
May 24: J. Cole
May 25: Puff Daddy
May 31: Aloe Blacc
June 14: Rehab Bikini Invitational Round 2 with DJ set by Crystal Hefner
June 15: Sky Blu of LMFAO
June 21: Icona Pop
July 12: Rehab Bikini Invitational Round 3 with DJ set by Crystal Hefner
Aug. 9: Rehab Bikini Invitational Round 4 with DJ set by Crystal Hefner
Aug. 31: Puff Daddy
Sept. 6: Rehab Bikini Invitational Finals with DJ set by Crystal Hefner
Michael Goodwin, Hard Rock Hotel’s VP of daylife and nightlife, talked about Rehab’s decade of decadence ahead of the opening weekend of Season 11.
Thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery of Taboo.
Also at the Hard Rock Hotel over the weekend, actor, comedian and Vinyl headliner Tom Green spent the day at Paradise Beach during the pool’s Summer Camp session Friday. Green hung out in a cabana before jumping onstage, where he was presented with a Summer Camp T-shirt and named an honorary camp counselor for the day.
Green posed for photographs with fans and invited them to his show, “The Tom Green Show — An Outrageous Evening of Comedy, Satire & Storytelling,” at Vinyl on Friday night.
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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.