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Quick Notes: Vince Neil, Brian McKnight, Rascal Flatts and Kelly Frey


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Rain Hannah and Vince Neil attend the last hurrah at Center Bar on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Motley Crue at MGM Grand

Motley Crue at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Rascal Flatts Opening Night

Opening night of Rascal Flatts’ “Rhythm & Roots” mini-residency at the Joint on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Hometown rocker Vince Neil of Motley Crue fame, who has been filming episodes of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Los Angeles, was spotted enjoying brunch at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in Downtown Summerlin.

R&B singer Brian McKnight turned up onstage as a surprise guest during Rascal Flatts’ Saturday night show in their new mini-residency “Rhythm & Roots” at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. He sang “ One Last Cry” and “Back at One” to the delight of the band and their fans.

Before their show, the country music stars — frontman Gary LeVox, guitarist Joe Don Rooney and keyboardist Jay DeMarcus — dined at celebrity hot spot Martorano’s in Paris Las Vegas and enjoyed Philly cheesesteaks, chicken parmigiana, veal marsala, bucatini carbonara, veal marsala, short rib Bolognese, fried calamari and the chef’s famous salad.

No word if they had to be rolled back to the Hard Rock!

This week we bid a fond farewell to Caesars Entertainment PR exec Kelly Frey, who moves to Sandbox Entertainment in Nashville to handle PR for Faith Hill, Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves, among others.

Kelly, who has been in Las Vegas for 10-plus years — five at Caesars — has been an invaluable help in our coverage of the entertainment stars at the Caesars Entertainment hotels here on the Strip. We will miss her, but she promises to return with her clients for the ACM Awards and Billboard Music Awards.

Tony Butala, a founding member of The Lettermen, is the guest on Bruce Merrin’s radio show “Vegas USA” on Tuesday afternoon at KCKQ 1180am and live streaming on Tony is celebrating The Lettermen’s 50th anniversary in a career that includes 18 gold albums.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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