Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Rings in 2012 with a Symphony of Sounds

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Pauly D at 35 Steaks + Martinis
This past weekend, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino drew in the crowds who engaged in its New Year’s Absolution – A Symphony of Sounds – a multi-venue, multi-performance experience that allowed guests to exercise their right to party through a number of different channels including entertainment, nightlife and open bar offerings (Pictured above: Pauly D at 35 Steaks + Martinis – Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

Corey Taylor at Body English
Corey Taylor at Body English

Photo credit: Hew Burney.

The first-ever property-encompassing affair, featuring a diversity of genres from rock and roll, alternative, electronic, hip-hop and more, took place from Friday, Dec. 30 through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Guests embodied themselves in a weekend of sin one last time before the New Year, which consequently calls for new resolutions, asking for forgiveness of wrongdoings, overall absolution and detoxification of the mind, body and soul.

On Friday, Dec. 30, fans flocked to Body English for An Acoustic Evening with Corey Taylor, alternative musician and lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour. Across the casino floor, 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Guns N’ Roses rocked out in front of a packed crowd inside The Joint. In HRH All-Suite Tower, Vanity Nightclub welcomed dance, electro and crossover DJ and reality star Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio who spun his famous beats on the turntables.

Pauly D had dinner with friends at 35 Steaks + Martinis
Pauly D had dinner with friends at 35 Steaks + Martinis

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Before performing at Vanity Nightclub, Pauly D had dinner with friends at 35 Steaks + Martinis, where he concluded his meal by feasting on the signature King of Desserts.

On New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, Guns N’ Roses once again brought the rock and roll energy to a sold-out crowd inside The Joint. At Vanity Nightclub, revelers were hypnotized by the beats of DJ Stellar, Richard Beynon and headliner Robbie Rivera. Outside at RELAX Bar, which offers a unique panoramic view of the Strip, spectators witnessed an unparalleled display of fireworks at midnight, indicating the official arrival of 2012.

Jason Ellis at Hard Rock Las Vegas
Jason Ellis at Hard Rock Las Vegas

Photo credit: Hew Burney.

Earlier Saturday afternoon, professional athlete and radio personality Jason Ellis was spotted enjoying the music memorabilia in HRH Tower, particularly the famous white glove worn by Michael Jackson. Also that afternoon, actress Holly Marie Combs was seen having a late lunch with a friend at Mr. Lucky’s Café.

On Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, Grammy-nominated hip-hop sensation Aubrey “Drake” Graham performed hit singles including, “Headlines,” “Best I Ever Had” and “Successful.” Singer Michael “Tyga” Nguyen-Stevenson had the crowd going wild as he surprised them by joining Drake on stage.

Drake hosts official concert after-party at Vanity Nightclub
Drake hosts official concert after-party at Vanity Nightclub

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Drake then made his way to Vanity Nightclub where he hosted his official concert after-party. VIP guests at Vanity included hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa and model girlfriend Amber Rose as well as renowned DJ and producer of the club’s new night, Rude Photo, Felix Da Housecat.

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa at Vanity
Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa at Vanity

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

That same evening, John “John 5” Lowery was spotted in Paradise Tower.

Additional entertainment included Las Vegas’ favorite band, Sin City Sinners, who performed a complimentary show all three nights inside The Lounge. Roving entertainers graced the casino floor, including artists donned as nuns and priests who handed out Forgiven hangover pills, midgets, clowns, stilt walkers and belly dancers.

Guests took advantage of the resort’s sinful packages, including the Rockabout Wristband which was valid for open bar at all casino bars on Saturday, Dec. 31. Limited-time prix fixe menus and specialty dishes were offered at restaurants and lounges such as 35 Steaks + Martinis, Johnny Smalls, Mr. Lucky’s Café, The Lounge across from Pink Taco, LTO and Pink Taco.

With Absolution at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, revelers journeyed into the New Year amongst an orchestra of hedonism and debauchery of immortal proportions, cleansing their souls as 2012 is delivered. One weekend, one destination, one helluva’ confession to come. For more information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com.