Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 | 8:56 p.m.
Korean rapper Psy performed his inescapable hit “Gangnam Style” at the season-closing celebration for Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel on Sunday.
Dressed in black and white and with the help of two female backup dancers, Psy entertained daytime revelers with the global and online sensation “Gangnam Style” song and dance. The single, released July 15, has more than 500 million views on YouTube. On Sept. 20, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized “Gangnam Style” as the most “liked” video in YouTube history.
In addition to Psy, the cast of “K-Town,” a reality TV show following the lives of Asian Americans who reside in Koreatown in L.A., plus, the Rev Run, DJ Ruckus, DJ Eric D-Lux, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman also were at Rehab.
Psy hosted and performed at Tao in the Venetian on Sept. 22 and made a surprise appearance during the first night of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 21.
Thanks to contributing photographer Erik Kabik for his photo gallery of Psy at Rehab.
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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.