Paul Stanley of KISS: ‘Winning and living on your own terms defines rock and roll’

Eric Singer, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer of KISS present nominees for Vocal Group of the Year during the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012, in Las Vegas.

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Eric Singer, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer of KISS present nominees for Vocal Group of the Year during the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012, in Las Vegas.

Music:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 11:32 p.m.
“Forty years of doing this means 40 years of being victorious. Every time I step up onstage with the makeup on, it’s a victory lap. I mean this is extraordinary. We’re not a rock band; we’re a phenomenon.”
“Zombie Burlesque” at V Theater in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

Review: ‘Zombie Burlesque’ is dead-on fun, frivolity and flirtatiousness

Planet Hollywood:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 9:33 p.m.
The hysterically funny songs, outrageous MC Enoch Scott and the mind-numbing contortionist Alonzo Jones (Turf) will keep you in a high-octane state during David Saxe’s “Zombie Burlesque” at his V Theater.
Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws announcement with friends, including Robin Leach, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Derek Stevens and Carrot Top, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

Strip Scribbles: Vince Neil, Las Vegas Outlaws, Criss Angel, Houdini, ‘Ink Master’

Las Vegas:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
The rivalry is on between Motley Crue and hometown rocker Vince Neil and his new Arena Football League team the Las Vegas Outlaws and the L.A. Kiss owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS.
Yusho's maitake mushroom ramen is not to be missed.

Baby’s Badass Burgers; Sushi Roku; Border Grill; Yusho After Dark; truffle season

Counter Intelligence:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 4:57 p.m.
Beautiful, badass and bombastic burgers are the main attraction on the playful pink truck introduced today in Las Vegas. Yes, there’s a babe on board to serve the made-to-order burgers. Precise Badass Locations of the Day are announced on Facebook.
Kim Kardashian West, right, with Robin Antin, Simon Huck, Joyce Bonelli and Jonathan Cheban, celebrates her 34th birthday at Tao on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Venetian.

Tao gets million-dollar menu and venue makeover at the Venetian

Dining:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 4:02 p.m.
Restaurant Business reported weeks ago that Tao generated $64.6 million in sales in 2013, making it the highest-grossing independent restaurant in America. Normally, the rules are don’t mess with success and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Silvano Alves of Brazil won the 2014 PBR Built Ford Tough Series World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center from Oct. 22-26, 2014, at UNLV. He also was crowned world champion for the third time and received a $1 million bonus for the season-ending title.
PBR World Finals and top bull riders, bulls to return to town in 2015
Thomas & Mack:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 2:34 p.m.
Tickets for the “toughest sport on dirt” are on sale now for next year’s 22nd consecutive PBR World Finals, from Oct. 21-25. The Top 35 bull riders in the world will fight the angry, stomping and snorting animals to compete for a $2.2 million purse.
Caesars Palace superstar headliner Celine Dion celebrates the 200th show in her current run Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Celine Dion says she is ‘getting ready to come back to work’
Caesars Palace:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 1:55 p.m.
And the rumors of Jennifer Lopez and Kanye West receiving mega-million contract offers are apparently baseless. “They’re just rumors,” I was reliably told. ”There are no mega-bucks offers or contracts in the works.”
Hall of Fame Inductees KISS — Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley — speak at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April, 10, 2014, in New York.
KISS recruits roadies from Nellis AFB for Joint run Nov. 5-23
Music:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 1:33 p.m.
Master Sgt. Jason Borkhuis, Sgt. First Class Cory DeMille and Sgt. Richard Reichert were chosen by KISS. The three brave men have a total 60-plus years of service and are highly decorated and well respected in the armed forces community.
A view of 3535 lounge and the casino area during a tour of the Linq Hotel and Casino (formerly Imperial Palace and the Quad) on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The casino is in the first phase of a $223 million renovation project.
Imperial Palace gets $230 million makeover to become the Quad — no, the Linq Hotel
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 11:57 p.m.
For more than 30 years, it reigned on the Strip as Imperial Palace and was known far more for being one of the world’s Top 10 car museums with one of the largest collections of motor vehicles anywhere than it was for its corridor carpeting and rooms.
Britney Spears hosts her “Britney: Piece of Me” cast at Buca di Beppo on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Britney Spears plays waitress, hosts her cast at Buca di Beppo
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 10:59 p.m.
In advance of her huge “Britney Day” celebration Nov. 5, pop princess Britney Spears celebrated privately with the cast of her residency show “Britney: Piece of Me” at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Google executive Alan Eustache parachutes to Earth from space.
Strip Scribbles: Voyage to the edge of space; Grand Canyon bucket-list trip; ‘Ink Master’
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
Days ago, courageous Internet executive Alan Eustache, who works for Google, made a record-breaking 135,908-foot dive from the edge of space over New Mexico. It made headlines around the world.
Rock in Rio CEO Luis Justo speaks during a Rock in Rio news conference Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The event was held to unveil a mock-up of Rock Street, one of three thematic streets that will be featured inside the City of Rock. The music festival venue at Las Vegas Boulevard South and Sahara Avenue will open in May 2015.
Rock in Rio USA: 100 acts, 300,000 fans, 47-acre City of Rock, Bruno Mars
The Strip:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 1:57 p.m.
Bruno Mars, Joss Stone and Ed Sheeran were announced Monday as the newest performers to join already-set Taylor Swift, Metallica, Linkin Park, John Legend and The Deftones. More concert artists will be revealed in December and January.
Silvano Alves of Brazil won the 2014 PBR Built Ford Tough Series World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center from Oct. 22-26, 2014, at UNLV. He also was crowned world champion for the third time and received a $1 million bonus for the season-ending title.
PBR World Finals Round 5: Silvano Alves wins event and world titles, $1 million
Thomas & Mack:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 9 a.m.
The 26-year-old from Pilar do Sul, Brazil, who lives in Decatur, Texas, went an incredible 6-for-6 beating back all of his bulls at the 2014 PBR BFTS World Finals for the first time in his career to win the event with 502 points.
Selena Gomez and her Stars Dance tour stop Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Star Surveillance: Selena Gomez minus Justin Bieber; Joey Fatone; Von Miller; Warren Sapp
Las Vegas:
Monday, October 27, 2014 @ 10:33 p.m.
Fright Dome at Circus Circus owner Jason Egan escorted Ozzy Osborne and Sharon Osbourne through the haunted attraction. No word if Ozzy scared the ghosts! Kerry King of Slayer dined at La Cave in the Wynn.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is flanked by Chippendale dancers Jace Crispin and Gavin McHale during the annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: It’s on! Robin Leach vs. Carolyn Goodman at Slotzilla
Great Santa Run:
Monday, October 27, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
I’m donating $5,000 to our beloved charity Opportunity Village because I challenged Madame Mayor to the race, and she accepted so that Opportunity Village gets the money. She’s incredible!