Steve Spatafore / Las Vegas News Bureau
Sunday, July 6, 2014 | 7:26 p.m.
Rock legend Queen (guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Meddows Taylor) + singer Adam Lambert rocked the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday night, and Steve Spatafore of Las Vegas News Bureau was onsite for a photo gallery at the popular off-Strip music venue.
Lambert, who finished runner-up to Kris Allen in Season 8 of Fox’s “American Idol,” was clad in black leather from head-to-toe. His biggest hit to date is “Whataya Want From Me” from 2009’s “For Your Entertainment.”
Queen + Adam Lambert’s setlist on their tour includes “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Somebody to Love,” “I Want It All,” “Who Wants to Live Forever,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love, “The Show Must Go On,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.”
Queen + Adam Lambert, who performed at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival in MGM Grand Garden Arena last September, are at the Joint again tonight to perform Night 2 of a two-night stand at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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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.