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Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, NIN, Soundgarden, Brody Jenner, Miss USA, Jesse McCartney

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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at the Joint on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

3/25/11: Lady Gaga at MGM Grand

Lady Gaga at MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 25, 2011. Launch slideshow »

Nine Inch Nails at the Joint

Nine Inch Nails at the Joint on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.”

“Head like a hole, black as your soul, I’d rather die than give you control.”

“Black hole sun, won’t you come and wash away the rain.”

Turning off the iPod now. For now.

Music takes the forefront in the Entertainment Capital of the World this weekend, with Lady Gaga at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden in a doubleheader at the Axis in Planet Hollywood, Jesse McCartney at Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool and more.

Brody Jenner Hosts at Hyde Bellagio

Brody Jenner hosts and parties at Hyde Bellagio on Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

2014 Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada

2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez, with the pageant judges, is crowned 2014 Miss USA at the 2014 Miss USA Pageant at Baton Rouge River Center on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. Launch slideshow »

But if gawking at beautiful people who don’t sing is your thing, reality-TV star Brody Jenner takes to the wheels of steel at Hyde Bellagio (he’ll skip stepsister Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Kanye West but will play DJ on the Strip, as well as attend the nuptials of Reggie Bush, K.K.’s ex).

And Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, the first Miss USA from the Silver State, is omnipresent in her first celebratory trip home to Las Vegas since being crowned and making Nevada history and proud June 8 in Baton Rouge, La.

Without further ado and with regular columnist Robin Leach on his annual vacation in Europe, here is this weekend’s Royal Robin Rundown:

FRIDAY, JULY 18

MUSIC

Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog perform a free concert at Fremont Street Experience.

Sky Ferreira, who opened for Miley Cyrus at MGM Grand Garden Arena, headlines July’s “Under the Lights” concert at Container Park downtown.

“America’s Got Talent” winner Michael Grimm is at Ravello Lounge in M Resort.

The Wailers are at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq.

Roy Hamilton Jr. is at Viva Las Vegas Event Center.

The R&B concert “Throwback Sizzling Jam” with Guy, 112, Dru Hill and more is at Orleans Arena.

Nashville Unplugged features Wynn Varble at Club Madrid in Sunset Station.

COMEDY

Bill Cosby is at Treasure Island.

“Lipshtick” featuring Heather McDonald and Iliza Schlesinger is at the Venetian for two nights.

Todd Glass, Bobby Miyamoto and David Gee are at the Improv in Harrah’s all weekend.

Joey Diaz is at South Point.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

KISS @The Pearl: 11/28/09

KISS in concert at The Pearl in the Palms on Nov. 28, 2009. Launch slideshow »

Tickets go on sale for “KISS Rocks Vegas” at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel from Nov. 5-23.

Tickets go on sale for Theophilus London at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan on Aug. 28.

Tickets go on sale for Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires at Boulevard Pool on Sept. 18.

Tickets go on sale for Haerts at Boulevard Pool on Oct. 2.

Tickets go on sale for Laura Pausini at Pearl at the Palms on Oct. 18.

Mopar Midnight Mayhem is at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“Hypno Thoughts” featuring Jeff McBride is at Orleans Showroom.

The NBA Summer League continues through Monday at UNLV’s the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion.

PARTY PATROL

Jesse McCartney at Mandalay Bay

Jesse McCartney opens for Backstreet Boys' Launch slideshow »

Jesse McCartney isn’t leaving; he’s hosting and performing at Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool.

Brody Jenner spins at Hyde Bellagio.

2014 Miss USA Nia Sanchez is at Drai’s Beach Club + Nightclub atop the Cromwell, then at the Bank in Bellagio.

DMC is at 1OAK in the Mirage.

Jermaine Dupri is at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore.

SATURDAY, JULY 19

MUSIC

Lady Gaga brings her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” tour to MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are at Planet Hollywood.

The Spin Doctors are at Red Rock Resort.

Tony Sacca is at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

Super Diamond is at Brooklyn Bowl.

Fayne & Friends is at Viva Las Vegas Event Center.

Paul Revere & The Raiders and The Cowsills are at Eastside Cannery.

COMEDY

Paul Williams is at South Point for two nights.

Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez in Baton Rouge

Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez in Baton Rouge, La., for the 2014 Miss USA Pageant, which airs Sunday, June 8, 2014, on NBC. Launch slideshow »

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Towbin Fiat hosts a Miss Nevada USA and Miss Nevada Teen USA recruitment event.

Special Olympics Nevada presents the fundraiser “Party in the Pod” at the Linq.

“The Walkabout Tour” featuring Clinton Anderson is at South Point for two days.

PARTY PATROL

Miss USA Nia Sanchez is at Wet Republic at MGM Grand, then at the Miss USA Soiree at Drai’s Beach Club + Nightclub.

Taryn Manning (“Orange Is the New Black”) spins at Palms Pool with guest singer-actor Ryan Cabrera.

Danity Kane — remember them?! — is at Liquid Pool Lounge, then nearby Haze at Aria.

G-Eazy is at the Bank.

Kid Ink is at Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Fatman Scoop is at Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel.

DJ Lady Starlight hosts the official Lady Gaga After-Show Ball at Chateau in Paris Las Vegas.

SUNDAY, JULY 20

MUSIC

Reggae Bowl: Baba B is at Brooklyn Bowl.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Nia Sanchez hosts National Lollipop Day at Sugar Factory Town Square.

PARTY PATROL

Jason Derulo at Tao Beach and Tao

Jason Derulo, with girlfriend Jordin Sparks, at Tao on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in the Venetian. Launch slideshow »

Jason Derulo is at Rehab, then Body English. Feel free to talk dirty to him.

StripLV presents NVI Nightlife’s Scan & Tag Bikini Contest hosted by StripLV July cover girl Olga Loera and the StripLVgirls at Kahunaville and Treasure Island Las Vegas pool.

Check back Sunday as our series of guest columnists continues with Smith Center President Myron Martin, music-producer extraordinaire Zoe Thrall and nightlife guru Jack Colton.

Robin Leach contributed to this report even though he’s reportedly on vacation in Europe.

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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