No history lesson has ever been quite as wild, sinful, debaucherous, unpredictable, or just plain loud as Raiding the Rock Vault at Vinyl in The Hard Rock Hotel, a show that invites you to take a rollicking journey through three decades of classic rock with members of some of the greatest bands of all time.
Part rock n’ roll history lesson, part dream come true super-group concert, and all off the rails party, the show is a must see for passionate rock music fans. The history of rock’s heyday is brought to life by a murderer’s row of amazing musicians who were there to witness it all, while giant video screens display archival footage of some of the greatest bands of all time ripping it up at the height of their powers.
A powerful band of rock veterans burn down the house nightly, with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Howard Leese (who spent time playing guitar for Heart and Bad Company), Doug Aldrich (who shredded for Whitesnake), Hugh McDonald (who slapped the bass for Bon Jovi), Paul Shortino (who sang with Quiet Riot and Rough Cutt), Robin McAlvey (who lent his vocal talents to MSG and Survivor), Andrew Freeman (who played guitar with both The Offspring and Lynch Mob), Jay Schellen (who kept the beat for Asia and Badfinger), and Michael T. Ross (who pounded the keys with Missing Persons and The Lita Ford band) rock out to perfect covers of iconic and anthemic rock songs of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Rotating female vocalists Carol-Lyn Liddle (of Masters of Rock), and Stephanie Calvert (who performed with Starship) also take the stage, while special guests like Lou Gramm (Foreigner’s original lead singer) Bobby Kimball (Toto’s founding lead vocalist), Jon Anderson (who sang for Yes in their original lineup), and Mickey Thomas (who sang for Starship) often show up to bring in fresh talent and ensure that the supergroup rocks even harder.
Along with rollicking stories about the history of rock n’ roll over half a century as well as wild personal tales from the musicians onstage, the incredible band tears through covers of some of the most beloved songs of all time from legendary acts throughout the decades like The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Queen, AC/DC, Deep Purple, The Eagles, KISS, Journey, Van Halen, Toto, and Bryan Adams, in a show to stage that delivers one of the greatest set lists ever.
An epic evening of entertainment featuring one of the greatest supergroups ever assembled that also tells the story of classic rock through performances of timeless songs, archival imagery, and stories told by the journeymen musicians who lived through them, the electrifying show at Vinyl in The Hard Rock Hotel is Raiding the Rock Vault to deliver a bone-shakingly loud history lesson that’s a must see for passionate music fans of all ages.