Alice Goldstein Entertainment brought another rock n roll star studded night to Las Vegas, an AllStar jam and concert PreParty with the Alice Cooper Band!! The Sayers Club at the SLS Las Vegas was the setting for the night, with a red carpet affair preluding the main event that had a stream of local celebrities from area shows, television, local and nationally know musicians, and emcee Jesse Camp host of MTV’s TRL (Total Request Live). The carpet commencement began with Cooper’s band and all star line up Chuck Garric, Tommy Henriksen, Ryan Roxie, Glenn Sobel and Nita Strauss, and the caravan to follow brought Phil Varone, Tony Fredianelli, Tommy Elliott, Zach Ruble, David Karr, Kimberly Banhill, Monk Burris, Bill Lima, David Cooper, Tyler Lawson, Marque Martinez, Jon Papineau, Keith Robert, Leona X, Mary Kryah, Mike Varney, Stoney Curtis, Oz Fox, Stacey Blades, Murray SawChuck, Scot Coogan, Ace Steel, Geo Garcia, G Silver, Steven Mack, Mandy Lion, Al Bane, Lez Warner, Mark Boals, Hugh McDonald, Paul Shortino, Zoran Maddox and many more.
Alice CooperBand preParty Red Carpet photos: Harold Mountain / JustAFan Photos
The Sayers Club gave the night a very elegant yet almost theatrical element, large leather sofas had been pushed aside to accomodate the standing room only crowd as the music begins. The Alice Cooper Band took the stage and began the jam with two Ramones tunes, then Ryan Roxie introduced the band and states the night will be like "lunatics are running the asylum", with Cooper's band playing a few songs then surprise guests will join in the fun. After singing one of Roxie 77’s new songs from an upcoming new album, Roxie passes the torch to Chuck Garric for vocals on Motorhead's "Ace of Spades". Glen Sobel (who recently received the title and honor of #1 hardrock drummer by DRUM! Magazine) performs an outstanding drum solo, proving the title well-earned. Calico Cooper, daughter of Alice Cooper, also joins the stage multiple times and her vocals affirm the talented blood that flows through her veins!
"Hurricane" Nita Strauss takes over for "Seek and Destroy" as well as Cooper’s "Lost In America", and Kyler Clark (Cooper’s assistant who happens to play bass) joins the band for a pretty kickass spin of "I Wanna Be Your Dog". Bob Kulick (Kiss), Scottie Griffin (LA Guns), Stacey Blades (LA Guns), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Phil Varone (Saigon Kick/Skid Row), Kim Barnhill, as well as Henriksen, Garric and Calico fill the stage for their rendition of "Highway to Hell" and "Cherry Bomb". Scot Coogan (Ace Frehley), Oz Fox (Stryper), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Stoney Curtis (Count’s 77 & Stoney Curtis Band) and Blades again for a rousing "Rock N Roll All Night", and then joining Roxie, Sobel, Blades, Fox, Griffin and Phil X are local Raiding The Rock Vault members Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt), Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi) for a blues breaking "Brown Sugar".
This night was extraordinary! The music and the talent embodying each song with the vast group of musicians that crossed the stage made for one of the best jam nights in Vegas! Special guests cleared the stage, and the full members of Cooper’s band returned on stage for a finale of all finale’s with "Schools Out". As everyone takes a bow and the band invites the crowd to stay and say hello, it’s a moment to reflect at the past two hours of rock and roll talent that rocked the house and enjoyed just being part of an extreme jam session.
If you’re visiting Vegas, check out the Scary Monsters Music calendar for unbelievable events that could be taking place while you are in town! Thank you again Alice Goldstein and Goldstein Entertainment for a fabulous night!!
Alice Cooper Band All Star Jam Photos: Harold Mountain / JustAFan Photos