Frederick Entertainment and 107.9 BOB FM presents Warrant, Quiet Riot, Skid Row, Night Ranger and Vince Neil
The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was host to the BOB Rocks! 2013 Concert ,and fans came out in droves to see their 80’s rock faves. Quiet Riot took the stage to open the lineup, and the arena lit up with the sounds of “Metal Health, “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” and “C’mon Feel the Noize”. Quiet Riot original drummer Frankie Banali held down the back line for guitarist Alex Grossi, long time bassist Chuck Wright, and relatively new (2012) vocalist Scott Vokoun as the band pumped up the crowd and the show got rolling. Quiet Riot knows how to keep the crowd screaming out the metal anthems, and the set ended far too fast for the fans.
Warrant hit the stage next and singer Robert Mason’s powerful voice led veteran band members Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen and Steven Sweet through a long foray of hits including “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, “Heaven”, “Down Boys” and their most noted hit “Cherry Pie”. Mason had some big shoes to fill after the loss of Jani Lane, but the band rocks on and still packs a punch with their live show, Mason adding a strong presence as front man for the line up.
Skid Row with singer Johnny Solinger ripped into “Slave to the Grind” to kick off a run of SK classics. The bands lineup of original members Dave Sabo, Rachael Bolan and Scotti Hill, along with drummer Rob Hammersmith pounded through “”Piece of Me”, “18 and Life” and “I Remember You” before a ferocious finish with “Youth Gone Wild”.
As soon as Night Ranger played the first line in the first song of their long set of career hits, the talent and experience of this chart topping band shone through. Night Ranger fans sang along with the band through “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes”, “Coming of Age”, and tear jerker ballads “Sister Christian” and Damn Yankees’ “High Enough”. The original members Jack Blades, Brad Gillis and Kelly Keagy blend seamlessly with guitarist Joel Hoekstra and Keyboardist Eric Levy and made for a strong force through the long line of NR tunes. Brad Gillis is a force all his own on stage as he rips through solos and trades licks with Hoekstra. The power of this band on stage is electrifying and at times the crowd sang so loud it was hard to tell where Blades started and the crowd left off. The band killed with “Rock in America” as Night Ranger came to the close of their set
The last player of the night was Vince Neil and his band (Jeff Blando, Dana Strum and Zoltan Chaney) and the fans were all on their feet as Vince took the stage and rocked out to a slew of Motley hits. Jeff Blando and Dana strum make a powerful front line, and the drumming antics of Zoltan kept fans enthralled through the show. Vince didn’t hold back the hits with “Same ‘Ole Situation”, “Dr Feelgood”, “Piece of Your Action”, “Home Sweet Home”… Vince took a break about mid show and Jeff Blando took over vocals for a Dio/Sabbath/Zeppelin mini set, then on to “Girls Girls Girls” where the stage filled with, well, GIRLS and became a party to close out the night.
All in all a great night of rock and hair band heaven for this so inclined. Frederick Entertainment has more hair metal shows on the horizon in Vegas, with these and other groups planning shows throughout the summer months. Keep up on upcoming events at https://www.facebook.com/Frederickentertainment?fref=ts