The ‘Publishing Queen of Rock n Roll’ Sally Steele once again brought Vegas the annual Vegas Rocks! Music Awards, this being the 10th year for the show and held at the Pearl Theater inside the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This year the show brought out rock stars, Vegas entertainers and entourages for pre-show interviews and red carpet hosted by Steele, including special guests Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Steve Lukather and David Paich (Toto),  Nicolas Cage and son Wes Cage, along with Rikki Rocket, Tracii Guns, Eric Brittingham and Brandon Gibbs from new Devil City Angels, John 5 (Rob Zombie), Great White, Flavor Flav, Rudy and Robert Sarzo, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Sabina Kelly, Danny ‘the Count’ Koker and Count’s 77, John Payne (Asia), Jeff Young (Megadeth), Otis Day, the Raiding the Rock Vault cast with Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt/Quiet Riot), Robin McAuley (MSG), Jay Schellen (Asia), Andrew Freeman (Offspring), Michael T Ross (Lita Ford), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), Stephanie Calvert (Starship), Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi) and Carol Lyn Liddle (Masters of Rock), the cast from Showtime’s “The Gigolos”, Jizzy Pearl (Love Hate), Cast of Counting Cars, Oz Fox (Stryper), Dario Lorina (Zakk Wylde), Blas Elias (Slaughter), Marq Torien (Bulletboys), Zowie Bowie & Lydia Ansel, Frankie Morino, Pat Thrall (Pat Travers band) , Sin City SInners, Frank Dimino (Angel), Murray SawChuck & Chloe, Fans of Jimmy Century, and a host of Vegas own local and upcoming musicians and bands for an exciting start to the night.

A full live concert event and awards show followed the carpet, with performances by Counts 77, Devil City Angels, Wes Cage, Great White, and a finale jam session with guest musicians from the list above, with Michael Anthony at the helm for a truly Vegas Rocks! experience.  Check out the photos from the red carpet, awards and show! Awards were given to the following winners in their corresponding categories:

Screen shot 2014-12-09 at 7.59.15 PMMUSIC INSPIRATIONAL ICON AWARD:  Michael Anthony
MUSIC LIFETIME LEGEND INSPIRATION AWARD:  Toto/Steve Lukather/David Paich
SPECIAL INSPIRATION AWARD:  Great White
VOICE OF 80’S METAL:  Stephen Pearcy
BEST NEW SUPERSTAR UNION 2014:  Devil City Angels
80’S ROCK SURVIVOR:  Marq Torien
BEST NEW ARTIST:  Wes Cage
VEGAS’ ROCK AMBASSADOR AWARD:  Danny The Count Koker
Local Las Vegas band awards:
BEST VEGAS ROCK BAND: Leona X
BEST OF VEGAS:  Dane Davis Band
BEST VEGAS HARD ROCK BAND:  Obsidian Order
BEST ARTISTIC DIRECTION:  Crackerman
VEGAS STARS OF TOMORROW: Chaotic Resemblance
HOLLYWOOD ROCKS! AWARD:  Dope Throat
BEST ROCK TRIBUTE BAND:  Smells Like Nirvana

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Jo Anna Jackson
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Jo Anna Jackson, Photographer | Writer