Karen Wiehl

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Judas Priest in Las Vegas!

Judas Priest sold out The Pearl Theatre at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Friday, November 14, 2014.   While I photographed the first three songs, Dragonaut, Metal Gods, and Devil's Child, the crowd was going wild for the heavy metal icons.  I wasn't ...

KISS Rocks Vegas!

Rock ‘n’ Roll legends KISS are celebrating an impressive 40 year career with their first-ever residency, KISS Rocks Vegas, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Wednesday, November 5, 2014 through Sunday, November 23, 2014. I had the...

King Diamond Rules Las Vegas

King Diamond took over the House of Blues Las Vegas on Saturday, November 1, 2014, and despite reports that he was suffering from food poisoning he gave a stellar performance.  The fans packed the house to the rafters, and were beyond eager for the show to get...

J. Roddy Walston & The Business

The best thing about  a music festival for me is the opportunity to check out bands I've never seen before.  I went to Life is Beautiful Festival very familiar with the sound of J. Roddy Walston & The Business through their hit songs Heavy Bells and Take i...

Switchfoot at Life is Beautiful Festival

Switchfoot flat out ROCKED Life is Beautiful Festival to a crowd of thousands in Las Vegas on Friday, October 24, 2014.  Their set was one of my favorite sets of the entire weekend.  Check out my gallery of photos and check back soon for more on the 2014 Life ...

Vintage Trouble at Life is Beautiful Festival

Vintage Trouble Rocked The Life is Beautiful Festival I have seen Vintage Trouble twice before in Las Vegas and they are always surrounded by fans who have traveled far to see them perform.  The same was true at Life Is Beautiful Festival.  The barricade at t...

Pussy Riot at Life is Beautiful Festival

Pussy Riot at Life is Beautiful Festival My coverage of Life Is Beautiful Festival started with members of a punk group who were there not to perform but to share as part of the Learning Series.  Conceptual artists and activists (they don't like to be refe...

Thirty Seconds to Mars in Las Vegas

Saturday night, September 20, 2014, Thirty Seconds to Mars brought their U.S. tour to a close before  a sold-out crowd at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Thirty Seconds to Mars’ frontman Jared Leto,  charged onto the Mophie stage waving a...

Crazy Chief

This may look like a "Flashback Friday" story but it's current and it was awesome!  Crazy Chief's "Chrome Werewolf" Cassette Release at The Bunkhouse Saloon, Friday night, August 29, 2014. http://youtu.be/Vhyh-VaIMWo The Bunkhouse Saloon in Downtown Las Ve...

ZZ Top and Jeff Beck

 August 16, 2014, ZZ Top and Jeff Beck joined forces at The Joint  at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas ZZ Top and Jeff Beck on tour together for the first time and I caught the show in Las Vegas.  This tour gives the fans a full Jeff Beck set, followed...

Black Label Society

Black Label Society just wrapped up the Revolver Golden Gods Tour, presented by Epiphone.  I caught the tour at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas on June 5th and it was business as usual for Black Label Society, hard rocking heavy metal to a packed house of happy fan...

Jane’s Addiction

Jane's Addiction celebrated the 25th anniversary of Nothing's Shocking with 3 nights at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas May 8, 2014, was opening night of a three night run of Jane's Addiction performing their iconic album, Nothing's Shocking, at The Brooklyn Bowl Las...

Mastodon

Mastodon | House of Blues Las Vegas, May 3, 2014 When I see a band I already know is great and they raise the bar even higher, it's a special night.  I got hooked on Mastodon's progressive, technical metal the first time I saw them, in April, 2012.  Flash for...

Primus | 3 Nights in Las Vegas!

Primus returned to Las Vegas for a 3 night stand at the new venue in town, The Brooklyn Bowl, beginning May 1, 2014. Primus, a band who truly has a sound all their own, has been around for 3 decades of  funky rock/metal/however you want to describe it FUN. ...

Prong set to release “Ruining Lives” on May 13

  New Album Ruining Lives Out May 13th in North America on SPV/Steamhammer PRONG's new album "Ruining Lives" is out now in Europe and will be released in the USA/Canada on May 13th through Steamhammer/SPV as a limited Digipak version that includ...

Ghost Worship in Las Vegas!

Ghost held service at the House of Blues Las Vegas on Friday night, April 25, 2014. Papa Emeritus II and his band of Nameless Ghouls, led the congregation through a lengthy set of hard rock hymns in honor of the Dark Lord.  In spite of the Ghouls' robes and...

Motörhead

I remember reading the press last year about Motörhead's tour being cancelled due to Lemmy Kilmisters's health issues.  It was sad news that I didn't want to hear.    Lemmy is larger than life, the seemingly indestructible, hard living epitome of a rocksta...

Megadeth

Megadeth's most recent Las Vegas concert, April 17, 2014 at The Pearl in the Palms Casino Resort was a fan's dream.  The sound at The Pearl is always stellar, every seat in the house has a great view, and Megadeth was in top form for this show. Following Mo...