Vegas Rocks! magazine founder, Publisher and Editor Sally Steele presented her first Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards last night at the Las Vegas Hilton, and contributing photographer Erik Kabik photographed and reported from the rock star-studded event.
“It was one of the biggest red carpet events I have photographed this year in Las Vegas, and my props to Sally Steele, publisher of Vegas Rocks! magazine. It was a great event, and everyone had a blast.
“I photographed the arrivals and the performances and presentations during the show and popped in for a few shots while famed rock and roll photographer Robert Knight was photographing portraits of Flavor Flav backstage.
“Legendary artists Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead and The Head Cat and guitar goddess Lita Ford of The Runaways were honored, as well as Flavor Flav, who gave a heartfelt speech about how grateful he is for all of his success as a reality TV star after his earlier success with Public Enemy.
“Many local Las Vegas bands were honored, including Moksha, Left Standing and The Objex, and there were very special tributes to the late Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot and the late Ronnie James Dio by Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath.”
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame and Lita Ford led the band in the night’s final performance, Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock,” and Sally joined them onstage. The awards also marked the sixth anniversary of the magazine.
Thanks to videographer Richard Corey for posting his videos on YouTube.
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