Attention Music Junkies: The Hard Rock Hotel Is Ready To Roll In Palm Springs

The most anticipated Palm Springs hotel opening in years is about to happen on October 4, 2013 when the areas first Hard Rock Hotel opens its thunderous doors. Like all the branches of this worldwide chain, the hotel will feature Rock n Roll memorabilia that will include autographed guitars, costumes from world tours, rare photographs, original contracts and a whole lot more. Youll see souvenirs from Ole Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, swivel King Elvis , the outrageous Lady Gaga and the ever popular Justin Timberlake . In a press release announcing the opening, Hard Rock stated, We cant wait to show off our amazing collection, says Hector Moreno, vice president and general manager of the Palm Springs hotel.. Our guests will get to see items from the biggest legends in musical history, as well as memorabilia from contemporary superstars like Maroon 5, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, Shakira, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and so many other incredible performers. The release also listed collection highlights such as: Rolling Stones Keith Richards signed Danelectro guitar, considered a collectors item in itself Original photos used in the artwork for the Whos epic 1973 album, Quadrophenia A corduroy jacket owned and worn by the late, great Johnny Cash. A wool jacket worn by Frank Sinatra, as well as a supplement to his Capitol Records contract from April 1, 1953 that was signed by the Chairman himself, stipulating that he would always receive top billing on all record labels. Sinatra was also a part time Palm Springs resident. A leather biker jacket once owned by Elvis, along with a badge given to the King by the Palm Springs Police Department making him an honorary Captain. A unique Vera Thordardottir outfit worn by Lady Gaga during her performance at Sir Elton Johns White Tie and Tiara Ball in 2010 A stylish William Rast tuxedo jacket worn by Justin Timberlake in a 2008 Fashion Rocks photo shoot. A fringed outfit worn by Barbados-born pop sensation Rihanna in the video for her 2010 smash single Only Girl (In the World) A meticulously hand-crafted First Act guitar made especially for, and with the input of, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine who used it on stage. A Yamaha CB70 electric grand piano acquired by Chris Martin of Coldplay, who used it live as a composition tool and also in the video for Shiver A leather shirt from the personal wardrobe of Sly Stone, leader of Sly and the Family Stone A custom suit tailored for Sammy Davis, Jr. who once owned a home in Palm Springs A fringed jacket from the 1960s belonging to Jimi Hendrix, certainly the most important and influential electric guitarist of all time, who also had an impcact on the world of fashion Bruce Springsteens lyrics to Hearts of Stone never released with his handwritten annotations Eric Claptons vintage National Studio 66 guitar A fringed vest worn by the first lady of country music, Loretta Lynn If you think that collection is enough, forgetabout it, the lobby itself is a showcase sporting an amazing sculpture made of 500 recycled loud speakers and assorted electronic parts including amplifiers, radios, tuners and more dsigned by popular Berlin-based artist Benoit Maubrey and will allow guests to communicate with music. The hotel will house 163 rooms, outdoor pool, restaurants, and of course live entertainment. plus.

Journey Caps First Day of Music Midtown in Atlanta

Associated Press The rock band Journey capped the first day of the third annual Music Midtown Festival with a set that lasted nearly two hours, performing hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin'” and “Any Way You Want It.” “This is the best time we’ve had in years,” lead singer Arnel Pineda said to a screaming and packed crowd on Friday night at the Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta. “Thank you for everything. Thank you.” Rapper 2 Chainz was also a headline performer earlier in the day of the two-day festival. He put on an energetic set that featured his hit songs such as “Birthday Song,” ”I’m Different” and “Feds Watching.” “This is my hometown, so welcome to the Music Midtown,” the rapper said. Shortly after 2 Chainz’s performance, the crowd shifted from the Great Southeastern Music Hall to the neighboring Electric Ballroom stage to catch alternative rock group Phoenix. The four-man band from France performed a number of hits from “1901” to “Entertainment.” Pineda leaped off the stage during Journey’s performance and gave fans in the front row high 5s. Neal Schon, the guitarist of the five-man band, played the Star-Spangled Banner during his solo set as the American flag went on display behind him while the rest of his band mates looked on. North Mississippi Allstars opened the festival Friday. The Mowgli’s, Cake, Drivin N Cryin and Jane’s Addiction also performed. Thirteen more acts will perform Saturday, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Capital Cities.

1 singles on the Hot 100, but Queen has “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions” to pull out as back-to-back finales. It wasn’t a fair fight from the start. Of course, Queen and accomplished pop vocalist Adam Lambert had to do more than just show up and run through the rock group’s back catalog in order to earn the headlining slot over Perry on Friday night. With each new show, Lambert’s involvement with the five-decade-old band makes more sense: Freddie Mercury’s king-sized songwriting makes for a perfect vessel for Lambert’s operatic wail, and iHeartRadio fest attendees who wanted to stick around for “Another One Bites The Dust” got to witness the magnetic power of Lambert’s pristine high notes. The former “American Idol” runner-up oozed charisma as he strutted around the stage, winking at his reputation of a fill-in while also reminding people they should still pay attention to his solo career whenever this stint with Queen, er, bites the dust. By the time that Nate Ruess and the rest of fun. joined Queen and Lambert for “Fat Bottomed Girls,” the audience seemed to pick up on how special the performance was — not just because it featured a hard-to-duplicate collaboration, but because that collaboration was uniformly excellent. Queen/Lambert was an unconventional headliner on Friday night, but Lambert’s manicured vocal blasts were able to harness rock songs that everyone in attendance knew and loved — “Bohemian Rhapsody,” anyone? — which more than than made up for the lack of a current pop star closing out the show. Speaking of which, Perry glided through the night’s penultimate set with ease and aplomb, her voice clearly strengthened since “Teenage Dream” but her choreography somewhat lacking. Backstage before her set, another journalist asked Perry if she was ready to perform her new album Prism on the iHeartRadio stage — to which Perry nervously laughed and confided that her performance would be mostly composed of past hits. There was little Katy news revealed in front of the thousands at the MGM Grand Garden Arena (Perry did debut new non-single “Dark Horse” live, with Juicy J popping onstage to rap his guest verse), and although Perry’s many, many hits would normally suffice for a show like this, the anticipation for “Prism’s” as-yet-unheard material is fervent, and the audience was a bit quiet when the set ended without any big reveals. Those in attendance were given glimpses of what we can imagine Perry’s next huge tour will look like (hint: there will be lots of crystals and prisms), but, alas, not the real thing. “Wide Awake,” “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls” are all welcome replays, but onlookers were ready for Perry to dominate the ring that she set up when she put forth “Roar.” PHOTOS: Adam Lambert, a Retrospective During the evening, Tiesto and Benny Benassi unfurled beat collections, Robin Thicke lost a shirt button while performing “Blurred Lines,” Chris Brown danced the night away during a manic medley and J. Cole won the guest-star game by bringing out Miguel for “Power Trip” and then TLC for “Crooked Smile.” But Elton John, wearing a jewel-enrusted suit and a puppy’s smile, sounded fresher than the lot, especially when delivering his performance’s centerpiece, “Tiny Dancer.” The MGM Grand Garden Area was locked in a sing-along few songs, or artists, could conjure when John dove into the staple, and when his set ended after “I’m Still Standing,” everyone watching wanted more.

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