This is The Last Vegas.
The Chicago based band excels in a rock tainted with glam, punk, and sleaze metal.
They have been releasing music since 2005, and if this were 20 or 30 years ago… The Last Vegas would have probably ‘made it’ along side bands like Skid Row, Poison, Guns N’ Roses, and of course Motley Crue.
The last band of influence there gets a special mention as The Last Vegas won a contest in 2008, beating out over 8,000 other bands, to win a chance to open for Motely Crue. The opening slot must have made some impact on the mega-rockstars as Crue bassist Nikki Sixx ended up producing the band’s 2009 effort, “What Gets You Off”.
This is a classic case of right band, wrong time. But that hasn’t stopped The Last Vegas from rocking the life they know and love and achieving a fair degree of success.
March of 2016 will see the release of the band’s seventh full length, (5th for lead singer Chad Cherry), called, “Eat Me”.
“…it felt like we were making our first album again. It was awesome.” – vocalist Chad Cherry
Since the love of rock seems to be on a bit of hiatus in the states, the band turned to some European production team… because rock and metal are alive and well over-seas.
Guitarist Adam Arling comments: “There’s a lot of feeling in this record. It’s fascinating what you can express musically when you record songs quickly, never second-guessing your gut instinct. We found the soul in rock ‘n’ roll; from both Chicago and Stockholm. But let’s not get too serious. I mean, the album is called ‘Eat Me’ after all.”
Singer Chad Cherry on the hit-it-and-quit-it recording approach to the new album: “We gathered some favorite demos lying around, added a few fresh ideas and rehearsed the hell out of the songs for about eight days,” says singer Chad Cherry. “We were tracking vocals up through the night I left for L.A. We recorded, like, twelve songs in about eleven hours at Groovemaster, and it felt like we were making our first album again. It was awesome.”
Check the fruits of The Last Vegas labor…, “Bloodthirsty”.
Here is a dose of some other The Last Vegas if you are feeling’ it… 1988 style… c’mon…