This is a summary essay and concluding thoughts on my trip to Las Vegas this past week for a variety of shows – Garbage at the The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, Elton John at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace on Sunday, and Mike Tyson’s “Live On Stage” event at The Hollywood Theatre at The MGM Grand on Monday. I also had a chance to check out the Hard Rock Cafe, Gold & Silver Pawn (the “Pawn Stars” shop), and had a chance run in with Penn Jillette of Pen and Teller. All in all, a busy three days or so. [Read more…]
I met up with some friends of mine who live in Las Vegas, who, like me, collect original artifacts from film, television, and music. I became acquainted with them years ago through my Original Prop Blog, and they have been huge supporters of my efforts. The History Channel series Pawn Stars has been a topic of discussion on the Original Prop Blog for years (see original article), so who could pass up the opportunity to check out the store where it all happens? So we visited Gold and Silver Pawn.
During my trip this past week to Las Vegas, I had taken an opportunity to check out the Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas, and was treated to a lengthy private tour, so I thought I would share some photos of some of the material on display at this location, including stage and studio used instruments, wardrobe, and other rock and roll memorabilia.
Backstage Auctions has today published their auction catalog qith 1,250 lots for their upcoming “2012 Rock Gods ‘n Metal Monsters Auction’, with bidding running April 21st through April 29th. Included in the sale are items personally owned and used by principals from leading rock acts such as Anthrax, The Cult, KISS, Quiet Riot, Ministry, Dio, Whitesnake, Queensryche, Pearl Jam, Ozzy Osbourne, and others. “Headliners” are also being made available for a special VIP Meet and Greet. [Read more…]
Jack White’s record label, Third Man Records, released 1,000 flexi-discs of “Freedom at 21” – the first single off the new “Blunderbuss” album – via helium balloon on April 1st in Nashville. Someone found some of these, and has put the first of them for sale on eBay, which is currently bid up to $1,803, with five days left at auction. [Read more…]
England Journal: Day Five. So today was the big day. After the thrilling night of the first concert in Liverpool at the Royal Court Theater, we needed to make our way to Newcastle Upon Tyne for the second and last show of the Crisis charity concert series, announced as held at the Journal Tyne Theater. [Read more…]
Some reading the England Journal series of articles are probably interested in knowing a little more about my appreciation of Coldplay, and why I would travel thousands and thousands of miles by car, plane, and train to attend a few concerts in another country. As such, I thought I would explain a little more in this supplemental article about my love for the band and their music, details about a charity auction one year ago, and the prize of my pop culture memorabilia collection. [Read more…]
England Journal: Day Four. This was our second day in Liverpool, where the first of the two Coldplay “Hidden Gig” shows benefiting Crisis were held tonight. As noted in the prior journal entry, the “Hidden Gig” venue was not revealed until 24 hours before the show, and the venue announced was the Royal Court Theater. [Read more…]
As reported two weeks ago, Grammy Award-winning rock band Coldplay offered memorabilia for auction for their “End of Decade Clearout Sale”, with auctions having ended Monday through today, New Year’s Eve. The instruments, wardrobe, and other memorabilia items auctioned on eBay raised over $400,000 for their designated charity, “Kids Company“. [Read more…]
Grammy Award-winning rock band Coldplay are selling memorabilia with their “End of Decade Clearout Sale”. The instruments, wardrobe, and other items will be auctioned on eBay December 18-31, 2009, with all proceeds benefiting “Kids Company”. The 52-page catalog became available online today. [Read more…]