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The Fourth Annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards Rock The World

August 28, 2013 by  



Carl Palmer and Jon Anderson
The fourth annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards rocked The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas Sunday night with some of the most legendary rock artists in the music business (Pictured: Carl Palmer and Jon Anderson – Photo credit: John Olson)

Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson

Photo credit: John Olson.

Honorees included Jon Anderson (Yes) who was honored with the “Voice Of Progressive Music” Award, Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake & Palmer/ Asia) received the “Drum Legend Icon” Award, DJ Ashba presented Zakk Wylde (Ozzy) with the “Riff Monster” Award and newcomer Laura Wilde received “Best New Female Artist” Award. The event also featured local rock artists and bands from Las Vegas and California, many of whom took home awards in various rock categories.

James Kottak of The Scorpions, Sally Steele and Danny "The Count" Koker

James Kottak of The Scorpions, Sally Steele and Danny “The Count” Koker

Photo credit: Robert G. Seketa, www.LoosePuppy.com

Performances included Geoff Tate’s Queensryche who opened the show, Carl Palmer performed a historic ELP Song with Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater and Rudy Sarzo (Dio/ Quiet Riot).  Jon Anderson performed an acoustic performance, including one song in which he was joined by Carl Palmer on percussion.

Geoff Tate's Queensryche

Geoff Tate’s Queensryche

Photo credit: John Olson.

The event was co-hosted by the Publishing Queen of Rock n’ Roll, Sally Steele, Vegas Rocks! Magazine Publisher/ Founder/ CEO and James Kottak from the Scorpions. The event was preceded by a huge Rock n’ Roll Royal Red Carpet media event with appearances that included Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.), Jeff Young (Megadeth), Ron Jeremy, Danny “The Count” Koker, Frankie Moreno, “Raiding The Rock Vault” artists/ performers John Payne, Paul Shortino, Howard Leese, Tracii Guns, Robin McAuley, Andrew Freeman, Jay Schellen and Michael T. Ross, Jizzy Pearl, comedian Craig Gass, Murray the Magician, Chris Phillips (Zowie Bowie), Ron Keel, Marvelless Mark, Stacey Blades (LA Guns) and many others, most of whom also participated in the show.

Geoff Tate

Geoff Tate

Photo credit: Robert G. Seketa, www.LoosePuppy.com

The All-Star Celebrity Jam for the finale of the show included Geoff Tate’s Queensryche, Jon Anderson, Dj Ashba, Simon Wright (AC/DC) James Kottak (the Scorpions) and most of the participants and honorees from the show. The event was live streamed across the globe on Stageit.com. This was truly a night to remember for rock n’ roll.

Carl Palmer of ELP / Asia

Carl Palmer of ELP / Asia

Photo credit: John Olson.

The event was sponsored by Dollar Loan Center, Findlay Chevrolet, Count’s Vamp’d, The Indie Show, Nothing But Skulls, Vinyl, Dean Guitars, For the Stars Fashion House and Vegas Rocks! Magazine.

For additional coverage go to www.VegasRocks.com.

Carl Palmer and Jon Anderson

Carl Palmer and Jon Anderson

Photo credit: Wayne Posner.

Ron Jeremy and Frankie Moreno

Ron Jeremy and Frankie Moreno

Photo credit: Wayne Posner.

VRMA Finale

VRMA Finale

Photo credit: Wayne Posner.

Cast of Raiding the Rock Vault

Cast of Raiding the Rock Vault

Photo credit: Jo Anna Jackson.

Laura Wilde

Laura Wilde

Photo credit: Wayne Posner.

Laura Wilde

Laura Wilde

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Rudy Sarzo

Rudy Sarzo

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Sally Steel and Carl Palmer

Sally Steel and Carl Palmer

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Zakk Wylde and DJ Ashba

Zakk Wylde and DJ Ashba

Photo credit: Wayne Posner.

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

Photo credit: John Olson.

Zakk Wylde, Sally Steele and DJ Ashba

Zakk Wylde, Sally Steele and DJ Ashba

Photo credit: Robert G. Seketa, www.LoosePuppy.com.

James Kottak, Sally Steele and Rudy Sarzo

James Kottak, Sally Steele and Rudy Sarzo

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Peter Dallas and James Kottak

Peter Dallas and James Kottak

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Robert Sarzo, Rudy Sarzo, Zakk Wylde, Blasko and James Kottak

Robert Sarzo, Rudy Sarzo, Zakk Wylde, Blasko and James Kottak

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Fourth Annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards 2013

Fourth Annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards 2013

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Carl Palmer and Jon Anderson

Carl Palmer and Jon Anderson

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

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