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The Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards Rock The Joint!

August 31, 2012 by  



Sammy Hagar performs at Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards
The 3rd Annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards took place Sunday, August 26, and this year was the most spectacular by far. Our thanks to Betty Fitzgerald for this report (Pictured above: Sammy Hagar – Photo credit: Tom Donoghue/ Donoghuephotography.com)

Vegas Rocks! Magazine Publisher Sally Steele single-handedly put in motion an amazing show to celebrate the magazine’s 8th year Anniversary. The Rock n’ Roll Royal Red Carpet saw hundreds of entertainers which included some of the biggest names in the music world. Rock Royalty filled the stage from start to finish starting with the band DEAD SARA opening the show with a fury taking “Best New Rock Band” Award, followed by Levi Benton of MISS MAY I, taking “Male Metal Star of Tomorrow” and a surprise appearance by DJ Ashba from GUNS N’ ROSES accepting the “Guitar Hero 2012” Award.

DreamScar, Vegas Local Band and winner of  the VRMA video competition and  Vegas Stars of Tomorrow Award

DreamScar, Vegas Local Band and winner of the VRMA video competition and Vegas Stars of Tomorrow Award

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue/ Donoghuephotography.com.

Vinnie Paul from PANTERA was ecstatic to be presented the “Drum Legend Icon” Award by rock hero and close friend Zakk Wylde. Michael Schenker flew across the ocean from Europe just for the night to accept “Rock Guitar Legend” award with the voice that put QUEENSRYCHE on the map Geoff Tate taking the stage immediately afterwards for “The Voice of Progressive Metal” award.

Dead Sara

Dead Sara

Photo credit: Tom Donoghue/ Donoghuephotography.com.

With the show never losing steam with many of the best rock artists in Las Vegas accepting their awards, it was soon time for more excitement as David Coverdale accepted the “Lifetime Achievement In Rock n’ Roll” award presented to him by Kip Winger as David took center stage for a surprise performance of “Slide It In” with his WHITESNAKE band mate Doug Aldrich on acoustic guitar.

Sammy Hagar, Geoff Tate, Sally Steele and Kip Winger

Sammy Hagar, Geoff Tate, Sally Steele and Kip Winger

Photo credit: Brian Steffy.

The featured star of the night, Sammy Hagar then took to the podium to accept his prestigious “Voice Of Rock” Award presented to him by Eddie Trunk. Then the action unfolded with a tribute to Ronnie Montrose with Sammy performing “Rock Candy” with Michael Schenker, Michael Anthony (Van Halen) and Vinnie Paul on drums. Then most all of the performers from the show took the stage to join them which also included John 5, Kip Winger, Geoff Tate, Blas Elias (Slaughter), Z Maddox, Dario Lorina, The Sin City Sinners, and many others to perform “There’s Only One Way to Rock” with Sammy Hagar leading the way for one of the most spectacular All Star Performances in Rock n’ Roll history!

I can’t wait for next year’s Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards to see how this could possibly be topped!    — Betty Fitzgerald

Additional photos by Denise Truscello / WireImage:

Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar

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

Otis Day

Otis Day

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

Michael Anthony and Michael Schenker

Michael Anthony and Michael Schenker

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

Geoff Tate

Geoff Tate

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

Paul Shortino

Paul Shortino

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

Frankie Moreno and Sammy Hagar

Frankie Moreno and Sammy Hagar

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

Sally Steele

Sally Steele

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

Additional photos by Robert Knight / WireImage:

Kip Winger and David Coverdale

Kip Winger and David Coverdale

Photo credit: Robert Knight / WireImage.

Dario Lorina

Dario Lorina

Photo credit: Robert Knight / WireImage.

Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony

Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony

Photo credit: Robert Knight / WireImage.

Geoff Tate, Vinnie Paul and Sammy Hagar

Geoff Tate, Vinnie Paul and Sammy Hagar

Photo credit: Robert Knight / WireImage.

Geoff Tate

Geoff Tate

Photo credit: Robert Knight / WireImage.

John 5

John 5

Photo credit: Robert Knight / WireImage.

Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker

Photo credit: Robert Knight / WireImage.

Blasko

Blasko

Photo credit: Robert Knight / WireImage.

Additional photos by Brian Steffy / WireImage:

Dominick Allen

Dominick Allen

Photo credit: Brian Steffy / WireImage.

John 5

John 5

Photo credit: Brian Steffy / WireImage.

David Coverdale

David Coverdale

Photo credit: Brian Steffy / WireImage.

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

Photo credit: Brian Steffy / WireImage.

Sammy Hagar and Michael Schenker

Sammy Hagar and Michael Schenker

Photo credit: Brian Steffy / WireImage.

Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar

Photo credit: Brian Steffy / WireImage.

For more information, visit Vegas Rocks! Magazine

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