Jamie Jones’ life was changed forever 15 years ago when he put a little video game disc into his PlayStation, a generation ago, and that little game taught him how to DJ. He became obsessed with “Music 2000,” which let him learn to DJ using drums, high hats and bass sounds.
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So Meat Loaf told me this crazy story about how Bruce Springsteen’s whole career was saved by a young studio engineer.
Not long ago, Moby and I were talking, and we discussed a trendy topic: We Generation Xers are playing Internet-information catch-up to The Young Ones Who Are Younger Than Us.
I told Boyz II Men I saw Twitter photos of them hanging with fans here. So I asked the trio whether their meet-and-greets cost $2,500 per person, like Britney Spears’ meet-and-greets. They didn’t know about Spears. “Oh, wow, that’s horrible,” Nate Morris said.
Hello again, David Spade, comedy star of stage and screen. What’s it like to have fans walk up to you all the time on the Vegas Strip?
Wynn headliner Morgan Page is not only one of the world’s great DJ-musicians, he’s also the biggest tech master of them all, and he’s the most environmentally aware. Here is the perfect example of his green techiness: He drives a Tesla.
I hadn’t talked to Dana Carvey in so long, I forgot how much he makes me laugh on the phone. We began by reviewing our health.
Mickey Gilley — the “Urban Cowboy” country-music star who revolutionized mechanical bulls by putting drunken women on them — will sing free lounge shows in Vegas this week, an unthinkable proposition in our expensive-ticket town.
The AMG nightclub group has shot back at Jeff Beacher in a game of who-fired-whom. Beacher has said he dropped AMG. AMG people now say they quit because Beacher’s Madhouse let Miley Cyrus smoke weed and AMG does not tolerate drug use.
Tonight brings good stuff to clubs — the great Morgan Page, fun John Dahlback, pop king Calvin Harris, 2013-buzz DJ Baauer and more. Here’s your full DJ/club forecast.
In Sweden, people call Swedish DJ-musician John Dahlback “John Dahlback” because he goes by his birth name when he performs (as he will Friday at Surrender nightclub).
There used to be a few billboards of my face around Vegas, and I’m not going to lie. It was the coolest thing ever. Comedian Jay Mohr knows what I’m talking about. His face is all over Vegas billboards.
I told Joy Behar a lot of fans will go see her Friday-Saturday at The Orleans just to find out what she has to say about politics because they miss her on “The View.”
Shania Twain is an icon for vegetarians, so while she and I were catching up, I told her I gave up meat last year. I still eat fish for now, but I feel better than ever.
Dear Nicolas Cage. Since you’re settled in Vegas now, I am going to start pitching Vegas-angle movies to you. I don’t even want a thanks. Consider this a friendly shout-out, good sir. Here is the root of the pitch.
Three Grammy nominees will DJ on the Strip this weekend. Zedd performs Saturday at Light nightclub. Calvin Harris spends Friday at MGM’s Hakkasan. And Sultan and New Shepard will be at XS in the Wynn Las Vegas on Friday.
Shanna Moakler — Vegas party girl/former Miss USA/Playmate — told me she loves her new cosmetic surgeries so much, she plans to attack her thighs next.
Palms comedian Lisa Lampanelli is the queen of news. She has lost 107 pounds, is going to Broadway this year and just cut off most of her hair. “I got my hair all chopped off because I was mad at my husband,” Lampanelli says.
I just got a sneak peak at the new reality TV show starring former boxing champ Fernando Vargas and his Vegas family (before it comes out Jan. 26). The takeaway?
How much money would Mariah Carey need to relocate to the Vegas Strip, a la Celine Dion? Oh, just a billion-dollar transaction.
My college economics professor used to tell this dumb joke: What does a guy have to do to be called an economist? Answer: Simple — he can just call himself an economist, because anyone can. Ha? No, it’s not funny, but it’s true. The world of DJ-producers is similar.
3 Doors Down guitarist Chris Henderson says, “If you sat and listened to what your brain told you day in and day out, it would drive you nuts.”
Last year’s most in-demand Vegas concert tickets were for Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, the Eagles and Adele, says Ken Solky, owner of LasVegasTickets.com and 1-800-Las-Vegas.
Apparently, “many” Britney Spears fans were disappointed after paying a staggering $2,500 to meet her for a “quick 3-second photo-op” VIP package recently in Las Vegas, which came with a ticket, T-shirt and poster, Radar Online reports.
Wayne Brady is so busy, he can’t remember chunks of his life. How busy? He hosts “Let’s Make A Deal,” stars on “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” has a recurring role on “How I Met Your Mother,” tours the world and appears on “Real Husbands of Hollywood.”