Las Vegas, NV, The Joint Hard Rock Hotel
March 10th, 1995

ROCK N' ROLL HAS A NEW HOME -- LAS VEGAS! THE HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO OPENS WITH A GRAND OPENING EXTRAVAGANZA!

From: PR Newswire
Date: March 13, 1995

LAS VEGAS, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The "House That Rock Built," The HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO, was officially launched this weekend by Chairman Peter Morton and rock n' roll now has a new home in Las Vegas!

THE JOINT, the hotel's premiere new state-of-the-art rock venue, was inaugurated with special performances by: THE EAGLES, SHERYL CROW, AL GREEN, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, DURAN DURAN, WEEZER, DUFF MCKAGAN'S ALL-STAR BAND FEATURING SEAL, BILLY IDOL, IGGY POP, BO DIDDLEY, B.B. KING, GILBY CLARKE, IZZY STRADLIN, STEVE STEVENS & MATT SORUM.

More than just the concert stage was rockin' during the two night celebration ... also on-hand for the Grand Opening weekend were Jack Nicholson, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee & Pamela Anderson, Tim Allen, Nicholas Cage, Ellen Degeneres, Salt-n-Pepa, Tim Burton, Dean Cain, Nikki Sixx, Christy Turlington & Jason Patric, Steve Young, Stephen Dorff, Daphne Zuniga, Kelly Emberg, James Woods, Bridgett Hall, Alicia Silverstone, Kelsey Grammer, John Corbett, Lara Flynn Boyle, Corbin Bernsen, Sandra Berhard, Stephen Baldwin, Brendan Fraser, Kate Pierson, Antonio Saboto Jr., Spike Jonz & Sophia Coppola, David Justice, Sherilyn Fenn and Laura San Giacomo to name a few!

In addition to all of the stars who gathered to be the first to see the "World's First Rock N' Roll Hotel," thousands of locals and tourists also waited in lines that wrapped around the building for hours to get a chance to see Peter Morton's vision of a new Vegas resort. The hotel has already proved to be a lucky spot -- one man from Rochester, N.Y., won the 1947 Indian Chief Motorcycle at the special "Rider's On The Storm" slot machines.

The $100 million, 340 room resort features a sand-bottom pool & lagoon, musically inspired gaming tables, chips featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty & Bob Seger, as well as the world's greatest collection of rock memorabilia.

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/CONTACT: Jeff Wagner of Hard Rock America, 310-854-3366; or Karen Thomson of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 702-693-5000; or Tracy Mosh, or Jennifer Allen of PMK, 213-954-4000/

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