The Last Vegas

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The Last Vegas
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The Last Vegas in 2005
Background information
OriginChicago, Illinois United States
GenresHard rock, glam metal, heavy metal,
blues rock, garage rock
Years active2003–present
LabelsEleven Seven, Get Hip, Scarey, Frostbyte Media
MembersAdam Arling
Danny Smash
John Wator
Chad Cherry
Nate Arling
Bryan W. (Wilkinson)

The Last Vegas are a hard rock band from Chicago whose style draws from glam, punk, and sleaze metal. Composed of Chad Cherry (lead vocals), John Wator (guitar), Adam Arling (guitar), Danny Smash (bass), and Nate Arling (drums), the band released the album Whatever Gets You Off, in April 2009, on Eleven Seven Music. The album was produced by Nikki Sixx, Sixx:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, as well as Marti Frederiksen.


The Last Vegas are a hard rock band with influences from genres including glam rock, heavy metal, and punk rock, citing influences such as Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe, Cheap Trick, and Skid Row. They hail from Chicago, Illinois and have performed all over the world since 2003.

Music videos[edit]

  1. Hot Leather
  2. All the Way
  3. So Young, So Pretty, So What
  4. Ain't A Good Man
  5. Loose Lips
  6. I'm Bad
  7. Whatever Gets You off
  8. Apologize
  9. The Other Side
  10. Evil Eyes
  11. She's My Confusion
  12. Come With Me
  13. You and Me
  14. Miss You
  15. Bloodthirsty


The Last Vegas made their recording debut with the full-length album Lick 'Em and Leave 'Em (2004) on the independent label Get Hip Records. A second full-length album, Seal the Deal (2006), followed on the same label.

After leaving Get Hip, the Last Vegas released a five-track EP High Class Trash (2007), spotlighting the song "Raw Dog", which was featured in the popular video game Guitar Hero II (2006). The full-length, The Last Vegas (2008), showcased the band growth with new singer Cherry and bassist Smash. In December 2008 the Last Vegas won Guitar Center's On-Stage: Your Chance to Make Rock History contest opening for Mötley Crüe. They also won $25,000 cash, $20,000 in new gear from Gibson Guitars, a management deal from 10th Street Entertainment and a recording deal from Eleven Seven Music. They beat out 8,000 contestants for the coveted prize.

In 2008, The band was also picked as Spin magazine's "Best New Discovery" at SXSW 2008.[1]

The Last Vegas joined Mötley Crüe on their US winter Saints Of Los Angeles Tour, along with Theory of a Deadman and Hinder. The band released its fourth full-length album and first major label album Whatever Gets You Off, the album was released to mainly positive reviews, produced by Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, Sixx:A.M.'s DJ Ashba and frequent collaborator Marti Frederiksen, although most of the material on the album consists of the band's self-released self-titled album from 2008. The first single from the album was "I'm Bad".

With the release of the major label debut, the band toured with many bands, including Mötley Crüe, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Buckcherry, Papa Roach and landed headlining concerts in over 17 countries worldwide, currently touring to promote their latest album.



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