THE LAST VEGAS DEBUT ‘WHATEVER GETS YOU OFF’ COMING IN APRIL:
March 31, 2009
With their much-buzzed-about single “I’m Bad” recently featured as the iTunes “Single of the Week” for February 17-23, THE LAST VEGAS have set April 14, 2009 as the release date for their new CD, the brazenly titled “Whatever Gets You Off” (Eleven Seven Music). The group was hand-picked by MOTLEY CRUE as part of Guitar Center’s On-Stage new music program.
Earning accolades from the press on the “Saints of Los Angeles 2009 Tour” with MOTLEY CRUE, HINDER and THEORY OF A DEADMAN, THE LAST VEGAS — cited last year by Spin as “Best Discovery” in the magazine’s SXSW 2008 coverage — recently took time out to shoot a video for “I’m Bad” in their Chicago hometown at the popular nightclub the Double Door. The track was inspired by “life, sex, and death,” reveals frontman Chad Cherry. “It was a culmination of what happened to a friend as well as various life experiences that I have been through,” he continues. “This song has great, sleazy riffs that have become part of our signature sound,” adds guitarist Adam Arling.
Not surprisingly for THE LAST VEGAS, things got a little wild on the set, as drummer Nate Arling explains: “We shot the video at the Double Door. I got attacked by a stripper in a bathroom stall and she started making out with me. That was the start of the day…”
THE LAST VEGAS — Adam Arling (guitar), Nate Arling (drums), Johnny Wator (guitar), Danny Smash (bass) and Chad Cherry (lead vocals) — recorded “Whatever Gets You Off” in Los Angeles with veteran rock producers DJ Ashba (SIXX: A.M., MOTLEY CRUE), Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, MOTLEY CRUE, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Nikki Sixx of MOTLEY CRUE and SIXX: A.M. after being hand-picked by MOTLEY CRUE as part of Guitar Center’s On-Stage program. They were awarded a record and management deal, giving the band an unprecedented opportunity. In a recent interview with the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Nikki Sixx shared his thoughts about THE LAST VEGAS, noting: “They’re honest. They’re real. They’re not full of (expletive). They’re a real rock ‘n’ roll band.”
Below is the video for The Last Vegas’ “I’m Bad”: