VH1 and LA Weekly are rocking out in Los Angeles from Thursday, May 17 to Wednesday, May 23 leading up to the premiere of “VH1 Rock Honors” on Thursday, May 24.
LA-area restaurants, retail stores, art galleries, bars and clubs will host live events during the weeklong celebration. In addition, exclusive in-store promotions and giveaways will also be available at select locations. To see a full list of all of the VH1 and LA Weekly’s “Rock Honors Week” events, and participating venues and locations please visit www.rock.vh1.com or www.laweekly.com/VH1RockHonors or pick up the May 17th issue of LA Weekly.
On Saturday, March 19 get ready to rock, sweat and roll during the “Air Guitar Workout Contest” at Bally Total Fitness Hollywood II. Those entered could win a trip to Las Vegas and a one-year membership to Bally Total Fitness.
On Monday, May 21 Key Club takes you back to the Sunset Strip in its heyday with spandex-clad, rock-comedy act, Metal Skool . Tune-in to KLOS-FM to listen for your chance to attend the show and receive two VIP tickets to the Key Club’s Plush Lounge.
Also during the week, VH1 Save The Music, Gibson Musical Instruments and Guitar Center host the “VH1 Rock Honors” guitar exhibition, signed by this year’s “Rock Honors” honorees. The public can enter to win one of their own guitars or bid online from May 17 – May 27 at www.vh1auctions.com. All of the proceeds will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
Throughout the week, the public can enter to win a “VH1 Rock Honors” prize pack valued at $1,500.00 at the Virgin Megastore Hollywood & Highland. In addition, when shoppers purchase select products from this year’s “Rock Honors” honorees and performers on the Virgin Megastore “VH1 Rock Honors” display they receive an exclusive VH1 Rock Honors guitar pick set.
Premiering on Thursday, May 24 at 9 p.m. on VH1, VH1 Classic and MHD, “VH1 Rock Honors,” was taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 12. The two-hour tribute will salute the groundbreaking bands of rock, the once in a lifetime events and the influential people who made a lasting mark on the history of rock.
The influence of these honorees will be felt through spoken tributes, filmed packages and performances by some of today’s hottest rock acts as well as the legends themselves.
Hosted by Bam Margera, this year’s celebration will honor the music and influence of Genesis, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top with tributes by Keane, Nickelback, Gretchen Wilson, Alice In Chains and Queens of the Stone Age and special appearances by Cameron Diaz, Jada Pinkett Smith, Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Williams, Criss Angel and Taylor Hawkins.