ROCK OF AGES – “Let’s Get Twisted…Sister!”

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These four words that you hear at the start of Def Leppard’s “Rock of Ages” from the album Pyromania, mean nothing, though the band sometimes jokingly claims it means “running through the forest silently”. It’s actually just German sounding gibberish, said by producer Mutt Lange during one of the later takes of the song. Lange was a perfectionist and would often do dozens & dozens of takes, and after repeatedly beginning so many with the standard count, “One, two, three, four” he simply started saying nonsense words instead, the band liking this one so much that they included it on the album.

However, you will NOT hear these immortal words uttered nor any of Def Leppard’s chart topping hard rock hits in the musical; Rock of Ages that bears the same name. In fact, the intro to this musical has the voice of Whitesnake’s lead singer David Coverdale advising the audience not to sing the lyrics to Def Leppard’s “Pyromania” in case of a fire because the show couldn’t get the rights to any of the band’s songs. It’s sad but true. None the less without further ado, please enjoy the lyrics to “Rock of Ages” by Def Leppard that are “peppered” throughout this blog for your musical enjoyment:

I got somethin’ to say
Yeah, it’s better to burn out
Yeah, than fade away
All right, ow
Gonna start a fire

Burn out is something that this musical refuses to do. Yes, Rock Of Ages has relocated from The Venetian to The Rio, but trust me on this as sure as my hair was firmly held  in place with a can of Aqua Net in the 80’s; this musical has superior holding power here in Las Vegas. We’re talking fresh extra all day all over hold; No CFCs.


No need to worry that this musical doesn’t hit you with its best shot, or that it won’t pour some sugar on you as Robin Leach of Vegas Deluxe exclaims Rock of Ages is “A ROCK ‘EM, SOCK ‘EM, KNOCKOUT, OVER -THE -TOP SMASH!”  This show really is insanely fun!

Rock of Ages features the hit songs: Don’t Stop Believin’, Every Rose Has Its Thorn, I Want to Know What Love is, Here I Go Again…And More!(so much more)


Rise up, gather ’round
Rock this place to the ground
Burn it up let’s go for broke
Watch the night go up in smoke
Rock on
(Rock on)
Drive me crazier, no serenade
No fire brigade, just pyromania, c’mo

Set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages Tells the Story of Drew, a boy from south Detroit, and Sherrie, a small town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos paying big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! (BTW, Aqua Net has always been in Vogue) This hilarious, feel-good love story celebrates the great songs of the 80’s!

What do you want? What do you want?
I want rock ‘n’ roll, yes I do
Long live rock ‘n’ roll


Rock of ages, rock of ages

Still rollin’, keep a-rollin’
Rock of ages, rock of ages
Still rollin’, rock ‘n’ rollin’
We got the power, got the glory
Just say you need it and if you need it
Say yeah, ooh yeah

Las Vegas DMC, Destination Fabulous, rates this production 5 Out Of 5 Stars, and strongly recommends the show for your next corporate function or event!  Need tickets to this fabulous Las Vegas show to have your guests head banging to the best that hair heavy metal has to offer? Contact us now at 844-BFABULOUS (844-232-2856). Rock of Ages, is just one of the many dazzling Las Vegas entertainment productions that are available for booking through Destination Fabulous’ XtremeEntertainment™.  So, come on feel the noise, girls rock your boys, we’ll get wild, wild, wild,…WILD, WILD, WILD!!!


As I close out this blog, please “Flick a Bic” as we come together in the spirit of fun and wave our lighters in unison to the soundtrack of our youth…OR…as David Coverdale would say, ”Thank you and enjoy having your face melted.”  Remember, Metal Chicks Do It Better…

Keep on  rockin’ in the free world,


P.S. Leopard-print Spandex not included