NOFX says it's been "effectively banned" from playing shows in the U.S.

According to Pitchfork, punk band NOFX claims it has been “effectively banned” from performing in the United States after frontman Michael “Fat Mike” Burkett and guitarist Eric Melvin made jokes during a show earlier this year about the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that left 58 people dead. “I guess you only get shot in…

Come for the virtual monkey fights, stay for the hologram sex shows at Perry Farrell's batshit new Vegas attraction

Unwilling to rest on the now virtually-mainstream laurels of his Lollapalooza success, Perry Farrell is taking his personal brand of weirdness to its natural home, that glittering, scream-shouted “Oh yeah-ha” of a place we know as Las Vegas. Pitchfork reports today on some of the recently revealed plans for the Jane’s…

Alex Jones is back on his bullshit, says the Las Vegas shooting was "scripted"

Info Wars host Alex Jones is a disgusting wad of human-sized Silly Putty, constantly getting smushed across the newspaper page of reality and peeled back to reveal a weird and faded imitation where everything is backwards and there’s little hairs and skin flakes stuck inside. He’s a bad person who says and does bad…

Taco Bell really wants to become a lifestyle brand with swag, booze, DJ’s

In the fast food industry’s ongoing bid to distance itself from anything resembling fast food, Taco Bell has unveiled a 24-hour “flagship destination” on the Las Vegas Strip that includes dedicated DJ booths, a retail store, VIP lounges, and probably a few guitars signed by Peter Wolf or something. Marisa Thalberg,…

Read This: The loud, flashy world of YouTube slot-machine videos

Like most large internet platforms, YouTube is home to any number of strange, esoteric subcultures whose ways might seem incomprehensible to newcomers or outsiders. Writer Kelli McDonald explores just such an eccentric group in a piece for The Daily Dot called “Inside YouTube’s Neon Hive Of Vegas Slot Machine Videos.”…

Backstreet Boys set up Las Vegas residency, because they want it that way

Backstreet’s back, all right? Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, and Kevin Richardson—known to the world as the Backstreet Boys—have announced that they’ll be taking up a Las Vegas residency next March. According to Littrell, Backstreet Boys: Larger Than…

Read This: Will Britney Spears finally be allowed to live independently?

She has had her well-publicized personal and legal problems in the past, but Britney Spears seems to be remarkably healthy and well-adjusted these days. She’s a devoted, responsible mother to her two sons. Her Las Vegas residency has been a success. Her Instagram account is thriving. And she’s pulling in more money…

Read This: How Criss Angel became the $70 million king of Las Vegas

Ever since gambling became legal in more American cities, casinos have accounted for a smaller and smaller share of Las Vegas’ tourism revenue. So Sin City bridged this gap with big-name live entertainment. Magic shows in particular have been a major part of Las Vegas’ story. Eyeliner-loving illusionist Criss Angel…