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Raiding The Rock Vault, the ultimate rock experience, salutes bassist Hugh McDonald on his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Bon Jovi. Hugh joins fellow Raiding the Rock Vault bandmate, guitarist Howard Leese, who was inducted with Heart in 2013.

Hugh was inducted in Cleveland on April 14, 2018 and said: “Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a dream realized; I’m honored and humbled.” Fellow inductee Howard Leese congratulated Hugh: “So excited to welcome my Rock Vault bandmate, Hugh McDonald, to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His bass playing with Bon Jovi is a big part of the bands unique sound.” Raiding the Rock Vault Producer Sir Harry Cowell said simply, “beyond proud.”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi) and Howard Leese (Heart) perform with Raiding the Rock Vault at Vinyl Las Vegas. Photo: Erik Nielsen

pRaiding the Rock Vault offers fans the opportunity to see legendary rock stars up close as they bring the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life, featuring classic anthems by the biggest acts in music including The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Boston, Kansas, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and many more.

The show’s all-star lineup includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart) and Hugh McDonald [Bass] (Bon Jovi) and features appearances by Dave Amato [Guitar] (REO Speedwagon), Rowan Robertson [Guitar] (Dio), Doug Aldrich [Guitar] (Whitesnake, Dead Daisies), Blas Elias [Drums] (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Slaughter), Phil Soussan [Bass] (Ozzy Osbourne, Last in Line), Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals] (The Offspring, Last in Line), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Mark Boals [Lead Vocals] (Dokken, Yngwie J. Malmsteen) and Cian Coey [Lead Vocals] (Meat Loaf, Dweezil Zappa).

Fast Facts about Raiding the Rock Vault:

  • Raiding The Rock Vault has performed more than 1,000 shows since its Las Vegas launch in 2013.
  • The show debuted at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles on November 29, 2012.
  • Voted “Best Musical” (2014, 2015) and “Best Tribute Show” (2016, 2017) in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards.
  • One of the only 100 percent live shows in Las Vegas.

Raiding the Rock Vault performs Saturday to Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tickets start at $69 (plus applicable taxes and service fees) and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel box office or online at A Rock Star Package upgrade is available for $100 and includes a show program, a meet and greet and photo opportunity with the rock stars prior to the show.