Earlier this morning, we discovered that Def Leppard will be performing a residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This comes after fellow 80’s mainstays Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses’ residencies at the same Las Vegas establishment. And in truth, it’s a win/win situation for both fans and bands. Fans get the chance to see these groups (who normally pack arenas) in a smaller venue and likely an extended/more elaborate set. Meanwhile, the bands get a nice paycheck, perform in a quality venue, and don’t have to travel. In fact, it’s surprising more hard rock groups don’t do residencies.
That got us to thinking: which heavier bands or artists could hypothetically pull off a Las Vegas residency? Who could pull off an over-the-top, Las Vegas worthy show and be able to draw a crowd night after night? Well, click on the page numbers to see which heavy groups we think could pull it off in this week’s Top 5.