The Hard Rock Hotel welcomed Andrew Dice Clay to his new home at Vinyl with a memorabilia case dedication on Tuesday. Several of Clay’s iconic leather jackets were unveiled in a memorabilia case, which will be on display throughout the famous comedian’s residency kicking off on Thursday.
At the event, Paul Davis, Hard Rock Hotel’d vice president of entertainment, and Jody Lake, Hard Rock Hotel’s chief operating officer, gave a few words to welcome the performer to his new home. Next, Lake introduced the legendary comic to an extremely enthusiastic crowd.
“This is our first-ever comedian residency,” said Lake. “So we’re very excited about having Andrew Dice Clay at Vinyl.”
Following his introduction, Clay explained the importance of each piece of clothing in the case, talked about his new residency at Vinyl and posed for photos in front of his iconic jackets.
Among the clothing was a zebra print jacket the bold entertainer wore during his last and most famous MTV appearance in which he was banned for life; a jacket with red, yellow and orange flames from his “40 Too Long” album; a black and leopard print leather coat, which was worn during his live performance at Benden Byrne Arena in New Jersey, his fastest sellout show; and more.
“I’m very excited to be at Hard Rock Hotel… because it’s the rock ‘n’ roll hotel and I’m the rock ‘n’ roll comedian,” said Clay.
Later he added, “There was only one Elvis as the ‘King of Rock’ and there is only one Andrew Dice Clay.”
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3.12.13 Andrew Dice Clay Explains Jackets Featured in Memorabilia Case to Crowd in Honor of His Residency at Vinyl in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, credit Pat Gray-Erik Kabik Photography
3.12.13 Andrew Dice Clay Poses In Front Of His New Home Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Honor of His Residency, credit Pat Gray-Erik Kabik Photography
3.12.13 Andrew Dice Clay Unveils His Memorabilia Case in Honor of His Residency at Vinyl in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, credit Pat Gray-Erik Kabik Photography
3.12.13 Jody Lake, Andrew Dice Clay and Paul Davis Pose In Front of Clay’s Memorabilia Case In Honor of His Residency at Vinyl in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, credit Pat Gray-Erik Kabik Photography