Jerry Cantrell And Scott Ian Open Las Vegas Bar!
Dead Man’s Hand opens in November!
“We want this to be a place that we would want to hang out in,” states Scott Ian. “There’s a huge segment of the music audience that likes to go out but doesn’t want to go to places that only play ‘Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga and charge $750 for a bottle of vodka. We want to be the opposite of that.”
“I always wanted to have a cool joint with some friends that would be a great place to go at night,” adds Cantrell, “It’s close to Los Angeles, and a lot of cool bands and people hit Vegas. We wanted to make a fun place for everybody to hang.”
Jerry Cantrell also adds the meaning behind the bar’s name: “Scott and I are both into poker, and the dead man’s hand — two aces and two eights — was the hand Wild Bill Hickok was supposedly holding when he was shot and we both really like the show ‘Deadwood,’ so it seemed like a cool name.”
“We’re also putting together the Dead Man’s Band, which will be Jerry and I and probably some other sub-partners who are also in well-known bands,” adds Ian. “Obviously, we won’t play once a week or anything because of our schedules, but when we’re all around we’ll get up and jam out a bunch of covers.”
The bar will offer several signature drinks, including the Dead Man’s Hand (whisky and spicy ginger ale) and, of course the Black Tooth Grin (Crown Royal with a splash of Coca-Cola), the late-guitar legend Dimebag Darrell’s beverage of choice.
“We want to tie that into a drink special,” Ian says. “So, every night at midnight or something, we’ll crank ‘Ace of Spades’ by Motorhead and everyone HAS to do a shot.”
The venue’s first events will be the weekend of November 6 with System of a Downs John Dolmayan and Friends and November 7th party for Bluff Magazine. The party coincides with the World Series of Poker final table on November 9th.