|Notes ||To mark the opening of the Las Vegas House of Blues, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi and John Goodman – and 300 friends – made a grand entrance astride their Harleys. But all that horsepower couldn't upstage the event's real spectacle: Bob Dylan and Bono doing an encore of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." As Dylan's band began, the U2 singer walked on, grabbed a six-string and freestyled a bit: "Here we are in the House of Blues/Black tie and cowboy shoes/Not much to win but a whole lot to lose/Feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door." It was a roof-raising finish to a seventy-five-minute set that began just after midnight and included "Gotta Serve Somebody," the new "Million Miles" and the Grateful Dead's "Friend of the Devil." Grand opening, indeed. |
This story is from the April 15th, 1999 issue of Rolling Stone.