Electric Daisy Chief Banned from Vegas Bars
Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella has been ordered to stay away from two Vegas nightspots for a year, after local business licensing manager Karen Duddlesten ‘said there was an issue with the suitability of him’ linked to a secret Las Vegas Metropolitan Police report. (Las Vegas Review Journal)
The Review Journal said the ban from the two Commonwealth bars on Fremont Rotella co-owns was linked to his upcoming criminal trial for bribery charges connected to events he hosted at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which is scheduled to come to court in September this year.
Details of the ban emerged just weeks after Rotella came 2nd in Rolling Stone magazine’s new ‘50 most powerful people in EDM’ poll which noted his resilience in the face of relentless legal pressures.
“Even when facing tragedy and controversy – including the 2011 death of a teen at EDC Los Angeles and an embezzlement lawsuit – Rotella has consistently grown his brand,” they noted.
“The rave entrepreneur had quite a 2013, featuring a Kaskade-DJ’d wedding to Hugh Hefner consort Holly Madison (the mother of their daughter Rainbow Aurora) . . . and most critically, his partnership with Live Nation.” (Rolling Stone)
http://commonwealthlv.com/venue/ (‘Commonwealth brings a stylish new social scene to the burgeoning Downtown Vegas. The swanky 6,000-square-foot cocktail bar is a collision of art and architectural influences inspired by pre-Prohibition era design and libations; complete with our very own speakeasy. Commonwealth is more than a bar, it’s a meeting place for the good of the people who are ready to experience a new kind of downtown Vegas . . .’)