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The MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcasting live from Sin City on September 9, but when your favorite rockers aren't collecting Moonmen, this is where you'll find them...
Rolling Stone Anniversary: To toast the mag's big 40th birthday, Kanye West will rock the stage at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino September 8. Who will be there? Fans including Ashlee Simpson and Beyoncé!
The Blush Soiree: Nominees Fergie and Gwen Stefani will be boogying on the dance floor at IGA's fete September 9 at Wynn Las Vegas' Blush nightclub.
The LAX VMA Bash: Christina Aguilera hosts this September 8 bash at the L.A. club's Sin City branch. Guests can lounge in one of the seven private VIP lofts and groove to the tunes of spinmaster DJ Vice.
Palms' Official MTV Afterparty: Once all the Moonmen have been handed out on September 9, Rihanna will head to the Palms Pool & Bungalows to continue celebrating at this beach-inspired paradise.
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