Roth gives RZA the royal treatment

Apparently RZA was a big fan of The Lion King stage production at Mandalay Bay, and once went to see Le Rêve on GZA’s recommendation. Would anyone have pegged Wu-Tang members for being Las Vegas show aficionados? It makes us extra sad that, somehow, we’ve been cheated out of a world where Ol’ Dirty Bastard would have been walking the red carpet for the upcoming Zarkana premiere, had he lived.

The Wu-Tang Clan maestro is also the director of the upcoming flick The Man With the Iron Fists, which he co-wrote with Eli Roth. So where did RZA run to after his Oct. 19 House of Blues show? Straight to the Goretorium, that’s where.

RZA, Iron Fists actor Rick Yune and a group of friends got a private tour of the facility with Roth before setting up camp in the attraction’s lounge. RZA signed posters and took pics with fans as a special, bloodier version of the movie’s trailer played on TV screens. The crew drank champagne until 3 a.m., at which time everyone had to hurry back to the slums of Shaolin.

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