2009 Interviews

Scott Miller from Tango Down

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Tango Down guitarist Scott “Rif” Miller checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their recent festival slot at Dakota Rock Fest; their brand new studio release called Damage Control; how the band welcomed in new lead singer Alex Barbieri; how the [...]

Andreas Kisser

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer Andreas Kisser’s upcoming double album Hubris I & II is Sepultura guitarist’s first solo effort, and it shows. The variety of styles, genres and approaches on this mulligan-stew of an album couldn’t have been wider, even if diversity was the actual purpose [...]

Frankie Banali

July 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Deb Rao Staff Writer HRH: Frankie, Thank you for checking in with Hardrock Haven. Freakshow recently unleashed their debut album on Retrospect Records. How has the response been so far for the band and the release? FRANKIE: The critic reviews have really been wonderful and positive. Listener [...]

Mile Marker Zero

July 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Mile Marker Zero bassist Tim Rykoski checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new, self-titled release; exactly where the band’s name came from; if the comparisons to Tool are a bother or a compliment; the band’s collective musical [...]

Steve Vai

July 8, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer A spacious, airy room overlooking London’s river Thames gives a sprawling view of the Docklands skyscrapers and lends itself perfectly to an interview with the most futuristic guitarist of our time. Vai says that he loves London and describes it as “a truly great [...]

Sean Peck of Cage

July 2, 2009 // 2 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Lead singer Sean Peck of Cage checked in with Hardrock Haven to give us the skinny behind their stellar new release Science of Annihilation; how he manages to control and warm up his vocal chords in a live setting; the story behind songs like “Planet [...]

Nigel Rojas of Orange Sky

July 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Nigel Rojas of Orange Sky has checked in with Hardrock Haven regarding the release of Dat Iz Voodoo and their tour with Kings X. Be sure to check out the recent concert review at Hardrockhaven.net Q: Nigel, Orange Sky recently released their sophomore album, Dat Iz Voodoo [...]

Pete Evick with the Bret Michaels Band

July 1, 2009 // 2 Comments

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Bret Michaels Band guitarist Pete Evick is taking his solo band Evick on the road for a Summer tour. The Evick Tour kicks off on July 3. Pete Evick spoke with Hardrock Haven regarding the upcoming Evick tour, receiving a Gold Record for his work with Paramore, and working [...]

Geoff Tate of Queensryche

July 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Queensryche unleashed their epic concept album, American Soldier on March 31. Brutally honest, graphic, and hauntingly real, Queensryche latest release, American Soldier will captivate you from the opening track to the grand finale’. Queensryche are no stranger to a [...]

Don Dokken

July 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

by Deb Rao Staff Writer DOKKEN burst onto the Sunset Strip metal scene in the early ’80s and never looked back. The melodic distinctive vocal of Dokken frontman Don Dokken inspired a generation of rock fans from the bands early heyday and is still going strong in the music industry today. Be [...]
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