2010 Interviews

Henrik Bath of Darkwater

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Lead singer/guitarist Henkrik Bath of Darkwater checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the creation of their brand new studio album Where Stories End; why they titled it thusly; specific songs like “Breathe” and “Into the Cold;” the making of [...]

Jesse Damon of Silent Rage

by Alex Barbieri Staff Writers L.A. AOR gods Silent Rage are stirring again. Lead singer and songwriter Jesse Damon took a break in the studio to talk about his upcoming solo album, the Rage’s plans for 2011, what we can all learn from Gene Simmons and whose chest is on the cover of their melodic [...]

Rex Brown

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer “Success or no success, for me to play great stuff that I couldn’t have played on another record, gives me a chance to broaden my horizons a bit,” Rex Brown says when describing his new project The Arms of the Sun. “I’ve been blessed with two great bands and [...]

Mike Trash of The Erotics

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Guitarist/vocalist Mike Trash of The Erotics checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new CD Today the Devil Tomorrow the World; specific songs like “Anything” and “She Sucks the Life;” upcoming tour plans; the video for [...]

Ricky Phillips of STYX

by Deb Rao Staff Writer One of the greatest hard rock bands that helped define the classic rock era Styx is currently performing on The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Tour performing both albums track by track in their entirety. Catchy melodies, power ballads, and a combination of progressive rock, [...]

Paul Shortino

by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer Singer Paul Shortino—one of the iconic voices of the ‘80s Los Angeles metal scene—spoke to Hardrock Haven about his “Secret” desires for the new King Kobra album; his personal memories of living and recording with Ronnie James Dio; the new KK song, [...]

Andy Brewer of Taddy Porter

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Hot off the heels of performing this Summer at Rock On The Range and most recently opening for Slash this Fall, Stillwater, Okla. quartet Taddy Porter are putting the “classic” back in Metal. If you are a huge fan of guitar solos, you will love this band. Taddy [...]

Fireball Ministry

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Rev. James Rota II of Fireball Ministry checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the making of their recent self-titled fourth studio album; why they went with “Butcher, Faker, Policy Maker” as the first single and video; if he likes Bowling for Soup; if [...]

Marcie Free of Unruly Child

by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer On the eve of the release of the new Unruly Child album, Worlds Collide, Marcie Free — one of the premier vocalists in melodic rock — talked to Hardrock Haven about the new album, why she feels it is divine providence that U.C. is back together, being transgender [...]

Branko Zugaj of Overlord

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Overlord bassist Branko Zugaj checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the release of the brand new album Back Into the Dragon’s Lair; the band’s history since 1983 including multiple lineup changes and being on the cusp of success but fate intervening [...]
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