2010 Interviews

The Cringe

October 5, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Hardrock Haven is always on the lookout for new bands on the horizon. One band that caught our attention is The Cringe who hails from New York City led by singer/guitarist John Cusimano who is married to TV Personality Rachel Ray. The Cringe also has some Boston roots [...]

Sammy Serious of The Zeros

October 1, 2010 // 1 Comment

by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer In the late ‘80s, purple haired glam punks, The Zeros, ruled the Sunset Strip and were poised to become the next big thing. In this new interview, Sammy Serious, The Zeros’ founding member, lead singer and songwriter, reflects on those purple Hollywood daze, and [...]

Dangered Ace

September 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Bassist Paul Ranieri and vocalist Chandler Mogel from the band Dangered Ace checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the debut release GoTenGo; how the band was formed and why they are called Dangered Ace; why their music can be defined as “Hard Swing;” [...]

Chris Laney and Anders Ringman aka PLATFORM

September 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer Chris Laney and Anders Ringman, aka PLATFORM, are the songwriting and production duo largely responsible for the current “Swedish hard rock sound.” Laney and Ringman stepped away from their Stockholm studio to answer some questions about their influences, the [...]

Tony MacAlpine

September 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer Following the release of the self-titled debut album by Tony MacAlpine’s new project Seven the Hardway, the guitar meister himself checked in with Hardrock Haven for an e-mail interview. Laconic and to the point, but also open to all questions – no matter how [...]

Leo Curley

September 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Addicted To Pain is putting the thrash back in metal. Formerly of Biohazard, vocalist/guitarist Leo Curley’s 3-piece unit is ready to take the music industry by storm. Addicted To Pain has a sound that is reminiscent of early Sabbath and Priest combined with the thrash [...]

Kiko Loureiro

September 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer Kiko Loureiro began his career at the time when the guitar virtuoso genre was not only out of fashion, but almost defunct. The great era of rock guitar heroes who inspired Loureiro throughout his teenage years, was now over and grunge was de rigueur worldwide. The [...]

Eric De Van of De Van

September 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer De Van lead singer Eric De Van checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the new band and their killer new album Planet Botox; the message and theme behind songs like “I Lose My Faith” and “Plastic Surgery;” the first single and making of the [...]

Phil Vincent of D’Ercole

August 30, 2010 // 1 Comment

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Phil Vincent checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about the brand new D’Ercole release The Art of Self Destruction; specific tracks on the new album like “The Last Time” and “Face to Face;” musical [...]

Billy Farley of Ritual

August 28, 2010 // 1 Comment

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Ritual singer/founder Billy Farley checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss their brand new release The Ancient Tome; the background his band which has been making music for well over 20 years; the studio/recording process as compared to the ’80s and sneaking [...]
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