2010 Interviews

John 5

April 19, 2010 // 3 Comments

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer How many guitarists do you know who are instantly recognizable not through their tone or use of effects, but through sheer material? The ones you instantly know it’s them, even when they lay off their usual rig and pedals for a moment, or try a different style? The [...]

Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative

April 17, 2010 // 1 Comment

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer A few months after the release of Type-O-Negative’s last album titled Dead Again Alissa Ordabai was able to speak to the band’s drummer Johnny Kelly about the new record, Peter Steele’s vision for it, the band’s approach to playing live, and, of course, the [...]

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth

April 17, 2010 // 6 Comments

by Chris A. Staff Writer Dave Mustaine’s in a very elite league, as the front man for Megadeth and a real-deal guitar icon, he’s is a true force to be reckoned with in the world of the electric guitar. As a guitarist, his technical prowess, pick speed, and musical ability make him one [...]

Toby Knapp

April 15, 2010 // 1 Comment

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Guitarist Toby Knapp checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss his brand new studio release The Campaign; why he didn’t go the instrumental route but instead worked with singers like Dean Sternberg, Jeff Gruslin and others; how organized religion and philosophy [...]

Louis D’Augusta of Mass

April 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Singer Louis D’Augusta of the band Mass checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss their upcoming new studio release Sea of Black; how the new music compares to their previous critically acclaimed album Crack of Dawn; how he manages to keep his vocal prowess in [...]

Raam of Hypernova

April 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer Imagine getting fined, arrested or even publicly flogged for attending to a rock concert. Imagine a place where you are not only banned from playing in a band, but are left without any legal access to CD’s and albums that you love. While for the majority of rock [...]

Erik Kluiber of White Wizzard

April 7, 2010 // 4 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer White Wizzard guitarist Erik Kluiber checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new studio release Over the Top; how he’s transitioned from a Hard Rock guitarist in Overloaded to a Traditional Heavy Metal guitarist in White Wizzard; the pissing [...]

Alan Parsons

April 2, 2010 // 2 Comments

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer “Progressive rock doesn’t have a future,” – Alan Parsons tells me over an echoing telephone line connecting my London flat with his hotel room in Prague overlooking the spectacular Charles Bridge. I look out of my own window trying to think of a recent [...]

Ross the Boss

March 31, 2010 // 1 Comment

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Legendary guitarist Ross the Boss (ex-Manowar) checked in with Hardrock Haven to tell us all why he is the New Metal Leader; what his fans expect to hear him play at live concerts even though he’s been out of Manowar for 20 years; his history as more than just a [...]

Stephen Pearcy of Ratt

March 29, 2010 // 2 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Ratt lead singer Stephen Pearcy checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their rabid new release Infestation; what it was like adding guitarist Carlos Cavazo (ex-Quiet Riot) to the mix; writing and recording new Ratt music again; the single and video for [...]
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