2010 Interviews

John Fred Young of Black Stone Cherry

March 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer Hardrock Haven’s interview with Black Stone Cherry’s drummer John Fred Young took place just a few hours after the band’s blistering set at Graspop Festival last June. After a supercharged workout of a show where the band rip-roared through an hour of their best [...]

DeadStar Assembly Coat of Arms

March 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Jorden Rex Staff Writer There has been a trend over the last few years in music that has become increasingly annoying as bands have employed it ad nauseum; that is, having “heavy” shouting vocals, usually during the verses, and then singing the choruses with very earnest clean vocals. [...]

Charlie Granberg of Hellsingland Underground

March 16, 2010 // 1 Comment

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Singer/songwriter Charlie Granberg of Hellsingland Underground checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the band’s sophomore effort Madness & Grace; upcoming tour plans; where he got the inspiration to write a song about a kid walking in the forest and [...]

Cory Proctor

March 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Dallas,Texas may be famous for The Dallas Cowboys but the city also has a growing music scene that this football team is proud to be part of. Free Reign is the Heavy Metal band that is comprised of DALLAS COWBOYS Offensive Linemen, Marc Colombo (vocals), Cory Procter (drums) [...]

Warren DeMartini

March 9, 2010 // 3 Comments

by Chris A. Staff Writer Hardrock Haven: For the past week I’ve been digesting Infestation and from the very first cut it put a smile on my face, I felt like I just ran into an old friend. How’s it feel to be back with a new Ratt disc after more than a decade? Warren DeMartini: Its [...]

The Murder of My Sweet

March 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Angelica Rylin and Daniel Flores of The Murder of My Sweet checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their epic new release Divanity; how the band was formed; specific tracks like “Valerie” and “Death of a Movie Star;” upcoming tour plans; [...]

Borknagar

March 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Trevor Portz Staff Writer Extreme metal pioneers Borknagar have just released their long-awaited new epic, the fittingly titled Universal, via Indie Recordings overseas and The End Records in the US. Founder Øystein G. Brun was kind enough to take some time to answer some questions about [...]

Brian Vollmer of Helix

February 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Helix lead singer Brian Vollmer checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new studio album Vagabond Bones; adding Sean Kelly (Crash Kelly) to the band and writing with him; specific tracks like “Monday Morning Meltdown” and “Hung Over [...]

Danny Rossi of One

February 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Lead singer Danny Rossi, of the Canadian band One, checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new release Dirty Valentine; the band’s history; the video to their new single “Rescue Me;” what the lyrics “I need a religion like I [...]

Ward of Mama Kin

February 9, 2010 // 2 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer HRH: First off, thanks for taking the time to talk with Hardrock Haven today, we appreciate it! So, for those out there who haven’t been lucky enough to hear Mama Kin yet, can you give them a little background on the band and what your music is all about?  Ward: [...]
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