2011 Interviews

Phil Ehart of Kansas

by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Kansas drummer Phil Ehart checked in with Hardrock Haven in the midst of their current tour to talk about how the College Symphony Tour was created; the 35th anniversary compilation Dust in the Wind, a book featuring original handwritten lyrics, song history [...]

Phil Demmel of Machine Head

by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – From The Blackening, Unto the Locust with Machine Head’s Phil Demmel Heavy Metal giants Machine Head are one of the finest, hardest working, greatest live acts you will ever see walking the face of this planet and they have just released their brand new [...]

Jammer of Brute Forcz

by Deb Rao Staff Writer – There is a fine line between sports and music. Both forms of art run high on adrenaline. There is a new band in California called Brute Forcz that that proves wrestling and music go hand in hand. Founded by two brothers that are ex-pro wrestlers that go by the name [...]

Jon Anderson formly of YES

by Ron & Don Higgins Staff Writer – Hardrock Haven: First, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk with us today. Jon Anderson: I’m happy to talk to you too. How are you doing? HRH: Doing great. Having wonderful weather here in the Midwest for a change. Where are you at [...]

Mike Rodden of Hinder

by Deb Rao Staff Writer – Exclusive Bassist Mike Rodden from Hinder Talks ShipRocked and All American Nightmare One of the most popular bands in music today, HINDER have been touring non-stop this year. The band’s current single “What Ya Gonna Do” is receiving huge radio airplay [...]

Scot Marcs of Kidd Havok

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Kidd Havok guitarist Scot Marcs checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about the brand new album Dirty Money; specific songs like “Back Door Man” and “The Way I Feel With You;” his upcoming solo instrumental; tour plans; and a whole lot more. [...]

Ricky Phillips of Styx

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Exclusive Ricky Phillips of Styx Discusses Upcoming Styx Vegas performance One of the great rock bands that helped defined the classic rock genre Styx will be performing a special concert Sept. 24 at the Hard Rock at The Joint in Vegas. Styx bassist Ricky Phillips gives [...]

Dick Delicious of Dick Delicious and The Tasty Testicles

by Marc C. Staff Writer Formed in 1992, broken up by 2003 and reformed in 2011 Dick Delicious is back and it appears this time everyone is a target regardless of race, creed, gender and/or affliction. Instead of just drawing up the usual “so who is the main songwriter,” blah, blah, blah [...]

Pepper Keenan of Down

by Cynthia Jo Staff Writer Pepper Keenan, guitarist for Down, takes time to call HardRock Haven’s Cyndi Jo in between sound-check at Thursday’s Sept 9th show in San Francisco. After years of touring since their last effort Down III: Over the Under, Pepper talks about the much overdue album, new [...]

Tore St Moren of JORN

by John Kindred Staff Writer In the Hard Rock and Metal communities, Tore St. Moren most notably is known for his role as one of Jorn Lande’s primary guitarists. Sharing this role in Jorn’s band since 2000, Moren has been featured on six studio albums, three compilation albums, two live albums [...]
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