2011 Interviews

John Arch of Arch/Matheos

September 9, 2011 // 1 Comment

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Arch/Matheos singer John Arch (Fates Warning) checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss their brand new album Sympathetic Resonance; what it was like getting back together with Jim Matheos and other members of Fates Warning; how he approaches the lyrics when coupled [...]

Jace Pawlak of Chasing Magic

August 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Chasing Magic singer Jace Pawlak checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new, self-titled debut; how Jace stepped out of the role of writer into frontman on this release; specific songs like “Fine Line,” “Angelina” and [...]

Tobias Exxel of Edguy

August 28, 2011 // 1 Comment

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Edguy bassist Tobias Exxel, or Eggi, checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about the band’s brand new release Age of the Joker; some of the specific tracks on the release like “Robin Hood” and “2 Out of 7;” shooting the video for [...]

Chad Macdonald former bassist with Jani Lane

August 27, 2011 // 5 Comments

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Exclusive: Former Jani Lane Bass player Chad Macdonald Pays Tribute to Jani Lane On Aug. 11, 2011 the Metal/Hard Rock genre lost former Warrant singer Jani Lane. In this exclusive interview for Hardrock Haven former Jani Lane bass player Chad Macdonald from the Jani Lane [...]

Steve Bentley of Ancient Creation

August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Ancient Creation singer Steve Bentley checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their recent release Moonight Monument; the band’s background and what their music is all about; specific tracks like “Moonlight Monument,” “Black [...]

Paul Phillips of Puddle of Mudd

August 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Puddle Of Mudd is gearing up for the release of their covers album re:(disc)overed on Aug. 30. The album features songs that inspired the band to become musicians. Puddle Of Mudd dig deep into the classic repertoire with a collection of ’70s hits plus ’80s hit [...]

Mark Lanoue of Chasing Karma

August 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Chasing Karma singer/guitarist Mark Lanoue checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the brand new album Cosmocracy; how the band evolved from Biloxi to Chasing Karma; specific songs like “Fight For Me,” Destiny,” and “Embrace Tomorrow;” [...]

Marc Ferreira of Ferreira

August 6, 2011 // 1 Comment

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Ferreira lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Marc Ferreira checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about his brand new release Are You In?; specific tracks like “Woman,” “She’s Building a Faire House;” “Tab of Yesterdays,” and [...]

Amos Williams of Tesseract

August 1, 2011 // 1 Comment

by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer This week Progressive Tech-Metallers TesseracT has touched down in Australia and they are about to embark on what is set to be one hell of a tour alongside metallers Periphery! Since releasing their brand new album One earlier this year the band has played [...]

James Byrd

July 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

by John Kindred Staff Writer James Byrd first gained notoriety with the band Fifth Angel before forming his solo band in the ‘80s. His neo-classical-virtuoso guitar style was influenced by Ritchie Blackmore, Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions era), Gary Moore, Al DiMeola, Neal Schon and Michael Schenker. [...]
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