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Rao, Deb

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Deb Rao

First of all I have to start off by saying I have a strong passion for 80’s music. You just can’t beat the melody, lyrics, and overall vibe that transpired from one of the most exciting genres in music. I started out in the music business as a singer-songwriter and pop-rock guitarist. I love performing and being onstage. My love of music inspired me to start writing concert reviews.

I started out being a free-lance writer during the Millennium for KNAC.COM. My first review for them was Dokken on their 20th Anniversary Tour in Maine on New Years Eve. I have promoted many bands including Dokken, and owe a lot to Don for introducing me to a lot of the 80’s bands for whom I have interviewed during my career as a writer.

In 2004, I worked for Glammetal.Com for three years and then transferred over to Saviours of Rock for an amazing year with them before they closed.

Some of the artists I have interviewed are Nikki Sixx, Don Dokken, Sebastian Bach, Tesla, Chris Cornell, Slash, Black Label Society including Zakk Wylde, Nick Catanese, and John JD Deservio, Vinny Appice, Ronny Munroe from Metal Church, Warrant, to name a few.

I love all kinds of music including Metal, Rock, Pop, Country, and Jazz. I look forward to bringing the best bands both new and established to the readers here at Hard Rock Haven. Keep Rokken!