Hot off the Press

September 2012

by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Former Yngwie Malsteem singer Mark Boals recently caught up with Hardrock Haven to discuss his vocal work on the current DOKKEN CD BROKEN BONES. In this Exclusive interview for Hardrock Haven Mark discusses what it was like working with Dokken frontman [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Hardrock Haven was chosen to participate in a Teleprint Conference with iconic recording artist Alanis Morissette. Alanis recently released a new album entitled Havoc And Bright Lights. Her first single “Guardian” is a beautiful crafted song [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – One of the top female singers to emerge in the ‘90s Alanis Morissette returns to the mix with her recently released album entitled Havoc And Bright Lights produced by Guy Sigworth and Joe Chiccarelli. The iconic singer first rose into the National [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Walter Trout’s career of the blues torch-bearer over the past 40 years included 32 albums as a solo artist, a band leader, as well as a member of Canned Heat, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and supporting musician to such luminaries as John Lee [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – For some hard rock aficionados, the thought of another corporate, cookie-cutter modern rock band is enough to make them grab the nearest axe and go on a murderous rampage that starts at the nearest Hot Topic and ends in a sea of soccer moms softly [...]
by Pietro Foresti – Columnist – Tracii Guns is a guitarist that has influenced hard rock since the early ’80s. Originally part of the first Guns ‘n Roses lineup with Axl Rose, he left the band early to be replaced by Slash. He then re-joined the band he initially founded, LA [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Three albums in, and the talented Tango Down are on their third singer in as many albums. The interesting evolution of the band is that on their debut, Take One, the music (then and now mostly written by guitarist Scott “Rif” Miller) owned a bit [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – The Darkness arrival in 2003 heralded the return of campy, if not pompous, tongue-in-cheek hard rock wrapped in a visage of decadence, while backed up with serious chops and playing ability. The band was glammed out and quite far out in left field when [...]
by Joe Mis – Columnist – Liv Kristine, the dynamic solo artist and vocalist of the symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes, has just released her fourth solo album entitled Libertine to solid reviews. The Norwegian-born singer, while perhaps best known for her folk-metal work, is truly a [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Hell To Pay is an up-and-coming band from the U.K. Their latest EP release Time To Rise follows up the 2011 EP, So Far … So Good. Founded in 2010, the band has been generating quite a buzz in its home country. Winning 2010’s 106.1 Manchester Rock [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Chris Robinson’s talent for emulating retro styles reaches its apogee on his new band’s fresh release. Aided and abetted by roots buff Neal Casal, here Robinson churns out impeccable forgeries of the Sixties R&B, country rock, soul-blues [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – The Protest are a Christian modern hard rock indie band that probably won’t be indie much longer thanks to their powerful drum lines, beefy power chords, crunchy production, and knack for catchy choruses. These guys steamroll you over with a furious [...]
by Joe Mis – Columnist – Three Wise Monkeys is the new release from well-respected bass player, progressive rock composer and producer Alberto Rigoni. Perhaps better known for his work with the Italian band Twinspirits and the electro-pop duo Lady and THE BASS, Rigoni has built an [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – For those who can’t get enough of Queen, Eagle Rock Entertainment delivers a two-disc DVD set of the band’s performance videos. Greatest Video Hits comprises more than three hours of Queen’s promotional videos from the 1970s and ‘80s, 33 videos in [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – There is nothing wrong with tapping into the mainstream 50-plus demographic as Richie Sambora is doing on his new solo release. After all, this kind of market has always been recession-proof. It’s just that the lyrics about “politicians feeding [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – September 14, 2012 at the Borderline in London, UK Kip Winger does those acoustic stripped-down shows once in a while in London – small club gigs where he appears armed with just his acoustic guitar and his voice. The latter is his most [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Anyone familiar with the band Meldrum is most likely also aware of the untimely demise of the band’s namesake and founder, guitarist Michelle Meldrum. The driving force of the band unexpectedly past away from a cystic growth that restricted blood flow to [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Recently the “Teutonic Terror Attack” tour invaded Columbus and Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza spoke with Hardrock Haven about the possibility of touring the US with some of Kreator’s German thrash peers, the stability of the band’s current [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – August 26, 2012 at the Vegas Rocks Magazine Awards After Party at Vinyl in Las Vegas, NV One of the hardest working bands in Las Vegas, The Sin City Sinners performed at the Vegas Rocks Magazine Awards After Party at Vinyl on August 26th. The night was [...]
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