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by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Every blue moon a band comes around and captures the attention of the music industry. KXM features guitar virtuoso George Lynch. Ray Luzier from Korn on drums and Dug Pinnick from Kings X on vocals is that band. Raw, fragile, and captivating is what describes [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournalist – March 18th, 2014 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, KY. For the musicians on the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour, participating is easy. It’s a reunion of old friends who play guitar and share a love for the music and influence of Jimi Hendrix. [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – March 17th, 2014 at Las Vegas Country Saloon in Las Vegas, NV. – St. Patrick’s Day weekend kicked into high gear, as one of the first metal thrash bands to start it all invaded Vegas. Metal Church set the stage on fire at the Las Vegas Country Saloon. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Thirty six years after their debut record Kingdom of Madness hit the shelves and having released eighteen albums in total, Magnum – one of the finest melodic rock acts in the entire genre – returns with their latest effort Escape From The Shadow [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – Linda and The Punch are a young English band that are planting a firm foot in the modern rock industry. Linda’s voice is a prominent forefront for their album, Obsession. Her voice is an odd mix of sweetheart meets Pat Benatar sass. The contributions from this [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – The Polish band Turbo has deservedly achieved its cult status among rock and metal fans of their homeland. Founded in 1980, it laid the ground for Polish heavy metal with their first Maiden-esque album Dorosle Dzieci, released in 1982. Later on, they went [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Not Just Tits in a Corset: Celebrating Women In Metal is a newly released photo-journalistic book by Jill Hughes Kirtland. It features in-depth interviews with the likes of Lita Ford, Doro Pesch, Betsy Bitch, Roxy Petrucci, Angela Gossow, Sharon den Adel, [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Firehouse guitarist Bill Leverty checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about the band’s upcoming tour dates, including the Monsters of Rock Cruise; playing live in the “YouTube” generation; his solo albums and side project Flood the Engine; why he [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Long running Danish melodic metal band Pretty Maids has been on a hot streak lately. Since 2010 they’ve released two amazing new studio albums (2010’s Pandemonium and 2013’s Motherland), a killer live CD/DVD set (2012’s It Comes Alive) [...]
by Alex Smith Barbieri - Senior Columnist – At Home and on the Road Royal Bliss of Salt Lake City, UT is a band you should know about and check out. To help you get to know them better, Hardrock Haven caught up with guitarist Taylor Richards at home while taking a brief break from the road. [...]
by Kent McIntire - Photojournalist – March 7th, 2014 at Peppermill Concert Hall in West Wendover, NV. – While in Las Vegas for other reasons, I was fortunate to take in a show on March 7, 2014 in West Wendover, NV which include the classic rockers of FOGHAT and Blue Oyster Cult. Being a [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – It’s been four years since we lost one of the most memorable voices of metal history to a battle with stomach cancer. Friends and musicians, who continue to have the upmost respect for Ronnie James Dio, have gathered together for a tribute album titled [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Long running German progressive metal band Vanden Plas is back with a new album, their seventh full-length release, titled Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld – Path 1. Once again the band, which has impressively maintained the same [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – After releasing a critically acclaimed debut album From Both Sides in 2007 – an interesting country/rock crossover, which featured a stellar take on Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead Or Alive” – the Aussie-based American singer Jac Dalton returns, and this [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Troy Patrick Farrell of Cheap Thrill discusses upcoming Las Vegas show at Vamp’d on March 15. Cheap Thrill is comprised of Troy Patrick Farrell on drums, Cinderella members Jeff Labar. Eric Brittingham, and Brandon Gibbs on vocals. HRH: Troy, thank you so [...]
by Marija Brettle - Columnist – March 4th, 2014 at KOKO in London, U.K. – I have seen Uriah Heep on stage many times before, but after seeing their live masterful performance at London’s Koko one-off show, all I can think and say is; they are just one of those bands who put heart and [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Editorial Commentary – I was driving around recently, listening to Saxon (a fairly regular occurrence), when the title track to their 1981 album Denim and Leather came on. It’s one of those signature metal anthems with a chorus [...]
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