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by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — X-Drive is another star-studded, rock-oriented project worth taking a look at. Founded by Oregon-based guitarist and songwriter Jeremy Brunner, it’s comprised of Midline/Cure For The Fall drummer Fred Fischer and bassist James Lomenzo, well-known [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — July 26th, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — It is not very often that you get to see two legendary drummers perform on the same stage. On July 26 Vamp’d presented an evening of Drum Wars featuring two legendary brothers and drummers Vinny and [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — The wait is over. The Rock and Roll Pride of Maryland, Kix, is gearing up for release of Rock Your Face Off via Loud And Proud Records on Aug. 5. It has been two decades since the band has released new music. Kix take their high-energy bluesy metal rock [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — July 22nd, 2014 at Country Club Saloon in Las Vegas, NV. — One of the busiest bands in music, Saving Abel, played a special show in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Country Saloon on Tuesday July 22. Hardrock Haven was the first to introduce to the [...]
After reminiscing about the top Hard Rock and Metal albums from the ’80s, the Hardrock Haven staff decided we shouldn’t stop there. We now turn our attention to the ’90s. Again, taking aim at the top Hard Rock and Metal albums of that decade. With the deafening roar of Grunge’s [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Clint Boge rose to fame as the vocalist for The Butterfly Effect, an Australian progressive hard rock outfit that quickly became one of the biggest bands down under at the start of the new millennium. After three albums he departed TBE and became the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Miss Behaviour is certainly a band every AOR/melodic hard rock fan should have kept on their radar since quite a few years. A reminder of this fact is the Swedish act’s newest release Double Agent which Hardrock Haven caught up with the guitarist [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Gone are the days when hard rock was exclusively a boys’ thing, women’s role within the genre limited only to rolling around on the hood of a Jaguar – at least, it seems so! Although the ‘80s saw the rise (and fall) of a few notable [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — It’s always good to see a band that has lost their way return to making great albums. After a pair of disappointing releases (2008’s Two Tragedy Poets and 2010’s Red Silent Tides), Italian power/folk metal band Elvenking turned [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — German hard rock group 21 Octayne makes their debut this year with Into the Open. While probably not quite a “supergroup,” the band is made up of some veterans of the hard rock and metal scenes, including vocalist Hagen Grohe (The [...]
by Kathy Kindred – Editor in Chief — July 26th, 2014 at Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge in North Kansas City, MO. — The VooDoo Lounge, Harrah’s Casino, Kansas City, Mo. (July 26, 2014) — Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators brought their World on Fire tour to Kansas [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Guitarist Michael Abdow continues to amaze fans with his virtuoso talent. After releasing his latest solo album Life Symbolic in 2013, his name resurfaced with the re-release of the album 3 by the progressive metal outfit Frozen. 3 originally was released [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Breaking Free is the debut EP from Copenhagen’s Forever Still. While not groundbreaking or evolutionary, this four track release is a shining example of the female-fronted Gothic Rock genre. Forever Still has a history going back to 2009 when [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — July 22nd, 2014 at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. — Metal lords Society 1 played an incredible set at the Whisky a Go Go on Tuesday! Celebrating the vocalist’s 20 year anniversary at the Whisky, Society 1 put on a [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — Drummer Marco Minnemann, currently touring with Joe Satriani, checked in with Hardrock Haven and discussed his new solo album EEPS. Chris: Hi, Marco! Thanks for this interview about your new album. Marco: Thank YOU! Chris: First, could you [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Year after year, it’s getting clearer and clearer it must be something in the air in Scandinavia (or maybe it’s the water that is to blame?). Just because it’s the residents of this cold peninsula who tend to deliver the most melodic and [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — UFO – who celebrate their 45th anniversary this year – remain a group as influential and important as their peers Deep Purple, Black Sabbath or Uriah Heep. However, it’s arguable that they enjoy the same deserved cult status as their above [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Guitarist Jeff Summers (Statetrooper) and vocalist Danny Hynes have revived their ‘80s NWOBHM band, Weapon. Officially known today as Weapon (UK), it seems another group had formed under the same name, and to stay away from any legal issues, UK was added [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Gregory Lynn Hall is a name that all hard rock and melodic rock fans should be familiar with – from his Sunset Strip days and his tenure in Rat Sally back in the ‘80s to the contemporary AOR act 101 South he fronts. This year, however, marks a [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — Guitarist and entrepreneur Andy Alt recently talked with Hardrock Haven about his music career, working with Steve Vai and gives advice on the music business. CP: I’d like to talk first about your career. Could you tell our Readers [...]
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