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by Deb Rao - Senior Editor – Already a gold certified sensation in Japan, new super group Animal USA comprised of singer Mike Vescera (OBSESSION/ex-LOUDNESS) starring as METAL-RIDER, bassist Rudy Sarzo (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO) as STORMBRINGER, guitarist Chris [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – When Kane Roberts, the muscle-bound guitarist best known for slinging the axe for Alice Cooper on the legendary Constrictor and Raise Your Fist and Yell albums, released this solo effort back in ‘91, he created one of the greatest melodic hard rock [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Formed in 1976 by Mick Jones, Ian McDonald and Lou Gramm, now Foreigner is more or less a super-group on its own. With the addition of such musicians as vocalist Kelly Hansen (Hurricane, Unruly Child, Heaven & Earth), drummer Jason Bonham (the man’s [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Warrant guitarist Erik Turner has checked in with Hardrock Haven for an exclusive interview preview of their upcoming Las Vegas concert appearance at the free Rock Of Vegas Concert Series at Fremont Street Experience on July 21st at 8 P.M. also appearing Skid [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Alright, there is going to be a little confusion over this DVD release by Ozzy Osbourne called Speak of the Devil. Fans will remember that the original live album released in ’82 comprised of performances strictly from Sabbath’s catalog. 1982′s version [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Jon Lord: 1941 – 2012 Jon Lord took you outside of the mundane, the familiar, and the clichéd. Where rock guitar in the 60′s was busy constructing and establishing the essential, basic paradigms of the genre, his keyboard gave it extra [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – July 6 2012, At Sunset Station in Henderson, NV Great White who are currently on tour in support of their latest release Elation performed to a sold out audience of 5000 fans at Sunset Station in a free listener appreciation concert sponsored by Las Vegas radio [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photographer – June 15th-17th 2012, in Clisson, France France’s Hellfest is an ‘extreme music’ festival held at Clisson, western France, a new location having moved from Val de Moine, on Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June 2012. Line-up: Ozzy & Friends [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist – Originally recorded in 1991, but never officially released until present day, Time Out of Mind is the second full-length album from New York-based cult heavy metal heroes Blacksmith. It follows the Heaven and Hell label’s successful Blacksmith [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Recapturing the spirit of the ‘80s hard rock scene can be almost as difficult as trying to catch an eel after dunking your hands in Vaseline, but that doesn’t stop bands from trying. This time around it’s Brazil-based Slippery having a go at hair metal [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Hailing from Mansfield, England and formed in the late ’70s, Savage is one of Britain’s NWOBHM bands that pioneered the way for such lofty giants such as Metallica. Their initial trek into the world of music produced the song titled “Let it [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – July 12, 2012 at HMV Forum, London, United Kingdom Tired of rock, but somewhat superficial in his flirtations with world music is how Robert Plant came through this evening. Add to this his urge to distance himself from the intensity and the drama of the [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Daniele Liverani will be releasing a solo instrumental effort entitled Eleven Mysteries on 20-July-2012. Normally credited as a keyboard player and songwriter, Liverani is also an impressive guitarist, as this Lion Music release [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist – Australian progressive metal band Voyager just wrapped up their first-ever tour of North America, supporting Rhapsody of Fire. We recently caught up with vocalist/keyboardist Daniel Estrin and guitarist Scott Kay, who gave Hardrock Haven an update on the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – July 6, 2012 at Under the Bridge Club, London, United Kingdom What began for Mick Taylor almost half a century ago in London’s sweaty clubs cram full of cranks and eccentrics, has now gone full circle. Playing last week at the 500-capacity Under the [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – Samaroid Dioramas is the latest release from Italy’s Sunpocrisy, and if you didn’t notice, “samaroid” is “dioramas” spelled backwards… This is a sure clue that Sunpocrisy’s CD is a concept album, and in the band’s own words is about “the idea of a [...]
by Marcel “Mars” Groeneveld - Columnist – Lita Ford, a British born rocker who grew up on the streets of L.A., is considered one of the most important female representatives of the rock genre. As a founding member of the Runaways, Ford was part of one of the first girl groups who [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – The most eccentric insurrectionist to ever come out of heavy metal, Christophe Godin has been laughing in the face of the genre’s conventions and the industry’s expectations ever since the release of his band’s debut record in 1998. The band’s [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – July 5, 2012 at Brixton Academy, London, United Kingdom He came, he saw, he performed, and – presumably – has already left town, also leaving us to ponder how a chubby, stilted cat with awkward stage moves, who can’t sing, doesn’t play an [...]
by Chris A. Staff Photojournalist – June 26, 2012 at Riverbend Amphitheater in Cincinnati, Ohio Rolling with the changes is something veteran rockers REO Speedwagon have been known for. A veritable “hit machine” in their heyday, their catalog of hits and familiar melodies is staggering. [...]
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