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A Tribute to Jani Lane by Deb Rao Staff Writer Jani Lane former lead vocalist for the multi-platinum rock band Warrant passed away on August 11, 2011. Hardrock Haven would like to offer their condolences to Jani’s family and former band mates in Warrant. At this time, we would like to revisit [...]
by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer Ronnie James Dio was, and will remain, one of the most powerful and emotional singers in rock history. His legacy lives on in the vast collection of songs he recorded, and in the loving memories of those lucky enough to meet the man personally. May 16, 2011 marks one [...]
A Tribute to Daniel MacMaster by John Kindred Staff Writer Daniel MacMaster (July 11, 1968 — March 3, 2008) Daniel MacMaster, born in Barre, Ontarion, Cananda, in 1968, tasted success in the late ’80s as the vocalist for Jason Bonham’s band Bonham. Bonham released two albums: The [...]
by Cynthia Gomez Staff Writer Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer & Anthrax : The Big 4 or The Big Fail? Metalhead’s would do anything to see the biggest of thrash/metal bands play the same stage– pay $116 for the ticket, drive a total of 6 hours when gas prices average $4.15 a gallon, walk [...]
Tribute to Scott Columbus of Manowar by John Kindred Staff Writer Scott Columbus (November 10, 1956 — April 4, 2011) Former drummer for the Heavy Metal band Manowar, Scott Columbus, died on Tuesday, April 4, 2011. Columbus, a native of Fair Haven, lived in Syracuse, New York. Columbus joined [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer Classic Albums Revisited: Blue Murder John Sykes (Tygers of Pan Tang, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Blue Murder, Sykes), the man behind the successful Whitesnake self-titled CD, which was an enormous international success, selling more than six million copies in the U.S. [...]
by Franco Cerchiari Staff Writer On Feb. 20, 2003, at 11:07 p.m., at The Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, in what should have been a night of association with friends, fist-pumping hard rock and a high that can only come from seeing one of your favorite bands live, quickly cascaded [...]
January 13 – 16, 2011 at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. by Trevor Portz Staff Writer Every year, thousands of musicians, manufacturers, retailers, and well-connected fans coalesce in Anaheim, Calif., home of Disneyland, to terrify the families that have traveled from across the [...]
Twenty Years Ago: In Memory of Steve Clark by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer January 8, 2011 marks 20 years since the premature passing of Def Leppard guitarist, Steve Clark. This holiday season, raise a pint in honor of “Steamin’ Steve” and the musical legacy he left behind. To Def Leppard, [...]
Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Here’s the writers’ favorites from 2010: Alex’s Top 10 for 2010 Unruly Child – Worlds Collide Accept – Blood of the Nations Black Country Communion – S/T Heaven Below – EP Kyoji Yamamoto – The Life [...]
Justin Gaines Staff Writer With Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal, former Metal Maniacs editor Jeff Wagner has penned the definitive analysis of progressive heavy metal in all its myriad forms. Starting with a look at early progressive artists like King Crimson, Black Sabbath [...]
In Tribute: Kevin DuBrow. by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer On Nov. 25, 2010, it will be three years since the sudden passing of Kevin DuBrow. May hard rock and metal fans everywhere raise a clenched-fist to the sky in honor of the unique and groundbreaking Quiet Riot singer. Born on Oct. 29, 1955, [...]
by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer November 8, 2010 celebrates an historic day in the annals of heavy metal: The 30th anniversary of the Motorhead masterpiece, Ace of Spades. From the first lyrics, Lemmy takes control: If you like to gamble / I tell you I’m your man / you win some, lose some / It’s [...]
Biography – Ron & Don Higgins Ron & Don are passionate music lovers who got hooked on hard rock over 30 years ago when they purchased their first album (the best live album of all time in their not so humble opinion), the incredible Alive II by the legendary rockers KISS. They still [...]
Biography – Mark Allen Mark Allen has a job as a Federal Correctional Officer in order to pay his ridiculously oversized mortgage, but his real passion, the thing that gets his juices flowing like a ravenous Rottweiler eyeing a raw rib-eye, is creative writing. Action novels, horror [...]
Biography – Alex Barbieri Ever since Alex’s older sister played him an Ozzy Osbourne tape for the first time at age 12, he has been hooked on hard rock and heavy metal. Alex has been the singer/frontman of numerous bands. He is the founding member of Streets, and his lead vocals are [...]
July 15, 2010 at Sandstone Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, KS. by Kathy Kindred Staff Writer Despite sluggish ticket sales, Lilith Fair 2010 has heart … The Lilith Fair stop at the Kansas City’s area Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone Amphitheater included an empty lawn and half-filled seats. [...]
In Tribute: Ronnie James Dio Metal \m/ Forever. Hardrock Haven would like to pass along our prayers and wishes to the family of Ronnie James Dio, who passed away Sunday, May 16 at the age of 67. On that Sunday morning, Dio finally succumbed to his battle with cancer, after fighting for the past [...]
Biography Joe Mis A big “Yo!” to all from Brooklyn, N.Y.! I was Brooklyn born and raised – and still live in one of the most interesting and vibrant places in New York City. In my real life, I am the all around “computer guy” for a small higher education institution [...]
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