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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 Deb Rao Staff Writer March 12, 2011 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NM. One of the hottest concert bills this year, Music As A Weapon Tour featuring Disturbed, Korn, and Sevendust made a special stop at The Joint in Las Vegas on March 12. Performing to a sold out crowd of metal fans, this tour did [...]
Biography Sara McCarthy In my everyday life, I work in a hospital in order to keep our two teenage daughters in makeup and hairspray as well as supply our small zoo of two Rottweilers and four cats with plenty of toys! My husband and I also are very involved in our local girls’ softball league; [...]
February 27, 2011 at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia. by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer For those of us who have already experienced the Soundwave Festival train this past week how fucking AMAZING was that! So many amazing sets, I don’t even know where to begin, but give me time and [...]
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 [...]
Biography Cynthia Jo Born and raised in the music capital of the world, Los Angeles, California, Cynthia Jo has always had a vision and passion for music, especially rock and roll. At the young age of twelve, she began promoting local bands and became intrigued and very passionate in describing [...]
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 [...]
Biography Marc “My story begins in the womb way back in the early ’60s and culminates to today where drumming is still one of the most important factors of my existence” Prior to becoming a father in 1997 I lived & breathed drums! From elementary through high school it was [...]
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 [...]
November 11, 2010 at Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA by Steve Trager Staff Writer On the opening night of the long awaited and very much anticipated North American Blind Guardian’s at the Edge of Time Tour , which kicked off here at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, was nothing short of pure [...]
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 have it [...]
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 screenplays, [...]
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 featured on the [...]
August 22, 2010 at Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ by Steve Trager Staff Writer We often had wondered about Ozzfest returning to the concert stage for yet another blistering day of pure metal, and we the eager maniacs of metal give OZZY the horns up for yet another blistering day of metal on [...]
July 23, 2010 at Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ by Steve Trager Staff Writer The recent third annual Mayhem Festival certainly outshined previous lineups with a much more diverse metal genre, even if most of these bands could easily headline on their own. It was the best day for a fist full of [...]
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