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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 [...]
The Hardrock Haven staff is taking a nostalgic trip back to the ’80s, taking aim at those Hard Rock and Metal albums that made us fans of the genre(s). Whether it was the angst-driven anthems or the overly decadent lifestyle, the ’80s defined a music era that was hammered into our [...]
by Joe Dolan - Guest Columnist – Continuing the epic struggle of a hard rock legacy during a time of one hit wonders and the stage escapades of artists like Miley Cyrus proves the strength of well written and well performed rock music, especially when that music is Stuart Smith’s Heaven and [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Me and four of my best friends went on vacation to Las Vegas, and on May 30 I had a chance to hang out with the one and only Ron Keel, his wife Renee and go to a concert called “Raiding the Rock Vault.” If you are not aware of that all-star tribute [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournalist – May 15th, 2014 at LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH. – The 3rd event in Revolver and Guitar World’s Rock and Roll Roast Comedy Series came to Columbus, OH on Thursday, May 15. It was a merging of metal and Hollywood and the first time that one of [...]
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 [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournalist – Rock On The Range is quickly becoming a legend in the world of big-time rock music festivals. In May 2014, nearly 100,000 people will pass through the turnstiles to attend this stellar music festival. Hosted in Columbus, Ohio, Rock On The Range offers a [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournalist – 2013 was a pretty solid year for Rock ‘n’ Roll. As the year comes to a close, Rock ‘n’ Roll photographers are starting to post their “Best of” photos from the year. With that in mind, here is one of the best galleries [...]
by Alex Smith Barbieri - Senior Columnist – Can you believe it been 30 years since Bon Jovi’s first album came out? Yup—their legendary debut with the megahit “Runaway” was released on January 21, 1984. It’s an interesting study in success to look back at Jon and company’s [...]
by William Bradbury - Guest Columnist – Attempting to do this most likely is going to make me sound like Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, but hear me out: The inner 15-year-old in you wants to. And maybe you’ll even crawl into the closet to rock that Hybrid Theory hoodie one final [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – This month kicks off a North American tour for Japan’s top doom metal band, Church of Misery. On select dates, the tour will feature bands Bloody Hammers, Against the Grain, Saviours, and Wizard Rifle as well. Bloody Hammers and Against the Grain will play [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – A summer in London resembles one big never-ending music festival: several A-listers playing on the same night at different venues, not to mention B-listers, C-listers, various up-and-comers, chancers, and charlatans. And just the way a festival report [...]
by Alex Barbieri - Senior Columnist – Feedback following the recent Melodic Rock Fest 3 Festival (MRF3) has been positive and enthusiastic. The general consensus is that MRF3 was an incredible weekend of music, friendship, and bonding between the musicians who played, and the fans who [...]
by Cynthia Jo - Columnist – Joan Jett Music publishing can be the reason for launching someone’s career. In 1976 producer and impresario Kim Fowley, Joan Jett along with the rest of The Runaways signed a deal with independent music publishing company Peermusic. Fowley and Jett signed to [...]
by Cynthia Jo - Columnist – Slayer is officially over. The founding member and guitarist of the thrash-metal band, Jeff Hanneman, passed away last Thursday May 2, 2013 of liver failure at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 49-years-old. About two years ago, the guitarist and [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – The metal world recently experienced a major loss with the death of Slayer guitarist, Jeff Hanneman. Hanneman died Thursday, May 2 of liver failure. He was only 49. A spider bite was said to play a crucial role in his death. He was born in Oakland, Calif. on [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – December 19, 1944 – March 6, 2013 It’s rare for impeccable virtuosity to coincide with true depth of feeling. And even those artists how manage to unite both, can seldom create lasting works where listeners can identify with the music and learn [...]
by Jonna Ambur - Senior Photojournalist – When the Deadbolt Breaks, a Connecticut-based doom metal band, has been around for almost 10 years. The current lineup, Aaron Lewis (guitar/vocals), Mike Parkyn (bass/vocals) and Rich Kalinowski (drums), has signed with EarOne Productions and [...]
by Cameron Edney - Guest Columnist – Vocalist Joey Belladonna fronted New York City Thrash Metal giants Anthrax during the band’s finest years. Between 1984 and 1992, Anthrax released some of the finest Thrash albums ever made and broke musical barriers when touring and recording alongside [...]
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