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by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Literary duo Mark Allen and Derric Miller know how to chill spines with their own ferocious brand of horror fiction. Still, their newest novel titled Gristle pushes the shock-and-gore factor a whole stage further, like none of their previous [...]
by Kent McIntire – Photojournalist — “Cutting Edge Music Instruction Where Young Artists Grow” is one of the headlines of The Sound Foundation website. The Sound Foundation is a Dallas-based artist development and music instruction school which was started and currently owned by [...]
by Joe Dolan – Columnist — On March 30th, 2015, media sensation Jimmy Kimmel and his staff at the ABC shown Jimmy Kimmel Live broadcast brought Van Halen to American television with a first ever nationally broadcast performance of Van Halen with original front man David Lee Roth. Viewed [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Rock On The Range May 15-17, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio Mapfre Stadium (formerly Columbus Crew Stadium) will once again play hosts to the 9th annual Rock On The Range festival. A complete sell-out over the past few seasons Rock On The Range is a three [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — If you’ve ever visited the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame or watched an induction ceremony, it’s instantly evident that the RNRHOF is incredibly confused about what constitutes Rock ‘n’ Roll. Need proof? Check out this [...]
Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Our writers and photojournalists have diverse interests, allowing Hardrock Haven the ability to cover a broad spectrum of music. This is quite evident when you read through the varied selections for the year. Here are the [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Musician’s cite “musical differences” in their departure Arguably one of the best lineups in the history of heavy Megadeth has come to an end. In a sudden and unexpected move, guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover parted ways [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — The Making of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead: “Uncensored – unseen – undead … this is the complete, no-holds-barred history of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead …” There isn’t anything heavier than Zombies, and Metal [...]
by Joe Dolan – Guest Columnist — Back on April 5th, the multi-instrumentalist Bihlman Brothers, Jeff Jabo (Guitar) and Scot Little (Drums) appeared on stage at the Guitar Center Music Expo in Long Beach, CA with Kings X front man and bassist dUg Pinnick to introduce their new project [...]
After 20 years, 10 albums and at age 50, Lenny Kravitz continues to deliver inspired rock ‘n’ roll. Tapping into the groove-oriented vibe of the ‘70s, which includes elements of R&B, Funk, Hard Rock and Reggae, Kravitz brings a retro and modern songwriting style that coexists within the [...]
Ep3: Strut, Are You Gonna Go My Way — Soundcheck’s three-part Internet exclusive with Lenny Kravitz wraps up with the last installment of the interview and the live concert performance of the new song “Strut” and the classic “Are You Going My Way.” The interview touches on [...]
The 2000s see the Hard Rock and Metal genres at a crossroads. While modern Metal continues to push to the extremes, a resurgent interest in the sounds of the ’70s and ’80s has produced new bands with an old swagger. Whether it’s the pompous credo of Glam or Sleaze Metal or the rebirth [...]
Ep2 Always on the Run, Dirty White Boots — Lenny Kravitz is back with his 10th studio album titled Strut. Strut was released on his own label, Roxie Records, and features 12 new songs. Soundcheck caught up with Kravitz in Miami for an exclusive interview and live performance. Episode 2 of [...]
Edge Of Paradise Tour Diary — While it certainly was not the band’s first time cranking the volume out of California, this trip marks the first go in the Lone-Star state. Texas, which is the size of a small country, has a taste for music being served up loud and heavy. Edge of Paradise is [...]
by Alex Smith Barbieri Senior Columnist — Rock fans worldwide let out a collective sigh this week at the news that legendary rock singer and Cobra/Survivor frontman, Jimi Jamison, died of a heart attack at the too-young age of 63. For millions of fans who love his voice and music, the news [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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