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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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