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by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Great White vs. Jack Russell — A Lesson in Character Assassination from The Guys Who Wrote “The Angel Song” By now, you are most likely aware that former Great White singer Jack Russell has completed a lineup for his version of Great White and is going on [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – For the past five days, the Caribbean has been under a musical siege of epic proportions in the form of the second 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. Forty-two Metal bands, representing an excellent cross-selection of metal genres, shared a luxury cruise liner with 2,000 [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer 70000 Tons of Metal Sailing aboard a 70,000-ton cruise ship, carrying 40 heavy metal bands and 2,000 fans in the Caribbean isn’t your typical holiday; in fact, it’s an adventure of epic proportions. In a nutshell, the 70,000 Tons of Metal experience is a [...]
by Chris Danielson Guest Writer – SED RECORDS TO SHOWCASE UP AND COMING ROCK BANDS: HORNET, DAMN DICE & WESTERN SAND; THURSDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2012, AT THE THE INTREPID FOX, SOHO London based independent record label SED Records UK return once again with their free-entry rock nights at [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
by Kathy Kindred Staff Writer Green Day It’s been five years since pop-punk band Green Day aroused from its sleep a slacker generation to a political bad dream with the angst-ridden punk rock opera, American Idiot, which follows the journey of the fictitious “Jesus of Suburbia.” Green Day [...]
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