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Biography – Mark Yesford I’m Mark Yesford, a corporate suit by day and camera-wielding rocker by night. I call the shores of Lake Ontario Canada home; it’s a region known as The Golden Horseshoe that stretches from Niagara Falls to Toronto. This is where you will find a steady stream [...]
The 1970s … Ah – It was the decade of giants. Following in the footsteps of the great bands of the ’60s, including The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Who. etc. The bands of the ’70s took Hard Rock and Metal to an entirely different level. Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, [...]
Biography – Barbara Fleisch I’m Barbara Fleisch, aka “Barbwire,” and was born and raised in New York City in the ‘80s. I grew up with the culture and rock/punk rock in my blood. I attended the New York Institute of Technology with an advertising major and film minor. I got my taste of [...]
Biography Brian Sims I’m Brian Sims and live Toledo, Ohio. I’ve been a music enthusiast all my life and have collected autographs, photos, guitar picks and drum sticks. I’m a chef by trade, but I’ve always dreamed of being a concert photographer one day. A wonderful woman I met in April [...]
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 [...]
Biography – Marissa Ann Marissa, a New York City-based music photographer, became attached to the camera in January 2013 when a friend’s Rock/Fusion band needed emergency photos for its set at a big venue. Marissa is an avid concert-goer and a local Metal/Hard Rock scene supporter. Her [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Biography – Kent McIntire I am photographer based the Metro Detroit area. At the age of 18 I became a mobile DJ where my passion for music became apparent. While in college and many years after, I was an on-air personality at the FM rock station in Sioux Falls, SD playing new and classic rock [...]
Biography – Chris Baird Chris is a long time heavy metal enthusiast. Going to school in the 70’s and 80’s he had an opportunity to enjoy all the early days of British Metal and lived the Hair Metal experience. He is still very engaged in music by blending two great passions, [...]
Biography – Matt Karpe I live in the UK only 30 minutes from Cambridge and its world famous university. I work as a security officer by day and a music writer by night. I was introduced to the amazing world of rock ‘n’ roll as the nu-metal explosion began, with Limp Bizkit, Korn and Papa [...]
Biography – Zane Cash Zane Cash was born and raised in the “Hanging City,” also known as Fort Smith, Ark., on Jan. 24, 1985. He has pursued his love for photography, music and radio DJing for the last 10 years. It all started when Cash, at age 16, took the 7 to midnight DJ spot on [...]
Biography – Jenn Carbaugh Hello music lovers of the world! I grew up in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and have had music and writing pumped through my veins since I’ve been able to walk. I grew up in a house that was smothered by Kiss, The Ramones, and Three Dog Night, who all still maintain [...]
Our staff of columnists and photojournalists look back and share highlights from their time working with Hardrock Haven. Alice Cooper and Chris A. Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist: As a Senior Photojournalist for www.hardrockhaven.net I’ve had access to amazing incredible events, like [...]
In the music industry, “drop scripts” are promotional segments in which an artist endorses a radio station or a website. We have gathered “drop scripts” that have been created in audio and video format by various musicians over the years for Hardrock Haven. Many musicians [...]
Thanks to our own group of passionate staff columnists and photojournalists at Hardrock Haven who turn their love for music into written word and visual imagery. We present a collection of pictures of the Hardrock Haven staff taken with celebrity rockers as well as a few bonus pics of staff members [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – Hardrock Haven’s founder, publisher John Kindred, gets grilled by one of his staff columnists Alexandra Mrozowska. After 10 plus years running the respected online magazine, the man behind the curtain gives insight into his past, his opinion on [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – Hardrock Haven’s managing editor and PR guy, Derric Miller, joins John in the interrogation. Miller explains how his background and writing experience has helped John grow the site, changes to the industry good and bad, how writers can improve [...]
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