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Biography Steve Patrick Steve Patrick lives and breathes music. His parents got him started with their Alice Cooper and Uriah Heep records, but Steve’s interest in rock music truly took off after seeing his first concert: AC/DC. He has a BA in Anthropology, but also considers himself to be [...]
Biography Maria Brettle I’ve been truly blessed and fortunate enough to get involved in the media and music industry at a very young age. So, how did I “roll” into the magic world of rock? It all started with rock’s mighty forces: Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Joan Jett, who later [...]
Biography Alexandra Mrozowska Born in Poland in 1991 I was growing in the world of hip-hop, techno and digital downloads. How come I have found myself in love with rock ‘n roll in such inappropriate time and place? Heaven only knows, it seems! I have spent my earliest childhood years hanging [...]
Biography Elsie Roymans Elsie is a freelance concert photographer, secretary, animal & music lover. After being active as a model, she became a photographer herself. Since she was a teenager she was into rock and metal music, and went to several gigs. So she took the challenge to start concert [...]
Biography Marcel Groeneveld Marcel “Mars” Groeneveld was infected with the rock virus in the mid-’80s and hails from the Netherlands, home of the Van Halen Brothers, Golden Earring and Vandenberg. Groeneveld works as a claims and insurance manager for a trucking company to make a living, [...]
Biography Nikiforos Skoumas I was born in 1988 in Athens, Greece, definitely not the metal capital of the world for that matter, but there was always a healthy supply of rock and metal in terms of CD stores and gigs. I resided in Greece up until the age of 17; at which point I moved to the United [...]
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 [...]
Biography Sara McCarthy In my everyday life, I work in a hospital in order to keep our two teenage daughters in makeup and hairspray as well as supply our small zoo of two Rottweilers and four cats with plenty of toys! My husband and I also are very involved in our local girls’ softball league; [...]
Biography Cynthia Jo Born and raised in the music capital of the world, Los Angeles, California, Cynthia Jo has always had a vision and passion for music, especially rock and roll. At the young age of twelve, she began promoting local bands and became intrigued and very passionate in describing [...]
Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Here’s the writers’ favorites from 2010: Alex’s Top 10 for 2010 Unruly Child – Worlds Collide Accept – Blood of the Nations Black Country Communion – S/T Heaven Below – EP Kyoji Yamamoto – The Life [...]
Biography Marc “My story begins in the womb way back in the early ’60s and culminates to today where drumming is still one of the most important factors of my existence” Prior to becoming a father in 1997 I lived & breathed drums! From elementary through high school it was [...]
Biography Ron & Don Higgins Ron & Don are passionate music lovers who got hooked on hard rock over 30 years ago when they purchased their first album (the best live album of all time in their not so humble opinion), the incredible Alive II by the legendary rockers KISS. They still have it [...]
Biography Mark Allen Mark Allen has a job as a Federal Correctional Officer in order to pay his ridiculously oversized mortgage, but his real passion, the thing that gets his juices flowing like a ravenous Rottweiler eyeing a raw rib-eye, is creative writing. Action novels, horror screenplays, [...]
Biography Alex Barbieri Ever since Alex’s older sister played him an Ozzy Osbourne tape for the first time at age 12, he has been hooked on hard rock and heavy metal. Alex has been the singer/frontman of numerous bands. He is the founding member of Streets, and his lead vocals are featured on the [...]
Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. As we stumble into 2010, here’s the writers’ favorites from 2009: Alissa’s Top 10 for 2009 1. Andreas Kisser Hubris I & II 2. John 5 Remixploitation 3. The Big Pink The Evolution of Chaos 4. Heathen Have [...]
Biography Joe Mis A big “Yo!” to all from Brooklyn, N.Y.! I was Brooklyn born and raised – and still live in one of the most interesting and vibrant places in New York City. In my real life, I am the all around “computer guy” for a small higher education institution [...]
Biography Kathy Kindred If you don’t know already, I’m John’s wife, and I co-own Hardrock Haven. I also serve as the Editor in Chief and the PR Manager for HRH. On occasion, I also write CD/DVD/Concert reviews and shoot concert photos. I absolutely love music. I believe music soothes and [...]
Biography John Kindred First thing first, thanks for taking the time and stopping by and checking out the site. Hopefully we are providing you, the reader, with a balanced perspective on the “genre” of rock, which for us includes classic rock, hard rock, metal of the progressive, power [...]
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