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by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Crashdiet are bringing the vengeance and aggressiveness back with their recent tour of the U.S. Crashdiet made a special return engagement to rocks premier club Vampd in Vegas, It was a great turnout for a Thursday night. The band has a definite cult [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – In this Exclusive interview for Hardrock Haven, Warrant guitarist Erik Turner talks about the release of Warrants new wine I Saw Red – Autographed Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon. HRH: Erik, tell us what attracted you to become interested in wine [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist – George Lynch talks about the Lynch Mob EP, Sound Mountain Sessions, the new video for the song “Slow Drag,” upcoming projects and more … Craig Newman: Regarding the new EP why release it and why recorded at Sound Mountain studios? George [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist – Alan Williamson is not just another typical instrumentalist, talented musician; he is sensational multi-instrumentalist, one of those musicians who devoted his life and career to music. His road to become an instrumental phenomenon was first inspired by [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Hailing from Mansfield, England and formed in the late ’70s, Savage is one of Britain’s NWOBHM bands that pioneered the way for such lofty giants such as Metallica. Their 30-plus year career has produced six albums. Starting with 83′s Loose ‘N [...]
by Sara McCarthy – Senior Photojournalist – Battlecross, out of Michigan, delivers their version of hardcore thrash, laced with screaming guitars and intense vocals with a determination and energy that most bands would envy. They are touring as the opening act for the Metal Hammer [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Guitarist Rich Antonelli checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about his prior “hair metal days” in bands like $kyhigh; his current role as Richie Sambora in the Bon Jovi tribute band named Bon Jersey; his writing gig at rockerdad.org; [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – The 3rd annual Carnival of Madness tour featuring New Medicine, Cavo, Evanescence and Halestorm recently blew through Columbus, OH on August 1st. The two that put the “Hale” in “Halestorm,” frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her drummer [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Exclusive Video Interview with Overkill’s Bobby Blitz Ellsworth at the Columbus, OH stop of the 2012 Killfest Tour, presented by Columbus Events [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – In the 1980s, in the world of rock ’n roll dominated inherently by guys, Femme Fatale was one of only a few female-fronted bands that came into the spotlight. Although the band, like many others hard rock acts of the ‘80s, has become swept away [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – To learn a hard way how it feels to grow up in the Communist/early post-Communist country such as the 1980s/early 1990s Poland, but with a heart soaked with the American hard rock music… to dream big and to leave those dreams behind only to have [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Columnist – Thom Gimbel. You may not be familiar with the name, but he’s played in two of the world’s biggest rock bands: Aerosmith and Foreigner. Currently, Gimbel is crossing the country on Foreigner’s summer 2012 tour promoting their new live CD, Alive [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – There’s nothing more edifying than a young band with old school roots and passion towards guitar music in the postmodern world of digital, techno and Generation Z. The spirit lives on, it seems! Out of the ashes of the 1980s hair metal, here comes [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Hot on the heels of his departure from Jorn, Tore St Moren gives Hardrock Haven the inside scoop on his leaving the band and his future plans. Hardrock Haven: Tore thanks for taking time out for Hardrock Haven. Tore St Moren: Thank you – the pleasure is [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Editor – Already a gold certified sensation in Japan, new super group Animal USA comprised of singer Mike Vescera (OBSESSION/ex-LOUDNESS) starring as METAL-RIDER, bassist Rudy Sarzo (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO) as STORMBRINGER, guitarist Chris [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Australian progressive metal band Voyager just wrapped up their first-ever tour of North America, supporting Rhapsody of Fire. We recently caught up with vocalist/keyboardist Daniel Estrin and guitarist Scott Kay, who gave Hardrock Haven an update [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – The most eccentric insurrectionist to ever come out of heavy metal, Christophe Godin has been laughing in the face of the genre’s conventions and the industry’s expectations ever since the release of his band’s debut record in 1998. The [...]
by Craig Newman Guest Writer – Carlos Bates Cruz of STONEBREED, a Los Angeles based rock band with a southern taste, sat down with Craig Newman for a brief interview. Hardrock Haven: When was the band formed? Carlos Bates Cruz: Around September or October 2009. And first show was at [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – Former Rude Girl members Leather Leone and Sandy Sledge are finishing what they started with their new band Sledge Leather. The band has just released a new CD entitled Imagine Me Alive that incorporates all of the hard edge, dark tones, and driving rhythms of Rude [...]
by John Kindred Publisher – While Tapestry of Souls is Chris Bickley’s first solo release he has been carving out an existence as a musician for several years now. He currently handles guitar duties in the blues-rock band Thunderhead and is the guitarist for Terri Lane’s band, working [...]
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