Musings On Music History: In Which Maiden Gets A New Voice, Country Gets An Alternative, And Keef Gets Arrested (Yet Again)

10.21: Coffee houses and open mic poetry nights owe a debt of gratitude to Jack Kerouac. The beatnik writer died today in 1969. He was 47. Author of On The Road and The Dharma Bums, Kerouac influenced an entire generation of writers, thinkers, and musicians, such as The Beatles, The Doors, Death Cab For Cutie,…

Hard Rock International Announces Collaboration With Menominee Tribe For Casino Project In Wisconsin

World Class Entertainment Destination To Be Located In Kenosha Orlando, Fla. – October 10, 2013 – Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most iconic and recognized brands – announced today its alliance with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin to develop, brand and manage their proposed regional entertainment destination located in…

Musings On Music History: In Which We Sing Happy Birthday To Two (!) Van Halen Singers, A Plethora Of Rock Royalty, and A Double Dose Of Lennon

10.07: Johnny Cougar, John Cougar Mellencamp, and John Mellencamp were all born on this day in 1951. Yes, they are all one in the same, three different sides of the same person, one of the most American of American musicians of the past 35 years, the embodiment of him who loves little pink houses, singing…

Musings On Music History: In Which TV Finds Its Soul, Music Hits Its Lowest Point Ever, and Another Incredible Talent Is Silenced

10.01: Jimi Hendrix found his bass player, Noel Redding, on this day in 1966. Joining Hendrix and Redding, shortly thereafter, Mitch Mitchell rounded out The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Though they would only put out three official albums and last for less than three years, the band remains one of the most influential of the ’60s…

Musings On Music History: Lucille Gets Her Player, Country Gets Its Voice, and We Lose The Greatest Guitar Player On The Planet

09.16: On this day in 1925, B.B. King was born. Lucille (look it up) would never be the same. Master of the blues, virtuoso improviser on the guitar, and influencer of everyone from Clapton to Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King’s reach around the globe can never be underestimated. He is the Ambassador of…

Musings On Music History: Rock Gets A Hall, We Gain A Buddy, and The World Gets The Greatest Front Man In The History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll

09.02: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened its doors on this day in 1995 in Cleveland, Ohio, forever enshrining all that is awesome and good about rock and roll, rhythm and blues, hip-hop, country, and most other genres of which one could think. Over the years, there have been many a criticism lobbied…

Milestone Victory In Trademark And Unfair Competition Dispute With Unauthorized Hard Rock Cafe In Heidelberg, Germany

We are delighted to inform our customers of a major legal victory our company has achieved today after a legal battle over the last five years. The Supreme Court of Germany has found today that an unauthorized restaurant operating in Heidelberg, Germany under the identical name and logo Hard Rock Cafe violates our companies’ well-known…