I hate to seem like I’m piling on, but holy moly is this whole Fyre Festival debacle insane or what?
So I went and saw Dinosaur Jr. a couple nights ago. Holy moly is J Mascis ever a badass.
With the recent unveiling of this year’s Warped Tour line-up, old school punk is again in the air as California legends The Adolescents, The Dickies and T.S.O.L are heading out with bands that weren’t even born when they put California punk on the map in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s. Inspired by the music coming out of New York and the UK, something happened to punk when it reached the Pacific Ocean.
When an artist achieves fame while still in their teens, it usually spells doom for any hope of a long-lasting career in the fickle world of popular music. One big hit and then they disappear as soon as the cuteness factor wanes. Michelle Branch has been a very conspicuous exception to this rule; which is why her career has been so fascinating to watch over the last 16 years.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Anyone who has ever sketched the KISS letters in a school notebook or safety-pinned a Ramones patch onto the back of their jacket knows that a great band logo resonates with fans and reveals their love for those artists.
Elvis wasn’t even close. Chuck Berry wrote the libretto for the opera that is the life of the teenager and in the process changed the face of modern culture.
Our man in Vegas – Jason Lent – runs down his nominees for the ten greatest soundtrack albums of all time. RPM editor Jeff Nolan provides the rebuttal. Enjoy…
We’ve all been there… someone you trust enthuses about a contemporary album while you’re having beers in your local pub (“Dude, you’ve never heard of them?”), but you forget to check them out. That’s why RPM’s man in Paris – Guillaume LaFon – put together a list of five albums you probably missed for your cranking pleasure. Hell, we even included handy-dandy links to make this truly effortless. We live to serve. You’re welcome.
With their Motown-influenced blend of pop and soul, Los Angeles-based duo Electric Guest are the perfect group to be featured in Hard Rock Cafes worldwide as our Artist of the Month for March 2017.
From time to time, some of our more passionate guests will get worked-up over certain pieces of memorabilia in our collection and try to take us to task over them. Usually, this stems from someone assuming that a joint called the Hard Rock should exclusively display memorabilia that fits into their personal definition of what “hard rock” music is.