IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER PHILANTHROPIC PARTNER VIST: HARD ROCK & WHY HUNGER VISIT THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

With one goal in mind, three Hard Rockers, who previously had not met, joined each other on a trip of a lifetime to the Dominican Republic.  Jonathan from Hard Rock Hotel Orlando, Kimberly from Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe and Candy from Hard Rock Cafe Lima, travelled to Santo Domingo from their respective cities as…

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Win a Signed Rihanna Shirt!

Rock superstar style and be entered to win a shirt signed by Rihanna herself! Upload an image of yourself wearing Rihanna’s Limited Edition Spotlight Shirt and tag #ThisIsHardRock to be entered to win. See below for entry details and good luck!    Promotion Dates: Enter to win October 1-15, 2014 [more]     Eligibility:  …

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Hard Rock Cafe Partners with the National Park Foundation to Launch Pin Series

ORLANDO, Fla., May 15, 2014 – Historic landmarks, cultural treasures and 84 million acres of spectacular scenery are making their way to Hard Rock locations across the United States! This May, Hard Rock International is honored to partner with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America’s national parks, to launch the brand’s limited-edition…

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Musings On Music History: In Which A Foo Takes Flight, Disco’s Debaucherous Home Is Destoyed, and Janis Joins Us For A Jaunt

01.14: Foo Fighters would not exist without Kurt Cobain’s self-inflicted shotgun blast. Think about it. Would Dave Grohl ever have formed Foo Fighters and gone on to front one of the biggest mainstream rock bands of the last decade? Not in its present iteration, no. Maybe not at all. Things certainly would’ve turned out differently.…

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Musings On Music History: A Plethora Of Birthdays This Week, Including A Page, A Bowie, & A King

01.08: What a few coupla days for music-related birthdays! Today, in 1935, The King himself, Mr. Elvis Aaron Presley came into this world in Tupelo, Mississippi. Joining him for a birthday today are The White Duke, David Bowie (1947), and one Mr. Robert Sylvester “R.” Kelly (1969), best known for being trapped in a closet…

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The Hard Rock Historian’s Top 10 Albums Of 2013 In Completely Random Order

Jeff Nolan, Hard Rock’s extremely eminent, insanely knowledgeable, and just downright handsome historian, has been so kind at to put together his thoughts on the year in music, 2013. And…here…we…go! __________________________________________ 2013 has come and gone, leaving a fetid stain of rehashed ‘80s synth pop, electro-disco bleatings, corporate post-grunge and pretentious Americana performed by people…

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Musings On Music History: In Which The World Loses A Singular Musical Voice, Gains An Alternative Godfather, and Witnesses A Trek Of Epic Proportions

12.31: Okay, let’s go back in the Way Back Machine. We’re going back to the early ‘80s, a time before the fandangled interweb thingamajiggy, upon which you find yourself this very second, a time when, compared to now, the music business seemed small, almost quaint. It was before the rise of alternative rock, before the…

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Musings On Music History: In Which We Say Goodbye To Way Too Many Extraordinary Musicians

12.02: Gilby Clarke joined Guns N’ Roses on this day in 1991, replacing founding member and original guitarist Izzy Stradlin, who’d left suddenly after a show in Germany, citing Axl’s erratic behavior and Slash, Matt Sorum, and Duff McKagan’s drug use (Izzy’d recently found sobriety) as the main reasons for his departure. Long way of…

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