Musings On Music History: Marky Mark’s Bad Vibrations, Eddie Van Halen’s Awesomeness, and Otis Redding’s Incomparable Art

01.23: On this day in 1953, Robin Zander, lead singer of the cheapest trick in all the land, Cheap Trick, was born. Actually, they’re not that cheap. They owned the airwaves in 1979, with their still very catchy, and somewhat pleading, song “I Want You To Want Me.” You’ve heard it, you know it, you…


A Toast to Freedom!

Anti-Flag Raises a Toast to Freedom. Progressive punk rock icons Anti-Flag have joined forces with Art For Amnesty to release an electrifying version of “Toast To Freedom,” the now-classic commemorative song written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International.  ALL IS ONE.

Hard Rock International Submits Application to Develop Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England

World-class development will create iconic and authentic destination resort property and enhance the area’s event and exhibition industry Unique organizations with strong legacy of philanthropy, entertainment and tourism Major economic program to drive revenue, jobs and impact throughout Western Massachusetts region Orlando, Fla. Jan. 11, 2013 — Hard Rock International – owner of one of…


Musings On Music History: In Which We Are Joined By Many A Musician, Not The Least Of Whom Is Probably A Guitar-Wielding Super Being

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…


Musings On Music History: Def Leppard Goes Through Some Changes, We Lose A Music Giant, and The Sex Pistols Trek Across America

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…


Hard Rock International Pays Tribute To Loyal Fans Around The World With Launch Of Hard Rock Rewards™

Hard Rock International Opens Enrollment for New Global Loyalty Program Orlando, Fla. – Hard Rock International – known as one of the world’s most iconic and beloved brands – today announced the launch of its new global loyalty program, Hard Rock Rewards™, a unified guest affinity program allowing customers to earn points redeemable for rewards…