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Posted on February 27, 2006 | Tags:
Orlando, Fla., February 27, 2006 Hard Rock International, one of the world's most recognizable brands known for dining, rock music, memorabilia and entertainment, has announced the opening of the Hard Rock Bar in Malta. The world's newest Hard Rock location will opens its doors at the Valletta Waterfront on March 1, 2006.

Located at Grand Harbour's Cruise Terminal in the heart of Valletta, the 140-seat Hard Rock Bar will offer mouthwatering cocktails, great American fare, quality service, memorabilia and the rock 'n' roll atmosphere that has made Hard Rock world-famous. Hard Rock Bar Malta will also feature a Rock Shop with authentic Hard Rock merchandise, as well as an area for special events and live music. Furthermore, the bar will have a unique outdoor terrace, where guests can host private parties, while overlooking the Grand Harbour.

The new Malta bar will offer a variety of delicious cocktails from an incredibly well-stocked bar, including rock-star inspired drinks, such as the Red Rocker, made with Cabo Wabo Tequila, and the Mighty Mango Mary, featuring Joe Perry's Mango Tango hot sauce, mixed and served by the stellar bar staff. Guests will also be able to enjoy favorites from Hard Rock Cafe's famous menu, including the Legendary Burger, Homemade Nachos and the Classic French Dip Sandwich.

"Valletta is the most vibrant city on the Maltese Islands and boasts a diverse culture and rich music history," said Hamish Dodds, president and CEO, Hard Rock International. "The area is constantly roaring with energy, whether conducting business during the day or enjoying the entertainment scene at night, which is ideal for the Hard Rock brand."

The new Hard Rock Bar in Malta will be further enhanced by several hand-picked pieces of music memorabilia from the company's unparalleled collection, including items representing contemporary stars such as Fiona Apple as well as items from rock legends The Beatles, KISS and Tom Petty. Other notable pieces of memorabilia on display at Hard Rock Bar Malta include a bass guitar played by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the boots worn by Annie Lennox during the Eurythmics' 1986 "Revenge" tour.

About Hard Rock International
With 122 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and 13 Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in more than 42 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally-recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by The Rank Group Plc (RNK.L). For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.hardrock.com.
Posted on February 23, 2006 | Tags:
Hard Rock Live Orlando Installs New, State-of-the-Art L-ACOUSTICS Loudspeaker System
ORLANDO, Fla., February 23, 2006 - Hard Rock International, world-renowned for providing authentic rock experiences, has "amp-ed up" Hard Rock Live Orlando with the recent installation of the new KUDO line source array system by L-ACOUSTICS, designed to provide state-of-art sound quality and sonic performance.

Hard Rock Live Orlando, the 140,000-square-foot live concert venue, also known as the "Coliseum of Rock," has chosen L-ACOUSTICS' KUDO to further enhance the quality of its loudspeaker system, utilizing the latest in sound technology. Twin nine-box hangs of KUDOs border the stage of the 3,000-capacity venue, each accompanied by four subwoofers, providing a single point source for the entire bandwidth of sound.

Additionally, several eight-inch, two-way coaxial speakers are set on the lip of the stage, along with a total of four loudspeakers, which are installed to provide balcony and under-balcony fill at the rear of the room. The whole system, installed by local systems integrator, TechnoMedia Solutions, is impressively powered by over 100,000 watts of amplification.

"Hard Rock Live features top national, international and popular local artists of all genres, from legendary and contemporary artists, such as Velvet Revolver, Weezer and Kanye West, to high-profile comedians," said Tony Sarcomo, director of operations, Hard Rock International. "With KUDOs, the sound at each event is so clear that no matter where fans are in the venue, they have the best seat in the house."

Since L-ACOUSTICS' KUDO system has been installed, Hard Rock Live Orlando has hosted a variety of acclaimed acts with great success, including Sir Elton John, The Black Crowes, Audioslave, Keith Urban and more. Upcoming shows also include The Moody Blues, Willie Nelson, KORN and The Go-Go's.

About L-ACOUSTICS
L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept, the company has received numerous accolades for its V-DOSC, dV-DOSC, KUDO, ARCS, MTD, XT and various subwoofer loudspeaker systems. L-ACOUSTICS products for the North American market are manufactured and distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.

About Hard Rock International
With 122 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and 13 Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in more than 42 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally-recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by The Rank Group Plc (RNK.L). For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.hardrock.com.
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