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Posted on April 29, 2011 | Tags: , ,

Ya know, we say it all the time, but we mean it every time we say it: There's always something going on at Hard Rock! Believe it. Why, just recently, a couple lads from some band called Duran Duran (heard of 'em?) stopped by Hard Rock Cafe Denver for a nosh, a pint, and to totally rock out some very, very lucky people.

Posted on April 29, 2011 | Tags: ,
Rosco Bandana, Stefany June, Gugun Blues Shelter and IAMWE Win Global Battle of the Bands Competition

Orlando, Fla., April 28, 2011 – Hard Rock called and fans answered, with votes cast from around the world in Hard Rock’s first global Battle of the Bands competition! As a direct result of online fan voting, Rosco Bandana of Hard Rock Cafe Biloxi, Stefany June of Hard Rock Cafe Cologne, Gugun Blues Shelter of Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta and IAMWE of Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix will officially join the lineup at Hard Rock Calling 2011 in London’s Hyde Park – one of the world’s most-anticipated concert events. With thousands of fans and top headliners, including The Killers, Bon Jovi and Rod Stewart, Hard Rock Calling 2011 is the chance of a lifetime for these emerging bands to gain exposure and showcase their talent in front of today’s most iconic artists.

Posted on April 29, 2011 | Tags: , , ,

Happy World Wish Day!

17-year old Alexx Kipp loves playing the drums. Always has. He's been playing since he was 8, jamming along while his dad played guitar, jamming alongside the Beatles tunes he loves. The playing proved to be therapy for Alexx during round after round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for a brain tumor. Unlike a lot of kids his age, Alexx just needed something to take his mind off of all the hospital visits and doctor appointments. Alexx also had a wish to one day meet his drumming hero, one Mr. Richard Starkey or, as the world at large may know him better, Ringo Starr. Well, that wish came true today, thanks to the amazing Make-A-Wish Foundation and Hard Rock International.

Posted on April 19, 2011 | Tags: ,
Newest Hard Rock Cafe Opens in Lan Kwai Fong

Orlando, Fla., April 18, 2011 – Hard Rock International today announced it has opened its newest cafe location at the heart of the “Pearl of the Orient” where East meets West. Hard Rock Cafe Hong Kong is conveniently located at Lan Kwai Fong Hotel in downtown’s Lan Kwai Fong Central, famous for its nightlife scene and people-watching. The new Hard Rock Cafe Hong Kong is sure to be a must-see destination for visitors and locals alike. 

The approximately 400-square-meter cafe includes seating for 120, a vibrant bar, a live music area and Rock Shop, featuring Hard Rock’s limited-edition merchandise.  Memorabilia from Hard Rock’s iconic collection adorns the walls of Hard Rock Cafe Hong Kong, including items from many of the world’s most beloved and recognizable musicians, as well as contemporary artists with local ties. Key memorabilia items are now on display, from signed sheet music and a sequined outfit worn by Mandarin pop princess A-Mei Chang, to a Gibson Sunburst guitar used by Slash of Guns ‘N’ Roses, to a custom-made beaded stage outfit worn by Shakira during her last world tour.

Posted on April 06, 2011 | Tags: , , ,
Ringo Starr Signature Series to Help Grant Wishes to Children Worldwide

Orlando, Fla., April 1, 2011 – Wish upon a rock Starr!  Legendary Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr is joining forces with Hard Rock International to make wishes come true for children worldwide.  Available in stores now, Hard Rock is offering the limited-edition Ringo Starr Signature Series: Edition 28, designed by the legendary rocker himself, featuring his own original artwork.  Fifteen percent of the purchase price from the Ringo Starr Signature Series will be donated to Starr’s charity The Lotus Foundation to directly benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

How great is this?! Together we can spread a message of Peace & Love and at the same time help kids around the world,” said Ringo Starr. “I’d like to thank the Hard Rock for making this possible and Make-A-Wish Foundation for the great work they do. Make today ‘Make-A-Wish® T-shirt day!’”

Posted on April 05, 2011 | Tags: , ,

St. Maarten, often referred to as the crossroads of the Caribbean, provides vacationers the opportunity to enjoy three distinct cultures on one island. Dutch, French, and native cultures combine to form one incredible lifestyle, one astonishingly beautiful island. With dozens of beaches and lagoons, luxury hotels, and elegant villas, St. Maarten is a destination vacation for people the world over.

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