The Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, FL partnered with Nova High School and Coral Springs High School where students donated their time to help with a special event, in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. To purchase the Ringo Starr "Peace & Love" Signature Series, which helps raise funds for Make-A-Wish, through The Lotus Foundation, click here. ALL IS ONE.
The Hard Rock Cafe in Denver will be participating in the upcoming DaVita Kidney Rock on August 6th, 2011. Proceeds from the walk will go to two nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations: Bridge of Life – DaVita Medical Missions™ and The Kidney TRUST™. To support The Hard Rock Cafe in Denver in their fundraising efforts for the cause click here. TAKE TIME TO BE KIND.
07.25: On this day in 1958, Sonic Youth frontman and lead guitar player Thurston Moore was born. Sonic Youth. One of the most unknown popular bands of all time. They rock. Pure and simple. They friggin' rock. With Moore and Kim Gordon's melding of post-punk with alternative with avant-noise, they brought a sound that continues to ring our ears and rock our world in the best of ways. Though they never achieved the chart success of many of their '80s cohorts, they are still killing stages today, putting out head-turning albums, and generally just being genuine rockers.
The Hard Rock Cafe in DC hosted a very special "Pindependence" event, in support of the Flight 93 Memorial Fund. Pin collectors, local businesses, partners and friends all joined together to help make this year's event the most successful to date, and helped raise funds for this important cause. For more click here. ALL IS ONE
The Hard Rock Cafe in St Louis helped Make-A-Wish come true for 4 year old Jacob. To learn more click here. To support the Hard Rock "Signature Series" program, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation click here. ALL IS ONE.
Saturday, July 16, the Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood FL participated in the opening ceremonies at the new Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. and was honored to have a room dedicated to the Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood FL on the Pediatric Oncology floor. It took 3+ years to raise the needed funds for the Memorial Healthcare system. our Hard Rock team cherishes every moment spent at the hospital and in the local community.
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07.18: This day in 1953 saw one of the greatest performers of all time record his first songs, which he paid for himself ($3.98, thank you very much), when an 18-year-old Elvis Presley walked through the doors of Sun Records (née Memphis Recording Service) and laid down the tracks for two songs, "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" and "My Happiness," that were, supposedly, recorded for his beloved mom. Sam Phillips' assistant took note of the young singer, suggesting to her boss that Elvis might be the voice of the new sound Sam was looking to foist upon white teens. That is, rock and roll, an entirely new genre back then, up to that time only performed by African-American musicians and singers. It took a good year from the time Elvis recorded that first vanity record until he quit his job as a truck driver to pursue singing full-time, but that first record began a ride that wouldn't end until his death in 1977. Long live the King!
Florence + The Machine, ascendant and soulful British rock band, graced the intimate stage at Hard Rock Cafe Boston for a very, very lucky group of loyal radio listeners. Who said radio is dead? When you can win tickets to a show like this, with only about 100 people in attendance, we'd listen to the radio 24/7 for a year. Well, that may be a bit of hyperbole, but Florence + The Machine really would be worth it. We just wanted to share a few photos from the show, in case, like most of us, you weren't there. For the ones who were there, just keep it to yourself.
The World Wish Day Celebrations were all that and more for wish child Zulhilmi, at an event at the Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur. Click here to find out more. ALL IS ONE.
Hard Rock Calling 2011 Day 1: The Killers Storm Hyde Park
Click here to see a bunch of pics from Day 1.
Despite the rain and the cold, the first day of Hard Rock Calling 2011 showed all in attendance the real meaning of rock. That is, that no matter what is going on around you, an incredible music festival will help you forget about everything else, will transport you to a magical land where everything is awesome and there is only music and good times. Yeah, it was that good.