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Posted on October 10, 2011 | Tags:

As part of an event with the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, FL,  The Script stopped by the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, located in Broward County, Florida, to provide a very special decoration for one of the treatment rooms.  The Hospital is one of the region's leading pediatric hospitals, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a child-friendly atmosphere.  For more click here. TAKE TIME TO BE KIND.

 

10.10: On this day in 1955, the first face of Van Halen, "Diamond Dave" David Lee Roth jumped into this world, running with the devil and getting hot for teacher. Man, what was either camp thinking when they broke up the Brothers Van Halen and Diamond Dave? Yeah, we don't know either. Not to dis Sammy Hagar, but, come on, there is no comparison in the Van Halen canon. And if you actually prefer Sammy over "Just a Gigolo" Dave as the frontman for Van Halen, then stop reading right now, go sit in the corner, and think about what you've done.

10.12: On this day in 1978, Sid Vicious, former bass player for The Sex Pistols, was arrested and charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, who'd died from a stab wound to the abdomen. Sid attempted suicide ten days after Spungen's death and subsequently found himself in Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric ward, where he would spend two weeks. Vicious, addicted to heroin and a "live fast, die young" punk attitude, had no memory of killing his true love and died a few months later, like so many musicians before and since, of a heroin overdose. Sadly, at the time of his death, Sid had been clean for the better part of four months, since the death of Spungen. He was celebrating his release from Riker's Island, after spending nearly two months there for an incident involving a smashed beer mug on someone's face, when a friend (some even say his own mother) suggested they get some heroin. It is still unknown who killed Spungen, as some have suggested that one of the two drug dealers to encounter the couple that night could be equally culpable.

Posted on October 07, 2011 | Tags: ,

The Hard Rock Hotel in Biloxi displayed the Pinktober "Pink Sheets" in style in the main lobby on property. For more on upcoming events and ways to help the cause click here.  TAKE TIME TO BE KIND.

 

Posted on October 07, 2011 | Tags: ,

Well, if you were at the gig you saw them. And what you saw was A.) awesome and B.) an amazing band on the rise, ready to take the indie world, then the world world. Grouplove is one of our favorite new bands. We're so happy that they stopped by Hard Rock Cafe Seattle for an intimate show. Yes, you should check out their music online, in your local record store (they still have those in some places), on MySpace, Spotify, Reverbnation, iTunes or wherever you consume music. Grouplove is worth any amount of seeking you may do. Do it.

We wanted to thank The End 107.7 for always bringing amazing talent to their End Sessions. You all rock!

Posted on October 06, 2011 | Tags: , ,

The one-and-only Mr. Alice Cooper held court at the newly opened Hard Rock Cafe Sydney recently. Was he just hanging out to have a burger and a beer? Was he checking out the Jimi Hendrix memorabilia? Did we dream it? If we did, we never want that dream to end because Alice rocks.

The real reason for Mr. Cooper's awesome presence was the release of his new album Welcome 2 My Nightmare. In case you don't know, the 2 refers to the fact that this new album is a sequel of sorts to his 1975 masterpiece Welcome To My Nightmare.

Posted on October 05, 2011 | Tags: , , ,

Hard Rock has opened some amazing Cafes in some amazing cities this year. Hard Rock Cafe Sydney opened its doors once again, after having been closed for a few years, in this truly international city. This time, though, the location is right on the water, in an incredible shopping and eating district. Hard Rock Cafe Hamburg opened in one of the great port cities in the world. Hamburg also happens to be the city where The Beatles cut their teeth playing in different clubs around town, sometimes for up to 8 hours a night. Hard Rock Cafe Hong Kong opened its doors in the Lan Kwai Fong district, famous for its nightlife scene and its people watching.

Click here to check out all of our worldwide locations. We'll see you soon!

Posted on October 05, 2011 | Tags:

In celebration of the 10th year of Mamma Mia, the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square NYC, hosted the "Rock Chick Supremo Party" in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The event helped raise needed awareness and funds to help BCRF in their mission to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.  For more click here.  TAKE TIME TO BE KIND.

Posted on October 03, 2011 | Tags: ,

Woodlands Elementary School in Longwood, FL is $10,000 richer today, thanks to a talented group of fifth-graders. The school's 5th-grade chorus won a contest sponsored by Hard Rock. The contest asked students to perform songs from 1971, the year of the company's founding. The Woodlands kids' rendition of "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony)" won the top prize.  ALL IS ONE.

 

10.03: Rock ‘n roll got an infusion of talent on October 3rd. Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), one of the greatest guitar players ever, Tommy Lee (1962), one of the greatest metal drummers ever, and Gwen Stefani (1969), one of the greatest wives of Gavin Rossdale ever, were all welcomed into the world today.

10.03: Sinead O’Connor took on the Catholic Church, and lost, apparently, when she tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II during a 1992 performance on Saturday Night Live. The singer’s popularity waned following the incident and she was booed off the stages of many performances, including Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Tribute Concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. To us, however, this does nothing to take away either the power of her voice or of the mesmerizing and haunting video for “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Watching that video still gives us chills.

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