Hard Rock | November 2011

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Posted on November 15, 2011 | Tags:

Tickets are still available to attend a very special event at the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlantic City, in support of the Southern NJ chapter of Gilda's Club.  For more information click here.



Posted on November 15, 2011 | Tags:

Show your support to help deliver the healing power of music.  Join Musicians on Call for their upcoming event on November 28th in NYC for a very special event with Chicago.

For more information about purchasing tickets or sponsorship click here.


Posted on November 14, 2011 | Tags:

11.14: On this day in 1990, Pete Townshend talked about his bisexuality in Newsweek. "I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman," he said. "And I won't be classified as just a man." He later told Rolling Stonethat while he briefly explored bisexuality, he never fully embraced it and considers himself hetero. Does it really matter, though? Maybe he is, maybe he isn't. Maybe he was just stating how he's in touch with his feminine side. Whatever. Pete, you're awesome.

11.16: On this day in 1968, Electric Ladyland, the third and, sadly, final album by Jimi Hendrix hit the top of the charts for the first week of its two week stay. A double-album full of some of Jimi's best playing and production, showcasing the breadth of his adventurous rock pedigree, from the blues-heavy "Voodoo Chile" to the amazing cover of Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" to the sprawlingly epic "1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)," we absolutely adore this album. A huge hit, Electric Ladyland became the only #1 album of his short career. Either the culmination of his considerable chops or the beginning of a new, brilliant chapter in his life, this album left many, and continues to leave many, in awe. What could have followed, we'll never know. You may speculate, but we are just grateful for Electric Ladyland.

Posted on November 11, 2011 | Tags:

For more information on the David Lynch Foundation Operation Warrior Wellness Program click here.



Armistice Day was renamed “Veterans Day”
after World War II to honor all American
veterans. 16 million men and women served in
that global conflict—nearly 10% of our
country—and I was one of them.

We’re still engaged in war, though the numbers are astoundingly different: only 1% of our nation serves in the military. In the past decade, over 6,000 men and women who serve the other 99% of us have lost their lives. Tomorrow we honor their memory, their devotion, and their sacrifice. Taps—the haunting melody—will be played in every town and every cemetery where our heroes lie. And I will cry as I always do as I hear that mournful tune.

Today, more than 2 million Americans have served or are still serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many, like me, come home confused and unsettled. They are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress.

The numbers are staggering—hundreds of thousands of young people looking for help to return to civilian life and lead a normal life. The help they now receive is extremely expensive and often ineffective: antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs, which cost $300–1,000 per month and will total some $15 billion dollars a year for the next 50–60 years.

We can do better

Operation Warrior Wellness provides the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique to veterans and their families—at less cost than a 3-month supply of drugs. TM is an effective means to overcome the anger, depression, and violent behavior caused by stress—and heal these hidden wounds of war.

For the past year I’ve travelled the country to rally support for Operation Warrior Wellness, speaking with veterans organizations, businesses and government, and the press. I frequently receive letters from veterans whose lives have been transformed by TM.

In honor of Veterans Day on 11/11/11, your donation of $11, $111, $1,111 or more will go directly to help a veteran or family member learn TM. DONATE

Thank you for your generous support,

Jerry Yellin
Co-Chair, Operation Warrior Wellness
World War II fighter pilot

“TM saved
my son’s life”

Every day mothers watch their children go off to war. Often, their sons and daughters are different upon returning home: distant, lost, angry. This is what Julia George faced when her son David returned from Iraq. In this new video, Julia opens up about watching her son reclaim his life through the TM technique.

Watch the Video

TM saved my son’s life

Donate $11 to the Operation Warrior Wellness Crowdrise campaign by 11/11 and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a Warrior Wellness gift pack, valued at $250
Donate $11 to the Operation Warrior Wellness Crowdrise campaign by 11/11 and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a Warrior Wellness gift pack, valued at $250




Posted on November 10, 2011 | Tags: ,

We just wanted to give a shoutout to Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise for hosting an extraordinary event for the local Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Halloween breakfast brought together kids and families for a fun-filled morning of costumes, good food, and great times. Check out Surfers' page on Facebook for more great photos.

Posted on November 08, 2011 | Tags: ,

To see more from the IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER launch in NYC click here.  For how you can help fight childhood hunger and poverty around the Globe click here.  ALL IS ONE.


Posted on November 07, 2011 | Tags:

11.07: On this day in 1988, John Fogerty was found not guilty of plagiarizing his 1970 single “Run Through The Jungle” with his 1988 single “Old Man Down the Road.” Let's say that again. John Fogerty was found not guilty of plagiarizing his own song. Huh? How did this even become an issue, you ask? Well, kids, we're about to drop a little litigious history on ya. You see, in 1975, in order to get out of contractual obligations with Fantasy Records, John gave up his rights to all those amazing songs he wrote during Creedence Clearwater Revival's peak years. To start off the lawsuit fun, on the Old Man Down The Road album, John included a song ("Zanz Kant Danz") aimed at the head of Fantasy Records, Saul Zaentz, about a fat pig who likes to take people's money. Zaentz sued and Fogerty changed the song and lyrics from Zanz to Vanz. Shortly thereafter, Zaentz and Fantasy filed another suit, claiming that the song "Old Man Down The Road" used the same chords as "Run Through The Jungle", with only the lyrics changed. During the trial, John took the stand, playing the instrumental versions of each song, showing the jury that each song was unique unto itself. The jury agreed.

Posted on November 04, 2011 | Tags: , ,

The Hard Rock Cafe in London hosted an incredible Pinktober event at the Natural History Museum in London, in support of the Caron Keating Foundation.  For more info on how you can help click here.  TAKE TIME TO BE KIND.

Posted on November 03, 2011 | Tags: , ,

Interscope recording artist JoJo just wrapped up a 7-city Hard Rock Cafe Pinktober tour. Shows were held in Baltimore, DC, Boston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Chicago. Each showed raised money for a local Breast Cancer research and awareness charity. In total, over $2,000 was raised in the fight against Breast Cancer. In each Hard Rock, JoJo performed an acoustic set, and then hosted a meet & greet where she took pictures and signed copies of her new single “Disaster.” Check out the video for “Disaster” from her forthcoming album at http://bit.ly/sbd0jr.


Posted on November 03, 2011 | Tags:


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