Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Hard Rock International launches March on Stage

The month of March will be rockin' as Hard Rock International hosts March on Stage, a global live music series featuring high-caliber iconic and emerging artists! On Tuesday, February 26th, Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, Ca. will kick off the month-long celebration in style, as Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC hosts and performs at the event, which will also feature performances by Griffin House, Sons of William, Eric Hutchinson and Emerson Hart, formerly of Tonic. The event will also celebrate the release of the latest Hard Rock Annual – a collection of music profiles which highlights 2007’s finest and the best of what’s to come. This year’s Hard Rock Annual will be distributed in the March issue of major music publications such as Rolling Stone, SPIN and Q magazines. During the event, featured Annual artist Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will be awarded with Hard Rock’s prestigious 2008 Annual Philanthropist of the Year Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution as a visible ambassador for Hard Rock, working with charities from Global Angels to Peace Games to Nordoff-Robbins throughout 2007.

In addition, guests that evening will be given the opportunity to participate in a silent auction to win various rockin’ items, including an autographed Pearl drum kit by GRAMMY® winner and legendary drummer Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Fans can also enter a raffle to win a guitar autographed by various March on Stage artists, which has been provided by Epiphone, a division of Gibson Guitar Corp.

Committed to its “Love All, Serve All” creed, Hard Rock will donate proceeds from its March on Stage events in North America to Musicians on Call – an organization founded with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities to enhance the healing process. In addition, HardRock.com will be offering a limited-edition Musicians On Call commemorative pin, with proceeds benefiting the organization.

What: Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, Ca. Hosts March on Stage

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2008
6 p.m. Red carpet arrivals
7 p.m. Performances begin

Where: Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, CA
1000 Universal Studios Blvd., Ste. 99
Universal City, CA
(818) 622-7625

Admission: $10 General admission
$35 VIP admission (Includes food & beverage, VIP seating, artist meet & greet and gift bag)
Ages 21 and older welcome
Tickets available in advance at Ticketweb.com and Hard Rock’s Rock Shop

For further details, please call Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, CA at (818) 622-7625 or visit www.hardrock.com.

About Musicians On Call (MOC)
Musicians on Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. To date, their volunteers have played for over 100,000 people. Musicians On Call continues their mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities, and their CD Pharmacies and Project Playback programs. For more information, go to www.musiciansoncall.org

About Epiphone Guitar
Epiphone fretted instruments, amplifiers, strings and accessories are known worldwide for offering the best combination of quality and value. One of Gibson’s most formidable competitors through the first half of the 20th century, Epiphone was acquired by Gibson in 1957. Headquartered in Nashville, Epiphone is part of the Gibson family of brands that includes Dobro, Valley Arts, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer.

About Hard Rock International
With 125 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 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. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.hardrock.com.

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