The fact that you’re reading this magazine now that HRH Sleaze IV, HRH Prog X and HRH Goth have made their triumphant return, (with HRH Punk II imminent!) is in itself an incredible milestone for everyone connected with the HRH family – bands, venues, staff, press, and most importantly YOU THE FANS are BACK – back to festivals, back to gigs, back to experiencing rock music the way it was meant to be enjoyed – live, up close and personal.
It really does feel great to be back, and while there is still a little trepidation with live settings perhaps, and we all have to be sensible – any misgivings are overwhelmed by a sense of relief that the music scene is getting back on its feet and – dare I say it – some form of normality.
It’s been the most challenging 18 months ever for the sector, with trials and tribulations that have tested us all. But HRH is back – live gigs are back – festivals are back. Long may it last.
In this issue we have the living legend that is Dee Snider who reiterates that rock music is very much alive and kicking, the whirlwind that is Greta Van Fleet, we also chat to Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Benji Webbe of Skindred, metal legends Fear Factory, the prog legends Steve Hackett and Carl Palmer, blues icon Derek Trucks, rising theatrical metallers Ward XVI and many many more. There really is something for everyone.
But let’s get back to the here and now – this issue of HRH Mag marks the return of HRH, on stage and off – a community of like-minded people like no other.