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Hard Rock Daddy Celebrates 1st Anniversary (Part 2 of 2)

Hard Rock Daddy 1st Anniversary

On March 1, 2013, an article entitled “Enter Sandman” kicked off the official launch of  At that time, the plan for the site was to create a unique offering that would focus on hard rock music from the perspective of a modern-day dad.  Over the course of the past year, the site has evolved into a destination of choice for hard rock music fans.  In a relatively short time span, Hard Rock Daddy has amassed a tremendous international following.  As of today, the site is read in 167 countries around the world, and averages nearly 50,000 page views per month.

Although the focus of the site has shifted more towards hard rock music than fatherhood, articles like “Rock and Roll Children: Top Hard Rock Songs of 2013,” and the ongoing series Hard Rock Music Time Machine have allowed Hard Rock Daddy to stay true to the original plan of offering something unique and personal.

Each week, many Hard Rock Daddy readers look forward to the recap of the weekly Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown and corresponding YouTube playlist (which can also be found on  The archived playlists – which date back to March of 2013 – give readers the opportunity to go back and discover music at their convenience.  Not surprisingly, in an “on-demand” world, this has become one of the most popular features on the site.

Other weekly features include a recap of Billboard’s Hard Rock Album Chart and Three For Thursday.  A recap of That Metal Show is also provided on a weekly basis during each season.

Looking back at Hard Rock Daddy’s first year, numerous moments stand out for one reason or another, but the most impactful ones were as follows:

In addition to the features that readers have come to expect from Hard Rock Daddy, plans are afoot for new features to be added during the coming year.  Details of these plans will be revealed in the coming months.

Thank you to all of the Hard Rock Daddy readers around the world for helping to turn a dream into a reality.  Without all of you, none of this would have been possible!


Hard Rock Daddy Celebrates 1st Anniversary (Part 1 of 2)

Hard Rock Daddy Celebrates 1st Anniversary (Part 1 of 2)


Hard Rock Daddy 1st Anniversary

March 1, 2014 marks the first anniversary of Hard Rock Daddy.  The original intention was to have a single celebratory post, however, on this momentous day, circumstances beyond my control made the day much less about hard rock and much more about being a daddy (although the family did listen to the Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown together while driving in the car).  Since it didn’t seem right to let this day pass without acknowledging its significance, and because the day is almost over, the decision was made to turn the celebration into a 2-part article.  Please check back tomorrow for a recap of the past year and plans for the future for Hard Rock Daddy.