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September 9, 1998

On October 27 Hard Rock Records Releases Two New CollectionsWith "Hard Rock Cafe: Party Classics" And"Hard Rock Cafe: Modern Blues"

Hard Rock Records, the joint-venture label formed by RhinoRecords and Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc., has announced the releaseof HARD ROCK CAFE: PARTY CLASSICS and HARD ROCK CAFE: MODERN BLUES. Thelatest installments of this highly successful series hit the streets onOctober 27.

Featured on both releases is a superstar line up of hit tracks that definethe genre. Additionally, the first 100,000 CDs will include a coupon for afree souvenir (with purchase of Hard Rock Cafe merchandise) redeemable atany domestic Hard Rock Cafe location. Both PARTY CLASSICS and MODERN BLUESwill be sold at retail outlets nationwide, through Rhino Direct at1-800-432-0020 and via U.S. Hard Rock Cafes.

Anyone who turned on a radio, went to a bar, or passed though a frat housein the 1970s or '80s will recognize the high-energy hits on HARD ROCK CAFE:PARTY CLASSICS. Ten of the 16 tracks made the Billboard Top 10 between1971 and 1988, including such turn-it-up tunes as Robert Palmer's "AddictedTo Love," Foreigner's "Hot Blooded," Tone Loc's "Wild Thing," Bad Company's"Can't Get Enough," and Sweet's "Fox On The Run." Three Dog Night vocalistChuck Negron (whose "Joy To The World" is the earliest song featured)penned the introduction.

HARD ROCK CAFE: MODERN BLUES is a veritable who's who of blues from thelast 30 years beginning with the mid-'60s blues boom sounds of the PaulButterfield Blues Band to the blues-rock of Cream and The Allman BrothersBand to veteran guitarists B.B. King and Buddy Guy. Blues has grown inpopularity in the past two decades, and this release features modern bluesfavorites such as Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Robert Cray - allof whom have sold millions of records in the last decade. Recent sidesfrom Storyville, Joe Louis Walker, and phenom Kenny Wayne Shepherd bringthe CD right up to date.

Other Hard Rock Records releases include HARD ROCK CAFE: CLASSIC ROCK, HARDROCK CAFE: NEW WAVE, HARD ROCK CAFE: SURF and HARD ROCK CAFE: '80s HEAVYMETAL.

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