2008 Hard Rock Annual runs in Rolling Stone, Spin

Featuring just-post-pubescent pop-throbs Paramore on its cover and some of the best copy, photography and design in the whole world of rock criticism, the third annual Hard Rock Annual arrived in subscriber mailboxes in mid-February bound into copies of Rolling Stone and Spin.

Engineered to start arguments, inspire musical exploration and generally connect the Hard Rock brand to the rock of today, the Annual ignited its first controversy even before subscription copies were mailed, when one artist, receiving his or her preview edition, wasn’t entirely sure if the (admittedly over-written) verbiage inside was indeed positive.