About Roppongi Rocks


Elize Ryd and Jake E of Amaranthe in Tokyo in 2015. Photo: Stefan Nilsson

Roppongi Rocks is a Tokyo-based rock music publication by entrepreneur and writer Stefan Nilsson. Here you’ll find interviews, reviews, articles and news with a focus on all sorts of rock music.

Rock Soldier nr 1Stefan started his writing career in the 1980s and has been a freelance writer for many publications in different languages around the world. One of his early articles was a KISS gig review in 1988. Among his early interviews in the late 80s/early 90s were Roger Taylor of Queen (just weeks prior to Freddie Mercury‘s death), Magnum, David Bowie‘s guitarist Mick Ronson and future Candlemass vocalist Mats Levén. In 1989-92 he published the fanzine Rock Soldier (named after the Ace Frehley song “Rock Soldiers”).


Now Stefan continues that tradition with Roppongi Rocks, Japan’s leading English-language rock magazine. Stefan grew up in Sweden and lived in London, England for over a decade before he settled in Japan in 2004. Stefan, who named his son Akira after Japanese guitar hero Akira Takasaki of Loudness, is based in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan.


Behemoth onstage in Tokyo in 2015. Photo: Stefan Nilsson

“I may name my next kid Stefan” – Graham Bonnet Band’s bassist Beth-Ami Heavenstone reacting to a Roppongi Rocks review.

Advertising/Sponsorship/Partnerships: To discuss commercial opportunities, please contact: stefan.nilsson@hfcadvisory.com

Reviews: CDs for review, band merch, press kits, etc. can be sent to the postal address below.

Roppongi Rocks is a division of HFC Advisory Group.

Stefan Nilsson with Kiss in Tokyo, March 2015

Stefan Nilsson with KISS in Tokyo, March 2015


Stefan Nilsson, Editor in Chief, Roppongi Rocks

Email: stefan.nilsson@hfcadvisory.com

Address: #301, 1-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan


Paul Allender of White Empress in Tokyo 2015. Photo: Stefan Nilsson


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