About Roppongi Rocks

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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.

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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

Contact:

Stefan Nilsson, Editor in Chief, Roppongi Rocks

Email: stefan.nilsson@hfcadvisory.com

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

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

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