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Keep on rocking

  • Keep on rocking

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Jakarta   /   Sun, June 26 2011   /  08:00 am

In order to have a musical career spanning four decades, you need God’s blessing. The Hard Rock Café and God Bless both have one, and they celebrate it together.
Donny Fatah (from left),Yaya Moektio and Achmad Albar perform at Hard Rock Café. Courtesy of Hard Rock CaféIt was a hell of night for the clusters of middle-aged executives. They left their suits at home, cleared out their late-night business appointments and found themselves in the heart of the city. Their agenda: the Hard Rock Café’s global 40th anniversary with legendary rock band God Bless.

The five-piece band still has the same stunning ability to kick some ass with their classic rock music. Vocalist Ahmad Albar, now 65 years old, still looks like a hungry wolf. His prime vocal control kept him in good shape for the two-hour set, with more than 15 songs on the set list. Of course, it goes without saying th...