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On This Day In METAL History – September 30th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Hello my fellow Metal brethren and Rockaholics! Here are some historic happenings that occurred on September 30th, in the Metal and Hard Rock worlds, over the past many decades. Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone


01 - On this day in 1978, Aerosmith reaches #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their cover single of the Beatles classic: Come Together.

Van Halen "OU812" large album pic!

02 – On this day, in 1988, Van Halen kicked off the second leg of their tour in support of their multi-hit album OU812, at the Rupp Arena, in Lexington, KY.


03 – On this day in 1998, ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Ramones singer Joey Ramone, Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine, Joe Walsh and Matthew Sweet all made cameo appearances on The Drew Carey Show episode: In Ramada Da Vida.

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Born on this day in 1947, in the UK, was the pioneering Glam/Hard Rock legend: Marc Bolan. As a guitarist, singer and songwriter for T Rex, their 1972 single Bang A Gong, (Get It On) from the Electric Wizard album became a Top 10 hit in the US. Tragically, Marc Bolan passed away from injuries he sustained in a car accident, on September 16th, 1977.


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BLACK SABBATH – Ozzy Reveals To Metal Hammer A New Studio Album Is Planned With Rick Rubin; A Final Tour Planned For 2015

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality album logo pic!

A new BLACK SABBATH studio album and final tour for 2015! Whoa! Metal Be Thy Name! Read the entire Metal Hammer article which features Ozzy Osbourne’s revelations on such grand news, by clicking the link below:







On This Day In METAL History – September 29th…

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Here’s some really cool and historical Metal happenings that occurred on this day, September 29th, over the decades! Enjoy and… Metal Be Thy Name.


01 – On this day in 1980, the forever legendary Black Sabbath performed at Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri.

02 – On this day in 1981, Van Halen performed at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California.

03 – On this day, back in 1987, MTV announced the “Motley Cruise to Nowhere” contest. Four winners would eventually be flown to Bermuda, where they would board a private party yacht for a cruise to the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, with Heavy Metal icons Mötley Crüe.

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04 – Back in 1991, Metallica kicked off their 138 date Wherever We May Roam World Tour at the Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois.

05 – Back in 2004, Keith Moon’s five-piece drum kit, custom-made back in 1968 for The Who drummer, sold for a whopping £120,000 pounds ($215,772 – US) in London. An American collector was the buyer, setting a new world auction record for a set of drums.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




On This Day In METAL History – September 28th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: The legendary George Lynch on the cover of Guitar World (November – 1990)


01 – Back on September 28th, 1954, the legendary George Lynch was born! Happy Metal Birthday, George Lynch! This amazing guitarist was instrumental in Dokken’s skyrocketing to the top during the 80’s, with his legendary signature guitar tones and screaming solos, George Lynch gave this band an identity that has proved to be irreplaceable. During his post-Dokken years, George Lynch has worked tirelessly on a boastful Heavy Music career with his bands Lynch Mob, Souls Of We, T & N and most currently KXM.

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As reported on The Official AC/DC Site:

02 – 23 years ago on September 28th 1991, AC/DC headlined a “Monsters Of Rock” festival at Tushino Airfield in Moscow, Russia. The show unofficially became part of the “Monsters Of Rock” European tour that was taking place since the later part of August.

Just one month earlier, there was a failed coup consisting of members of the Soviet Union’s government attempt to take control from the Soviet President. The concert was assembled to take place in Moscow’s Tushino Airfield as a thank you from the Russian government, offering free admission to concert attendees. AC/DC were invited to perform just three days prior to the concert date.

The crowd in attendance is one of the largest in concert history, and certainly the largest in “Monsters Of Rock” festival history, at an incredible estimated 1.6 million. Other bands that performed that day include Metallica, The Black Crowes, Pantera, and E.S.T..


03On a much more enormously somber note: 

As reported by the Ottawa Star:

On this day in 2012, the owner of the site of the 2003 Warwick R.I., nightclub fire (sparked by “Great White’s” pyrotechnics that killed 100 people) donated the land for a permanent memorial.








On This Day In METAL History – September 27th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: The late and infinitely great Cliff Burton, appearing on the 25th Anniversary Edition Of Metal Hammer.


01 – One of the saddest days in all of music history was on this day, back in 1986. Metallica Bassist, Cliff Burton, passed away at the very young age of 24, from injuries sustained during the band’s tour bus rolling over, on a rural stretch of road in Sweden. Cliff Burton had so much more life ahead of him. I am forever thankful that I was able to witness Cliff Burton perform, live onstage. God Bless Cliff Burton and his family.

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02 – On a happier Metallica note, the band’s ninth studio album, Death Magnetic, was sitting at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, back on September 27th, 2008. I dig this Metallica album, only I wish it wasn’t so damn super polished. At least Metallica returned to what they were supposed to do in the first place and that’s to play Thrash.

03 – In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, back on September 27th, 1943, a future legend of Hard Rock was born: Randy Bachman. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, Randy Bachman! No, Randy Bachman is not a Metal musician; only his contributions to pioneering Hard Rock makes him Metal to me. As a founding member of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, (both Winnipeg bands), the Classic Hard Rock blueprints of Randy Bachman are what the roots of Heavy Music are all about.

Randy Bachman continues to perform to this day; his latest release on both CD and DVD is shown below:

Randy Bachman - Vinyl Tap Tour - Every Song Tells A Story - promo cover pic - 2014

 Randy Bachman – Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells A Story was released on August 25th, 2014.







AC/DC “Rock or Bust” – Highly Anticipated New Studio Album Releasing On December 2nd, 2014; “Play Ball” Preview Music Video Posted!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on The Official AC/DC Website:

Rock or Bust, the highly anticipated new studio album from AC/DC, will be released December 2, 2014. Featuring 11 new tracks and recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC, ‘Rock or Bust’ finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

“Rock or Bust” is the first AC/DC album in the band’s 41 year history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings. Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition, he will not be returning to the band. AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of ‘Rock or Bust’ in 2015. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on ‘Rock or Bust’ and will accompany the band on tour.

Starting September 27, Turner Sports will provide fans a sneak peek of the new track ‘Play Ball’ as part of the 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign.






JEFF LABAR – “One For The Road” Debut Album Is A MUST Buy! Commendable First Week Billboard Chart Positions!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jeff Labar - One For The Road - Billboard Charts - promo flyer-2014

Jeff LaBar’s solo debut album, One For The Road, was released back on August 26th, via Rat Pak Records. This is one Hard Rock CD I picked up on its release date and I cannot get enough of it in my system! One For The Road demonstrates the vocal, musical and songwriting talents of Jeff LaBar; from heavy hitting songs as No Strings, Asking For A Beating, One For The Road and Nightmare On My Street to the mellow acoustic instrumentals of Muse and Ode To Page. Hello Or Goodbye is a mid-tempo track, one that is musically and lyrically one of my favorite of favorites on this terrific album. Whoa!

This debut from Jeff LaBar is chock-full of Hard Rock relevance and loaded with juicy slices of how admirable Classic Rock sounds when recorded in present day! The guitar tones of Jeff LaBar are clear as day and darn fun to absorb! Jeff LaBar plays all guitars and bass, with an all-star cast of guest drummers. Cinderella fans rejoice! Classic Rock, 80’s Arena and Hard Rock fans of any generation should dig what Jeff LaBar has created on his debut. I sure have!

I declare this Jeff LaBar debut as A MUST BUY! Jeff LaBar has done good… real good… so good that his debut album landed in the Billboard charts on September 4th! Metal be thy name! Here is the Rockin’ roll-call:

* #130 Billboard Top 200

* #1 Heatseekers

* #38 Top Rock Albums

* #21 Top Indie Releases

* #14 Top Hard Rock Albums

* #110 Top Current Releases


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ROCK OUT to the video for “No Strings” below… Whoa!


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