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On This Day In METAL History – February 26th… Whoa!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Grand Funk Railroad - Footstompin Music - Mexican 45rpm cover sleeve - 1972

On February 26th, 1972 – The Midwest’s very own Grand Funk Railroad had their hit single, Footstompin’ Music, placed at #29, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Pictured above is the (Mexican version) cover sleeve for the 7″ record.

Judas Priest - Point Of Entry - promo cover pic

On this day in 1981 – The seventh studio album from the amazing Judas Priest, Point Of Entry, was released. This album features the Metal classics: Hot Rockin’ and Heading Out To The Higway. I always really liked this Judas Priest album, regardless of it being sort of ignored by some.

Sammy Hagar - Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy - 45rpm cover sleeve - #1993MOSHTLB

On February 26th, 1983Sammy Hagar aka The Red Rocker had his hit single, Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy, sitting at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Sammy Hagar’s 1982 studio album: Three Lock Box. Pictured above is the cover sleeve for the 45rpm single.

KISS - Hiroshima Japan - promo flyer band pic band logo - 2015 - #33KMOJT5

On this day in 2015This day in KISSTORY – The iconic KISS performed at the Hiroshima Sun Plaza, in Hiroshima, Japan. Whoa!

Foreigner - The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More - promo cover pic - 2014

On February 26th, 2015The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More has broken into the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart! This live album debuts at #161. Long live Foreigner! This new Foreigner album was released on December 16th, 2014.

Nickelback - No Fixed Address - promo album cover pic - #201417

On this day in 2015Nickelback show’s their perseverance by remaining on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, moving backwards a bit to #109, with their No Fixed Address studio album. This album has spent 14 consecutive weeks on this chart.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Fats Domino - Greatest Hits - promo album cover pic - #777FDMO0226

FATS DOMINO

On February 26th, 1928, the legendary Fats Domino was born in Louisiana. Happy Birthday, Fats Domino! Whoa! Fats Domino is a Rock ‘N’ Roll pioneer, as a pianist, singer and songwriter. Fats Domino is world-famous for dozens of hit songs; with such timeless Rock ‘N’ Roll classics as: Ain’t That A Shame, Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday, I’m Walkin’, The Big Beat, I hear You Knocking and so many more.

Fats Domino was awarded the National Medal Of Arts, from President Bill Clinton.

Fats Domino lost all of his personal possessions and his home was wrecked by Hurricane Katrina, back in August of 2005.

* Fats Domino was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, back in 1986.

Here’s to many more birthdays, Fats Domino! Long live Fats Domino!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, JOHNNY CASH.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

MUSICIANS PAY TRIBUTE TO JIMI JAMISON AND FERGIE FREDERIKSEN WITH A SPECIAL, LIMITED EDITION RELEASE AT THE FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL II

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, melodic rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Torch - The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen - promo CD cover pic - #2015JJFFMOF

Frontiers Music SRL is honored to present a special tribute album conceived by iconic Grammy Award winner and founding member of Ides of March, Survivor and Pride of Lions, Jim Peterik, featuring an impressive array of guest musicians. The CD, titled “Torch: The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen”, will be limited to 500 copies, to be sold exclusively at the Frontiers Rock Festival II, held at the LIVE MUSIC CLUB in Trezzo sull’Adda in Milan, Italy on April 11 and 12th, 2015.

Just as the musical influence of Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen (of Le Roux, Angel, Toto, Frederiksen /Phillips, Mecca and Frederiksen/Denander) and Jimi Jamison (of Target, Cobra and Survivor) reverberated inside the melodic rock community, news of their passing within months of one another in 2014 sent waves of disbelief and sorrow throughout the brotherhood of singers, songwriters and musicians who had been touched by their talent and their spirit. The loss so profoundly impacted Peterik’s core that it was difficult at first to imagine a universe in which their lights no longer shined. After filtering his grief through the cathartic process of songwriting, Jim found solace by gathering a group of mutual friends to commemorate their departed comrades the only way they knew how – with music.

Torch - The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen - promo CD cover pic - #2015JJFFMOF

Peterik recently produced and co-wrote the debut album “Risk Everything” to introduce the world to the stunning, 5-octave tenor of singer Marc Scherer, who will appear onstage with headliners Pride of Lions at the Frontiers Rock Festival II. Scherer is a featured performer on Torch: The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen, along with stars like Dave Bickler of Survivor, Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger, Bill Champlin of Chicago, David Pack from Ambrosia, Mike Reno of Loverboy, Bobby Kimball of Toto, Bruce Gaitsch of Chicago, Alessandro Del Vecchio of Hardline and Ricky Phillips of Styx.

As Peterik explains, ‘Hopefully, these songs and heartfelt performances will bring healing to all those suffering losses in their lives, as well as serve as a celebration of life itself.’

The album is comprised of four new songs and six alternate versions of previously recorded numbers, (never before heard in Europe), along with seven classics distilled from Jimi and Fergie’s most recent releases on the Frontiers label.

Passionate and intensely personal, this collection speaks to the heart of anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Torch: the Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen [Fergie Frederiksen (Official Fan Page)] resists the temptation to wallow in sadness, choosing instead to joyously celebrate two beautiful souls who made the world a better place through the transcendent, healing power of song.

Please enjoy an EPK trailer of the album below:

Tracklist:

1.) The Music Remembers (A new song featuring Lars Säfsund and Robert Säll of Work of Art)

2.) Heaven Passes the Torch (A new song featuring Marc Scherer, Mike Reno, Bobby Kimball Official Facebook, Bill Champlin and Jim Peterik’s Official Page)

3.) Never Too Late (Taken from the Jimi Jamison album by the same name)

4.) I’ll Be the One (Taken from the Fergie Frederiksen album, Any Given Moment)

5.) Crossroads Moment (Torch Remix) (Previously unreleased – Original version included on the Jimi Jamison album by the same name)

6.) Follow Your Heart (From the Fergie Frederiksen album, Happiness is the Road)

7.) Heaven on Earth (From the Pride of Lions album, The Roaring of Dreams)

8.) Never Enough (A new song, featuring David Pack, formerly of Ambrosia)

9.) Last Battle of My War – Fergie and Friends Version – (Previously unreleased; featuring Bill Champlin, Alessandro Del Vecchio, Bruce Gaitsch, Ricky Phillips and Jim Peterik. Original version was included on the Fergie Frederiksen album, Any Given Moment)

10.) As Is – Treasure Beneath the Tears Mix (Previously unreleased; original version was included on the Jimi Jamison album, Crossroads Moment)

11.) Happiness is the Road (From the Fergie Frederiksen album of the same name)

12.) You’re in Our Hearts (A new song featuring Marc Scherer)

13.) Long Road Home (From the album World Stage, featuring Jim Peterik and Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger)

14.) Alive (Original European Bonus Track from the Jimi Jamison album, Crossroads Moment)

15.) When the Battle is Over (From the Fergie Frederiksen album, Any Given Moment)

16.) Streets of Heaven (Original Japanese Bonus Track from the Jimi Jamison album, Crossroads Moment)

17.) Ever Since the World Began (Previously unreleased version, featuring Dave Bickler)

Web links:

www.facebook.com/officialjimpeterik www.frontiersrockfestival.com

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Source: Frontiers Music SRL

Frontiers Music SRL - logo - #2014FM

Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

REST IN PEACE, JIMI JAMISON.

REST IN PEACE, FERGIE FREDERIKSEN.

Stone.

WHITESNAKE – “The Purple Album” First New Studio Album In Four Years, Releasing On May 19th, via Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Whitesnake - The Purple Album - promo album cover pic - #2015WSMO

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(February 25th, 2015 – New York, NY) – Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon in a deluxe edition format ( http://geni.us/WSPurpleDLXamz ) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a Behind The Scenes featurette on the recording of the album. A standard edition and a double LP vinyl format will be available in the near future. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” states Coverdale. “As I said to Ritchie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The University of Deep Purple was an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert!”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn,” to album closer “Stormbringer,” Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake lineup featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums. A video for the first single “Stormbringer” can be seen below:

Whitesnake was formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as “Slide It In,” “Here I Go Again,” “Still Of The Night” and “Is This Love.” Whitesnake will hit the road this summer on a headlining world tour.

http://whitesnake.com/WS2013/features/purplealbum/index.php  has more information regarding the upcoming tour dates as well as links to purchase tickets.

Whitesnake - The Purple Album - promo album cover pic - #2015WSMO

THE PURPLE ALBUM – Track Listing:

  1. Burn
  1. You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)
  1. Love Child
  1. Sail Away
  1. The Gypsy
  1. Lady Double Dealer
  1. Mistreated
  1. Holy Man
  1. Might Just Take Your Life
  1. You Keep On Moving
  1. Soldier Of Fortune
  1. Lay Down Stay Down
  1. Stormbringer

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks

  1. Lady Luck
  1. Comin’ Home

DVD Content:

Lady Double Dealer – Music Video

Sail Away – Mix Music Video

Stormbringer – Music Video

Soldier Of Fortune – Music Video

Purple Album Behind The Scenes

Purple Album EPK

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Source: Frontiers Music SRL

Frontiers Music SRL - logo - #2014FM

Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DAVID COVERDALE.

LONG LIVE WHITESNAKE.

LONG LIVE DEEP PURPLE.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – February 25th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Van Halen - Jump - 45rpm - promo pic - #1984VHMO0225

On February 25th, 1984Van Halen enjoys seeing their first #1 hit, Jump, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Van Halen’s sixth studio album released back in 1984: MCMLXXXIV or 1984.

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On this day in 2003 – The mighty Scorpions performed at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Slayer - large logo - red - black - white

On February 25th, 2013 – The incredible SLAYER performed at Big Top Luna Park in Sydney, Australia. The great Gary Holt played guitar in place of the late/legendary Jeff Hanneman and Jon Dette was the drummer.

ACDC - Thunderstruck - picture disc - #3377145MOACDC

On this day in 2015AC/DC has their hit, Thunderstruck, sitting at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Digital Songs Chart. This song was originally released back in September of 1990! Whoa, man! Thunderstruck is featured on AC/DC’s 1990 studio album: The Razors Edge. Shown above is the 10″ AC/DC Thunderstruck two song picture disc.

ACDC - Rock Or Bust - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #12

On February 25th, 2015AC/DC has their new studio album, Rock Or Bust, at #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart. This is the second week in a row Rock Or Bust is sitting at #1 and has spent 11 consecutive weeks on this chart. Metal be thy name!

The Pretty Reckless - Going To Hell - promo cover - 2014

On this day in 2015The Pretty Reckless have their second studio album, Going To Hell, resting at #11 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart. Going To Hell peaked at #1 on this chart, where it has spent 47 whopping weeks as well! Whoa!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Ric Flair - Nature Boy - DVD promo cover pic - #77RFMO0225

“NATURE BOY” RIC FLAIR

On February 25th, 1949, Ric Flair aka “Nature Boy” was born, in Tennessee. Happy Birthday, Ric Flair! WOOOOOO! Ric Flair is a 16 time World Heavyweight Champion; the most decorated champion in history! From the NWA, NWO, WCW to TNA and the WWE, Ric Flair has conquered the best! Ric Flair has also survived being struck by lightning… twice!

Ric Flair is a two-time inductee in the WWE Hall Of Fame, once as an individual wrestler and the second time with The Four Horseman. Ric Flair’s signature move is the figure-four leglock. Ric Flair is also my favorite Pro Wrestler of all-time! Ric Flair is… Metal. Long live Ric Flair and… Metal be thy name!

Ric Flair - 2006 Topps Heritage - Trading Card promo pic - #33RF77MO

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, GEORGE HARRISON.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – February 24th – A Special Led Zeppelin Edition!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Classic Logo - band symbols - #2015RPJP

On February 24th, 1969 – The exceptional Led Zeppelin performed at Club Lafayette, in Wolverhampton, UK. The late and great John Bonham had booked the Club Lafayette for his wife’s (Pat) 21st birthday party. Led Zeppelin took to the stage and performed before the packed house full of friends and family.

Led Zeppelin "Physical Graffiti" large promo album pic

On this day in 1975 – The sixth studio album from the iconic Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti, was released. This magnificent album is certified Platinum 16x, in the USA. This album was also released on Led Zeppelin’s new Swan Song label.

Led Zeppelin - IV - promo album cover pic - #1971JPRP

On February 24th, 1999Led Zeppelin IV is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame. This seminal studio album was released back in November of 1971 and features such Led Zeppelin classics as: Stairway To Heaven, Black Dog, Rock and Roll, Misty Mountain Hop and When The Levee Breaks.

Led Zeppelin - MOJO - magazine cover feature - February 24 - 2015 - #777LZJBMO

On this day in 2015MOJO magazine (issue 257) releases their Led Zeppelin/Physical Graffiti issue to the world. This issue of MOJO also contains a free CD: Physical Graffiti Redrawn. Cover versions of Physical Graffiti songs are featured on this CD, from such artists as: Blackberry Smoke, White Denim, Syd Arthur and more.

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti - Deluxe CD Edition - #2015JPLZMO33

On February 24th, 2015Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti Deluxe Edition is released exactly 40 years to the day after its debut! Produced and remastered by the great Jimmy Page, this is undoubtedly a Led Zeppelin studio album to celebrate.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF LED ZEPPELIN.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – February 22nd… From S.W.A.T. To Lynch Mob

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, history, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Grand Funk Railroad - Some Kind Of Wonderful - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #1976MO

On February 22nd, 1975 – Michigan’s Grand Funk Railroad had their hit song, Some Kind Of Wonderful, sitting at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

SWAT - Rhythm Heritage - promo 45rpm pic - #1976MO33

Above: A 45rpm cover sleeve for the S.W.A.T. theme song. It appears that the cover sleeve has Spanish spelling on it too.

On this day in 1976 – The instrumental theme song from the television series S.W.A.T. was a current hit. This song was written by Barry De Vorzon and performed by Rhythm Heritage. I was 10 years old in 1976 and this S.W.A.T. song would psyche-me-out beyond belief! I never missed an episode of S.W.A.T., back in the day either. Get this: My mother (God rest her immensely loving soul) would not allow me to watch Hawaii Five-O and gave the o.k. for me to watch S.W.A.T.; those were good times growing up that will always makes me chuckle.

You gotta remember, this television series was on before every major metropolis, city, town and small village in America had their own S.W.A.T. team at the ready. Nowadays, S.W.A.T. teams are as common as sliced bread. I suppose that’s not a bad thing, in case of an evil Reptilian Alien invasion.

To this day I don’t consider this S.W.A.T. theme  a Disco song. C’mon, now. I’m telling you, man, I felt invincible when I heard this song. I still kinda get those same super hero feelings when I hear this song to this day; therefore, the theme song from S.W.A.T. is… METAL. And I’m a nerd.

Lynch Mob - Winter Tour 2014 - promo tour flyer - #2014LMMO3377

On February 22nd, 2014 – Led by legendary guitarist George Lynch, the famed Lynch Mob performed at M15 in Corona, California, USA. Did you also know that Lynch Mob kicks 100%, potent and undisputed Hard Rock ass?

Journey Greatest Hits - promo album cover - #336SPNS

On this day in 2015Journey’s Greatest Hits is resting at #66 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, moving up 6 places from last week. This album has peaked at #10, while spending 343 weeks on this same chart. Unbelievable! Journey rules.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

AMERICA’S FIRST PRESIDENT

GEORGE WASHINGTON

George Washington - promo photo - quote - #2015GWMO330222

President George Washington was born on February 22nd, 1732. George Washington is… Metal.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – February 21st… Whoa!

Posted in Metal, Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock with tags , , , , on February 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

ACDC - Back In Black - 45rpm - promo pic - #1981ACDCMO37

On February 21st, 1981AC/DC’s outstanding and timeless song, Back In Black, was sitting at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This would be the peak position number for this AC/DC song as well.

Def Leppard "Pyromania" large promo album pic! #2

On this day in 1983 – The legendary Def Leppard performed at the Apollo Theatre in Manchester, England. The all-female Heavy Metal group, Rock Goddess, was the supporting band. This was one of many dates on Def Leppard’s Pyromania Tour. Def Leppard’s third studio album, Pyromania, was released in January of 1983, via Mercury Records in the USA.

Motorhead - promo group pic - #10

On February 21st, 2012 – The mighty Motörhead performed at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington, USA. This stop was one of many on Megadeth’s Gigantour.

Five Finger Death Punch - Wrong Side Of Heaven - Volume 1 - promo cover

On this day in 2015 – The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 from Five Finger Death Punch perseveres on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, now sitting at #152. This great album peaked at #2 and has spent 54 weeks on this chart.

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

On February 21st, 2015.5: The Gray Chapter from the sensational Slipknot moves up on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart, resting at #5.

Godsmack - 1000hp - promo album flyer - itunes - #2014GMOI

On this day in 2015 – The sixth studio album from Godsmack1000HPmoves up 8 positions to #10 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart. This cool album peaked at #1 and has spent 28 weeks on this chart. Whoa!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Randy Blythe - Terrorizer - magazine cover - 2011 - #218RBMO

On February 21st, 1971, Randy Blythe was born in Virginia, USA. Happy Birthday, Randy Blythe! Hell and whoa! Randy Blythe is globally known as the lead singer and lyricist for the incredible Lamb Of God. Long live Randy Blythe!

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Gene Hoglan & Stone - 2012

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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