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On This Day In METAL History – June 30th… From ANDY SCOTT of SWEET To CINDERELLA

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

KISS "Love Gun" large promo album pic!

On June 30th, 1977KISS released their sixth studio album, via Casablanca Records: Love Gun. Yes, this is the KISS album that features the song, sung by Gene Simmons: Plaster Caster. You are a collector of sun-dried earthworms, if you don’t own this KISS album.

KISS - Marvel Comics - first issue - 1977 - #063077MOILMNSM

On June 30th, 1977Marvel Comics published the first KISS comic book. Blood aka plasma was drawn from each KISS member and added into the red ink for printing the comic. I’d have to say, without any question, that this moment in KISStory is… Metal.

LA Guns - The Ballad Of Jayne - 1990 - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #0630MONLSFAE

On June 30th, 1990L.A. Guns hits #33 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with The Ballad of Jayne. Holy smokes! This song is featured on the second studio album from L.A. Guns, released back in 1989: Cocked & Loaded.

Poison - Classic Logo - #777331205

Cinderella - Logo - Red White & Blue

Dokken - classic band logo - #333063015MOSANF

Slaughter - classic band logo - #0630MONASF15

On June 30th, 2000Poison, Cinderella, Dokken and Slaughter all performed on the same night in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, at the Blossom Music Center. Now, that’s a Rockin’ lineup! Whoa and whoa again!

Disturbed - Immortalized - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0630MOSANLEOI

On June 30th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Immortalized (Deluxe Version), from the mighty DISTURBED is ranked at #5, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Rock Albums Chart. Immortalized will be DISTURBED’s sixth studio album, releasing on August 21st, 2015.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Sweet - classic band logo - #003033MOILMNASM

Andy Scott - Gibson Throne pic - Namm - 2015 - LA - Sweet Facebook Credit

Photo credit: The Sweet Facebook

ANDY SCOTT

On June 30th, 1949, Andy Scott was born in Wrexham, North Wales. Happy Birthday, Andy Scott! Yeah, man! Andy Scott is world-known as a guitarist, vocalist, co-songwriter and lifelong (classic) member for (The) SWEET. Make no mistake, Andy Scott and SWEET are true pioneers of Glam Metal and Hard Rock. SWEET have sold tens of thousands of records over the decades, along with a host of #1 singles to their credit.

SWEET released such timeless Rock songs as: Little Willy, Fox On The Run, Love Is Like Oxygen, The Ballroom Blitz and many, many others. Pictured above is Andy Scott, sitting on the Gibson (guitars) throne at NAMM in Los Angeles, 2015.

* For more bio on Andy Scott:

http://www.thesweet.com/band/andy/

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Steve Brown Of Trixter – Filled In For Vivian Campbell On Def Leppard Tour

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Trixter - Human Era - promo album cover pic - 2015 - June 9 - MOT44

As reported on Frontiers Music srl Facebook:

Steve Brown of TRIXTER recently filled in for Vivian Campbell on some Def Leppard dates. Trixter‘s new album, HUMAN ERA Is out now and you can get it here: http://radi.al/TrixterHumanEra

Def Leppard - Styx - Tesla - promo tour flyer - Summer 2015 - #MO33NBAS

Def Leppard will be spending the summer on the road in the U.S. with Tesla the Band and Styx and will be co-headlining in the UK and Ireland this December with David Coverdale and Whitesnake.

Def Leppard recently completed work on its eleventh studio album, reported to be self-titled for a fall 2015 release.

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MetalOdyssey

STAY STRONG, VIVIAN CAMPBELL.

LONG LIVE THE METAL FAMILY.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 29th… From JIMI HENDRIX To IAN PAICE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Denver Pop Festival - 1969 - promo flyer

On June 29th, 1969The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform on the final date of their last American tour, at the Denver Pop Festival. That is real-deal Metal History, my Metal brethren. Whoa.

Next To None - A Light In The Dark - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0629SANFAWLOG

On June 29th, 2015 – Originating from The Lehigh Valley, in the grand state of Pennsylvania is Next To None. This fine band released today, their new studio album: A Light In The Dark. By the way, this album is also ranked at #13 on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and yeah, man!

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Prometheus - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #330629NLS

On June 29th, 2015 – Italy’s Cinematic Metal band, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, releases a new studio album: Prometheus – Symphonia Ignis Divinus. The above album cover art was created by: Stefan Heilemann. This album is also ranked at #16, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Very cool stuff, indeed.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Deep Purple - Long Beach 1971 -  promo album cover pic - 2015 - Ian Paice - #0629MOSANFAE

IAN PAICE

Ian Paice was born on June 29th, 1948, in England. Happy Birthday, Ian Paice! Yeah, man! Ian Paice is known across all galaxies as being the life-long drummer for the super legendary Deep Purple. Ian Paice is also a former drummer for the fabulous Whitesnake. Metal Be Thy Name!

Shown above: The front cover for the recently released live album: Deep Purple – Long Beach 1971, released via EarMUSIC. Ian Paice is shown on this album cover, behind his drum kit, circa 1971.

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 28th… From KISS To NONPOINT

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

KISS - Alive - Worldwide - promo tour program cover pic - #00330628NASFAE

On June 28th, 1996KISS launched their reunion tour, aka the Alive/Worldwide Tour at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. Alice In Chains was the opening band.

RUSH - Vapor Trails - promo album cover pic - 2002 - #0030628NLS

On June 28th, 2002RUSH began their tour at the Meadows Music Theater, in Hartford, Connecticut,  in support of their seventeenth studio album: Vapor Trails. Whoa. Shown above is the original front cover for Vapor Trails.

August Burns Red - Found In Far Away Places - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0417ABRMO

On June 28th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Found In Far Away Places (Deluxe Edition), from August Burns Red is ranked at #1, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album releases on June 30th, 2015.

Nonpoint - The Return - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #0003369SCNAHG

On June 28th, 2015 – The fabulous NONPOINT have their eighth studio album, The Return, ranked at #59, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Holy mayo and tuna salad! By the way, this album was released back in September of 2014.

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 27th… From MÖTLEY CRÜE To METALACHI

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Motley Crue - Girls Girls Girls - promo cover pic - 1987 - #2MCMO05

On June 27th, 1987 – The fabulous Mötley Crüe peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with Girls, Girls, Girls which went on to sell four million (plus) copies in the United States. Outstanding!

Aerosmith - Classic Band Logo - B&W - #11077

On June 27th, 1994 – The super-duper Aerosmith became the huge name band to release a song on the internet as a free download. Head First was the song that was available on CompuServe for one week; unfortunately fans had to endure an hour’s worth (or much more) of download time to hear the song. Those were the days. Head First was an unused song from Aerosmith’s Get A Grip sessions.

Kiss - Coffeehouse - publicity photo - #00856MO33

On June 27th, 2006The KISS Coffeehouse opened for business, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For this happy grand opening, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley made their appearance. Unfortunately, the KISS Coffeehouse closed in late September of 2013, due to a lack of growth in sales. A clearance sale of all KISS novelty items took place during the closing days of this establishment as well. Goodness gracious.

Act Of Defiance - Birth And Burial - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #062715AODNWMSC02111Y

On June 27th, 2015 – Former Megadeth members, guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover, have recently formed their own Thrash/Speed Metal band: Act Of Defiance. Their forthcoming debut studio album, Birth And The Burial, is ranked at #86, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Jiminy Cricket! This album is scheduled to release on August 21st, 2015.

UNO - Metalachi - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #SWTFN0627

On June 27th, 2015METALACHI, The world’s first and only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band, have their new studio album UNO ranked at #66, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. ¡Ay, caramba!

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

REST IN PEACE, JOHN ENTWISTLE.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 26th… From BAD COMPANY To HIGH ON FIRE

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

Bad Company - debut album cover - 1974 - promo pic - #0626MONASOAFD

On June 26th, 1974 – Supergroup Bad Company released their self-titled debut album on Led Zeppelin‘s Swan Song Records. This terrific album went on to reach #1 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, while eventually selling five million copies (plus) in the United States. Man, oh man and hot damn!

Aerosmith - Rocks - promo studio album - 1976 - #AMO76011

On June 26th, 1976 – The amazing Aerosmith peaked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with their fourth studio album: Rocks. This was Aerosmith’s first album to reach the top ten on the U.S. album chart. Rocks features the ass-kicking songs: Back In The Saddle and Last Child, among others. If you don’t own this album, then it is obvious you collect rabbit poop in mason jars.

High On Fire - Luminiferous - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33066MO

On June 26th, 2015 – The legendary High On Fire have their newly released studio album, Luminiferous, debuting at #110, on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Hell, yes!!

KISS - promo band pic - 2015 - #060415GSMOS

On June 26th, 2015 – The iconic KISS has been voted as the best live act in the world 2015 in MusicRadar‘s poll! Check it out below:

http://www.musicradar.com/…/40-best-live-acts-in-the-wor…/41

Suicide Silence - The Black Crown - 2011 - promo album cover pic - #0626GNLLBS02295

On June 26th, 2015Suicide Silence has their third studio album, The Black Crown, ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa, man! This cool album was released back in 2011. Rest in peace, Mitch Lucker.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 24th… From CINDERELLA To FEAR FACTORY

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

Cinderella - Coming Home - 45rpm cover sleeve - 1989 - #062489NBASAIL

On June 24th, 1989 – Philadelphia’s Cinderella had their hit single, Coming Home, ranked at #20, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This cool song is featured on Cinderella’s second studio album from 1988: Long Cold Winter. Whoa!

KISS - The Auction - promo cover of auction book - June 24 - 25 - 2000 - #KMOSANLEO001

On June 24th, 2000 – The iconic KISS began a two-day auction of various stage props, instruments and costumes worn and used throughout their storied Rock ‘N Roll domination. Over $880,000 in KISStoric items were sold on this day, back in 2000.

KISS The Auction was held at the Paramount Theatre at Paramount Studios in Hollywood California, along with internet and phone bids. KISS The Auction was presented by Greg Manning Auctions and Butterfields. Whoa and whoa again!!

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On June 24th, 2014 – The unbelievable IRON MAIDEN performed at INEA Stadion in Poznań, Poland. Holy moly! Long live IRON MAIDEN!

The Black Dahlia Murder - Abysmal - 2015 - #062415MOSLN

On June 24th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Abysmal, from Detroit’s The Black Dahlia Murder, is ranked at #1, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album will be out worldwide on September 18th, 2015. Jiminy Cricket and Hell Yeah!

Fear Factory - Genexus - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #062415FFSCN

On June 24th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Genexus, from the legendary Fear Factory is ranked at #9, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Genexus will be released worldwide on August 7th, 2015, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Genexus will be the 9th studio album from Fear Factory. Hot damn!

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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