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On This Day In METAL History, January 27th – Starring: Mötley Crüe, Megadeth, Slipknot and… Pat Boone?

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

Led Zeppelin - Caird Hall - Scotland - january 27 - 1973 ticket - MO

On January 27th, 1973 – The incredible Led Zeppelin performed at Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland, UK. Their fifth studio album, Houses Of The Holy, would be released two months later. Whoa!

Sweet - Blockbuster - 45rpm - promo pic - #1973TSMO

On this day in 1973 – (The) Sweet saw their hit, Blockbuster, sitting at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, where it spent five straight weeks.

Motley Crue - Dr Feelgood - promo cover pic - #1980S

On January 27th, 1990 – Mötley Crüe’s hit Kickstart My Heart sits at #27, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The song is featured on their fifth studio album, released in 1989: Dr. Feelgood.

Pat Boone - In A Metal Mood - No More Mr Nice Guy - promo album cover pic - #1997MOPB

On this day in 1997Pat Boone appeared on the American Music Awards sporting (badass) leather attire and a studded collar to promote his new studio album In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy. This album featured cover songs of Hard Rock and Metal; with Jazz and Big Band music styles. No, I do not own this album and never will.

Pat Boone, alongside the legendary and much more credible Alice Cooper, presented the award for the Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist to Metallica. This edition of the American Music Awards featured live performances by Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

Megadeth - Gigantour - 2012 - promo flyer - #MO

On January 27th, 2012 – The mighty MEGADETH performed at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. MEGADETH were the headline act on their very own Gigantour 2012. The legendary Motörhead were also featured on this tour, with Volbeat and Lacuna Coil as support.

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

On January 27th, 2015Slipknot’s fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, rests at #149 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This significant album from Slipknot has spent thirteen consecutive weeks on this chart, while debuting at #1.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 25th…

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

Led Zeppelin - Market Square Arena - Indianapolis - #1975MO

On January 25th, 1975 – The iconic Led Zeppelin performed at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Without Led Zeppelin ever existing, the world as we know it would… suck infected and bloated elephant testicles.

Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time - promo record cover pic - #1980SMO

On this day in 1984 – The legendary Eddie Murphy was a guest VJ on MTV. Eddie Murphy as a comedian and actor is… Metal. As for his singing… well… Um… I’ll plead the 5th Amendment. Anyways, shown above is Eddie Murphy’s vinyl 12″ for his Billboard Hot 100 #2 hit single: Party All The Time; it was released in 1985.

Danzig - 5 Blackaciddevil - promo album cover pic - #1987GDMO

On January 25th, 1997 – The world-renowned DANZIG performed at The Boathouse in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. DANZIG was touring in support of studio album #5: Danzig 5: Blackacidevil. DANZIG RULES. ‘Nuff said.

Motley Crue - band promo pic - band logo - 2014 - #771984

On this day in 2006 – The great MÖTLEY CRÜE received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame for their accomplishments and influence in music. Long live MÖTLEY CRÜE!

Slayer - Christ Illusion - promo cover pic - #77S

On January 25th, 2007 – The powerful SLAYER performed at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. SLAYER were touring in support of their ninth studio album: Christ Illusion. SLAYER RULES. ‘Nuff said.

KISS - Promo band - classic logo - pic promo - 2013 - #3

On this day in 2014 – The amazing KISS performed at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, as part of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ outdoor game between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks would go on to defeat the Kings: 3 to 0. By the way, 54,099 hockey and KISS fans were in attendance. Whoa, man!! Um, hockey is… Metal.

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Source for KISS – NHL Stadium Series/2014:

http://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/en/recap?id=2013020782

Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History, January 24th… From Led Zeppelin To Tesla

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

Led Zeppelin - Concert new press - January 24 - #1970LZMO

On January 24th, 1970 – With their first two studio albums already released, the mighty Led Zeppelin perform at Leeds Town Hall, (Leeds University), in Leeds, UK.

Skid Row - Album cover promo pic - #1989SRMO

Skid Row - CD back cover promo pic - #1990SRMO

On this day in 1989 – The sensational SKID ROW releases their debut and self-titled studio album, via Atlantic Records. This great album goes on to sell 5 million (plus) units in the United States, alone. Yes, this is the album that features Youth Gone Wild; check out the track list above!

Iron-Maiden-The-X-Factor- tour lineup - promo band promo card - #1996XMO

IRON MAIDENX Factor and X Factour band lineup, from L to R: Dave Murray (guitar), Steve Harris (bass), Blaze Bayley (vocals), Janick Gers (guitar) and Nicko McBrain (drums).

On January 24th, 1996IRON MAIDEN performed at Théâtre de Verdure, Nice, France. This was one of many stops on IRON MAIDEN’s X Factour, supporting their tenth studio album released in 1995: The X Factor. Whoa!

Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death - World Tour - 2003 - 2004 - promo tour program pic

On this day in 2004 – The iconic IRON MAIDEN performed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York, USA. IRON MAIDEN were on the road for their Dance Of Death World Tour.

IRON MAIDEN delivered a 13 song setlist and on the 13th song, (which was the classic Iron Maiden), some dumb dumb threw a beer on the soundboard; thus the concert ended earlier than scheduled.

White Chapel - Emmure - Unearth - Brothers Of Brutality Tour - promo flyer - #2013WCMO

On January 24th, 2013 – The fierce WHITE CHAPEL, EMMURE, and UNEARTH performed at Studio Seven in Seattle, Washington, USA; this was the Brothers Of Brutality tour. Obey The Brave and Ohio’s The Plot In You also performed as supporting acts.

TESLA - Simplicity - promo album cover pic - #2014TMO

On this day in 2015 – The fabulous TESLA is scheduled to perform at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, New Mexico, USA. TESLA ROCKS!! Shown above is the cover for the seventh studio album, released in 2014, from TESLA: Simplicity.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey’s Scott Coverdale Picks His Top Ten Hard Rock/Metal Albums Of 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Scott Coverdales - 2014 Top Ten Hard Rock - Metal Albums - Metal Odyssey Banner Box - #01MO

For me, 2014 came in like a bear and went out like a lamb. Each year time seems to go by faster and faster, while finding the time to put together my 2014 Top 10 list, once again, seemed like an impossible task for me. Finally, I hunkered down in my bunker and got’er done. Here is my 2014 Hard Rock/Metal Top 10 Albums Of The Year!! – Scott Coverdale

Billy Idol - Kings & Queens Of The Underground - promo cover pic - #2014BIMO

#1

BILLY IDOL

“KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND”

Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls - promo cover pic - #2014JPMO

#2

JUDAS PRIEST

“REDEEMER OF SOULS” DELUXE EDITION

Shaman Harvest - Smokin Hearts & Broken Guns - promo cover pic - #2014SCMO

#3

SHAMAN HARVEST

“SMOKIN’ HEARTS & BROKEN GUNS”

Ace Frehley - Space Invader - Promo cover pic - #2014AFMO

#4

ACE FREHLEY 

“SPACE INVADER”

Stormwarrior - Thunder & Steel - promo cover pic - 2014

#5

STORMWARRIOR

“THUNDER & STEELE”

Rubicon Cross - Deluxe Edition Cover pic - #2014RCMO1

#6

RUBICON CROSS

“RUBICON CROSS” DELUXE EDITION

Helix - Bastard Of The Blues - promo cover pic - #2015HBMO

#7

HELIX

“BASTARD OF THE BLUES”

Starset - Transmission - promo cover pic - #2014SSMO

#8

STARSET

“TRANSMISSION”

sixx am - modern vintage promo cover

#9

SIXX A.M.

“MODERN VINTAGE”

Richie Kotzen - The Essential - promo cover pic - #2014RKMO

#10

RICHIE KOTZEN

“THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN”

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Scott Coverdale.

On This Day In METAL History, January 23rd… From Led Zeppelin To Robin Zander

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Boston Tea Party - 1969 - promo concert flyer

On January 23, 1969 – The iconic Led Zeppelin performed at The Boston Tea Party, in Boston Massachusetts. This was the first in a three-night stand at this venue for Led Zeppelin. Ready for this… ticket admission was $3.50 in U.S. funds. Holy crap, WHOA!!

Heart - Theres The Girl - promo promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #1988H

On this day in 1988Heart sits at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their song: There’s The Girl. This hit peaked at #12 and is featured on the Heart studio album from 1987: Bad Animals.

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

On January 23, 2015Nickelback’s new studio album, No Fixed Address, has fallen to #84 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This album has spent 9 consecutive weeks on this chart and peaked at #4.

Pearl Jam - Ten - promo cover pic - large - #77409

On this day in 2015Pearl Jam Ten returns to the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, sitting at #157. This amazing album has spent 257 non-consecutive weeks on this chart and in 1992 it peaked at #2.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

ROBIN ZANDER

Cheap Trick - In Color - promo cover pic - #777CTMO

Above: In Color, the second studio album from Cheap Trick, released in 1977. From L to R: Robin Zander and Tom Petersson.

Robin Zander - publicity photo - #2014RZMO

On January 23rd, 1953, Robin Zander was born. Happy birthday, Robin! Yeah! Robin Zander is famously known as the lead singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist for the super-great Hard Rock legends: Cheap Trick. Robin Zander also has a couple of solo studio albums on his enviable Rockin’ resume; these solo albums were released back in 1993 and 2010, respectively.

Robin Zander - Countryside Blvd - promo album cover - #2010RZMO

Above: Robin Zander’s Countryside BLVD studio album from 2010. It is out-of-print and very, very hard to find. Yes, it’s rare, man. Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale does own an original copy of this CD; he’s damn lucky for that!

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Robin Zander joined Cheap Trick after original vocalist Randy “Xeno” Hogan departed from the band. Robin Zander has sung on ALL sixteen Cheap Trick studio albums, along with every live album. During Robin Zander’s spare time, he performs with his (side) band: Robin Zander Band. Long live Robin Zander! Long live Cheap Trick! – Stone

Robin Zander Band - band logo - #2014RZBMO

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 21st…

Posted in Metal, Music, rock music, classic rock, movies with tags , , , on January 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - promo band logo - patch from collection - MO

On January 21, 1973 – The iconic Led Zeppelin perform at the Gaumont Theatre, in Southampton, UK.

Led Zeppelin - Chicago Stadium - ticket stub - January 21 - 1975

On this day in 1975Led Zeppelin perform at Chicago Stadium, in Chicago, Illinois.

The House On Sorority Row - promo movie poster pic - #1983HFMO

On January 21, 1983The House On Sorority Row was released to wide-screen theaters. This is a Horror film and I never saw it; nor have I ever heard of this film until I stumbled upon it while looking up Horror online. Looks like a B movie to me!

This flick was written and directed by Mark Rosman. The film studio: Film Ventures, International. Here’s a couple of actresses that starred in The House On Sorority RowKate McNeil and Eileen Davidson. You bet.

Metallica - One - CD single cover - German issue - #1989

On this day in 1989 – MTV world premieres the first Metallica music video: One. This song is featured on Metallica’s 4th studio album, released via Electra Records back in 1988: …And Justice For All. Shown above is the cover sleeve for the German issued CD single. Whoa!

Def Leppard - Armageddon It - picture disc - #1988

On January 21, 1989 – The great Def Leppard have a song sitting at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart: Armageddon It. This song is featured on the multi-platinum selling Def Leppard album from 1987: Hysteria.

Rob Zombie - promo poster pic - #7766RZSD

On this day in 2015 – The fearsome Rob Zombie stated, on his official Twitter account: “Just finished the final mixes with @zeuss1 for the new studio album. Best album yet. No joke.”

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 19th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, history, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Martin Luther King Jr. - cutout - promo pic - #2015MLKJ

Today, January 19th, 2015, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here in the United States Of America. This federal holiday is observed by all fifty states and is celebrated on the third Monday of each January for this champion of the Civil Rights movement. On November 2nd, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating this federal holiday, in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Styx - Paradise Theatre - promo cover pic - #1981STYX

On January 19th, 1981 – The sensational STYX released their tenth studio album: Paradise Theatre, via A&M Records. This album features such STYX classics as: The Best Of Times, Too Much Time On My Hands and Rockin’ The Paradise.

Megadeth - So far so good so what! - cover promo - #1988DM

On January 19th, 1988 – The fierce MEGADETH released their third studio album: So Far, So Good… So What! This album features the cover of Anarchy In The U.K., originally recorded and released in 1976, by the Sex Pistols.

Tremors - Kevin Bacon - promo movie poster - #1990KBMO

On January 19th, 1990 – The monster movie, TREMORS, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal Pictures. This movie marks the first of its franchise and features the stupendous Kevin Bacon, with co-stars: Fred Ward, Finn Carter and Michael Gross. TREMORS did very well at the box office, earning nearly 50 million U.S. bucks! Whoa!

TREMORS was written by S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock, while the director was Ron Underwood. The plot is basically: stay away from 30 foot burrowing worms, cause they are always hungry for unsuspecting humans. These worm monsters are referred to as graboids in this film. Yup.

I’ve seen TREMORS a few times in my day and admittedly, I dig it. TREMORS is Metal. I tend to like this genre of movies, thus, for a hunky dory time, I do recommend TREMORS as a rental; along with an order of wings, 1 container of Pringles, 1 bowl of buttered popcorn and the beverages of your choice.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

REST IN PEACE, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Stone.

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