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ZOMBIE DANDIES – S/T Demo EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in glam metal, glam rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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THE ZOMBIE DANDIES – Just when I thought I was the only dude left on Earth that used the word dandy, along came The Zombie Dandies. In a way, I feel semi-redeemed for still using that magical word as an adjective in my writings. Heck, (drummer & vocalist) Marty has the last name: Dandy. Whoa.

A Glam/Punk band from Normandy, France, the other half of The Zombie Dandies is K1000 Zombie (guitars & vocals). This duo has released a self-titled demo EP back in 2012 and it is a DIY, raw, retrospective… dandy. This demo EP reminds me of the tape trading daze, (oops, I meant days), when underground and/or rising bands were being touted by us hell rats and Metalheads, back in the pre-digital era.

Fans of (the very early) Mötley Crüe and Sunset Strip era should dig The Zombie Dandies, while those who love the low-end production of early Misfits may become gleeful at what they hear from this demo EP. If you can never get enough of Too Fast For Love and then reach for the Ramones, you are in for a FUN surprise with The Zombie Dandies. Metal be thy name. – Stone

The Zombie Dandies S/T Demo EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Give The Zombie Dandies A Listen Below! And… Get Your FREE Download Of This EP From The Zombie Dandies Bandcamp:

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* For more info on THE ZOMBIE DANDIES:

Website: http://www.zombiedandies.ml

http://zombiedandies.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: The Zombie Dandies

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LONG LIVE THE ZOMBIE DANDIES.

LONG LIVE FRANCE.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

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SWEET – UK Rock Legends SWEET Revisit Hit Album ‘Desolation Boulevard’ With New Live CD

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, glam rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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London, UK – Hot on the heels of their recent critically acclaimed album release ‘New York Connection’, UK rock legends SWEET have released a new live CD only available by digital download. Performing the band’s most famous and influential album from 1974 ‘Desolation Boulevard’ live, SWEET’s ‘Desolation Boulevard Revisited’ recaptures the album in concert with all of the raw energy that can only come from a live performance.

Originally titled ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’ in the UK, the 1974 US release of the album, re-titled ‘Desolation Boulevard’, was a turning point for the band featuring, for the first time, more of a hard rock sound. The album yielded classic hits such as ‘Ballroom Blitz’, ‘Fox On The Run’ and ‘The Six Teens’, catapulting the band to international stardom!

Says original member Andy Scott: “SWEET’s ‘Desolation Boulevard’ album was groundbreaking back in 1974 and proved to be a major influence on soon to be famous rock bands such as Kiss, Motley Crue, Def Leppard and many more. The album was a tightly produced collection of Power Pop Heavy Rock Radio Friendly tunes that still sound great today. This was the album that accelerated SWEET into a Major Headlining Touring Band in the ’70s, a testament of anyone who saw the band  ‘live’. Several of the songs from the album have been covered by other artists which pays true homage to a great band. Now in 2013 we have ‘Desolation Boulevard Revisited’. A ‘live’ album release, almost 40 years on from the original but sounding as fresh as the day the songs were conceived. This is a ‘must’ for SWEET fans everywhere!”

Without The Sweet there would not have been a Kiss”

GENE SIMMONS

“Mötley Crüe wanted to be The Sweet”

NIKKI SIXX

“The Sweet are the band that I wish I had been in”

JOE ELLIOTT, DEF LEPPARD

With worldwide album sales of more than 55 million copies, SWEET have notched 34 Number One smashes across the globe as part of a run of timeless hits that includes ‘Blockbuster!’, ‘Hell Raiser’, ‘The Ballroom Blitz’, ‘The Six Teens’, ‘Action’, ‘Fox On The Run’ and ‘Love Is Like Oxygen’. Seen on Top Of The Pops on what felt like a weekly basis throughout the 1970s, their über-harmonious, multi-tracked guitar work and layered production was to provide inspiration to other acts such as Queen, the Electric Light Orchestra and in later decades, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and The Darkness.

SWEET are a National Treasure, British at the core and a rock music phenomena that has taken every continent by storm for more than four decades. The golden thread that links the past through to the present and into the future is Andy Scott. His determination to maintain high standards with the band’s musical legacy and touring is legendary. The band today has an illustrious pedigree recreating “live” the high energy and soaring vocals associated with the SWEET sound that is the band’s trademark. SWEET are Andy Scott – guitar and vocals, Pete Lincoln – lead vocals and bass, Bruce Bisland – drums and vocals, Tony O’Hora – guitar, keyboards and vocals.

2013 sees SWEET commencing their ‘NYC World Tour’ in support of their latest smash studio album ‘New York Connection’. The tour kicks off in Europe in March 2013, with more dates in other territories to be announced soon.

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To purchase SWEET – ‘Desolation Boulevard Revisited’ (digital download only):

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/desolation-boulevard-revisited/id582459152

http://www.amazon.com/Desolation-Boulevard-Revisited-Live/dp/B00AFITEWC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357380547&sr=8-1&keywords=desolation+boulevard+revisited

For more information: http://www.thesweet.com

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

STONE

LONG LIVE SWEET.

SWEET SHOULD BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

Stone.

CHIP DIMONICK “The Sign Of A New Generation” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in glam rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

CHIP DIMONICK – Party Rock is here to stay and Chip DiMonick has made this very loud and clear on their fourth album: The Sign Of A New Generation. This fun-fabulous and rifftastic 5 song offering from Chip DiMonick is downright Rockin’ Righteous and should be on any Rockaholic’s list of good-times-must-have albums from 2012. You just gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta let Chip DiMonick Rockify your brain! I have. It feels F’n cool.

Chip DiMonick became famous on the Pittsburgh music scene back in 2005, with the debut release Bat An Eyelash causing a formidable stir upon the East Coast. Opening for such kick-ass national acts as Wednesday 13, Lynch MobLA Guns, Adelita’s Way and Art Of Dying, Chip DiMonick shouldn’t be an underground Heavy Rock band for too much longer. Then again, the underground scene wouldn’t want to see Chip DiMonick go anyways!

There’s something to be said about real FUN Party Rock that Chip DiMonick serves up and that is: IT KICKS FUN ROCKIN’ ASS! When a song such as When The Drunkest Girls Wear The Shortest Skirts gets me all fired-up and singing along… then Chip DiMonick have accomplished their Rockin’ deed they’ve aimed for and I’m grateful for it. Ring that Party Rock bell and tell your lame-ass neighbors to go to hell. Metal be thy name.


My favorite song on The Sign Of A New Generation is She Won’t Let Me Play. Holy shit I love this song. This song should be played on every (supposedly cool) FM and satellite radio station in the entire F’n universe. Big drums, big bass and big guitars are abundant on all 5 songs, coupled with the stylish vocals of Chip DiMonick himself.

From Pump (the anthem inspired by the pride of Pittsburgh sports scene) to its anthemic counterpart (and party-crazed igniter) title song, Chip DiMonick doesn’t hold back on raising the mercury on the psyche-your-adrenaline meter! If you’re uptight and/or constipated, get lost. Cool people, all-night party maniacs, Rockaholics, fun Rock chicks (who can stay out late) and fans of 80’s Arena Rock, Hard Rock and Glam will appreciate what Chip DiMonick have accomplished with their new album. Metal be thy name.

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Track list: 1. Pump, 2. Too Young For Tattoos, 3. The Sign Of A New Generation, 4. When The Drunkest Girls Wear The Shortest Skirts, 5. She Won’t Let Me Play.

CHIP DIMONICK:

Chip DiMonick – lead vocals & guitar

Carmen “CC” Capozzi – drums, background vocals, tambourine

Joe P. – bass & background vocals

Tony Leone – lead guitar & background vocals

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For more info on CHIP DIMONICK, click on the links below!

http://www.chipdimonick.com

facebook: Chip DiMonick (Band Page)

LONG LIVE CHIP DIMONICK.

Stone.

WIG WAM “Wall Street” – Glam! Bam! Hot Damn! It’s Dazzling, Anti-Greed Rock ‘N Roll!

Posted in glam metal, glam rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WIG WAM – Winners of the Eurovision Song Contest with In My Dreams in 2005, touring heavily at home and internationally and achieving Gold and Platinum selling success, Norway’s WIG WAM is back at it again with a solid album of dazzling Rock ‘N Roll and it’s titled: Wall Street. This is WIG WAM Glam style. Wall Street was released on May 18th, via Frontiers Records. This is an album that brings the 80’s bright lights and color, while combining the spaciously loud atmosphere of yesteryear’s Arena Rock with Hair Metal attitude, style and sound.

The admirable accomplishment  here with Wall Street, is that WIG WAM ties in plenty of relevant vibes within their songs, steering away from being just another Glam tribute band to a decade long gone. Just when it seems like the world doesn’t need one more loud 80’s influenced Glam band, WIG WAM is reminding the masses that this genre isn’t going away and its music is being gobbled up by generations of fans. A miracle? Nope. Blame it on the spirit and mystique of Rock ‘N Roll.

Yes, WIG WAM carries their 80’s and early 90’s Glam/Hard Rock influences on their sleeves and good for them. WIG WAM have written songs with substance; lyrically in much better taste than Steel Panther and that’s always a plus with Stone. A Norwegian sliver-of-sound will undoubtedly be heard and felt from WIG WAM; Victory Is Sweet is just that song which summons up the spirited Hard Rockin’ sound from that part of the world… and it’s exhilarating to hear.

As with the title track and The Bigger The Better, these are songs that point out social excess when it comes to money, greed and materialistic wants. The album cover alone should be an indication that there will be a greed theme hidden within the lyrical content heard here. I’m not going to get political here, only I applaud WIG WAM for sounding out on the strive for excessive wealth; that same excessive wealth in which no one can take with ‘em when they’re dead and buried anyways.

Teeny on guitar lays down more licks than my neighbors dog abby (when she is greeting anyone that goes near her). Glam on vocals is no Bret Michaels, Vince Neil or Steve “Sex” Summers. Nope. He’s Glam. It’s so refreshing to not hear a carbon-copy vocalist and even more refreshing when such vocalist like Glam is as damn good and cool to listen to. A talented bunch of Glam Rockers are these dudes from Norway. WIG WAM = (gulp) fun, fun, fun and they can surefire Rock the gilded palace down!

The album closer Things Money Can’t Buy is a heightened instrumental, getting its muscle from Teeny’s guitar. Just those sweet vibrations and tones alone tell the whole story here for me, it’s as if I can insert my own lyrics to this song and they would include family, friends, Metal Buddies and special, personal, memorable moments in time… all “things money can’t buy”.

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WIG WAM:

Glam – vocals

Flash – bass

Teeny – guitar

Sporty – drums

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WALL STREET – Track Listing:

Wall Street

OMG! (Wish I Had A Gun)

Victory Is Sweet

The Bigger The Better

Bleeding Daylight

Tides Will Turn

Wrong Can Feel So Right

One Million Enemies

Try My Body On

Natural High

Things Money Can’t Buy

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For more info on WIG WAM, click on the links below!

http://www.wigwam.no

http://www.myspace.com/wigwamania

FRONTIERS RECORDS

LONG LIVE WIG WAM.

Stone.

HOLLYWOOD BURNOUTS – German Rockers To Release Debut Album “Excess All Areas” In North America

Posted in glam rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news, sleaze rock with tags , , , , , , , on June 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Augsburg, Germany-based Sleaze/Glam quartet HOLLYWOOD BURNOUTS will release their debut full-length in North America this July 31st, via Rock Road Records and Soulfood Distribution.

Boasting melodies and choruses obviously inspired by the massively popular Glam and Hard Rock heroes of the ’80s and early ’90s, with straightforward riffs and influences rooted in blues and classic Heavy Metal channeling through their infectious tunes, HOLLYWOOD BURNOUTS released a successful demo in 2009, followed by a self-titled EP in 2010 since their 2008 formation. The band have attracted a massive fanbase throughout Germany and well beyond at this point, having performed on national and international shows supporting Cinderella, Bonfire, Hardcore Superstar, Crashdiet, Dokken and many others.

HOLLYWOOD BURNOUTS‘ debut album, Excess All Areas, was released to critical acclaim within the European territories in March, and the forthcoming North American release should bring a whole new realm of fans into their world. Here the band proves why they’re considered to be one of Germany’s most successful new Hard Rock bands.

Rock out to four new songs from Excess All Areas and much more RIGHT HERE.

Excess All Areas Track Listing:

01. Hands Of Rock

02. Tonight

03. Wild Side

04. A Part Of My Heart

05. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

06. I Wanna Ride

07. Kings Of Sin

08. 8 Lives Gone

09. Fake Baby

10. Wild At Heart

11. Everybody Needs A Hero

12. Remember Me

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on HOLLYWOOD BURNOUTS, click on the links below!

http://www.hollywood-burnouts.com

http://www.facebook.com/Hollywood.Burnouts

http://www.myspace.com/hollywoodburnouts

LONG LIVE HOLLYWOOD BURNOUTS.

Stone.

Michael Des Barres – Returns To His London Roots With ‘Carnaby Street’

Posted in glam rock, Hard Rock, rock albums, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

June 19, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – There is much excitement within the music press and fans alike around the world about the news of the return of Glam Rock icon Michael Des Barres and his forthcoming CD release ‘Carnaby Street’ On Gonzo MultiMedia, UK. Michael Des Barres has been in the Rock ‘n’ Roll scene for four decades now. A European nobleman, brought up in England, living in Los Angeles, but with an enduring love of delta blues and the rock and soul of the mid-60s beat boom, he was front man for such seminal 1970s bands as Silverhead and Detective (featuring Tony Kaye of Yes). Jimmy Page personally signed Detective to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records in 1975. From 1982 to 1985, Michael was a member of Chequered Past, which included Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols, Clem Burke and Nigel Harrison from Blondie, and Tony Sales of Todd Rundgren (‘Runt’) and Tin Machine fame.

Michael Des Barres was also the singer with the touring and LiveAid version of The Power Station, a Duran Duran spin-off band that became one of the most iconic live acts of the mid-1980s. In 1985, Michael penned the song “Obsession”, which became a number one hit in 27 countries for LA new wave group Animotion; the track has been featured in numerous movies throughout the years.

After over 40 years of recording and performing, Michael has returned to his mid-Sixties roots with ‘Carnaby Street’, his first new album in many years. Revisiting his youth in swinging London, ‘Carnaby Street’ is an aural window into Rock and Roll’s past through the eyes and mind of Michael Des Barres. “The music I am making now is inspired by my past in the mid ’60s / early ’70s,” Michael explains. “As a kid I would go watch all the skinny white blues rock ‘n’ roll musicians in the clubs and it hit me like a hammer! I was so influenced by both the courage of these young white guys combined with the soulful rawness of the African-American bluesmen, and the hybrid was so fascinating to me that it really stimulated my entire musical vocabulary. So, a couple of years ago, when I started writing songs again, I realised that I wanted these new songs to be as authentic as I had initially heard and was inspired by.”

This album may quote from the idioms laid down by Wilson Pickett, Zoot Money, and The Rolling Stones, but it is no exercise in retro-stylings. This is very much a piece of the second decade of the 21st Century. It may even be Michael Des Barres’ most important work to date. The opening line of the title track immediately sets the tone of the album; “I was 19 in 1967, on the streets of London. I was in Heaven. I was Oscar Wilde in velvet jeans. Everything you’ve heard is everything I’ve seen.” He is adamant that this is not an homage to mid-Sixties music, but a contemporary album by a contemporary band presenting songs about that particular time in his life: a time when as a teenager just entering manhood the world as a whole was celebrating ‘The Summer of Love’. “The name of the album ‘Carnaby Street’, for me, is a metaphor for the swinging London ’60s,” says Michael, “that whole youth cultural revolution that literally changed the world. So the name reflects my desire to go back to the roots, the joy and the love of the music when I first heard it.”

British born the Marquis Michael Philip Des Barres, along with his excursions into rock stardom, is also a gifted actor and is best known for his recurring role as Murdoc on the popular television show ‘MacGyver’. He has been featured in dozens of movies and television shows over the past 40 years (including Seinfeld, ALF, Frasier, Bones, Ellen, Nip/Tuck and Pink Cadillac with Clint Eastwood) and was also a featured actor in the ’60s classic movie ‘To Sir With Love’ featuring Sidney Poitier. Michael was formerly married to GTO’s member Pamela des Barres, best known for her top-selling book ‘I’m With The Band’.

Recently, Michael Des Barres reunited with Silverhead for the first time in 38 years and performed to sold out audiences in Japan in April 2012. The reaction from the Japanese audience was electric! Michael is still very active acting and was featured in the US FOX television show ‘The Finder’ on May 4, 2012. A recent guest appearance on the new season of USA Network’s ‘Suits’ will air sometime this summer. He is also featured in the movie ‘California Solo’, in which Michael plays the manager of Robert Carlyle’s ex-rocker character, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on January 25th. In support of Michael Des Barre’s new album release, several live shows are currently being scheduled. “The majority of the people that have come to see us play, and we’ve only played perhaps a dozen shows, has been 80 percent a young audience, early and mid-twenties, who consider us an indie band, ironically,” says Michael. “The music we are playing is below the waist Rock ‘n’ Roll, and I think that the audiences are kind of starved for a carnal, sensual, sexy blues music. There’s nothing ironic about our music – there’s nothing angry or apologetic about our music. We are there to make people happy and joyous and fall in love.”

In closing Michael Des Barres has this to impart to his followers of the past four decades: “The message that I have to say to fans and friends, and I don’t think of them as fans, I think of them as friends – and they are friends. We should all be friends, and really my belief in connection and engagement and letting people into your life… and I say it in the briefest possible way – LOVE EVERYONE NOW!”

For more information visit Michael Des Barres official website: www.desbarres.com

‘Carnaby Street’ website: http://www.mdbimmedia.com/

To pre-order Michael Des Barres ‘Carnaby Street’ CD (Special Edition): 

http://www.gonzomultimedia.com/product_details/15483/Michael_Des_Barres-Carnaby_Street.html

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

LONG LIVE MICHAEL DES BARRES.

Stone.

SWEET – “New York Groove” Cover Song Streaming On Metal Odyssey! Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, glam rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SWEET – Glam Rock pioneers and Rock legends come to my mind when I hear a song from Sweet. It’s 2012 and I’m certain it’s pretty safe to call Sweet: Classic Rock icons. The new cover song album from Sweet, New York Connection, is on the doorstep of being released and one fabulous song from it is New York Groove. Sweet embellishes their trademark sound on New York Groove, uplifting its beat, rhythm, vocals and chorus to more spectacular heights than ever before!

Believe me, you’ll be mesmerized, by the sensational and celebratory blanket of Rock sound that Sweet covered New York Groove with! Do yourself a Rockin’ Sweet favor right now and click that arrow on the audio bar below… crank it up high, then let the good time vibes swirl within your Rock ‘N Roll soul! I let them swirl through mine. Excuse me… I have to go dancing in the street now.

Don’t forget to let us know what you think of Sweet’s cover of New York Groove by commenting!

SWEET:

Pete Lincoln – Lead Vocal / Bass

Andy Scott – Guitar / Vocals

Tony O’Hora – Keyboards / Vocals

Bruce Bisland – Drums / Vocals

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Release Dates:

Central Europe: April 27th, 2012

UK: May 8th, 2012

Amazon.com has a U.S. release date for May 8th, 2012.

CD’s are available through the bands website!

New York Connection – Track Listing:

New York Groove

Gold On The Ceiling

All Moving Faster

New York Connection

Shapes Of Things

You Spin Me Round

Because The Night

Sweet Jane

Blitzkrieg Bop

On Broadway

Join Together

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New York Groove history: Written by Russ Ballard and recorded by Hello in 1975. Ace Frehley recorded this song back in 1978.

A very special thank you to Sweet and Glass Onyon PR for making this post possible.

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For more info on SWEET, click on the links below:

http://www.thesweet.com

LONG LIVE SWEET.

Stone.

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