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On This Day In METAL History – April 17th… From KISS To AUGUST BURNS RED

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Shout It Out Loud - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - 1976 - #077066KMO17

On April 17th, 1976 – The stupendous KISS had their hit single Shout It Out Loud ranked at #31, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, in the USA. This song is featured on the fourth studio album from KISS, released in 1976: Destroyer. Incredible stuff, it is.

Van Halen - Pretty Woman - 45rpm - promo cover - 1982 - #0417VHMO1

On this day in 1982 – The great VAN HALEN has their hit cover single (Oh) Pretty Woman ranked at #12, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, in the USA. This song is featured on VAN HALEN’s fifth studio album from 1982: Diver Down. The late Roy Orbison co-wrote and performed (Oh) Pretty Woman, releasing in 1964. Roy Orbison’s original version also hit #1 in 1964, on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ugly Kid Joe - Cats In The Cradle - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - #0417UKJMO01

On April 17th, 1993UGLY KID JOE had their hit cover single Cat’s In The Cradle sitting at #7, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, in the USA. Harry Chapin (the late Folk Rock singer, songwriter and musician) co-wrote and recorded Cat’s In The Cradle; this Harry Chapin song version was originally released back in 1974. promoheader - 2014

On this day in 2015 – Sweden’s mighty SABATON achieve a sold out concert at the Agora Theatre, in Cleveland, Ohio. Whoa! SABATON are touring in support of their seventh studio album and Metal Odyssey’s #1 Metal Album Of 2014: Heroes.

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

On April 17th, 2015 – Lancaster Pennsylvania’s AUGUST BURNS RED have their forthcoming studio album, Found In Far Away Places, ranked at #3, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album has a release date of June 30th, 2015.


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On This Day In METAL History – April 16th… From Aerosmith To David Lee Roth

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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

On April 16th, 1976 – The mighty Aerosmith began their tour in support of their fourth studio album Rocks, at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri. Long live Aerosmith!

David Lee Roth - Creem - Promo magazine cover pic - 1982 - #DLRMO69

Above: Creem – September 1982

On this day in 1993 – The charismatic and legendary David Lee Roth was arrested, along with 24 other people, in Washington Square Park in New York City. Diamond Dave allegedly bought a $5 bag of marijuana from an undercover police officer. Meanwhile, murders, rapes, assaults, kidnappings and home invasions continued throughout New York City.


KISS - Alive Worldwide - 96:97 - promo tour poster - #KMO33877

On April 16th, 1996 – The iconic KISS announced via a press conference, on the USS Intrepid in Manhattan, New York, that the band would embark on a massive reunion tour called: Alive/Worldwide. The original KISS lineup would once again tour together, for the first time since 1979. Whoa!

Metallica - Classic Band Logo - White on Black - #777493

Corrosion Of Conformity - Classic Logo!

On this day in 1997 – Metal legends Metallica and Corrosion Of Conformity performed at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whoa!!

All That Remains - The Order Of Things - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #71707ATRMO

On April 16th, 2015All That Remains have the #1 album on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart with their seventh studio album: The Order Of Things. Excellent stuff!






Gene Simmons Will Be Featured At First Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp In Canada, This May 14th – 17th

Posted in Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock with tags , , , on April 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Gene Simmons - Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp - May - 2015 - #KMO78

The legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp that has been making dreams come true in the U.S. for the past 18 years is now launching in Canada. The first-ever Canadian camp will take place in Calgary, Alberta from May 14th – 17th, 2015, and features the Rock Legend, singer-songwriter, businessman, arena football co-owner of the LA KISS and media icon – Gene Simmons.

Simmons will be visiting Calgary to excite the Rockers of Canada and bring awareness to this life-changing experience. The Rock Legend has been involved with previous Rock Camps, and is excited to pass on his knowledge and Rock out with Canadian Rockers like you!

“Mentoring adult and young rockers at the fantasy camp has always been an amazingly rewarding experience for me,” says Simmons. “I enjoy teaching and handing over lessons I’ve learned from the business to musicians and upcoming talent”.

CLICK HERE for full details on Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Calgary


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BEAUVOIR FREE “American Trash” – Studio Album Releasing First Week Of June, Via Frontiers Music Srl

Posted in Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

American Trash - Beauvoir Free - promo pic - 2015 - Frontiers - MO041415

From Frontiers Music Srl:

BEAUVOIR FREE recreate the magic of Crown of Thorns debut on AMERICAN TRASH – out on Frontiers in June.

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of AMERICAN TRASH, the hotly anticipated new album featuring Rock & Roll veterans Jean BEAUVOIR and Micki FREE, on June 3rd in Europe and June 7th in North America.

Best known as the driving force behind the legendary Crown of Thorns self-titled debut album in 1994, Jean Beauvoir and Micki Free’s collective credits read like a “who’s-who” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with a list of collaborations that includes the likes of the Ramones, KISS, Debbie Harry, Pretenders, John Waite, Lionel Richie, *NSYNC, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Bill Wyman, Carlos Santana and Prince to name but a few.

The duo both coincidentally moved back to LA in 2003 and re-connected. They discussed joining forces again for a new project and after a few shows in Europe in 2013, a deal with Frontiers was inked for a brand new album to be recorded in 2014.

The result is American Trash, an album that shaped up as “the continuation of the BEAUVOIR FREE sound as the writing team for the Crown of Thorns debut,” explains Jean Beauvoir. “When we write together there really is this magic. We know we want killer guitar riffs and major melodic chorus… and this is what turns out in our songs, in Beauvoir Free style.”

All the new songs came out like “rocking-babies” in the BEAUVOIR FREE fold. “…And all represent the sound only Jean and I create together. The “inimitable” sound of BEAUVOIR FREE,” tells Micki Free. Joining forces once again, Jean and Micki can truly unleash the magic that they can only create when they write together, of that there is no doubt!

“We both feel this CD is some of the best work we have done, right up their next to the Crown of Thorns debut” concludes Jean. “We want to get out on the road and bring it to the fans. We receive a lot of enquires of when are you guys coming back out on tour and people telling us they can’t wait to hear the new material. Frankly we can’t wait for our fans to hear American Trash as well!”

Enjoy an EPK trailer of the album below:


Jean Beauvoir – Lead Vocals and Background Vocals, Bass, Rhythm Guitars, Drums, Keyboards and Orchestration

Micki Free – Lead Guitars, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars

Produced by Jean Beauvoir

Web links:

The American Trash track list includes: Angels Cry; Morning After; American Trash; Whiplash; Just Breathe; Shotgun To The Heart; Never Give Up; Cold Dark December; It’s Never Too Late; She’s A K.O.; There’s No Starting Over.


Frontiers Music SRL - logo - #2014FM





On This Day In METAL History – April 15th… The Tax Day Edition!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 15, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Poison - Your Mama Dont Dance - promo single cover pic - 1988 - #14PMO1

On April 15th, 1989Poison reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover song: Your Mama Don’t Dance. This song is featured on Poison’s second studio album from 1988: Open Up and Say… Ahh!.This song was originally written by Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, while being featured on their self-titled album from 1972: Loggins And Messina.

Veil Of Maya - Matriarch - promo album cover pic - 2015

On April 15th, 2015Veil Of Maya’s forthcoming studio album, Matriarch, is ranked at #2 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album will be released on May 12th, 2015.

Korn - Greatest Hits Volume 1 - #3300983KMO

On April 15th, 2015KORN’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is ranked at #6, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This 19 song KORN compilation was originally released back in Autumn of 2004.

The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun - promo single cover sleeve - 1964 - TAMO

On April 15th, 2015The Animals cover version of House Of The Rising Sun is ranked at #18, on the iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs Chart. The Animals originally released their version of this song back in 1964. This iconic version from The Animals eventually reached #1 in the United States and several other countries. Whoa!






On This Day In METAL History – April 10th… From IRON MAIDEN To SABATON

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast - promo cover pic - large

On April 10th, 1982 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN had their third studio album, The Number Of The Beast, reach #1 on the UK Album Chart. This was the first time IRON MAIDEN had a #1 record in the UK. This iconic album spent 2 weeks at #1 as well.

municipal waste - the fatal feast cover promo

On this day in 2012Municipal Waste released their fifth studio album: The Fatal Feast – Waste In Space. This Thrash Metal album kicks unbelievable Metal ass. Seriously, it does. Whoa.

Job For A Cowboy - Demonocracy - Large Promo Cover Pic #6

On April 10th, 2012 – Arizona’s Job For A Cowboy released their third studio album: Demonocracy, via Metal Blade Records. Long live Job For A Cowboy!

Sabaton - Heroes - Deluxe Edition - promo album cover pic - April 7 - 2015 - SMOH

On this day in 2015 – The powerful SABATON have their album Heroes (Deluxe Edition) ranked at #61, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa! Gather all the villagers around and tell ’em all that Stone says: SABATON RULES! Hail SABATON! Long live SABATON!

Europe - War Of Kings - promo album cover pic - #2015EJTMO

On April 10th, 2015 – The tenth studio album, War Of Kings, from Sweden’s legendary EUROPE is ranked at #81, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Long live EUROPE!

Van Halen - Tokyo Dome In Concert - promo cover pic - 2015 - #VHMO04

On this day in 2015Van Halen’s new live 2-CD, Tokyo Dome In Concert, debuts on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #20. Why was such lame cover art chosen for this release? I just don’t know. You would expect that with the overpriced Van Halen concert tickets that are being sold, this legendary band could afford an artist with clever ideas for an album cover. Apparently not.

At least the EUROPE album cover (above) has imagery and cool photography to it that makes me pause to think.






JEFF BECK LIVE+ New Live Album Spanning The Legendary Guitarist’s Vast and Varied Career, Along With Two New Studio Tracks, Available May 5th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Jeff Beck Live+ - promo album cover pic - 2015 - JBMIMO0115

LOS ANGELES – Jeff Beck earned raves last year for his spellbinding performances during the hugely successful double-bill tour with ZZ TOP. Fans can relive Beck’s thrilling guitar gymnastics from those shows with a new live album that touches on key eras from the legendary artist’s influential career. The album captures a snapshot of Jeff’s work in 2014, with two newly recorded studio tracks also included, his first new music since 2010’s Grammy®-winning Emotion & Commotion.

Packed with more than an hour of music, JEFF BECK LIVE+ will be available from Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, on May 5 for a list price of $18.98 (CD) and will also be available digitally. The album will arrive as Beck is in the midst of an East Coast solo tour, which includes newly added dates in May. This trek also features make-up dates from the same ZZ TOP tour this album was recorded during, before it was cut short due to an injury to ZZ TOP bassist Dusty Hill.

The 14 live performances on JEFF BECK LIVE+ were recorded at multiple venues in 2014 and feature Beck backed by his band: vocalist Jimmy Hall, bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Jonathan Joseph and guitarist Nicolas Meier. The quintet explored Beck’s vast catalog—which stretches across five decades—with performances of “Morning Dew” (from Truth, 1968), “Superstition” (from Beck, Bogert, Appice, 1973), “Big Block” (from Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop, 1989), as well as two Grammy-winning tracks: his cover of the Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” and “Hammerhead.”

LIVE + concludes with two new studio tracks: “Tribal” and “My Tiled White Floor,” with   guest vocals from Ruth Lorenzo and Veronica Bellino, respectively. These aggressive new songs mark Beck’s first studio recordings since 2010 and show a stark departure from the sound on his previous album as the guitarist continues to push the envelope of musical innovation, just as he has his entire career. These tracks are sure to whet the appetite of Beck fans as the guitarist prepares his 17th studio album, which is expected later this year.

Throughout his career, Beck has also proven to be a brilliant interpreter of other’s songs. This live album doesn’t disappoint with covers of “Danny Boy,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing,” Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “You Know You Know,” and Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

Beck’s career took off in the mid-1960s, after replacing Eric Clapton as lead guitarist for The Yardbirds on the recommendation of his friend Jimmy Page. He played on several of the rock group’s hits, such as “Heart Full of Soul,” “Shapes of Things” and “Over Under Sideways Down.” Beck has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once with The Yardbirds in 1992 and again as a solo artist in 2009. He has won numerous Grammy Awards, including two in 2011.

Jeff Beck Live+ - promo album cover pic - 2015 - JBMIMO0115

Track Listing:

1. “Loaded”
2. “Morning Dew”
3. “You Know You Know”
4. “Why Give It Away”
5. “A Change Is Gonna Come”
6. “A Day In The Life”
7. “Superstition”
8. “Hammerhead”
9. “Little Wing”
10. “Big Block”
11. “Where Were You”
12. “Danny Boy”
13. “Rollin’ And Tumblin’”
14. “Going Down”
15. “Tribal”*
16. “My Tiled White Floor”*

*New Studio Recording

Jeff Beck Solo Dates
April 13 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
April 15 The Paramount Huntington, NY
April 16 The Paramount Huntington, NY
April 17 The Paramount Huntington, NY
April 18 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
April 19 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
April 21 Ulster Performing Arts Center Kingston, NY
April 22 Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood, NJ
April 24 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
April 25 The Strand – Capital Performing Arts Center York, PA
April 26 The Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA


April 30 Cedar Park Center Cedar Park, TX
May 1 Winstar Casino Thackerville, OK
May 2 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX
May 3 Concrete Street Corpus Christi, TX
May 7 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
May 8 Cruzan Amphitheater West Palm Beach, FL
May 9 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
May 10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA

Jeff Beck Newly Added Solo Dates – on sale dates noted:

May 12 The Kentucky Center –Whitney Hall Louisville, KY*
May 14 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI ***
May 15 Hard Rock Live Northfield, OH*
May 16 PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
May 17 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
May 19 Fox Theater St. Louis, MO *
May 21 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL **
May 22 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI*
May 23 State Theater Minneapolis, MN*

*on sale April 10
** on sale April 11
*** on sale April 17


Source: MAD Ink PR





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