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On This Day In METAL History – February 13th… And A METAL Birthday Salute To HENRY ROLLINS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - ticket promo - 1975 - Nassau Coliseum - Feb - 13 - MOLZ

On February 13th, 1975 – The incredible Led Zeppelin performed at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, New York. What’s that? Did I hear someone say… Led Zeppelin rules?

The Wedding Singer - promo movie poster pic - #1998ASDBMO

On this day in 1998 – The comedy/romance movie, The Wedding Singer, was released to wide-screen theaters. This movie stars the hilarious Adam Sandler and always fun Drew Barrymore. The great Billy Idol makes a cameo appearance in this film too! The acting chemistry between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is really fabulous stuff, in my Metal opinion.

I highly recommend this movie if you haven’t already seen it. I just dig the storyline, acting and funny atmosphere of this movie. I believe I’ve seen this picture about 25 times now! The Wedding Singer was written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. Yes, The Wedding Singer is… Metal.

Wednesday 13 - The Dixie Dead - promo cover pic - 2013!

On February 13th, 2013Wednesday 13 performed at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, USA. This was a stop on The Dixie Dead Tour, supporting the band’s fifth full-length studio album released in February of 2013: The Dixie Dead.

Misfits - Classic band logo - Crimson Ghost - #1302MOMJO

On this day in 2015 – The legendary MISFITS are scheduled to perform at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, USA. This concert has been promoted as Misfits: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Presented by WBAB. Long live MISFITS!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Rollins Band - promo - #1RBMO

HENRY ROLLINS

On February 13th, 1961, Henry Rollins was born. Happy Birthday, Henry Rollins! Whoa, yeah! Henry Rollins is world-famously known as a former vocalist for Hardcore/Punk legends Black Flag and fronting his own Heavy Rock band: Rollins Band.

Henry Rollins - 10 Things You Don't Know About - promo banner - History Channel - MOHR

With Rollins Band no more, Henry Rollins has achieved success as an actor, touring spoken word artist, radio and television host, writer, journalist, activist and owner of his own publishing company and record label. In other words, Henry Rollins stays very busy! TV Guide has described Henry Rollins as a Renaissance Man.

Currently, Henry Rollins is host for the History Channel’s fun, informative and addicting series: 10 Things You Don’t Know About. I watch this show with my wife and we are big fans of both this series and Henry Rollins. Long live Henry Rollins! Metal be thy name!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Some METAL And Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - 2015 Inductee - Rock And Roll Hall of Fame - promo photo

I know I am in line as one of the biggest critics of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame; however I do want to congratulate artists that do get elected in and that I dig beyond all belief. One such artist/band is Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. I realize this is rather old news in today’s up-to-the-second information chain; yet I still wanted to give Joan Jett & The Blackhearts their proper due on Metal Odyssey for achieving what seems to be the impossible: impressing the voters of the Rock Hall.

2015 - Rock And Roll Hall of Fame - Inductees - promo banner - #2015SRV

It almost seems as if this Power Pop meets gritty Rock ‘N’ Roll gal and her band have quietly persevered over the decades, never reinventing the wheel and just staying true to their sound and style that I grew to love very quickly as a young lad. I’ve stated this before on Metal Odyssey and I’m proud to state it again: I had a wicked crush on Joan Jett when I was a freshman and sophomore in high school. Whoa. I did see Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in concert once, back in the late 80’s and I remember it being a very cool show. Good times.

Ringo Starr - You're Sixteen - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #777RSMOCS

Without question, it was long overdue for the late Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble to get inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The late Stevie Ray Vaughan was and forever will be one of the greatest in Rock ‘N’ Roll history, for me. Man, if you ever want to perk yourself up and shred away negativity around you, just listen to Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. For real.

Speaking of the great Ringo Starr, it’s hard to believe it took this damn long for the Rock Hall to induct him as a solo artist. Unreal. I can still see my late sister’s 45rpm of Ringo Starr’s You’re Sixteen, spinning on the old turntable. Man, it seems like yesterday, to me. Pictured above is the cover sleeve for the 45rpm of You’re Sixteen. Good times.

Music Outlet - Enfield CT - Metal Odyssey PIC - 2014

Last Summer (July) I ventured up to Connecticut and was able to hang out with my Best Metal Buddy and Metal Odyssey contributor/researcher Scott Coverdale. One of our to-do boxes was checked off when we went to Music Outlet in Enfield, Connecticut. If you look closely at the above photo, you’ll notice that Scott Coverdale has a psyched-out look on his face, cause he is about to buy a couple of new CD’s. Good times!

Wedding Crashers - promo CD cover pic - #777MOCM

Above: The CD soundtrack cover for Wedding Crashers, released back in 2005. I do not own it, nope.

This may be off the Metal topic, still, here is a question to ponder: What are your five favorite movies of all time? It seems as if my top five movies change around every now and again. Even so, here are my (current) top five movies of all time and in no particular order: They Live, Escape From New York, Field Of Dreams, Night Of The Living Dead (original black & white) and the super hilarious Wedding Crashers. Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale insisted I watch Wedding Crashers, several years ago; I nearly split open from laughter, while watching it the first time! No, Fried Green Tomatoes doesn’t make my list. Metal Be Thy Name!

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* For more info on Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: 

http://www.joanjett.com

Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 21st…

Posted in classic rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music 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.

On This Day In METAL History – January 18th…

Posted in classic rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Tour Program - promo photo - UK - Nov 1972 - 73

On January 18th, 1973 – The great Led Zeppelin performed at St. George’s Hall in Bradford, UK. Pictured above: Led Zeppelin UK tour program for November 1972 – January 1973.

Cloverfield - promo movie poster pic - #2008C

On this day in 2008 – The Science Fiction thriller, Cloverfield, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Paramount. Honestly, this movie is scary as all hell. Seriously. The abbreviated plot is: Extraterrestrial’s are hell-bent on destroying our world as we know it, starting with New York City. The alien that is shown in this film is one terrifying motherfu**er too!

Cloverfield was directed by Matt Reeves and written by Drew Goddard. The actors in this movie are not big-time stars; nonetheless, the acting is very believable and makes this movie that much more realistic to me.

Cloverfield is filmed as a point-of-view and never ceases to make me feel very uneasy about what is possibly watching us from Outer Space. The ending is a shocker, I’ll tell you that. Cloverfield is a MUST movie to see and is without a doubt… Metal.

Nickelback - The Best Of Volume 1 - promo album cover pic - #2014AL

On January 18th, 2015The Best Of Nickelback: Volume 1 falls to #150 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This Nickelback compilation peaked at #21 and has spent 25 consecutive weeks on this chart.

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

On this day in 2015Nickelback No Fixed Address falls to #75 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This eighth studio album from Nickelback has spent 8 consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #4.

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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 – January 17th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, rock music with tags , , , , on January 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - The Grande Ballroom - concert flyer - #1969LZ

On January 17th, 1969 – The iconic Led Zeppelin performed at The Grande Ballroom, in Detroit, Michigan. Notice the crazy spelling for Led Zeppelin on the above concert flyer? Whoa!

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

On January 17th, 1975 – A Robert Plant interview that was filmed before Led Zeppelin’s Brussels concert the previous week, was broadcasted on the BBC2 “Old Grey Whistle Test” program. This legendary footage is included on the Led Zeppelin official “DVD”, released in 2003.

Sweet - Fox On The Run - promo pic - 45rpm cover sleeve - #1976BC

On this day in 1976Sweet hits #5 in the U.S., on the Billboard Hot 100 with their single: Fox on the Run. This song is featured on Sweet’s sensational third studio album, from 1974: Desolation Boulevard.

Troll - move poster promo - #1986T

On January 17th, 1986 – The Dark Comedy/Horror film, Troll, is released to wide-screen theaters, via Empire Pictures. Toll was directed by John Buechler and written by Ed Naha. The cast stars: Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty and Shelley Beck.

The plot is simple; basically, a pissed-off and constipated Troll takes over an apartment building, possesses a little girl and changes people into stuff like plant pods. Now, that’s… Metal!

The Clan Of The Cave Bear - promo movie poster - #1986DH

On this day in 1986The Clan Of The Cave Bear was released, via Warner Bros., to wide-screen theaters. Above, notice the resemblance to 80’s Hair Metal and David Lee Roth on his Eat ‘Em And Smile (1986) album cover? Whoever the makeup artist was for The Clan Of The Cave Bear… he or she just HAD to be a fan of 80’s Heavy Metal. I mean, c’mon? I kinda like that makeup job, myself.

The Clan Of The Cave Bear was a flop at the box office and the only cool thing it has going for it is the main star: Daryl Hannah. Whoa, yeah! I’ll say this movie poster is Metal and the movie is not. Due to the English sub-titles used for interpreting the grunts and growls of the Neanderthals and primitive Homo Sapiens, during this film, I highly recommend it only if you’re wasted. Um, yeah.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 13th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Boston - Dont Look Back - promo album cover pic - #1978TSB

On January 13th, 1979Boston stood at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad: A Man I’ll Never Be. This song is featured on Boston’s second studio album from 1978: Don’t Look Back.

Deepstar Six - promo movie poster pic - #1988SFM

On January 13th, 1989 – The underwater Science Fiction/Horror film Deepstar Six was released to wide-screen theaters, via TriStar, in the United States. This film was written by Geoff Miller and directed by Sean Cunningham.

The scary plot: An unsuspecting crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base unfortunately bites off more than they can chew, once their explorations disturb a deep-sea creature that is hell-bent on destruction. Holy canned squid!

The Crown - Death Is Not Dead - promo album cover pic - #2015TCDM

On January 13th, 2015 – Trollhättan, Sweden’s Death Metal troupe THE CROWN releases their ninth studio album, Death Is Not Dead, via Century Media Records. Whoa!

Johnny Cash - The Legend Of - promo album cover pic - #2005JCL

On January 13th, 2015The Legend Of Johnny Cash is holding on to #115 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This compilation album was originally released in October of 2005, coinciding with the Johnny Cash biopic: Walk The Line.

The Legend Of Johnny Cash has spent 199 non-consecutive weeks on the Top 200 and has reached Platinum status in copies sold in the U.S.A., according to the RIAA. To me, Johnny Cash was… Metal. Rest in peace, Johnny Cash.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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