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KISS – European Concerts 2015 – Concert Club Ticket Pre-Sales Live Now!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

KISS - publicity band photo - red white blue Kiss logo - 2014

2015 European Concerts

As reported on the KISS Facebook page:

KISS Concert Club exclusive ticket / VIP package pre-sales are taking place now for the following KISS European concerts:

June 02 – O2 Arena – Hamburg, Germany

June 03 – O2 Arena – Berlin, Germany

June 04 – Leipzig Arena – Leipzig, Germany

June 08 – Prague O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic

June 11 – Verona Arena – Verona, Italy

June 18 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Holland

If you are a KISS Concert Club member already, log in now to get your access code.

If you are not a member, join the KISS Concert Club now at http://www.kissonline.com/join to get access to these pre-sales.

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE ROCK N’ ROLL.

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On This Day In METAL History – November 20th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Joe Walsh - Analog Man - promo cover pic!

JOE WALSH

On November 20th, 1947, Joe Walsh was born, in Wichita, Kansas. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Joe! Yeah! Famously known as the guitarist for the Eagles and  James Gang, Joe Walsh has also achieved a very successful solo music career as well, releasing eleven studio albums along with two live albums. The Eagles, with Joe Walsh as a member, were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the class of 1998.

Many of his timeless Rock classics include, among many: Rocky Mountain Way, Life’s Been Good, All Night Long, In My Car, Funk #49, Ordinary Average Guy and A Life Of Illusion. Joe Walsh is a multi-instrumentalist and has also played for Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Photo above: Analog Man from 2012.

Davey Havok - publicity photo - #2013DH

DAVEY HAVOK

On November 20th, 1975, Davey Havok was born in New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Davey! Whoa! Davey Havok is most famous for being the lead singer, songwriter and co-founding member of AFI. Davey also is the lead singer, lyricist and co-founder of Blaqk Audio and was the lead singer for the Horror Punk supergroup: Son Of Sam.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

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On This Day In METAL History – November 19th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize - promo single cover - #80KDFBCC

On November 19th, 1983Quiet Riot hits #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, with their hit cover version of Cum On Feel the Noise. This song was originally released in 1973 by the legendary Slade and their version hit #1 in the United Kingdom. This song is featured on Quiet Riot’s third studio album from 1983: Metal Health. This multi-platinum selling album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and is regarded as the first Heavy Metal album to reach #1 on the Billboard Chart.

Cinderella - Dont Know What You Got (Till Its Gone) - promo single cover sleeve - 7 inch

On this day in 1988Cinderella hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, with their hit Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone). This song is featured on Cinderella’s second studio album from 1986: Long Cold Winter.

Vixen - limited edition - cut to shape - picture disc - edge of a broken heart - promo pic

On November 19th, 1988Vixen hits #26 on the Billboard Hot 100, with their hit Edge of a Broken Heart. This song is featured on Vixen’s 1988 self-titled debut album. This cool song was written by Richard Marx and Fee Waybill.

Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine - promo cover pic - #8800BJ

On this day in 1988Bon Jovi hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their hit Bad Medicine. This song is featured on Bon Jovi’s fourth studio album, 1988′s New Jersey.

Nirvana - MTV unplugged in New York - promo cover pic - #1994DGN

On November 19th, 1994Nirvana entered the Billboard 200 Albums Chart at #1 with MTV Unplugged In New York. This album went on to sell five million copies in the United States, alone.

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

On this day in 1998Mötley Crüe opened their retail store S’crue in Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue. Vocalist Vince Neil helped open the front door during the grand-opening, making three huge cuts with a chainsaw. The store would eventually close two months later.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Matt Sorum - Modern Drummer - cover feature - February 2005 - #001MS

Matt Sorum - Fierce Joy - Statosphere - solo album promo flyer - 2014 - #33MSBB

MATT SORUM

Born on November 19th, 1960, in California was Matt Sorum. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Matt! Man, whoa! Matt Sorum is a world-class drummer and famously known as drumming and/or recording for such prominent acts: Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult, Slash’s Snakepit and Johnny Crash among others.

Matt’s current projects are Kings Of Chaos and Fierce Joy. Kings Of Chaos are a touring all-star band of rotating musicians, playing cover songs and songs from their respective bands. Matt Sorum’s Fierce Joy – Stratosphere was released on March 11th, 2014, in the United States, to widespread critical acclaim.

Above photo top: Modern Drummer cover feature, (USA), February 2005 issue. Above photo bottom: Matt Sorum’s Fierce Joy – Stratosphere promo album flyer.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

PRONG – Begins Australia Tour On November 19th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Prong - Ruining Lives In Australia - 2014 Tour promo flyer - November

The legendary Tommy Victor will be leading his band PRONG, through a 4 date tour of Australia: Ruining Lives In Australia Tour 2014. Beginning on November 19th in Sydney at the Metro Theatre and culminating on November 22nd at The Basement, in the capital city of Canberra, as headliners for Metal Fiesta #6, PRONG will be supporting their new and very addicting studio album: Ruining Lives.

Prong - Tommy Victor - Ruining Lives - promo cover pic - 2014 - #77TV

PRONG Ruining Lives was released on May 13th, 2014 in the U.S., via Steamhammer / SPV.

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PRONG:

Tommy Victor – Vocals & Guitars

Jason Christopher – Bass, Backing Vocals

Art Cruz – Drums

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* For more info on PRONG:

Facebook: - Prong -

Website: http://www.prongmusic.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/prongmusic

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LONG LIVE PRONG.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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On This Day In METAL History – November 18th – It’s A Rockin’ Birthday Bash For Herman Rarebell, Rudy Sarzo And Kirk Hammett!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Herman Rarebell & Friends - Hermans Scorpions Songs - promo cover pic - 2014

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HERMAN RAREBELL

On November 18th, 1949, Herman Rarebell was born. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, Herman! Whoa, yeah! Herman “Ze German” Rarebell is a world-class drummer and most famously known as the drummer for the legendary Scorpions. From 1977 to 1996, Herman recorded, toured, wrote and co-wrote songs for the Scorpions, helping the band to achieve dozens of Gold and Platinum records, along with wide-spread sold-out shows in both arenas and stadiums.

Herman Rarebell has remained active in the music scene, since his departure from the Scorpions. His newest album, Herman Rarebell & Friends – Herman’s Scorpions Songs, will be released in the U.S. on this coming December 16th. This new album from Herman features vocalists: Tony Martin, Don Dokken, Doogie White, Bobby Kimball and more! Herman has also written an autobiography: And Speaking Of Scorpions….

Rudy Sarzo - US Rockstar - magazine - promo cover pic - December 2013

Quiet Riot - circa 1983 - publicity band card - #1984KD

QUIET RIOT – Classic lineup (circa 1983) L to R: Rudy Sarzo, Frankie Banali, Kevin DuBrow and Carlos Cavazo.

RUDY SARZO

On November 18th, 1950, Rudy Sarzo was born in Havana, Cuba. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, Rudy! Whoa! Rudy Sarzo is famously known as the former bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot and Whitesnake. Rudy Sarzo has also played bass and/or recorded for the legendary DIO, WhiteSnakeYngwie MalmsteenBlue Öyster Cult, Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche and Animetal USA. If you follow Rudy Sarzo on Twitter, you will be easily convinced he is a champion of animals and their well-being.

Above top photo: Rudy Sarzo cover feature for U.S. Rockstar Magazine (December 2013).

Kirk Hammett - Terrorizer - cover feature - promo pic - #2014KHMH

KIRK HAMMETT

On November 18th, 1962, Kirk Hammett was born in California. Happy Metal Birthday, Kirk! Hell, yeah! Kirk Hammett is famously known as the lead guitarist for the super-legendary Metallica. Besides being a classic member of (probably) the greatest Metal band that ever existed, Kirk also was a founding member of the ravenous Exodus.

In short, Kirk Hammett is a pioneer and legend of Thrash Metal and helped give The Bay Area its real fame. Kirk is also a very successful entrepreneur, putting his name and creativity on items from guitar straps to horror collectables. Besides being recognized as one of music history’s greatest guitarists, Kirk Hammett along with his Metallica bandmates, were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for the class of 2009.

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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 – November 17th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Who - classic band logo - British Flag - #1967 - PTKM66

On November 17th, 1967The Who began their second tour of North America at the Shawnee Mission South, high school, in Overland Park, Kansas. The Who were on tour opening for The Buckinghams. Are you ready for this… the ticket admission was: $2 (U.S. funds). Whoa!

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery - promo cover pic - #1979JL

On this day in 1979The Electric Light Orchestra, aka, ELO reaches #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, with Shine a Little Love. ELO’s Bev Bevan later went on to tour as drummer for Black Sabbath, on their Born Again ’83-’84 World Tour.

Dark Angle - Darkness Descends - promo cover pic - #1985GH

On November 17th, 1986 – The second studio album from Dark Angel was released: Darkness Descends. This marked the first Dark Angel album to feature Gene Hoglan on drums. This album was also the last to feature vocalist Don Doty.

ZZ Top - Recycler - promo album cover pic - 1990 - #10BG

On this day in 1990ZZ Top peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with their tenth studio album Recycler. This was their fifth top ten album in the United States. Recycler became certified Platinum in the United States by the RIAA.

Slayer - Exodus - Suicidal Tendencies - November 2014 - promo tour flyer - #66711

On November 17th, 2014Slayer, with Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies perform at the Bricktown Event Center, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Metal be thy name!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Top Trumps – “Rock Gods” Themed Card Game Releases On December 8th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Planet Rock - Top Trumps - Rock Gods - trading cards - promo pic - 2014 - #1116

Here’s a very cool Christmas stocking stuffer or flat-out surprise holiday gift, for the Metalhead and/or Rockaholic in your life! Whoa! Read on…

30 classic bands and artists battle it out across 6 categories in the traditional Top Trumps themed card game, including the likes of: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, KISS, Alice Cooper, Mötley Crüe, Aerosmith, Free and many more.

Here is the definitive list of all artists and bands in the inaugural “Rock Gods” Top Trumps:

Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Metallica, The Who, Queen, David Bowie, KISS, Motörhead, Thin Lizzy, Genesis, Bruce Springsteen, Yes, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Free, Status Quo, Rory Gallagher, Cream, Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, Heart and Nirvana.

Top Trumps - Rock Gods - Iron Maiden - December - 2014 - promo pic

Will the Rolling Stones have had more UK No.1 albums than Led Zeppelin?

Have Nirvana had a higher placed UK single than Def Leppard?

Over the years have Whitesnake had more members than Heart?

Have Metallica sold more worldwide albums than Iron Maiden?

Who have been going longer Judas Priest or Kiss?

You will find the answer to these and many more match ups when the classic card game is released in December.

The perfect Christmas present stocking filler for everyone you ever met is released on Monday December 8th, with a reduced pre-sale price (including free delivery) of £5 available now.

On general release Monday December 8th and available here to pre-order now:

http://rocktrumps.bigcartel.com/product/top-trumps-rock-gods

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* For Top Trumps USA info:

Website: http://www.toptrumps.us

Website: http://www.toptrumps.com/usa/

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK N’ ROLL.

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