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JEFF LABAR – “One For The Road” Debut Album Is A MUST Buy! Commendable First Week Billboard Chart Positions!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Jeff LaBar’s solo debut album, One For The Road, was released back on August 26th, via Rat Pak Records. This is one Hard Rock CD I picked up on its release date and I cannot get enough of it in my system! One For The Road demonstrates the vocal, musical and songwriting talents of Jeff LaBar; from heavy hitting songs as No Strings, Asking For A Beating, One For The Road and Nightmare On My Street to the mellow acoustic instrumentals of Muse and Ode To Page. Hello Or Goodbye is a mid-tempo track, one that is musically and lyrically one of my favorite of favorites on this terrific album. Whoa!

This debut from Jeff LaBar is chock-full of Hard Rock relevance and loaded with juicy slices of how admirable Classic Rock sounds when recorded in present day! The guitar tones of Jeff LaBar are clear as day and darn fun to absorb! Jeff LaBar plays all guitars and bass, with an all-star cast of guest drummers. Cinderella fans rejoice! Classic Rock, 80′s Arena and Hard Rock fans of any generation should dig what Jeff LaBar has created on his debut. I sure have!

I declare this Jeff LaBar debut as A MUST BUY! Jeff LaBar has done good… real good… so good that his debut album landed in the Billboard charts on September 4th! Metal be thy name! Here is the Rockin’ roll-call:

* #130 Billboard Top 200

* #1 Heatseekers

* #38 Top Rock Albums

* #21 Top Indie Releases

* #14 Top Hard Rock Albums

* #110 Top Current Releases


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And you can also grab a cool T-Shirt & CD bundle at:


ROCK OUT to the video for “No Strings” below… Whoa!


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The AJAY Project Releases New Single “I Am Not the Same”

Posted in metal music, Music, music news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Coinciding with the New Release is the Free Single “Asian Ritual” on CdBaby

Los Angeles, CA – The AJAY Project just released the follow-up to their first single, “You Made Me”, AJ’s ode of gratitude for his mother.  The new track, “I Am Not the Same”, is a Rock/Metal piece certainly contrasting their last release. This in your face rock jam proves the dynamic and genre bending abilities of The AJAY Project. Download “I Am Not the Same” on iTunes!

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“I Am Not the Same” is a song about a dysfunctional relationship that is changing a person for the worse. It’s about that realization and moment in which you discover that you are no longer yourself, and you have warped into someone you despise and no longer recognize. Front-man, Aj Santsagi originally started the song as an instrumental guitar track, but the song took a dramatic turn. Inspired by the vocals of lead singer Vio, who appears on their previous release “You Made Me” singing in Italian, the track took a new direction and a new life with her Progressive Rock vocals. Her passion and distinct direction and dedication towards music, especially Rock/Metal, made her the perfect choice and the idea to create this rock piece was born. With Aj at the helm of the production, the guitar riffs and rolling drums were added creating a dynamic and original production.

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As a thank you to fans, The AJAY Project is also releasing a new instrumental track called “Asian Ritual” which is now available on CdBaby for free. Slow strings bring you in and with each chord you are transported to a foreign place in a different time. It begins soft and peaceful; if you close your eyes you’d swear you were floating. As the track progresses it intensifies, taking you on a journey.  There is a mesmerizing piano under the strings that carries you throughout the track and percussion crescendos layered throughout. Both tracks were at the hands of the very talented, VJ Thomas, who served as the mixing engineer, co-producer, co-arranger and ultimately an integral part of the tracks development.

Stuck in a place where resources were scarce, the mastermind behind The AJAY Project, Aj Santsagi found it difficult to pursue his dream of music. He is native to India and growing up he wasn’t exposed to the world of music education, but he was fascinated by its potential. As he grew up he became more aware and had more opportunity to follow his passion – and he did just that.

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After earning a degree in engineering to please his parents, Aj moved to Hollywood to pursue his musical aspirations. He has had the opportunity to work with numerous talented musicians as a producer and co-writer. Aj has put in tremendous work toward his goal, and is just starting his journey as an artist in his own right.

The first single, “You Made Me” began as a personal message to his mother, but as it developed he realized that it should be shared with a greater audience. In order to capture the melting pot that is Los Angeles and to pay homage to his hometown, Aj had the song translated into Hindi and several other languages. In addition, Aj had the iTunes proceeds donated to ten select charities around the globe. Aj is not only an extremely talented musician but also a dedicated philanthropist with a heart for people of all demographics.

You don’t want to miss out on the journey that The AJAY Project’s new single will take you on. Be sure to check out “Asian Ritual” for free on CdBaby, “I Am Not The Same” on iTunes and keep up with all things The AJAY Project on their official site:



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Posted in Guitar, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock albums, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The long-awaited eighth studio release from Mike Campese is finally here!

Mike Campese is back with a new solo release, titled Chameleon. This is Mike’s 8th solo Cd, it contains 12 new tracks and it is a little over 60 minutes. This Cd really packs a punch! If you heard Mike’s previous Cd’s you will realize that he has really honed his writing and musicianship. The first track “To the 9′s” is slamming, it’s a blistering tune with incredible melody and alone it is worth the price of the Cd. Not only is Mike a guitar virtuoso, but he does sing on a few tracks on this disc as well.

The title track “Chameleon” has some real nice haunting melodies and some nice lush vocal harmonies. There is some serious shredding on this Cd and plenty of melody as well. With the blistering guitar and the Paganini inspired section in the tune “Raise the Bow” and the multiple meter changes in the song “Pasta and Bananas” that progressive rock fans will love. Mike returns with his blues roots on the tune “She Burnt the House Down”, which has some incredible soaring leads that are in your face and some real nice vocal melodies.

Campese gets funky on this Cd as well, the tunes “Funky Monkey Man” and “Firefly in a Bottle”, feature some pretty awesome funk grooves and some nice vocal lines. If you have been following Mike’s music and career, you will know that Mike is known for his great sense of melody and melodic shredding on the guitar. A perfect example of this is the tune “Flashback”, this beautiful ballad was inspired when Mike was living in Hollywood and attending Mi. “Vegas”(playing the slots) is probably one of the most unique tunes on the Cd. When you are listening to this song, you will think you are in Vegas playing a slot machine. Now lets cross the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian volcano inspired tune “Kilauea” erupts with some incredible guitar lines with some in your face guitars.

For the first time on any Mike Campese Cd, Mike has a very special guest, his friend and guitar legend, Vernon Reid of Living Colour. Mike and Vernon are trading off with some crazy solos at the end of the jazzy tune “Do it for the Cats” Mike is a very versatile guitarist and on each Cd he incorporates a little jazz and other styles in his music, which makes him known as a musical Chameleon. The last tune “Meant to Be” is another jazzy tune with a great groove and some very catchy melodies. Mike Campese fans are going to love this Cd and it is the one they have been waiting for.


CHAMELEON embodies the entire essence and culmination of Mike’s years of experience as a composer, guitarist, songwriter and of course includes plenty of serious guitar shredding.

Mike’s upcoming Italy Clinics, Melodic Shred Lessons and hard-hitting progressive rock Music can be seen, heard and PURCHASED NOW here at his Official Website:


(Source: Guitarz Forever Marketing & Promotions)

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Joe Satriani Announces Special East Coast Shows

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, music news, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit: Jon Luini

Celebrating Release of Career-Spanning Box Set & Musical Memoir

Shows Include Return to Hometown of Long Island, Special PBS Taping
at The Iridium in NY and in Connecticut


May 6, 2014 – New York, NY – Joe Satriani will return to the east coast for three special appearances this June to celebrate the release of both, his career-spanning box set, Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings and his first-ever autobiographical memoir, “Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir” (

The first of these three shows finds Satriani returning to his hometown, playing The Space at Westbury in Long Island on June 7th. This will be Satriani’s first appearance on Long Island in a number of years and the anticipation level is high. The following Monday, in honor of Les Paul’s 99th birthday, Joe and his band will perform a 2-hour concert at the Iridium in NYC, the home of Les Paul’s legendary, weekly performances for many years.  This event will be recorded for a fall 2014 PBS TV Special called “Front & Center”. Lastly, Joe and the band will wrap their brief east coast run with a stop in Ridgefield, CT for a show at The Ridgefield Playhouse.

Following these special engagements, Joe and his band (Marco Minnemann – drums, Bryan Beller – bass and Mike Keneally – keys & guitar) will head to Europe for a number of Festival appearances and other shows ending in late July.


Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, a career-spanning 15-CD library box, including the most comprehensive anthology to date, is also available as a collectible limited edition USB drive, exclusively on The entire collection on the USB will be in 24-bit/96kHz “High-Resolution Audio”. HRA offers Joe’s audiophile fans higher resolution in bandwidth, wider dynamic range, greater detail, and more depth than a conventional CD. The HRA recordings are as close as a fan can get to both the early 1/2″ analog masters and the later high sample rate digital masters. All albums have been re-mastered specifically for HRA delivery by John Cuniberti.

The press response to the career-spanning box set and book have been tremendous with The Hollywood Reporter noting, “Joe Satriani is recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in the world,” while USA Today calls him, “(Satriani)…the raging maestro whose 1987 instrumental Surfing With the Alien won him ax-god status, who channeled every guitarist the Rolling Stones ever had while touring with Mick Jagger in 1988 and who most recently helped classic rock supergroup Chickenfoot race up the charts…”

One of the most influential and respected instrumental rock guitarists to emerge in the past three decades, Joe Satriani is that rare “musician’s musician” who’s crossed over into the mainstream with music that is both sublime and complex, appealing to a wide variety of tastes.

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Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings presents brand-new digital masters, overseen by Joe Satriani, with each CD packaged in a replica cardboard jacket.  The library collection is housed in a specially designed clamshell box with a booklet filled with photos and memorabilia from across the decades.

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings is the ideal audio accompaniment to “Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir,” Satriani’s autobiography (, coming out May 6th.



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ACE FREHLEY – New Studio Album “Space Invader” Releases On June 24th, Via eOne Music

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Ace Frehley Facebook page:

We are excited to announce the new album SPACE INVADER, Ace’s first new solo album in five years, via E1 Music on June 24th, 2014.

The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker.”

An official statement from Ace surrounding the exciting news:

“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time. Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”



Special thanks to Metal Odyssey contributor Scott Coverdale.

* For more info on ACE FREHLEY:

Ace Frehley - Facebook

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STEVE SALUTO “12″ – Guitar Virtuoso’s New Solo EP Features Oni Logan, Thomas Nero And Brian Tichy – Available Worldwide, Online Now!

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Steve Saluto “12″

Steve Saluto’s awaited EP solo release for 2013 is entitled “12″. Saluto, known as “the amazing Italian guitar hero and recording studio genius”, is back with 4 super solid rock songs teaming up with Oni Logan (Lynch Mob) on vocals, Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Slash) on drums and the new bass master Thomas Nero.

In every song of the album fans can find the unmistakable Steve’s guitar style with power riffs, blazing solos and melodies perfectly fitting with the music. Fans can also find a burning instrumental called BANGKOK where the drums of Brian Tichy and the bass of Thomas Nero make the difference. Nothing has been left behind in the production of this EP from the sounds to the mix and mastering that Saluto personally followed at his own recording studio.

The track list is:

“12″ is available online worldwide.


Listen Below To Bangkok And The Shredding Mastery Of Steve Saluto! Also Featuring The Dynamic Rhythm Section Of Thomas Nero (bass) And Brian Tichy (drums):

Listen Below To The Trailer For Steve Saluto’s 12, Featuring Oni Logan (vocals), Thomas Nero (bass) and Brian Tichy (drums):

Purchase Your Downloads Here:

iTunes: Steve Saluto “12″ iTunes

Amazon: 12

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PAUL STANLEY OF KISS – Book Signing Dates For His Autobiography “Face The Music: A Life Exposed” – Releasing In All Formats On April 8th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the KISS Facebook page:


Paul Stanley’s “Face the Music: A Life Exposed” will be released in ALL formats including eBook and spoken word on April 8th! Paul will be signing copies of his new book at the following locations:

Monday, April 7 – New York – 6:00 pm

Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007

Tuesday, April 8 – New York – 7:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
2245 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY

Wednesday, April 9 – New York/New Jersey – 6:00 pm

211 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

Wednesday, April 16 – Los Angeles – 7:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Thursday, April 17 – San Diego – 7:00 pm

7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Friday, April 25 – San Francisco – 7:00 pm

Jewish Community Center
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Visit for more info on Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley


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