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LA KISS – WIN THEIR INAUGURAL AFL HOME OPENER!

Posted in football, news, sports, sports news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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LA KISS WINS THEIR HOME OPENER!

ON APRIL 5TH, 2014

LA KISS DEFEATED THE

PORTLAND THUNDER

44 – 34

METAL BE THY NAME!

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THE INAUGURAL LA KISS HOME OPENER FESTIVITIES INCLUDED:

LA Kiss - home opening flyer - arena football - 2014

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* For more info on LA KISS:

Website: http://www.lakissfootball.com

Facebook: LA KISS

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LONG LIVE LA KISS.

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE THE ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

Stone.

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SPIDER ROCKETS “Going Down” – Used As An Entrance Song For WWE NXT’s CHARLOTTE FLAIR

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, sports, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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SPIDER ROCKETS

New Jersey’s Hard Rockers 

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WWE NXT’s Charlotte Flair has used Spider Rocket’s (Heavy Rockin’ song) “GOING DOWN” as her entrance music when she makes her way to the ring. See video below.

She may not fly jets or ride limousines, but Charlotte — daughter of 16-time World Champion Ric Flair — may be destined for greatness. A latecomer to the industry her father helped revolutionize, Charlotte has kickstarted her entrance into her father’s profession and made a name for herself in NXT in very short order.

Displaying a level of athleticism that few divas in history can match, Charlotte has captured the attention of the NXT Universe in short order. What the future holds for Charlotte is anyone’s guess, but if history is any indicator, it will include nothing but the highest accolades and respect. The world will know her name soon enough.

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Going Down is from the critically acclaimed Spider Rockets studio album from 2012: Bitten.

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Click below for past SPIDER ROCKETS features, on Metal Odyssey!

SPIDER ROCKETS “BITTEN” – Strap Yourself In… For One Hell Of A Hard Rockin’ Ride With Plenty Of Bite!

SPIDER ROCKETS “Going Down” Official Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

The above links are for original posts, featured on Metal Odyssey, on June 18, 2012 and September 24, 2013.

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* For more info on SPIDER ROCKETS:

Facebook: Spider Rockets

Website: http://www.spiderrockets.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/spiderrockets

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LONG LIVE SPIDER ROCKETS.

LONG LIVE CHARLOTTE FLAIR.

LONG LIVE RIC FLAIR.

Stone.

KISS NEWS – LA KISS LOGO, JERSEY & HELMET UPDATE

Posted in classic rock, football, Hard Rock, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news, sports with tags , , , , , , , on November 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the KISS Facebook page:

We’re excited to have the creative genius of Paul Stanley behind these key elements. You’re going to love the flame designs incorporated into our jersey this season! We’ll share this as soon as it’s finalized or we may unveil these on a special date in January, more to come! For our helmet, we’re speaking with a variety of companies to incorporate a chroming process into a design that will pull our overall look together with some flair, a lot of flair. It’s KISS after all.

www.LAKISSFOOTBALL.com

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* For more info on KISS:

http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE LA KISS.

Stone.

LA KISS – Sign NCAA Record-Setting And Former NFL QB Colt Brennan

Posted in classic rock, football, news, rock music news, sports, sports news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on November 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As Reported on the KISS Facebook:

Former NFL Quarterback and Heisman Trophy Finalist Brings Talent to Los Angeles as Newest Player Acquired by LA KISS

The LA KISS announced today they have signed prolific quarterback and Southern California native, Colt Brennan. A former 2007 Heisman Trophy finalist with the University of Hawaii, Brennan holds the NCAA record for most touchdown passes in a single season (58) and will utilize his National Football League (NFL) experience with the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders to add veteran leadership and electrifying play to the newest expansion team in the Arena Football League (AFL).

“We’re thrilled to bring such a dynamic and successful Quarterback to our team and to our fans,” stated Schuyler Hoversten, President of LA KISS. “Having a local success story in a key position is great for our fans and I know they’ll enjoy watching him play this season at Honda Center.”

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Brennan (6’3” – 215 lbs) began his career playing high school football for Orange County powerhouse, Mater Dei High School, before playing at the collegiate level for the University of Hawaii. At Hawaii Brennan achieved national recognition while leading his team to a 12-0 record and 2007 Sugar Bowl appearance on the back of his record-setting season. He finished the year with an NCAA Division I record 58 touchdown passes and 70.4 pass completion percentage (along with 29 other Division I records) finishing third in the Heisman vote. He was also named the WAC Offensive Player of the Year and awarded First-Team All-WAC honors (for the second straight season).

He was selected in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins and went on to lead the league in touchdown passes during the preseason. Over the next few years, Brennan spent time with the Redskins and Oakland Raiders before taking time off to rehab his injuries. He now joins the LA KISS as he hopes to rejuvenate his career and bring an unheralded level of excitement to the AFL and its fans.

“It’s not often you get to add a player with Brennan’s impressive combination of elite skill and veteran maturity, and we are excited to see the new dynamic he brings to the team,” says Bob McMillen, Head Coach for LA KISS. “Whether it’s through his play on the field or his leadership in the locker room, we know he will make a positive impact from day one.”

Brennan’s electric style of play, which enabled him to achieve such record-breaking levels of success throughout his career, will be the perfect fit for LA KISS and the AFL. With his addition to the team, fans can expect to witness the most thrilling form of sports entertainment around.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to get back on the field and play football for the LA Kiss,” Brennan said. “I’m looking forward to coming home and playing in front of my family and friends.”

For more information on LA KISS, or to purchase season tickets, please visit www.lakissfootball.com

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* For More Info On the ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE:

http://www.arenafootball.com

* For More Info On KISS:

http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE LA KISS.

LONG LIVE COLT BRENNAN.

Stone.

GWAR – Support The GWAR Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Extravaganza

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, horror metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, sports, sports news with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the GWAR Facebook page:

This is the actual signing page for the petition to get GWAR to play the Super Bowl, which is growing by about 5000 signatures a day… I think we need about two million so lets get on it!

https://www.change.org/petitions/the-national-football-league-allow-gwar-to-perform-the-2015-super-bowl-halftime-show

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BATTLE MAXIMUS OUT NOW!!!

New album “Battle Maximus” available now here:

www.metalblade.com/gwar

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* For More Info On GWAR:

Facebook: Gwar

http://www.gwar.net

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METAL BLADE RECORDS:

http://www.metalblade.com

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LONG LIVE GWAR.

LONG LIVE THE SUPER BOWL.

Stone.

LA KISS HIRE BOB MCMILLEN AS HEAD COACH

Posted in arena football league, classic rock, football, rock music, rock music news, sports, sports news with tags , , , , , , , on September 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the KISS Facebook page:

2013 Coach of the Year to become team’s first head coach

McMillen to Bring His Football Expertise and AFL Knowledge to Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES, CA – LA KISS Co-Owners Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Doc McGhee and Brett Bouchy have announced the inaugural Head Coach of the team as AFL veteran, Bob McMillen.

Before joining LA KISS as their new head coach, McMillen had a lengthy playing career in the AFL and retired in 2007 as the league’s second all-time leading rusher for both career yards and rushing attempts. After retiring as a player, McMillen was hired by the Chicago Rush and served as Head Coach for the team for three years. In 2013 McMillen was also elected into the AFL Hall of Fame for his services to the game.

Brett Bouchy, co-owner of LA KISS said “During our search for the first-ever head coach of LA KISS, we knew we had to get a coach with relevant AFL playing and coaching experience – someone well respected around the league and beyond”

In 2013, McMillen received Head Coach of the Year honors from the Arena Football League and was elected into the Arena Football Hall of Fame.

“I’m beyond excited to be given the honor of being named the first head coach of LA KISS,” stated Bob McMillen, head coach of LA KISS. “I’m very much looking forward to putting in the hard work with our team and owners, and in the end producing a top tier product both on and off the field.”

McMillen will be tasked with leading the charge for LA KISS on the field in their inaugural season, and expectations will be high with the new AFL franchise. LA KISS ownership is confident in his ability to lead the team and field an excellent team that will be expected to make an immediate impact.

Gene Simmons of KISS said, ‘‘We’re proud to announce Bob McMillen as head coach of our LA KISS AFL team. Bob shares our passion for bringing real, in-your-face football to the fans and he has a take no prisoner’s attitude which is the LA KISS philosophy. Go big, or go home’’

Paul Stanley of Kiss added ‘’Bob McMillen is another step in deepening our line in the sand. From the ground up we are building a team that will accept nothing less than victory. We will win’’

The AFL (www.arenafootball.com), which is dedicated to playing and promoting in-arena professional football around the world, will mark its 27th season in 2014, as well as the inaugural season for LA KISS.

For more information on LA KISS, or to purchase season tickets, please visit www.lakissfootball.com

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* For More Info On KISS:

Facebook: KISS

http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE LA KISS.

LONG LIVE BOB MCMILLEN.

Stone.

Rodrigo y Gabriela, My Battle With Bronchitis and Go Get ‘Em Lehigh University

Posted in acoustic rock, Guitar, guitarists, latin rock, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news, sports with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

I’ve been putting up with a doozy of a cold this past week, coupled with a nagging cough that spells: bronchitis. I wanted to write another album review or two these past days as well, only trying to “concentrate” on writing when you’re coughing up a storm doesn’t help matters! With today being Saturday, it has been eight days of feeling under the weather, regardless, I feel like I’m getting a ton better.

I’ve been listening to Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A.Area 52 quite a bit lately. This guitar duo are amazing players and the Cuban musicians that they recruited for their new album are superb. Just a thoroughly cool listen is this entire Area 52 album. Honestly, the tones that resonate from the guitars of Rodrigo y Gabriela along with the rhythms from their songs have made me feel pretty damn good this past week, especially when I needed that necessary “lift” in spirits.

C.U.B.A. stands for: Collective Universal Band Association. Again, I cannot emphasize enough, what an excellent sound that this Cuban orchestra gives to this Rodrigo y Gabriela album. If you’re looking for a must Summertime album to chill, dance or Rock out to, then Area 52 is one damn fine candidate. Hopefully, I will write a more detailed review for this Rodrigo y Gabriela album in the near future. For now, get it, especially if you appreciate instrumental guitar and/or Latin Rock.

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I very rarely write about sports on Metal Odsyssey. I “use to be” a sports nut. Do I still follow sports? Of course I do. The difference now is, after spending years of watching entire games on television, I am now content to catch a minute of action here and there, while getting updated scores via the internet whenever I feel like it. Congratulations to Lehigh University!

Ha, ha Duke. Ha, ha again. Every year, the NCAA Tournament “committee” finds it necessary to seed Duke at either #1 or #2, then they place Duke within a 60 mile radius of their home campus for tournament play. Favoritism. It’s been going on between Duke University and the NCAA for decades now. Well, Lehigh University let Duke know just how “great” they are this past Friday.

On Friday, March 16, 2012, the #15 seed Lehigh University defeated the #2 seed Duke 75 to 70. In Greensboro, North Carolina, the backyard of Duke, Lehigh University got it done. Ha, ha Duke. Ha, ha NCAA. The “brain-trust” of the NCAA probably thought that Duke would “roll” Lehigh University too. Think again NCAA. Don’t worry, next year that same NCAA “selection committee” will have Duke at #1 or #2 again, only next year they won’t have them paired up against Lehigh Universtiy.

Long Live Rodrigo y Gabriela.

Go Get ‘Em Lehigh University.

Stone.

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