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KISS – KISSTERIA: THE ULTIMATE VINYL ROAD CASE; PRE-ORDER NOTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set – 1,000 Units Worldwide

Authentic Anvil Road Case

34 LPs With Exclusive Merch And Vinyl Included

Free Shipping In The Continental U.S.A.

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PRE-ORDER INFO WITH LINK BELOW:

http://www.kissteria.kissonline.com/

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Stone Says: WHOA! What a KISS bounty!! I won’t even bother to pre-order, cause I know I won’t be able to afford KISSTERIA. It’s all good though, just looking at what’s in this Anvil Road Case is enough to make me wanna spread the Metal word! This is KISS Kollectible news too good to pass up! Metal be thy name and KISS Forever!!

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

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Audio Fidelity To Release Classic Alice Cooper Album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ On Hybrid SACD, On February 4, 2014!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Camarillo, CA – Alice Cooper fans worldwide rejoice! Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity is releasing Alice Cooper’s classic album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ on Hybrid SACD on February 4, 2014! As a bonus, along with the meticulously reproduced artwork, enclosed in every CD is the very collectible replicated ‘Billion Dollar Bill’.

With ‘Billion Dollar Babies’, Alice Cooper refined the raw grit of their earlier work in favor of a slightly more polished sound resulting in a mega-hit album that reached the top of the US and UK album charts. It’s impossible to overstate how popular the band had become by the time their sixth album was released. The album, is brilliant, decadent and encapsulated all the celebrity trashiness of the 70’s only three years into the decade.

Song for song, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ is probably the original Alice Cooper group’s finest and strongest. The album’s singles “Elected”, “Hello Hooray”, “Billion Dollar Babies”,and “No More Mr. Nice Guy” all became hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Also included are a pair of perennial concert standards – the disturbing necrophilia ditty “I Love the Dead” and the chilling macabre of “Sick Things”.

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After the album was released, the band embarked on a tour which broke the US box office records previously held by the Rolling Stones. The show climaxed with a guillotine execution of Alice. The album and the tour made the band into the world’s preeminent pied pipers of teenage trash culture and the most successful rock band ever to be loathed by American parents.

“Other than the original ‘Alice Cooper Band’ being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2011, our second biggest achievement was when our album ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ went to Number #1 in all three music trade magazines at the same time in April of 1973. Number #1 in Billboard, Number #1 in Record World and Number #1 in Cash Box. We had hoped it would sell Gold or Platinum as a follow-up to the success of our album ‘School’s Out’, but a Number #1 album was something that was totally unexpected. Over the years the title track “Billion Dollar Babies” has become my signature song because of the recognizable drum intro.” – Neal Smith, Alice Cooper drummer and founding member

“I remember we were out on the road when the album finally came out in February 1973. I listened to it in my hotel room and just got this really big smile. I was thinking, ‘It’s amazing, we’re really pulling this off’. The album was very, very unique and very, very different. I was really proud of the songs, especially ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and ‘Generation Landslide’.” – Michael Bruce, Alice Cooper guitarist/keyboardist and founding member

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To purchase: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/alice-cooper-billion-dollar-babies

TRACKS:

1. Hello Hooray

2. Raped and Freezin’

3. Elected

4. Billion Dollar Babies

5. Unfinished Sweet

6. No More Mr. Nice Guy

7. Generation Landslide

8. Sick Things

9. Mary-Ann

10. I Love the Dead

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Produced by Bob Ezrin

Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering

“…it remains one of rock’s quintessential classic albums!”

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER BAND.

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

Stone.

MY CD FIND ALERT! The King Biscuit Flower Hour/Best Of The Best – 25 Years Of Rock

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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I stopped by my local Buyback$ (used CD/video/gaming) store last weekend, while searching for used Queen CD’s. I didn’t find any Queen; instead I found and bought the King Biscuit Flower Hour/Best Of The Best – 25 Years Of Rock. I couldn’t resist grabbing this CD right away, for I grew up listening to the King Biscuit Flower Hour and have fond memories of listening to the live concerts that this iconic FM radio show sponsored. Heck, the King Biscuit Flower Hour introduced my ears to full-length live concerts, well before I went to a real live concert! Good times.

From 7th grade through my high school years, (1978 – 1984) the King Biscuit Flower Hour introduced to me many, many Classic Rock bands that I still listen to today. From Genesis to Triumph, with America and The Kinks in-between, this CD not only takes me back on memory lane… this CD flat-out Rocks! There are 16 songs, with 16 different Classic Rock bands represented, in all of their live glory! A solid and honest production, a crisp (and often raw) sound creates an honest-to-goodness live feel which overflows from this whiz-bang CD!

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Isn’t it funny, how back in the 70’s and into the 80’s the genre of Classic Rock really didn’t exist yet? Now we all group these bands and their songs into Classic Rock. Hilarious. Um, not really. This all really means I’m getting old. Then again, if my memory serves me correct, the songs from the 50’s and 60’s were called The Golden Oldies back in the 80’s. Um, yeah.

I paid $3.99 (U.S.) for this used CD. The record label is none other than: King Biscuit Flower Hour Records. The release year is printed on the actual CD as: 1998. You can buy this CD on Amazon.com; where I’ve seen 3 used copies for sale, ranging in price from $3.46 to $26.25 (U.S.). I absolutely love this CD, with The Kinks Lola, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Call Me The Breeze and Carry On Wayward Son from Kansas being grand highlights for me. The liner notes are fabulous, with 4 color and black & white band pics, a tidy history of this legendary live radio show, plus testimonials.

There is, actually, We Will Rock You by (of course) Queen on this CD, therefore, I did find Queen on this trip to Buyback$ after all. Good times. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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The track list is as follows and it’s a dandy:

01 – Genesis – That’s All

02 – Queen – We Will Rock You

03 – The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again

04 – Foreigner – Cold As Ice

05 – Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son

06 – Lynyrd Skynyrd – Call Me The Breeze

07 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Lucky Man

08 – Rush – Limelight

09 – Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot

10 – The Kinks – Lola

11 – America – Horse With No Name

12 – Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Takin’ Care Of Business

13 – Billy Squier - The Stroke

14 – Rick Derringer – Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo

15 – Triumph – Allied Forces

16 – Blondie – One Way Or Another

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF THE KING BISCUIT FLOWER HOUR.

LONG LIVE CLASSIC ROCK.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

SCORPIONS “Blackout” – Limited Numbered Edition, Hybrid SACD Releasing On January 21st, Via Audio Fidelity

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SCORPIONS – Releasing on January 21st, 2014, is the SCORPIONS seminal album, Blackout, as a SACD from Audio Fidelity. Not enough can be said for Germany’s highly influential and super legendary SCORPIONS! This SACD is a limited numbered edition and must be included in every SCORPION’s fans collection! Metal be thy name!

SCORPIONS BLACKOUT – Track Listing:

1. Blackout

2. Can’t Live Without You

3. No One Like You

4. You Give Me All I Need

5. Now!

6. Dynamite

7. Arizona

8. China White

9. When The Smoke Is Going Down

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SCORPIONS – Blackout Lineup:

Klaus Meine – lead vocals

Matthias Jabs – guitar

Rudolf Schenker – guitar

Francis Buchholz – bass

Herman Rarebell – drums, percussion

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Production: Dieter Dierks – producer, engineer

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

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A self-portrait of artist Gottfried Helnwein is featured on the cover of the Blackout album.

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* Audio Fidelity: http://www.audiofidelity.net

* For more info on SCORPIONS:

Website: http://www.the-scorpions.com/

Facebook: Scorpions

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LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Louis St. August Of Mass Lends Backing Vocals On New Boston Single “Heaven On Earth” – Song Reaches #3 On Classic Rock Charts!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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December 10, 2013 – Hey, did you hear that Louis St. August, the longtime front-man for rockers MASS, was invited into Tom Scholz of BOSTON studio to sing on the new single “Heaven on Earth” that hit #3 on the Classic Rock Charts last week!

St. August, a longtime front-man for the band MASS said, “I was thrilled to be asked to sing a song on BOSTON’s first studio album in 11 years, “Life Love & Hope” (Available now!) St. August contributes his signature polished metal voice on back-up harmonies on the Scholz penned and produced single.

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Louis St. August

WBCN radio personality Mark Parenteau, who conducted the very first on-the-air radio interview with St August, listened to “Heaven on Earth” last night and commented exclusively to the Boston Globe Names column: “Wow instantly comfortable! Like a new visit from an old friend. Indeed the song lives up to its name!!”

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While the band MASS is gearing up for the recording studio and live shows in 2014, St. August is once again raising funds for Toys For Tots as he has annually since 2011. His heartfelt  rendition of the David Foster classic, “Grown Up Christmas List” that appears on MASS “A Very Merry X-MASS” 2 song EP is available exclusively on iTunes. All proceeds go to the “Toys For Tots” organization. “No child should go without a gift on Christmas Morning,” said St. August.

MASS “Grown Up Christmas List ” youtube video:

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MASS “A Very Merry Christmas” iTunes link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-very-merry-x-mass-single/id447840454

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* For more info on MASS:

Website: http://www.massrocks.com

Facebook: Mass

* For more info on BOSTON:

Website: http://www.bandboston.com

Facebook: Boston

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LONG LIVE LOUIS ST. AUGUST & MASS.

LONG LIVE TOM SCHOLZ & BOSTON.

Stone.

BOSTON “LIFE LOVE & HOPE” – New Studio Album Releasing December 3rd On Frontiers Records!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the BOSTON Facebook page:

More than 10 years in the making, BOSTON’s new studio album, “Life, Love & Hope” is ready for release! Finally emerging from his Hideaway Studio II, Tom Scholz says, “These are songs from the heart, each of them taking many months of effort to write, arrange, perform and record, always up to the demands of BOSTON’s harshest critic, me. They have all been meticulously recorded to analogue tape on the same machines and equipment used for BOSTON’s hits for the past 35 years.”

Available on December 3 on Frontiers Records, this album includes lead vocals from Brad Delp, Tommy DeCarlo, Kimberley Dahme, David Victor, and Tom Scholz, and features tracks with the classic BOSTON sound, as well as the latest in the evolution of Scholz’ musical artistry. “I intentionally stayed close to the early BOSTON style on some of the songs, even using the same amps and instruments; on others I let my imagination run wild,” says Tom.

All the tracks have the characteristic BOSTON trademark guitars, harmonies, and immaculately crafted sound. Tom worked very hard to fulfill the expectations of BOSTON fans new and old, and has created a diverse yet cohesive album that truly has something for everyone.

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FOR TRACK LIST AND TO PRE-ORDER LIFE LOVE & HOPE:

Order Amazon: http://smarturl.it/BostonLifeLoveHope

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/lifeloveandhope

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* For More Info On BOSTON:

Facebook: Boston

Website: http://www.bandboston.com

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Frontiers Records: http://www.frontiers.it

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF BOSTON.

LONG LIVE TOM SCHOLZ.

REST IN PEACE, BRAD DELP.

Stone.

DEEP PURPLE “Above And Beyond” – Limited 7″ Vinyl, Limited CD And Digital Releases October 25th, Via EarMusic

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Deep Purple “Above And Beyond” – The new single from the album “NOW What?!” will be available October 25th, 2013 as a limited edition CD, limited Vinyl and digital download.

CD single and 7″ cover based on the original graphic work of Black Dwarf Designs.

The Single “ABOVE AND BEYOND” will be released in two formats:

1) 7” Purple Vinyl Limited Edition:

B-side:  “Space Truckin´” live in Majano, Italy, recorded in July during the NOW WHAT?! Tour

2) CD Single:

B-sides:

- “Things I’ve Never Said”

(studio out-take from the now deleted limited edition of the studio album RAPTURE OF THE DEEP)

- “Space Truckin´” (recorded live during the NOW WHAT?! Tour, 24 July 2013 in Rome)

- “Hush” (recorded live during the NOW WHAT?! Tour, 6th August 2013 in Lokerse Feestem)

The cover of the single has been chosen by the band and their record label earMUSIC among many artwork submissions by fans and young independent artists.

“ABOVE AND BEYOND” is an affectionate homage to founding member Jon Lord to whom the band dedicated the whole “NOW WHAT?!” album (“Souls Having Touched are Forever Entwined”)

In Europe: order by clicking on links below! Whoa!

CD: http://amzn.to/1ftDNC0

Vinyl: http://amzn.to/1an2AlD

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(Photo Credit: EarMusic Facebook)

(Sources: Deep Purple Facebook, EarMusic Facebook)

* For More Info On DEEP PURPLE:

Facebook: Deep Purple

http://www.deeppurple-nowwhat.com

www.deeppurple.com

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http://www.ear-music.net

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LONG LIVE DEEP PURPLE.

Stone.

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