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On This Day In METAL History – May 27th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Cult - Sonic Temple - promo cover pic - classic

On May 27th, 1989The Cult peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with their fourth studio album: Sonic Temple. This great album went on to sell one million (plus) copies in the United States.

RUSH - classic band logo - magenta - #2014GLNPAL

On May 27th, 1999RUSH became the first Rock band to be awarded a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame, in Toronto, Canada. Whoa!

Marty Friedman - Inferno - promo studio album pic - 2014 - #MFMO0527

On May 27th, 2014 – Legendary guitarist Marty Friedman released his studio album, Inferno, via Prosthetic Records. A few featured musical guests on Inferno are: Jason Becker, Danko Jones and Alexi Laiho.

Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0630MOTAIM027

Thy Art Is Murder - promo band pic - 2015 - #0527MOTAIM06

On May 27th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album from Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder is ranked at #20, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. The title of this new album is: Holy War. A North American release date of June 30th, 2015 is scheduled for Holy War’s release. Whoa!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Are July 2015 Cover Feature For Guitar World

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Guitar World - Lynyrd Skynyrd - promo cover pic - July 15 - 2015 - #78LSMOS

As reported by Guitar World:

Guitar World’s July 2015 issue features Lynyrd Skynyrd. As they gear up to release their latest live record, One More for the Fans! guitarist Gary Rossington reflects on his career as the sole surviving original member of the Southern rock giants. 

Then, in an excerpt from his new biography on the rise of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars: The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd, author Mark Ribowsky provides a harrowing account of the 1977 plane crash that rocked the music world.

Also, from “Free Bird” to “That Smell” and “Swamp Music” to “Call Me the Breeze,” we pay tribute to the legends of Southern rock by ranking their 25 best tracks.

Also in the issue, Guitar World gets freaky with Kirk Hammett as the second annual Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil- the Metallica guitarist’s star-studded celebration of all things metal and horror.

Finally, Guitar World presents a selection of 15 of the tastiest seven- and eight-string axes on the market today.

Start your subscription off with the July 2015 issue of Guitar World!

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On This Day In METAL History – May 26th… From THE ANIMALS To SCORPIONS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Best Of The Animals - promo album cover pic - 1966- #0526MOEB

On May 26th, 1966 The Best of the Animals entered the United States album charts. This album would peak at #6 and stay on the charts for an impressive 113 weeks. Long live the legacy of The Animals!

Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1973 - #01TEWGMO1

On May 26th, 1973 The Edgar Winter Group hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hard rockin’ instrumental: Frankenstein. Hell and yeah! This grand song is featured on the third studio album from The Edgar Winter Group, released in 1972: They Only Come Out At Night. Whoa!

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1973 - #4DPMOSIG

On May 26th, 1973 – The super legendary Deep Purple released their iconic hit single: Smoke on the Water. This amazing song went on to peak at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the sixth studio album from Deep Purple, released in 1972: Machine Head. Long live Deep Purple!

Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1984 - #250526SMO

On May 26th, 1984Scorpions hit #25 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their Heavy Metal classic: Rock You Like a Hurricane. This enormously popular song is featured on the ninth studio album from Scorpions, released in 1984: Love At First Sting. Long live Scorpions!

Aerosmith's Greatest Hits large promo album pic!

On May 26th, 2015 Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits is ranked at #168, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This must-own compilation of Aerosmith classics has spent 47 non-consecutive weeks on this chart. Long live Aerosmith!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 25th… From THE KINKS To DIO And Happy Birthday KLAUS MEINE!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Kinks - You Really Got Me - promo single 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1964DD

On May 25th, 1965Dave Davies, guitarist for the The Kinks, stumbled onto drummer Mick Avory’s cymbal and was subsequently knocked unconscious, during a concert in London. Whoa and WTF!? I’ve always loved The Kinks; true Hard Rock and Heavy Metal pioneers.

Led Zeppelin - The Who - Concert poster flyer - 1969 - May 25 - Columbia Maryland - #25OMGLZTWMO

Above: The Who and Led Zeppelin Concert flyer. Event was held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, in Columbia, Maryland, USA, May 25th, 1969. Concert flyer artist was Tina Silverman.

The Who - Led Zeppelin - May 25 - 1969 - promo AD - #LZTWMOOMG

The Who - Led Zeppelin - Concert Ticket Stub - May 25 - 1969 - Maryland - #TWLZMOOMFG

On May 25th, 1969The Who and Led Zeppelin performed on the same bill for the only time in Rock History, at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, USA. Led Zeppelin opened for The Who, by the way. Whoa, man! Check out the ticket prices (above) for this unbelievable historic event!! OMFG!! Notice on the ticket stub (above) the misspelling of Led Zeppelin. LOL!! This is an event that I would go to in my time machine; if I had a time machine, that is. I NEED a time machine! Now!! Who is with me?!

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On May 25th, 1974Sweet hits #27 in the United Kingdom with their second studio album: Sweet Fanny Adams.

DIO "Holy Diver" large promo album pic!

On May 25th, 1983 – The debut studio album from the iconic DIO released: Holy Diver. This enormously grand Heavy Metal album went on to peak at #56 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Holy Diver would go on to sell one million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

KLAUS MEINE

On May 25th, 1948, Klaus Meine was born in Germany. Happy Birthday, Klaus Meine! Klaus Meine is world-famous as the vocalist, co-songwriter, lyricist and classic member of SCORPIONS. Klaus Meine has also worked with many other musicians projects over the years, including Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia.

Scorpions - St. Petersburg Russia - May 25 - 2015 - Scorpions Facebook credit - #01MSCMOS

SCORPIONS today – from L to R: James Kottak, Matthias Jabs, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Paweł Mąciwoda

Above photo credit: Scorpions Facebook – May 25, 2015 – Scorpions in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Scorpions - mid 1980s - circus magazine poster - #MOSKM001SF25

Above: Circus (magazine) pull-out poster – circa mid 80’s

Above: SCORPIONS from L to R: Klaus Meine, Francis Buchholz, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

NO, THANK YOU KLAUS!!

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 24th… From The Who To Metallica

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Who - Pinball Wizard - 45rpm - promo pic - 1969 - #0524TWMO

On May 24th, 1969The Who peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit: Pinball Wizard. This marked the fourth top forty single for The Who, in the United States. Whoa! The Who forever! Yeah!

Van Halen "Van Halen" large promo album pic!

On May 24th, 1978 – The Van Halen self-titled debut album was certified Gold by the RIAA. This incredible album went on to sell 10 million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Whoa, man! Long live Van Halen!

Guns N Roses - Classic Logo - #551966GNR

On May 24th, 1991Guns N’ Roses began their Use Your Illusion Tour at the Alpine Valley Music Theater, in East Troy, Wisconsin. This GNR tour went on until July of 1993. Um, who cares? I sure don’t.

The Osbournes - promo tv show banner - #77TOMOOO05

On May 24th, 2005Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne put their Beverly Hills home up for sale. This was the same home featured on their hit reality television show: The Osbournes. Who eventually purchased this famous and very expensive house? None other than Pop star Christina Aguilera. In other words, who cares.

Incubus - Trust Fall (Side A) EP promo cover pic - 2015 - #01IMO0512

On May 24th, 2015 – The newly released EP from California’s INCUBUS debuts at #1, on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart. Whoa, again!

Metallica - Master Of Puppets - 1986 - #860303MMOCB

On May 24th, 2015Metallica Master Of Puppets is ranked at #149, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This amazing album has spent 83 non-consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #29. Master Of Puppets is the third studio album from Metallica, released back in 1986. I love this Metallica album… just as much as I love to breathe. Metal be thy name! – Stone

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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 – May 23rd… From Misery Index To Hinder

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock with tags , , , , on May 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Misery Index - The Killing Gods - promo cover pic

On May 23rd, 2014 – Baltimore, Maryland’s MISERY INDEX released their fifth studio album, via Season Of Mist: The Killing Gods. Long live MISERY INDEX!

Unisonic - For The Kingdom - promo EP cover pic - #2014UMOKHMK

On May 23rd, 2014 – Germany’s Metal supergroup, UNISONIC, released their EP: For The Kingdom. This 6 song EP features 4 live tracks and 2 studio tracks. Whoa!

Hinder - When The Smoke Clears - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #05MOH

Hinder - Marshal Dutton - live promo pic - Hinder Facebook - March 15 - 2015

Above: Marshal Dutton – lead singer/musician of HINDER. Photo from HINDER Facebook.

On May 23rd, 2015 – The fifth studio album from HINDER, When The Smoke Clears, is ranked at #75, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This is the debut week for this HINDER album as well. When The Smoke Clears is the first studio album to feature new vocalist Marshal Dutton; who is also a long-time co-songwriter and producer for HINDER.

Black Sabbath Vol 4 - promo album cover pic - #1972MOBS

On May 23rd, 2015Black Sabbath Vol. 4 is ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This studio album was originally released back in 1972.

Otep - The Ascension - promo album cover pic - #052315MOOM

On May 23rd, 2015 – The third studio album from OTEP, The Ascension, is ranked at #70, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 22nd…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Electric Light Orchestra - Strange Magic - 45rpm - promo cover sleeve - 1976 - #0522ELOMO

On May 22nd, 1976ELO aka Electric Light Orchestra had their hit single, Strange Magic, ranked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, in the United States. This song is featured on ELO’s studio album from 1975: Face The Music.

Cheap Trick - At Budokan - promo album cover pic - 052279CTMO

On May 22nd, 1979 – The great Cheap Trick received their first Platinum album for At Budokan. This live album was initially released in Japan only. At Budokan later released in the United States, after import copies began to soar. If you don’t own this Cheap Trick album, you obviously must collect other people’s nasal hairs. Truth.

Motley Crue - The Dirt - band autobiography  - 0522 - 2002 - MCMO

On May 22nd, 2001 Mötley Crüe released their autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. This autobiography became a New York Times Bestseller. Whoa!

Coal Chamber - Rivals - promo cover pic - 2015

On May 22nd, 2015Coal Chamber have their fourth studio album, Rivals, ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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