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On This Day In METAL History – October 25th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Sweet "Desolation Boulevard" large promo album pic!

On October  25th, 1975 - Sweet hits #25 in the U.S. with their third studio album: Desolation Boulevard. This album classic features the hit single Fox On The Run. The U.S. album version also includes the hit: The Ballroom Blitz.

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet - promo cover pic - #992BJ

On this day in 1986Bon Jovi’s third studio album, Slippery When Wet, reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first of seven (non-consecutive) weeks. It was also Bon Jovi’s first number one album.

Aerosmith - Classic Band Logo - B&W - #11077

On October 25th, 2003 – At a KISS/Aerosmith concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, Steven Tyler’s daughter Mia married Dave Buckner, the drummer for Papa Roach. The couple eventually divorced in 2005.

ronnie james dio - publicity pic - #1 - 2009

On this day in 2006 – The great Ronnie James Dio made the announcement that he would be reuniting with his former Black Sabbath bandmates Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward as Heaven & Hell for a 2007 world tour. Vinny Appice would later replace Bill Ward on drums.

Kiss - Hell & Heaven Fest - Mexico City - Oct 25 - 2014 - promo flyer

On this day in KISSTORY, October 25th, 2014KISS is headlining the Heaven & Hell Metal Fest, in Mexico City, Mexico.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Judas Priest - Metallion Burrn! magazine - promo cover pic

Above, L to R: Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford & K.K. Downing of Judas Priest


Born on October 25th, 1948 was Glenn Tipton. Happy Birthday, Glenn! Hell and yeah! Glenn Tipton is the super legendary guitarist and longtime member of the super-duper legendary: Judas Priest. A true Heavy Metal pioneer and influence is Glenn Tipton!

Glenn Tipton has also recorded two successful solo albums. On March 7, 2006, Rhino Records released a new version of his 1997 Atlantic Records album Baptizm Of Fire along with the Tipton, Enwistle and Powell album Edge Of The World. This album includes previously unreleased recordings with the late drummer Cozy Powell and bassist John Entwistle.

Matthias Jabs - Hard Rock magazine - December - 1989 - promo cover


Born on October 25th, 1955 was Matthias Jabs. Happy Birthday, Matthias! Whoa! Matthias Jabs is famously known as being a longtime rhythm and lead guitarist for Scorpions. Matthias lives in Hannover, Germany and lists as his favorite food being: Italian. Matthias also lists his favorite sports as being: tennis and soccer. Above photo: Matthias Jabs cover feature for Hard Rock magazine, December of 1989.

Chad Smith - Drum Magazine - cover feature promo pic


Born on October 25th, 1961 was Chad Smith. Happy Birthday, Chad! Yeah! Chad Smith is famously known as the drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers. Chad Smith is also the drummer for Chickenfoot, a supergroup that also features Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Joe Satriani. Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012 and presented by Chris Rock.


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On This Day In METAL History – October 24th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Kinks - you realy got me - promo single sleeve - 1964RD

On October 24th, 1964The Kinks reach #7 in the U.S. with their Rockin’ single: You Really Got Me. In 1978, this song was featured as a heavier cover version, on the debut and self-titled album from Van Halen.

The Kinks - Lola - promo cover sleeve - single pic - #99K

On this day in 1970The Kinks peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Lola. This Rock classic was The Kinks’ fourth top ten single in the United States.

Paul Stanley - Live To Win - promo album pic - #24

On October 24th, 2006Live To Win, the second solo album from KISS vocalist, guitarist and co-founder Paul Stanley was released. Along with Paul Stanley, John 5 played guitar on this album.

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Bill Wyman - Guitar Player magazine - promo cover pic - 1978

Born on October 24th, 1936 was Bill Wyman. Happy Birthday, Bill! Whoa! Billy Wyman is an English musician, record producer, songwriter and singer; most famously known as being the bassist for The Rolling Stones, from 1962 to 1993. Pictured above is the Bill Wyman cover feature for the December 1978 issue of Guitar Player.

We Came As Romans - publicity band header pic - 2014- #03043


Born on October 24, 1990 was Eric Choi, Drummer for the Detroit-based band We Came As Romans. Happy Birthday, Eric! Yeah! Eric Choi is pictured above, to the far left.


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On This Day In METAL History – October 23rd…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe - Stone Free - single cover art promo - #1966JH

On October 23rd, 1966 – At London’s De Lane Lea Studios, The Jimi Hendrix Experience records their first two songs, Hey Joe and Stone Free.

Don Kirshners Rock Concert - promo pic - #2310DK

On this day in 1976Led Zeppelin made their U.S. television debut on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert. Led Zeppelin performed these two timeless songs: Black Dog and Dazed And Confused.

Nirvana - Classic Logo - Yellow & Black - #33033

On October 23rd, 1989 – At the Riverside Club in Newcastle, United Kingdom, Nirvana performed their first European concert.

Def-Leppard-Two-Steps-Behind- Promo Cover Pic - #225DL

On this day in 1993Def Leppard hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their soft ballad: Two Steps Behind.

Def Leppard - Vault - Greatest Hits - promo cover pic - #19801995

On October 23rd, 1995Def Leppard earned a spotlight in the Guinness Book of World Records by performing three concerts on three continents in one day. To promote the band’s first greatest hits album Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980-1995), they performed at the Cave of Hercules in Tangiers, Shepherd’s Bush London and the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Rush - Test For Echo - promo album cover pic - #33038

On this day in 1996Rush reaches #5 in the United States with their 16th studio album: Test For Echo.

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On October 23rd, 1964Robert Trujillo was born. Happy Birthday, Robert! Whoa! Robert Trujillo is famously known as a former bassist for Ozzy Osbourne and current bassist for the mighty Metallica. Robert Trujillo is also a former bassist for Suicidal Tendencies.

Robert Trujillo_iBass Magazine - promo cover pic


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On This Day In METAL History – October 22nd…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin II - promo cover pic - original cover - #LZ4

On October 22nd, 1969Led Zeppelin II was released on Atlantic Records in the UK. This iconic album would go on to sell over 12 million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Led Zeppelin II reached #1 in both the UK and United States. Led Zeppelin II would later unseat The Beatles Abbey Road album from the #1 position in the United States, as well.

KISS - Hotter Than Hell - promo album cover pic - 1974 - #74K

On this day in KISSTORYOctober 22nd, 1974 KISS released their second studio album: Hotter Than Hell. This KISS album has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

Foreigner - debut album promo pic

On October 22nd, 1977 - Foreigner hits #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with their single Cold As Ice. This song is featured on Foreigner’s debut and self-titled album, released in 1977, via Atlantic Records.

Van Halen - classic band logo - #77797

On this day in 1982 – It’s Van Halen Day in Worcester, Massachusetts, as the band began a three-night performance at the Worcester Centrum.

Pearl Jam - band logo - B&W - #45090PJ

On October 22nd, 1990Pearl Jam played their first ever concert when they performed at the Off Ramp Café in Seattle, Washington. On this Rock historic night, Pearl Jam went by the band name: Mookie Blaylock.

Neil Peart - Modern Drummer Magazine - promo pic - #773NP - Rush

On this day in 1993 – The future Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chretien, was interviewed by legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart on Much Music.

Journey - Trail By Fire - promo album cover pic - 1996

On October 22nd, 1996Journey released Trial By Fire, their first album in ten years, which went on to peak at #3 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Trial By Fire went on to sell a million copies in the United States. This was the last Journey album with vocalist Steve Perry and drummer Steve Smith.


On this day in 2000Pearl Jam performed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, celebrating the tenth anniversary of their first live performance.

Paranormal Activity 2 - movie poster promo pic - 2010 - #PA2

On October 22nd, 2010 – Distributed by Paramount Pictures, Paranormal Activity 2 was released in movie theaters at midnight in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Poland, Brazil and Ireland. With a budget of 5 million dollars, this horror classic grossed just under 200 million dollars at the box office.

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Leslie West - Got Blooze - promo album pic - 2005

Born on October 22nd, 1945 was the legendary Leslie West. As a founding member, guitarist and songwriter of Mountain, Leslie West helped forge a path of Heavy Rock for other bands to follow. Leslie West has also achieved a very successful career as a solo artist. Pictured above: Leslie West – Got Blooze album from 2005.


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On This Day In METAL History – October 21st…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Who - Rarities Vol 2 - 1970-1973 promo cover pic

On October 21st, 1976The Who performed their last concert in North America with drummer Keith Moon, at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada. The legendary Keith Moon passed away at the very young age of 32, on September 7th, 1978. Rest in peace, Keith Moon.

Frank Zappa - Saturday Night Live - 1978 - promo pic

On this day in 1978Frank Zappa is the musical guest and host on Saturday Night Live. Rest in peace, Frank Zappa.

Living Colour - Glamour Boys - promo single sleeve - 1988-89

On October 21st, 1989Living Colour reaches #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with Glamour Boys. This song was Living Colour’s fourth single released from their 1988 debut studio album: Vivid.

Def Leppard - When Love & Hate Collide - promo single sleeve

On this day in 1995Def Leppard reached number two on the U.K. Singles Chart with When Love & Hate Collide. This song would be Def Leppard’s biggest hit in their home country, while only reaching #58 in the United States.

David Lee Roth - Crazy From The Heat - promo book cover pic - #69DD

On October 21st, 1997 – The ever charismatic David Lee Roth released his autobiography Crazy From The Heat. Diamond Dave’s autobiography revealed stories about his days in Van Halen and as a solo artist. Rock climbing and stories of his childhood were also covered. Crazy From The Heat also ranked at #13 in Rolling Stone’s The 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs Of All Time.

Alice Cooper - Warner Brothers promo card - circa early 70s

On this day in 1998Alice Cooper filed a lawsuit against KISS, claiming their song Dreamin’ sounded too similar to his band’s iconic hit single I’m Eighteen. This suit would be settled out of court the following year. Dreamin’ is a song from the 1998 KISS studio album: Psycho Circus.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Anthology - promo book cover

On October 21st, 2006Bob Seger sang America The Beautiful before Game 1 of the 2006 World Series at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. This marked the 102nd Major League Baseball World Series, with the St. Louis Cardinals defeating the Detroit Tigers: 4 games to 1.

Evanescence - The Open Door - promo album cover pic - #AL

On this day in 2006Evanescence were at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their second album The Open Door. This release became the 700th #1 album in Billboard, since the chart became a weekly feature, dating back to 1956.

Cynthia Kereluk - work out - promo cover pic - #334

Paul Rodgers - The Royal Sessions - promo album banner pic - 2014

On October 21st, 2011Paul Rodgers, famously known as vocalist for Free, Bad Company, The Firm, The Law and Queen + Paul Rodgers, became a Canadian citizen during an hour-long ceremony at Central City Tower in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Paul Rodgers has been married to former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk since 2007.

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

On this day in 2014Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter is released. This marks the first Slipknot studio album without the late, beloved founding member, songwriter and bassist Paul Gray. This album also marks the first without drummer Joey Jordison. The new drummer’s name has not been revealed. Metal be thy name. Rest in peace, Paul Gray.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Steve Lukather - Transition - promo cover pic - #2013SL

Steve Lukather- legendary guitarist for Toto and revered solo artist was born on October 21st, 1947. Happy Birthday, Steve! Whoa! Steve Lukather is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and arranger. A true man of music is Steve Lukather.


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On This Day In METAL History – October 20th…

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

Monster Mash - Bobby Boris Pickett - promo single cover - #1962BP

On October 20th, 1962, Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt Kickers began a two-week stop at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with Monster Mash. The song had been banned by The BBC in the UK, as it was deemed offensive. Monster Mash would become a #3 hit in the UK eleven years later, in 1973.

Joe Walsh - the smoker you drink the player you get - promo cover pic

On this day in 1973Joe Walsh hits #23 with Rocky Mountain Way, a song featured on his 1973 studio album: The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get.

Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same - movie poster promo - #RP1

On October 20th, 1976 – Led Zeppelin’s movie The Song Remains the Same premiered at movie theaters in the United States.

MTV logo - classic logo - #9987

On this day in 1990 - MTV announces its MTV’s Radio Station contest, by giving away a radio station and $10,000.

On October 20th, 1991 - MTV Brazil presents its Top 100 Countdown Show, in celebration of its 1st anniversary.

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Tom Petty - Creem promo magazine cover - october 1985


Born on October 20th, 1950 was Tom Petty. Happy Birthday, Tom! Yeah! Famously known for his band Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, this music legend was also a member of the American/British supergroup: The Traveling Wilburys. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002. Above photo: Creem magazine, October 1985 issue.

Al Greenwood - Foreigner - keyboards - circa late 70's - #2754AG


1951, Born on October 20th, 1951 was Alan Greenwood. Happy Birthday, Alan! Alan Greenwood was a founding member and keyboardist for Foreigner, playing on Foreigner (1977), Double Vision (1978) and Head Games (1979). Alan also played keyboards on Joe Lynn Turner’s debut solo album from 1985: Rescue You.

Mitch Lucker - RIP - image - November 1st - 2012


Born on October 20th, 1984 was Mitch Lucker. Mitch was a singer, songwriter and founding member of the Extreme Metal band: Suicide Silence. Mitch Lucker passed away, way too young, in 2012, due to injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash.


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On This Day In METAL History – October 19th…

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

The Yardbirds - Over Under Sideways Down - German Album Sleeve - 1966JB

On October 19th, 1966The Yardbirds landed in New York to embark on their first U.S. tour. Lead guitarist Jeff Beck left the band after the first two concerts due to acute tonsillitis and Jimmy Page shortly took over as lead guitarist. Jeff Beck would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group. Top photo: U.S. album cover version of Over Under Sideways Down, released by Epic Records in 1966.

Cream - Goodbye - promo album cover pic - 1969C

On this day in 1968Cream performed at The Forum in Los Angeles, California, on the band’s farewell tour. Three live recordings were made at this concert which were later featured on the Goodbye album; this final Cream album was released in 1969.

Bachman Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile - promo cover pic - #BTO1

On October 19th, 1974Bachman-Turner Overdrive reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with their third studio album: Not Fragile. This milestone album for BTO spent one week on top of the chart and features the FM radio classics: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet and Roll On Down The Highway.

ACDC - Classic Band Logo - #10014

On this day in 1980AC/DC began a UK tour of 20 dates, with the first venue being at Bristol Colston Hall. This was AC/DC’s first tour since the tragic death of their vocalist Bon Scott. The new AC/DC vocalist for this tour was none other than: Brian Johnson.

Pearl Jam - Vs - promo album cover pic - #PJ1

On October 19th, 1993Pearl Jam released Vs., their second studio album. This album would debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Vs. sold (a then-record setting) 950,378 copies during its first week of release.

Rush - Test For Echo - promo album cover pic - #33038

On this day in 1996Rush kicked off their tour supporting their sixteenth studio album, Test for Echo, at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, New York. This would be a tour without an opening act for Rush, a decision which has continued on Rush tours to this very day.

Nirvana - From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah - Live - promo cover pic - #1KC

On October 19th, 1996Nirvana achieved #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the fourth and final time, with their live album: From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah. This live album spent one week on top of the chart.

Kiss - Monster Japan Tour - 2013 - promo flyer - #KISSPS7

2013 – On this day in KISSTORY – October 19, 2013, KISS kicked off their Japanese Monster Tour at Makuhari Messe Arena in Tokyo.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Pete Loeffler - PRS Guitars - promo endorsement poster - Chevelle


Born on October 19th, 1976 – Pete Loeffler, the very talented lead guitarist and lead vocalist for Chevelle. Happy Birthday Pete! Whoa! Chevelle are a world-famous Alternative Metal/Modern Hard Rock band originating from Illinois, with seven studio albums to their credit since 1995.


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