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On This Day In METAL History – March 4th… From T. REX To Sabrina Sabrok!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

T. Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On) - promo cover sleeve - extended version - 1972MOTRMB

On March 4th, 1972 – The legendary T. Rex hits #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Bang a Gong (Get It On). This great song is featured on the 1971 studio album from T. Rex: Electric Warrior. Rest in peace, Marc Bolan, Mickey Finn and Steve Currie.

Cinderella - The Last Mile - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1989CMO

On this day in 1989Cinderella’s hit, The Last Mile, was sitting at #36 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Cinderella’s second studio album, from 1988: Long Cold Winter.

ACDC - Back In Black - promo album cover pic - #1980

On March 4th, 2015AC/DC’s studio album from 1980, Back In Black, is resting at #98 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This amazing album has spent 166 weeks on this chart and peaked at #4. Timeless Hard Rock this AC/DC album is.

Birthday balloons - nighttime - clip-art!!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Sabrina Sabrok - Publicity Photo - #2015SSMO - 33770076

SABRINA SABROK

On March 4th, 1967, Sabrina Sabrok was born, in Argentina. Happy Birthday, Sabrina! Whoa and yeah! The beautiful Sabrina Sabrok is a world-famous model, singer, Playboy model and television host. Sabrina’s studio albums and music videos range from Metal to Cyberpunk. Sabrina has shared the stage with many world-class bands, including the mighty Queensrÿche.

Sabrina Sabrok - Playboy cover - Mexico - promo cover pic - #2015MO

Sabrina, El Sexo en su Máxima Expresión is the name of Sabrina’s television show, which airs on Mexico’s TeleHit. Sabrina also appeared on the Mexican version of the reality television show Big Brother VIP in Mexico. Long live Sabrina Sabrok!

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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 – March 3rd… Good Times!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize - promo 45rpm picture sleeve - 1973 - #73SMO0303

On March 3rd, 1973 – England’s legendary SLADE reaches #1 in the UK with their hit song: Cum On Feel The Noise. I remember never knowing that SLADE originally wrote and recorded this song, until I heard the Quiet Riot cover version on Metal Health, back in 1983. I remember some DJ on WHCN, WCCC or WPLR (FM) up in Connecticut, speaking about the history of this song, when it first released. Good times.

Foreigner - Blue Morning Blue Day - 45rpm cover sleeve promo - 1979 - #79FMO0303

On this day in 1979 – The great Foreigner is at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit song: Blue Morning, Blue Day. Written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, this song is featured on Foreigners amazing second studio album, from 1978: Double Vision. The Double Vision album is my favorite of all Foreigner albums! I remember receiving Double Vision as a birthday gift from my mother, back in January of 1979. God rest her loving soul.

Metallica - Master Of Puppets - 1986 - #860303MMOCB

On March 3rd, 1986 – The mighty METALLICA released their third studio album: Master Of Puppets. This happens to be my favorite METTALICA album of all-time! This is THE studio album, that without a doubt, launched METALLICA into the legendary stratosphere of Thrash Metal and ALL of Metal!

Master Of Puppets raised the Metal bar for ALL other Thrash Metal bands too. Unfortunately, this would be the last studio album that features classic member, co-songwriter and bassist Cliff Burton. Man I love this Master Of Puppets album! Battery!! Rest in peace, Cliff Burton.

Warrant - Sometimes She Cries - promo 45rpm  cover sleeve - 1990 - #90WMO0303

On this day in 1990Warrant reaches #20, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit song: Sometimes She Cries. This song is featured on Warrant’s debut studio album, from 1989: Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. I remember buying the album on vinyl and I later bought it (used) on cassette; this way I was able to listen to it in my car. Good times. Rest in peace, Jani Lane.

Nickelback - The Best Of Volume 1 - promo album cover pic - #2014AL

On March 3rd, 2015Nickelback – The Best Of Nickelback: Volume 1 moves up five notches and is sitting at #15 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart. This greatest hits has spent 57 weeks on this chart, peaking at #2. Long live Nickelback!

Nickelback - No Fixed Address - promo album cover pic - #201417

On this day in 2015 – It’s Nickelback again, sitting at #2 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart, with their eighth studio album: No Fixed Address. This album moved up from being last week’s #4 and has spent 14 weeks on this chart. Whoa!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey Celebrates Its 6 Year Anniversary Today! Metal Be Thy Name!

Posted in classic rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Ozzy - Metal Odyssey - 6 Year Anniversary - promo banner - 2015 - March 1

Metal Odyssey Headquarters – My pup Ozzy (above) isn’t kidding, it’s been 6 years! It is March 1st, 2015 and it’s the 6 year anniversary of Metal Odyssey. Whoa! Shut the front door! Gather the villagers! My, how fast 6 years can fly by! Metal Odyssey was launched back on March 1st, 2009 (MMIX).

Back in 2009, The Walking Dead and Finding Bigfoot were not on television yet. Wow! In 2009 a pound of bacon cost $3.19 and a U.S. postage stamp cost 42 cents. Unreal! Six years ago, after an eleven year wait, the iconic KISS released a new studio album:

KISS "Sonic Boom" large promo album pic!

KISS Sonic Boom was released on October 6th, 2009.

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During 2009 I was new to the blogosphere, thus I used about 200 or more “tags” with every post that was published on Metal Odyssey. I was such a nerd. Oops. I still am. Um, anyhow, take a look for yourself, as to how “tag crazy” I once was:

Metal Odyssey - too many tags - funny pic - 6 year anniversary

After 6 years with Metal Odyssey in my Metal life, I’ve learned quickly that there is always room for improvement and I don’t know everything. There are no laurels to rest on here. Each day I am grateful that other humans actually visit Metal Odyssey and hopefully it brings some kind of Metal joy to their lives; as Metal Odyssey has brought immeasurable Metal joy to mine. My love for Metal and Rock ‘N’ Roll hopefully shows, throughout these past 6 years of Metal Odyssey.

I thank every visitor (both random and loyal) and each subscriber to Metal Odyssey; you are ALL the reason why Metal Odyssey’s Metal wheels keep moving. To ALL the kick-ass Twitter followers, you RULE too! Each respective PR agency, PR rep, record label, musician and band I tremendously applaud for delivering to me the invaluable promotional materials and/or insight that are so necessary in the proper execution of Metal Odyssey. You ALL know who you are and you ALL ROCK!

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I placed the Witch Cross Axe To Grind album cover (above) for the reason that I can.

I especially thank Nilla, Scott Coverdale, Megy, Sara, Kev Moore, my guardian Metal angels, WordPress.com and my fellow blogging peers for any and all support, these past 6 years. Metal Be Thy Name!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – February 26th… Whoa!

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

Grand Funk Railroad - Footstompin Music - Mexican 45rpm cover sleeve - 1972

On February 26th, 1972 – The Midwest’s very own Grand Funk Railroad had their hit single, Footstompin’ Music, placed at #29, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Pictured above is the (Mexican version) cover sleeve for the 7″ record.

Judas Priest - Point Of Entry - promo cover pic

On this day in 1981 – The seventh studio album from the amazing Judas Priest, Point Of Entry, was released. This album features the Metal classics: Hot Rockin’ and Heading Out To The Higway. I always really liked this Judas Priest album, regardless of it being sort of ignored by some.

Sammy Hagar - Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy - 45rpm cover sleeve - #1993MOSHTLB

On February 26th, 1983Sammy Hagar aka The Red Rocker had his hit single, Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy, sitting at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Sammy Hagar’s 1982 studio album: Three Lock Box. Pictured above is the cover sleeve for the 45rpm single.

KISS - Hiroshima Japan - promo flyer band pic band logo - 2015 - #33KMOJT5

On this day in 2015This day in KISSTORY – The iconic KISS performed at the Hiroshima Sun Plaza, in Hiroshima, Japan. Whoa!

Foreigner - The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More - promo cover pic - 2014

On February 26th, 2015The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More has broken into the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart! This live album debuts at #161. Long live Foreigner! This new Foreigner album was released on December 16th, 2014.

Nickelback - No Fixed Address - promo album cover pic - #201417

On this day in 2015Nickelback show’s their perseverance by remaining on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, moving backwards a bit to #109, with their No Fixed Address studio album. This album has spent 14 consecutive weeks on this chart.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Fats Domino - Greatest Hits - promo album cover pic - #777FDMO0226

FATS DOMINO

On February 26th, 1928, the legendary Fats Domino was born in Louisiana. Happy Birthday, Fats Domino! Whoa! Fats Domino is a Rock ‘N’ Roll pioneer, as a pianist, singer and songwriter. Fats Domino is world-famous for dozens of hit songs; with such timeless Rock ‘N’ Roll classics as: Ain’t That A Shame, Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday, I’m Walkin’, The Big Beat, I hear You Knocking and so many more.

Fats Domino was awarded the National Medal Of Arts, from President Bill Clinton.

Fats Domino lost all of his personal possessions and his home was wrecked by Hurricane Katrina, back in August of 2005.

* Fats Domino was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, back in 1986.

Here’s to many more birthdays, Fats Domino! Long live Fats Domino!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, JOHNNY CASH.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

MUSICIANS PAY TRIBUTE TO JIMI JAMISON AND FERGIE FREDERIKSEN WITH A SPECIAL, LIMITED EDITION RELEASE AT THE FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL II

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

Torch - The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen - promo CD cover pic - #2015JJFFMOF

Frontiers Music SRL is honored to present a special tribute album conceived by iconic Grammy Award winner and founding member of Ides of March, Survivor and Pride of Lions, Jim Peterik, featuring an impressive array of guest musicians. The CD, titled “Torch: The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen”, will be limited to 500 copies, to be sold exclusively at the Frontiers Rock Festival II, held at the LIVE MUSIC CLUB in Trezzo sull’Adda in Milan, Italy on April 11 and 12th, 2015.

Just as the musical influence of Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen (of Le Roux, Angel, Toto, Frederiksen /Phillips, Mecca and Frederiksen/Denander) and Jimi Jamison (of Target, Cobra and Survivor) reverberated inside the melodic rock community, news of their passing within months of one another in 2014 sent waves of disbelief and sorrow throughout the brotherhood of singers, songwriters and musicians who had been touched by their talent and their spirit. The loss so profoundly impacted Peterik’s core that it was difficult at first to imagine a universe in which their lights no longer shined. After filtering his grief through the cathartic process of songwriting, Jim found solace by gathering a group of mutual friends to commemorate their departed comrades the only way they knew how – with music.

Torch - The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen - promo CD cover pic - #2015JJFFMOF

Peterik recently produced and co-wrote the debut album “Risk Everything” to introduce the world to the stunning, 5-octave tenor of singer Marc Scherer, who will appear onstage with headliners Pride of Lions at the Frontiers Rock Festival II. Scherer is a featured performer on Torch: The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen, along with stars like Dave Bickler of Survivor, Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger, Bill Champlin of Chicago, David Pack from Ambrosia, Mike Reno of Loverboy, Bobby Kimball of Toto, Bruce Gaitsch of Chicago, Alessandro Del Vecchio of Hardline and Ricky Phillips of Styx.

As Peterik explains, ‘Hopefully, these songs and heartfelt performances will bring healing to all those suffering losses in their lives, as well as serve as a celebration of life itself.’

The album is comprised of four new songs and six alternate versions of previously recorded numbers, (never before heard in Europe), along with seven classics distilled from Jimi and Fergie’s most recent releases on the Frontiers label.

Passionate and intensely personal, this collection speaks to the heart of anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Torch: the Music Remembers Jimi Jamison and Fergie Frederiksen [Fergie Frederiksen (Official Fan Page)] resists the temptation to wallow in sadness, choosing instead to joyously celebrate two beautiful souls who made the world a better place through the transcendent, healing power of song.

Please enjoy an EPK trailer of the album below:

Tracklist:

1.) The Music Remembers (A new song featuring Lars Säfsund and Robert Säll of Work of Art)

2.) Heaven Passes the Torch (A new song featuring Marc Scherer, Mike Reno, Bobby Kimball Official Facebook, Bill Champlin and Jim Peterik’s Official Page)

3.) Never Too Late (Taken from the Jimi Jamison album by the same name)

4.) I’ll Be the One (Taken from the Fergie Frederiksen album, Any Given Moment)

5.) Crossroads Moment (Torch Remix) (Previously unreleased – Original version included on the Jimi Jamison album by the same name)

6.) Follow Your Heart (From the Fergie Frederiksen album, Happiness is the Road)

7.) Heaven on Earth (From the Pride of Lions album, The Roaring of Dreams)

8.) Never Enough (A new song, featuring David Pack, formerly of Ambrosia)

9.) Last Battle of My War – Fergie and Friends Version – (Previously unreleased; featuring Bill Champlin, Alessandro Del Vecchio, Bruce Gaitsch, Ricky Phillips and Jim Peterik. Original version was included on the Fergie Frederiksen album, Any Given Moment)

10.) As Is – Treasure Beneath the Tears Mix (Previously unreleased; original version was included on the Jimi Jamison album, Crossroads Moment)

11.) Happiness is the Road (From the Fergie Frederiksen album of the same name)

12.) You’re in Our Hearts (A new song featuring Marc Scherer)

13.) Long Road Home (From the album World Stage, featuring Jim Peterik and Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger)

14.) Alive (Original European Bonus Track from the Jimi Jamison album, Crossroads Moment)

15.) When the Battle is Over (From the Fergie Frederiksen album, Any Given Moment)

16.) Streets of Heaven (Original Japanese Bonus Track from the Jimi Jamison album, Crossroads Moment)

17.) Ever Since the World Began (Previously unreleased version, featuring Dave Bickler)

Web links:

www.facebook.com/officialjimpeterik www.frontiersrockfestival.com

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Source: Frontiers Music SRL

Frontiers Music SRL - logo - #2014FM

Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

REST IN PEACE, JIMI JAMISON.

REST IN PEACE, FERGIE FREDERIKSEN.

Stone.

WHITESNAKE – “The Purple Album” First New Studio Album In Four Years, Releasing On May 19th, via Frontiers Music SRL

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

Whitesnake - The Purple Album - promo album cover pic - #2015WSMO

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(February 25th, 2015 – New York, NY) – Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon in a deluxe edition format ( http://geni.us/WSPurpleDLXamz ) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a Behind The Scenes featurette on the recording of the album. A standard edition and a double LP vinyl format will be available in the near future. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” states Coverdale. “As I said to Ritchie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The University of Deep Purple was an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert!”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn,” to album closer “Stormbringer,” Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake lineup featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums. A video for the first single “Stormbringer” can be seen below:

Whitesnake was formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as “Slide It In,” “Here I Go Again,” “Still Of The Night” and “Is This Love.” Whitesnake will hit the road this summer on a headlining world tour.

http://whitesnake.com/WS2013/features/purplealbum/index.php  has more information regarding the upcoming tour dates as well as links to purchase tickets.

Whitesnake - The Purple Album - promo album cover pic - #2015WSMO

THE PURPLE ALBUM – Track Listing:

  1. Burn
  1. You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)
  1. Love Child
  1. Sail Away
  1. The Gypsy
  1. Lady Double Dealer
  1. Mistreated
  1. Holy Man
  1. Might Just Take Your Life
  1. You Keep On Moving
  1. Soldier Of Fortune
  1. Lay Down Stay Down
  1. Stormbringer

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks

  1. Lady Luck
  1. Comin’ Home

DVD Content:

Lady Double Dealer – Music Video

Sail Away – Mix Music Video

Stormbringer – Music Video

Soldier Of Fortune – Music Video

Purple Album Behind The Scenes

Purple Album EPK

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Source: Frontiers Music SRL

Frontiers Music SRL - logo - #2014FM

Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DAVID COVERDALE.

LONG LIVE WHITESNAKE.

LONG LIVE DEEP PURPLE.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – February 25th…

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

Van Halen - Jump - 45rpm - promo pic - #1984VHMO0225

On February 25th, 1984Van Halen enjoys seeing their first #1 hit, Jump, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Van Halen’s sixth studio album released back in 1984: MCMLXXXIV or 1984.

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On this day in 2003 – The mighty Scorpions performed at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Slayer - large logo - red - black - white

On February 25th, 2013 – The incredible SLAYER performed at Big Top Luna Park in Sydney, Australia. The great Gary Holt played guitar in place of the late/legendary Jeff Hanneman and Jon Dette was the drummer.

ACDC - Thunderstruck - picture disc - #3377145MOACDC

On this day in 2015AC/DC has their hit, Thunderstruck, sitting at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Digital Songs Chart. This song was originally released back in September of 1990! Whoa, man! Thunderstruck is featured on AC/DC’s 1990 studio album: The Razors Edge. Shown above is the 10″ AC/DC Thunderstruck two song picture disc.

ACDC - Rock Or Bust - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #12

On February 25th, 2015AC/DC has their new studio album, Rock Or Bust, at #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart. This is the second week in a row Rock Or Bust is sitting at #1 and has spent 11 consecutive weeks on this chart. Metal be thy name!

The Pretty Reckless - Going To Hell - promo cover - 2014

On this day in 2015The Pretty Reckless have their second studio album, Going To Hell, resting at #11 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart. Going To Hell peaked at #1 on this chart, where it has spent 47 whopping weeks as well! Whoa!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Ric Flair - Nature Boy - DVD promo cover pic - #77RFMO0225

“NATURE BOY” RIC FLAIR

On February 25th, 1949, Ric Flair aka “Nature Boy” was born, in Tennessee. Happy Birthday, Ric Flair! WOOOOOO! Ric Flair is a 16 time World Heavyweight Champion; the most decorated champion in history! From the NWA, NWO, WCW to TNA and the WWE, Ric Flair has conquered the best! Ric Flair has also survived being struck by lightning… twice!

Ric Flair is a two-time inductee in the WWE Hall Of Fame, once as an individual wrestler and the second time with The Four Horseman. Ric Flair’s signature move is the figure-four leglock. Ric Flair is also my favorite Pro Wrestler of all-time! Ric Flair is… Metal. Long live Ric Flair and… Metal be thy name!

Ric Flair - 2006 Topps Heritage - Trading Card promo pic - #33RF77MO

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, GEORGE HARRISON.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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