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On This Day In METAL History – 4th Of July! Independence Day Edition!

Posted in Hard Rock, rock music, classic rock, news, history with tags , , , , on July 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Declaration Of Independence - photo promo - MO07041776

On July 4th, 1776 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. Read more about it, here: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

Hello! - Ozzy - Sharon Osbourne - magazine cover - December 13 - 2013 - #MO1426

On July 4th, 1982Ozzy Osbourne married his manager Sharon Arden, in Maui, Hawaii. Jeepers! Shown above: December 2013 cover feature for Hello! magazine.

Did You Know? - Banner - Metal Odyssey - 0704SLNASAMOTT

On July 4th, 1987 – A concert featuring  Rock icons Santana, the Doobie Brothers and Bonnie Raitt was held in Moscow, Russia. The late and legendary concert promoter Bill Graham convinced the Soviet government to have this concert held. The Soviet leader at this time was the much more liberal Mikhail Gorbachev. Holy moly!

Independence Day - promo DVD cover sleeve - #04MO33NASLG

On July 4th, 2015Independence Day is ranked at #11 on the Top 50 iTunes Movies Chart. The stars are: Will Smith, Bill Pullman as the POTUS, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch and Randy Quaid, among others. This movie kicks ultimate Metal ass!! ‘Nuff said.

Black Sabbath - Greatest Hits - 1970 - 1978 - promo album cover pic - #BSMO0530

On July 4th, 2015 – Black Sabbath – Greatest Hits 1970 – 1978 is ranked at #25, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa!

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE AMERICA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 3rd… From VAN HALEN To LINDEMANN

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

Van Halen - Dancing In The Street - 45rpm cover sleeve - promo pic - #33033MONLSWLTG

On July 3rd, 1982 – The great Van Halen had their hit cover single Dancing In The Street ranked at #38, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Boo-yah!! This hit is featured on Van Halen’s fifth studio album from 1982: Diver Down. By the way, I absolutely love that Diver Down album. Whoa.

Scorpions - Classic Band Logo - B&W - #03282015MOS

On July 3rd, 1984 – The legendary SCORPIONS performed at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. This tour had the SCORPIONS promoting their ninth studio album: Love At First Sting. Man alive!

Stryper - Fallen - full image - promo abum cover pic - 2015 - #0625MOGNLLBSOGWL

On July 3rd, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Fallen, from the sensational Stryper is ranked at #86, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Fallen will be released on October 16th, 2015. Yeah, man!

Lindemann - Skills In Pills - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #07-03-33MOLLGATG

On July 3rd, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Skills In Pills, from Lindemann has debuted at #144, on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Jeepers creepers!

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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 – July 2nd… From LED ZEPPELIN To JUNGLE ROT

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Mannheim - Concert flyer - promo pic - 2015 - #monasagfwtao

On July 2nd, 1980 – The outstanding Led Zeppelin performed in Germany at Eissporthalle. Led Zeppelin was touring in support of their eighth studio album: In Through The Out Door.

Foreigner - 4 - promo album cover pic - #1981MJ

On July 2nd, 1981Foreigner released their fourth album, aptly titled: 4. This album went on to become Foreigner’s first and only album to reach number one on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, while eventually selling six million (plus) copies in the United States. Good golly!!

Iron Maiden - publicity band pic - #996605

On July 2nd, 2012 – On their Maiden England Tour, the incredible IRON MAIDEN performed at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, USA. Hallowed Be Thy Name!

Bitter End - Illusions Of Dominance - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #mogasf

On July 2nd, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Illusions Of Dominance, from San Antonio’s BITTER END is ranked at #21, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa, man!

Jungle Rot - Order Shall Prevail - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #mongaslb

On July 2nd, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Order Shall Prevail, from Wisconsin’s JUNGLE ROT is ranked at #40, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Great Caesar’s ghost!

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Gene Hoglan & Stone - 2012

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 1st… From BON JOVI To STRAIGHT LINE STITCH

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on July 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bon Jovi - debut album - cover spread promo - 1984 - #69MO9633LGG

On July 1st, 1983Bon Jovi signed with Mercury Records. The following year, the debut and self-titled Bon Jovi album released, featuring the hit singles: Runaway and She Don’t Know Me. Holy smokes!

Iron Maiden - Maiden England - tour promo flyer - 2014 - #6933GALF

On July 1st, 2014 – On their Maiden England tour, the magnificent IRON MAIDEN performed at Herchesfeld in Roeser, Luxembourg. Run to the hills!

Straight Line Stitch - Transparency - promo CD flyer - 2015 - #3369MOGSNLB

On July 1st, 2015 – Tennessee’s Straight Line Stitch has their newly released Transparency EP ranked at #6, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Far out, man!

Butcher Babies - Take It Like A Man - promo album cover pic - 2015 - OFRGALOTMS

Butcher Babies - Take It Like A Man - promo album banner pic - 2015 - #9969HBBNAGAGOT

On July 1st, 2015Butcher Babies have their forthcoming studio album, Take It Like A Man, ranked at #11, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa! This album will release on August 21st, 2015.

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 30th… From ANDY SCOTT of SWEET To CINDERELLA

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

KISS "Love Gun" large promo album pic!

On June 30th, 1977KISS released their sixth studio album, via Casablanca Records: Love Gun. Yes, this is the KISS album that features the song, sung by Gene Simmons: Plaster Caster. You are a collector of sun-dried earthworms, if you don’t own this KISS album.

KISS - Marvel Comics - first issue - 1977 - #063077MOILMNSM

On June 30th, 1977Marvel Comics published the first KISS comic book. Blood aka plasma was drawn from each KISS member and added into the red ink for printing the comic. I’d have to say, without any question, that this moment in KISStory is… Metal.

LA Guns - The Ballad Of Jayne - 1990 - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #0630MONLSFAE

On June 30th, 1990L.A. Guns hits #33 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with The Ballad of Jayne. Holy smokes! This song is featured on the second studio album from L.A. Guns, released back in 1989: Cocked & Loaded.

Poison - Classic Logo - #777331205

Cinderella - Logo - Red White & Blue

Dokken - classic band logo - #333063015MOSANF

Slaughter - classic band logo - #0630MONASF15

On June 30th, 2000Poison, Cinderella, Dokken and Slaughter all performed on the same night in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, at the Blossom Music Center. Now, that’s a Rockin’ lineup! Whoa and whoa again!

Disturbed - Immortalized - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0630MOSANLEOI

On June 30th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Immortalized (Deluxe Version), from the mighty DISTURBED is ranked at #5, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Rock Albums Chart. Immortalized will be DISTURBED’s sixth studio album, releasing on August 21st, 2015.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Sweet - classic band logo - #003033MOILMNASM

Andy Scott - Gibson Throne pic - Namm - 2015 - LA - Sweet Facebook Credit

Photo credit: The Sweet Facebook

ANDY SCOTT

On June 30th, 1949, Andy Scott was born in Wrexham, North Wales. Happy Birthday, Andy Scott! Yeah, man! Andy Scott is world-known as a guitarist, vocalist, co-songwriter and lifelong (classic) member for (The) SWEET. Make no mistake, Andy Scott and SWEET are true pioneers of Glam Metal and Hard Rock. SWEET have sold tens of thousands of records over the decades, along with a host of #1 singles to their credit.

SWEET released such timeless Rock songs as: Little Willy, Fox On The Run, Love Is Like Oxygen, The Ballroom Blitz and many, many others. Pictured above is Andy Scott, sitting on the Gibson (guitars) throne at NAMM in Los Angeles, 2015.

* For more bio on Andy Scott:

http://www.thesweet.com/band/andy/

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Steve Brown Of Trixter – Filled In For Vivian Campbell On Def Leppard Tour

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Trixter - Human Era - promo album cover pic - 2015 - June 9 - MOT44

As reported on Frontiers Music srl Facebook:

Steve Brown of TRIXTER recently filled in for Vivian Campbell on some Def Leppard dates. Trixter‘s new album, HUMAN ERA Is out now and you can get it here: http://radi.al/TrixterHumanEra

Def Leppard - Styx - Tesla - promo tour flyer - Summer 2015 - #MO33NBAS

Def Leppard will be spending the summer on the road in the U.S. with Tesla the Band and Styx and will be co-headlining in the UK and Ireland this December with David Coverdale and Whitesnake.

Def Leppard recently completed work on its eleventh studio album, reported to be self-titled for a fall 2015 release.

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MetalOdyssey

STAY STRONG, VIVIAN CAMPBELL.

LONG LIVE THE METAL FAMILY.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – June 29th… From JIMI HENDRIX To IAN PAICE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Denver Pop Festival - 1969 - promo flyer

On June 29th, 1969The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform on the final date of their last American tour, at the Denver Pop Festival. That is real-deal Metal History, my Metal brethren. Whoa.

Next To None - A Light In The Dark - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0629SANFAWLOG

On June 29th, 2015 – Originating from The Lehigh Valley, in the grand state of Pennsylvania is Next To None. This fine band released today, their new studio album: A Light In The Dark. By the way, this album is also ranked at #13 on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and yeah, man!

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Prometheus - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #330629NLS

On June 29th, 2015 – Italy’s Cinematic Metal band, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, releases a new studio album: Prometheus – Symphonia Ignis Divinus. The above album cover art was created by: Stefan Heilemann. This album is also ranked at #16, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Very cool stuff, indeed.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Deep Purple - Long Beach 1971 -  promo album cover pic - 2015 - Ian Paice - #0629MOSANFAE

IAN PAICE

Ian Paice was born on June 29th, 1948, in England. Happy Birthday, Ian Paice! Yeah, man! Ian Paice is known across all galaxies as being the life-long drummer for the super legendary Deep Purple. Ian Paice is also a former drummer for the fabulous Whitesnake. Metal Be Thy Name!

Shown above: The front cover for the recently released live album: Deep Purple – Long Beach 1971, released via EarMUSIC. Ian Paice is shown on this album cover, behind his drum kit, circa 1971.

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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