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On This Day In METAL History – October 5th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ozzy Osbourne "No More Tears" x-large album pic!!

On this day in 1991 – Ozzy Osbourne debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with No More Tears. This album went on to sell four million copies in the United States. Alongside the amazing Blizzard of Ozz studio album, it becomes Ozzy Osbourne’s highest selling album in the U.S. as a solo artist.

Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I - promo cover pic - #50GNR

Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II - promo cover pic - #51GNR

On October 5th, 1991 – Guns N’ Roses forged history landing on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, at numbers one and two with Use Your Illusion II and Use Your Illusion I, respectively. Use Your Illusion II spent two weeks at number one and was the band’s second and last number one albums in the United States.

Ted Nugent - Shut Up And Jam - promo cover pic - 2014

On this day in 2003 – Ted Nugent’s reality show Surviving Nugent premiered on VH1. This reality show took city folk to Ted Nugent’s Michigan ranch, to survive backwoods activities which included building an outhouse and skinning a wild boar.

Birthdays On October 5th:

Brian Connolly - Take Away The Music - promo cover pic

The late Brian Connolly was born on this day, in 1945. Brian Connolly will forever be remembered as the vocalist and founding member of Sweet.

Brian Johnson - ACDC - Rockers And Rollers - promo book cover

Legendary AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson was born on October 5th, 1947. Happy Metal Birthday, Brian! Hells Bells!! Whoa!

Fast Eddie Clarke - Anthology - promo album cover pic

Former Motörhead Guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke was born on October 5th, 1950. Happy Metal Birthday, “Fast” Eddie! Whoa! This Heavy Rock legend is also well-known for his successful 80’s band: Fastway.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS OF METAL AND THE HEROIC MUSICIANS THAT PAVED THE WAY.

REST IN PEACE, BRIAN CONNOLLY.

Stone.

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On This Day In METAL History – October 4th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced - promo cover pic - #67JH

On October 4th, 1967The Jimi Hendrix Experience reaches Number Five on the U.S. album charts with Are You Experienced.

Cream - The Very Best Of - promo album cover pic

On this day, in 1968Cream began their farewell tour at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA. The iconic Cream featured: Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce.

Queen - The Game - promo album cover pic - #33FM

On October 4th, 1980Queen began a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with Another One Bites The Dust, featured on their 1980 studio album: The Game.

Discografía Van Halen – 5150 (1986)

On this day, in 1986 – The Sammy Hagar fronted Van Halen hits #22 with with their single: Love Walks In. This song is featured on Van Halen’s 1986 studio album: 5150, the first Van Halen album without vocalist David Lee Roth.

Van Halen - III - promo album cover pic - #GC3

On October 4th, 1996Van Halen made the announcement, that former Extreme singer Gary Cherone would be replacing Sammy Hagar. Gary Cherone only sang on one Van Halen album, 1998’s Van Halen III.

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality album logo pic!

On October 4th, 1999Ozzy Osbourne issued a press release asking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to remove Black Sabbath from the ballot. Black Sabbath was later inducted in 2006.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL HAS EVOLVED AND BEEN MOLDED FROM TRUE LEGENDS AND PIONEERS OF ROCK AND HARD ROCK. NEVER FORGET THE ROOTS OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – October 3rd…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Uriah Heep - …very eavy very umble - promo album cover pic - large

On this day in 1970Uriah Heep debut’s on the U.S. Billboard Chart with their self-titled studio album. This debut album from the great Uriah Heep is also titled: …Very ‘Eavy …Very ‘Umble.

Tommy Lee - Pearl Drums - promo banner - 2011 - #48TL

Born on October 3rd, 1962: Tommy Lee, the charismatic, influential and legendary drummer/founding member of the iconic Mötley Crüe. Happy Metal Birthday, Tommy! Whoa!

Aerosmith's Greatest Hits large promo album pic!

On this day back in 1978 – the band members of Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail, after they were arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at Fort Wayne Coliseum, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Metal be thy name, that is freaking cool!

On October 3rd, 1980 - Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits collection was released. It remains their best-selling album to this day, selling 10 million copies.

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry - promo album cover pic - #33TS

On this day in 1984Stay Hungry, the third studio album from Twisted Sister, becomes certified platinum by the RIAA. I WANNA ROCK!!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

NEVER FORGET THE ROOTS OF METAL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History (Make That KISStory) – October 2nd…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Rolling Stone Magazine - promo cover pic

(Rolling Stone – Issue 1206, April 10, 2014)

A WHOLE LOTTA KISS…

On October 2nd, 1978, legendary KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley & Peter Criss’ solo albums were each certified Gold & Platinum by the RIAA.

Kiss - solo albums montage - 1978 - #907KSA

On this day in KISSTORY – October 2nd, 1992, KISS brought their North American Revenge Tour to Broome County Arena in Binghamton, New York. This was Eric Singer’s second US arena show and first tour with KISS.

Kiss - Revenge - promo album pic - #001KR

On October 2nd, 2006, Supreme Court justices uphold lower-court decisions dismissing guitarist Vinnie Vincent’s claims against KISS over alleged unpaid royalties. Vincent replaced founding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley in 1982 and played with KISS until 1984. Vinnie Vincent sued for money he claimed was owed for co-writing several songs that appeared on the band’s 1983 studio album, Lick It Up.

KISS "Lick It Up" large promo album pic!

On this day, back in 2012, KISS debut their slot game at the 12th annual Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were present for the unveiling.

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – October 1st…

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Def Leppard - Hysteria - promo album cover pic - #33BB

On this day in METAL History, October 1st, the following historic events took place. From Ace Frehley to Soundgarden, the world of METAL has its sub-genres and all carry their own unique contributions. Metal Be Thy Name – Stone.

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01 – On October 1st, 1987, Def Leppard began the North American leg of their tour in support of their multi-million selling album, Hysteria, at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY. Upon the tour ending in October of 1988, Def Leppard tallied 243 concerts, 172 in North America alone.

Soundgarden - Screaming Life - promo EP cover pic - 1987

02 – On this day in 1987, Seattle, Washington’s Soundgarden debuts with their EP Screaming Life, proving to be an early pioneering example of the Grunge sound and genre. This historic EP was released on Sub Pop.

Ozzy Osbourne - classic logo - yellow red black - #99970

03 – On this day in 1992, the iconic Ozzy Osbourne began a two night performance in San Antonio, Texas, at the Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum. This was Ozzy Osbourne’s first concerts in San Antonio in a decade after his embarrassing arrest for urinating on the Alamo.

ACDC - promo band pic - band logo - #1976SZ

04 – On October 1st, 2004, The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Australia, officially opened “AC/DC Lane” after the legendary band. The Lord Mayor erected the sign to cheers and bagpipes playing the bands song Long Way To The Top. The City of Melbourne made certain to have extra copies of the sign made, in anticipation of fans stealing them.

Ace Frehley - publicity pic - 2014 - #38009

05 – On this day in 2005, legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley joined Pearl Jam onstage during their concert at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to perform a rendition of Neil Young’s Rockin’ in the Free World.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 29th…

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Motley Crue - band promo pic - band logo - 2014 - #771984

Here’s some really cool and historical Metal happenings that occurred on this day, September 29th, over the decades! Enjoy and… Metal Be Thy Name.

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01 – On this day in 1980, the forever legendary Black Sabbath performed at Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri.

02 – On this day in 1981, Van Halen performed at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California.

03 – On this day, back in 1987, MTV announced the “Motley Cruise to Nowhere” contest. Four winners would eventually be flown to Bermuda, where they would board a private party yacht for a cruise to the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, with Heavy Metal icons Mötley Crüe.

Metallica - Classic Band Logo - White on Black - #777493

04 – Back in 1991, Metallica kicked off their 138 date Wherever We May Roam World Tour at the Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois.

05 – Back in 2004, Keith Moon’s five-piece drum kit, custom-made back in 1968 for The Who drummer, sold for a whopping £120,000 pounds ($215,772 – US) in London. An American collector was the buyer, setting a new world auction record for a set of drums.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, KEITH MOON.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 28th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

George Lynch - Guitar World Mag cover promo - 1990

Above: The legendary George Lynch on the cover of Guitar World (November – 1990)

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01 – Back on September 28th, 1954, the legendary George Lynch was born! Happy Metal Birthday, George Lynch! This amazing guitarist was instrumental in Dokken’s skyrocketing to the top during the 80’s, with his legendary signature guitar tones and screaming solos, George Lynch gave this band an identity that has proved to be irreplaceable. During his post-Dokken years, George Lynch has worked tirelessly on a boastful Heavy Music career with his bands Lynch Mob, Souls Of We, T & N and most currently KXM.

ACDC - Classic Band Logo - #10014

As reported on The Official AC/DC Site:

02 – 23 years ago on September 28th 1991, AC/DC headlined a “Monsters Of Rock” festival at Tushino Airfield in Moscow, Russia. The show unofficially became part of the “Monsters Of Rock” European tour that was taking place since the later part of August.

Just one month earlier, there was a failed coup consisting of members of the Soviet Union’s government attempt to take control from the Soviet President. The concert was assembled to take place in Moscow’s Tushino Airfield as a thank you from the Russian government, offering free admission to concert attendees. AC/DC were invited to perform just three days prior to the concert date.

The crowd in attendance is one of the largest in concert history, and certainly the largest in “Monsters Of Rock” festival history, at an incredible estimated 1.6 million. Other bands that performed that day include Metallica, The Black Crowes, Pantera, and E.S.T..

http://www.acdc.com/us/acdc-today/acdc-salutes-moscow-1991

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03On a much more enormously somber note: 

As reported by the Ottawa Star:

On this day in 2012, the owner of the site of the 2003 Warwick R.I., nightclub fire (sparked by “Great White’s” pyrotechnics that killed 100 people) donated the land for a permanent memorial.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AC/DC.

LONG LIVE GEORGE LYNCH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, EACH VICTIM OF THE WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND NIGHTCLUB FIRE.

Stone.

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