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Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Friday, March 28th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Firstly, I shall begin by expressing my heart-felt condolences to the landslide victims, families and friends of Oso and Darrington, Washington. This remote village area of Washington’s Cascade Mountains was hit with the terrible tragedy of a beyond enormous mudslide. This horrible event took place on Saturday, March 22nd.

I also express these same sincere condolences, to the families and friends of the passengers and crew of Malaysia Flight 370. Life is so precious and we never know where or how tragedy will strike humankind next. Cherish life.

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Iron Maiden - Sonisphere - promo flyer - 2014 - #466110

This coming July, it looks like the magnificent and legendary IRON MAIDEN will be headlining at this year’s Sonisphere, at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, England. If y’all want more info, click this link below:

http://www.sonisphere.co.uk

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For all of you Toto and Classic Rock junkies out there, take a look at the new album cover for: Toto – Live In Poland – 35th Anniversary Tour:

Toto - Live In Poland - promo cover pic - 2014

Releasing on April 29th, via Eagle Rock Entertainment, this nifty Toto release will be available in CD, Blu-ray and DVD formats. There are even some very cool bundle packages available, by clicking this link here: http://myplay.me/18b6

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Motley Crue - The Final Tour - promo flyer - 2014

As every Metal, Rock, Hard Rock and Mötley Crüe fan realizes, the unfortunate and “Final Tour” for this super-legendary band is upon us. The Final Tour kicks off on June 21st, in Montebello, Quebec, Canada and sadly ends on November 22nd, in Spokane, Washington. The “very special guest” is another super-legend known as Alice Cooper. Whoa!

By now, y’all must understand why I slapped the CD cover for Mötley Crüe’s Greate$t Hit$, at the top of this post! I’ll admit, seeing Mötley Crüe on their Girls, Girls, Girls tour, with the charismatic Whitesnake opening, was and forever will be a memorable Metal experience! This Mötley Crüe concert memory happened at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. The 80′s F’n ruled. Good Metal times, indeed.

How can I measure the importance of Mötley Crüe to the history of Metal Music? I can’t measure it. Mötley Crüe’s contributions to all Heavy Music, in my Metal opinion, are immeasurable. This band deserves a huge room, all to themselves, at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Alas, there will forever be an impressive part of my Metal heart secured for Mötley Crüe. That, my Metal brethren = Metal truth. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

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Wanna See My Mötley Crüe Button I Bought? It’s Really Cool…

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on June 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Mötley Crüe - I recently bought this Mötley Crüe button at an antiques mall. I can’t verify if it’s actually from the early 80′s or not; yet the Too Fast For Love era of this legendary band is obvious from the photo. There are no markings printed on the back or edge of this button either. I’ll have to say, it just looks and feels like it’s from the early to mid 80′s though. I paid $4 (U.S.) for this button. How could I resist?

Over the years (or is that decades) I’ve compiled a dandy collection of Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal buttons. Some I’ve picked up from concerts and others were found in odd places like this Mötley Crüe button. Maybe it’s no longer that odd to find 80′s Heavy Metal items at an antiques mall, for the years surely have moved along rather quickly.

Wait a second! I almost forgot to mention the size of this button: 2 1/8″ in diameter.

Thanks for checking out my Mötley Crüe button. I’m always on the lookout for in-expensive and cool Rock ‘N Roll finds, I just cannot help myself! Metal be thy name.

Mötley Crüe:

Mick Mars – Guitar

Nikki Sixx – Bass

Vince Neil – Vocals

Tommy Lee – Drums

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For more info on Mötley Crüe, click on the link below!

http://www.motley.com

Long Live Mötley Crüe.

The word “dandy” was once again used on Metal Odyssey.

Stone.

Mötley Crüe – 1983 Album “Shout At The Devil” Is Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Mötley Crüe - Released back in 1983, on Elektra, the sophomore album Shout At The Devil, from Mötley Crüe, launched them into the Heavy Metal stratosphere and the rest is Mötley Crüe history. What an album then and now. Seriously, when I first heard Shout At The Devil, there wasn’t another band in the land that sounded like Mötley Crüe. From the thickly heavy bass of Nikki Sixx and loud drumming of Tommy Lee, to the riffage fest that Mick Mars was playing; every car at all the hot hangouts and keg fields had this cassette blaring through the speakers back then!

I never took Mötley Crüe for a Hair Metal band until 1985′s Theatre Of Pain. Really. My interpretation of Too Fast For Love and Shout At The Devil was never Hair Metal; then again, that genre tag probably took awhile to hit my old neck of the woods anyhow. Bands were popping up so fast in those early 80′s, with albums being released faster, that I could care in the least about what genre a band was as they were coming out of L.A.; if it looked and sounded like Heavy Metal, then it probably was Heavy Metal. Thrash was Thrash, however. That’s how I approached it all those decades ago.

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I remember liking Vince Neil’s vocals from the get-go, thinking that he and Mötley Crüe were taking a cool slice of Punk and mixing it with Heavy Metal. As I compared Shout At The Devil to their debut album, I couldn’t believe this was the same band. The tough-ass attitude and flamboyant personalities of these guys called Mötley Crüe, I really dug as a teenager. Seeing this band live during their heyday was UNBELIEVABLE. Metal be thy name it was.

My three favorite songs from Shout At The Devil are not the obvious: Bastard, Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid and Ten Seconds To Love. I always wished Mötley Crüe made an entire album that had that real heavy and fast sound like Bastard. What a song. Shout At The Devil is my favorite Mötley Crüe album, without question. Strong and incredibly memorable songs, with a heightened potency of sound that continues to lift my Metal spirit in 2012.

Original Shout At The Devil album cover.

I never owned Shout At The Devil on vinyl. I still have my original cassette of Shout At The Devil too. Yes, I did upgrade to CD and the remastered version has four demos and one unreleased track. The demos are a fun listen, they’re raw, lean, and crusty around the edges. They’re demos and they still Rock! The unreleased track I Will Survive is damn right cool, it isn’t as heavy duty as the other songs on the original Shout At The Devil track list. Still, it’s a song that cannot be ignored for it is loaded with memorable rhythm and lyrics.

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Shout At The Devil – Track Listing:

In The Beginning

Shout At The Devil

Looks That Kill

Bastard

God Bless The Children Of The Beast

Helter Skelter

Red Hot

Too Young To Fall In Love

Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid

Ten Seconds To Love

Danger

Bonus Tracks On Remastered Version:

Shout At The Devil (Demo)

Looks That Kill (Demo)

Hotter Than Hell (Demo)

I Will Survive (Unreleased Track)

Too Young To Fall In Love (Demo)

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Mötley Crüe should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Metal. Be. Thy. Name.

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For more info on Mötley Crüe, click on the link below:

Mötley Crüe

Long Live Mötley Crüe.

Stone.

KISS & Mötley Crüe – The Tour 2012

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

KISS & Mötley Crüe - THE TOUR: Check out this very cool tour poster for KISSMötley Crüe ‘The Tour’! This looks to be a kick-ass combination, one for both the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal history books! Metal be thy name!

For more info, complete tour schedule, VIP packages and tons more about KISS and Mötley Crüe, ‘The Tour’, just click on the links below!

KISS

Mötley Crüe

Long Live KISS & Mötley Crüe.

Stone.

Mötley Crüe – A Visual History: 1983 – 2005 – I Bought It At A Bargain!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal books, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music books, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Mötley Crüe - As I wandered about a (somewhat) nearby Barnes & Noble last Friday, I came face-to-face with a very large hardcover book that I couldn’t resist buying. Mötley Crüe – A Visual History: 1983 – 2005. The sticker price was $9.99 (U.S.) and it was on… clearance! Metal be thy name, I love that magic “C” word.

Now, it only gets better. With my Barnes & Noble club card, I saved an additional 10%. Whoa. Why am I getting all psyched out about this price I paid, you may be pondering? Just take a look at what Amazon.com is asking for the same book in “new” condition: $37.95. Whoa! You read that correctly too. Plus, Amazon.com only has one new book currently in stock, with no used editions for sale!

Stone saved BIG here my Metal brethren. Rounding it out, it’s about saving $29.00 when you compare the Barnes & Noble price to that of Amazon.com. Honestly, this Mötley Crüe book is in pristine condition too. Usually those “clearance” books are kinda beaten around the edges. Not this time. Ring that Metal bell, cause Stone scored a Metal deal!

This Mötley Crüe book is a keeper. A Heavy Metal coffee table book it is. Legendary photographer of all things Rock ‘N Roll, Neil Zlozower, has compiled one stunning visual history of Mötley Crüe with his work here. The foreword is by Nikki Sixx. There are over 250 amazing photos to take in. This book measures (approximately) 9.25″ x 11.25″. Former Mötley Crüe co-manager/manager Doug Thaler lends some interesting anecdotes on one page as well.

Stone’s Metal Tip #1: Always shop around for your Metal stuff. When you see a Metal bargain, nail it!

Stone’s Metal Tip #2: You, yes you, can also own this cool Mötley Crüe book at an amazing bargain price. It’s selling at Barnes & Noble (BN.com) right now for $8.98! Take that expensive Amazon.com!

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Book cover photo credit: Neil Zlozower

For more info on Mötley Crüe, click on the link below: 

Mötley Crüe

Long Live Mötley Crüe.

Stone.

MARAZENE MACHINE – Mötley Crüe Members Give A Thumbs Up To “Live Wire” Cover Song

Posted in electronica, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

CHICAGO, IL (DLSP) – Chicago’s MARAZENE MACHINE (formerly MARAZENE) have been “swooning” over the recently posted comments by Rock legends TOMMY LEE and NIKKI SIXX about the bands digital single cover of “LIVE WIRE“. Described as an “edgy electronic/whiskey/sex-fueled rendition of the MOTLEY CRUE classic,” “LIVE WIRE” is currently available at iTunes or for free download (with email signup) for a limited time at the following locationMARAZENE MACHINE – REVERBNATION

TOMMY LEE was first to notice the track over the weekend of May 14th. “Fucking wicked version” he tweeted on the social networking juggernaut TWITTER.

“Killer” NIKKI SIXX was quick to concur in a retweet.

Mötley Crüe, currently on tour in South America, have been in the news almost daily keeping fans updated on their current whereabouts and happenings. To say they have a lot on their plate would be an understatement so the comments definitely come during a time when it would have been just as easy to say nothing at all or the track to have been overlooked altogether.

But MARAZENE MACHINE members are humbled to have been mentioned at all.

“It’s a grounded/stuck-in-his-room-for-a-YEAR kids dream come true to hear this kind of acknowledgement from a couple guys I deeply admire..” offered vocalist and multi-instrumentalist DIETRICH THRALL. “I think I’m going to wallpaper my studio with print outs”.

“Always a good feeling to get the ‘nod’ for a cover song from the guys who wrote it!” commented vocalist and multi-instrumentalist NIKK SKUM.

Over the years the independent MARAZENE MACHINE have racked up several major and impressive accomplishments. The band was quick to land three instrumental tracks on THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS and subsequent THE MATRIX RELOADED box set out of the gate then followed that up with multiple self-managed National tours with the likes of MUSHROOMHEAD, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT, PSYCLON NINE, WEDNESDAY 13, and DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY 100% DIY. MARAZENE MACHINE also took the lead in establishing themselves as “virtual” performers in SECOND LIFE, a social interactive virtual world.  

More recently the band survived the recent passing of original drummer and co-founder Kristopher “Kristov” Kemp to cancer which threatened to end their run outright. MARAZENE MACHINE abruptly went silent only to emerge after a self-imposed mourning period with an archive of 40+ songs which are on deck to be released in the coming months as digital singles and future albums.

With little industry support other than a rabid cult fan base “defying the odds” has become a calling card for one of the hardest working underground bands today.

And with a new album in the works set for Fall 2011 release, industry experts would do well to keep an eye on MARAZENE MACHINE as nabbing a quick spotlight no longer seems to be a fluke – it’s fast becoming a time-honored tradition.

* Labels looking to work with the band should contact: mgmt@narcicessity.com

(Source: Clawhammer PR)

* For more info on MARAZENE MACHINE, click on the links below:

MARAZENE MACHINE – REVERBNATION

MARAZENE MACHINE – Official Website

MARAZENE MACHINE – WordPress.Com

Long Live Marazene Machine.

Long Live Mötley Crüe.

Stone.

Mötley Crüe – Three Concerts Announced For Mexico This May 2011!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Mötley Crüe - The official Mötley Crüe fan club newsletter, has reported, that three concert dates are scheduled for The Crüe to play in Mexico, this May of 2011! Here are the three dates and their respective venues:

May 24, 2011 – Mexico City – Palacio de los Deportes (The Sports Palace)

May 26, 2011 – Monterrey – Teatro Banamex (Banamex Theatre)

May 27, 2011 – Guadalajara – Arena VFG

Mötley Crüe:

Vince Neil - vocals

Nikki Sixx - bass

Mick Mars – guitar

Tommy Lee - drums

* For more info on Mötley Crüe, click here: Mötley Crüe

Long Live Mötley Crüe.

Stone.

Mötley Crüe and Kid Rock To Headline Cheyenne Frontier Days – July 2011!

Posted in classic rock, country music, country rock music, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock and roll, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS – Held in beautiful Cheyenne, Wyoming, is the Cheyenne Frontier Days. This ten day super event will begin on July 22nd and ends on July 31st. Cheyenne Frontier Days has rodeo, Championship Bull Riding, lot’s O’ fun and… Rock ‘N’ Roll! From Country to Heavy Metal, the schedule of events for Frontier Nights (see below) say it all! Whoa… Cheyenne Wyoming is gonna ROCK for ten days straight! What am I saying? Cheyenne Wyoming already ROCKS!

Check the dates below for Mötley Crüe and KID ROCK!

* For more info on Cheyenne Frontier Days, (including ticket info), click on the link below! It’s a very cool website that will tell you more about this 10 day event than I ever can!

Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo – The Daddy Of Em All

* Below is the concert & event schedule for Frontier Nights, with shows starting at 8:00 p.m.!

July 2011 Schedule:

July 22 – KID ROCK

July 23 – Jason Aldean

July 24 – The Charlie Daniels Band

July 25 & 26 – Championship Bull Riding

July 27 - Mötley Crüe

July 28 – Darius Rucker with Sara Evans

July 29 – Zac Brown Band

July 30 – Toby Keith with Eric Church

KID ROCK – Born Free was released on Atlantic Records, on November 16, 2010.

* For more info on Mötley Crüe and Kid Rock:

MOTLEY CRUE

KID ROCK – Official Website

And… for more info on The Charlie Daniels Band:

The Charlie Daniels Band – Official Website

LONG LIVE CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS RODEO.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

LONG LIVE THE POWER OF ROCK… and METAL.

Stone.

Motley Crue “Home Sweet Home” is my favorite Heavy Metal ballad – ever

Posted in 1980's hair metal albums, 1980's hair metal bands, 1980's heavy metal albums, 1980's heavy metal ballads, 1980's heavy metal hits, 1980's popular rock bands, 1980's hair metal music, 1980's heavy metal bands, 1980's heavy metal music, 1980's heavy metal songs, classic heavy metal albums, cool album covers, essential heavy metal albums, Hair Metal, hair metal music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal albums, heavy metal albums 1985, heavy metal guitarists, heavy metal music, heavy metal vocalists, Music, old school hair metal bands, old school heavy metal, vintage heavy metal albums, vintage heavy metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

8991807Motley Crue really did it for me with their Heavy Metal ballad – “Home Sweet Home”. Since it’s release on the “Theatre Of Pain” album, (June 21, 1985), I still gravitate to this song. When I first heard it, (back in 1985), I was semi-surprised at the mellow side that Motley Crue had taken with “Home Sweet Home”… it only took one listen for me to get hooked for life. Mellow or not, Motley Crue in my Metal opinion, created an instantly memorable song that I could never grow tired of. The “Theatre Of Pain” album, (originally released on the label Elektra), is one strong Heavy Metal album at that. “Home Sweet Home” was written by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Tommy Lee. (Mick Mars, of course, plays guitar on this song, I just have never read his name in any writing credits for it). I just always have been struck by the lyrics, there have been countless moments throughout my life where I have adhered to this song for inspiration. When I bought this CD twenty four years ago, little did I know, that there would be that one song, that would resonate such strong feelings inside of me.

Just look at the numerous Heavy Metal bands that wrote ballads and/or power ballads, (to me they are one in the same). I have never been a huge fan of the Heavy Metal ballad, I say this so often that even I am tired of hearing it. Despite not being a fan of all Heavy Metal ballads, there are going to be those diamonds in the rough, “Home Sweet Home” is one of them, for me. Vince Neil in my Metal opinion, sings this ballad as if his life depended on it. I never jumped on any sold out band wagon, with Motley Crue, for their creating this song. Motley Crue was and still is – one tough and cool Heavy Metal band that embraced a little diversity with their song writing with “Home Sweet Home”. Seeing Motley Crue live, back in the late 1980′s, as they played “Home Sweet Home” was riveting for me, to say the least. That is a Heavy Metal memory that is worth it’s weight in gold, in my Metal world.

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10 Heavy Metal happenings that will never happen.

Posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Iced Earth, Metal, Power Metal, Rock with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

metalodyssey3Every once in awhile, well, I tend to be slightly comedic. What better way to get away from the white useless noise of MSNBC than to have some comic relief that incorporates Heavy Metal? Here are some Heavy Metal happenings that will never, ever, happen in a million Metal years:

#1.   A live Cannibal Corpse concert held in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be aired on PBS this fall.

#2.   The Grammy Awards of 2010, will recognize Motorhead with a lifetime achievement award.

#3.   The American Music Awards will have Iced Earth perform live, on their stage, for their 2010 airing.

#4.   Al Gore will finally admit to Dee Snider that Heavy Metal will not corrupt our youth.

#5.   Oprah Winfrey will have King Diamond on her show, delving into the mystique of horror lyrics in Metal.

#6.   Dan Rather will travel with Motley Crue this Summer, documenting and narrating for film – “Crue Fest 2009″.

#7.   Keith Olberman of MSNBC fame will become the new host for MTV’s “Headbangers Ball” beginning this fall.

#8.   Chris Matthews of MSNBC fame will finally accept the role to play “Aunt Bea” in the new television remake of “The Andy Griffith Show.” David Lee Roth will accept the opportunity to redo the famous show opening whistling song.

#9.    North American concert promoters will announce that Power Metal festivals will be abundant and year long events in all 50 states! 

#10.  Dr. Phil will have Arch Enemy perform on his show. Dr. Phil will then admit to his tongue tied audience that Death Metal is “good, clean, mental therapy.”

Happy Metal Birthday Mick Mars!

Posted in concerts, Guitar, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal concerts, Music, Rock with tags , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

9086446Motley Crue’s incredibly talented, lead guitarist, Mick Mars has turned the cool age of 53 on Friday, April 3, 2009. Happy Heavy Metal birthday Mick Mars! It is so obvious to me, what Mick Mars has contributed to Motley Crue since 1981, as both musician and song writer. In my opinion, Mick Mars with his guitar playing, has lended extreme credibility to Motley Crue since day one. I had the Metal opportunity to see Motley Crue live in 1987, on the “Girl’s, Girl’s, Girl’s Tour”, Mick Mars was sensational on stage. His mere presence alone made me feel like I was witnessing one of the biggest stars of Heavy Metal – ever. As for Mick Mars shredding on guitar, live, let’s just say I was afforded an opportunity that night, to see one of the very best guitarists in Heavy Metal history. Thank you for all of the unbelievable Metal over the years, Mick Mars!

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