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Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition Comes To NYC For The First Time Ever!

Posted in Music, music news, punk, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DEE DEE RAMONE: THE EXHIBITION NYC

Celebrate the Life, Legacy and Art of Ramones’ Founder Dee Dee Ramone at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery

December 10, 2014 – January 1, 2015

Fender® to Preview Dee Dee Ramone Limited Edition
Signature Precision Bass® Guitar + Accompanying Exclusive Scrapbook

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The Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition will be held in Dee Dee’s home turf of NYC for the first time ever at the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery (222 West 23rd Street), from December 10th, 2014 – January 1st, 2015. The launch of this exhibit will offer a preview of the soon-to-be-released Fender® Dee Dee Ramone Limited Edition Signature Precision Bass® guitar, a tool used by the enigmatic Ramone to leave his indelible fingerprint on rock history for generations to come.

This historic exhibition sanctioned by the rock legends’ own estate, will celebrate all of the facets of Dee Dee’s long-lasting artistic legacy: a founding member of the Ramones, one of the most influential punk-rock bassists and primary, prolific songwriter of world-famous group, as well as his work in the visual arts – proving that Dee Dee, who began painting more seriously in 1996, was an artist in every sense of the word. The breadth of Dee Dee’s art and achievements is so wide that one of his paintings, to be featured in the exhibit, was recently showcased in a question on America’s favorite quiz show Jeopardy.

Additionally, what makes this exhibition so incredibly unique is Dee Dee’s history with the iconic Hotel Chelsea, which is not only a place he frequented, and at times lived in, but was also the setting for his 2001 novel Chelsea Horror Hotel: A Novel, as well as the focus of many works of art which will be on display in the exhibition. The legendary Hotel Chelsea has been home to generations of writers, artists, musicians, and bohemians and Chelsea Hotels is continuing the dedication to its history and support of the arts through this exhibition.

In addition to featuring Dee Dee’s original art, wardrobe, memorabilia and rare artifacts, the Dee Dee Ramone exhibition will also include iconic photographs by world-famous photographers including Bob Gruen, Mick Rock, Chris Stein (Blondie), Ed Perlstein, Stephanie Chernikowski, Keith Green, Jenny Lens, Stanley Ryan Jones, Jimmy Steinfeldt and more TBA.

Previous exhibits of Dee Dee’s work have been held at La Luz De Jesus and famed street artist Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects galleries in Los Angeles, and is now being presented in New York for the first time.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 1pm to 8pm every day, 7 days a week, starting Dec. 10, 2014 thru Jan. 1, 2015. Holiday hours will be in effect with an early closing on Christmas Eve, closed all of Christmas day, and early closing on New Years Eve. ADMISSION IS FREE! DO NOT MISS IT!!

Check the Official Dee Dee Ramone Website for more details as they become announced on both the Exhibition, and the Fender Dee Dee Ramone Artist Signature Precision Bass. Each Bass comes with an exclusive Limited Edition Scrapbook featuring rare content, plus quotes from Misfits’ Jerry Only, Dez Cadena (Misfits, Black Flag), John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar), Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers), Barbara Ramone Zampini, Debbie Harry (Blondie), Richard Hell and more. CLICK HERE for your chance to win one FREE from Amoeba & Truetone Music!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF RAMONES.

REST IN PEACE, DEE DEE RAMONE.

Stone.

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OSAKA POPSTAR “O HOLY NIGHT” DIGITAL SINGLE AND LTD ED ORNAMENT OUT NOW

Posted in christmas, Music, music news, punk, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Osaka Popstar - O Holy Night - promo cover - digital single - 2014

Osaka Popstar gives this timeless classic Christmas carol a punk rock makeover with their intense and inspiring version of the traditional “O Holy Night”.

The single features longtime Misfits and Ramones collaborator John Cafiero (Vocals), backed by a lineup of Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) Drums, Sal Maida (Cracker, Milk & Cookies, Roxy Music) Bass, and Dean Rispler (The Dictators NYC, Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) Guitar.

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Get the new single FREE with the Ltd Ed Deluxe Glass ornament! The “Super Hero” Xmas variant artwork by Josh Howard (“Dead @ 17″ comics) is beautifully showcased on rich royal blue glass with glitter star highlights, star wraparound, and Osaka Popstar logo screen printed on the back. In stores or order online at the Misfits Records and Osaka Popstar Online shops.

Also available at @ iTunes, Amazon and digital music providers worldwide.

Check out the new single in streaming audio at New Releases Now.

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Stone Says: You just gotta love Osaka Popstar cause once again, Punk Rock lives through the masterly creativity of John Cafiero! O Holy Night is given the Punk Rock treatment that became immediately habit-forming for me! This new Punk cover of a Christmas classic is a necessary need, for all of us who love genuine Punk and Rock ‘N Roll! Whoa!

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OSAKA POPSTAR.

Stone.

MISFITS And OSAKA POPSTAR – New York City In-Store Signing On October 27th!

Posted in horror punk, Music, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Misfits Records celebrates the release of the new Expanded Edition of “Project 1950″ with the Misfits (Jerry Only, Dez Cadena & Eric “Chupacabra” Arce, and guest John Cafiero of Osaka Popstar at Forbidden Planet NYC!

The (previously out of print) “Project 1950″ CD returns in an Expanded Edition featuring newly recorded bonus tracks, expanded packaging art, liner notes plus FREE poster inside! Pick up a signed copy at Forbidden Planet NYC (832 Broadway) on Monday Oct 27th from 7 to 9pm and look for other surprises to be available at the event.

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Don’t live in the area or can’t make it in person? PRE-ORDER signed CDs and more from Forbidden Planet online NOW.

Click Here for pre-order availability through Forbidden Planet online!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE OSAKA POPSTAR.

Stone.

MISFITS “PROJECT 1950″ EXPANDED EDITION IN STORES OCT 27TH!

Posted in Music, music news, punk, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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EXPANDED EDITION CD

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EXPANDED EDITION LP

The Misfits special project showcasing punk covers of 1950’s era rock ‘n’ roll classics assembles an all-star line-up to bring this creature to life! Misfits founding member Jerry Only frontlines the spiked jukebox on Bass and lead vocals for every track—along with Black Flag alum Dez Cadena utilizing an arsenal of guitars to achieve a dynamic that best suits each song, and much more…

60’s pop-rock icon Ronnie Spector (known for timeless classics like “Be My Baby” and “Baby I love You”) makes a special guest appearance lending her inimitable vocals to “This Magic Moment” and “You Belong to Me”. The expertise of Jimmy Destri (Blondie) shines on keyboards for re-workings of “Runaway” & “Great Balls of Fire”. Also featured is longtime Misfits & Ramones collaborator John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar) contributing melodic punk-pop backing vocals to “Dream Lover”, “Monster Mash” and “Runaway”. Ed Manion (of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street band) who has performed with a wide variety of artists—including 50’s icon Dion, provides saxophone for “Diana” and “Runaway”. The gamut of 50’s era music has been reinterpreted along with a couple of 60’s era hits that were must haves for this theme driven collection.

Notably the highest charting release in the band’s entire legacy, “Project 1950″ is presented in an all-new expanded edition featuring three never-before released bonus tracks with Misfits drummer Eric “Chupacabra” Arce rounding out the lineup. All three songs have an underlying horror-centric common thread, and are newly recorded exclusively for this release!

A monster lurking in the mind of Jerry Only for years is unleashed as Misfits Records presents “Project 1950″.

CD in stores October 27th with all-new bonus tracks, newly expanded packaging art by Tony Squindo (Metallica), free poster, and extensive liner notes.

Look for the vinyl LP edition coming in November pressed on 180-gram Ltd Ed vinyl with exclusive variant cover art by Tom Whalen (Mondo), retro-style jacket, plus first pressing on fluorescent yellow colored vinyl—while supplies last.

PRE-ORDER THE EXPANDED EDITION CD @ INTERPUNK

PRE-ORDER THE EXPANDED EDITION VINYL @ INTERPUNK

…AND RECEIVE A FREE MISFITS RECORDS BUTTON & PATCH SET WITH YOUR ORDER!

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE HORROR PUNK.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Front cover for debut album RAMONES, released in 1976 via Sire Records. L to R: Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Joey Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone.

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It’s an overcast and humid Sunday morning, here in Southwestern Ohio. There are thunderstorms forecasted for later today, due to the cold front coming in from the Northwest. Reports are that some of these storms may be severe. Whoa. Temperatures are to drop to the lower 70’s for this (early) coming week too. That’s early October in July!

On a somber note, everyone at Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, friends and fans of the legendary Tommy Ramone. At only 65 years of age,  Tommy Ramone passed away on July 11th. He was the original drummer for the Ramones and also contributed as a producer and songwriter for the band. Tommy Ramone was the drummer on the first three Ramones studio albums. If there’s a Rock And Roll Heaven, I’m certain the Ramones are now touring up there and making some noise. God bless them all.

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On this day in Rock History, the debut and self-titled album from Queen was released back in 1973. What more can be said? The rest truly is iconic Rock History. By the way, I was only seven years old then. Whoa!

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Jon Schaffer, (legendary guitarist & founder of ICED EARTH), has recently undergone neck surgery. Below is Jon Schaffer’s latest update and good news on his situation, as posted on the ICED EARTH Facebook page:

Hello friends,

I’m writing to let you know that I made it through the surgery and am steadily on the road to recovery. The surgeon informed us that everything went smooth during the operation and that I should be back in action within a few months.

Thank you all very much for your support, you truly are the best fans any band could ask for.

Take care and best to you all,

Jon Schaffer

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

GET WELL, JON SCHAFFER.

REST IN PEACE, TOMMY RAMONE.

REST IN PEACE, FREDDIE MERCURY.

Stone.

MISFITS FIEND RETRO STYLE ACTION FIGURE COMING THIS FALL!

Posted in horror punk, Music, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on Misfits.com:

Not one, but two versions of the macabre Misfits mascot coming just in time for Halloween from NECA!

Get your retro fix with this brand new Misfits Fiend poseable 8″ action figure dressed in tailored fabric clothing similar to the retro toy lines that helped define the licensed action figure market in the 1970s. Available in your choice of red or black flowing robes, both versions come complete with three different hands and a candelabra accessory.

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For the full details, visit NECA’s product page: Misfits – 8″ Clothed Figure – The Fiend Assortment

For more on NECA and their retro action figure line visit http://necaonline.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE PUNK.

LONG LIVE HORROR PUNK.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

Stone.

ZOMBIE DANDIES – S/T Demo EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in glam metal, glam rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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THE ZOMBIE DANDIES – Just when I thought I was the only dude left on Earth that used the word dandy, along came The Zombie Dandies. In a way, I feel semi-redeemed for still using that magical word as an adjective in my writings. Heck, (drummer & vocalist) Marty has the last name: Dandy. Whoa.

A Glam/Punk band from Normandy, France, the other half of The Zombie Dandies is K1000 Zombie (guitars & vocals). This duo has released a self-titled demo EP back in 2012 and it is a DIY, raw, retrospective… dandy. This demo EP reminds me of the tape trading daze, (oops, I meant days), when underground and/or rising bands were being touted by us hell rats and Metalheads, back in the pre-digital era.

Fans of (the very early) Mötley Crüe and Sunset Strip era should dig The Zombie Dandies, while those who love the low-end production of early Misfits may become gleeful at what they hear from this demo EP. If you can never get enough of Too Fast For Love and then reach for the Ramones, you are in for a FUN surprise with The Zombie Dandies. Metal be thy name. – Stone

The Zombie Dandies S/T Demo EP Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Give The Zombie Dandies A Listen Below! And… Get Your FREE Download Of This EP From The Zombie Dandies Bandcamp:

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* For more info on THE ZOMBIE DANDIES:

Website: http://www.zombiedandies.ml

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LONG LIVE THE ZOMBIE DANDIES.

LONG LIVE FRANCE.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

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