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JEFF BECK LIVE+ New Live Album Spanning The Legendary Guitarist’s Vast and Varied Career, Along With Two New Studio Tracks, Available May 5th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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LOS ANGELES – Jeff Beck earned raves last year for his spellbinding performances during the hugely successful double-bill tour with ZZ TOP. Fans can relive Beck’s thrilling guitar gymnastics from those shows with a new live album that touches on key eras from the legendary artist’s influential career. The album captures a snapshot of Jeff’s work in 2014, with two newly recorded studio tracks also included, his first new music since 2010’s Grammy®-winning Emotion & Commotion.

Packed with more than an hour of music, JEFF BECK LIVE+ will be available from Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, on May 5 for a list price of $18.98 (CD) and will also be available digitally. The album will arrive as Beck is in the midst of an East Coast solo tour, which includes newly added dates in May. This trek also features make-up dates from the same ZZ TOP tour this album was recorded during, before it was cut short due to an injury to ZZ TOP bassist Dusty Hill.

The 14 live performances on JEFF BECK LIVE+ were recorded at multiple venues in 2014 and feature Beck backed by his band: vocalist Jimmy Hall, bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Jonathan Joseph and guitarist Nicolas Meier. The quintet explored Beck’s vast catalog—which stretches across five decades—with performances of “Morning Dew” (from Truth, 1968), “Superstition” (from Beck, Bogert, Appice, 1973), “Big Block” (from Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop, 1989), as well as two Grammy-winning tracks: his cover of the Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” and “Hammerhead.”

LIVE + concludes with two new studio tracks: “Tribal” and “My Tiled White Floor,” with   guest vocals from Ruth Lorenzo and Veronica Bellino, respectively. These aggressive new songs mark Beck’s first studio recordings since 2010 and show a stark departure from the sound on his previous album as the guitarist continues to push the envelope of musical innovation, just as he has his entire career. These tracks are sure to whet the appetite of Beck fans as the guitarist prepares his 17th studio album, which is expected later this year.

Throughout his career, Beck has also proven to be a brilliant interpreter of other’s songs. This live album doesn’t disappoint with covers of “Danny Boy,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing,” Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “You Know You Know,” and Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

Beck’s career took off in the mid-1960s, after replacing Eric Clapton as lead guitarist for The Yardbirds on the recommendation of his friend Jimmy Page. He played on several of the rock group’s hits, such as “Heart Full of Soul,” “Shapes of Things” and “Over Under Sideways Down.” Beck has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once with The Yardbirds in 1992 and again as a solo artist in 2009. He has won numerous Grammy Awards, including two in 2011.

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JEFF BECK LIVE+
Track Listing:

1. “Loaded”
2. “Morning Dew”
3. “You Know You Know”
4. “Why Give It Away”
5. “A Change Is Gonna Come”
6. “A Day In The Life”
7. “Superstition”
8. “Hammerhead”
9. “Little Wing”
10. “Big Block”
11. “Where Were You”
12. “Danny Boy”
13. “Rollin’ And Tumblin’”
14. “Going Down”
15. “Tribal”*
16. “My Tiled White Floor”*

*New Studio Recording

Jeff Beck Solo Dates
April 13 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
April 15 The Paramount Huntington, NY
April 16 The Paramount Huntington, NY
April 17 The Paramount Huntington, NY
April 18 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
April 19 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
April 21 Ulster Performing Arts Center Kingston, NY
April 22 Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood, NJ
April 24 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
April 25 The Strand – Capital Performing Arts Center York, PA
April 26 The Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA

With ZZ TOP

April 30 Cedar Park Center Cedar Park, TX
May 1 Winstar Casino Thackerville, OK
May 2 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX
May 3 Concrete Street Corpus Christi, TX
May 7 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
May 8 Cruzan Amphitheater West Palm Beach, FL
May 9 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
May 10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA

Jeff Beck Newly Added Solo Dates – on sale dates noted:

May 12 The Kentucky Center –Whitney Hall Louisville, KY*
May 14 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI ***
May 15 Hard Rock Live Northfield, OH*
May 16 PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
May 17 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
May 19 Fox Theater St. Louis, MO *
May 21 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL **
May 22 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI*
May 23 State Theater Minneapolis, MN*

*on sale April 10
** on sale April 11
*** on sale April 17

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JEFF BECK.

Stone.

FOREVER STILL – RELEASE NEW SINGLE “AWAKE THE FIRE” AND LET FANS PAY WHAT THEY WANT FOR IT

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on April 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Independent female fronted Rock band Forever Still have released a new single called “Awake the Fire”. The single is the first single from their upcoming EP “Save Me”. The “Save Me” EP is the part two of three digital EPs that will eventually end up as one physical full length album later in 2015. The single can be downloaded directly from the band’s website: www.foreverstill.dk where the band lets their fans pay what they want for it.

“We believe that music should be available to everyone – both those who are broke, and those who have a little extra to spare in support of the artists they love” Maja Schønning explains. We’ve put a lot of time and effort into this song, so if people want to give us some help for the time and effort, we are very grateful! But if they don’t have any money right now, they can take it, share it and if they love it, come back and kick in later.

The EP is recorded, mixed and mastered in Copenhagen by band member Mikkel Haastrup in the band’s own studio. Mikkel is a trained sound engineer by Flemming ‘Metallica’ Rasmussen. “We like our music and everything surrounding it to be 100% honest and we felt the only way we could achieve that was by doing everything ourselves” says Mikkel.

The upcoming EP is Part 2 of the band’s debut album which is a concept album about a  suppressed individual struggling through depression, anxiety, and worthlessness and getting stronger in the process. “The songs are all very raw, emotional and somewhat imperfect, because we wanted it to sound like someone falling apart and trying to put the pieces back together” says Maja.

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The first EP in the series “Scars” has been welcomed with open arms by both fans and media:

“Scars is one of the most exciting new releases in the last 12 months and if there is justice in the music world, 2015 has to be the year of Forever Still. 5/5” – PlanetMosh

“The power in the vocals, the musicianship of every member and even the production is perfection(…)Scars’ is three tracks every rock fan should have. 5/5” – Genius Babble

“Frontwoman Maja Schønning is the driving force behind the band, bringing powerful vocals in abundance. If we were to place our faith in one female to successfully lead a band to the top of the metal scene, Maja would be it. 4/5” – HD Music Promotions

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Forever Still are from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Facebook: Forever Still

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FOREVER STILL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JOAN JETT – Is Guitar World Cover Feature For May 2015 Issue

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

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As reported by Guitar World:

Guitar World’s May 2015 issue features the queen of noise Joan Jett! She’s been banging out some of rock’s greatest power chords since the age of 15. With her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there’s only one thing you need to know- she still loves rock and roll. Special Rock Riffs Lesson: Andy Aledort examines the essential riffs and licks that define true rock and roll guitar, from Chuck Berry to Joan Jett.

Then, just over 30 years ago Judas Priest recorded the heavy metal call to arms, Defenders of the Faith. Here, guitarist Glenn Tipton and singer Rob Halford recall the making of their masterwork.

Get your copy today for $7.99!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JOAN JETT.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

STARZ – Signs To Frontiers Music SRL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Frontiers Music Srl:

Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to announce the signing of US Hard Rock legends STARZ who will release a new album in the second half of 2015!

Although not as commercial successful and well-known as a lot of their peers, STARZ has proven to be a hugely influential band for those musicians who were aware of them. Several massively successful U.S. artists, like Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Poison, Twisted Sister and Motley Crue cite STARZ as a primary influence. Magazines like Kerrang! and Hit Parader have included STARZ albums on lists of the most important heavy metal albums of all-time!

All together STARZ recorded four studio albums in the second half of the 70’s: “Starz”, “Violation”, “Attention Shoppers” and “Coliseum Rock” and gathered critical acclaim with their ability to mesh the smooth with the hard. “We loved pop melodies,” admits guitarist Richie Ranno, “and we also loved heavy guitars. We liked to combine hooks with a harder edge. Our singer Michael Lee Smith had a great sense of melody. In the course of four albums, we only used orchestrations or keyboards once, preferring to mix heavy rock productions with melodic overtones.”

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STARZ are now returning with a lineup featuring original members Richie Ranno on guitars, Michael Lee Smith on vocals, Joe X Dube on drums and new faces George DiAna on bass and Alex Kane on guitar.

“We are absolutely psyched to be writing and recording an album of new STARZ songs for the Frontiers Label. We’re really excited about the new songs we’ve come up with – SUBWAY TERROR 2015 – here we come! Our sincere thanks go out to the staff of Frontiers Records for giving us this opportunity,” says Ranno.

STARZ appeared live in Europe at the HRH Festival in Wales, on March 13th.

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Website: http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STARZ.

LONG LIVE CLASSIC HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL.

Stone.

HOT LUNCH RELEASE SLAPPY SUNDAY EP, VIA SCION AUDIO VISUAL – TITLE TRACK AVAILABLE NOW FOR FREE DOWNLOAD; FULL EP AVAILABLE MARCH 31

Posted in Music, rock music with tags , , on March 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Torrance, Calif., March 16, 2015 – Hot Lunch, the San Francisco-based band whose music Thrasher described as “a blast of ‘60s acid rock seemingly unearthed after decades of rock ’n’ roll mediocrity,” releases the Slappy Sunday EP on March 31 via Scion Audio Visual.

The EP’s title track, “Slappy Sunday,” is available now for free download via Scion Audio Visual’s Soundcloud page: (http://www.scionav.com/2015/03/16/download-hot-lunch-slappy-sunday-brand-new-track-release).

“We always welcome the opportunity to work with bands early in their careers,” explained Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions at Scion. “Hot Lunch is exactly the type of artist we like to align ourselves with: smart, talented and hard working.”

Hot Lunch’s history with Scion Audio Visual extends back to the band’s origins with the quartet having played Scion Rock Fest 2013, Scion Rock Show in Los Angeles and Scion Rock Fest 2014.  The Bay Area band was also part of the recent Riley Hawk curated Northwest Blow Out EP, with the song “Uprooted” (https://soundcloud.com/scionav/hot-lunch-uprooted?in=scionav/sets/riley-hawk-northwest-blow-out-ep-scion-av) and previously offered up the song “There’s Nothing Like Revenge for Getting Back at People” (https://soundcloud.com/scionav/theres-nothing-like-revenge?in=scionav/sets/a) via a limited edition 7-inch single.

“We’re beyond stoked about this latest batch of tunes,” said Hot Lunch drummer Rob Alper. “Both structurally and sonically they’re true to Hot Lunch form, but we can’t help feel that this five-headed beast is of a new breed. Born of an all night rock ‘n’ roll house party? Or following a ferocious Sunday curb-skating session? We know not from whence it came. We’re honored to continue working with Scion A/V to bring high-energy punk ‘n’ roll music to the people! The Slappy Sunday EP is up-to-the-very-minute Hot Lunch in all its fuzzy, monstrous glory!”

Hot Lunch’s Slappy Sunday EP track listing:

  • Slappy Sunday
  • Expectations
  • China Banks
  • Pot of Gold
  • Living the Nightmare

About Scion Audio Visual:

Scion Audio Visual (AV for short) is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion AV has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion AV executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates 7 broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit ScionAV.com

About Scion:

Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd.  With a model line-up that includes the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the xD urban subcompact 5-door, Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions and aspirations.  Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no-haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways.  For more information, visit www.scion.com.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE HOT LUNCH.

LONG LIVE SCION AV.

Stone.

DIAMANTE – To Support WHITESNAKE On Select U.S. Dates This June; New EP “Dirty Blonde” Releases April 7th!

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Teen Rock sensation, vocalist and songwriter DIAMANTE, will be supporting the legendary David Coverdale and his spectacular band WHITESNAKE, on select U.S. tour dates, this June. Whitesnake will be embarking on The Purple Tour, in support of their new studio release: The Purple Album. Diamante will be touring in support of her forthcoming EP: Dirty Blonde.

I am very proud of Diamante for earning this exciting supporting role for Whitesnake; Diamante’s hard work and old school dedication to Rock ‘N’ Roll is admirable and widely known. Her many musical achievements these past few years are obviously only just the beginning. Metal be thy name! – Stone

Supporting Whitesnake In June:

02 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center

04 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint

09 – Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre

11 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

15 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center

20 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

DIAMANTE – Dirty Blonde EP Teaser:

Pre-Order “Dirty Blonde” EP on iTunes, by clicking link below! The title track (and second single from this EP) will be an automatic grat track when you order this EP on iTunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dirty-blonde-ep/id964667524

DIAMANTE – Bite Your Kiss

(#3 Billboard Single)

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Other recent DIAMANTE related news on Metal Odyssey:

FLYLEAF TO HEADLINE REVOLVER’S HOTTEST CHICKS TOUR!

Above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on March 7, 2015.

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DIAMANTE originates from Boston, Massachusetts and currently resides in Hollywood, California.

* For more info on DIAMANTE:

Facebook: DIAMANTE

http://www.diamanteofficialmusic.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DIAMANTE.

LONG LIVE WHITESNAKE.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

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

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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.

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