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GUITARIST DOUG ALDRICH JOINS THE DEAD DAISIES

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 28, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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RICHARD FORTUS & DIZZY REED DEPART THE DEAD DAISIES

BAND RECORDING NEW ALBUM WITH MARTI FREDERIKSEN IN NASHVILLE FOR SPV RECORDS

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From The Dead Daisies newsletter:

New York, NY (January 28th, 2016) – The Dead Daisies are proud to announce the addition of Doug Aldrich to the lineup as lead guitarist of the powerful music collective. Guitarist Richard Fortus and keyboardist Dizzy Reed will be stepping aside to be a part of a momentous project in 2016.

Aldrich is currently in Nashville with the Daisies working with producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Gavin Rossdale, Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry) on their follow-up to the album Revolución, released last year following the bands trip to Cuba, where the classic rock group were part of a cultural exchange as guests of the Cuban Ministry of Culture, Cuban Institute of Music and the Cuban Rock Agency. The still untitled album will be released globally on SPV Records later this year.

Aldrich joins bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), guitarist David Lowy (MINK, Red Phoenix), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream) on vocals and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol) on drums.

“I’m very, very happy to join my friends Marco, Brian, John and David in the next chapter of The Dead Daisies,” proclaims Aldrich. “I love the band and I’m looking forward to getting busy on the new record. This band is bringing back a raw, back to the bones sound that a lot of groups go for but The Dead Daisies are looking to nail. At this point in time, we are looking to have a kick ass Rock ‘n’ Roll album in the can by spring 2016.”

Fortus couldn’t be happier, saying: “When we started speaking about finding someone to replace me, the first suggestion I had was Doug Aldrich. It doesn’t get any better than Doug in my book. I am so happy that he is able and willing to step in and take over. I think that it will elevate the band to the next level. Thanks to everyone that has supported the Daisies over the last couple of years. Stay tuned to see what they come up with next. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!”

David Lowy, one of the original founders of The Dead Daisies said: “We’re really going to miss Richard and Dizzy. It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to write, record and perform with such talented world-class musicians and all-around great guys. I’ve personally learnt so much from both of them. We’re very excited to announce Doug Aldrich will be joining The Dead Daisies in the lead guitar role. Doug was Richard’s first pick to replace him. He’s a highly accomplished musician, performer and songwriter and we’re really looking forward to Doug joining us as the Dead Daisies adventure rolls on.”

Marco Mendoza couldn’t be more excited as well, of course: “Doug and I shared the stage for many years with Whitesnake and have been involved in many recording sessions and projects. He is a powerful guitar player and performer, can’t wait to bring him in on our next efforts in the studio and on the road. VIVA LA ROCK!”

Since exploding onto the scene in 2013, The Dead Daisies have taken the Classic Rock world by storm, releasing two albums to date & touring with the biggest names in rock including: ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Judas Priest, KISS and Def Leppard.

2015 was a banner year that saw the band release their 2nd album, make a historic visit to Cuba, join the line-up for some of the biggest European Rock Festivals including Download and Graspop, tour around the globe with Whitesnake and KISS as well as play a sold out triumphant headline show in Paris. The band then returned to the UK for the first time in two years to play a series of Sold Out club shows, including the special guest slot at Planet Rock Stock in Wales.

With the year having just started, The Dead Daisies are well underway to continue to rewrite the book on Classic Rock. With a killer new album in the works, massive touring being booked and fueled by their ever-growing fan base, the band is showing no signs of letting up.

Rock ‘n’ Roll is alive and well!!

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“The Dead Daisies’ all-star cast do a sterling job of banishing hangovers
with slick-as-a-vaselined-otter Classic Rock.”
– Kerrang!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE DEAD DAISIES.

Stone.

David Bowie – Rest In Peace (1947 – 2016)

Posted in classic rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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“Look up here I’m in heaven…” – David Bowie

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David Bowie has left us. David Bowie created Alternative Rock. David Bowie was and never will be duplicated, no matter how the copycats have tried and will continue to do so. Icon? Legend? Neither. David Bowie was bigger than those labels.

I’ve chosen this music video (below) to celebrate David Bowie, due to it’s fun side of both he and the great Mick Jagger. It is obvious neither Bowie or Jagger could give a rat’s ass about being too serious in this music video and that is what Rock ‘N Roll is truly about. God Bless David Bowie.

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David Bowie - Let's Dance - collage promo - #MO7799ILMFD

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David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust - promo - Classic Rock - #MO9933ILMFD

David Bowie - Black Star - 2016 - #MO3399ILMFD

All above photos are from: David Bowie Facebook

MetalOdyssey

Stone.

EYE OF SOLITUDE Release Charity Single – “Lugubrious Valedictory”

Posted in charities, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on November 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Kaotoxin Records has announced that the sales from Lugubrious Valedictory, the brand new digital single from funeral doom act EYE OF SOLITUDE, will be donated to support victims of last month’s fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club.

“Lugubrious Valedictory” is now available at: 

www.kaotoxin.com/shop/eye-of-solitude-lugubrious-valedictory-digital/

The following message from Kaotoxin Records details charity single’s release:

During the night of October 30, 32 people were killed and 179 wounded at a Metal gig at Colectiv club in Bucharest, Romania. The fire, the worst such incident in Romania in the last 20  years, occurred during a free Metal concert when the band’s pyrotechnics comprising of sparkler firework candles ignited the club’s flammable polyurethane acoustic foam, and the fire expanded very quickly. Most of the victims were poisoned with toxins released from the burning foam.

It’s no secret that both KAOTOXIN and EYE OF SOLITUDE have links with Romania. Kaotoxin staff member, DJ and host of KaosCast Radu C. was born in Romania and we’ve visited the country with him twice, making new friends each time. EYE OF SOLITUDE‘s mainman, Daniel N., was born in Romania too, and has strong connections with the Romanian scene having spent years in the country, played in many Romanian bands and still playing Romanian gigs as often as possible.

Right after the tragedy, Daniel N. decided EYE OF SOLITUDE would release a digital single to raise funds for the families of the ones who sadly perished in this tragic event.

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Here’s a message from Daniel N. :

This goes out to every Metalhead around: we in EYE OF SOLITUDE would like to show our support and solidarity to the victims in the Colectiv club fire and their families. Amongst them there were old friends, people who have fought to rescue those trapped inside that burning inferno; heroes who now have left behind devastated families, wives, husbands, sons and daughters.

This isn’t media bullshit; this is a wake up and a call to solidarity. This is a moment when everyone should turn their heads around and try to imagine the living Hell these heroes went through to save others. We would like to appeal to all of you guys and help us help the families in those in need right now.

With this charity release we hope to collect as much as possible from you guys and send the money directly to the families of those who perished Friday October 30th, 2015 night. Please remember, brothers and sisters, we are all in the same community, let’s all please be united and supportive. Please remember these people were loving wives, husbands, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters; dear friends… Let’s please do something!

Thank you.

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All of the proceeds raised from digital sales of the “Lugubrious Valedictory” single, which features a previously unreleased 13+ minute song specially composed and recorded for this charity release, will go directly to EYE OF SOLITUDE who will make sure fans support reaches the ones in need directly.

You can also visit Fundatia Estuar’s donation platform and Facebook page. This is an official non-profit organization from Romania which collects funds for the families of the tragedy’s victims.

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Source: ClawHammer PR

EYE OF SOLITUDE – eyeofsolitude.com

 www.kaotoxin.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE EYE OF SOLITUDE.

LONG LIVE KAOTOXIN RECORDS.

REST IN PEACE, THE VICTIMS OF COLECTIV CLUB.

Stone.

A MESSAGE FROM SERAFINO PERUGINO, President of Frontiers Music srl

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , on October 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on Frontiers Music srl | Record Label website:

I have seen that some people are commenting with their disappointment that a few of the “so called” supergroups are not playing live and that this somehow diminishes the relevance or quality of these releases. A lot of negative vibes and preconceived notions are made before a note of music has even been released. This is not a new issue to us and we of course respect people’s opinions, but in these times of social media where direct communication to the fans is available, I thought I’d make a direct statement to explain how we, Frontiers see things.

Since the moment I put the label together, I saw this as one of the most exciting jobs that I could ever have imagined in my life. It was something that for years I was only able to dream of. The idea of working with the artists that for years and years I had been listening to on record was truly exciting. And after almost 20 years (yes, next year Frontiers will turn 20!), I think I have not lost one ounce of that initial enthusiasm! I was, and still am primarily a MUSIC fan and I have always interpreted my role as A&R director of Frontiers in a creative way. I have always been relentless in trying to find and expose GOOD MUSIC to the fans. And considering that when I started the label a lot of the classic bands that I grew up with were disbanded or not active, I think that I have really helped in creating some interesting pieces of music to fill the void left by those legends.

Since the days where – together with artists like Kevin Chalfant, Mark Mangold, Jim Peterik, Billy Greer or Tony Harnell to name a few – we created the concepts of Two Fires, The Sign, Seventh Key, Pride of Lions and Starbreaker, Frontiers has been the “brain” behind these new band projects which were greeted warmly by the public and the media. Now as to WHY those bands have never played live? Well to begin with it is not completely true that none of these projects have ever played live. In fact, The Sign, Two Fires, Seventh Key, The Magnificent, W.E.T, Angelica, ISSA, and I am certainly forgetting others, have all played live shows. And also, it needs to be said that there is nothing in principle that prevents these bands from playing live. In most cases, unfortunately this has to do with a lack of interest from tour promoters and/or with scheduling conflicts among the members or even certain contractual obligations that the artists might have to their main band. However, I am pleased to say that there will be more and more efforts from our side to bring these projects to life on the stage moving forward – and you will soon see what I mean.

So, yes, I think I am creative and again, what still preoccupies me the most, after all these years, is to keep releasing GREAT records that keep Classic Rock, Melodic Rock, and Hard Rock alive and well with a constant flow of quality releases. This – I think – allows everyone to keep ENJOYING new and exciting music while allowing me to keep building on my personal dreams thanks to the art, talent and skill of all these amazing musicians we are so fortunate to work with. Just think about all the amazing records from the likes of ALLEN LANDE, FROM THE INSIDE, ISSA, KHYMERA, KISKE SOMERVILLE, PLACE VENDOME, FIRST SIGNAL, SUNSTORM, VERTIGO and all the others…

I really hope that people can welcome with open arms the music we release and give it a fair chance, regardless of who is involved, if the artist is touring, etc. Moreover I wish to say one final thing: If it wasn’t for some of those projects, we would have had a lot more difficulties in launching new talents. The most shining example is probably W.E.T, whose success immensely helped the exposure for two of the most EXCITING new bands we have on the roster, Eclipse (Sweden) and Work of Art. But, I could obviously mention Revolution Saints for Alessandro Del Vecchio, Allen Lande for Magnus Karlsson, Starbreaker for Fabrizio Grossi, Find Me for Daniel Flores, and of course all the work we did during the years with Dennis Ward and so on. These groups are also a really important tool to expose new songwriters, producers and real musical talents to the world.

Talking about new bands, you may have noticed some “young blood” coming in. I am very proud of these new guys and I hope you will follow and give them a chance, exactly in the same way you would do with a new Whitesnake or Journey record.

Long Live Rock n’ Roll!!

Serafino

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For more info on Frontiers Music srl:

http://www.frontiers.it

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SERAFINO PERUGINO.

LONG LIVE FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL.

Stone.

RADIO EXILE – Joins HighVolMusic

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

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HighVolMusic is pleased to announce that RADIO EXILE has signed on with the label for release of their self titled debut.

In the post era of the FM dominated airwaves comes a new generation of classic rock, RADIO EXILE.

On rare occasions, some magical-artistic vibe goes out calling up a unique set of musicians to create groundbreaking music. When truly great musicians come together, the resulting brotherhood/sisterhood embraces their diversity, enabling them to collaborate so as to push through otherwise insurmountable boundaries. Collaboratively, they each pour the very best of what makes them cutting edge individually, into one dynamic presentation. For the rest of us, we are compelled to listen over and over.

RADIO EXILE features Chandler Mogel / Lead and Backing VocalsCharlie Calv / Piano, Keyboards, Jimmy Leahey / Guitars, Backing Vocals, Kenny Aaronson / Bass, and Dave Anthony / Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals. Individually, these musicians that come together to form RADIO EXILE have perform on stage or in the studio with the greatest artists of our time. This list includes Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Hall and Oates, Allison Krauss, Billy Idol, John Waite, members of Pink Floyd, Styx, Journey, Van Halen, the Rolling Stones, and Black Sabbath. This talent pool has been tapped, used, and appreciated over the years. Now, together as one, five brilliantly successful, creative worlds collide in a panoramic musical explosion.

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Enlisting Grammy-nominated engineer/producer Steve DeAcutis (Vanilla Fudge, Cyndi Lauper, Corey Glover) and veteran producer/A&R man Steve Lunt (Britney Spears, ‘NSync , Joan Jett), the guys checked into the SPA (Sound Spa Recording) and an immediate synergy took hold. The finishing touches were then added by top mastering engineer Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Train, Pete Townsend) at his West West Side Music facility.

The RADIO EXILE debut is set for a November release via HighVolMusic and will be available as a special-limited edition E.P. combo package. Additionally, HVM is putting a deal together with a Japanese partner to make the full length release available as an import. A European version will also be available via AOR Heaven/Cargo.

“Charlie Calv and I go back a ways to the old Chavis Records days. We had not seen each other for years and wouldn’t you know it, we run into each other at last years Rock N’ Skull festival. Naturally we stayed in touch and when he presented the RE project to me I was blown away! It’s fresh, new, not outdated and I am a big fan of Chandler Mogul’s work. Every musician in this project is magnificent! Of course I said let’s make it happen! I am honored to have been asked and to be part of the Radio Exile team. We’ve added another component of real rock music to continue the diverse portfolio of artists we have at HighVolMusic.”Bill Chavis, CEO, HighVolMusic

RADIO EXILE is working on a new video for ‘No Pity On The Highway’ to coincide with the release with details to be announced. More info available at http://www.highvolmusic.com or www.radioexile.net.

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Source:

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http://www.highvolmusic.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RADIO EXILE.

Stone.

The Dead Daisies’ Revolución – Watch The Film, Buy The Book And Get The Album

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on August 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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The Dead Daisies’ Revolución – Watch the Film, buy the Book and get the Album!

Did you miss the world premier on Twitter?

Watch The Dead Daisies’ documentary film about their historic trip to Cuba. Titled Revolución, the film was the first ever documentary to be premiered worldwide on Twitter and was screened at the 2015 Wacken Festival in Germany last week!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH EXCLUSIVELY ON TWITTER

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE DEAD DAISIES.

Stone.

X GUITARIST – BILLY ZOOM – DIAGNOSED WITH BLADDER CANCER

Posted in Music, punk, Punk rock, rock music with tags , , , , on July 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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IMMEDIATE TREATMENT TO BEGIN – ZOOM WILL STILL PERFORM AT ORANGE COUNTY ALBUM PLAY SHOWS THIS WEEKEND

REPLACEMENT TO BE NAMED FOR JULY – AUGUST DATES SO X CAN CONTINUE WITH THE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF ZOOM

(Los Angeles, CA) Legendary guitarist, punk legend, and all-around nice guy, Billy Zoom, has been diagnosed with cancer. Zoom was given the news that he has an aggressive form of bladder cancer and immediate treatment is necessary to fight the disease. The 67-year-old musician/producer/electronics wiz will begin chemo treatment next week.

In early 2010, Zoom revealed that he had been successfully treated for prostate cancer. After undergoing a radical prostatectomy, the cancer was caught in its early stages and he was given the ‘all clear’.

X and Zoom are committed to this weekend’s 4-album play shows at Orange County’s The Observatory where Billy will join his longtime bandmates on stage to play songs from his iconic bands first four albums. Joining X for these shows will be The Blasters and Mike Watt.

X will continue with their previously announced July and August mid-west and east coast tour dates as planned in support of Billy and his family. A replacement for Zoom will be announced shortly.

X and manager, Mike Rouse, have begun a fund to help Zoom with his upcoming medical costs.

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Statement from X:
“In the music community, we all take turns helping each other.
Punk rock and benefits: you name the cause, and the bands and fans will be there. Now it’s our turn to help Billy Zoom, the wittiest, smartest, nicest, best guitar player & friend we know. We would do anything to help him get better, help take care of his family, and lessen his woes.

Please keep Billy in your prayers and send some positive energy his way!
Donating a few bucks will take away some of his financial stress and worry.
And it’s the punk rock thing to do.”

Please donate to Support Billy Zoom’s Kick Cancer Fight by visiting:
http://www.gofundme.com/yx66a4

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

STAY STRONG, BILLY ZOOM.

Stone.

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