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SUPERSUCKERS FANS FLY THE FINGER AT CANCER

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on June 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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​Supersuckers with Eddie Vedder (photo credit Brian Kasnyik)

Launch Eddie Spaghetti Cancer Fight Fund

Eddie Vedder Joins Band Onstage at Last Show … for Now

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Eddie Spaghetti, front man for Seattle’s ass-kicking saviors of rock and roll, the Supersuckers, has been diagnosed with Stage 3 oropharynx cancer.

In order for Eddie to undergo immediate surgery and radiation treatment, the band has cancelled its upcoming European tour and also postponed work on the follow-up to last year’s Get the Hell.

Within hours of learning this news, friends of the Supersuckers responded in the ass-kickin’, never-say-die manner you’d expect from fans of “the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World,” by raising more than $20,000 in the first 24 hours of the campaign to Support Eddie Spaghetti’s Cancer Fight.

“I have been blown away by the incredible generosity of friends and strangers,” says Eddie. “It shows you that even the darkest times can offer some light, some hope. Thanks everyone.”

The Supersuckers played its last show (for now) on Thursday, June 18 to a packed house at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern. Among the evening’s highlights was a performance of the Ramones’ “I Believe in Miracles,” featuring surprise guests Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Blind Marky Felchtone from Zeke.

“Now apparently the battle begins,” adds Eddie. “Friday I went in for my pre-op physical (I’m pretty sure I got a D+) and then surgery is slated for this week … It’s weird because I feel fine right now, but I know that I’m not fine and need to go through all this crap to get better.”

Donate to Support Eddie Spaghetti’s Cancer Fight.

Watch the Supersuckers and Eddie Vedder performing “I Believe in Miracles” on Consequence of Sound.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

STAY STRONG, EDDIE SPAGHETTI.

Stone.

THE ROLLING STONES – Have Re-Issued Their Classic 1971 Album “Sticky Fingers” – Includes Previously Unreleased Material

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 11, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Includes Previously Unreleased Material And Alternative Takes Of Beloved Album Tracks

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As reported by Universal Music Enterprises, UMe:

Regarded as one of The Rolling Stones’ all-time great albums, ‘Sticky Fingers’ captured the band’s trademark combination of swagger and tenderness in a superb collection. The classic album features timeless songs such as ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Wild Horses,’ ‘Bitch,’ ‘Sister Morphine’ and ‘Dead Flowers’ and showcases the inventive song writing of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and formidable guitar licks from Mick Taylor.

All Deluxe and Super Deluxe formats will feature a generous selection of previously unavailable material. These include the alternative version of the chart-topping single ‘Brown Sugar’ featuring Eric Clapton; unreleased interpretations of ‘Bitch,’ ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ and ‘Dead Flowers'; an acoustic take on the anthemic ‘Wild Horses’, and five tracks recorded live at The Roundhouse in 1971 including ‘Honky Tonk Women’ and ‘Midnight Rambler.’

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This reissue was released on June 9th, 2015.

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE ROLLING STONES.

Stone.

STEVE VON TILL – Announces European Live Dates In Support Of His New Solo Album, “A Life Unto Itself” – Out Now On Neurot Recordings

Posted in guitarists, Music, news, rock music with tags , , on June 10, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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[photo by Niela Von Till]

Neurosis guitarist/vocalist and Neurot Recordings founder, STEVE VON TILL, reveals a string of European live dates in support of his latest solo album, the immense and celestial, A Life Unto Itself. From June 29th through July 5th, SVT will trek through the UK, Germany and France.

STEVE VON TILL – Solo Shows:

6/29/2015 St Pancras Old Church – London, UK

7/01/2015 Jägerklause – Berlin, DE

7/02/2015 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE

7/03/2015 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE

7/04/2015 La Peniche – Lille, FR

7/05/2015 Espace B – Paris, FR

A Life Unto Itself ventures into compelling uncharted territory for its maker. STEVE VON TILL‘s weathered, distinctive voice and sparse acoustic guitar provides a foundation, but a much wider variety of sonic textures are presented here. Bold and ambitious arrangements weave vintage synth, sublime strings, percussion, and electric guitars throughout these unique and expansive songs, as VON TILL’s raspy whisper dives deeply inward, and speaks genuinely of visions, memories, and self-reflection in a way that feels both seasoned and exposed.

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The majority of A Life Unto Itself was captured at Avast! Recording Co. in Seattle, under the direction of producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Marissa Nadler and Rose Windows), with additional recordings handled at STEVE VON TILL‘s own The Crow’s Nest and the final product was mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. With guest viola contributions from Eyvind Kang, pedal steel from J. Kardong, and percussion courtesy of Pat Schowe, the album is enshrouded in artwork bearing the recognizable style of Aaron Turner (Sumac, Isis, Old Man Gloom, Hydra Head). All of these factors culminate into a twelve-passage voyage with over forty-five minutes of stirring textures which drill their way immediately to the core of your bones, gnaw your heart’s defense mechanisms to their foundations, and invoke a wellspring of emotions.

Stream A Life Unto Itself in its entirety RIGHT HERE.

A Life Unto Itself LP is out now via Neurot Recordings. Packages for the digital download, CD, and 12″ LP on both black and red vinyl, including t-shirt bundles, are AVAILABLE HERE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STEVE VON TILL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – May 20th… KISS “Unmasked” Was Released To The World

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On May 20th, 1980KISS released their eighth studio album: Unmasked. Shocking Fact Alert #1: Although not credited, the drummer for this entire album was Anton Fig and not Peter Criss. Now that the shock has hopefully subsided, onwards we go. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley do play on every song on Unmasked. I just had to reinforce that info, just in case someone was wondering and started to panic. (I pause to laugh and quickly regain control).

This album was released via Casablanca Records, with a large poster inserted inside the album’s jacket. My two favorite songs from this album are: Is That You? and What Makes The World Go ‘Round. I even dig the song Shandi. Truth be told, I really like this KISS album and have no problem recommending it to anyone. This isn’t the greatest KISS album ever and it isn’t the worst either. The Elder will always be the freaking worst KISS album ever recorded; that is a fact and tell ’em Stone says so.

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Above: The front cover to my KISS Unmasked album. Some years ago I had flood waters destroy my record collection, save for a dozen or so. Yes, that life event super-sucked infected goat testicles. However, this album was one that was elevated above the water. Go figure.

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My first copy of Unmasked was an 8-track version. I bought this 8-track, with loot from my mother, from a (now defunct) department store called Caldor. Around 1983, I traded my Billy Squier Emotions In Motion vinyl for a used copy of Unmasked on vinyl, while in high school. A decent trade, I believe. Long ago trade aside, Billy Squier is alright in my Metal book. The 8-track and 8-track player I had are long gone. That kinda sucks. Some years ago, I finally upgraded to CD, with Unmasked. Why it took me so long to upgrade Unmasked to CD? I just don’t know, go figure.

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Shocking Fact Alert #2: Did you know that the Village People were signed to Casablanca Records too? KISS and The Village People shared the same record label. That should keep you up at night tossing and turning. WTF!?

KISS "Unmasked" Poster

That’s me holding my Unmasked poster, above! Whoa!

I’ve always enjoyed looking at the album artwork for Unmasked. Who was the artist? Victor Stabin. You can learn more about this exceptional artist and view his works by clicking here: http://www.victorstabin.com.

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Above: The back cover to the KISS Unmasked CD, with track listing. Whoa!

This KISS album has always reminded me of Summer. Once again, I just don’t know, go figure. I have traded away many, many terrific items, throughout the years. My vinyl of Unmasked and its poster I could never think of parting with. Then again, who knows? Go figure and Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE VINYL.

Stone.

FAITH NO MORE IN CONCERT VIA YAHOO! LIVE ON FRIDAY, MAY 8

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Dustin Rabin

SOL INVICTUS STREAMING VIA NPR ON MAY 11 AND PANDORA MAY 13; EXCLAIM STREAMING IN CANADA ON MAY 11

THE TONIGHT SHOW PERFORMANCE ON MAY 13

SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2015 – Faith No More, who release Sol Invictus, their first new album in eighteen years, on May 18, will be live streaming their May 8 concert from Detroit via Yahoo! Live at 9:15 pm eastern: https://bit.ly/1bQZvmu.

The show, which will be broadcast from The Fillmore, is one of the band’s first North American performances since 2010 and is part of a string of sold out dates by the Bay Area outfit. Faith No More returns to North America in late July with a dozen additional dates including an August 5 performance at Madison Square Garden and a headlining spot at Heavy Montreal on August 8. Bumbershoot recently announced Faith No More as one of the headliners of the venerable Seattle festival.

Sol Invictus will be streaming in its entirety via NPR on Monday, May 11, with Pandora giving listeners an early listen as of May 13. Exclaim will be streaming the album for Canada. The band performs on The Tonight Show on May 13, with the late night TV appearance being Faith No More’s first since 1995.

Pre-order bundles, including limited edition vinyl, are available now via http://solinvictus.kungfustore.com in North America and http://faithnomore.firebrandstores.com in Europe. Digital pre-orders, featuring instant downloads of “Motherf***er” and “Superhero” available here: http://geni.us/2L7x.

Faith No More – tour dates:

May 7 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall +
May 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore +
May 9 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts +
May 11 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre +
May 13 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 14 New York, NY Webster Hall +
May 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory +
May 29 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Rock Im Revier
May 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival

June 2 Milan, Italy Sonisphere
June 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People Festival
June 6 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle Spandau
June 8 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
June 10 Bratislava, Slovakia Aegon Arena
June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival
June 14 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
June 17 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 18 London, UK The Roundhouse
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
June 23 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival
June 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi
June 28 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox

July 26 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
July 27 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
July 28 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
July 30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park ++
July 31 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater ++

August 1 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts ++
August 2 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion ++
August 4 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ++
August 5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden ++
August 7 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum ++
August 8 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal

September 6 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
September 18 Bogota, Columbia Royal Center
September 24 Santana, Brazil Anhembi Arena
September 25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio

North American support:
+ – Le Butcherettes
++ – Refused

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

www.fnm.com

Facebook: Faith No More

www.twitter.com/faithnomore

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAITH NO MORE.

Stone.

DEF LEPPARD LEAD GUITARIST PHIL COLLEN ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF NEW VENTURE – DELTA DEEP

Posted in Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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DELTA DEEP Is A New Soulful Blues Rock Project Featuring:

Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Debbi Blackwell-Cook (Michael Buble, Luther Vandross) and Forrest Robinson (India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders)

Special Guests include Joe Elliott, David Coverdale, Paul Cook & Simon Laffy

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(Los Angeles – April, 2015) Phil Collen, lead guitarist of Def Leppard, announces the formation and release of his new blues based music project, DELTA DEEP, coming this summer. Collen recorded the mix of original and hand-picked cover tracks with fellow DELTA DEEP bandmates Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Buble & Luther Vandross), Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, TLC), and Robert DeLeo (bassist for Stone Temple Pilots). Their self-titled debut album will be released on June 23, 2015 on Mailboat Records and also features special guest appearances by Def Leppard vocalists Joe Elliott, Whitesnake’s David Coverdale, Sex Pistols/MANRAZE drummer Paul Cook, and GIRL/MANRAZE bassist, Simon Laffy.

Collen initially started DELTA DEEP in 2012 after jamming at home over the course of a year with friend and relative, Debbi Blackwell-Cook (Blackwell-Cook is the Godmother of Collen’s wife, Helen). What started as a casual pairing singing Motown and classic blues staples while Debbi frequently visited Collen’s home quickly turned into much more. Collen, Helen, and Debbi began writing original music which Collen and Debbi recorded in Collen’s home studio.

Later that year, a chance meeting re-acquainted Collen with Memphis native  and enigmatic heavy metal, jazz, & r-n-b drummer Forrest Robinson. A friend suggested giving STP bassist Robert DeLeo a call. Sharing a loving affinity for soul, funk and the blues, DeLeo was the perfect fit. According to Collen, “We really wanted Robert in this band. He had the added firepower of being the premiere pioneer and most ‘badassed bass player’ to come out of the alternative rock explosion.

The best description of DELTA DEEP, a multi-racial band, has been “Aretha and Tina in their prime singing over early Zeppelin”. Original song and lead off single “Bang The Lid introduces the musical synchronicity of Collen, Blackwell-Cook, DeLeo, & Robinson. Blackwell-Cook also duets with Collen on the album tracks as well as with featured vocalists Def Leppard’s Joe ElliottMistreated and Whitesnake’s David CoverdalePrivate Number. Legendary Sex Pistol’s punk drummer Paul Cook and Collen’s former bandmate from GIRL bass player Simon Laffy” guest on the classic cover Black Coffee.  Guesting on the Delta Deep original song, “Burnt Sally” is  keyboardist, CJ Vanston (Tina Turner, Toto, Joe Cocker, Carol King) adding to the soulful tune on the Hammond 3 Organ.

Collen is widely known to millions of rock ‘n roll fans for his iconic albums with Def Leppard. When asked what made him decide to do a blues project Collen responded, “Blues was created out of something completely different from what we hear today. I grew up listening to rock music but then I found out it was all based on blues. Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, all of those guys….they got it from the blues. When I hear Debbi sing, I can hear the pain. She’s an incredibly beautiful 62-year-old black woman who has been through things and she can sing through her pain. Not everyone can do that and not everyone sounds like Debbi.”

While many artists aim to make their mark by creating new genres or introducing their own new versions of music, Collen and DELTA DEEP melded their blues inspirations with who they are as artists and are unleashing that expression onto the world.

Check DELTA DEEP’s website www.deltadeep.net and facebook.com/deltadeepblues for breaking news, new content, and tour information.

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DELTA DEEP.

Stone.

OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE – New Southern Rock Band To Release Debut Single

Posted in Music, rock bands, rock music, southern rock with tags , , , on May 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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outlawsandmoonshine.com,the Indiana based southern rock band is set to release their debut single and video titled ‘WHISKEY’ on May 12th. The single will be distributed digitally and is already available for pre-order across all major digital platforms. A sample of ‘WHISKEY’ can be heard here. The video will be released through Marvment Entertainment and Vevo.

Hailing as ‘new southern rock’, their signature sound comes from vocalist/guitarist and main songwriter Beau Van who crafts his songs after everyday life experiences. Beau’s unique approach is to use a balance of old school southern rock with a bit of today’s country rock and a whole lot of guitar. The end results are strong yet memorable songs that hook you and have you singing right along by the second chorus.

The band has recently aligned themselves with major industry players solidifying their brand by signing a sponsorship deal with Coldcock Whiskey in which Coldcock states; “We love you guys and would love to have you work with us”.

Outlaws & Moonshine also has endorsement deals with Amedia Cymbals, Pig Hog Cables, Queen City Drums, Spector Guitars, and Xcel Drumsticks.

The band heads back into the studio to finish up their debut E.P. later this month with plans to support the release with a summer tour. Outlaws & Moonshine are in talks with a national country artist to tour as direct support.

More information and updates can be found on the band’s website outlawsandmoonshine.com.

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Source:

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http://www.highvolmusic.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OUTLAWS & MOONSHINE.

Stone.

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