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Drum Legend Terry Bozzio Presents a Solo Musical Performance on World´s Largest Tuned Drum and Percussion Set on Forthcoming North American Tour!

Posted in drummers, Drums, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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An Evening with TERRY BOZZIO North American Tour 2014

Los Angeles, CA – Drum legend Terry Bozzio, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, UK and his critically acclaimed solo ventures, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with “An Evening With Terry Bozzio” coast-to-coast North American tour! During the course of this tour, Terry Bozzio will hit over 40 cities from San Diego to Jacksonville to Montreal to Vancouver to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation. It is by no means a clinic or a workshop. Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together for the first time in seated venues across North America.

“TERRY BOZZIO – An Evening of Solo Drum Music” is a unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral, atmospheric, and musical performance on the largest tuned drum & percussion set in the world. Unless you have seen Terry, you have no idea what you are in for. Bozzio is an enigmatic, evocative, and engaging musician whose instrument just happens to be the drums. Terry Bozzio is able to accompany himself with bass note patterns and, at the same time, melodically solo on top with highly developed coordination skills to express a complete musical statement on the drum set alone. Drawing from jazz, classical, & ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Terry Bozzio is “a storyteller,” able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement, & passion.

Terry has had tremendous success with his last two Terry Bozzio solo drum performance tours in Europe (2012 included his headline show at the Jazz Festival Frankfurt – the oldest jazz festival in the world – and 2013 which included sold out performances in Sweden, Germany, Eastern Europe, and France). Please note that this is not a bombastic 2 hour drum solo. This is MUSIC on drums, “an evening with Terry Bozzio.” In most of Bozzio’s works, he accompanies himself with bass lines while soloing over it melodically on the tuned toms. There is space, classical forms & structures, ambient electronic loops, and atmospheric percussion effects, as well as some exciting & fiery drumming that brings audiences to their feet!

An Evening with TERRY BOZZIO North American Tour Dates:

Aug 15, 2014 – Mexicali, BC, Mexico – Lob Bar (Bol Bol)
Aug 17, 2014 – Phoenix, AZ – MIM Music Theater
Aug 23, 2014 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove
Aug 26, 2014 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
Aug 28, 2014 – Conroe, TX – Dosey Doe
Aug 29, 2014 – Fort Worth, TX – McDavid Studio
Aug 31, 2014 – Austin, TX – One World Theater

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Sept 04, 2014 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Sept 05, 2014 – Largo, FL – Largo Cultural Center
Sept 10, 2014 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
Sept 11, 2014 – Wilmington, DE – World Café
Sept 13, 2014 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
Sept 14, 2014 – New York City, NY – Iridium (2 shows – 8pm & 10pm)
Sept 15, 2014 – New York City, NY – Iridium (2 shows – 8pm & 10pm)
Sept 16, 2014 – Stafford Springs, CT – Stafford Palace Theater
Sept 19, 2014 – Richmond Hill, ON, Canada – Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Sept 21, 2014 – Buffalo, NY – Nietzches
Sept 24, 2014 – Nashville, TN – 3rd and Lindsley
Sept 26, 2014 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
Sept 30, 2014 – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas

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Oct 05, 2014 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs
Oct 06, 2014 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs
Oct 14, 2014 – Calgary, AB, Canada – Orpheus Theatre
Oct 16, 2014 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Imperial
Oct 17, 2014 – Vancouver Island, BC, Canada – Tidemark Theatre
Oct 19, 2014 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
Oct 20, 2014 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Oct 23, 2014 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi´s
Oct 25, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Catalina´s
Oct 26, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Catalina´s

In other news, Over the last four decades, drummer Terry Bozzio has built an extraordinary legacy based on his unique approach to rhythm and the diverse and acclaimed recordings to which he’s contributed. On April 18, 2014 he’ll go beyond genres into new mediums with the release of an art collection titled [RHYTHM] + [SKETCH]. Available exclusive at www.terrybozzioart.com, the collection is a fusion of artwork crafted over the last three decades mixed with new abstract visuals made from capturing rhythm.

A project that began a year ago, [RHYTHM] + [SKETCH] is a highly limited release of artwork on canvas. The collection’s visuals are a unique fusion of ink sketches Bozzio has made throughout his career, as well as his take on the new medium of rhythm-on-canvas, a process of creating abstract artwork through the documentation of rhythmic performance and light movement. To build the collection, Bozzio joined Los Angeles art team SceneFour in the creation process. SceneFour is the team responsible for the rhythm-on-canvas movement, working exclusively with the world’s finest drummers to craft abstract artwork from performance. “Terry’s collection is a remarkable step forward. His style is so unique that once captured the arcs and techniques he’s mastered become crystal clear to a discerning viewer,” SceneFour’s Co-Founder Cory Danziger states. “The fusion of Terry’s sketches into the rhythmic creations is a natural. His work behind the kit has similarities to the artwork done by hand. It’s very telling of how his creativity is consistent even as it crosses platforms.” In total, twelve different works are featured in Bozzio’s collection, with a limited number of each piece available to the public on April 18, 2014. Each piece is numbered and signed individually by Bozzio.

To join the interest list to learn more and see it before the release, sign up at www.terrybozzioart.com. Terry’s stage setting for his upcoming solo drum tour will include large pieces of his [RHYTHM] + [SKETCH] work as a backdrop on the stage.

“I just want to make music on the drums.” – Terry Bozzio

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

Facebook: Terry Bozzio Official

For more information: http://www.terrybozzio.com

Terry Bozzio Biography: http://terrybozzio.com/biography/

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LONG LIVE TERRY BOZIO.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

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GOZU: Massachusetts Riff Rockers To Embark Upon First-Ever European Tour; “The Fury Of A Patient Man” Limited Edition Vinyl Out Now

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Massachusetts hellions, GOZU, will take their riffs overseas next week for their first-ever European takeover! Set to begin at the legendary Roadburn Festival, the band will wage a full-on volume ambush through ten select locales in the Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia and Italy, concluding with a performance at Desertfest in Berlin.

GOZU will be touting the fruit of their The Fury Of A Patient Man full-length released last Spring via Small Stone. The self-produced ten track monster earned widespread praise for its Chris Cornellian vocal swells and robust, heavy rock swagger. Describes The Big Takeover of the release, “Besides wielding bruising riffs like katanas, the Cambridge, Massachusetts quartet shows an impish sense of pop culture humor with titles like ‘Charles Bronson Pinchot,’ ‘Disco Related Injury’ and the Welcome Back, Kotter referencing ‘Signed, Epstein’s Mom.’ But the primary reasons GOZU stomps most pot smoking riffmeisters into the ground are their two frontdudes. Guitarist Doug Sherman maintains a melodic touch even as his amps scream for mercy, and singer Marc Gaffney exudes as much soul as bravado.”

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Adds MetalSucks, “GOZU play the tunes on their sophomore album with a pair of great grizzled gonads. We’re talking balls, people, some truly tremendous twin testes. The kind so deeply and scraggily forested that those epic ball-beards have epic ball-beards; the kind that require a high quality wide-angle lens to get any real perspective on… At times, The Fury Of A Patient Man plays like a de-progged Mastodon after a dozen successful anger management sessions, or a laid back King Giant. The consistently competent delivery, the thick lowdown chords, dynamic proficiency and attention to density all point that direction. It’s the kind of heavy rock that just about anybody can enjoy over a few foamy brews in a hazy basement bar on a Saturday night. And when your date agrees to take the evening back to your place, you can even pretend she’s thinking of you the whole time.”

A special deluxe edition of The Fury Of A Patient Man was recently released via Small Stone in celebration of the upcoming European journey. Limited to 500 copies, the 2XLP set comes on 180-gram wax with a wide spine jacket, poly-lined sleeve, and two colors – LP one is “clear green” while LP two is “solid purple.” Sides one, two and three feature tracks from the original album, while side four offers up exclusive vinyl-only numbers with one original tune (“Break You”) and GOZUed renditions of Simply Red’s “Holding Back The Years” and D’Angelo’s “Shit, Damn, Motherfucker.”

GOZU Spring Tour 2014:

4/12/2014 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL
4/13/2014 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/15/2014 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
4/16/2014 Channel Zero – Ljubiljana, SI
4/17/2014 Magnolia – Milano, IT
4/18/2014 E20 Underground – Montecchio, IT
4/19/2014 TBA
4/20/2014 TBA
4/22/2014 Das Bette – Frankfurt, DE
4/23/2014 Musicon – Den Haag, NL
4/24/2014 The Underground – Cologne, DE
4/25/2014 Astra Kulturhaus Desertfest – Berlin, DE

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Order the vinyl edition of The Fury Of A Patient Man at THIS LOCATION.

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GOZU:

Marc Gaffney - vox/guitar
Mike Hubbard -drums
Doug Sherman-  guitar
Joe Grotto - Bass
Jeff Fultz - guitAR

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on GOZU:

Facebook: GOZU

Bandcamp: http://gozu.bandcamp.com/

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Small Stone: http://www.smallstone.com/

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LONG LIVE GOZU.

LONG LIVE MASSACHUSETTS.

Stone.

Sammy Hagar & James Hetfield & Friends Acoustic-4-A-Cure Benefit Concert at The Fillmore, May 15th, Is SOLD OUT!!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on April 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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WHEN: May 15th, 2014

WHERE: 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, California

WHO:

SAMMY HAGAR, JAMES HETFIELD, BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, SCOTT MATHEWS, PAT MONAHAN, JOE SATRIANI, NANCY WILSON.

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SHOW: 7:00PM.

Sammy is teaming up with James Hetfield (of Metallica) on May 15 for the 1st annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure Benefit Concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco.

Joining Sammy and James in this star-studded event will be:

Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day)
Scott Mathews
Pat Monahan (of Train)
Joe Satriani
Nancy Wilson (of Heart) all who’ll be performing acoustic sets!

Funds raised through ticket sales benefit the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. For more info on this benefit concert visit: www.acoustic4acure.org

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* Source: http://www.redrocker.com/

* The Fillmore: http://www.thefillmore.com

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LONG LIVE EACH GRAND MUSICIAN NAMED ABOVE.

LONG LIVE THE FILLMORE.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

HighVolMusic and Emerald Media & Marketing Reach Partnership Agreement

Posted in Hard Rock, record labels, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore, MD:

HighVolMusic and Emerald Media & Marketing have reached a partnership agreement to work together, creating a collaborative powerhouse for the artists of both companies. E.M.M. will work on supporting HighVolMusic and the label roster, working specifically on worldwide airplay, media and promotional activities for the bands.

The two companies envisage the opportunity for bands from both rosters to tour together throughout 2014 and will be looking at synergies where possible to raise the profile of all the bands.

“We are ecstatic to be working with Alan Cooke at EMM. Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and opportunities for HighVolMusic not only here in the U.S. but abroad in the U.K., Europe, North America, and South America. Equally, we look forward to co-op’ing with the roster from Emerald Media & Marketing to create a diverse pool of resources and opportunities for all involved.” – Bill Chavis

Further details will be released shortly on collaborative projects.

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* For more info:

HighVolMusic - Facebook

www.highvolmusic.com - Website

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EMM - Facebook

Website: Emerald Media & Marketing

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LONG LIVE HIGHVOLMUSIC.

LONG LIVE EMERALD MEDIA MARKETING.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Friday, April 4th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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It took Rolling Stone 40 years to finally discover the greatness of KISS. That should be a ground-breaking embarrassment to this magazine. Hell, it only took a hiccup for Rolling Stone to know who Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was; he made the cover of Rolling Stone before KISS did. That’s pathetic. With an unsuccessful bid to glamorize Dzhokhar Tsarnaev behind them, Rolling Stone still goes about their way, as if they’re the authority on pop culture, politics and world affairs.

As a lifelong KISS fan, it’s bitter-sweet for me to see that they’re on the cover of Rolling Stone. I guess once you’re accepted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Rolling Stone wants a piece of the popularity pie. If you minus the KISS cover and KISS feature story from this issue, the remaining magazine can be useful for cat litter box liner.

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Damageplan - New Found Power - promo cover pic

When Pantera’s Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell formed their supergroup Damageplan, the result was unfortunately 1 studio album: New Found Power. The late Dimebag Darrell is ultra-blazing on guitar, while Pat Lachman (vocals), Bob Zilla (bass) and of course, drummer Vinne Paul all lash out some of the most amazing Metal that was released in 2004.

I recently combed Amazon.com to see what New Found Power is selling for. Are y’all ready? Try: $42.72 (U.S.) as a new (unopened) CD. Yup. Guess what else? There were NO used copies of New Found Power for sale on Amazon.com. I consider myself lucky, for I bought this Damageplan CD (new) a few years ago, at f.y.e for about $18.00 (U.S.). In Metal conclusion, the physical CD of Damageplan New Found Power is out of print.

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The Pretty Reckless - Going To Hell - promo cover - 2014

Apparently, if you have an enormous arrow, um, cross/devil tail on your back, which is pointing straight down to your fanny… then life must be very, very eventful for you. All kidding aside, I bought this sophomore CD, Going To Hell, by The Pretty Reckless due to its cover. Oops, I meant due to its Hard Rock. Besides, listening to this CD makes me feel like there truly is a young generation of Rockers that really do get it. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE METAL AND ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

KISS – KISSTERIA: THE ULTIMATE VINYL ROAD CASE; PRE-ORDER NOTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW!

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

Kiss - Kissteria - The Ultimate Vinyl Road Case - promo flyer - 2014

Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set – 1,000 Units Worldwide

Authentic Anvil Road Case

34 LPs With Exclusive Merch And Vinyl Included

Free Shipping In The Continental U.S.A.

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PRE-ORDER INFO WITH LINK BELOW:

http://www.kissteria.kissonline.com/

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Stone Says: WHOA! What a KISS bounty!! I won’t even bother to pre-order, cause I know I won’t be able to afford KISSTERIA. It’s all good though, just looking at what’s in this Anvil Road Case is enough to make me wanna spread the Metal word! This is KISS Kollectible news too good to pass up! Metal be thy name and KISS Forever!!

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

KISS / DEF LEPPARD – USA TOUR 2014 – COMPLETE TOUR SCHEDULE POSTED

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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2 HEAVY ROCK ICONS TOGETHER! 

HEAVY ROCK HISTORY SHALL BE EXPERIENCED!

KISS 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

KISS & DEF LEPPARD ON TOUR!

METAL BE THY NAME!

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General public tickets went on sale for the following KISS / Def Leppard shows on Friday, March 21st, 2014:

June 23 – USANA Amphitheater – West Valley City, UT
June 25 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
June 27 – Sleep Country Amphitheater – Ridgefield, WA
June 29 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA

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July 02 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, CA
July 03 – Sleep Train Amphitheater – Wheatland, CA
July 05 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
July 06 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
July 08 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
July 09 – Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
July 13 – Gexa Energy Paviliion – Dallas, TX
July 15 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
July 16 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
July 19 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
July 20 – Walnut Creek Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
July 22 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
July 23 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
July 25 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA

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August 01 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
August 02 – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
August 03 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
August 09 – Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
August 10 – The Xfinity Theater – Hartford, CT
August 12 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
August 15 – Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI
August 16 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
August 17 – Target Centre – Minneapolis, MN
August 20 – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
August 22 – Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN
August 26 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
August 29 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
August 31 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX

Visit http://www.kissonline.com/tour to buy tickets and VIP / MEET & GREET Packages.

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

* For more info on DEF LEPPARD:

Website: http://www.defleppard.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE DEF LEPPARD.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Friday, March 21st, 2014

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world history, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Yay, it’s Friday! TGIF and have a drink on me! All the while, our world is going to hell in a fiery, out-of-control basket. Whatever y’all do, make certain to FILTER the news you read and watch. We are ALL receiving misinformation constantly from the 24/7 news networks, internet and print media. Need proof of this? Just tune into the coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Sad.

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The talking mannequins on television only give a shit about RATINGS and how they look on camera; therefore, it’s the Dewey Defeats Truman philosophy of journalism that we must unfortunately live with, from yesterday and today’s news outlets.

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Now on to some better news… which is… music. Take a look below at the super-cool concert flyer for SKID ROW and BLACK STAR RIDERS! Whoa!! Two gigs coming-up, this May in California! Whoa!!

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As I do (loyally) utilize the vast social network known as Twitter, I found this exceptional quote, (below), from a historically legendary dude whose name is Alphonse De Lamartine. The NAMM Twitter account posted this quote and I snagged it for my post. Yup.

In the event you don’t know who this dude was, here’s a lightning-quick history lesson: Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine was a French writer, poet and politician. Alphonse was born on October 21, 1790, in Mâcon, France and died in Paris, France, back on February 28, 1869.

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Just in case you’ve just woken up from sleeping through these past several days, KISS and Def Leppard will be touring together this Summer.

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By now, y’all are wondering why Stone slapped the album cover for PEARL JAM Ten, on the top of this post. Answer: I bought the CD of Ten, yesterday at Best Buy for $3.99 (U.S.). Not a bad price for a tried and true Rock classic. I’ve forever owned Ten on cassette, thus an upgrade was essential. Pearl Jam’s Ten has grown on me over the years, that’s for certain. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE THE GRAND, MYSTICAL POWERS OF MUSIC.

Stone.

FAITHSEDGE – Preview New Song/Video For Upcoming Album!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Giancarlo Floridia – vocalist/guitarist/songwriter

FAITHSEDGE returns this year with a new album! Below is a 2 minute preview of the track/video for Comes Crashing Down, featuring singer Giancarlo Floridia, former Dokken lead guitarist Alex De Rosso, Tony “AJ” Morra (Van Zant) on drums and keyboardist Eric Ragno (Trixter/Fergie Fredrickson).

The album was Produced by Fabrizio Grossi, who also played bass (Steve Vai/Steve Lukather) and mastered by Pete Doell (Universal mastering) and also features other Melodic Rock keys man Alessandro Del Vechhio (Hardline). Further details on release dates world-wide will be announced soon!

The track Comes Crashing Down is a blend of Hard Rock and progressive, with a running time of 6 minutes long! Heres a preview below!

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* For more info on FAITHSEDGE:

Facebook: Faithsedge

Website: http://www.faithsedgemusic.com

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LONG LIVE FAITHSEDGE.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

MICHAEL SWEET “I’m Not Your Suicide” (Official Video) Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christian heavy metal, christian rock, classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music videos, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Michael Sweet - I'm Not Your Suicide - promo cover pic - 2014

MICHAEL SWEET – The legendary Michael Sweet has released (March 4th – Big 3 Records) a grand new music video, I’m Not Your Suicide, which is also the title track of his forthcoming solo album. I’m Not Your Suicide carries a positive message to young people: that choosing suicide from being abused or bullied is not the answer and help is available to those being tormented.

Child abuse in all its forms must be addressed and Michael Sweet has succeeded in raising the awareness to this troubling social crisis, through his song and music video. A suicide crisis hotline number is also shown at the end of this music video: 1-800-4-A-CHILD.

I love this song, both for its incredibly positive message to young people and for its melodic and inspiring music. A brilliantly beautiful song is I’m Not Your Suicide. The vocals of Michael Sweet are filled with intense and undeniable emotion. Amazingly well done. Listen and watch for yourself, below:

Find out more about Michael Sweet’s new single and how a portion of the proceeds are graciously going to benefit Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline:

https://donate.childhelp.org/page/contribute/michaelsweet

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The single I’m Not Your Suicide is available now on iTunes and Amazon.com.

* Pre-Order The New CD By Clicking The Link Below:

http://michaelsweet.portmerch.com/stores/product.php?productid=19030

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The full-length album, I’m Not Your Suicide, will be released on May 6th, 2014, via Big 3 Records.

Michael Sweet is the vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and co-founding member of the iconic Christian Heavy Metal band: Stryper. Michael Sweet is also an ex-vocalist and guitarist for the super-legendary Boston.

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Michael Sweet’s autobiography, Honestly – My Life And Stryper Revealed, will be released on May 6th, 2014.

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* For more related news features on Michael Sweet:

Michael Sweet Of Stryper – Expresses Thoughts On His New Solo Album “I’m Not Your Suicide”

Michael Sweet – “I’m Not Your Suicide” Single And Music Video Release Dates Announced!

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on January 24, 2014 and February 25, 2014.

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* For more info on MICHAEL SWEET:

Facebook: Michael Sweet

Website: http://www.michaelsweet.com

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LONG LIVE MICHAEL SWEET.

LONG LIVE STRYPER.

STAND UP TO BULLYING AND CHILD ABUSE, THROUGH AWARENESS, GUIDANCE, INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION.

Stone.

DELTA ROSE – SET TO RELEASE NEW EP!

Posted in blues rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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(Rosemead, CA) – Rosemead Blues Rock Band, DELTA ROSE have completed their second EP and set for a late Spring Release. Frontman/Guitarist Spencer Krasch explains more when asked about the album’s influences:

“With this album, we were just going for Delta Rose! We were going with what was going to pick up the best rock tone, the guitars, and trying to find a way to capture our live sound and put it out on a CD and I think we did it!”

Delta Rose is widely known for their high energy larger than life stage presence with a dedicated fan base that is sure to pack their shows. Most recently they were nominated as BEST LIVE BAND for LA Weekly.

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From the studio to the band, there is quite an amazing amount of talent put into this stellar album. The currently untitled album was recorded at the legendary NRG Studios and produced by Billy Schleifer and Isaac Hasson (Demi Lovato, Hot Chelle Rae), mixed by Steve Hardy (Blue October, Rush, Jay Z), and mastered by the legendary Howie Weinberg.  The song “10 Long Years” features Dizzy Reed of Guns n Roses.

“The album is filled with smoking guitar solos, cool group chants, vibrant blues licks, solid drumming, infectious basslines and the most captivating and edgy, yet sweet as honey vocals you will ever hear.  Delta Rose’s new album has definitely polished and perfected true rock and roll.” – Marisol Richardson, Music Junkie Press

DELTA ROSE: Spencer Krasch (Guitar/Vocals), Forrest Goss (Lead Guitar), Steven Aulcey (Bass), and Mikey Herrera (guitars)

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Source and photo credits: 

Music Junkie Press: http://musicjunkiepress.com

Photographer: ROCKIN RYAN

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* For more info on DELTA ROSE:

FACEBOOK | WEBSITE |  TWITTER | YOUTUBE | EPIPHONE- VLOG |  REVERBNATION |

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LONG LIVE DELTA ROSE.

LONG LIVE CALIFORNIA.

Stone.

SPIDER ROCKETS “Going Down” – Used As An Entrance Song For WWE NXT’s CHARLOTTE FLAIR

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, sports, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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SPIDER ROCKETS

New Jersey’s Hard Rockers 

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WWE NXT’s Charlotte Flair has used Spider Rocket’s (Heavy Rockin’ song) “GOING DOWN” as her entrance music when she makes her way to the ring. See video below.

She may not fly jets or ride limousines, but Charlotte — daughter of 16-time World Champion Ric Flair — may be destined for greatness. A latecomer to the industry her father helped revolutionize, Charlotte has kickstarted her entrance into her father’s profession and made a name for herself in NXT in very short order.

Displaying a level of athleticism that few divas in history can match, Charlotte has captured the attention of the NXT Universe in short order. What the future holds for Charlotte is anyone’s guess, but if history is any indicator, it will include nothing but the highest accolades and respect. The world will know her name soon enough.

Spider Rockets - Bitten - promo cover pic!

Going Down is from the critically acclaimed Spider Rockets studio album from 2012: Bitten.

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Click below for past SPIDER ROCKETS features, on Metal Odyssey!

SPIDER ROCKETS “BITTEN” – Strap Yourself In… For One Hell Of A Hard Rockin’ Ride With Plenty Of Bite!

SPIDER ROCKETS “Going Down” Official Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

The above links are for original posts, featured on Metal Odyssey, on June 18, 2012 and September 24, 2013.

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* For more info on SPIDER ROCKETS:

Facebook: Spider Rockets

Website: http://www.spiderrockets.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/spiderrockets

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LONG LIVE SPIDER ROCKETS.

LONG LIVE CHARLOTTE FLAIR.

LONG LIVE RIC FLAIR.

Stone.

RAINBOW “The Singles Box Set 1975 – 1986″ – (Vinyl Replica Singles) Is Out Now!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rainbow - The Singles Box Set - 1975-1986 - promo cover pic - 2014

The box set gathers all of Rainbow’s classic singles

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As one of the cornerstones of British Rock, Rainbow, led by the never-predictable but ever-astonishing guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, became synonymous with some of the most well-regarded and popular charting Rock songs of the seventies and eighties. From the mystic and quasi-religious ‘Man On A Silver Mountain’ to the solid gold anthems of ‘All Night Long’, ‘Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll’ and ‘Since You Been Gone’, each year in the decade of Rainbow was marked by some of the best songs and performances captured both on record and in-concert.

The box set gathers all of the band’s classic singles from the era in replicas of the original release, alongside a book featuring details on each of the titles.

Passing through the band were some of the best the genre had to offer. Vocalists Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet, bass player and producer Roger Glover and drummer Cozy Powell, each brought their individual talent to the table to record some of Rock’s best-loved Hard Rock on those timeless singles.

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Rainbow - Singles Box - back cover - 2014

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* Released on February 11th, 2014.

* Purchase At: http://www.amazon.com

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Source: http://www.universalmusic.com

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF RAINBOW.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

REST IN PEACE, COZY POWELL.

Stone.

PAUL STANLEY OF KISS – Book Signing Dates For His Autobiography “Face The Music: A Life Exposed” – Releasing In All Formats On April 8th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Paul Stanley - Face The Music - A Life Exposed - book promo pic - 2014

As reported on the KISS Facebook page:

PAUL STANLEY FACE THE MUSIC UPDATE

Paul Stanley’s “Face the Music: A Life Exposed” will be released in ALL formats including eBook and spoken word on April 8th! Paul will be signing copies of his new book at the following locations:

Monday, April 7 – New York – 6:00 pm

Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007

Tuesday, April 8 – New York – 7:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
2245 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY

Wednesday, April 9 – New York/New Jersey – 6:00 pm

Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

Wednesday, April 16 – Los Angeles – 7:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Thursday, April 17 – San Diego – 7:00 pm

Warwick’s
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Friday, April 25 – San Francisco – 7:00 pm

Jewish Community Center
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Visit www.PaulStanley.com for more info on Face the Music: A Life Exposed by Paul Stanley

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* For more info on PAUL STANLEY:

Website: http://www.PaulStanley.com

Facebook: Paul Stanley

* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE PAUL STANLEY.

LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

JUICEHEAD – First Gig Of The New Year, This Saturday March 8th, In Illinois!

Posted in Music, news, Punk rock, punk rock bands, punk rock music, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Juicehead - promo gig flyer - Illinois - March 8 - 2014

JuiceheaD will headline (with openers Voice of Addiction and The Horrids) at Brauer House in Lombard, IL Saturday March 8th. Those in the Midwest don’t miss JuiceheaD’s first show of 2014 and catch their headlining set consisting of your favorite cuts from “The Devil Made Me Do it” and “How to Sail a Sinking Ship”.

Followers of the band will also be pleased to hear the announcement that original drummer Zac Dawson is back from hiatus and returned to the fold. Look for Zac behind the kit with Rob Vannice (guitar/vocals), plus news of a new release from JuiceheaD, and more live shows to come later this year.

See JuiceheaD LIVE Sat. March 8th, 2014 @ Brauer House, 1000 N Rohlwing Road #13 Lombard, IL, 60148.

Click here for tickets.

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(Source: MISFITS Records)

* For more info on JUICEHEAD:

Facebook: Juicehead

Website: http://juiceheadmusic.com

Misfits Records: http://misfitsrecords.com

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LONG LIVE JUICEHEAD.

LONG LIVE PUNK.

Stone.

METAL ODYSSEY – Celebrates Its 5th METAL Anniversary!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Today, the phone calls, emails, text messages and tweets I’ve received from numerous loyal supporters and media celebrities, along with icons representing the world of Metal and Heavy Rock, to world dignitaries, all congratulating me on Metal Odyssey’s 5th Metal Year Anniversary, has been nothing short of thrilling! Metal Odyssey is obviously doing something right, in spreading the message of Metal around the globe.

To all the visitors, Metal Buddies, bands, PR partners, record labels and (of course) WordPress.com, everyone at Metal Odyssey thanks YOU for the Metal support over the first five Metal years!! And…

METAL BE

THY NAME!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

METAL ODYSSEY – DEFENDING THE METAL FAITH, SINCE 2009. 

Stone.

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR SIXTH ANNUAL REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW PRESENTED BY EPIPHONE

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW presented by Epiphone®, America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal awards show, has announced its return to Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 23. This years performers include Guns N’ Roses, Korn, Anthrax, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Pretty Reckless, Zakk Wylde, A Day To Remember and more to be announced! Tickets for the 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW will be available starting Friday, February 28 at 10 AM ET at http://www.axs.com/events/248802. Details will be announced soon for fans at home to tune in and catch all of the action.

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(Source: NewBay Media LLC)

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

LONG LIVE REVOLVER.

Stone.

MARTY FRIEDMAN – FULL ‘INFERNO’ DETAILS REVEALED

Posted in Guitar, guitarists, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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New album to feature guest appearances by Rodrigo y Gabriela, Alexi Laiho, Danko Jones and more; European tour with Gus G to kick off May 1st

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Widely respected as the most influential lead guitarist in Thrash Metal history, MARTY FRIEDMAN has confirmed the final track listing for “Inferno,” his first solo album of original material in four years, and his first recording in more than a decade that will be released worldwide simultaneously.

Due out in late May via Prosthetic Records (except in Japan, where the album will be released by Universal Music), “Inferno” – recorded primarily in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth), features what FRIEDMAN recently told Guitar World is “the most intense writing and playing I can do.”

The album also includes notable guest appearances by several artists influenced by FRIEDMAN, including flamenco/metal acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, Children of Bodom front man Alexi Laiho, Skyharbor mastermind Keshav Dhar and Revocation guitar whiz David Davidson, as well as FRIEDMAN’s first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in Cacophony, the pioneering duo of guitar mayhem.

In addition, “Inferno” breaks all genre rules and creates new ones with an exhilarating and musically daring mash-up with Jørgen Munkeby of the acclaimed “blackjazz” act Shining, as well as two tracks featuring vocals by rock guru Danko Jones. Overall, “Inferno” is by far FRIEDMAN’s most thrilling and adventurous effort to date. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Inferno

2. Resin

3. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)

4. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar)

5. I Can’t Relax (feat. Danko Jones)

6. Meat Hook (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)

7. Hyper Doom

8. Sociopaths (feat. David Davidson)

9. Lycanthrope (feat. Alexi Laiho & Danko Jones)

10. Undertow

11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)

12. Inferno -reprise-

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“Steroidhead” – hailed by Rolling Stone as a “mix of searing solos and chugging prog-metal riffs” – was unveiled last month prior to the annual NAMM convention, where FRIEDMAN introduced a new Paul Reed Smith signature series guitar and performed live before capacity crowds at the PRS and Roland/Boss demonstration booths. Check it out here:

“I’m extremely proud of the work I’ve done with Cacophony and Megadeth, but I was never interested in looking back or stopping there,” FRIEDMAN says. “‘Inferno’ is the album that fans of my work with those two bands have always wanted me to make. I’ve finally made it, and completely on my own maniacal terms.”

FRIEDMAN will kick off a world tour for “Inferno” in May, when he teams with Gus G for a European tour. Dates are listed below. Soon after, FRIEDMAN will return to America for his first tour of his home country in more than a decade. Stay tuned for further information.

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“Inferno” North American street date: May 27, 2014

“Inferno” UK street date: May 26, 2014

“Inferno” EU street date: May 23, 2014

“Inferno” Japanese street date: May 21, 2014

MARTY FRIEDMAN & GUS G LIVE DATES:

5/1       Tampere,FL – Klubi #

5/2       Helsinki, FL – Nosturi #

5/3       Stockholm, SW – Stockholm Rocks Festival #

5/5       Gothenburg, SW- Tradgarn #

5/7       Malmo, SW – KB #

5/9       Krakow, PL – Lizard King #

5/10      Warsaw, PL – Progreja #

5/12      Munich,DE – Backstage #

5/13      Colmar, FR – Grillen #

5/15      Essen, DE – Turock #

5/16      Zoetermeer, NL – De Boerderij #

5/17      Hasselt, BE – Muziekodroom #

5/18      Uden, NL – De Pul #

5/20      Savigny Le Temple, FR – L’impriente #

5/21      London, UK – O2 Academy Islington #

5/22      Nuneaton, UK – Queens Hall #

#with Gus G

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

* For more info on MARTY FRIEDMAN:

Facebook: Marty Friedman

Website: http://www.martyfriedman.com

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LONG LIVE MARTY FRIEDMAN.

LONG LIVE GUS G.

Stone.

Michael Sweet – “I’m Not Your Suicide” Single And Music Video Release Dates Announced!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Michael Sweet - I'm Not Your Suicide - promo cover pic - 2014

As reported on the Michael Sweet & Stryper Facebook pages:

The single “I’m Not Your Suicide” drops on @Itunes and @Amazon 3/3 and the video drops on 3/4!

Michael Sweet’s new album “I’m Not Your Suicide” releases on May 6th, 2014, via Big 3 Records.

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* For more info on MICHAEL SWEET:

Website: www.michaelsweet.com

Facebook: Michael Sweet

Facebook: Stryper

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LONG LIVE MICHAEL SWEET.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

KISS – Will Not Play In Any Lineup For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the KISS Facebook page, on February 23rd, 2014:

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME STATEMENT FROM KISS

To All Our Fans In Regards To The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

Out of respect, Ace and Peter’s recent statements demand a quick response to you, our fans.

Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of KISS and give credit to all members including present long time members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and additionally Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr all who have made this band what it is, regardless of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s point of view.

Although KISS has moved forward far longer without them, Ace and Peter are at the very foundation of what we have built and this would all be impossible had they not been a part of it in the beginning.

It is over 13 years since the original lineup has played together in make-up and we believe the memory of those times would not be enhanced. Contrary to claims made through the media we have never refused to play with Ace and Peter.

We have spent 40 years dedicated to building KISS without quitting or wavering as the band has moved forward with huge tours and platinum albums through different important lineups for forty years, to this day.

KISS has always been a band unlike any other. That is why we started KISS. That is why we continue KISS. Being unlike other bands also means making choices and decisions unlike other bands.

This is understandably an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone.

To bring this to a quick end, we have decided not to play in any line-up and we will focus our attention on celebrating our induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

We are excited and are looking forward to seeing you all on the KISS 40th Anniversary worldwide tour.

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* For more info on KISS:

Website: http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

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