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AC/DC “Rock or Bust” – Highly Anticipated New Studio Album Releasing On December 2nd, 2014; “Play Ball” Preview Music Video Posted!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on The Official AC/DC Website:

Rock or Bust, the highly anticipated new studio album from AC/DC, will be released December 2, 2014. Featuring 11 new tracks and recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC, ‘Rock or Bust’ finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

“Rock or Bust” is the first AC/DC album in the band’s 41 year history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings. Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition, he will not be returning to the band. AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of ‘Rock or Bust’ in 2015. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on ‘Rock or Bust’ and will accompany the band on tour.

Starting September 27, Turner Sports will provide fans a sneak peek of the new track ‘Play Ball’ as part of the 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE AC/DC.

GET WELL & STAY STRONG, MALCOLM YOUNG.

Stone.

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JEFF LABAR – “One For The Road” Debut Album Is A MUST Buy! Commendable First Week Billboard Chart Positions!

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

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Jeff LaBar’s solo debut album, One For The Road, was released back on August 26th, via Rat Pak Records. This is one Hard Rock CD I picked up on its release date and I cannot get enough of it in my system! One For The Road demonstrates the vocal, musical and songwriting talents of Jeff LaBar; from heavy hitting songs as No Strings, Asking For A Beating, One For The Road and Nightmare On My Street to the mellow acoustic instrumentals of Muse and Ode To Page. Hello Or Goodbye is a mid-tempo track, one that is musically and lyrically one of my favorite of favorites on this terrific album. Whoa!

This debut from Jeff LaBar is chock-full of Hard Rock relevance and loaded with juicy slices of how admirable Classic Rock sounds when recorded in present day! The guitar tones of Jeff LaBar are clear as day and darn fun to absorb! Jeff LaBar plays all guitars and bass, with an all-star cast of guest drummers. Cinderella fans rejoice! Classic Rock, 80’s Arena and Hard Rock fans of any generation should dig what Jeff LaBar has created on his debut. I sure have!

I declare this Jeff LaBar debut as A MUST BUY! Jeff LaBar has done good… real good… so good that his debut album landed in the Billboard charts on September 4th! Metal be thy name! Here is the Rockin’ roll-call:

* #130 Billboard Top 200

* #1 Heatseekers

* #38 Top Rock Albums

* #21 Top Indie Releases

* #14 Top Hard Rock Albums

* #110 Top Current Releases

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On iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id900525848

Or on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LVFH6Y6

And you can also grab a cool T-Shirt & CD bundle at: http://www.RatPakRecords.com/JeffLaBar

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ROCK OUT to the video for “No Strings” below… Whoa!

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* For more info on JEFF LABAR:

Facebook: Jeff Labar

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LONG LIVE JEFF LABAR.

LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.

Stone.

JEFF BECK & ZZ TOP TOUR TO RESUME NEXT YEAR

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

ZZ TOP’S DUSTY HILL ON THE MEND – PREVIOUSLY POSTPONED DATES RESCHEDULED FOR EARLY MAY

It was announced today, Jeff Beck & ZZ TOP have rescheduled their previously postponed tour dates in Florida, Texas and Oklahoma following the injury last month to the ZZ Top bass player.

ZZ Top stated, “Dusty’s well-being is paramount.” The statement is in reference to Dusty Hill, the band’s bass-guitarist, who, earlier, took a mis-step on his tour bus and injured his hip, whose energies are now aimed at rehab in expectation of a complete recovery.

Jeff Beck stated, “We are looking forward to getting back out there with ZZ Top and are grateful that Dusty is on his way to a complete recovery.”

Expect additional shows to be added, both with ZZ Top as well as solo dates for Jeff Beck.  Up to date information will be available at:  http://www.jeffbeckofficial.com/

Ticket holders for the ZZ Top / Jeff Beck events will be pleased to know we have rescheduled the following dates:

05/01/15 Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino

05/02/15 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

05/07/15 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater

05/08/15 W. Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre

05/09/15 Saint Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre

05/10/15 Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JEFF BECK.

LONG LIVE ZZ TOP.

GET WELL, STAY STRONG, DUSTY HILL.

Stone.

MR. BIG “…The Stories We Could Tell” – Releases On September 30th In U.S.; Band News And New Album Details

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

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Eric Martin – Lead Vocals, Pat Torpey – Drums & Percussion, Billy Sheehan – Bass, Paul Gilbert – Guitar

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Los Angeles, CA – The rock band MR. BIG announced today that Drummer Pat Torpey’s fill-in for the band’s upcoming World Tour will be Matt Starr. Matt is currently Ace Frehley’s drummer and will sit in for Torpey (who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease) throughout MR BIG’s tour in support of its latest album, …The Stories We Could Tell.

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Check out the trailer for Mr. Big’s upcoming 8th studio album, “…THE STORIES WE COULD TELL” (see link below) which will be released on September 26th in Europe and September 30th in the U.S.!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=748319395224114&set=vb.1…08579845864742&type=2&theater

Pre-order the new album on these links:

iTunes - http://geni.us/TheStoriesWeCouldTell

Amazon - http://geni.us/MrBigStoriesAMZ

Frontiers Records will be premiering two more tracks prior to the album’s release and those tracks will also automatically download for all customers who have pre-ordered the album on iTunes.

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…The Stories We Could Tell – Track Listing:

Gotta Love The Ride

I Forget To Breathe

Fragile

Satisfied

The Man Who Has Everything

The Monster In Me

What If We Were New?

East/West

The Light Of Day

Just Let Your Heart Decide

It’s Always About That Girl

Cinderella Smile

The Stories We Could Tell

Addicted To That Rush (Live) (Bonus Track)

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Sources: Mr. Big (band) Facebook & iTunes

* For more info on MR. BIG:

Facebook: Mr Big (band)

Website: http://www.mrbigsite.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MR. BIG.

STAY STRONG, PAT TORPEY.

LONG LIVE CLASSIC HARD ROCK.

Stone.

Noisey Presents NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou; Trailer Posted

Posted in metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Noisey, the music arm of VICE, is proud to present NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou, a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, Goatwhore and many others. Launching on September 16th, the series features appearances from names like Philip H. Anselmo (Housecore Records, Down, ex-Pantera), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Down, Superjoint Ritual), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, ex-Down), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity, Down), and Sammy Duet (Goatwhore, ex-Acid Bath) amongst others, discussing the bands, Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over.

From the crawfish-littered tables of the secluded Anselmo compound to a fishing boat with Eyehategod in the swamps, Noisey delves in deep with the NOLA natives on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on September 16th and coming to a conclusion on October 7th.

In the meantime, check out the trailer at THIS LOCATION.

 For more info on Noisey: http://noisey.vice.com

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NOLA.

Stone.

Rest In Peace, Jimi Jamison

Posted in classic rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Jimi Jamison – Crossroads Moment (2008)

Jimi Jamison (singer, songwriter & musician) passed away on Sunday, August 31st, from suffering a heart attack; he was only 63 years old. Jimi Jamison is most famous for being the vocalist for Survivor, appearing on four studio albums from 1984 to 2006. Jimi Jamison had also recently toured with Survivor. He also fronted the Heavy Metal band Cobra, in the early 1980’s. Jimi Jamison has also left behind several solo recordings as part of his musical legacy, with recent releases via Frontiers Records.

Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, bandmates and friends of Jimi Jamison; a grand voice of Rock ‘N Roll and may he rest in peace.

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As it appears, on the Survivor Facebook page on September 1st, 2014:

The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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As written by Frankie Sullivan, Survivor guitarist and founding member – posted on the Survivor Facebook page on September 2nd, 2014:

Dear Friends,

There is no way to explain the loss of my brother “Jamo.” Over the years we developed a deep friendship. My heart is heavy with sadness as I struggle to express the pain, suffering and deep loss. Though I rest assured that Jim is in the best of places, it still provides little comfort for those of us left behind. His voice was magic and he had a loving heart. I called him “Golden Throat” and for good reason. Jim Jamison had a voice we will never forget. It was massive and huge and yet sweet and gentle. He was a loving soul and a brother to me in many ways. I will miss him greatly.

Peace,
FS

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COBRA FIRST STRIKE – album cover (originally released in 1983). Jimi Jamison is second from the right.

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MetalOdyssey

REST IN PEACE, JIMI JAMISON.

Stone.

FAITH NO MORE – PREPPING 2015 ALBUM

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Margaret Banda

Left to right: Mike Bordin,Bill Gould, Mike Patton, Jon Hudson, Roddy Bottum

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LIMITED EDITION 7-INCH SINGLE AVAILABLE VIA RECORD STORE DAY’S BLACK FRIDAY EVENT

BILL GOULD SPEAKS WITH ROLLING STONE

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2, 2014 – Faith No More, who reunited in 2009 for a series of sold out performances and international festivals, is currently recording their first full-length album since 1997’s Album of the Year.

A limited edition (5000 copies) 7-inch single of the song “Motherfucker” will precede the April 2015 release, available via Record Store Day’s Black Friday event (Nov. 28).  The single will be released digitally on Dec. 9.

“We’ve always shared a chemistry between ourselves that’s unique to this band, but these past few years of touring together have made us aware that we not only play better as a unit, but we like the new stuff we’re coming up with,” explained Faith No More founder and bass player, Bill Gould, who also spoke with Rolling Stone in more detail:(http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/faith-no-more-to-release-first-album-in-18-years-plot-u-s-tour-20140902). “So we’ve decided: we’re going to get busy in 2015…make an album we’re proud of, kick things up a notch, get out there and perform it and maybe even dedicate a little more focus to our fans in the States this time.”

The as-of-yet untitled album is being recorded in an Oakland, Calif. studio with Gould handling production. The release will be the first from Faith No More’s newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, which will be distributed by Ipecac Recordings.

Prior to the new album’s release, Faith No More will headline Australia’s Soundwave Festival in February 2015.  Worldwide tour dates will be announced soon.

Faith No More is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar) and Mike Patton (vocals).

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on FAITH NO MORE:

www.fnm.com

www.facebook.com/officialfnm

www.twitter.com/faithnomore

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FAITH NO MORE.

Stone.

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