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Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, humor, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on October 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Below you will find the Top 10 Reasons Why Digipaks Stink Like Monkey Poop. Enjoy.


  • Digipaks crease, ding and tear VERY EASILY, even with delicate handling.
  • Even before you buy the damn digipak version off the retail shelf, it’s already dinged, creased or torn. That’s bullshit.
  • Guess what happens while taking the plastic wrap off of a digipak? You ding it. That’s insane bullshit.
  • It takes patience and skill to get the damn CD and liner notes out of the digipak sleeve. After doing so, the cardboard sleeve is dinged from your fingernails; not to mention the liner notes took a nasty beating too.
  • Digipaks get CRUSHED when stacked underneath a pile of CD jewel cases. Hell, a couple of magazines can crush a digipak. Again, that’s bullshit.

This is NO laughing matter!!!

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  • A digipak has NO defense against any liquid. At least a CD jewel case has a freaking fighting chance in protecting the liner notes and CD itself. Trust me, I know ALL about that one.
  • If you wanted to bury your digipak in the ground, for safekeeping, the life expectancy of the cardboard is 4 weeks. That’s intense bullshit.
  • A damaged CD jewel case can be easily replaced. A damaged digipak stalks your music collection, like the uninvited pain-in-the-ass that nobody gives a shit about. Do not get alarmed, for the respective CD and liner notes will always find themselves a new home inside a spare and cozy… jewel case.
  • Just opening and closing a digipak automatically CREASES the spine; not to mention leaving visible fingerprints all over the cardboard. That is unreal bullshit.
  • Purchasing a used CD as a digipak version is never a fun moment. The digipak 99.9% of the time is so freaking mishandled, dinged and worn; not to mention the disease ridden bacteria that has probably been absorbed by the cardboard itself. Yay. Um, bullshit.


Special thanks for the inspiration of this post goes to Scott Coverdale.






Posted in Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on June 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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


(Los Angeles) DELTA DEEP, the new blues-based music project featuring Phil Collen (lead guitarist of Def Leppard) and Robert DeLeo (bassist for Stone Temple Pilots) in addition to Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Buble & Luther Vandross) and Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, TLC) played their first live show to a SOLD-OUT crowd, including Def Leppard bandmate Vivian Campbell, on June 17th at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.

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Delta Deep “heated up the room with a set of songs from their self-titled debut album. From the kickass opening number, Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog”, the gathering was introduced to Blackwell-Cook’s husky, swampy, deliciously bluesy voice,” raved New Noise Magazine

The band tore through originals such as “Bang The Lid”, “Miss Me” and “Shuffle Sweet” as well as covers like “Mistreated,” to the delight of the fans. Collen exclaimed, “We were totally blown away by the response from our sold out debut performance. It was above and beyond what we expected but we were ready and hit Hollywood with everything we had. We can’t wait to tour this monster!”

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DELTA DEEP’s self-titled debut album, a mix of original and hand-picked cover tracks, 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. Recently, song premieres have been placed on Guitar World, Billboard and Ultimate Classic Rock. On release day a premiere of the lyric video for “Down in the Delta” will take place on Huffington Post.

Collen initially started DELTA DEEP in 2012 after jamming over the course of a year with friend and relative, Debbi Blackwell-Cook. What started as a casual pairing singing Motown and classic blues staples quickly became a quartet who share a love for soul, funk and the blues when they added STP’s DeLeo and drummer Forrest

Check DELTA DEEP’s website and for breaking news, new content, and tour information.

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Source: MAD Ink PR




THE WHO “Live At Shea Stadium 1982” – Blu-ray Releases On June 30th, 2015

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From Eagle Rock Entertainment:

The Who’s 1982 tour, which was all in North America, apart from two warm-up dates at the Birmingham NEC in England, was their last to feature Kenney Jones on drums and they wouldn’t tour again until 1989. The tour promoted their recent “It’s Hard” album, which had been released in June of 1982 and the set list included a number of tracks from that album, some of which the band would only play live on this tour.

This concert film features the show from the second of their two nights at New York’s Shea Stadium and was filmed on October 13th of 1982. Although a couple of tracks have appeared on compilations, this is the first official release of the full show and features restored footage and newly mixed sound.

The release date is June 30th, 2015.


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Lynyrd Skynyrd To Release 2 CD/DVD Live Set “One More For The Fans” On July 24th, Feat. Star-Studded Guests – Concert To Air On AXS TV July 19

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music, southern rock with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From Loud & Proud Records:

On one special night last November, an extraordinary collection of artists came together at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA to perform and celebrate the songs of Lynyrd Skynyrdone of the most influential bands of our time.  This unique concert event centered around performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd, including a special rendition of “Travelin’ Man” with Johnny Van Zant singing along with an archival video of his late brother, Ronnie performing, as well as a rousing rendition of “Sweet Home Alabama” with Skynyrd inviting the entire star-studded line-up up on stage to perform alongside them.

The show will be available July 24, 2015 as a two CD/DVD set titled Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More For The Fans on Loud & Proud Records in partnership with Blackbird Presents.  The band will also be hitting the road this spring and summer (tour dates below) and will return to the CMT Crossroads stage for a taping with Brantley Gilbert.

One More For The Fans features performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as music legends and young talent, culled from multiple genres including Classic Rock, Country and Americana with Trace Adkins, Alabama, Gregg Allman, Blackberry Smoke, Cheap Trick, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Randy Houser, Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson, Aaron Lewis, moe., O.A.R., Robert Randolph and Donnie Van Zant all coming together to perform songs from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s extensive catalog of music.  

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“Hearing all of these incredible musicians sing our songs was unforgettable,” says Gary Rossington. “It was a really special night and I’m so happy our fans will now get to enjoy the show at home.”

As part of the campaign to save the Fox Theatre from demolition, Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded their 1976 live album, One More From The Road, at the landmark theatre. The title Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More For The Fans! was inspired by that legendary album’s title.

Joining in the celebration of the legendary band is AXS TV as it serves as the official broadcaster of Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More For The FansAXS TV will premiere the concert event on Sunday, July 19 at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST, allowing fans nationwide to enjoy these remarkable performances.

With a catalog of over 60 albums and sales beyond 30 million worldwide, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to multiple generations. Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to build on the legacy that began over 40 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida.  Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar)Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, the band also includes Mark “Sparky” Matejka (guitar), Johnny Colt (bass)Peter Keys (keyboards) and The Honkettes featuring Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase on background vocals.

Track List:

Whiskey Rock A Roller – performed by Randy Houser
You Got That Right – performed by Robert Randolph & Jimmy Hall
Saturday Night Special – performed by Aaron Lewis
Workin’ For MCA – performed by Blackberry Smoke
Don’t Ask Me No Questions – performed by O.A.R.
Gimme Back My Bullets – performed by Cheap Trick
The Ballad of Curtis Loew – performed by moe. & John Hiatt
Simple Man – performed by Gov’t Mule
That Smell – performed by Warren Haynes
Four Walls of Raiford – performed by Jamey Johnson
I Know A Little – performed by Jason Isbell
Call Me The Breeze – performed by Peter Frampton
What’s Your Name – performed by Trace Adkins
Down South Jukin’ – performed by Charlie Daniels & Donnie Van Zant
Gimme Three Steps – performed by Alabama
Tuesday’s Gone – performed by Gregg Allman
Travelin’ Man – performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd With Johnny and Ronnie – Ronnie on big screen
Free Bird – performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama – performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd & All Star Ensemble


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Posted in bass guitar, classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Having stunned audiences across the world with his innovative playing, STU HAMM has made a name as the go-to bass player for the world’s great musicians. Time spent playing with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani has cemented his place among the greats and gave HAMM the platform to display his pioneering bass techniques to adoring crowds worldwide. Now, promoting the release of his newest solo album, The Book Of Lies, HAMM takes to the road with new music and will also debut his petite suite for solo bass.

The breadth of HAMM’s range is legendary and is what is at the heart of The Book Of Lies. The title track introduces a fine style, complete with a subtle blues bass-line, later evolving into a funk jam with horns and guitar. “Back To Shabalalla” owes a debt to the loping, infectious rhythms of Afrobeat, while “Etude” is a classical piece of the type that made HAMM famous. The amazing final piece, a seven-minute epic titled “L.S.D.” ranges from a Beatles homage to a fully-leaded bass shredfest.

A gut rumbling mix of new and old hits, mixed with HAMM’s trademark humor, make for a unique show like no other. The Tour will begin on July 6 in Largo, FL and wind its way up the east coast to a grand finish at The Iridium in New York on July 16th. Joining Stu in The Stu Hamm Band are Alex Skolnick (Testament) on guitar and Joel Taylor (Allan Holdsworth, Al DiMeola) on drums.


The STU HAMM Band East Coast Tour Itinerary:

July 6 Largo Cultural Center Largo, FL
July 8 Neighbourhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
July 9 The Rusty Nail Wilmington, NC
July 10 The Saint Asbury Park, NJ
July 11 Van Dyck Schenectady, NY
July 12 L’alize Montreal, QU
July 14 Havana New Hope, PA
July 15 Regattabar Cambridge, MA
July 16 The Iridium New York, NY

STU HAMM Solo Dates:

July 5 Sam Ash (Clinic) Tampa, FL
July 7 Sam Ash (Clinic) Atlanta, GA
July 23 Music Café Conroe, TX
July 25 The Rear Window Ganado, TX
July 26 The Live Oak Dallas, TX

More dates TBA


Source: MAD Ink PR

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Lynyrd Skynyrd – Are July 2015 Cover Feature For Guitar World

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Guitar World:

Guitar World’s July 2015 issue features Lynyrd Skynyrd. As they gear up to release their latest live record, One More for the Fans! guitarist Gary Rossington reflects on his career as the sole surviving original member of the Southern rock giants. 

Then, in an excerpt from his new biography on the rise of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars: The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd, author Mark Ribowsky provides a harrowing account of the 1977 plane crash that rocked the music world.

Also, from “Free Bird” to “That Smell” and “Swamp Music” to “Call Me the Breeze,” we pay tribute to the legends of Southern rock by ranking their 25 best tracks.

Also in the issue, Guitar World gets freaky with Kirk Hammett as the second annual Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil- the Metallica guitarist’s star-studded celebration of all things metal and horror.

Finally, Guitar World presents a selection of 15 of the tastiest seven- and eight-string axes on the market today.

Start your subscription off with the July 2015 issue of Guitar World!




BIG|BRAVE – Southern Lord Announces The Signing Of Montreal Trio

Posted in Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Southern Lord is pleased to announce the signing of Montreal trio, BIG|BRAVE.

The three-piece plays sincere, long-form out-rock that ventures in to different directions, at times mournful and unsettling, their music plays out in to moon-bleached grunge where serene vocals crumble over scraping guitars bled of melody.

The new BIG|BRAVE album is penciled in for a late summer release, recorded with Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra) at Hotel2Tango. This will add to a growing discography comprising their debut EP An Understanding Between People (2013) and the debut LP Feral Verdure, which they recorded at Paradise Studios with Jon Boles, and self-released in September 2014. There’s high expectation of great things to come…

Stay tuned for more news from Southern Lord and BIG|BRAVE.


Source: Earsplit PR

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