Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Saturday, April 21st, 2012

This past week the Rock ‘N Roll world had to sadly say goodbye to Rock ‘N Roll icon Dick Clark, along with Greg Ham (multi-instrumentalist -Men At Work) and Brian Jack (vocalist , guitarist – Child’s Play). That’s three too many. May these gentlemen of Rock ‘N Roll rest in peace. Metal Odyssey expresses heartfelt condolences to each of their families, friends and fans.

Dick Clark was and forever will be a prolific Rock ‘N Roll legend. I, like tens of millions of other Rock fans, grew up with Dick Clark. I remember watching and enjoying American Bandstand as a young lad. Just watching the people dance was fun for me, back then. It will forever be “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve” for me. That “other dude” that has been hosting it will NEVER be Dick Clark.


I cannot believe my eyes! Well, that’s what I was thinking recently, when I walked into the CD aisles of my nearest Best Buy. The shelves were stocked. Really stocked. It felt like the clock turned back a full decade! Older and new releases galore! Tons of independent labels too. Hopefully this is a trend. I hope Best Buy, along with other large retailers, see that there still is a widespread and hungry market for the dinosaur we all call… the CD.


Look for a really, really, cool interview to surface here on Metal Odyssey soon. Hint: It’s an interview with the lead singer/guitarist of a… Metal band. A kick-ass Metal band too. This interview will simultaneously launch on another world known and widely respected website too! Stay tuned for more details!

Yes, I recently found another KISS Kollectible! The photo at the top of this post tells all! It’s a 1998 KISS The Second Coming tour book. There are 36 full-color pages in all and it measures 8″ x 7.5″. This tour book documents the #1 tour of 1996-1997 and that was… KISS. That is Ace Frehley and Peter Criss on the cover of this tour book too! All four original members of KISS were together for this tour.

There is plenty of KISS Kisstory, concert photos, anecdotes and merchandise offers in this tour book to put a smile on the face of any KISS fanatic. I know it put a smile on my face; especially since I only paid $2 (U.S.) for this little KISS gem. Yup, I discovered this KISS Kollectible at an antiques mall and was amazed at both its incredible condition and price.


On a closing note, March 1st, 2012  had marked the Three Year Anniversary Of Metal Odyssey. I am proud of the content that I have delivered to the visitors of Metal Odyssey. Hopefully you, the visitor to Metal Odyssey, are enjoying what has been featured here. From one day to the next, I honestly don’t know what I will slap up on Metal Odyssey. Holy shit, that is true!

I strive to have all Heavy Music genres represented here, at one time or another; with some Classic Rock and roots of Rock ‘N Roll thrown in for good measure! There are countless albums, press releases, random news items and tour dates to chase down for posting on Metal Odyssey. Sometimes it feels overwhelming… and I’m not complaining, cause Metal & Rock ‘N Roll is embedded in my Metal soul. Metal be thy name.


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10 Responses to “Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Saturday, April 21st, 2012”

  1. That is an excellent deal on that great KISS tour book!

    And おめでとうございます (congratulations) on your blog’s three-year mark!

  2. Here’s to the next three metal years, Stone!

  3. Keep it up Stone. Nice site.

    You surprised me with the Best Buy section.

    I can never find anything when I go in there.

    • Metal Odyssey Says:

      I hear your pain. This Best Buy did a complete turnaround it appears with stocking CD’s and LOADS of METAL too!

      Just south of me, towards Philadelphia, there is a Best Buy that has maybe “50” CD’s to choose from. Go figure.

      Thank you for the METAL patronage… I appreciate it Metal Buddy. \m/\m/

  4. KISS are one of the all time stalwarts of metal. Many acts have drawn their influence from them, may they go on forever.

    • Metal Odyssey Says:

      Right on 80’s Metalman. \m/\m/

      I’ve come to the Metal conclusion, that KISS is too damn good for the ‘good ol’ boys club’ known as The Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame. Oops… I meant… Shame.

  5. Happy Anniversary Stone! \m/ \m/

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