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On This Day In METAL History – December 24th… And A Happy Rockin’ Birthday Salute To LEMMY!

Posted in celebrity birthdays, classic rock, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Guns N Roses - Welcome To The Jungle - promo 45rpm single cover sleeve - #1988AR

On December 24th, 1988Guns N’ Roses hits #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their song Welcome to the Jungle. This song is featured on the band’s debut studio album: Appetite For Destruction, released in 1987.

Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn - promo 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1988PM

On this day in 1988Poison hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad: Every Rose Has Its Thorn. This song is featured on Poison’s second studio album from 1988: Open Up and Say… Ahh!.

Bon Jovi - Always - 45rpm single cover sleeve - #1994BJ

On December 24th, 1994Bon Jovi reaches #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad Always. This song is featured on Bon Jovi’s 1994 Greatest Hits album: Crossroad.

Pearl Jam - Vitalogy - promo CD cover pic - #1995PJ

On this day in 1994 – The third studio album from Pearl JamVitalogy, reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart for one week. This was Pearl Jam’s second #1 studio album. Vitalogy debuted at #55 two weeks prior, when it was issued on vinyl two weeks prior to the cassette and CD release. Whoa!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Lemmy - Motorhead - Decibel cover promo pic - #661224

Above: February 2014 issue of Decibel.

LEMMY KILMISTER

On December 24th, 1945, Lemmy Kilmister was born in England. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Lemmy! Hell, yeah and whoa! The legendary Lemmy is world-famously known as the bassist, vocalist, co-founder and co-songwriter for the iconic Motörhead.

Since the release of 1977’s debut and self-titled studio album, Motörhead have amassed an enormous discography which includes 21 studio albums. With relentless world-wide touring and never succumbing to the commercial mainstream, Motörhead has persevered and achieved success with their unique blend of Rock N’ Roll savagery.

Regardless of Motörhead’s non-mainstream sound and persona, the band won a Grammy in 2005 for Best Metal Performance and have been nominated once again for 2015. This may sound cliché, yet there has never been another Lemmy and Motörhead and there never will be either.

Before Motörhead, Lemmy was a member of such bands: The Rockin’ Vickers, Sam Gopal and Hawkwind. Seeing Motörhead live for the first time, back in the mid 80’s, was my Metal rite of passage. Long live the beloved Lemmy! Metal be thy name. – Stone

Motorhead - promo group pic - #10

MOTÖRHEAD

From L to R: Phil Campbell, Lemmy and Mikkey Dee.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 23rd… IRON MAIDEN Edition!

Posted in celebrity birthdays, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Killer - World Tour - 81 - #33312

1981 – The great Iron Maiden performed at The Ruskin Arms in London, England. Iron Maiden were touring in support of their second studio album: Killers. Vocalist Paul Di’Anno was fronting Iron Maiden. Man, how time moves quickly by.

Iron Maiden - The X Factour - promo band flyer - #1995BBSH

1995 – The iconic Iron Maiden performed at IJsselhallen in Zwolle, Netherlands, during their X Factour. Iron Maiden were touring in support of their tenth studio album: The X Factor. Vocalist Blaze Bayley was fronting Iron Maiden on this tour; he also made his debut on The X Factor studio album from 1995.

Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death - promo tour book cover - #2006SHBD

2006 – The powerful Iron Maiden performed Earls Court in London, England; one of many stops on the A Matter Of Life And Death Tour. Iron Maiden’s fourteenth studio album, A Matter Of Life And Death peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the United States.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

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DAVE MURRAY

On December 23rd, 1956, Dave Murray was born in England. Happy Metal birthday, Dave! Whoa, man! Dave Murray is world-famously known as a guitarist and songwriter for the amazing Iron Maiden. Dave Murray has been a life-long member of Iron Maiden, performing on all 15 Iron Maiden studio albums and all 11 live albums. Long live Dave Murray. Metal be thy name!

Dave Murray - Crate Amplifiers - promo ad - iron maiden

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 22nd… Happy Rockin’ Birthday, Rick Nielsen Of Cheap Trick!

Posted in celebrity birthdays, classic rock, Hard Rock, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rick Nielsen - US Rockstar - promo magazine cover - January - 2014

Above: January 2014 issue of U.S. Rockstar Magazine.

On December 22nd, 1946, Rick Nielsen was born in Elmhurst, Illinois. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Rick! Whoa, yeah and Metal be thy name! Rick Nielsen is world-famous as the co-founder, guitarist, songwriter and backing vocalist for the amazing Cheap Trick. It’s no secret that the legendary Rick Nielsen has been an innovator and influence during his exemplary Rock ‘N Roll career. From the late John Lennon to Dave Grohl, with Mötley Crüe in between, Rick Nielsen has collaborated with the very best.

Rick Nielsen - Creem - December 1980 - promo cover

Above: December 1980 issue of Creem.

Why Rick Nielsen and Cheap Trick are not in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is bewildering to me. Regardless, this post is about celebrating the birthday and Rock ‘N Roll achievements of Rick Nielsen; so onward we venture! Below are several very cool facts about the Rock ‘N Roll career of Rick Nielsen and Cheap Trick. Enjoy! Whoa.

Fuse - promo album cover pic - #1969RN - Rick Nielsen

01Rick Nielsen and Cheap Trick bassist Tom Peterson both belonged to a band named Fuse, before Cheap Trick was formed. Fuse released an eight song album in 1970, via Epic Records. (See photo above).

02 – Cheap Trick have released 16 studio albums since 1977. Cheap Trick have also released 7 live albums and numerous compilations.

03 – Cheap Trick have been featured on 29 movie soundtracks.

04 – Cheap Trick have earned 40 Gold and Platinum recording awards.

Rick Nielsen - original orange five neck guitar - Hamer

Above: Rick Nielsen’s 1981 Hamer (original orange) Five Neck guitar that is now on display at Piece; which is Rick Nielsen’s restaurant in Chicago. Whoa, man, that’s cool!

05 – Rick Nielsen’s father, Ralph Nielsen, was a famous tenor that toured extensively and recorded 40 solo albums. Ralph Nielsen later opened a musical instrument store in Rockford, Illinois. Rick Nielsen moved to Rockford Illinois with his family, at 8 years old.

06 – Rick Nielsen is a self-taught musician who started off playing drums and later switched to guitar.

07 – Adding to Rick Nielsen’s iconic guitar playing and persona is his Hamer custom-made Five Neck guitar, as pictured above and below on the 1997 (self-titled) Cheap Trick album cover. Rick Nielsen owns 3 different Hamer Five Neck guitars.

Cheap Trick - promo album pic - 1997 - #97RNRZTPBEC

Above: 1997 Cheap Trick (self-titled) album cover.

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Rick Nielsen/Cheap Trick facts sources:

http://www.cheaptrick.com

http://onmilwaukee.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RICK NIELSEN.

LONG LIVE CHEAP TRICK.

Stone.

DORO PESCH – Happy Metal Birthday From Metal Odyssey! Whoa!

Posted in celebrity birthdays, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Doro - Publicity Photo - 2012 - #1!

DORO PESCH – Today is June 3rd, 2013. Today is also the birthday of the ultra legendary Doro Pesch! Metal be thy name! Doro was born on June 3rd, 1964; and the rest is Heavy Metal history for our Queen Of Heavy Metal! So, without further delay, myself and everyone here at Metal Odyssey cheers:

HAPPY

METAL

BIRTHDAY

DORO PESCH!

AND…

RAISE

YOUR FIST

IN THE AIR!

DORO - Publicity Pic - Raise Your Fist - 2012 - #6

If y’all would like to read about my incredible time seeing DORO in concert this past February 9th, then click that cool link below! It was my Metal dream come true! Whoa!

Metal Buddy Rob Rockitt (of Hard Rock Hideout fame) was kind enough to welcome me into the grand state of Ohio, with a night out in Columbus at Ace Of Cups; the venue where DORO had us all… raising our fists in the air!!

DORO – Meeting Doro Pesch Was My Metal Dream Come True: Columbus Ohio, Ace Of Cups, February 9th, 2013

The above link is for a post featured on Metal Odyssey, on February 15, 2013.

Doro - Ace Of Cups - promo flyer - february - 2013

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DORO - Raise Your Fist - Large Promo Cover Pic!!

RAISE YOUR FIST is OUT NOW WORLDWIDE via Nuclear Blast Records.

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For more info on DORO PESCH, click on the links below! Whoa!

facebook: DORO

http://www.doro.de/

http://www.twitter.com/DoroOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/DoroOfficial

Doro and Stone - Feb. 9 - 2013

LONG LIVE DORO PESCH, THE QUEEN OF HEAVY METAL.

THANK YOU, DORO PESCH!

Stone.

TONY IOMMI – Happy Birthday From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in celebrity birthdays, classic rock, guitar legends, guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music birthdays, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Back on February 19th, 1948, Tony Iommi was born. Tony Iommi turns a young 64 today. Guitar Legend. Founding member of Black Sabbath. Metal Legend. What more can be said about what Tony Iommi has accomplished for the evolution of Heavy Metal? One more thing can be said, however:

HAPPY

BIRTHDAY

TONY IOMMI!

LONG LIVE TONY IOMMI.

Stone.

ALICE COOPER – Happy Rockin’ Birthday From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in celebrity birthdays, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, horror metal, horror rock, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music birthdays, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Alice Cooper – You And Me (1977/Single/Warner Bros.)

ALICE COOPER – Back on February 4th, 1948, Alice Cooper was born. Today, the ultra influential and legendary Alice Cooper turns a young, Rockin’ and Metallin’ 64! So, without further Metal ado…

HAPPY

ROCKIN’

BIRTHDAY

ALICE

COOPER!

Alice Cooper – Constrictor (1986/MCA)

THANK YOU ALICE COOPER FOR YOUR PIONEERING BRAND OF HEAVY METAL, HORROR ROCK AND PERSONA!

Wanna read about that really cool You And Me 45 rpm single you see at the top of this post? Just click on the big header link below! I wrote and posted up this article back on June 20th, 2010. Metal be thy name!

ROCK MUSIC VINYL FLASHBACK: ALICE COOPER – “YOU AND ME” 45 RPM FROM 1977

WE’RE NOT WORTHY! WE’RE NOT WORTHY!

Alice Cooper – Along Came A Spider ( 2008/Steamhammer SPV)

LONG LIVE ALICE COOPER.

Stone.

Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers – A Metal Odyssey Happy Birthday Shout Out!

Posted in alternative rock, celebrity birthdays, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 16, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(Second from left is Flea)

FLEA – Back on October 16th, 1962, Michael Peter Balzary aka Flea was born. Flea is famously known around the planet and other distant galaxies as the co-founding member and bassist for Red Hot Chili Peppers. Recently, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame “nominated” Red Hot Chili Peppers for the 2012 induction class. I hope Flea and his band do get that Rockin’ honor they deserve. Flea turns 49 years young today, so without further delay…

Happy Rockin’

Birthday

Flea!

LONG LIVE FLEA.

LONG LIVE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.

Stone.

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