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OSAKA POPSTAR “O HOLY NIGHT” DIGITAL SINGLE AND LTD ED ORNAMENT OUT NOW

Posted in christmas, Music, music news, punk, Punk rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Osaka Popstar - O Holy Night - promo cover - digital single - 2014

Osaka Popstar gives this timeless classic Christmas carol a punk rock makeover with their intense and inspiring version of the traditional “O Holy Night”.

The single features longtime Misfits and Ramones collaborator John Cafiero (Vocals), backed by a lineup of Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) Drums, Sal Maida (Cracker, Milk & Cookies, Roxy Music) Bass, and Dean Rispler (The Dictators NYC, Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) Guitar.

Osaka Popstar - glass ornaments - xmas - super hero - 2015

Get the new single FREE with the Ltd Ed Deluxe Glass ornament! The “Super Hero” Xmas variant artwork by Josh Howard (“Dead @ 17” comics) is beautifully showcased on rich royal blue glass with glitter star highlights, star wraparound, and Osaka Popstar logo screen printed on the back. In stores or order online at the Misfits Records and Osaka Popstar Online shops.

Also available at @ iTunes, Amazon and digital music providers worldwide.

Check out the new single in streaming audio at New Releases Now.

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Stone Says: You just gotta love Osaka Popstar cause once again, Punk Rock lives through the masterly creativity of John Cafiero! O Holy Night is given the Punk Rock treatment that became immediately habit-forming for me! This new Punk cover of a Christmas classic is a necessary need, for all of us who love genuine Punk and Rock ‘N Roll! Whoa!

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE OSAKA POPSTAR.

Stone.

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MASS – Christmas Single “Where Are You Christmas” Available Starting Today!

Posted in christmas, christmas songs, classic rock, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

MASS - Where Are You Christmas - promo single - cover artwork - #2014LSA

A limited amount of CD singles have been printed up and are available exclusively now at: www.massrocks.com

Also available soon as a download on iTunes, Amazon,etc..

Once again, a portion of all sales will be going to the Toys for Tots organization.

MASS Where are you Christmas – Song Preview

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

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* For more info on MASS:

Website: www.massrocks.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/masstheband

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE MASS.

Stone.

Wanna See My KISS Paul Stanley Christmas Ornament? It’s Really Cool…

Posted in christmas, classic rock, holidays, Rock, rock music, travel with tags , , , , on November 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Paul Stanley - KISS - Christmas Ornament - promo pic - #2011PS

That’s it above, my KISS Paul Stanley Christmas ornament. Pretty Cool, huh? I received this ornament back in 2011 as a gift from my wife. She purchased this piece of KISStory from the Moravian Book Shop, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The Moravian Book Shop was founded in 1745, by the Moravian Church and lays claim to being the oldest bookstore in continuous operation in the world. There’s some history for you! Metal be thy name! Bethlehem, Pennsylvania… Rocks! Whoa.

Moravian Book Shop - promo stor front photo - #2014 - 1116

If you want more info on the Moravian Book Shop, click on the links below! This historical store is a must visit, in the event you travel to  the Lehigh Valley or Northampton Counties of Pennsylvania. It is especially more scenic during the Christmas season, to visit there.

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Facebook: Moravian Book Shop

Website: http://shop.moravianbookshop.com/index.htm

Website: http://moravian.indiebound.com

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

LONG LIVE THE MORAVIAN BOOK SHOP.

LONG LIVE ROCK N’ ROLL.

Stone.

LITA FORD & CHERIE CURRIE “Rock This Christmas Down” – New Holiday Single Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Lita Ford - Cherie Currie - Rock This Christmas Down - cover promo pic - 2013

Former (and legendary) Runaways bandmates Lita Ford and Cherie Currie are together once again! This time around, it’s a new Christmas single that these two Rockin’ gals have released, back on December 3rd: Rock This Christmas Down (Steamhammer).

Who can’t resist Lita Ford and Cherie Currie in their cuddly Christmas pajamas? Me! Who can’t resist listening to their new Christmas single? Me again! Now, get ready for some holiday cheer and grab a cold beer! Or two. Metal be thy name!

Take a listen below to the very slick Rock This Christmas Down… and don’t forget to spike the egg nog!

Lita Ford - CD Releases - Promo Banner - 2013

The 3 latest LITA FORD releases are all available on iTunes and Amazon.com:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lita-ford/id31253

Rock This Christmas Down on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Rock-This-Christmas-Down/dp/B00GNUG1EA/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1385881815&sr=8-17&keywords=lita+ford+mp3

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* For more info on LITA FORD:

Facebook: Lita Ford

Website: http://litafordonline.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/litaford

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LONG LIVE LITA FORD.

LONG LIVE CHERIE CURRIE.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Stone.

MISFITS “HORROR XMAS” LTD ED. 7″ VINYL – A MISFITS RECORDS ONLINE EXCLUSIVE! NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES! PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW!

Posted in christmas, horror punk, Music, Punk rock, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo flyer - Big - 2013

The legendary Misfits first holiday release (outside of Halloween of course), creeps down your chimney in the form of the “Horror Xmas” EP! Side one unwraps a fiendish cover of the Dr. Seuss classic, “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch”. True to the original, yet fueled by the band’s signature sound, Jerry Only’s ominously melodic baritone lead vocals, and guest backing vox by John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar), the ‘fits slap devilocks on every Who down in Whoville…

An infectious all-new original Misfits Xmas themed song (written by founding member Jerry Only) entitled “Island of Misfit Toys” debuts, and the band’s long anticipated rendition of “Blue Christmas” surfaces in a full studio version that would even make “the King” himself snarl with holiday cheer. The Misfits serve up a nightmare before Xmas destined to become an annual tradition.

Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo pic - colored vinyl - 2013

The Ltd Ed. “Horror Xmas” color vinyl 7-inch (with instant MP3 download) is available exclusively through Misfits Records Online—not sold in stores!

Pressed in “Grinchy-Green” vinyl (w/ B-Side “Island of Misfit Toys”), and “Blue Xmas” vinyl, (with B-Side “Blue Christmas”), each is limited to only 777 pcs worldwide. Both editions also offer a 1-in-7 random chance at finding a rare splatter variant inside! Only 100 of each variant available worldwide. Red vinyl copies are also available limited to just 333 sets worldwide! The red vinyl set includes two records, one with each of the two different B-sides.

Visit the Misfits Records Online Store to order your copy nowwhile supplies last!

All pre-orders will receive their instant MP3 downloads starting Tues. December 3rd, and all orders placed by 12/25 will automatically be entered to win a rare black vinyl test press copy signed by the entire band, (Jerry Only: Bass Vocals, Dez Cadena: Guitar, and Eric “Chupacabra” Arce: Drums), plus guest John Cafiero.

All three tracks will also be available in digital download format starting December 3rd at iTunes, Amazon, and wherever digital music is sold.

The Misfits - Horror Xmas - promo cover pic - 2013

(Source: Misfits Records)

* For more info on MISFITS:

Facebook: Misfits

Website: http://misfits.com/

Misfits Records: http://misfitsrecords.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/themisfits

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LONG LIVE MISFITS.

LONG LIVE JOHN CAFIERO.

Stone.

MISFITS And OSAKA POPSTAR Holiday Tees And Ornaments Are Available NOW! Whoa!

Posted in christmas, holidays, Music, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock and roll, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Misfits - Osaka Popstar - xmas shirts and ornaments - promo flyer - 2013

Check this out, all of you Fiends and Rock ‘N Roll addicts:

The cover art of the Misfits forthcoming “Horror Xmas” EP features a Grinchy-Green ‘Fiend’ available in your choice of Long Sleeve Pullover Sweatshirt, Short Sleeve T-shirt and Ltd Ed. Xmas Ornament…

PLUS a super-special, holiday themed variant of the femme fatale cover art of Osaka Popstar‘s latest release “Super Hero” is available now on a gorgeous full-color Long Sleeve T-shirt AND Ltd Ed. Ornament showcasing incredible new art by Josh Howard (of “Dead @ 17” comics & “Monster High”).

Pick up either individually, or get both ornaments bundled as a set at the Misfits Records Online Shop (while supplies last), and save $5.00!

Order yours at: http://misfitsrecords.cinderblock.com/

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(Source: Misfits and Osaka Popstar Facebooks)

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LONG LIVE:

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Osaka Popstar - promo logo banner - #100 - 2013

Stone.

Christmas 2012 Special Feature – A Couple Of Childhood Memories Of My Christmas Past

Posted in christmas, christmas holiday, classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, people, rock music with tags , , , , on December 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Van Halen - 1984 - promo cover pic!

I received this (now classic) Van Halen 1984 album as a Christmas present from my sister, back in… 1984. I was very psyched-out to receive this album as a gift back then. I can vividly recall playing this Van Halen vinyl on my old turntable and trying to do spinning back kicks (like David Lee Roth) to the hit-song Jump. Whoa.

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CHRISTMAS 2012 – With Christmas only being days away, It seems like yesterday was the start of Labor Day weekend. Time keeps on moving, like greased lightning! Is it just me or does time move along slower when you’re a kid? When I was a kid, it seemed as if the first 24 days of December went by like an entire year!

A couple of childhood Christmas memories of mine, I’d like to share:

I remember going to The Warner Theatre in downtown Torrington, Connecticut for the annual UAW Local 1645 Christmas party. This Christmas party was a spectacle to experience as a little kid! My Father was a member of this union; therefore I was lucky enough to attend this fun Christmas event at The Warner. Santa gave a toy to each child (and it was a decent/large toy too). There was a movie (G rated, of course) and cartoons to watch on the theater screen, while munching down popcorn and drinking soda to my heart’s delight.

Here’s what The Warner Theatre looks like today: notice the Art-Deco style to this theatre’s exterior. The restoration that has been done to The Warner Theatre is nothing short of amazing. Whoa.

The Warner Theater - Torrington - CT - promo pic

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I remember going to Torrington’s Christmas Village. This Christmas Village is world-known, (just like The Warner Theatre is). When I was a very young lad, the lines of people who waited to get inside our hometown’s Christmas Village seemed endless to me! The hot chocolate sold on the sidewalk (leading to Christmas Village) was and always shall be: The World’s Greatest Hot Chocolate Ever Served.

Yes, Santa and his merry elves were waiting inside this magnificent Christmas Village for all the visitors to see. Santa sat by a very large, wood burning fireplace. Man, I can still feel the warmth of that fireplace on my face, as I write this Christmas memory down. My body would shake and my words would tremble, as I sat on Santa’s lap. Never would I request more than two toys; it’s how I was taught by my parents, back in the day.

Santa’s reindeer were there at Christmas Village too! Each and every one of them. Crap, I can’t remember if Rudolph was there, after all these years. Regardless, my wife and I were fortunate enough to take our daughters  to this same Christmas Village when they were just tots as well. Good Christmas times.

Here’s what the front entrance to Torrington’s Christmas Village looks like:

Christmas Village - Torrington - front entrance - promo pic!

I wish everyone a Very, Merry and Rockin’ Christmas! Happy holidays, Feliz Navidad and Happy New Year too!

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God Bless the children and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary School. God Bless all of their families and the community of Newtown, Connecticut as well. Heaven welcomed in a heroic group of angels from Sandy Hook Elementary School, on December 14th, 2012. I know for certain my sister Christine took part of their welcoming them into Heaven; for my late sister was the greatest (teaching) paraprofessional I ever had the honor to know and work alongside with.

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MetalOdyssey

Stone.

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