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Ron Keel’s Heartfelt Statement On His Wife Renee’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis – How We Can All Help

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, world news with tags , , , on January 9, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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photo credit: http://ronkeel.com/index/

As reported on http://ronkeel.com/statement/ on December 30th, 2016:

Many of you already know my wife/partner/best friend Renee Keel has been diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. She will undergo 4-6 months of chemo which begins next week, followed by extensive surgery including a mastectomy.

We are so very thankful for all the kind words, support, love and outpouring of prayers and well wishes that have come our way.

Renee is the strongest and toughest woman I’ve ever known, and we both remain positive as we begin this battle together. Since we met, she has been my strength and inspiration – if she hadn’t come into my life when she did, there would have been no KEEL reunion, no “Streets of Rock & Roll,” no Metal Cowboy. Now I have the opportunity to prove myself worthy of her love and support.

I plan to aggressively apply all my energy and resources to her treatment and recovery. Obviously I have adopted a new hairstyle to show my support and as a physical and visual representation of what this means to me.

In the weeks and months to come I will be doing everything I can to generate revenue to help pay the massive medical expenses that are quickly piling up. I will be liquidating most of my primary assets, from our Nevada property (10 acres in the Sierra Nevada Mountains) down to every last $5 autographed 8×10 photo I can sell – and everything in between. I will be launching and releasing new musical products, merchandise, and selling unique vintage memorabilia from my career collection. So when you see me online pimping my products and personal items, you’ll know why.

Our dear friends at Hoy Trial Lawyers, where Renee has been working part time these past few months, have stepped up to lead the charge by establishing the Renee Keel Benefit Account/Cancer Fund for those who wish to help. They’ve made it super easy: you can donate by PayPal directly by CLICKING HERE (or login to your PayPal and send to reneekeelcancerfund@yahoo.com) – and you can walk into ANY US Bank in the country, coast to coast, and just deposit directly into the “Renee Keel Benefit Account” – you won’t need the account number or any other details. Scott and Char Hoy have generously offered to match the first $5000.00 with a donation from Hoy Trial Lawyers and Renee and I are forever grateful for their friendship and compassion.

I also plan to work my ass off on stage and off, doing every gig, session, or appearance that makes sense. I will carefully juggle any travel dates around Renee’s condition and treatment. So whether it’s BHB, solo acoustic shows, Keel, or the Metal Cowboy serving as DJ for your wedding reception, I’m going to do whatever I can do. The music will not stop, because she wants me to do what I do – it makes us money and it makes me happy, which in turn makes her happy.

I will also of course be continuing as your Master of Mid-Day Mayhem on KBAD 94.5 Monday-Friday at 10 AM CST, rocking your radio harder and better than ever. I will miss time here and there to be with Renee on the tough days – like next week when her chemotherapy starts – and I thank my amazing co-workers at KBAD for their support and for covering for me on those days.

My endless appreciation goes out to all the fans who have given me the chance to entertain you while living my dream and finding the love of my life. It’s good to know you’ve got my back while Renee and I begin this fight.

MetalOdyssey

God Bless Renee And Ron Keel.

Stone.

PARADOX – Reforms With Original Lineup!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on December 24, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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German Speed Metal pioneers Paradox are reforming after 28 years with their original line up! Charly Steinhauer (vocals/guitar), Markus Spyth (guitar), Roland Stahl (bass) and Axel Blaha (drums) – this was the original line up for their debut album “Product Of Imagination”, released in 1987.

Soon after, they were called the #1 German newcomer and were record of the month in several print magazines. The second album “Heresy” is also known as an old school Speed Metal classic.

PARADOX will play their official reunion show at German Bang Your Head Festival festival in Balingen (July 12th – 15th 2017) and after that at Harder Than Steel Festival in Dittigheim on September 30th 2017. They will play an old school set-list with songs from the first two albums.

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https://www.afm-records.de/en/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE PARADOX.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BLACK STAR RIDERS – New Studio Album Releases On February 3rd, 2017

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on December 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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BLACK STAR RIDERS – The third Black Star Riders studio album, Heavy Fire, will be released worldwide on February 3rd, 2017, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

CD, Vinyl: nuclearblast.com/bsr-heavyfire
Digital: nblast.de/DownloadHeavyFire

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BLACK STAR RIDERS:

Ricky Warwick – Vocals/Guitar
Scott Gorham – Guitars
Damon Johnson – Guitars
Robert Crane – Bass
Jimmy DeGrasso – Drums

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Source:

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http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BLACK STAR RIDERS.

Stone.

ROCK THE ARENA II – March 25th, 2017 In Toledo, Ohio – Featuring Cheap Trick, Lou Gramm, Autograph, Tom Keifer & More Info

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on December 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Check out that concert flyer above! ROCK THE ARENA II will be at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio, this coming March 25th, 2017! What a kick-ass lineup of legendary bands, all together for this event! Let me tell you this much, Cheap Trick is an amazing band to experience live! Metal Be Thy Name!

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* For more event info:

http://utsavagelive.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE CLASSIC ROCK.

Stone.

TOKYO MOTOR FIST – Hard Rock Supergroup Fronted By TED POLEY To Release Self-Titled Debut Album On February 24th, 2017

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on December 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Frontiers Music Srl:

Tokyo Motor Fist is the brand new group featuring Ted Poley (Danger Danger), Steve Brown (TRIXTER), Greg Smith (Ted Nugent, Rainbow, Alice Cooper), and Chuck Burgi (Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Joe Lynn Turner). Tokyo Motor Fist will be unleashing their self-titled debut on February 24th, 2017! Who’s looking forward to this one?

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Pre-order here: http://radi.al/TokyoMotorFist

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http://www.frontiers.it/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TOKYO MOTOR FIST.

Stone.

M3 Rock Festival 2017 – All Info You Need!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , on December 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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I.M.P. PRESENTS 2017 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL AT MERRIWEATHER
IN ITS 9th YEAR, M3 BRINGS MONSTER HAIR FROM AROUND THE WORLD

FOR THE FIRST TIME, ADDITION OF THE SOUTHERN ROCK CLASSIC!
featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels Band and more

OFFICIAL M3 KIX-OFF PARTY & CONCERT FRIDAY, APRIL 28 at 5:30pm
2017 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL SATURDAY, APRIL 29 at 11am
NEW ADDITION: M3 SOUTHERN ROCK CLASSIC, APRIL 30 at 11am

2-Day, 3-Day and VIP Packages on sale Friday, December 9 at 10am EST through ticketfly.com
If available, Single-Day Tickets on-sale in the coming weeks

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COLUMBIA, Maryland. – M3 Rock Festival, the definitive, can’t-miss annual gathering of heavy metal bands and those that love them, will turn back clock to the 1980s once more at Columbia, Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th. For the first time ever, M3 will expand to a 3rd day to host the new M3 Southern Rock Classic.

Known for its idolized metal bands and colorful, devout audience, the first two days of M3 will once again feature full sets of glam rock and heavy metal hits. The festival will take place on two separate stages, each simulcasting the other, giving fans the option to stay in one seat and watch all the bands as they appear on both stages, or move from stage to stage without missing a note.

M3 is internationally renowned, and has attracted fans from six continents, 10 countries and 40 states. Now in its ninth year, I.M.P. Presents M3 Rock Festival starts with The Official M3 Kix-Off Party, which will get things started Friday, April 28th at 3:30pm. Acts playing Friday night are KIX, Loverboy, Winger, Faster Pussycat, Dangerous Toys, Baton Rouge, and Station, with a special VIP acoustic set by Lita Ford. The full-blown 2017 M3 Rock Festival begins Saturday, April 29th at 10:30am and will include Ratt featuring the original members Pearcy, Demartini and Croucier, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Dokken, Warrant, Jack Russell’s Great White, Vixen, Loudness, Danger Danger, Autograph, Bang Tango, Vain, and Mitch Malloy.

For the first time, I.M.P. is adding a 3rd day by also presenting the M3 Southern Rock Classic. The all-day extravaganza will feature Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels Band, Outlaws, Black Stone Cherry, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, Great Train Robbery, and One Nite Stand.

M3 has become more than a festival. It’s a happening, a congregation of those who fell in love with Hair Metal in the ‘80s and teenagers getting in on it for the first time. Each year VIP and Pavilion seats sell out quickly. Two-day, three-day and VIP packages will go on sale Friday, Dec. 7th at 12:00pm EST through ticketfly.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Merriweather Post Pavilion and 9:30 Club box offices. If available, single-day tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks. For more information, visit ticketfly.com or M3rockfest.com.

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Source:

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE M3 ROCK FESTIVAL.

Stone.

JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES JOE SATRIANI’S G4 EXPERIENCE 2017: SURFING WITH THE ALIEN 30th ANNIVERSARY

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Metal, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , , on November 30, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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PACKAGES ON-SALE NOW  AT THE G4 EXPERIENCE

Los Angeles, CA (November 30, 2016) JOE SATRIANI reveals the details for Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary July 24-28 at Asilomar Center in Carmel, CA. Packages are available at the camp’s official site starting today— http://g4experience.com/

For its fourth installment, the G4 Experience enjoys a game-changing and historic first. The camp will celebrate the writing, recording, and performance of SATRIANI’s seminal GRAMMY Award-nominated, platinum-selling 1987 epic, Surfing with the Alien – one of the most successful instrumental guitar albums ever made. Recognizing the record’s 30th anniversary, campers will enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pull back the curtain on the album with the visionaries behind the music.

SATRIANI will be joined by longtime co-conspirator and Surfing with the Alien co-producer John Cuniberti in addition to other special guests. His original live band during the record’s tour cycle, Stu Hamm and Jonathan Mover, return for the first time since 1995 for the evening’s performances.

About Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary, SATRIANI says, “To this day, every fan conversation ends up referencing Surfing with the Alien. We thought the best way to celebrate its 30th birthday would be to devote the 2017 G4 Experience to all things Surfing. It’s such a special moment for me, and I can’t wait to see everyone there so we can relive this album together and create new memories in the process.”

Sign-up is encouraged immediately as the event will sell out soon!

Source:

MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

Stone.

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