Archive for the Hair Metal Category

Hear MÖTLEY CRÜE And RATT Hits Together!

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock music, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

From: Stephen Pearcy newsletter

Bring on the Aqua Net….your 80’s dream team has come true!! Vince Neil and Stephen Pearcy are bringing the 1980’s Sunset Strip Experience to your town…..starting with Coachella, California, Tempe Arizona, then more shows to be announced.

These 2 Legendary Voices of MTV and all things debaucherous will give fans a night filled with Hit after Hit taking you back to your days in the Sun blasting tunes from your Boombox while drinking Bartles & James at the beach. 🏖️

So wax up the Z28, load up the trunk with ice and wine coolers, pick up your hottest babe, and Come to the Coolest Party in your life!! Vince Neil and Stephen Pearcy are comin’ to your town and it’s Gonna be FRICKIN’ AWESOME!

Get your tickets today!

L.A. COBRA – Release New Single ‘She’s My Prison’

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Recently signed to Crusader Records / Golden Robot Records, South African sleaze rockers L.A. COBRA have released their first single for the label, ‘She’s My Prison’, which is available now on all digital platforms.

Formed in November 2005, L.A. COBRA is the only sleaze/glam/hair metal band on the African continent. They are the “sleaze rocking hair metal stars” from Pretoria (home of multi-platinum rock superstars SEETHER), flying the 80’s glam rock flag from the handlebars of their Harley’s whilst making a name for themselves internationally and locally.

‘She’s My Prison’, is an anthemic arena rock single that revolves around the restrictive nature of a failed relationship. The track features screaming guitars, thunderous drums and bass, and a sing-along chorus that fans will distinctly recognize as L.A. COBRA.

Listen to ‘She’s My Prison’ HERE


L.A. Cobra has been let loose to cause a rebellion amongst the youth with their revival of the 80’s glam era. Largely influenced by 80’s rock bands like Mötley Crüe, Guns & Roses, W.A.S.P. and Skid Row, L.A. COBRA is all about girls, Harley’s, big hair and a good time.

The band is: Don Cobra on vocals and guitar, Spade on lead guitar, Ewil on bass guitar and Callie ‘The Animal’ on drums, bringing back those memorable guitar solos and “balls to the wall” hard rock shows we’re all starved for. With a modern twist from their song-writing as we know them, these guys are the real deal, and live rock and roll!

L.A. Cobra and Crusader Records will have a slew of announcements in 2022 including new music, merchandise, tours and a whole lot more…stay tuned.


Source: Crusader / Golden Robot Records


Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Pink Velvet Krush is pleased to announce that they will be supporting Danger Danger on Saturday August 30th at Revolution in Amityville, NY. Danger Danger will be performing a 25th Anniversary Reunion Show featuring Ted Poley, Andy Timmons, Steve West, Bruno Ravel, and Kasey Smith. This show is the only U.S. show to feature the original band. Tickets are $20 and available at this location.

August 30th will mark the debut performance for Pink Velvet Krush who recently announced their formation featuring former Bulletboys, Britny Fox, Steelheart and Vaudeville members.


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* For more info on Pink Velvet Krush:

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TIGERTAILZ “The Shoe Collector” Official Music Video Is: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, glam metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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TIGERTAILZ – 2013 can be  earmarked as (another) triumphant comeback for the (Cardiff, Wales) legends of Glam/Sleaze: TIGERTAILZ. With founding member Jay Pepper (guitar) and long-time drummer Matt Blakout, TIGERTAILZ rounds out with Jules Millis on vocals and Rob Wylde on bass.

With 6 years elapsed since TIGERTAILZ released any new studio material, Knives (5 song EP) was released this past October 22nd, via Scarlet Records. Knives is a 5 song EP worth the wait for fans of TIGERTAILZ and any old schoolin’, no foolin’, beer bong toolin’ Heavy Rock aficionado.

KERRANG! gave this new Knives EP a KKKK rating and I highly recommend that you support TIGERTAILZ by picking up this EP; Knives costs less than an overpriced steak and no animal has to die for you to enjoy it! Metal be thy name!

Below, watch and listen to The Shoe Collector and realize that this is:

Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

WARNING: This video contains babalicious stimuli. Yup.

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Preview And Purchase KNIVES On iTunes:

KNIVES – Track Listing:

Shoe Collector

One Life

Bite The Hand

Spit It Out

Punched In The Gutz


* For more info on TIGERTAILZ:

Facebook: Tigertailz



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THE BANG GANG “Pedal To The Metal” Is: Scott Coverdale’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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THE BANG GANG – As with any Metal genre, the Hair Metal scene had many a talented band that were never signed to a major label and become a household name. The Bang Gang from the USA is one such band and their 1990 studio album, Love Sells (Sinclair Records), is a genuine need for any Hair or Sleaze Metal aficionado!

This first album from The Bang Gang is now realistically rare. Very rare! How rare? Try the $50.00 to $69.00 (U.S.) range for both new and used CD’s of Love Sells, currently listed on! That’s rare.

The opening track on Love Sells, Pedal To The Metal, is, in my opinion, the greatest (if not) one of the greatest Hair Metal songs of all-time! Listen to Pedal To The Metal for yourself below and decide for yourself… cause…


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LOVE SELLS – Track Listing:

1. Pedal To The Metal

2. 20th Century Boy

3. The Neon Fairytale

4. Young And The Restless

5. You Make The Beat Go On

6. Be A Model (Or Just Look Like One)

7. Dangerous

8. Thrill After Thrill

9. B.M.G. (Be My Girl)



Jet Silver – vocals

Scott Stevens – guitar

KJ Kristoffersen – guitar

Scott Earl – bass

Achon Inc – drums




Scott Coverdale.


Posted in classic rock, glam metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Ultimate ’80s Hair Metal (Deadline Music/2009)

80’s Hair Metal has been making a TON of cool noize since, well, the 80’s! Forget about the comebacks, the reunions and entire Hair & Glam Metal revival… cause fans of the BIG hair, BIG lights, BIG power ballads, overuse of makeup and Arena sized parties know: this colorful, LOUD and spandex splitting genre has never left the building! Metal be thy name!

Below are 3 ultimate cool Hair & Glam Metal polls for YOU to exercise YOUR right to VOTE! YOU can fill in YOUR own answer too! Have FUN and THANK YOU for visiting! WHOA!!





YOU can purchase the MP3 download of Ultimate ’80s Hair Metal, from, by clicking the link below! YOU get 50 original songs for ONLY $8.99!! WHOA!!


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KILLER DWARFS “START @ ONE” – A Classic Hard Rock Album Is Resurrected!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!


KILLER DWARFSWhat once was old is new again. What once was forgotten is rediscovered and glistens like a full and welcomed beer keg under a moonlit sky. This beer keg being referenced is the “lost” studio album, Start @ One, from one of Canada’s greatest of Heavy Rock bands ever: KILLER DWARFS. With KILLER DWARFS new studio album Start @ One, the bright lights of Arena Rock and party like you’re 18 again magic of this 1980’s/early 90’s Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band has returned!

This album was meant to be released years ago; only the timing and circumstances surrounding it would not allow this darling batch of nine songs to see its delivery upon the Dwarf Nation. Now it’s here! Unlaced Nike high-top sneakers as my witness, this KILLER DWARFS album is as fun, entertaining and Hard Rockin’ today, as it would have been back in the day. This is an album and a band that is brimming with so much appeal. Many, many from the Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Hair Metal and Melodic Heavy Metal crowds should be stoked by the gallant return of KILLER DWARFS!

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Quality Melodic Hard Rock of yesteryear will never lose it’s luster, flavor or psyche-you-out impact on me. Start @ One is proof positive of this. It’s the colorful and booming sound of KILLER DWARFS, with major league songs that have always made them so memorable and this album is once again confirmation of just that; with the band’s chemistry of good times and Rock ’till you drop attitude spilling over each song!

Russ Dwarf should now be considered in every conversation of celebrated vocalists of 80’s Hard Rock up to present day. Solid Ground, Sky Is Falling and seven other songs are my choice favorites on Start @ One… and I’m not messing around! If you’re to take my Metal advice and run with it, then, go and buy Start @ One and be reminded that KILLER DWARFS have reunited and returned to conquer the villages, rural centers and all urban dwellings, while raising the Dwarf Nation flag to more grandiose heights! Metal be thy name.

Now… get your very own copy of Start @ One by clicking this link right here:

START @ ONE – Track Listing:

Lonely Road

Solid Ground

Sky Is Falling


Psycho Circus

Start @ One

Down In Hollywood

Walk On By

The Crowd

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Russ “Dwarf” Graham – vocals

Darrell “Dwarf” Millar – drums & vocals

Gerry “Cod Dwarf” Finn – guitars & vocals

Ronald “Bad Ronbo Dwarf” Mayer – bass & vocals

Additional Players:

John “Skully” Macintosh – keyboards

Fred Duvall – vocals

Cosimo Crupi – keyboards & vocals


* Album Art & Design: Chris Hale

* For More Info On KILLER DWARFS:

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Russ Dwarf:

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Jan Kuehnemund – Vixen Founder And Lead Guitarist Passes Away

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, hair metal bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the VIXEN Facebook page, on October 11th, 2013:

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Vixen founder and lead guitarist, Jan Kuehnemund, who lost a fierce battle with cancer on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Though most well known for her gifted guitar playing and other musical talents, Jan was a rare friend and beautiful in every sense of the word. Humble, thoughtful, loyal and kind, she was the most gracious of women, possessing the quiet strength of a true warrior. She genuinely loved and appreciated her friends and fans more than most could ever know. Those who were most fortunate to have known her and loved her are heartbroken at the loss of Jan, whose spirit will shine through her music eternally.


All of us at Metal Odyssey expresses the sincerest of condolences, to the family, bandmates, friends and fans of Jan Kuehnemund. Her prized contributions to Rock ‘N Roll shall live on forever. May Jan Kuehnemund rest in peace.


* For More Info, clicke here: Vixen

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Rest In Peace, Jan Kuehnemund.


HAIR I GO AGAIN – MonuMetal Backers Reward Event On Indiegogo, July 25 – Aug 29

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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From the HAIR I GO AGAIN Facebook Page:

It’s official!

On July 25th we will be launching our Backers Rewards Event on Indiegogo –

We will be offering a number of artist pledged and film related rewards as a thank you to our supporters and backers for pledges made towards the completion of our documentary film, Hair I Go Again.

More details are available via our blog –



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As usual, you can help us out greatly by re-posting our content and messages and by directing friends to any of the following links or by posting the link to this event page:



We cannot thank you enough for your support of our lives work.

Stay tuned…

Kyle Kruger


All backers are automatically entered to win this beauty from Legator Guitars

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JANI LANE Memorial Show: To Feature Cinderella Members’ Cheap Thrill, Xander Demos And Faithsedge Frontman

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, hard rock news, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The upcoming 2nd Annual Jani Lane Memorial will now be taking Place at the new The Rock Factory in Jani Lane’s hometown in Akron Ohio on August 10th, 2013. Giancarlo Floridia of Faithsedge along with shred master Xander Demos will be ripping through over 20 songs going through every album release during Jani Lane’s time in Warrant.

Cheap Thrill – members: (Eric Brittingham and Jeff Labar of Cinderella), Cheney Brannon (Collective Soul) and Brandon Gibbs will be featured.


Faithsedge singer Giancarlo Floridia and Xander Demos will also be appearing at Skullfest in October in North Platte, Nebraska; along with rock giants Michael Sweet and Oz Fox of Stryper, Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), MASS, Ron KeelJack Russell (Great White), Vicious rumors, Leatherwolf and many more!

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MONSTER BALLADS X-MAS (2007) – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, classic rock, glam metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 6, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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MONSTER BALLADS X-MAS – Back in 2007, Monster Ballads X-Mas was released via Razor & Tie. There are 15 Christmas Hard Rock/Heavy Metal songs on this cool compilation; with many 80’s Heavy Rockin’ legends being represented. 80’s Hair Metal fans take notice! From Twisted Sister to Billy Idol and from Stryper to Dokken, these easily likable and timeless songs on Monster Ballads X-Mas are both festive and fun for me. I’ll have to admit, I get a holiday spirit energy boost once my ears connect to Christmas Rock (and cover) songs.

My favorite songs on Monster Ballads X-Mas are many; here’s a few: I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Twisted Sister with Lita Ford), Jingle Bells (Skid Row), Jingle Bell Rock (Nelson) and Winter Wonderland (Stryper). A combination of live and studio recordings, this is a compilation of Christmas classics that I highly recommend to all who want to celebrate the holiday season in Rock-tastic style!

I now hereby declare: Monster Ballads X-Mas is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! 

What’s your favorite Christmas Rock song? I truthfully have a ton of favorites!

One last Metal thought: I (finally) bought this CD about a week ago at my local Super Walmart. It came with a $5 (U.S.) sticker price too. Metal be thy name.

Here’s the CD back cover with the track listing:

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CHIP DIMONICK “The Sign Of A New Generation” – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in glam rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

CHIP DIMONICK – Party Rock is here to stay and Chip DiMonick has made this very loud and clear on their fourth album: The Sign Of A New Generation. This fun-fabulous and rifftastic 5 song offering from Chip DiMonick is downright Rockin’ Righteous and should be on any Rockaholic’s list of good-times-must-have albums from 2012. You just gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta let Chip DiMonick Rockify your brain! I have. It feels F’n cool.

Chip DiMonick became famous on the Pittsburgh music scene back in 2005, with the debut release Bat An Eyelash causing a formidable stir upon the East Coast. Opening for such kick-ass national acts as Wednesday 13, Lynch MobLA Guns, Adelita’s Way and Art Of Dying, Chip DiMonick shouldn’t be an underground Heavy Rock band for too much longer. Then again, the underground scene wouldn’t want to see Chip DiMonick go anyways!

There’s something to be said about real FUN Party Rock that Chip DiMonick serves up and that is: IT KICKS FUN ROCKIN’ ASS! When a song such as When The Drunkest Girls Wear The Shortest Skirts gets me all fired-up and singing along… then Chip DiMonick have accomplished their Rockin’ deed they’ve aimed for and I’m grateful for it. Ring that Party Rock bell and tell your lame-ass neighbors to go to hell. Metal be thy name.

My favorite song on The Sign Of A New Generation is She Won’t Let Me Play. Holy shit I love this song. This song should be played on every (supposedly cool) FM and satellite radio station in the entire F’n universe. Big drums, big bass and big guitars are abundant on all 5 songs, coupled with the stylish vocals of Chip DiMonick himself.

From Pump (the anthem inspired by the pride of Pittsburgh sports scene) to its anthemic counterpart (and party-crazed igniter) title song, Chip DiMonick doesn’t hold back on raising the mercury on the psyche-your-adrenaline meter! If you’re uptight and/or constipated, get lost. Cool people, all-night party maniacs, Rockaholics, fun Rock chicks (who can stay out late) and fans of 80’s Arena Rock, Hard Rock and Glam will appreciate what Chip DiMonick have accomplished with their new album. Metal be thy name.


Track list: 1. Pump, 2. Too Young For Tattoos, 3. The Sign Of A New Generation, 4. When The Drunkest Girls Wear The Shortest Skirts, 5. She Won’t Let Me Play.


Chip DiMonick – lead vocals & guitar

Carmen “CC” Capozzi – drums, background vocals, tambourine

Joe P. – bass & background vocals

Tony Leone – lead guitar & background vocals


For more info on CHIP DIMONICK, click on the links below!

facebook: Chip DiMonick (Band Page)



CINDERELLA “Long Cold Winter” – A Look Back To 1988 and A Multi-Platinum Selling Gem

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

CINDERELLA – Back in May of 1988, Philadelphia’s very own Cinderella released their sophomore album: Long Cold Winter. While the Hair/Glam Metal invasion was sprouting from The Golden State’s Sunset Strip, Cinderella was carving out their own niche within the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal communities; with Pennsylvania as their springboard to Heavy Rock stardom.

Even after I first listened to Cinderella’s 1986 debut album Night Songs, I knew this band’s only link to Hair Metal was their look and not their sound. Cinderella was far too bluesy from the get-go to be a bona-fide Hair Metal band, at least that’s what I thought back then and still do now. Anyone who wants to call Cinderella a Hair/Glam Metal band might as well label AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses that as well. Besides, Cinderella’s third studio album, 1990’s Heartbreak Station, only further solidified them as a blues-driven Heavy Rock band.

I first bought Long Cold Winter on vinyl from Strawberries Records & Tapes. As years, (gulp), decades have passed, that slab of cool vinyl is gone and since replaced by a CD, within my collection. From what I’ve researched, the RIAA has Long Cold Winter documented as selling 3 million + units. That’s Triple Platinum! (I know that sounded rather giddy of me).

Tom Keifer’s vocals were never stuff of fluff; that’s probably why I have always been a sucker for this album’s chart-topping ballad: Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone). The grainy vocals that Tom Keifer has been trademarked with is another reason why Cinderella stood out amongst the sea of Hair. Gypsy Road is a song that sticks inside my brain for days after I listen to it. Now that’s a song I can easily accuse of being Heavy Rock Blues.

I was attending a Community College back in 1988 and having the time of my life. Simply put, I was hell-raising for a Metal hobby. Party Central was my commuting terminal back then. Good times. I began hanging out with Scott Coverdale back around 1988 too and that only added to the “hell-bent for leather” attitude that I succumbed to. Good times. I’d swear Scott and I made our Guardian Angels work overtime for us, back then.

It was on August 4th, 1989; Scott Coverdale, my future wife and (late) sister went to see Cinderella together (for the first time) at the Springfield Civic Center. Winger and BulletBoys shared the stage with Cinderella that night too. Check out my ticket stub from that Metal memorable night, below:

I’ve been very fortunate to catch Cinderella live a couple more times since that Springfield show, with the 2010 M3 Rock Festival being the last time I’ve seen them perform. Yes, Scott Coverdale was by my side at that M3 Rock Festival… otherwise I had no damn ride home. We had a grand Metal time of times at that M3 Rock Festival too. Whoa, we did. No… thank you Klaus!

In a Metal walnut-shell, no red-blooded Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Glam/Hair Metal or 80’s Heavy Metal fan can go wrong by revisiting or being introduced to Long Cold Winter. A 1988 Multi-Platinum Gem from Cinderella. Metal be thy name.


Tom Keifer – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, National Steel and harmonica

Eric Brittingham – bass, twelve string bass and background vocals

Jeff LaBar – guitar

Fred Coury – drums

Additional Players:

Cozy Powell – drums

Denny Carmassi – drums

Kurt Shore – keyboards

Jay Levin – pedal steel guitar

Paulinho da Costa – percussion

John Webster – keyboards


LONG COLD WINTER – Track Listing:

Bad Seamstress Blues / Fallin’ Apart At The Seams

Gypsy Road

Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)

The Last Mile

Second Wind

Long Cold Winter

If You Don’t Like It

Coming Home

Fire And Ice

Take Me Back


For more info on CINDERELLA, click on the link below!



Wanna See My Mötley Crüe Button I Bought? It’s Really Cool…

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on June 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Mötley Crüe – I recently bought this Mötley Crüe button at an antiques mall. I can’t verify if it’s actually from the early 80’s or not; yet the Too Fast For Love era of this legendary band is obvious from the photo. There are no markings printed on the back or edge of this button either. I’ll have to say, it just looks and feels like it’s from the early to mid 80’s though. I paid $4 (U.S.) for this button. How could I resist?

Over the years (or is that decades) I’ve compiled a dandy collection of Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal buttons. Some I’ve picked up from concerts and others were found in odd places like this Mötley Crüe button. Maybe it’s no longer that odd to find 80’s Heavy Metal items at an antiques mall, for the years surely have moved along rather quickly.

Wait a second! I almost forgot to mention the size of this button: 2 1/8″ in diameter.

Thanks for checking out my Mötley Crüe button. I’m always on the lookout for in-expensive and cool Rock ‘N Roll finds, I just cannot help myself! Metal be thy name.

Mötley Crüe:

Mick Mars – Guitar

Nikki Sixx – Bass

Vince Neil – Vocals

Tommy Lee – Drums


For more info on Mötley Crüe, click on the link below!

Long Live Mötley Crüe.

The word “dandy” was once again used on Metal Odyssey.


WIG WAM “Wall Street” – Glam! Bam! Hot Damn! It’s Dazzling, Anti-Greed Rock ‘N Roll!

Posted in glam metal, glam rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WIG WAM – Winners of the Eurovision Song Contest with In My Dreams in 2005, touring heavily at home and internationally and achieving Gold and Platinum selling success, Norway’s WIG WAM is back at it again with a solid album of dazzling Rock ‘N Roll and it’s titled: Wall Street. This is WIG WAM Glam style. Wall Street was released on May 18th, via Frontiers Records. This is an album that brings the 80’s bright lights and color, while combining the spaciously loud atmosphere of yesteryear’s Arena Rock with Hair Metal attitude, style and sound.

The admirable accomplishment  here with Wall Street, is that WIG WAM ties in plenty of relevant vibes within their songs, steering away from being just another Glam tribute band to a decade long gone. Just when it seems like the world doesn’t need one more loud 80’s influenced Glam band, WIG WAM is reminding the masses that this genre isn’t going away and its music is being gobbled up by generations of fans. A miracle? Nope. Blame it on the spirit and mystique of Rock ‘N Roll.

Yes, WIG WAM carries their 80’s and early 90’s Glam/Hard Rock influences on their sleeves and good for them. WIG WAM have written songs with substance; lyrically in much better taste than Steel Panther and that’s always a plus with Stone. A Norwegian sliver-of-sound will undoubtedly be heard and felt from WIG WAM; Victory Is Sweet is just that song which summons up the spirited Hard Rockin’ sound from that part of the world… and it’s exhilarating to hear.

As with the title track and The Bigger The Better, these are songs that point out social excess when it comes to money, greed and materialistic wants. The album cover alone should be an indication that there will be a greed theme hidden within the lyrical content heard here. I’m not going to get political here, only I applaud WIG WAM for sounding out on the strive for excessive wealth; that same excessive wealth in which no one can take with ’em when they’re dead and buried anyways.

Teeny on guitar lays down more licks than my neighbors dog abby (when she is greeting anyone that goes near her). Glam on vocals is no Bret Michaels, Vince Neil or Steve “Sex” Summers. Nope. He’s Glam. It’s so refreshing to not hear a carbon-copy vocalist and even more refreshing when such vocalist like Glam is as damn good and cool to listen to. A talented bunch of Glam Rockers are these dudes from Norway. WIG WAM = (gulp) fun, fun, fun and they can surefire Rock the gilded palace down!

The album closer Things Money Can’t Buy is a heightened instrumental, getting its muscle from Teeny’s guitar. Just those sweet vibrations and tones alone tell the whole story here for me, it’s as if I can insert my own lyrics to this song and they would include family, friends, Metal Buddies and special, personal, memorable moments in time… all “things money can’t buy”.



Glam – vocals

Flash – bass

Teeny – guitar

Sporty – drums


WALL STREET – Track Listing:

Wall Street

OMG! (Wish I Had A Gun)

Victory Is Sweet

The Bigger The Better

Bleeding Daylight

Tides Will Turn

Wrong Can Feel So Right

One Million Enemies

Try My Body On

Natural High

Things Money Can’t Buy


For more info on WIG WAM, click on the links below!




Mötley Crüe – 1983 Album “Shout At The Devil” Is Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Mötley Crüe – Released back in 1983, on Elektra, the sophomore album Shout At The Devil, from Mötley Crüe, launched them into the Heavy Metal stratosphere and the rest is Mötley Crüe history. What an album then and now. Seriously, when I first heard Shout At The Devil, there wasn’t another band in the land that sounded like Mötley Crüe. From the thickly heavy bass of Nikki Sixx and loud drumming of Tommy Lee, to the riffage fest that Mick Mars was playing; every car at all the hot hangouts and keg fields had this cassette blaring through the speakers back then!

I never took Mötley Crüe for a Hair Metal band until 1985’s Theatre Of Pain. Really. My interpretation of Too Fast For Love and Shout At The Devil was never Hair Metal; then again, that genre tag probably took awhile to hit my old neck of the woods anyhow. Bands were popping up so fast in those early 80’s, with albums being released faster, that I could care in the least about what genre a band was as they were coming out of L.A.; if it looked and sounded like Heavy Metal, then it probably was Heavy Metal. Thrash was Thrash, however. That’s how I approached it all those decades ago.


I remember liking Vince Neil’s vocals from the get-go, thinking that he and Mötley Crüe were taking a cool slice of Punk and mixing it with Heavy Metal. As I compared Shout At The Devil to their debut album, I couldn’t believe this was the same band. The tough-ass attitude and flamboyant personalities of these guys called Mötley Crüe, I really dug as a teenager. Seeing this band live during their heyday was UNBELIEVABLE. Metal be thy name it was.

My three favorite songs from Shout At The Devil are not the obvious: Bastard, Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid and Ten Seconds To Love. I always wished Mötley Crüe made an entire album that had that real heavy and fast sound like Bastard. What a song. Shout At The Devil is my favorite Mötley Crüe album, without question. Strong and incredibly memorable songs, with a heightened potency of sound that continues to lift my Metal spirit in 2012.

Original Shout At The Devil album cover.

I never owned Shout At The Devil on vinyl. I still have my original cassette of Shout At The Devil too. Yes, I did upgrade to CD and the remastered version has four demos and one unreleased track. The demos are a fun listen, they’re raw, lean, and crusty around the edges. They’re demos and they still Rock! The unreleased track I Will Survive is damn right cool, it isn’t as heavy duty as the other songs on the original Shout At The Devil track list. Still, it’s a song that cannot be ignored for it is loaded with memorable rhythm and lyrics.


Shout At The Devil – Track Listing:

In The Beginning

Shout At The Devil

Looks That Kill


God Bless The Children Of The Beast

Helter Skelter

Red Hot

Too Young To Fall In Love

Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid

Ten Seconds To Love


Bonus Tracks On Remastered Version:

Shout At The Devil (Demo)

Looks That Kill (Demo)

Hotter Than Hell (Demo)

I Will Survive (Unreleased Track)

Too Young To Fall In Love (Demo)


Mötley Crüe should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Metal. Be. Thy. Name.


For more info on Mötley Crüe, click on the link below:

Mötley Crüe

Long Live Mötley Crüe.


QUIET RIOT ‘Live! At The US Festival 1983’ CD/DVD – Releases March 26th, 2012, via Shout! Factory

Posted in Hair Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

QUIET RIOT – Sunday, May 29th, 1983 was “Heavy Metal Day” at the US Festival at the brand-new outdoor venue in Glen Helen Regional Park in sunny San Bernardino, California. Quiet Riot was there to perform what eventually would become a historical Heavy Metal set. The third studio album from Quiet Riot, Metal Health, was only released a couple of months prior to this US Festival performance, in early March.

On March 26th, 2012, this essential Quiet Riot CD/DVD, Live! At The US Festival 1983, will be released via Shout! Factory and no true Quiet Riot and/or 80’s Heavy Metal fan shouldn’t be without owning a copy. This live performance is the full set, from May 29th, 1983. I know I’ll get ahold of this must Quiet Riot CD/DVD and it shall serve me right.

With nearly every song from Metal Health being included here, (Breathless, Don’t Wanna Let You Go and Thunderbird are the exceptions), this live performance from Quiet Riot was a celebration of both Heavy Metal and their widely embraced and eventual #1 album. Danger Zone was released as a remastered bonus track, back in 2001.

Metal Health would become the first #1 Heavy Metal album to land on the Billboard 200 chart. Amazing. Heavy Metal history comes back to life once again, with Live! At The US Festival 1983.

* To pre-order your copy of this super cool Quiet Riot CD/DVD, click on this link here: SHOUT! FACTORY

The DVD and CD track listings are identical.


QUIET RIOT – Live! At The US Festival 1983 – CD Track Listing:

Danger Zone

Run For Cover

Love’s A Bitch

Cum On Feel The Noize

Slick Black Cadillac

Let’s Get Crazy

Battle Axe

Let’s Get Crazy (Reprise)

Metal Health (Bang Your Head)


QUIET RIOT – 1983:

Kevin DuBrow – lead vocals

Carlos Cavazo – guitars & backing vocals

Rudy Sarzo – bass & synthezizer

Frankie Banali – drums & backing vocals


Rest In Peace, Kevin DuBrow.

Rest In Peace, Randy Rhoads.


VIXEN – New Album and Tour Planned For 2012! Launches: ‘The Vixen Chronicles’ and Kickstarter Project!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, hair metal bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on Vixen’s Official Website:

The first issue of The Vixen Chronicles, our monthly newsletter, is now available. Sign up here to receive it by email.
 We have launched a brand new Kickstarter project that we hope will be the most effective way for us to bring our new music
   back to our fans.

As you will see, some of the things we’re offering include a never-before-released Vixen song, as well as advance copies of a
   new Vixen album and live concert video. There are also some one-of-a-kind items and opportunities, like the chance to own the
 actual desk used on the cover of “Live & Learn” or a guitar signed by all the Vixen foxes or even a pizza date at the Rainbow
 Bar & Grill with all of the girls!

You can now follow Vixen on Facebook and Twitter.


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Mötley Crüe – A Visual History: 1983 – 2005 – I Bought It At A Bargain!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal books, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music books, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Mötley Crüe – As I wandered about a (somewhat) nearby Barnes & Noble last Friday, I came face-to-face with a very large hardcover book that I couldn’t resist buying. Mötley Crüe – A Visual History: 1983 – 2005. The sticker price was $9.99 (U.S.) and it was on… clearance! Metal be thy name, I love that magic “C” word.

Now, it only gets better. With my Barnes & Noble club card, I saved an additional 10%. Whoa. Why am I getting all psyched out about this price I paid, you may be pondering? Just take a look at what is asking for the same book in “new” condition: $37.95. Whoa! You read that correctly too. Plus, only has one new book currently in stock, with no used editions for sale!

Stone saved BIG here my Metal brethren. Rounding it out, it’s about saving $29.00 when you compare the Barnes & Noble price to that of Honestly, this Mötley Crüe book is in pristine condition too. Usually those “clearance” books are kinda beaten around the edges. Not this time. Ring that Metal bell, cause Stone scored a Metal deal!

This Mötley Crüe book is a keeper. A Heavy Metal coffee table book it is. Legendary photographer of all things Rock ‘N Roll, Neil Zlozower, has compiled one stunning visual history of Mötley Crüe with his work here. The foreword is by Nikki Sixx. There are over 250 amazing photos to take in. This book measures (approximately) 9.25″ x 11.25″. Former Mötley Crüe co-manager/manager Doug Thaler lends some interesting anecdotes on one page as well.

Stone’s Metal Tip #1: Always shop around for your Metal stuff. When you see a Metal bargain, nail it!

Stone’s Metal Tip #2: You, yes you, can also own this cool Mötley Crüe book at an amazing bargain price. It’s selling at Barnes & Noble ( right now for $8.98! Take that expensive!


Book cover photo credit: Neil Zlozower

For more info on Mötley Crüe, click on the link below: 

Mötley Crüe

Long Live Mötley Crüe.


WARRANT – Cherry Pie 21st Anniversary Tour With Special Guests FIREHOUSE & TRIXTER!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey


WARRANT – Here is a WARRANT tour to look forward to in 2012! With special guests FIREHOUSE and TRIXTER, the CHERRY PIE 21st Anniversary Tour looks to ROCK like there’s no tomorrow! Tour dates and venues are currently  being booked. Once dates and venues are confirmed, Metal Odyssey will have ’em posted!

WARRANT will be out once again supporting their kick-ass, 100 proof and Hard Rockin’ 2011 album: ROCKAHOLIC.

FIREHOUSE will be touring is support of their latest album – Full Circle.

TRIXTER will be having their brand new studio album New Audio Machine releasing via Frontiers Records. Look for an April 20th, 2012 release date in Europe and an April 24th 2012 release date in North America! This is the first new album from TRIXTER in 2 decades!


Stone Says: A Message to The Grammy Awards and anyone affiliated to not acknowledging the late Jani Lane at the 54th Grammys: You should all be embarrassed for the omission of this talented vocalist, musician and songwriter. Jani Lane helped shape Hair Metal and late 80’s Hard Rock, while being a major part as to why Warrant sold multi-millions of albums. The Grammys exhibited a true act of irresponsibility by being so oblivious to Jani Lane’s passing.


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