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On This Day In METAL History – September 8th… From FAITH NO MORE To U.S. PRESIDENT GERALD FORD

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, history, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , on September 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Faith No More - Epic - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #33MMSSM99SC

On September 8th, 1990 – FAITH NO MORE has their huge hit single, Epic, ranked at #9. on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Epic is featured on FNM’s third studio album from 1990: The Real Thing.

Faith No More - September 8 - Red Rocks - concert promo flyer - 2015- #MNSMMS3309SC

On September 8th, 2015FAITH NO MORE are to perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, USA. Whoa.

Iron Maiden - Somewhere Back In Time - greatest hits - promo album cover pic - #IMMO00990

On September 8th, 2015IRON MAIDEN Somewhere Back In Time: The Best Of 1980 – 1989 is ranked at #12, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. MAIDEN FOREVER.

Iron Maiden "From Fear To Eternity" large promo album pic!

On September 8th, 2015IRON MAIDEN From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990 – 2010 is ranked at #36, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. HAIL IRON MAIDEN!

President Gerald Ford - Official Presidential Photo - #1974 - 33MO

Above: President Gerald Ford – 38th U.S. President

BONUS! On September 8th, 1974, in U.S. History:

In an executive action, President Gerald Ford pardons his predecessor, former President Richard Nixon, for any crimes he may have committed or participated in while in office. Richard Nixon had resigned from his presidency due to the highly controversial Watergate scandal.


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On This Day In METAL History – 4th Of July! Independence Day Edition!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, history, news, rock music with tags , , , , on July 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Declaration Of Independence - photo promo - MO07041776

On July 4th, 1776 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. Read more about it, here:

Hello! - Ozzy - Sharon Osbourne - magazine cover - December 13 - 2013 - #MO1426

On July 4th, 1982Ozzy Osbourne married his manager Sharon Arden, in Maui, Hawaii. Jeepers! Shown above: December 2013 cover feature for Hello! magazine.

Did You Know? - Banner - Metal Odyssey - 0704SLNASAMOTT

On July 4th, 1987 – A concert featuring  Rock icons Santana, the Doobie Brothers and Bonnie Raitt was held in Moscow, Russia. The late and legendary concert promoter Bill Graham convinced the Soviet government to have this concert held. The Soviet leader at this time was the much more liberal Mikhail Gorbachev. Holy moly!

Independence Day - promo DVD cover sleeve - #04MO33NASLG

On July 4th, 2015Independence Day is ranked at #11 on the Top 50 iTunes Movies Chart. The stars are: Will Smith, Bill Pullman as the POTUS, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch and Randy Quaid, among others. This movie kicks ultimate Metal ass!! ‘Nuff said.

Black Sabbath - Greatest Hits - 1970 - 1978 - promo album cover pic - #BSMO0530

On July 4th, 2015 – Black Sabbath – Greatest Hits 1970 – 1978 is ranked at #25, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa!


Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO





On This Day In METAL History – February 22nd… From S.W.A.T. To Lynch Mob

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, history, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 22, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Grand Funk Railroad - Some Kind Of Wonderful - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #1976MO

On February 22nd, 1975 – Michigan’s Grand Funk Railroad had their hit song, Some Kind Of Wonderful, sitting at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

SWAT - Rhythm Heritage - promo 45rpm pic - #1976MO33

Above: A 45rpm cover sleeve for the S.W.A.T. theme song. It appears that the cover sleeve has Spanish spelling on it too.

On this day in 1976 – The instrumental theme song from the television series S.W.A.T. was a current hit. This song was written by Barry De Vorzon and performed by Rhythm Heritage. I was 10 years old in 1976 and this S.W.A.T. song would psyche-me-out beyond belief! I never missed an episode of S.W.A.T., back in the day either. Get this: My mother (God rest her immensely loving soul) would not allow me to watch Hawaii Five-O and gave the o.k. for me to watch S.W.A.T.; those were good times growing up that will always makes me chuckle.

You gotta remember, this television series was on before every major metropolis, city, town and small village in America had their own S.W.A.T. team at the ready. Nowadays, S.W.A.T. teams are as common as sliced bread. I suppose that’s not a bad thing, in case of an evil Reptilian Alien invasion.

To this day I don’t consider this S.W.A.T. theme  a Disco song. C’mon, now. I’m telling you, man, I felt invincible when I heard this song. I still kinda get those same super hero feelings when I hear this song to this day; therefore, the theme song from S.W.A.T. is… METAL. And I’m a nerd.

Lynch Mob - Winter Tour 2014 - promo tour flyer - #2014LMMO3377

On February 22nd, 2014 – Led by legendary guitarist George Lynch, the famed Lynch Mob performed at M15 in Corona, California, USA. Did you also know that Lynch Mob kicks 100%, potent and undisputed Hard Rock ass?

Journey Greatest Hits - promo album cover - #336SPNS

On this day in 2015Journey’s Greatest Hits is resting at #66 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, moving up 6 places from last week. This album has peaked at #10, while spending 343 weeks on this same chart. Unbelievable! Journey rules.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD



George Washington - promo photo - quote - #2015GWMO330222

President George Washington was born on February 22nd, 1732. George Washington is… Metal.


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On This Day In METAL History – January 19th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, history, movies, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on January 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Martin Luther King Jr. - cutout - promo pic - #2015MLKJ

Today, January 19th, 2015, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here in the United States Of America. This federal holiday is observed by all fifty states and is celebrated on the third Monday of each January for this champion of the Civil Rights movement. On November 2nd, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating this federal holiday, in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr.


Styx - Paradise Theatre - promo cover pic - #1981STYX

On January 19th, 1981 – The sensational STYX released their tenth studio album: Paradise Theatre, via A&M Records. This album features such STYX classics as: The Best Of Times, Too Much Time On My Hands and Rockin’ The Paradise.

Megadeth - So far so good so what! - cover promo - #1988DM

On January 19th, 1988 – The fierce MEGADETH released their third studio album: So Far, So Good… So What! This album features the cover of Anarchy In The U.K., originally recorded and released in 1976, by the Sex Pistols.

Tremors - Kevin Bacon - promo movie poster - #1990KBMO

On January 19th, 1990 – The monster movie, TREMORS, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal Pictures. This movie marks the first of its franchise and features the stupendous Kevin Bacon, with co-stars: Fred Ward, Finn Carter and Michael Gross. TREMORS did very well at the box office, earning nearly 50 million U.S. bucks! Whoa!

TREMORS was written by S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock, while the director was Ron Underwood. The plot is basically: stay away from 30 foot burrowing worms, cause they are always hungry for unsuspecting humans. These worm monsters are referred to as graboids in this film. Yup.

I’ve seen TREMORS a few times in my day and admittedly, I dig it. TREMORS is Metal. I tend to like this genre of movies, thus, for a hunky dory time, I do recommend TREMORS as a rental; along with an order of wings, 1 container of Pringles, 1 bowl of buttered popcorn and the beverages of your choice.






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