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On This Day In METAL History – January 3rd… And A Metal Birthday Salute To John Paul Jones!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Nazareth - Love Hurts - promo 45rpm single cover sleeve - #1976DM

On January 3rd, 1976 – Scotland’s Nazareth reaches #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit (cover) power ballad: Love Hurts. This great song was originally written by Boudleaux Bryant and recorded first by The Everly Brothers in 1960. Whoa!

Paranormal Activity - The Marked Ones - promo movie poster pic - #201503

On this day in 2014 – Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones released to wide-screen theaters. This Horror film was written and directed by Christopher Beau Landon. Horror films and the supernatural are… Metal.

Nickelback - The Best Of Volume 1 - promo album cover pic - #2014AL

On January 3rd, 2015 – The Best Of Nickelback: Volume 1 sits re-entered in the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #130. This Nickelback compilation has also peaked at #21.

Nirvana - Nevermind - large promo album pic!

On this day in 2015 – Nirvana’s Nevermind sits re-entered in the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #170. This iconic Grunge/Alternative Rock album hit #1 back in 1992.

Metallica - The Black Album - promotional album cover pic - #1991JH

On January 3rd, 2015Metallica’s “Black Album” sits re-entered in the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #198. This Metallica album debuted at #1, back in 1991 and has now spent 329 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. Hot, damn!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin - Bass Player magazine cover promo - #2008

Above: Bass Player cover feature – February, 2008

NME Magazine Cover Promo - Joshua Homme - David Grohl, John Paul Jones - 2009

Above: Them Crooked Vultures, NME cover feature – November 2009. From L to R: John Paul Jones, Joshua Homme and David Grohl.

JOHN PAUL JONES

On January 3rd, 1946, John Paul Jones was born in England. Happy birthday, John! Whoa, man! John Paul Jones is a multi-instrumentalist and world-famously known as the co-founder, bassist and co-songwriter for the iconic Led Zeppelin. In 1995, Led Zeppelin were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, being presented by the great Aerosmith.

In 2009, the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures released their debut and self-titled studio album. John Paul Jones played bass, keyboards and piano, among other instruments on this album. Them Crooked Vultures also featured David Grohl on drums and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) on vocals and guitar. Long live John Paul Jones and Metal be thy name!

John Paul Jones - Zooma - promo album cover pic - #1999

Above: In 1999, John Paul Jones released Zooma; his instrumental debut solo album.

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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 – January 2nd…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

ACDC - Back In Black - promo album cover pic - #1980

2015 – AC/DC Back In Black (originally released in 1980) is sitting at #113 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. This is incredible proof that AC/DC has created timeless Hard Rock.

ACDC - Rock Or Bust - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #12

2015 – AC/DC Rock Or Bust is holding steady at #17, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This new AC/DC album debuted at #1 in Australia and #3 in the UK and United States. Whiz-bang!

Nickelback - No Fixed Address - promo album cover pic - #201417

2015 – Nickelback No Fixed Address is at #46 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This new Nickelback album peaked at #4 as well. Whoa!

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

2015 – Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter is at #98 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This first-rate Metal album debuted at #1, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart as well. Rest in peace, Paul Gray.

Queen - Greatest Hits - promo album cover pic - #1001

2015 – Queen Greatest Hits is sitting at #43 on the iTunes Albums Chart. This is proof as to how many generations of fans that the iconic Queen has garnered. Rest in peace, Freddie Mercury.

The Woman In Black 2 Angel Of Death - promo movie poster pic - #201502

2015 – The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death is released to wide-screen theaters, via Hammer Films. This Horror film stars: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Leanne Best and Oaklee Pendergast. This film was written by Joe Croker. Horror films are… Metal.

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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 31st…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

ACDC - Classic Band Logo - #10014

On December 31st, 1973 – The iconic AC/DC made their live concert debut at the Chequers Club, in Sydney, Australia. The AC/DC story continues… Whoa!

Witchboard - promo movie poster - #1986WHM

On this day in 1986 – The Horror/Drama film Witchboard was released to wide-screen theaters. The theme of this movie is: don’t F*CK around with Ouija boards. Go ahead… see what happens by chasing down this very cool film. In 1986, this movie was rated R; today it would be rated PG13. Um, yeah.

Witchboard stars: Todd Allen, Clare Bristol, Burke ByrnesRyan Carroll and written/directed by Kevin Tenney. Scary movies are… Metal.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Tom Hamilton - Bass Musician - promo magazine cover - #2012TH

TOM HAMILTON

On December 31st, 1951, Tom Hamilton was born in Colorado, USA. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Tom! Whiz-bang! Tom Hamilton is world-famous as the bassist, co-songwriter and founding member for Aerosmith. Tom Hamilton is a Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, with Aerosmith being inducted back in 2001. Long live Tom Hamilton! Metal Be Thy Name.

Aerosmith - Facebook Promo Band Banner - #1231TH

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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 27th… And A Rockin’ Birthday Salute To Mick Jones Of Foreigner!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on December 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin II - promo cover pic - original cover - #LZ4

On December 27th, 1969Led Zeppelin II hits #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the United States for the first of seven weeks; it will eventually reach #1 in the UK in February of 1970.

Queen - A Night At The Opera - promo cover pic - #1227BMFM

On this day in 1975A Night at the Opera by the legendary Queen is at #1 on the UK album charts. This album features the timeless Rock Operetta: Bohemian Rhapsody. The hit single, You’re My Best Friend is also featured on this classic Queen album.

Aerosmith - Draw The Line - promo cover pic - #121977

On December 27th, 1977 – The great Aerosmith performed at the New Haven Coliseum, in New Haven, Connecticut. Aerosmith were touring in support of their 5th studio album, released in December of 1977: Draw The Line. The late Albert Hirschfeld was the caricature illustration artist for this album cover.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Mick Jones - Foreigner - Kerrang! - Promo Mag Cover - #Nov281988

MICK JONES

On December 27th, 1944, Mick Jones was born in England. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Mick! Holy Mackerel! Mick Jones is world-famously known as the co-founder, guitarist and songwriter for the amazing Hard Rock band: Foreigner. Shown above is the Kerrang! November 28th, 1988 cover feature of Mick Jones and Foreigner.

Foreigner - debut album promo pic

Above: The 1977 debut and self-titled Foreigner album

Since 1977, Foreigner have released nine studio albums and Mick Jones is the only band member to play on all of them. Foreigner have sold tens of millions of albums world-wide. Consistently touring to this day, Foreigner have just released on December 16th, a new live greatest hits album of 12 songs, via Sony: The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More.

Foreigner - The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More - promo cover pic - 2014

Mick Jones had a rhythm guitar appearance on Peter Frampton’s first solo studio album from 1972: Wind Of Change. Mick Jones also had an acoustic guitar appearance on George Harrison’s 1974 solo studio album: Dark Horse. Mick Jones also gave a lending hand in producing Van Halen’s 1986 studio album: 5150.

Mick Jones - solo album cover pic - #1989MJ

The lone Mick Jones solo album (above) was released back in 1989, via Atlantic Records. A self-titled album, this solo release features 10 songs. Music legends Carly Simon and Billy Joel appear as guest singers on this Mick Jones album, along with the outstanding Joe Lynn Turner. Long live the legendary Mick Jones! Metal be thy name. – Stone

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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 26th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Doors - Chuck Berry - The Scene At The Winterland Ballroom - December - 1967 - promo flyer

On December 26th, 1967 – The Doors and Chuck Berry began a three night stand at The Fillmore Scene At Winterland, in San Francisco, California. The (late) Bill Graham was the concert promoter. The artist for above concert flyer was Bonnie MacLean. Legends, all.

ACDC - For Those About To Rock We Salute You - promo cover pic - #1981BJAY

On this day in 1981 – AC/DC reaches #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with For Those About To Rock We Salute You. Produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, this album was the first #1 for AC/DC. I love this album and my favorite songs on it are: Let’s Get It Up, C.O.D., Evil Walks, Put The Finger On You and Inject The Venom. Whoa!

KISS - World Tour - 1983-1984 - Lick It Up - promo flyer - #122683

On this day in KISSTORY – December 26, 1983: KISS opened the United States leg of their “Lick It Up” Tour, at The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia. Lick It Up was the 11th studio album released by the mighty KISS, back in 1983 and first album cover to show KISS without their makeup. Holy moly!

Def Leppard - Animal - promo CD single - cover pic - #1987JEDL

On December 26th, 1987Def Leppard hits #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Animal. This song is featured in Def Leppard’s fourth studio album from 1987: Hysteria. Boasting seven hit songs, Hysteria reached #1 in both the UK and United States. Holy mackerel!

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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 21st… From Deep Purple To Shaun Morgan

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn - promo album cover pic - #1968JLIPRB

On December 21st, 1968Deep Purple performed at the Fillmore East in New York City. Deep Purple were touring in support of their second studio album: The Book of Taliesyn. Whoa!

Blackfoot - Strikes - promo cover pic - #1979RM

On this day in 1979Blackfoot hits #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit Train, Train. This song is featured on the second studio album from Blackfoot, released in 1979: Strikes. This is a spectacular Southern Rock album, in my Metal opinion.

Johnny Dangerously - promo movie poster pic - #1984MKJP

On December 21st, 1984 – The comedy film Johnny Dangerously was released to wide-screen theaters, via 20th Century Fox. Johnny Dangerously includes a star-studded cast of: Michael KeatonJoe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton, Peter Boyle, Griffin Dunne, Dom DeLuise, Danny DeVito, Alan Hale, Jr., and NFL legend Dick Butkus. This comedy film was directed by Amy Heckerling.

Heart - promo album cover pic - #1985ANW

On this day in 1985Heart reached the top of the Billboard 200 Albums Chart for the first and only time, with their self-titled studio album. Heart only spent one week at number one.

Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying - promo cover pic - #1990BDSSJG

On December 21st, 1990 – The mighty Iron Maiden performed at Westfalenhallen in Dortmund, Germany. Iron Maiden were touring in support of their eighth studio album: No Prayer For The Dying. This Iron Maiden album kicks 100% absolute Metal ass. Yes, it does.

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody - promo cover pic - 1974FM

On this day in 1991Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody topped the UK Singles Chart for the second time, entering the chart at #1. This iconic song was re-released as a single worldwide, after Queen’s legendary vocalist Freddie Mercury passing away one month earlier.

KISS - Saves Christmas - Family Guy - promo still pic - #2001GS

(Photo Credit: Fox Network)

On this day in KISStory – KISS made a guest appearance on Family Guy where they appeared in a holiday special: A Very Special Family Guy Freakin’ Christmas. This was the 16th episode of the third season of Family Guy on the Fox Network.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Seether - publicity pic - 2014 - #12SM

Photo credit: Seether Facebook – From L to R: John Humphrey, Shaun Morgan and Dale Stewart.

SHAUN MORGAN

On December 21st, 1978, Shaun Morgan was born, in South Africa. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Shaun! Hell, yeah and whoa! Shaun Morgan is famously known as the co-founder, singer, songwriter and guitarist for the Alternative Rock/Metal band Seether.

Seether - Isolate And Medicate - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #07SM

The dynamic Seether have released six album since 2002, with Isolate And Medicate being their newest release on July 1st, 2014. Seether and Papa Roach will be touring together, in 2015. For more info on this tour and Seether, click here: Seether.com.

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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 20th… And A Rockin’ Birthday Salute To Peter Criss!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rush - Exit Stage Left - promo album cover pic - #1981GL

On December 20th, 1981RUSH performed at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. This was the Exit…Stage Left Tour, with RUSH supporting their newly released live album Exit…Stage Left. RUSH were also touring in support of their eighth studio album, released in 1981: Moving Pictures.

Enemy Mine - promo movie poster pic - #1985D

On this day in 1985Enemy Mine, the Science Fiction/Adventure film was released to wide-screen theaters. Enemy Mine stars acting legends Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr., with the film’s director being Wolfgang Petersen. I haven’t seen this movie in years and I remember really liking it. I remember HBO having Enemy Mine in its rotation, back in the day, therefore I did see it a few times. Enemy Mine is… Metal.

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

On December 20th, 2006 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN performed at the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. This was one of many tour stops for IRON MAIDEN’s A Matter Of Life And Death Tour. The fourteenth studio album from IRON MAIDEN, A Matter Of Life And Death, was released in August of 2006.

Pop Evil - Onyx - promo album cover pic #2013LK

On this day in 2013 – Hard Rockers Pop Evil performed at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pop Evil were touring in support of their third studio album: Onyx. If you don’t own any Pop Evil CD’s you are maybe… constipated. Truth.

Pop Evil - promo band pic - 2014 - #7712LK

On December 20th, 2014Pop Evil returns to The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to kick some live Hard Rockin’ ass. Whoa! Long live Pop Evil.

Jethro Tull - Classic Band Logo - #1967JTIA

On this day in 2014Ian Anderson and The Best Of Jethro Tull performs at The Civic in Auckland, New Zealand. Built in 1929, The Civic is one of the few remaining Atmospheric Theatres in the world. Whoa! Jethro Tull was named after an eighteenth century English agricultural pioneer; this individual invented the seed drill. Whoa again!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Peter Criss - solo album cover promo pic!

Above: 1978 Platinum selling solo album (Casablanca)

Peter Criss - photo montage - 2014 - #410PC

PETER CRISS

On December 20th, 1945, Peter George John Criscuola aka Peter Criss was born, in Brooklyn, New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Peter! Whoa, man, yeah! Peter Criss is world-famously known as the co-founding member and former drummer for the iconic KISS.

As a breast cancer survivor, Peter Criss donates his time to the breast cancer cause; two charities Peter Criss has been involved in are the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and as artist ambassador for Hard Rock’s Pinktober Campaign for breast cancer awareness.

Kiss - Beth - promo 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1976PCK

Back in 1976, the ballad Beth was released as a single. Co-written and sung by Peter Criss, Beth sailed through the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, peaking at #7. This song marked the first Gold single for KISS. Beth is featured on the fourth studio album from KISS, released in 1976: Destroyer.

Peter Criss - One For All - promo album cover pic - #2007PCD

Above: Peter Criss – One For All (2007/Megaforce)

Peter Criss has a solo career on his Rockin’ resume as well; with 6 solo studio album releases of: Peter Criss (1978), Out Of Control (1980), Let Me Rock You (1982), Cat #1 (1994) and One For All (2007). On April 10th, 2014, Peter Criss along with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, together as KISS.

Peter Criss - Makeup To Breakup - book cover - promo pic!

In October of 2012, Peter Criss released his autobiography, Makeup To Breakup. This Peter Criss autobiography broke the top ten on the New York Times Best Seller List, landing at number seven. I’ve read this book and believe me, it’s a tell-all. I highly recommend Makeup To Breakup to all KISS and Rock fans alike. Long live Peter Criss and… Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Peter Criss Fact source:

http://www.petercriss.net

Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 19th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Molly Hatchet - promo album cover pic - #1978MH

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - Stranger In Town - promo cover pic

On December 19th, 1978Molly Hatchet and Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band performed at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whoa! Molly Hatchet were on tour supporting their debut and self-titled album. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band were touring in support of their studio album, released in 1978: Stranger In Town.

Seems Like Old Times - promo movie poster - #1980GHCCCG

On this day in 1980Neil Simon’s Seems Like Old Times was released to wide-screen theaters, via Columbia. This Romantic Comedy classic stars acting legends: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Charles Grodin. The director of this film was Jay Sandrich. I have seen this film dozens of times, if not more. I highly recommend it to those  who dig good old-fashioned comedy from the late 70’s and early 80’s era. This comedy film from yesteryear is… Metal.

Whitesnake - Is This Love - 45rpm single cover sleeve promo - 1987DC

On December 19th, 1987 – Whitesnake hits #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad: Is This Love. This song is featured on Whitesnake’s self-titled album from 1986.

Aerosmith "Get A Grip" x-large album pic!

On this day in 1994Aerosmith performed the final concert of their 240 date tour in support of their 11th studio album Get a Grip. This concert took place at Mama Kin’s Music Hall in Boston and was broadcasted on radio stations throughout North America.

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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 18th…

Posted in classic rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rush - A Farewell To Kings - promo album cover pic - #1977GLNPR

On December 18th, 1977RUSH performed at the University Of Dayton Arena, in Dayton, Ohio. RUSH were touring in support of their fifth studio album: A Farewell To Kings.

Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door - promo cover pic

On this day in 1978 – The iconic Led Zeppelin completed recording of their final studio album, In Through the Out Door, in Stockholm, Sweden. If you don’t own this Led Zeppelin album, you are constipated.

Rush - Moving Pictures - promo ablum cvr - #1977GLNP

On December 18th, 1981RUSH performed at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. RUSH were touring in support of their eighth studio album: Moving Pictures.

Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer - 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1986JBJ

On this day in 1986Bon Jovi hits #4 in the United Kingdom with their single: Livin’ On A Prayer. This hit is featured on the third studio album from Bon Jovi, released in 1986: Slippery When Wet. This album has sold over 12 million units in the United States, alone. Whoa!!

Eddie Murphy - Raw - promo movie poster - #1987EMC

On December 18th, 1987 – The comedy concert film Eddie Murphy RAW was released in the United States, to wide-screen theaters, via Paramount. Of course, it stars the great Eddie Murphy and he is incredibly, absolutely hilarious during this concert. This concert was filmed at the Felt Forum, (a venue in the famed Madison Square Garden), in New York City. If you need a good laugh with all the crap going on in the world today, check out Eddie Murphy RAW.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Keith Richards - Relix - magazine cover promo

KEITH RICHARDS

On December 18th, 1943, Keith Richards was born in England. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Keith! Whoa, man! Keith Richards is super world-famous as a co-founding member, songwriter and guitarist for The Rolling Stones. What more can be said, other than Keith Richards is an influential, whiz-bang legend of Rock And Roll? A timeless Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, is Keith Richards. Long live Keith Richards!

Elliot Easton - The Cars - promo Guitar World cover - 1984 #84EE

ELLIOT EASTON

On December 18th, 1953, Elliot Easton was born, in Brooklyn, New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Elliot! Whoa and yeah! Elliot Easton is world-famously known as a co-founder, songwriter and guitarist for New Wave/Alternative Rock pioneers The Cars.

Elliot Easton is currently finding immense success with his new Rock supergroup: The Empty Hearts. The debut and self-titled album from The Empty Hearts was released on August 5th, 2014. The Empty Hearts have been currently touring as well. Long live Elliot Easton!

The Empty Hearts - promo album cover pic - #2014

The Empty Hearts are: Elliot Easton (guitar), Clem Burke (drums), Andy Babiuk (bass) and Wally Palmar on guitar and vocals.

This new album from The Empty Hearts is a true non-stop ride of Rock And Roll fun, with exceptionally crafted songs. If you’re serious about your Rock Music, then I highly recommend picking this album up. Whoa.

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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 17th… And Rockin’ Birthday Salutes To Maria Brink And Paul Rodgers!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Aerosmith - Get Your Wings - promo album pic

On December 17th, 1973Aerosmith began recording their second studio album, Get Your Wings, at Record Plant Studios in New York City. Get Your Wings was released March of 1974.

Angel - White Hot - promo album cover pic - #1978GG

Styx - Pieces Of Eight - promo album cover pic - #1978TS

On this day in 1978Angel and Styx performed at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whoa! Angel were touring in support of their fourth studio album, released in 1978: White Hot. Styx were touring in support of their eighth studio album: Pieces Of Eight.

Black Sabbath - "Mob Rules" x-large album pick!!!

On December 17th, 1981The Alvin Lee Band opened for the legendary Black Sabbath at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. With Ronnie James Dio as their lead vocalist, Black Sabbath were touring in support of their tenth studio album: Mob Rules. Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio.

The Who - Its Hard - promo album cover pic - 1982

On this day in 1982The Who performed their first farewell concert in Toronto, Canada, at the Maple Leaf Gardens. The concert was filmed for a HBO special and recorded for future albums and videos. The Who were also touring is support of their tenth studio album, released in 1982: It’s Hard.

The Dark Crystal - promo movie poster - #1982JH

On December 17th, 1982 – The fantasy motion picture, The Dark Crystal, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. This animatronic film was directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz; while produced by Gary Kurtz. Rest in peace, Jim Henson.

Robert Plant - promo album poster pic - 1980s - #121714

On this day in 1987Robert Plant performed Led Zeppelin songs live for the first time as a solo artist. The concert was in Folkstone, United Kingdom. Robert Plant performed Misty Mountain Hop and Trampled Underfoot.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Paul Rodgers - The Royal Sessions - promo album cover pic - 2014PR - #3312

Paul Rodgers - Live In Glasgow - promo album cover pic - #121714

PAUL RODGERS

On December 17th, 1949, Paul Rodgers was born in England. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Paul! Yeah! Paul Rodgers is a Platinum selling singer, songwriter and self-taught multi-instrumentalist. This legendary artist has sold over 90 million records, while he has written, recorded, produced and released 30 albums since 1968. Paul Rodgers has formed and led three legendary bands to worldwide success: Free, Bad Company and The Firm.

Bad Company - Straight Shooter - promo album pic!

Along with his Grammy nominated solo career, Paul Rodgers has recorded and/or performed with Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Brian May, Queen, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Slash, Nils Lofgren, Charlie Watts, Bryan Adams, Stax Recording artist Sam Moore, The Four Tops and many others.

The Law - Paul Rodgers - promo cover pic - #331214

Back in 1991, Paul Rodgers and legendary drummer Kenney Jones formed The Law; releasing their lone self-titled album the same year. I consider Paul Rodgers to be one of the greatest Rock and Hard Rock singers of all-time, his voice has forever been unique and magnificent; I’m certain that I’m not alone in this thinking. Long live Paul Rodgers!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Maria Brink - publicity photo - 2014 - #121714MB

MARIA BRINK

On December 17th, 1977, Maria Brink was born in New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Maria! Alright and yeah! Maria Brink is famously known as the lead singer, songwriter and co-founder of In This Moment. As a major draw at numerous, yearly major Metal and Rock festivals, Maria Brink has consistently changed her stage attire and presence, while giving her constant growing fan base something to look forward to and experience in the live concert setting.

Maria Brink - Inked - magazine cover promo - #062008

The ever musically evolving and beautiful Maria Brink and her dynamic band In This Moment have gradually moved to the forefront of the Heavy Music scene, after five critically acclaimed studio albums since 2007. From Metalcore to Gothic and Hard Rock in-between, In This Moment are a diverse band that never aims for the status-quo.

Maria’s talented band even embraces Electronic Rock and Industrial Metal on their most recent album releases, just for good Metal measure! From growls to crooning, Maria Brink’s vocal styles were born to amaze. Long live Maria Brink! Metal be thy name!

In This Moment - Black Widow - promo cover pic

The new studio album, Black Widow, from In This Moment was released in November 2014, via Atlantic Records. Black Widow debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Whoa!

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Source for Paul Rodgers history:

http://paulrodgers.com/all-news/

Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 16th… And A Rockin’ Birthday Salute To Billy Gibbons!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe - 45rpm - single cover sleeve - 1966JH

On December 16th, 1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience releases their single Hey Joe in England. This song is featured on their debut studio album from 1966: Are You Experienced?.

Foghat - Night Shift - promo album cover - #1976F

Ted Nugent - Free For All - promo album cover pic - 1976TN

On this day in 1976Foghat and Ted Nugent performed at the Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Foghat were touring in support of their sixth studio album: Night Shift. Ted Nugent was touring in support of his second studio album: Free-For-All. Whoa!

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune - promo cover pic - #1976

On December 16th, 1977Detective, The Edgar Winter Group and Blue Öyster Cult performed at the Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Blue Öyster Cult were touring in support of their fourth studio album from 1976: Agents Of Fortune.

KIX - Blow My Fuse - promo album cover pic - #1989K

On this day in 1989 – KIX hits #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad: Don’t Close Your Eyes. This song is featured on the fourth studio album from KIX, released in 1988: Blow My Fuse.

Whitesnake - Slip Of The Tongue - promo cover pic - #1989DCW

On December 16th, 1989Whitesnake peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with Slip Of The Tongue. This studio album was their second release to land in the Billboard Top 10 Albums Chart. Slip Of The Tongue was the eighth studio album from Whitesnake. Metal be thy name!

Bon Jovi - Living In Sin - 45rpm promo cover sleeve - #1989BJ

On this day in 1989 – Bon Jovi hits #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Living in Sin. This song is featured on Bon Jovi’s fourth studio album, released in 1988: New Jersey. Living In Sin was the fifth hit song to reach the Billboard Top 10, from the New Jersey album.

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Billy Gibbons - Guitar World - January 2012 - #12BGZZ

BILLY GIBBONS

On December 16th, 1949, Billy Gibbons was born in Houston, Texas. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Billy! Hell, yeah and whoa! Billy Gibbons is world-famous for being an outstanding and influential guitarist for the legendary ZZ Top. As a founding member of ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons is also their lead vocalist and co-songwriter. Billy Gibbons is such an exceptional guitarist that even the late and ultra great Jimi Hendrix was a fan of his. It’s historic Rock And Roll truth.

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ZZ Top, from l to r: Dusty Hill (bass), Billy Gibbons (guitar) and Frank Beard (drums).

Billy Gibbons’ first successful band was Moving Sidewalks, a Psychedelic Rock band that supported The Jimi Hendrix Experience on their 1968 Are You Experienced tour for a handful of dates.  A recent Moving Sidewalks reunion took place in 2013, as they performed as headliners at the 2013 Austin Psyche Fest in Austin, Texas.

The Moving Sidewalks - The complete collection - promo cover pic - Billy Gibbons

Above, Billy Gibbons is third from the left! Whoa!

With bluesy Rock as their calling card, ZZ Top eventually evolved into a Hard Rock juggernaut during the 1980’s, selling-out arenas everywhere you looked. The blues have never left ZZ Top and thankfully so. ZZ Top were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, back in 2004.

Top photo: January 2012 issue of Guitar World, Billy Gibbons cover feature.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 15th… And A METAL Birthday Salute To Carmine Appice!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Happy Birthday Carmine Appice!

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Aerosmith - Dream On - 45rpm - single - promo pic - #1973AST

On December 15th, 1973Aerosmith made their first appearance on American Bandstand. Aerosmith performed their hit power ballad Dream On.

Heart - Straight On - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1919ANW

On this day in 1978Heart hits #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles Chart with their song: Straight On. This hit is featured on Heart’s fourth studio album from 1978: Dog & Butterfly.

The Who - classic band logo - British Flag - #1967 - PTKM66

On December 15th, 1979The Who performed a concert at the New Haven Coliseum, in New Haven, Connecticut.

Schindlers List - promo movie poster - 1993 - #3393LN

On this day in 1993 – The biographical/war and dramatic film Schindler’s List was released to wide-screen theaters in the United States, via Universal Pictures. Schindler’s List was directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg. This film stars Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley.

Schindler’s List was the recipient of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. Altogether, there were twelve Academy Award nominations for Schindler’s List.

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Carmine Appice - promo print - pasha - #7771

CARMINE APPICE

On December 15th, 1946, Carmine Appice was born in New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Carmine! Yeah, man! Carmine Appice is a world-class drummer and music educator, with a legendary Rock and Hard Rock resume that is realistically unparalleled and impressively extensive.

Drum Wars Live - legends Carmine  and Vinny Appice - #777332

I could blab until the wombats rule the Earth, when it comes to the accomplishments and Rock pioneering significance of Carmine Appice. Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck, Tim Bogert, Rod Stewart, Cactus, Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder, Michael Schenker, King Kobra, Rated X and Drum Wars with Vinny Appice makes for an exceptional list of bands and musicians Carmine Appice has recorded and/0r toured with, among many more.

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Long Live Carmine Appice!

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On This Day In METAL History – December 14th… And A METAL Birthday Salute To Cliff Williams!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Styx - Lady - Demonstration Single - 1973 - promo pic

On December 14th, 1974Styx re-released their song Lady, becoming their first top ten hit in the United States, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Lady is originally featured on the second studio album from Styx, released in 1973: Styx II.

Dune - promo movie poster pic - #1984D

On this day in 1984 – Written and directed by David Lynch, the epic Science Fiction film Dune released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. The cast included: Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif and José Ferrer. The executive producer was Dino De LaurentiisGordon Matthew Thomas Sumner aka Sting also starred in Dune.

Robert Plant - Now And Zen - promo album cover pic - #1988RP

On December 14th, 1988Robert Plant performed live at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were the opening band. Whoa! Robert Plant was touring in support of his fourth solo studio album, released in 1988: Now And Zen.

Ozzy Osbourne - Kelly Osbourne - Changes - promo single cover sleeve - #19933

On this day in 2003Ozzy Osbourne reached the top of the UK Singles Chart for the first time, with a cover of Black Sabbath’s song Changes. This song was re-recorded as a duet with his daughter Kelly Osbourne.

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Cliff Williams - ACDC - bass player magazine - promo cover - May 1996

Above: Bass Player Magazine – USA – May 1996

CLIFF WILLIAMS

Born on December 14th, 1949 in England was Cliff Williams. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Cliff! Yeah, man! Cliff Williams is universally known as a current/long-time member, bassist and backing vocalist for the iconic AC/DC.

ACDC - powerage - 1978 - promo album cover pic - #33

The first AC/DC studio album Cliff Williams performed on was 1978’s Powerage; the rest is incredible AC/DC history! AC/DC were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, back in 2003. Metal be thy name!

ACDC - Rock Or Bust - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #12

The brand new studio album from AC/DC, Rock Or Bust, was released on December 2nd, 2014. Yes, this new AC/DC album kicks Heavy Rockin’ ass. ‘Nuff said.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 13th… From Jimi Hendrix To Ted Nugent

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, movies, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxy Lady - promo 45 - single cover sleeve - 1967JH

On December 13th, 1966The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded their song Foxy Lady. On this same day, they made their first TV appearance on the British television show: Ready Steady Go. Foxy Lady is featured on the iconic debut album from the Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced, released in 1967.

Billy Idol - Whiplash Smile - promo cover pic - #1986BI

On this day in 1986Billy Idol peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, with his third full-length studio album: Whiplash Smile. This album went on to achieve Platinum status in the United States.

Vinnie Moore - Meltdown - promo album cover pic - 1991VM

Vinnie Moore – Meltdown

Rush - Roll The Bones - promo album cover pic - 1991GLNP

RUSH – Roll The Bones

On December 13th, 1991 – Guitar virtuoso Vinnie Moore opened for the legendary RUSH at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. Vinnie Moore was touring in support of his third solo album from 1991: Meltdown. This was one of many concert dates on the Roll The Bones Tour for RUSH. Roll The Bones was the fourteenth studio album released by the Canadian Rock legends.

Slash - Gibson Guitar - promo ad - flyer - #33SG

On this day in 1993 – Guitarist Slash joined Billy Joel onstage, to lend a solo to the song shameless, during a concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Whoa!

Mars Attacks! - promo movie poster pic - #1996DDJNGC

On December 13th, 1996 – The Science Fiction/Comedy, Tim Burton directed Mars Attacks! was released to wide-screen theaters, via Warner Bros. Pictures. This film boasts a legendary cast of: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Michael J. Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Short and even… the legendary Tom Jones. Whoa, man! Mars Attacks! is… Metal.

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Ted Nugent - Shut Up And Jam - promo cover pic - 2014

TED NUGENT

Born on December 13th, 1948 was Ted Nugent. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Ted! Yeah and whoa! The Motor City Madman has been electrifying his fans with his dazzling array of guitar licks, tricks and memorable riffs. With 14 solo studio albums and more than several live albums to his credit, Ted Nugent has spanned across five decades, playing his  unique style of Rock N’ Roll.

Spanning the Ted Nugent discography, many great lead singers were featured, such as: Meatloaf, Derek St. Holmes, Brian Howe and a lead vocal one song/cameo on 2014’s Shutup & Jam! by Sammy Hagar. Metal be thy name!

Damn Yankees - promo cover pic - #1990TNTSJB

Ted Nugent began his road to Rockin’ fame as the lead guitarist for Detroit’s very own: The Amboy Dukes. Ted Nugent was also a co-founder of the Hard Rock supergroup: Damn Yankees. With guitarist Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades on bass and drummer Michael Cartellone, Damn Yankees were born. With 2 studio albums released from 1990 to 1992, Damn Yankees were a favorite of MTV and FM radio, with five music videos and nine hit singles.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 12th – And A METAL Birthday Salute To Bruce Kulick!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Doors - Last Show promo flyer - 1970 - New Orleans

On December 12th, 1970The Doors performed their final concert (with their original lineup), in New Orleans, Louisiana, at The Warehouse. The Doors were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, in 1993. Rest in peace, Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek.

MTV logo - classic logo - #9987

On this day in 1985 – MTV was being broadcasted into 25,805,000 homes. This was back during a time when MTV had legitimacy and acknowledged real heavy and classic Rock N’ Roll.

!Three Amigos! - promo movie poster - 1986 - #121214

On December 12th, 1986 – The comedy motion picture !Three Amigos! was released, via Orion Pictures to wide-screen theaters. !Three Amigos! stars 3 of the modern era’s funniest men: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short. This film was written by: Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin and Randy Newman. John Landis was the director.

Manowar - Kings Of Metal - promo album cover pic - #121214

On December 12th, 1989 – The mighty MANOWAR perform a concert at International II, in Manchester, England. This was one of many dates on MANOWAR’s Kings Of Metal World Tour. MANOWAR were touring in support of their very cool and sixth studio album, released in 1988: Kings Of Metal.

Saigon Kick - Love Is On The Way - single cover sleeve - promo pic - #1987SK

On this day in 1992 – Florida’s Saigon Kick hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad Love Is On the Way. This song is featured on Saigon Kick’s second studio album released in 1992: The Lizard.

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Bruce Kulick - Kiss - SIT guitar strings - promo flyer - #1987

BRUCE KULICK

On December 12th, 1953, Bruce Kulick was born. Happy birthday, Bruce! Whoa and yeah! Bruce Kulick is famously known as a former guitarist for the iconic KISS, during an arena era when KISS didn’t use character makeup or costumes.

Kiss - Revenge - album promo banner - bruce kulick

KISS circa 1992: L to R – Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick

Bruce Kulick spent twelve years as a member of KISS, playing lead guitar on their following albums: Asylum (1985), Crazy Nights (1987), Hot In The Shade (1989), Revenge (1992), KISS ALIVE III (1993), KISS Unplugged (1996) and Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions (1997).

Bruce Kulick - BK3 - promo album flyer - #2010BK

 

Bruce Kulick is also featured on nine (official) KISS video albums, with release dates ranging from 1985 to 2007. For the Smashes, Thrashes & Hits album from 1988, Bruce plays lead guitar on Let’s Put The X In Sex and (You Make Me) Rock Hard.

Grand Funk Railroad - classic band logo - the american band - #121114

As a current guitarist for the legendary Grand Funk Railroad, the Rock N’ Roll resume of Bruce Kulick is astonishing! Bruce played on three Michael Bolton studio album during the 80’s along with Billy Squier’s album The Tale Of The Tape from 1980. Bruce Kulick (along with his brother Bob) was also a member of the touring band for Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell studio album from 1977. Bruce has recorded with Michael Schenker, Avantasia, Gene Simmons and Graham Bonnet, among a host of others.

Bruce Kulick - Transformer - promo cover pic - 2014 - #3312

Bruce co-founded the Hard Rock supergroup Union, back in 1997, which featured vocalist John Corabi. Union released two studio album before disbanding. Three solo studio albums have been released by Bruce Kulick: Audio Dog (2001), Transformer (2003) and BK3 (2010). Metal be thy name, Bruce Kulick Rocks!

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On This Day In METAL History – December 11th – And METAL Birthday Salutes To Nikki Sixx And Zacky Vengeance. Whoa!

Posted in classic rock, metal festivals, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Billy Idol - American Bandstand - publicity pic - #1982DC

On December 11th, 1982Billy Idol made his American Bandstand debut, where he performed his hits Hot in the City and White Wedding. Whoa, man! Above photo credit: American Bandstand.

Throw Momma From The Train - promo movie poster pic - #1987BCDD

On this day in 1987 – Comedy/Dark Comedy film Throw Momma From The Train was released to wide-screen theaters, via Orion Pictures. This film stars two of the funniest men of our time, with Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal. Kim Greist and (the late) Anne Ramsey (as Momma) also star.

Hook - promo movie poster pic - Robin Williams - #1992RWF

On December 11th, 1991 – The fantasy film Hook was released to wide-screen theaters, via TriStar. The legendary Steven Spielberg directed this holiday season box office smash, as it starred the great and late Robin Williams as Peter Banning and Peter Pan. Dustin Hoffman portrayed Captain Hook and Julia Roberts portrayed Tinker Bell. The screenplay for Hook was written by James Hart and Malia Marmo.

Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident" x-large album pic!

On this day in 1993Guns N’ Roses entered the Billboard 200 Albums Chart at #4 with their covers album “The Spaghetti Incident?”. This would mark their last album to feature original members Slash on guitar and Duff McKagan on bass.

Avenged Sevenfold - 2007 - album self-titled - promo pic

On December 11th, 2007Avenged Sevenfold performed a concert at the Rainbow Ballroom in Fresno, California. A7X were touring is support of their self-titled and 4th studio album.

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Nikki Sixx - Dean Markley - Helix SS Bass strings - promo ad

NIKKI SIXX

Born on December 11th, 1958 was Nikki Sixx. Happy birthday, Nikki! Whoa! Nikki Sixx, a native Californian, is world-famous as the bass guitarist, songwriter and co-founding member of the super legendary Mötley Crüe. With 9 studio albums, several live albums and countless touring since 1981, Mötley Crüe have influenced and amazed fans of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. Mötley Crüe’s very successful farewell tour has taken place for the better part of 2014.

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Nikki Sixx has also seen his Hard Rock band Sixx:A.M. skyrocket, with fellow members band members James Michael and DJ AshbaSixx:A.M. have released three studio albums since 2007, with all three albums charting world-wide. The newly released Sixx:A.M. studio album is: Modern Vintage. This new album has peaked at #20 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, during 2014.

Nikki Sixx - Sixx Sense - radio program - promo pic - #2014NS

Nikki Sixx also boasts his highly successful nationally syndicated radio show: Sixx Sense.

Motley Crue - band promo pic - band logo - 2014 - #771984

Other notable bands that Nikki Sixx is a former member of: Brides Of Destruction, London, Sister and 58. Metal be thy name!

Zacky Vengeance - Schecter Guitar - promo flyer ad - #2014ZV

ZACKY VENGEANCE

Zacky Vengeance was born on December 11th, 1981, in Olympia, Washington. Happy birthday, Zacky! Yeah! Zacky Vengeance is globally famous as the co-founding member and rhythm guitarist for the powerful Avenged Sevenfold. As a self-taught and left-handed guitarist, Zacky Vengeance is also a co-songwriter and backing vocalist for A7X.

A7X have recorded six studio albums and one live album since 2001 and I personally credit this band for keeping the flame of Heavy Metal burning strong, during the Millennium Decade. One of the first band’s that Zacky was a member of was Society Down; a Crust/Punk band. Another pre-A7X band Zacky was a member of was Mad Porno Action aka MPA.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 10th…

Posted in classic rock, Metal, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind - promo album cover pic - #1983BDSH

On December 10th, 1983 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN performed a concert at Walter-Köbel-Halle in Rüsselsheim, Germany. IRON MAIDEN were on their World Piece Tour supporting their fourth studio album: Piece Of Mind.

Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon - promo cover pic - #1983JEL

On this day in 1983 Ozzy Osbourne hits #24 in the United Kingdom with his third solo studio album: Bark at the Moon. This was the first Ozzy Osbourne album to feature guitarist Jake E. Lee. Sadly, this is Ozzy Osbourne’s first album without the great Randy Rhoads, due to his tragic death in 1982.

Van Halen - Finish What Ya Started - promo CD - cover sleeve

On December 10, 1988 – The Sammy Hagar fronted Van Halen hits #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Finish What Ya Started. This hit is featured on Van Halen’s eighth studio album from 1988: OU812. This studio album was the second to feature Sammy Hager, following 5150 from 1986. Pictured above is the CD single cover sleeve for Finish What Ya Started.

Waynes World 2 - promo movie poster pic - #3312

On this day in 1993 – The comedy film Wayne’s World 2, the sequel to 1992’s box office smash Wayne’s World, was released to the wide-screen theaters. Mike Myers portrays Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey portrays Garth Algar. Both the Wayne and Garth characters were originated and portrayed on Saturday Night Live.

Both hilarious actors are surrounded by a cast which includes: Christopher Walken, Tia Carrere, Kim Basinger, Chris Farley and Kevin Pollack, among others.

Cameos abound in this film, with the likes of: Aerosmith, Heather Locklear, Jay Leno and Rip Taylor, among other famous notables. Wayne’s World 2, as its predecessor is… Metal.

Led Zeppelin - Live at 02 arena london - #121007

On December 10th, 2007 – The iconic Led Zeppelin performed their first concert in 19 years at London’s O2 Arena. 
Jason Bonham was the drummer, filling for his father, the late John Bonham. One million (plus) fans applied for a chance at the 9,000 pairs of tickets.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 9th…

Posted in classic rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Cream - Disraeli Gears - promo album pic - #1968EC

On December 9th, 1967 – Disraeli Gears, the second studio album from the legendary Cream enters the U.S. charts. This album would eventually hit #1 in the United States. Rest in peace, Jack Bruce.

Christine - 1983 - movie poster promo pic - #JCSK7

On this day in 1983 – The Horror film Christine was released to wide-screen theaters. The screenplay for Christine was written by Bill Phillips and directed by the great John Carpenter. The cast included: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul and Harry Dean Stanton. Bad to the Bone from George Thorogood and The Destroyers was one of many songs used during the film. Christine is… Metal.

Twins - promo movie poster - #1988ASDD

On December 9th, 1988 – The comedy film Twins was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. The all-star cast included: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston and Chloe Webb. Twins was directed by Ivan Reitman. Twins is… Metal.

Motorhead "The World Is Yours" large album pic!

On this day in 2011 Motörhead performs a concert at Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, Sweden. This was one of many stops on Motörhead’s The Wörld is Yours Tour. Long live the grand Motörhead.

Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction - promo album cover pic - #777GNR

On December 9th, 1991Guns N’ Roses made their debut at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in the first of a three night sold-out stand. Guns N’ Roses drew over 54,000 fans and grossed over $1.3 million (U.S. dollars). That’s a lot of pizza and root beer money.

Iced Earth - Dystopia promo album pic!

On this day in 2011 – The great ICED EARTH perform a concert at Eventhalle in Geiselwind, Germany. This performance from ICED EARTH was part of the Christmas Metal Festival 2011 and on the band’s World Dystopia Tour 2011-2012.

Machine Head - promo band pic - Bloodstone & Diamonds - 2014 - #77MH

On December 9th, 2014 – The mighty Machine Head perform a concert at Guildhall in Portsmouth, England. Machine Head are touring in support of their new studio album: Bloodstone & Diamonds. Metal be thy name.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 7th…

Posted in classic rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love - promo single sleeve pic - #1969RP

On December 7th, 1969 – The iconic Led Zeppelin have a hit on the Top Forty of Billboards Hot 100 Singles Chart, with Whole Lotta Love and it eventually reaches #4. This would be Led Zeppelin’s first hit single in the United States. Whole Lotta Love is featured on Led Zeppelin’s second studio album: Led Zeppelin II.

Boston "Boston" large promo album pic!

On this day in 1976Boston performs at the Hara Arena, in Dayton, Ohio. Whoa!

Foreigner - Agent Provacateur - promo album cover pic - #1985MJ

On December 7th, 1984 – Agent Provocateur, the fifth studio album from Foreigner, was released. This album went on to reach #4 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, selling three million copies (plus) in the United States.

Heart - Never - promo single sleeve pic - #1985NW

On this day in 1985 – Heart hits #4 with Never. This song is featured on Heart’s eighth studio album: Heart. Whoa, again!

RUSH - classic band logo - magenta - #2014GLNPAL

On December 7th, 1985RUSH performed live at the New Haven Coliseum, in New Haven, Connecticut. Long live RUSH.

Edward Scissorhands - promo movie poster pic - #1990JDEPP

On this day in 1990 – The Fantasy/Drama/Dark Comedy film Edward Scissorhands  was released to theaters on the wide-screen. Starring the legendary Johnny Depp and directed by the great Tim Burton, the star-studded cast included: Winona Ryder, Vincent Price, Kathy Baker, Alan Arkin, Dianne Wiest and Anthony Michael Hall. This movie is, without a doubt Metal. Rest in peace, Vincent Price.

Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident" x-large album pic!

On December 7th, 1993Guns N’ Roses announced that their cover of Charles Manson’s Look at Your Game, Girl will remain on their covers album The Spaghetti Incident?, despite protests. It was also announced that royalties will go to the son of a Manson family victim. In my honest Metal opinion, this song (if you can call it that) super sucks so incredibly bad that it stinks of putrid donkey poop. Did I mention this song is lousy?

Motorhead - promo group pic - #10

On this day in 2012 – The mighty Motörhead perform live at Bernexpo Halle 4, in Berne, Switzerland for the Metal Christmas Festival. This was a date on Motörhead’s The Wörld is Yours Tour. Long live Motörhead.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 5th… From Slade To Helloween

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Badfinger - No Matter What - promo single - 45rpm cover sleeve - #1970BF

On December 5th, 1970Badfinger peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit No Matter What. This was Badfinger’s second top ten single in the United States; their first top ten single in the U.S. was Come And Get It. Def Leppard went on to cover No Matter What, back in 2005 for their release: Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Collection. Whoa!

Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody - promo single - 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1972S

On this day in 1973 Slade reaches #1 in the UK with Merry Christmas Everybody. It will remain at #1 for five weeks, becoming Slade’s biggest single, while returning to the charts in later years. This song also became Slade’s sixth #1 single in the UK, as well.

Beverly Hills Cop - Promo Movie Poster - #1985EM

On December 5th, 1984Beverly Hills Cop, the hilarious Action/Comedy film, starring the great Eddie Murphy was released on wide-screens. Beverly Hills Cop also starred: Damon Wayans, Judge Reinhold and John Ashton.

Heartbreak Ridge - promo movie poster - #1986 - Clint Eastwood

On this day in 1986Heartbreak Ridge, a War movie starring the great Clint Eastwood was released on wide-screens. Clint Eastwood plays the role of the rugged and battlefield trained Sergeant Tom Highway, as he embarks on his final tour of duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. I won’t give away any more about this movie, trust me when I tell you it’s a classic and a must see!

RUSH - classic logo - #337772014

On December 5th, 1987 – The legendary RUSH performed a concert at the New Haven Coliseum, in New Haven, Connecticut. RUSH were finally inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013. Metal Amen to that!

Poison - publicity band pic - band logo - #19991205

Warrant - promo band pic - band logo - Jani Lane - #1990WRJL

On this day in 1990Poison and Warrant performed live at the Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Metal be thy name! Rest in peace, Jani Lane.

Helloween - promo band banner - 2014 - #86800

On December 5th, 2013 – The great Helloween performed live at La Trastienda Club, Montevideo, Uruguay. This stop was part of Helloween’s Hellish Rock – Part II Tour. Helloween were touring in support of their fourteenth studio album: Straight Out Of Hell; which was released in January of 2013. Whoa and yeah!! I want out!!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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