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Mike Portnoy Is New Twisted Sister Drummer

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock drummers, rock music with tags , , , , on April 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Mike Portnoy - Tweets On Twisted Sister Drumming - April 7 - 2015 - MOMPTS

The above 2 Twitter tweets posted by Mike Portnoy, (The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater), pretty much says it all. These 2 tweets were posted tonight, on April 7th. I am very happy to see that Twisted Sister has a legend such as Mike Portnoy chosen to be their drummer. Metal be thy name. – Stone






EyeHateGod’s Joseph M. LaCaze Passes On

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock drummers, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Joseph M. LaCaze - Eyehategod - publicity pic - #1 - 2013

Joseph M. LaCaze, New Orleans native and drummer for EyeHateGod, Mystick Krewe of Clearlight and Outlaw Order, passed away on August 23rd in New Orleans after a very successful five-week UK and European tour with EyeHateGod. He also performed ceremonial voodoo drumming in numerous solo experimental electronics projects. Doctors confirmed to family members that the cause of death was respiratory failure. He also suffered from long-term asthma.

An account is set up for the benefit of his daughter Lilith LaCaze. Checks can be made payable to the Lilith LaCaze or Joseph LaCaze donation fund at any Capital One Bank in any city.

We at Earsplit join the fans around the globe in mourning this tragic loss, and extend our sincerest sympathies to Joey’s family, friends and band mates. He will forever be remembered. Rest in peace.


Metal Odyssey extends sincere condolences to the family, friends and band mates of Joseph M. LaCaze.


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Rest In Peace, Joseph M. LaCaze.


Solo Artist and Eddie Money drummer needs your help in his fight against cancer!

Posted in classic rock, drummers, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, rock drummers, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on May 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Neighbors helping neighbors within the Rock ‘N Roll world is what it’s all about. I pray for a speedy recovery for Glenn Symmonds.

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313531_2468145498039_1779716387_nGlenn Symmonds

I recently got the news that a long time musician/friend has been diagnosed with cancer and is to start undergoing treatment.  If that isn’t bad enough, he is without insurance during this ordeal and will have to personally take care of all of his medical expenses which can be quite costly. Please join me in helping this great musician who you know as Glenn Symmonds – long time drummer for Eddie Money and has an extensive catalog of his solo work.  Here is the information from Glenn’s page:

Glenn was diagnosed with bladder cancer on April 23rd.

 He had surgery to remove a tumor from his bladder on April 29th.

He is scheduled to begin a 12-week round of chemotherapy on June 3rd.

He will have another surgery after the chemo treatment.

Like many professional musicians, Glenn is uninsured.

Cancer is expensive…. please help in anyway you can.

Big Love from…

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IRON MAIDEN – Their First 3 Studio Albums Featuring (The Late) Clive Burr On Drums: Are Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day!

Posted in drummers, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock drummers, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - debut album - promo cover pic - large!



IRON MAIDEN – In Metal tribute to the late and forever legendary Clive Burr, I have chosen the first 3 Iron Maiden studio albums as Stone’s METAL Picks Of The Day! Clive Burr was never marketed for an album as many drummers are today. Still, from the very beginning, Clive’s drumming introduced a fresh style, which sounded so natural, that it made the early Metal sound of Iron Maiden vibrate so exquisitely special for me. The NWOBHM was kicking in the door to my Metal soul… and I didn’t even know it back then.

These first 3 Iron Maiden albums still cast a magical Metal spell upon me. Simply put, I’ve never grown tired of them. I absolutely love the vocals of Paul Di’Anno, he brought his uniqueness to the table with Iron Maiden; just as Clive Burr delivered his unique style of drumming on these first 3 Iron Maiden classics.

As I listened back then, as I do today, the beats from Clive Burr were truly unlike any other. How can the haunting intro beats of Run To The Hills be denied? How can the near mystical percussion performance on Remember Tomorrow ever be forgotten? I won’t ever forget Clive Burr… and I know my fellow Metal brethren won’t either.

Iron Maiden - Killers - promo cover pic - large!


The last studio album to feature Paul Di’Anno on vocals and it’s a True Metal treasure to behold! I’ll always choose Murders In The Rue Morgue as my favorite song from Killers. Just hearing Clive Burr pound the cymbals on this song is grand stuff alone!

IRON MAIDEN "The Number Of The Beast" large album pic!!


Just an iconic debut with the legendary Bruce Dickinson! An entire new era of Iron Maiden had been ushered in with The Number Of The Beast. I’d have to pick Hallowed Be Thy Name as my favorite song from this album. Hallowed Be Thy Name can easily be my favorite Iron Maiden song of all-time too.


Iron Maiden - Maiden Japan - Live EP - promo cover pic


This live EP, Maiden Japan, also features Clive Burr during his prime! The album cover above is the version that I own. I was fortunate enough to score this gem on vinyl, at an antiques mall. Price: $10.00 (U.S.). That’s a Metal steal! I’ve seen this vinyl treasure selling online for much more than I paid! Metal be thy name.


For more info on IRON MAIDEN, click on the links below!

facebook: Iron Maiden





Michael Hossack, Legendary Drummer For Doobie Brothers – Rest In Peace

Posted in classic rock, Music, rock drummers, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

On Monday, March 12, 2012, Michael Hossack, the long time drummer for The Doobie Brothers passed away at his home in Dubois, Wyoming, at age 65. Michael Hossack succumbed to cancer, after a long and courageous battle against it. Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, friends, bandmates and fans of Michael Hossack.

Being the drummer on such ultra-classic Doobie Brothers albums as 1972’s Toulouse Street and 1973’s The Captain and Me are two of many reasons why Michael Hossack will forever be looked upon as a Rock and Classic Rock legend. The music Michael Hossack created will live on forever. A tremendous loss to the Rock ‘N Roll world this is.

Rest In Peace, Michael Hossack.

1946 – 2012


Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds: Happy Birthday From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in 1960's rock music, classic rock, classic rock bands, classic rock music, metal odyssey, Music, rock & roll, rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock and roll hall of fame members, rock and roll news, rock drummers, rock guitar legends, rock music, rock music history, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

Jim McCarty – Ultra legendary Rock ‘N’ Roll drummer Jim McCarty turns a very cool 67 today, July 25th, 2010. Happy Rockin’ Birthday Jim! Jim McCarty is the original drummer for the Yardbirds and with this iconic band has played alongside such unreal guitar legends: Eric Clapton, Jeff BeckJimmy Page and Chris Dreja, with equal legends in bass guitarist Paul Samwell-Smith and of course, the late vocalist Keith Relf… Rock And Roll Hall of Famers all. To get into how important and influential the Yardbirds were and still are would take many, many more words to write. (Hint: the eventual evolution of Led Zeppelin).

Besides being a drummer, Jim McCarty is also a vocalist, guitarist and composer. Jim McCarty has also released some solo albums, two examples are: Out Of The Dark (1994) and Sitting On The Top Of Time (2009). Other very well known bands Jim McCarty has played in are: RenaissanceIllusion and Box Of Frogs among others. It is pioneering Rock bands such as The Yardbirds that have paved the way for Rock ‘N’ Roll today… thank you Jim McCarty and long live Rock ‘N’ Roll!

* For more info on Jim McCarty and to learn about his diverse music career, (it is worth the Rock ‘N’ Roll knowledge), just click this link: Jim McCarty – Official Website

Long Live Jim McCarty!



Posted in 1970's classic rock albums, 1970's classic rock bands, 1970's hard rock bands, 1970's classic rock music, 1970's hard rock, 1970's rock bands, 1970's rock music, 1980's heavy metal albums, 1980's rock albums, 1980's rock music, 1980's heavy metal bands, 1980's heavy metal music, classic rock, classic rock albums, classic rock bands, classic rock music, cool album covers, hard rock drummers, hard rock music, heavy metal albums, heavy metal birthdays, heavy metal drummers, heavy metal music, metal odyssey, Music, old school heavy metal, rock & roll, rock and roll, rock and roll birthdays, rock drummers, rock music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Odyssey wants to give out a LOUD Happy Metal Birthday to legendary Rock drummer – Aynsley Dunbar! Aynsley Dunbar turns a solid and cool 64 years of age on January 10th, (born January 10, 1946). Aynsley Dunbar’s association to Heavy Metal is with Whitesnake, UFO and Sammy Hagar, (to name a few), being the drummer on one or some of their respective albums. Being the drummer for Frank Zappa in the early 1970’s is a music milestone in itself. Aynsley was also a member of Journey, being the drummer for their first four studio albums, released from 1975 to 1978. Let’s be real however, Aynsley Dunbar is a fabulous Rock drummer… period. Regardless of Rock genres Aynsley Dunbar has played, at the end of the Metal day it’s all about talent and musical integrity… and he has proved it for decades. A complete list of Rock musicians and bands, that Aynsley has performed with over the decades, would be a who’s who in Rock History for certain. In celebration of Aynsley Dunbar’s birthday and legendary Rock career, I have compiled a very abbreviated list, (in no particular order), of just some of the great Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal albums that he played drums on and bands he was a member of. By no means is this a definitive list of albums that Aynsley Dunbar has appeared on, just a Rock solid salute to his achievements in Rock History.

Thanks for all of the great Rock Music you have created and been a part of Aynsley Dunbar.

Visit the Official Web Site of Aynsley Dunbar by clicking here: Aynsley Dunbar – Legendary Rock Drummer – Official Site

Whitesnake – Whitesnake, (1987)

UFO – Convenant, (2000)

UFO – Sharks, (2002)

Journey – Journey, (1975)

Journey – Look Into The Future, (1976)

Journey – Next, (1977)

Journey – Infinity, (1978)

David Bowie – Diamond Dogs, (1974)

Frank Zappa – Apostrophe (‘), 1974

Jefferson Starship – Winds Of Change, (1982)

Ian Hunter – All American Alien Boy, (1976)

Mick Ronson – Slaughter On 10th Avenue, (1974)


Posted in 1980's hard rock bands, 1980's heavy metal bands, 1990's heavy metal bands, celebrity birthdays, hard rock drummers, hard rock fashions, hard rock music, heavy metal birthdays, heavy metal drummers, heavy metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock and roll fashions, rock celebrity birthdays, rock drummers, rock music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Odyssey hereby bellows, with Heavy Metal enthusiasm, a Happy Metal Birthday to Matt Sorum! 49 years on planet Earth has Matt Sorum been, arriving on November 19, 1960. Matt Sorum is the drummer for Velvet Revolver and former drummer for Guns N’ Roses and The Cult. (These are the most famous bands that Matt Sorum has been drummer for). A Heavy Metal milestone for Matt Sorum happened this Fall of 2009, where he filled in as the drummer for the ultra legendary Motorhead. (Mikkey Dee of Motorhead took a leave of absence to be on a reality television show, some sort of survivor type show).

Man, if there ever was a sharp dressed man, Matt Sorum has the knack for looking sharp. ZZ Top must have wrote Sharp Dressed Man with Matt Sorum in mind. Matt Sorum has his own clothing line too, if I had the extra loot I would be buying his stuff and strutting the look. Oh well, I guess the $12 jeans from Walmart will suffice me for now. Matt Sorum teamed up with renowned fashion designer Max Noce and launched the Sorum Noce Clothing Line this past March of 2009.

As for Matt Sorum on drums, what can I say? This guy is real good. C’mon, the three bands he has been drummer for are no slouches within the world of Heavy Metal. To have been the drummer for those three bands of their status, man, that basically says it all. Plus, once Velvet Revolver makes a return, (with a new lead singer of course), Matt Sorum will be manning the skins and continuing his Hard Rock/Heavy Metal legacy. As I read a quote from Lemmy Kilmister, (vocalist & bass guitarist of Motorhead), recently, he referred to Matt Sorum as a professional. ‘Nuff said.

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