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A Personal Message From KIX

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Hello friends! Jimmy here! As you all know, I’ve had some health issues in the last few months. I’ve been working hard to get back into playing shape, but unfortunately I’ve had a couple setbacks in the last few weeks. With the support of my wife Cathy, my KIX bandmates and crew, and all of our friends and fans, I will continue working to return to Rock Your Face Off to the best of my ability. But I’m not there yet.

I’ve come to the realization that I will not be able to return to the stage as soon as I was hoping. I’ve been discussing with my wife and bandmates all the different scenarios for KIX to get back to playing for our fans again. We’ve all thought long and hard about it and have decided it is best to go forward with someone to fill in for me until I can return. We are very fortunate to have found someone who I think is the best possible choice for us.

Please show your love and support to Matt Starr as we welcome him into the KIX camp. He is an amazing drummer/vocalist who has played with many top artists, notably Ace Frehley and Mr. Big. I am humbled and honored that he has agreed to help us out and I welcome him with open arms. As of now, Matt will be playing all the KIX shows until further notice. Please show your support of the band, and Matt, until I can make my return. See you soon! -Jimmy

Source: KIX newsletter


Roxanne “Stereo Typical” To Be Released By Rat Pak Records On February 24th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Not many bands can say they are releasing their third album thirty-five years after their debut, but not many bands have the history that California rockers Roxanne have. Originally formed in the late 80’s, Roxanne garnered commercial success with their 1988 self-titled debut album which was well received with two songs charting on rock radio; “Cherry Bay” and “Sweet Maria”, as well as a cover of Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music.”

The band is back with their first album of new material in five years and second for Rat Pak Records. Stereo Typical features ten brand new songs from the quartet comprised of Jamie Brown (Vocals, Guitar), John Butler (Guitar), Joe Infante (Bass) and Dave Landry (Drums). The new album also features guest appearance from Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big, dUg Pinnick of King’s X and Jeff Scott Soto. Stereo Typical is scheduled for release worldwide on February 24th.

From the driving intro of album opener “Stereotypical” to the anthemic outro of “Without A Rope,” Roxanne is back with their signature sound of rock-n-roll that garnered them a legion of fans in the late 80’s and continue to support them today. Tracks like “Gotta Live,” “The Cost Of Living” and “Until They Do” are chock full of memorable hooks and melodies. Mr. Big guitarist Paul Gilbert adds a blistering solo to the piano ballad “Looks Like Rain.” King’s X frontman dUg Pinnick offers his vocal talents to the catchy “Only A Call Away” and Jeff Scott Soto shines on the first single “Keep On Keepin’ On.

01 Stereo Typical
02 Looks Like Rain (ft Paul Gilbert)
03 Gotta Live (explicit)
04 Only A Call Away (ft dUg Pinnick)
05 The Cost Of Living
06 Open Book
07 Waiting For Laura
08 Keep On Keepin’ On (ft Jeff Scott Soto)
09 Until They Do
10 Without A Rope
11 Nothing To Lose (bonus track)

Source: Rat Pak Records

FASTER PUSSYCAT – Announce Double A-Side Singles ‘Like A Ghost’ And ‘Pirate Love’

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Pre-order/add/save ‘Like a Ghost and ‘Pirate Love’ HERE

Iconic rockers Faster Pussycat have announced the upcoming release of double A-side singles ‘Like a Ghost‘ and ‘Pirate Love‘ which will be available digitally, via Golden Robot Records on November 28.

This release is the first for the band under the Golden Robot umbrella with Taime Downes saying earlier this year “The band and I are over the moon to join the Golden Robot Records rock-n-roll family! We are super excited to release some of our badass new tunes globally – we know the label see our vision and supports the band and we feel completely at home here.”

The double A-side single comes just a few months before Faster Pussycat are expected to hit Australian shores with an exclusive Australian tour edition of ‘Like a Ghost‘ and ‘Pirate Love‘ on coloured translucent blue 7″ vinyl available to purchase at these shows with only limited stock to be made available online.

Watch the video teaser for ‘Like A Ghost’ HERE

Like a Ghost‘ is a track about growing up in the 70’s, listening to the radio and doing what kids do and the memories it brings back. It features Taime‘s signature vocals carrying the song through to completion. The production on this track is second to none with blistering guitars and the band in full force.

Pirate Love‘ a cover of the legend Johnny Thunders stays true to the original with both tracks complimenting each other with strong instrumentals, killer vocals and an edge to them – everything you would expect from a top-shelf Faster Pussycat release.

Pre-order/add/save ‘Like a Ghost and ‘Pirate Love’ HERE


Faster Pussycat is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California

Faster Pussycat has been releasing albums over the past 30 plus years, and have grown to be one of the most influential hard rock bands in the USA, especially during the late 1980s and early 1990s, resulting in sales over two million plus records worldwide and over 215,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone with millions of streams. The band still tour the world and will be in Australia in January 2023.

Source: Golden Robot Records


Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on November 18, 2020 by Metal Odyssey



NEW YORK, NY (November – 2020) In a year full of bad news, KIX is excited to bring some good news to their fans. On the 35th anniversary of the release of Midnite Dynamite, Maryland hard rock icons, KIX will release Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit (track listing below), on November 20, 2020. For Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit, KIX partnered with long-time collaborator and the album’s original producer, Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Ratt, Warrant, KIX), for a blistering update of the fan-favorite album. Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit is available for pre-order now on the band’s webstore where fans can also purchase special commemorative merchandise including T-shirts, hoodies, keychains, and more.

KIX’s third album of their career, originally released October 7, 1985, Midnite Dynamite reflected the band’s true essence, as the popular musical landscape of the mid 80’s had shifted in their favor. From the slash-and-burn riffing of the album’s title track and the high-speed antics of “Layin’ Rubber,” to the Aerosmith flavored groove of numbers like “Cold Shower” and “Sex,” to the heart-break melancholia of the album’s sole ballad, “Walkin’ Away,” Midnite Dynamite is packed with material that delivers not only attitude in spades, but also pummels the listener with hook after hook.

Thirty-five years after its initial release, Midnite Dynamite remains a fan and band favorite, and Hill (who also remixed KIX’s hit album Blow My Fuse to mark its 30th anniversary in 2018) relished the opportunity to return to the original 1985 multi-track tapes.

About the new mix, Hill says, “The guitars don’t have as much schmutz on them as the original, and Steve’s vocal just jumps off the page now without all the bulls**t that I was putting on it then. I guess that’s what happens when you mix and produce for an additional 35 years.”

“Back in the 80s, everything had way too much echo, way too much reverb,” recalls vocalist Steve Whiteman. “It was so muddy that sometimes you would lose some really dynamic performances. Beau cleaned all that up on the Blow My Fuse re-release, and he’s doing the same thing on Midnite Dynamite, so it sounds incredible.”

Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit also includes original demo recordings for seven out of the ten songs, plus one early album mix of the song, “Walking Away.”  “We chose to include a demo disc, like Fuse 30 Reblown, even though we were missing two songs,” says bassist Mark Schenker. “Nobody had a copy on either cassette or two track stereo quarter-inch tape. I searched high and low and couldn’t find the demos of ‘Scarlet Fever,’ or ‘Bang Bang.’”

In 2014, KIX released their seventh full-length album, Rock Your Face Off (Loud & Proud Records) their first studio effort since 1995’s Show Business. The album debuted at #1 on Amazon’s “Hard Rock and Metal “chart, in the Top 50 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart, #5 on the “Independent Albums “chart, #11 on the “Top Internet “chart, #17 on the “Top Rock Albums” chart, #27 on the “Indie/Small Chain Core Stores” chart and #33 on the “Physical” chart. 

KIX last released Can’t Stop The Show: The Return Of KIX on October 21, 2016, a two-disc DVD/CD set that entered the Billboard Top Music Video Sales chart at #3, and rose to the #1 position, the band’s highest charting debut and first #1 ever in their 35-year history.  The 71-minute film offered an in-depth look into KIX’s decision to record their first new album, 2014’s Rock Your Face Off, in almost 20 years.

In 2018, KIX celebrated the 30th Anniversary of their biggest album, Blow My Fuse,with Blow My Fuse Re-Blown, a two-disc set with a remixed/remastered version of the album, along with the original demo recordings for all 10 songs. The reunion with Beau Hill for this remix sparked the initiative to revisit Midnite Dynamite and take a similar approach to updating KIX’s legacy.

KIX will hit the road in 2021 playing select deep cuts from the album Midnite Dynamite to celebrate the release of Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit. All tour dates can be found on the band’s website.


DISC ONE: Re-mixed by Beau Hill; mastered by Jay Frigoletto

  1. Midnite Dynamite


  1. Red Hot (Black & Blue)


  1. Bang Bang (Balls Of Fire)


  1. Layin’ Rubber


  1. Walkin’ Away


  1. Scarlet Fever


  1. Cry Baby


  1. Cold Shower


  1. Lie Like A Rug


  1. Sex


DISC TWO: Original Demo Recordings

  1. Midnite Dynamite (Demo Version)


  1. Red Hot (Black & Blue Demo Version)


  1. Layin’ Rubber (Demo Version)


  1. Walkin’ Away (early album mix)


  1. Cry Baby (Demo Version)


  1. Cold Shower (Demo Version)


  1. Lie Like A Rug (Demo Version)


  1. Sex (Demo Version)

Source: 37-Media Press





DANGER DANGER Returns To Japan!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

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DANGER DANGER – 30th Anniversary JAPAN TOUR 2019

2019/12/10 Tokyo – Shibuya @ CLUB QUATTRO
2019/12/12 Osaka – Umeda @ CLUB QUATTRO

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Source: Danger Danger



ANGELES – Entire Whisky A Go Go Show Video Footage Unleashed!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, music videos, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 29, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

On February 28th, the legendary LA Rockers ANGELES shared the stage with Jake E. Lee’s RED DRAGON CARTEL at Whisky A Go Go. Now the band has posted online a video footage from the entire show, watch it here: or below:

Just previously ANGELES announced their brand new song “Rolling Like Thunder” coming out worldwide on April 5th, via Bongo Boy Records, included on the label’s Hard Rock / Metal album Emidio’s Rock Den Vol. 2! “Rolling Like Thunder” is also coming out on Dark Star/Sony as a single in early May!

Album Page for Emidio’s Rock Den Vol. 2:
Album Project details:

Watch the revised video for the song “Pain”, taken from the band’s new album “Time of Truth” (released on October 16th, via Bongo Boy Records):

Also check out the video for the first single “God, Country and King”, here:

“Time of Truth” album is featured by the band’s new lead singer Daniel Ferreira. Get “Time of Truth” Physical CD’s at this location (, available also on all digital downloads.

“Time of Truth” – Track Listing:
1. Pain – Lytle/ LeBoeuf / Ferreira
2. Not Here to Play – Lytle / Lewis
3. Hollywood – Lytle / Thrill
4. Trouble – Lytle / Lewis
5. Goodbye – Lytle / LeBoeuf
6. We’re No Angels – Lytle / Raudman
7. Are You Ready For Your Sins – Lytle / Ferreira
8. Lonely Road – Lytle / Thrill
9. Band Plays On – Lytle / Lewis
10. Shiver Me Timbers – Lytle /Raudman
11. God, Country and King – Lytle / Lewis

On February 2019, ANGELES emerged to Dark Star Records/Sony, besides their long time label partner Bongo Boy Records, promoting “Time of Truth” worldwide through both labels.

ANGELES Line-up:
Demon Dale aka Dale Lytle – Guitar
Daniel Ferreira – Vocals
Rob Saranpa – Bass Guitar
Danny Basulto – Drums


Dale Lytle and Dave Raudman united the musicians that would form the band known as Angeles. Their first Hollywood gig was at the Troubadour where they were setting attendance records playing the midnight slot on Sunday nights. They also played at The Whiskey and The Roxy on the Sunset strip in Hollywood California and they became one of L.A.’s largest Indie bands of the 80’s. They performed at Devonshire Downs outdoor stadium to over 6,000 people twice and also played In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida with Ron Bushy from Iron Butterfly.

In 1984, Angeles performed at the Reseda Country Club, appearing with Bon Jovi. They have also shared a stage with Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Ratt, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Ronnie James Dio, Jefferson Starship, Robbie Krieger of the Doors, Jack Russell’s “Great White”, The Tubes, Foghat, Y&T, Michael Schenker and Dokken just to name a few of the legends of Rock N Roll. Signed to Mystic records, Angeles recorded their debut album “We’re No Angels”. In 1984. They were featured in the1985 September issue of Hit Parader magazine. A number of Angeles’ songs, including “Nasty Girls”, “You Want Me To Love You”, and “Can’t Find the Words” has been played on nationwide radio stations.

In 1999, their album “No Limits” was featured on 95.5 KLOS Local Licks Sunday night program. Angeles was honored to not only be featured on the program four times, but they were also the only band to ever have six songs played on a Double Local Licks feature in a single program. During one week in 1999, “Can’t Find the Words” was played 527 times. The song continued to play nationwide on radio stations. Angeles has released 12 albums (CDs) to date with “Time of Truth’ being released in October, 2018 on Bongo Boy Records.

More information at:
Bongo Boy Records here:
Dark Star Records/Sony here:

Source: Alpha Omega Management



AC/DC (BRIAN JOHNSON Era) – Metal Odyssey’s Staff Picks Their Top 5 Songs!

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

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AC/DC – The Brian Johnson era of AC/DC may have come to a close, only an untold number of Brian Johnson fans will forever celebrate his 36 year tenure, as the iconic vocalist for the band. No one can replace Brian Johnson as the lead singer for AC/DC and Scott Coverdale and myself are surely not alone with this sentiment. Long Live Brian Johnson!

Today, Scott and I have released our Top 5 Brian Johnson Era of AC/DC songs, respectively. Take a look below and agree or disagree. Please feel free to comment and leave your Top 5 Songs from this historical era of AC/DC. We’d be psyched to see what you have to say! Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Stone’s Top 5 Songs From The Brian Johnson Era:

  1. Hells BellsBack In Black (1980)
  2. Let’s Get It UpFor Those About To Rock We Salute You (1981)
  3. Back In BlackBack In Black (1980)
  4. Guns For Hire Flick Of The Switch (1983)
  5. Money TalksThe Razors Edge (1990)

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Scott Coverdale’s Top 5 Songs From The Brian Johnson Era:

  1. Shoot To ThrillBack In Black (1980)
  2. Guns For HireFlick Of The Switch (1983)
  3. HeatseekerBlow Up Your Video (1988)
  4. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) – ” (1981)
  5. Hells BellsBack In Black (1980)






DOKKEN – Metal Odyssey’s Staff Picks Their Top 5 DOKKEN Songs!

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

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Metal Odyssey‘s Stone and Scott Coverdale have decided to pick their Top 5 Dokken songs, in order of preference. Listening to some classic DOKKEN is a hella cool thing to do, you know? By the way, George Lynch is a guitar God. Enjoy the list and let us know your favorite DOKKEN songs! Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

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Stone’s Top 5 DOKKEN Songs:

  1. It’s Not LoveUnder Lock And Key (1985)
  2. Mr. Scary (instrumental) – Back For The Attack (1987)
  3. Dream WarriorsBack For The Attack (1987)
  4. Into The FireTooth And Nail (1984)
  5. Burning Like A FlameBack For The Attack (1987)

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Scott Coverdale’s Top 5 DOKKEN Songs:

  1. Don’t Close Your EyesTooth And Nail (1984)
  2. Kiss Of DeathTooth And Nail (1984)
  3. In My DreamsUnder Lock And Key (1985)
  4. Breaking The ChainsBreaking The Chains (1983)
  5. Into The FireTooth And Nail (1984)






TRIXTER “Human Era” – New Studio Album Releasing The First Week Of June; “Rockin To The Edge Of The Night” Music Video Streaming!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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TRIXTER will be releasing their new studio album, Human Era, via Frontiers Music srl, this coming June! The release dates are as follows: June 5th EU, June 8th UK and June 9th U.S. This highly anticipated new studio album from TRIXTER also has a new music video out: Rockin’ To The Edge Of The Night. I love this song, man! Check it out below and let the good-times vibes saturate your Rockin’ soul! Whoa!

Rockin’ To The Edge Of The Night



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On This Day In METAL History – March 25th… From Van Halen To Saxon

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on March 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On March 25th, 1978 – The amazing Van Halen had their hit single, You Really Got Me, at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the first studio album from Van Halen, commonly referred to as Van Halen I. Ray Davies of The Kinks originally wrote this song and it was released by The Kinks back in 1964. Whoa, man!

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On this day in 1982 – The might SAXON performed at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.


On March 25th, 1989Vixen had their memorable hit single, Cryin’, standing at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Cryin’ is featured on the 1988 debut and self-titled album from Vixen.

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On this day in 1991 – The great Steelheart, BulletBoys and Great White performed at the Towson Center Arena in Towson, Maryland, USA. Very cool!

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On March 25th, 2015 – Yes, the latest studio album from Nickelback is still holding its own, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Spending 17 consecutive weeks on this chart, No Fixed Address is at #143 for this week.


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On This Day In METAL History – October 8th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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On October 8th, 1971 – Led Zeppelin II was enjoying its 100th week on the UK album charts. It was Led Zeppelin’s first album to hit #1 in the United States. Led Zeppelin II is certified 12 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for United States sales of 12 million copies.

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On this day in 1987 – All three members of ZZ Top made advance bookings for seats on the first passenger flight to the Moon. That flight is still pending… and pending…

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On October 8th, 1988 – Metallica peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with …And Justice for All. This was their first album to reach the top ten in the United States. …And Justice For All goes on to sell eight million copies in the United States.

Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel - single cover promo pic

On October 8th, 1988 – Cheap Trick peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of Don’t Be Cruel. This was the first Elvis Presley cover song to enter the Top 10 in the United States since Elvis Presley’s death. Pictured above is the 12″ vinyl single cover art for Don’t Be Cruel.

Def Leppard - Love Bites - CD promo cover pic

On this day in 1988 – Def Leppard hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Love Bites. This marked the band’s fifth single from their multi-million selling Hysteria album. Pictured above is the CD single cover art for Love Bites.

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Above: the second studio album from Poison.

Below: the 7″ vinyl cover art sleeve for Poison’s Fallen Angel.

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On October 8th, 1988 – Poison hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Fallen Angel. This single is featured on the band’s Open Up and Say… Ahh! studio album from 1988.

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

On this day in 1993 – Aerosmith hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Cryin’. This single is featured on the band’s 1993 studio album: Get A Grip.


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KISS “Reason To Live” – 1987 Music Video Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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What has inspired me to choose this 1987 music video from the iconic KISS for Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day, are the lyrics. If you can get past the cheese and sugar-free cola imagery of the video itself, the message is simple: Everybody’s got a reason to live. Too many innocent people are dying in our world today due to wars, gang violence, unrest and hostility. Crippled, sickly children and adults are struggling everyday to live; while their waking up the next day is a personal victory. Homeless people have tales to tell; if only anyone would listen. Ebola is on the loose in Western Africa, with no validated medical cure at hand.

Too much (irrational) emphasis is put on a person’s value to society or their family; based on how high their salary is. Skin color or one’s religious loyalty (or lack thereof) can ignite unspeakable hate crimes and racism. Immigrant has become a four-letter word? Heroine is taking the lives of people around-the-clock. Community food pantries struggle to stay stocked.

Plus, if you factor in the Oregon wife and mother of two toddlers, Jennifer Huston, who went missing on July 24th (later to be found yesterday) twenty-five miles from her home, deceased and outside of her vehicle on a remote dirt road, the meaning and value of life becomes more profound. No one has all the answers to the suffering, still, as a global community, humanity needs to obliterate insanity.

I am not preaching, just stating the facts and venting about what is reality in our world today. Please don’t get depressed from all of this; instead LIVE each day and tell those you love… that you love them. Help a stranger; that same stranger may help you someday. Don’t think about donating to or volunteering for a reputable cause… DO IT!!

What is grand about this video is we can all witness the late and great Eric Carr playing the drums. Now that’s NOT cheese or sugar-free cola at all. I hope you can take in the lyrics and enjoy this music video. Metal be thy name. – Stone


Reason To Live was written by Paul Stanley and Desmond Child.

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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:

Facebook: Killer Dwarfs


Russ Dwarf:

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LOVERBOY – HEARTBREAKER (Official Video); Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Available Now!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HEARTBREAKER (Official Video) Is Here!

Taken from “Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival”: LOVERBOY’s return with 3 brand new tracks (2 of them produced by Bob Rock of AC/DC and Metallica fame) and fabulous live versions of such classics as Working For The Weekend; Lovin’ Every Minute of It; Turn Me Loose and more !

 Available now !


(Source: Frontiers Records)

For more related LOVERBOY info, click the link below!

LOVERBOY – Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival EPK (Official); Album Releases August 24th On Frontiers Records

For more info on this LOVERBOY album, click on the link below!



TRIXTER “New Audio Machine” – 100% ROCKS! TRIXTER IS BACK!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on April 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

TRIXTER – After reuniting back in 2007, the original lineup of TRIXTER have performed at Rocklahoma (2008) and the 2010 M3 Rock Festival, (to name a couple), therefore they have stayed relevant and in the scene in recent years. The last studio album from New Jersey’s TRIXTER was Hear!, released back in 1992 on MCA Records. It’s been a long time for patient fans of TRIXTER to finally sink their Hard Rockin’ ears into a new studio album from this band… the  wait is over!

New Audio Machine will be released on April 20th (Europe) and April 24th (North America) on Frontiers Records. For longtime fans of TRIXTER, this new album has been well worth the wait! This is the second time this week I will state: Sound the Hard Rock bells of glory, tell your children this story and open the flood gates to AOR & Melodic Hard Rock euphoria! With both the new TYKETTO and TRIXTER albums crossing my path this week, I feel like I’ve hit the Melodic Hard Rock lottery.

(One of) my favorite tracks on New Audio Machine is Physical Attraction. The Arena Rock vibes overflow from this entire album, only Physical Attraction just turns up the psyche-out meter to a combustion level for me. With songs like Get On It and Ride, I fully realize that TRIXTER has tapped into their gold selling past and made certain to make a song that resonates both relevancy and old school Hard Rockin’ glory.

I’m very impressed by each and every song on New Audio Machine. Forget about any “instantly memorable song” here. This entire album is instantly memorable. This new album from TRIXTER should be marketed as a Hard Rock & Good Times Companion. Lead vocalist Peter Loran sounds reborn. The entire band plays like a Hard Rock mission statement that reads: “We shall ROCK your faces off and you shall beg for more!”

Yes, I am begging for more. The all-inclusive Melodic Hard Rock vibes and power that is generated from this album comes across very real to me. Big guitar riffs, leads and solos ablaze throughout this album. Psche-you-out chorus abounds from every turn. A booming rhythm section. An all-encompassing blanket of super-charged Hard Rock bliss is thrown upon me from New Audio Machine.

If you’re a TRIXTER fan, get ready to celebrate or keep that celebration going for this superb comeback album. For other fans of Melodic Hard Rock, Classic Rock and AOR… don’t make the foolish mistake of passing over New Audio Machine. As TRIXTER puts it best: “Rock ‘N Roll will save your soul.” My mission is done here now. The rest is up to you… just remember… TRIXTER IS BACK!!

Metal be thy name.



Peter  Loran– lead vocals, rhythm guitar

Steve Brown– lead guitar, harmonica, backing vocals

P. J. Farley– bass guitar, backing vocals

Mark “Gus” Scott– drums, percussion, backing vocals

New Audio Machine – Track Listing:

Drag Me Down

Get On It

Dirty Love


Live For The Day


Physical Attraction

Tattoos & Misery

The Coolest Thing

Save Your Soul

Walk With A Stranger


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