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On This Day In METAL History – March 16th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bon Jovi - band logo - New Jersey - #22777 - BJMOJBJ

1989 – MTV announced it is was giving away Jon Bon Jovi’s childhood home in Sayreville, New Jersey. This announcement was made on MTV’s MTV’s Giving Away Bon Jovi’s House contest. MTV had received over three million phone calls; in turn this blew out the phone lines in Newark, New Jersey and Chicago, Illinois. Whoa!

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

2015 – The eighth studio album from Nickelback, No Fixed Address, is persevering on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, falling three notches to #113. This album has spent 16 consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #4.

Nickelback - Dark Horse - promo album cover pic - #7739NMO

2015Nickelback’s sixth studio album from 2008, Dark Horse, climbs seven notches to #168, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This album peaked at #2 and has spent 158 weeks on this chart.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Birthday balloons - nighttime - clip-art!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JERRY LEWIS!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHUCK WOOLERY!

Stone.

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On This Day In METAL History – November 7th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman - promo cover pic - #777OO

1981 – The super legendary Ozzy Osbourne hits #14 in the UK with his second solo studio album Diary of a Madman. Sadly, this is the last studio album to feature the amazing Randy Rhoads, due to his passing in March of 1982 at the very young age of 25. Although not credited, bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake were the true rhythm section that played on this entire album’s original release.

Guns N Roses - Classic Logo - #551966GNR

1991 – Rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin quit Guns N’ Roses and was replaced by guitarist Gilby Clarke. Izzy Stradlin was a co-founder of Guns N’ Roses and continued onward with a successful solo recording career, amassing eleven studio albums to date.

Queen - Made In Heaven - promo album cover pic - 1995 - small

1995 – Made in Heaven, the fifteenth and last studio album of original material from Queen, featuring the iconic vocalist Freddie Mercury, releases four years after his passing away. Made In Heaven reached #1 on the UK albums chart and peaked at #58 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Pearl Jam - Vitalogy - promo CD cover pic - #1995PJ

1995 – Pearl Jam ended their tour in support of their third studio album Vitalogy, in the second of a two night sold out performance at the San Diego Sports Arena. The legendary Ramones opened both concerts.

Black Sabbath - Reunion - promo album cover pic - #1995BSBW

1998 – Black Sabbath entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at #11 with their live double album Reunion. This album was recorded during two concerts at the National Exhibition Centre Arena, in their hometown of Birmingham, UK. Reunion went on to become certified Platinum, by the RIAA, in the United States. All four original members of Black Sabbath had reunited: vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward.

Def Leppard - Classic Band Logo - 2013

2008 – The performance of Def Leppard & Taylor Swift together on CMT Crossroads premiered. This episode showed these artists performing four of Taylor Swift’s songs and four Def Leppard classics. Metal be thy name.

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KISS - Tommy Thayer - Guitar magazine cover promo - #44777

TOMMY THAYER

On November 7th, 1960, Tommy Thayer was born in Portland, Oregon. Happy Birthday, Tommy! Tommy Thayer is famously known as a former guitarist for Black N’ Blue and current/longtime guitarist/songwriter for the legendary KISS. As a former co-founding member of Black ‘N Blue, he also co-wrote their songs. Above photo is the Tommy Thayer cover feature for the German issue of Guitar Magazine (May 15, 2008).

Rob Caggiano - Anthrax - Big Four - Revolver Trading Card - 2011

ROB CAGGIANO

On November 7th, 1976, Rob Caggiano was born, in the Bronx, New York. Happy Birthday, Rob! Hell yeah! Rob is a musician and producer, famously known as a former guitarist for Anthrax and current guitarist for Volbeat. Rob was also a member of the Hard Rock supergroup: The Damned Things. Above photo is a Big Four trading card inserted inside a newsstand edition of Revolver magazine, from September/October 2011.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers – A Metal Odyssey Happy Birthday Shout Out!

Posted in alternative rock, celebrity birthdays, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 16, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(Second from left is Flea)

FLEA – Back on October 16th, 1962, Michael Peter Balzary aka Flea was born. Flea is famously known around the planet and other distant galaxies as the co-founding member and bassist for Red Hot Chili Peppers. Recently, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame “nominated” Red Hot Chili Peppers for the 2012 induction class. I hope Flea and his band do get that Rockin’ honor they deserve. Flea turns 49 years young today, so without further delay…

Happy Rockin’

Birthday

Flea!

LONG LIVE FLEA.

LONG LIVE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.

Stone.

SLASH – Happy Rockin’ Birthday From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in celebrity birthdays, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 23, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

SLASHGuns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash’s Snakepit, sought after solo artist, legendary guitarist… ’nuff said. Oh, there is one more thing: Slash was born on this date of July 23rd, back in 1965!

HAPPY

ROCKIN’

BIRTHDAY

SLASH!

LONG LIVE SLASH.

46 Years Young.

Stone.

Brian May – Happy Birthday From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in celebrity birthdays, classic rock, classic rock guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock guitarists, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

BRIAN MAY – On July 19th, 1947, Brian May was born. Brian May turns 64 years young today! Happy Birthday Brian May! Being the legendary guitarist and songwriter for the also legendary Queen, it is difficult to not have Brian’s name mentioned in any discussion about all-time greatest guitarists. His signature guitar sound is so recognizable and downright classic.

While I was growing up as a young lad, I can recall hearing Queen on the radio. I remember thinking to myself, that Queen’s songs moved me in such a psyched-out way. Realistically, all those same Queen songs I heard so long ago, when I didn’t even own a legitimate stereo, still psyche me out today. Timeless Rock written and played by timeless musicians, such as Brian May… never fades away.

Pictured at top of post: Brian May – Back To The Light, (UK album cover)/Released in 1992 on Parlophone Records (UK) and 1993 on Hollywood Records (U.S.)

LONG LIVE BRIAN MAY.

Stone.

Metal Odyssey Says: Happy Metal Birthday Scott Coverdale!

Posted in celebrity birthdays, classic rock, classic rock music, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAY SCOTT COVERDALE! – Metal Odyssey would like to wish contributing writer and Metal Researcher, Scott Coverdale, a Happy Metal Birthday! Yes, Scott turns (?) old today, March 24th, 2011. Let’s just say that Scott is “old enough” to “somehow” remember going to the 1988 Monsters Of Rock Festival in Foxsborough, Massachusetts and NOT “old enough” to remember watching the Beatles make their historical debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.

I would like to thank Scott Coverdale for his contributions, fact finding research and digging through CD’s for Metal Odyssey. Remember, my best Metal Buddy Scott… it’s all done in the name of METAL!

I chose the 1988 album cover of AC/DC – Blow Up Your Video (top of post) due to the Metal memories it provides me. You see, this 1988 AC/DC concert is single handedly, the most obnoxiously funny time I’ve ever had with Scott Coverdale at any we went to together. AC/DC Rocked the hell out of the Hartford Civic Center that night too! 1988 was a very cool Metal year indeed. Heatseeker! Uh… Metal be thy name.

LONG LIVE SCOTT COVERDALE.

“HAVE A DRINK ON ME”

Stone.

Eddie Van Halen – Happy Metal Birthday From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in celebrity birthdays, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

EDDIE VAN HALEN – Back on January 26, 1955, one of the greatest guitar players that has ever roamed the Rock and Heavy Music landscape was born. This icon of Rock is also a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer as well. Incredibly documented and noted for his superior guitar wizardry, that in turn has made him become a most influential musician spanning Rock ‘N’ Roll generations is – Eddie Van Halen. Happy Metal Birthday Eddie! The legendary founding member and lead guitarist for Van Halen turns a young 56 today! Whoa… YEAH!

(VAN HALEN I – 1978/Warner Bros. Records)

Van Halen I and Van Halen II are both albums that made my eyeballs widen and my jaw drop to the ground when I was just a young lad. All I can remember was thinking to myself… what is this? This music, this Heavy sound, THAT guitar! I would confidently venture to guess, that I’m not alone in that Rock ‘N’ Roll memory. This was 1978 and 1979 when these first two Van Halen albums were released respectively. Van Halen’s wide-open Hard Rock meets Heavy Metal sound and vibe created some excitement, that was and still is damn amazing to my ears to this very day!

CRANK UP SOME VAN HALEN TODAY AND YELL F’N YEAH!

Guess what? Guess who else shares their birthday with Eddie Van Halen on this 26th day of January? Need some hints? He’s a Metalhead lifer. The dude writing this. Stone. That’s me! YEAH! Happy Metal Birthday to me! I turn a very young 18 today! Um, alright… maybe I’m not 18 after all. Just add “27” to “18” and you win the Metal prize… which is the answer to my real age! The older I get, the more Rock ‘N’ Roll I need… and Metal is my all natural elixir.

(VAN HALEN II – 1979/Warner Bros. Records)

LONG LIVE EDDIE VAN HALEN.

LONG LIVE VAN HALEN.

LONG LIVE STONE.

Stone.

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