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On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – September 18th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 18, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On September 18th, 1970Paranoid, the second studio album from BLACK SABBATH is released in the UK. Whoa!

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On September 18th, 1971BLACK SABBATH performed at the Civic Auditorium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. BLACK SABBATH were touring in support of their third studio album: Master Of Reality.


On September 18th, 1978BLACK SABBATH performed at the Assembly Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. On this world tour, BLACK SABBATH were promoting their eighth studio album: Never Say Die! The cool part here is VAN HALEN opened for BLACK SABBATH on this date!


On September 18th, 1995BLACK SABBATH performed at Rolling Stone in Milan, Italy. This tour was in support of their studio album: Forbidden. For technicality sake, this is the eighteenth BLACK SABBATH studio album.

This Forbidden version of BLACK SABBATH featured: vocalist Tony Martin, the legendary Tony Iommi on guitar, Neil Murray on bass, Bobby Rondinelli on drums and Geoff Nicholls on Keyboards.

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On September 18th, 2016BLACK SABBATHS’ Greatest Hits 1970-1978 is ranked at #22, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart (USA). Right on, man!

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On September 18th, 2016 – The debut and self-titled album from BLACK SABBATH is STILL appearing on the album charts, after 46 years! This iconic studio album is ranked at #63, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart (USA). Unbelievable and Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone






STRYPER – Issues Statements On Future Of Their Band

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, world news with tags , , , , on September 17, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From the Stryper Facebook – September 16, 2016:

As many of you know, we are preparing a tour to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of To Hell With The Devil. Although we’re extremely excited about this tour, our band and ministry is facing a crossroads for a variety of reasons, including some personal matters affecting our bassist, Tim Gaines that have affected the unity of our band.

As a result, upon the conclusion of this tour, we have decided to take a hiatus to allow each band member to think and pray about the direction of the band going forward.

We believe the right thing to do is to be open with all of you so we can continue on with integrity and put to rest any false rumors and accusations. We also believe we must honor our commitments in moving forward with the tour.

The name “Stryper” is very important to us. What (and who) it represents is even more important. We take what we do very seriously as a band and ministry and we believe it’s our duty to take this hiatus based on our faith, so we can move forward in the right way.

We do appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

God Bless you all,



From the Stryper Facebook – September 17, 2016:

Dear friends,

To adress a few concerns regarding our most recent statement:

1 – Tim has not left the band.

2 – We felt the need to make a statement based on a multitude of emails, texts, private messages and phone calls. Because of this, we felt that the right thing to do was to make you all aware of the situation before the tour rather than start the tour based on false rumors, speculations and gossip. We respect you all and you mean everything to us so we wanted to at least present a statement that would put to rest (at least to some degree) all the here say.

3 – The tour IS continuing. We are NOT canceling or postponing the tour. We made this decision based on honoring our commitments, as originally planned, with the original lineup.

4 – Stryper is not breaking up. We plan to take some time after the tour to reevaluate things and at the right time, we will proceed. There is more planned and we are looking forward to that.

5 – As stated, we are a ministry every bit as much as we are a rock band. Because of this, we have to deal with things accordingly and biblically. We’re not perfect, but we are accountable to God and each other. At least we should be. That’s not to be taken lightly or passively.

6 – Before you comment and respond emotionally, please understand that we have thought, prayed, talked and counseled with others for weeks about the right way to handle all of this. Our decision to release a statement with the content that it contains was based on patience, wisdom and honor. We’re trying to do the right thing. That’s all we can do.

Here’s to a great tour and God Bless you all!






On This Day In LED ZEPPELIN History – September 16th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 16, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On September 16th, 1970LED ZEPPELIN unseated the Beatles in The Most Popular Group category for the 1970 Melody Maker Poll Awards. Robert Plant was voted as Best Male Vocalist at this same awards. This historic event was hosted by The Savoy Hotel in London, England.

On September 16th, 1970Robert Plant and John Bonham did a TV interview on the BBC’s Nationwide.


On September 16th, 2016LED ZEPPELIN releases The Complete BBC Sessions; a newly re-mastered (re-release) which features 8 unreleased BBC recordings.

On September 16th, 2016LED ZEPPELIN‘s The Complete BBC Sessions is ranked at #22, on the iTunes Top 100 Albums Chart. Whoa!





LAST IN LINE – Announces Additional Dates For Heavy Crown Tour

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


From Last In Line Facebook:

We are happy to announce additional dates for our Heavy Crown Tour. See you on the road!

Tix & VIP meet & greet upgrade packages on sale NOW ►

22 – Costa Mesa, CA (Tiki Bar)
23 – Los Angeles, CA (Whisky A Go-Go)
28 – Sacramento, CA (The Boardwalk)
29 – Reno, NV (Rock Bar)
30 – Las Vegas, NV (Count’s Vamp’d)
10 – Gwynedd, UK (Hard Rock Hell)
13 – Zwolle, Holland (Hedon) – w Saxon (Official)
14 – Paris, France(Le Trianon) w/ SAXON
16 – Strasbourg, France (La Laiterie) w/ SAXON
17 – Stuttgart, Germany (LKA Longhorn) w/ SAXON
18 – Telfs, Austria (Rathaussaal) w/ SAXON
19 – Zlin , Czech Republic (Masters Of Rock Winter Festival,
21 – Warsaw, Poland (Progresja) w/ SAXON)
22 – Berlin, Germany (Huxleys) w/ SAXON)
23 – Cologne, Germany (Luxor Köln)
25 – London, UK (O2 Academy Islington)
26 – Winter Storm Festival, Troon, UK
27 – Bristol, UK – (Bristol Bierkeller
28 – Nottingham, UK (Rescue Rooms)
30 – Wolverhampton, UK (Wolverhampton Civic Hall)
1 – Newcastle, UK (O2 Academy Newcastle)
2 – Sheffield, UK (Corporation)
3 – Belfast, NI (Limelight Belfast)


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Drummer MIKKEY DEE Joins SCORPIONS Permanently!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


From SCORPIONS Facebook:

James Kottak leaves on a positive note.

Since 1992, the Swedish Mikkey Dee used to be a former band member of Motörhead until the dissolution of the rock band after the death of Lemmy Kilmister.

“We would like to thank James for so many years of lasting participation in the band and personal friendship. We understand and respect his need for time as he makes his way through the final stages of his healing process.”

“After our incredibly successful shows in the US, Europe and Asia, we are sure to have found a fantastic drummer with Mikkey Dee. He brings a fresh energy to the band and we look forward to the exciting time together that lies ahead.“ – SCORPIONS






Flashback: On This Day, September 10th… From ROBERT URICH To SABATON

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, movies, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


On this day in KISSTORY September 10, 1975 – KISS released their legendary multi-platinum album ALIVE!. Whoa!


On September 10th, 1982 – The motion picture Sci-Fi/Thriller Endangered Species was released to wide-screen theaters, in the USA. This film stars Robert Urich from television cop/detective series fame (S.W.A.T., Vegas). What is very cool: Robert Urich was born in Toronto, Ohio! Dig it.


On September 10th, 2016 – The newly released studio album, The Last Stand, from Sweden’s SABATON is ranked at #10, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hail SABATON!

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On September 10th, 1950, AEROSMITH‘s legendary guitarist and songwriter JOE PERRY was born! Yeah!



Metal Be Thy Name.


On This Day In LED ZEPPELIN History – September 9th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Here’s a couple of Rock historic moments from the yesteryear of the iconic LED ZEPPELIN. There will never be another band like this one. Perhaps the very best ever? The debate shall forever continue…


On September 9th, 1970LED ZEPPELIN performed at the legendary Boston Garden, in Boston, Massachusetts.


On September 9th, 1971LED ZEPPELIN performed at the Hampton Roads Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia.





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