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On This Day In METAL History – February 2nd… The Groundhog Day Edition!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Rock Pile - 1969 - concert flyer - #1969JPLZMO

On February 2nd, 1969 – The celebrated LED ZEPPELIN performed at The Rock Pile in Toronto, Canada. Notice on the concert flyer above, it reads: Led Zeppelin Featuring Jimmy Page. During those early days, “Featuring Jimmy Page” was used in promoting this eventual iconic band!

Iron Maiden - Killers - promo cover pic - large!

On this day in 1981 – The magnificent IRON MAIDEN released their second studio album: KILLERS. This album features lead vocalist Paul Di’Anno; subsequently, this would be the last IRON MAIDEN album he would sing on.

ZZ Top - Afterburner - promo album cover pic - #1986MO

On February 2nd, 1986 – The incredible ZZ TOP performed at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. This was a stop on ZZ TOP’s Afterburner World Tour. The band’s Afterburner studio album was released in late 1985.

Groundhog Day - promo cartoon banner - #2015MO

BY THE WAY… HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY! WHOA!

YES, THE GROUNDHOG DID SEE HIS SHADOW TODAY. THIS MEANS 6 MORE WEEKS OF WINTER AND THAT SUPER SUCKS LIKE A BAG OF STALE, GREEN POTATO CHIPS.

Nelson - After The Rain - #1990NMO - promo album cover

On this day in 1990NELSON had their hit single, After The Rain, sitting at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on NELSON’s debut album from 1990: After The Rain. This album was released by Geffen Records and has been certified double platinum in the USA by the RIAA. NELSON are cool dudes.

Charred Walls Of The Damned - promo cover pic - #2010TROMO

On February 2nd, 2010 – The self-titled debut studio album CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED was released, via Metal Blade Records. This supergroup features the Metal legends: Tim “Ripper” Ownes (vocals), Richard Christy (drums), Steve DiGiorgio (bass) and Jason Suecof (guitar). Whoa, yeah!!

Death Angel Band Logo #1

On this day in 2012 – The renowned DEATH ANGEL performed at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. DEATH ANGEL were on tour with and special guests for the legendary ANTHRAX and TESTAMENT. This was a stop on the Earth Is On Hell Tour.

Megadeth - Classic Band Logo - Gold Logo - #2015DMMO

2012 – The mighty MEGADETH performed at Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, QC, Canada. This was a stop on MEGADETH’s Gigantour 2012.

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Nelson & Stone at M3 2010  pic #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

Winter of 2011: Two Album Titles of “Winter” That Sums It Up Best

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, weather news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

So far, the winter of 2011 has been very, very, very, very, very, very, extremely, positively, absolutely, F’n cold, icy and snowy. If you live in the Midwest, New England or the Mid Atlantic States then you MUST know what I’m talking, um, complaining about. Eastern/Central Pennsylvania has not been immune from the ravaging cold, ice and snow from this 2011 Winter season.

I can recall, about a week ago, driving my kids to the bus stop, (yeah, it was too damn icy and cold to walk), when I looked down at the temperature gauge in the car… minus 7 degrees fahrenheit. MINUS 7 DEGREES! Tonight, the temperature is going to be in the “single” digits. I realize there are places on this planet that have much colder temperatures, I’m just letting out a tiny Winter rant right now. Call it a “touch” of the Winter bluesMetal be thy name.

Here art two very cool, (get it, cool?), album titles that best sum up this nasty Winter of 2011:

SAVATAGE – Dead Winter Dead (1995)

O.k., so I used this same SAVATAGE album title and cover to complain about the Blizzard of 2010… “Part II” last year. So what. This album title and cover gets my Metal point across. Plus this album kicks Metal butt too.

Cinderella – Long Cold Winter (1988)

Yup, just as this 1988 Cinderella album title states, it has been a Long Cold Winter. I feel like taking a Gypsy Road straight down to where there’s some warmer weather. Then again, as my loving/late mother used to say to me when I was a young lad: If You Don’t Like It, then tough.

I guess I’ll just count my blessings and be glad that I’m just alive… and put up with this Winter of 2011 for a little while longer. Heck, that damn otter, um, ground hog didn’t see his shadow this year either. That’s good news. I’ll bank on what that oversized squirrel didn’t see and be done with it.

LONG LIVE SPRING.

LONG LIVE THAT GROUNDHOG.

Stone.

 

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