Archive for Hair Metal

PRETTY BOY FLOYD – 2 Shows Coming Up This November In California

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Tarzana CA 11/1 @ Peties Place
Sacramento CA 11/9 @ The Boardwalk

For booking: Contact Artist Worldwide (213) 368-2112

More info: Pretty Boy Floyd



Frontiers Music SRL Holiday Bash To Feature L.A. Guns, Warrant, Jack Russell’s Great White And Riverdogs – December 2nd In Agoura Hills, California!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , on October 22, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Frontiers Music SRL Hard Rock recording artists L.A. Guns, Warrant, Jack Russell’s Great White and Riverdogs (featuring Vivian Campbell) will be performing in the Rockin Christmas Bash, this coming December 2nd!


The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, California


December 2nd, 2017 – Doors: 6:00pm / Showtime: 7:30pm

The Canyon Phone: 888-645-5006

For more info:


On This Day In METAL History – June 27th… From MÖTLEY CRÜE To WHITECHAPEL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on June 27, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On June 27th, 1987 – The fourth studio album, Girls, Girls, Girls, from the legendary MÖTLEY CRÜE was ranked at #2, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.

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On June 27th, 1987 – The second live album from the great JUDAS PRIEST was ranked at #47, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This live album was aptly titled: priest…live!

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On June 27th, 2016 – The newly released and sixth studio album, Mark Of The Blade, from Tennessee’s WHITECHAPEL is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking Yeah!!

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On June 27th, 2016 – Kansas City’s THE BROWNING have their newly released studio album, Isolation, ranked at #3 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

Denner Shermann - Masters Of Evil - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO999669ILMFMS

On June 27th, 2016 – The debut full-length studio album, Masters Of Evil, from DENNER / SHERMANN is ranked at #60, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.


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Scarlett Gypsy #1 Debut Album “All Access” Is Dead-On Revival Of 80s Glam Rock

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Scarlett Gypsy Album Cover

Reunited East Coast band delivers fresh sounds, combining old school rock, glam metal and melodic vocals to fans across multiple genres!


YORK, Penn./PRNewswire/ — The Glam Metal Rock Band Scarlett Gypsy has garnered the attention of fans and critics alike with the unveiling of their eagerly awaited debut album – All Access – available now on Amazon, iTunes, CDbaby and Bandcamp.

The bevy of sub-genres associated with glam metal and hard rock have often given birth to one-off bands and songs, but rarely is there an entire band assembled with the primary purpose of getting in a room together to watch what happens when their respective creative juices blend into an album like All Access. Well, Scarlett Gypsy is one band that delivers it straight with the volume cranked up high.

Scarlett Gypsy was an up & coming rock band in 1991-1992 when the industry changed and left them behind. Beginning in 1991 as a highly admired Glam Metal Hard Rock Band, Scarlett Gypsy began taking on America as they journeyed the turbulent east coast early 90s rock scene in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, focusing on clubs like The Empire & The Galaxy that launched the careers of bands like Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Britney Fox, Heavens Edge and Tangier along with hometown hotspot The Tourist Inn that launch bands like Halestorm and Kix.

Fast-forward 20 years – the band reunites and immediately took Google+, Twitter and the rest of the Internet by storm. Longing for their music to finally be heard, Scarlett Gypsy put a few songs to some of their concert footage and posted it on YouTube and within a few weeks had over 100,000 views on their Google+ page with fans requesting where they could buy the music. As all things that fade away seem to become fresh again someday, the band decided to independently release their first studio album internationally now available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, CDbaby and Bandcamp.

Scarlett Gypsy is an American Rock Band originating from York, Pennsylvania, with David Mathew on Lead Vocals, Steve Plonk on Guitar & Vocals, Robert Douglas on Bass and Scotty Scarlett on Drums & Vocals. Together these four combined create a great new refreshing sound of old school rock complete with blazing guitar riffs, melodic vocals and infectious hooks.

The debut album delivers old school rock, ballads and wild party rock’n choruses for all new glam metal heads and rockers alike to enjoy. Boldly combining elements of raw rock with glam fueled gritty guitar riffs, melodic vocals and all-around high-octane music, this Gypsy Band is determined to please every fan’s need to rock-out on hot summer nights to catchy hooks, fist-pumping party-rock choruses and rhythmically loose powerful rock music.


Visit YouTube to view all of Scarlett Gypsy’s Music Videos


* For more info on SCARLETT GYPSY:





TIGERTAILZ “The Shoe Collector” Official Music Video Is: Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, glam metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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TIGERTAILZ – 2013 can be  earmarked as (another) triumphant comeback for the (Cardiff, Wales) legends of Glam/Sleaze: TIGERTAILZ. With founding member Jay Pepper (guitar) and long-time drummer Matt Blakout, TIGERTAILZ rounds out with Jules Millis on vocals and Rob Wylde on bass.

With 6 years elapsed since TIGERTAILZ released any new studio material, Knives (5 song EP) was released this past October 22nd, via Scarlet Records. Knives is a 5 song EP worth the wait for fans of TIGERTAILZ and any old schoolin’, no foolin’, beer bong toolin’ Heavy Rock aficionado.

KERRANG! gave this new Knives EP a KKKK rating and I highly recommend that you support TIGERTAILZ by picking up this EP; Knives costs less than an overpriced steak and no animal has to die for you to enjoy it! Metal be thy name!

Below, watch and listen to The Shoe Collector and realize that this is:

Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

WARNING: This video contains babalicious stimuli. Yup.

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Preview And Purchase KNIVES On iTunes:

KNIVES – Track Listing:

Shoe Collector

One Life

Bite The Hand

Spit It Out

Punched In The Gutz


* For more info on TIGERTAILZ:

Facebook: Tigertailz



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THE BANG GANG “Pedal To The Metal” Is: Scott Coverdale’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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THE BANG GANG – As with any Metal genre, the Hair Metal scene had many a talented band that were never signed to a major label and become a household name. The Bang Gang from the USA is one such band and their 1990 studio album, Love Sells (Sinclair Records), is a genuine need for any Hair or Sleaze Metal aficionado!

This first album from The Bang Gang is now realistically rare. Very rare! How rare? Try the $50.00 to $69.00 (U.S.) range for both new and used CD’s of Love Sells, currently listed on! That’s rare.

The opening track on Love Sells, Pedal To The Metal, is, in my opinion, the greatest (if not) one of the greatest Hair Metal songs of all-time! Listen to Pedal To The Metal for yourself below and decide for yourself… cause…


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LOVE SELLS – Track Listing:

1. Pedal To The Metal

2. 20th Century Boy

3. The Neon Fairytale

4. Young And The Restless

5. You Make The Beat Go On

6. Be A Model (Or Just Look Like One)

7. Dangerous

8. Thrill After Thrill

9. B.M.G. (Be My Girl)



Jet Silver – vocals

Scott Stevens – guitar

KJ Kristoffersen – guitar

Scott Earl – bass

Achon Inc – drums




Scott Coverdale.


Posted in classic rock, glam metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Ultimate 80's Hair Metal - cover promo - 2009

Above: Ultimate ’80s Hair Metal (Deadline Music/2009)

80’s Hair Metal has been making a TON of cool noize since, well, the 80’s! Forget about the comebacks, the reunions and entire Hair & Glam Metal revival… cause fans of the BIG hair, BIG lights, BIG power ballads, overuse of makeup and Arena sized parties know: this colorful, LOUD and spandex splitting genre has never left the building! Metal be thy name!

Below are 3 ultimate cool Hair & Glam Metal polls for YOU to exercise YOUR right to VOTE! YOU can fill in YOUR own answer too! Have FUN and THANK YOU for visiting! WHOA!!





YOU can purchase the MP3 download of Ultimate ’80s Hair Metal, from, by clicking the link below! YOU get 50 original songs for ONLY $8.99!! WHOA!!


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Jan Kuehnemund – Vixen Founder And Lead Guitarist Passes Away

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, hair metal bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 13, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the VIXEN Facebook page, on October 11th, 2013:

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Vixen founder and lead guitarist, Jan Kuehnemund, who lost a fierce battle with cancer on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Though most well known for her gifted guitar playing and other musical talents, Jan was a rare friend and beautiful in every sense of the word. Humble, thoughtful, loyal and kind, she was the most gracious of women, possessing the quiet strength of a true warrior. She genuinely loved and appreciated her friends and fans more than most could ever know. Those who were most fortunate to have known her and loved her are heartbroken at the loss of Jan, whose spirit will shine through her music eternally.


All of us at Metal Odyssey expresses the sincerest of condolences, to the family, bandmates, friends and fans of Jan Kuehnemund. Her prized contributions to Rock ‘N Roll shall live on forever. May Jan Kuehnemund rest in peace.


* For More Info, clicke here: Vixen

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Rest In Peace, Jan Kuehnemund.


HAIR I GO AGAIN – MonuMetal Backers Reward Event On Indiegogo, July 25 – Aug 29

Posted in Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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From the HAIR I GO AGAIN Facebook Page:

It’s official!

On July 25th we will be launching our Backers Rewards Event on Indiegogo –

We will be offering a number of artist pledged and film related rewards as a thank you to our supporters and backers for pledges made towards the completion of our documentary film, Hair I Go Again.

More details are available via our blog –



HAIR I GO AGAIN - website - promo pic - 2013

As usual, you can help us out greatly by re-posting our content and messages and by directing friends to any of the following links or by posting the link to this event page:



We cannot thank you enough for your support of our lives work.

Stay tuned…

Kyle Kruger


All backers are automatically entered to win this beauty from Legator Guitars

HAIR I GO AGAIN - Legator Guitar - promo banner - indiegogo


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CINDERELLA “Long Cold Winter” – A Look Back To 1988 and A Multi-Platinum Selling Gem

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

CINDERELLA – Back in May of 1988, Philadelphia’s very own Cinderella released their sophomore album: Long Cold Winter. While the Hair/Glam Metal invasion was sprouting from The Golden State’s Sunset Strip, Cinderella was carving out their own niche within the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal communities; with Pennsylvania as their springboard to Heavy Rock stardom.

Even after I first listened to Cinderella’s 1986 debut album Night Songs, I knew this band’s only link to Hair Metal was their look and not their sound. Cinderella was far too bluesy from the get-go to be a bona-fide Hair Metal band, at least that’s what I thought back then and still do now. Anyone who wants to call Cinderella a Hair/Glam Metal band might as well label AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses that as well. Besides, Cinderella’s third studio album, 1990’s Heartbreak Station, only further solidified them as a blues-driven Heavy Rock band.

I first bought Long Cold Winter on vinyl from Strawberries Records & Tapes. As years, (gulp), decades have passed, that slab of cool vinyl is gone and since replaced by a CD, within my collection. From what I’ve researched, the RIAA has Long Cold Winter documented as selling 3 million + units. That’s Triple Platinum! (I know that sounded rather giddy of me).

Tom Keifer’s vocals were never stuff of fluff; that’s probably why I have always been a sucker for this album’s chart-topping ballad: Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone). The grainy vocals that Tom Keifer has been trademarked with is another reason why Cinderella stood out amongst the sea of Hair. Gypsy Road is a song that sticks inside my brain for days after I listen to it. Now that’s a song I can easily accuse of being Heavy Rock Blues.

I was attending a Community College back in 1988 and having the time of my life. Simply put, I was hell-raising for a Metal hobby. Party Central was my commuting terminal back then. Good times. I began hanging out with Scott Coverdale back around 1988 too and that only added to the “hell-bent for leather” attitude that I succumbed to. Good times. I’d swear Scott and I made our Guardian Angels work overtime for us, back then.

It was on August 4th, 1989; Scott Coverdale, my future wife and (late) sister went to see Cinderella together (for the first time) at the Springfield Civic Center. Winger and BulletBoys shared the stage with Cinderella that night too. Check out my ticket stub from that Metal memorable night, below:

I’ve been very fortunate to catch Cinderella live a couple more times since that Springfield show, with the 2010 M3 Rock Festival being the last time I’ve seen them perform. Yes, Scott Coverdale was by my side at that M3 Rock Festival… otherwise I had no damn ride home. We had a grand Metal time of times at that M3 Rock Festival too. Whoa, we did. No… thank you Klaus!

In a Metal walnut-shell, no red-blooded Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Glam/Hair Metal or 80’s Heavy Metal fan can go wrong by revisiting or being introduced to Long Cold Winter. A 1988 Multi-Platinum Gem from Cinderella. Metal be thy name.


Tom Keifer – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, National Steel and harmonica

Eric Brittingham – bass, twelve string bass and background vocals

Jeff LaBar – guitar

Fred Coury – drums

Additional Players:

Cozy Powell – drums

Denny Carmassi – drums

Kurt Shore – keyboards

Jay Levin – pedal steel guitar

Paulinho da Costa – percussion

John Webster – keyboards


LONG COLD WINTER – Track Listing:

Bad Seamstress Blues / Fallin’ Apart At The Seams

Gypsy Road

Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)

The Last Mile

Second Wind

Long Cold Winter

If You Don’t Like It

Coming Home

Fire And Ice

Take Me Back


For more info on CINDERELLA, click on the link below!



Wanna See My Mötley Crüe Button I Bought? It’s Really Cool…

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on June 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Mötley Crüe – I recently bought this Mötley Crüe button at an antiques mall. I can’t verify if it’s actually from the early 80’s or not; yet the Too Fast For Love era of this legendary band is obvious from the photo. There are no markings printed on the back or edge of this button either. I’ll have to say, it just looks and feels like it’s from the early to mid 80’s though. I paid $4 (U.S.) for this button. How could I resist?

Over the years (or is that decades) I’ve compiled a dandy collection of Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal buttons. Some I’ve picked up from concerts and others were found in odd places like this Mötley Crüe button. Maybe it’s no longer that odd to find 80’s Heavy Metal items at an antiques mall, for the years surely have moved along rather quickly.

Wait a second! I almost forgot to mention the size of this button: 2 1/8″ in diameter.

Thanks for checking out my Mötley Crüe button. I’m always on the lookout for in-expensive and cool Rock ‘N Roll finds, I just cannot help myself! Metal be thy name.

Mötley Crüe:

Mick Mars – Guitar

Nikki Sixx – Bass

Vince Neil – Vocals

Tommy Lee – Drums


For more info on Mötley Crüe, click on the link below!

Long Live Mötley Crüe.

The word “dandy” was once again used on Metal Odyssey.


WIG WAM “Wall Street” – Glam! Bam! Hot Damn! It’s Dazzling, Anti-Greed Rock ‘N Roll!

Posted in glam metal, glam rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 26, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WIG WAM – Winners of the Eurovision Song Contest with In My Dreams in 2005, touring heavily at home and internationally and achieving Gold and Platinum selling success, Norway’s WIG WAM is back at it again with a solid album of dazzling Rock ‘N Roll and it’s titled: Wall Street. This is WIG WAM Glam style. Wall Street was released on May 18th, via Frontiers Records. This is an album that brings the 80’s bright lights and color, while combining the spaciously loud atmosphere of yesteryear’s Arena Rock with Hair Metal attitude, style and sound.

The admirable accomplishment  here with Wall Street, is that WIG WAM ties in plenty of relevant vibes within their songs, steering away from being just another Glam tribute band to a decade long gone. Just when it seems like the world doesn’t need one more loud 80’s influenced Glam band, WIG WAM is reminding the masses that this genre isn’t going away and its music is being gobbled up by generations of fans. A miracle? Nope. Blame it on the spirit and mystique of Rock ‘N Roll.

Yes, WIG WAM carries their 80’s and early 90’s Glam/Hard Rock influences on their sleeves and good for them. WIG WAM have written songs with substance; lyrically in much better taste than Steel Panther and that’s always a plus with Stone. A Norwegian sliver-of-sound will undoubtedly be heard and felt from WIG WAM; Victory Is Sweet is just that song which summons up the spirited Hard Rockin’ sound from that part of the world… and it’s exhilarating to hear.

As with the title track and The Bigger The Better, these are songs that point out social excess when it comes to money, greed and materialistic wants. The album cover alone should be an indication that there will be a greed theme hidden within the lyrical content heard here. I’m not going to get political here, only I applaud WIG WAM for sounding out on the strive for excessive wealth; that same excessive wealth in which no one can take with ’em when they’re dead and buried anyways.

Teeny on guitar lays down more licks than my neighbors dog abby (when she is greeting anyone that goes near her). Glam on vocals is no Bret Michaels, Vince Neil or Steve “Sex” Summers. Nope. He’s Glam. It’s so refreshing to not hear a carbon-copy vocalist and even more refreshing when such vocalist like Glam is as damn good and cool to listen to. A talented bunch of Glam Rockers are these dudes from Norway. WIG WAM = (gulp) fun, fun, fun and they can surefire Rock the gilded palace down!

The album closer Things Money Can’t Buy is a heightened instrumental, getting its muscle from Teeny’s guitar. Just those sweet vibrations and tones alone tell the whole story here for me, it’s as if I can insert my own lyrics to this song and they would include family, friends, Metal Buddies and special, personal, memorable moments in time… all “things money can’t buy”.



Glam – vocals

Flash – bass

Teeny – guitar

Sporty – drums


WALL STREET – Track Listing:

Wall Street

OMG! (Wish I Had A Gun)

Victory Is Sweet

The Bigger The Better

Bleeding Daylight

Tides Will Turn

Wrong Can Feel So Right

One Million Enemies

Try My Body On

Natural High

Things Money Can’t Buy


For more info on WIG WAM, click on the links below!




VIXEN – New Album and Tour Planned For 2012! Launches: ‘The Vixen Chronicles’ and Kickstarter Project!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, hair metal bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on Vixen’s Official Website:

The first issue of The Vixen Chronicles, our monthly newsletter, is now available. Sign up here to receive it by email.
 We have launched a brand new Kickstarter project that we hope will be the most effective way for us to bring our new music
   back to our fans.

As you will see, some of the things we’re offering include a never-before-released Vixen song, as well as advance copies of a
   new Vixen album and live concert video. There are also some one-of-a-kind items and opportunities, like the chance to own the
 actual desk used on the cover of “Live & Learn” or a guitar signed by all the Vixen foxes or even a pizza date at the Rainbow
 Bar & Grill with all of the girls!

You can now follow Vixen on Facebook and Twitter.


For more info on VIXEN, click on the link below:




Mötley Crüe – A Visual History: 1983 – 2005 – I Bought It At A Bargain!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal books, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music books, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Mötley Crüe – As I wandered about a (somewhat) nearby Barnes & Noble last Friday, I came face-to-face with a very large hardcover book that I couldn’t resist buying. Mötley Crüe – A Visual History: 1983 – 2005. The sticker price was $9.99 (U.S.) and it was on… clearance! Metal be thy name, I love that magic “C” word.

Now, it only gets better. With my Barnes & Noble club card, I saved an additional 10%. Whoa. Why am I getting all psyched out about this price I paid, you may be pondering? Just take a look at what is asking for the same book in “new” condition: $37.95. Whoa! You read that correctly too. Plus, only has one new book currently in stock, with no used editions for sale!

Stone saved BIG here my Metal brethren. Rounding it out, it’s about saving $29.00 when you compare the Barnes & Noble price to that of Honestly, this Mötley Crüe book is in pristine condition too. Usually those “clearance” books are kinda beaten around the edges. Not this time. Ring that Metal bell, cause Stone scored a Metal deal!

This Mötley Crüe book is a keeper. A Heavy Metal coffee table book it is. Legendary photographer of all things Rock ‘N Roll, Neil Zlozower, has compiled one stunning visual history of Mötley Crüe with his work here. The foreword is by Nikki Sixx. There are over 250 amazing photos to take in. This book measures (approximately) 9.25″ x 11.25″. Former Mötley Crüe co-manager/manager Doug Thaler lends some interesting anecdotes on one page as well.

Stone’s Metal Tip #1: Always shop around for your Metal stuff. When you see a Metal bargain, nail it!

Stone’s Metal Tip #2: You, yes you, can also own this cool Mötley Crüe book at an amazing bargain price. It’s selling at Barnes & Noble ( right now for $8.98! Take that expensive!


Book cover photo credit: Neil Zlozower

For more info on Mötley Crüe, click on the link below: 

Mötley Crüe

Long Live Mötley Crüe.


WARRANT – Cherry Pie 21st Anniversary Tour With Special Guests FIREHOUSE & TRIXTER!

Posted in classic rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey


WARRANT – Here is a WARRANT tour to look forward to in 2012! With special guests FIREHOUSE and TRIXTER, the CHERRY PIE 21st Anniversary Tour looks to ROCK like there’s no tomorrow! Tour dates and venues are currently  being booked. Once dates and venues are confirmed, Metal Odyssey will have ’em posted!

WARRANT will be out once again supporting their kick-ass, 100 proof and Hard Rockin’ 2011 album: ROCKAHOLIC.

FIREHOUSE will be touring is support of their latest album – Full Circle.

TRIXTER will be having their brand new studio album New Audio Machine releasing via Frontiers Records. Look for an April 20th, 2012 release date in Europe and an April 24th 2012 release date in North America! This is the first new album from TRIXTER in 2 decades!


Stone Says: A Message to The Grammy Awards and anyone affiliated to not acknowledging the late Jani Lane at the 54th Grammys: You should all be embarrassed for the omission of this talented vocalist, musician and songwriter. Jani Lane helped shape Hair Metal and late 80’s Hard Rock, while being a major part as to why Warrant sold multi-millions of albums. The Grammys exhibited a true act of irresponsibility by being so oblivious to Jani Lane’s passing.


For more info, click on the links below:





M3 ROCK FESTIVAL 4 – Tickets On Sale February 3rd, 2012 – Bands Listed & Details!

Posted in classic rock, glam metal, glam rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock festivals, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Tickets On Sale Friday, February 3, at 10AM EST Through Ticketfly

Back for its fourth year with another 2-day festival dedicated to all things Hair, Glam and ROCK, M3 Rock Festival will be Kix-ing off on Friday, May 11th with headlining sets from Baltimore Hair Metal legends Kix, Night Ranger and more! But make sure to save plenty of Aquanet and spandex for an all day Metal slam on Saturday, May 12th featuring two non-overlapping stages and a Festival Village with tons to check out! Indulge in a weekend reliving one of the greatest times of shred-tastic Rock with an all-star 80s lineup for M3-4 at Merriweather Post Pavilion this May!

Purchase your M3 Rock Festival 4 tix here: ticketfly – M3 Rock Festival 2012

Don’t forget to purchase your ticket for the Rock & Bus!

Shuttle service from Powerplant Live! in Baltimore and other locations around the DMV to Merriweather Post Pavilion. Drink specials & parking validation available at Powerplant Live! before and after the show!

(Source: 9:30 Club)

* For more info, click here: M3 Rock Festival – facebook



Britny Fox – Bite Down Hard: Can You “Name The Babe” On The Album Cover?

Posted in glam metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

BRITNY FOX – Back in 1991, Britny Fox released their third studio album and first without “Dizzy” Dean Davidson as the lead vocalist. Tommy Paris was now the new lead vocalist for Britny Fox on Bite Down Hard. The original core of Michael Kelly Smith (guitar), Billy Childs (bass) and Johnny Dee (drums) returned on Bite Down Hard, making this a memorable Britny Fox album for me. Bite Down Hard is a damn good and Hard Rockin’ album from Britny Fox, an album that shouldn’t be overlooked by this seminal Glam Metal band.

Fast Facts About Bite Down Hard:

The Metal guitar warrior known as Zakk Wylde plays a solo on the track: Six Guns Loaded. The planetary and interplanetary famous drummer for Poison, Rikki Rockett, appears on the track: Midnight Moses.

Now, with all that out-of-the-way… onto “The Babe”. No, not Babe Ruth. The babe on the album cover for Bite Down Hard that is! Who was that blonde gal that had herself photographed only from the nose down for this cover? Trust me, she is famous. Trust me, she does deserve her “babe” status too. Can you guess who she is? Here are some hints that “maybe” will assist you along:

Hint #1: She is German born, back in 1972.

Hint #2: This babe has appeared in Playboy several times.

Hint #3: An accomplished actress, she has appeared on numerous television shows. An abbreviated list: Friends, Boy Meets WorldGeneral Hospital, Beverly Hills, 90210, The Commish and Xena: Warrior Princess. For motion pictures, she has appeared in: Airborne, That Thing You Do! and Stacy’s Mom.

There is no prize if you can “Name The Babe”, only a loud congratulations for the correct response will appear as an update in this post. Hey, that’s pretty damn cool stuff too. Good luck in trying to guess!




KING KOBRA – Turn Up The Good Times: Official Music Video and Words To Live By

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal odyssey, Music, music videos, rock music, rock music news, rock music videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

KING KOBRA – We unfortunately live in a world that could use a ton more peace, love and Rock ‘N Roll. You don’t need to be a Deadhead and follow psychedelic bands to understand that. Being a Metalhead, I can relate quite well to peace, love and Rock ‘N Roll and why wouldn’t I? There already is enough hate, envy and mean people around us all, so why shouldn’t I spread the Hard Rockin’ and positive vibes of the legendary KING KOBRA today, with their music video: Turn Up The Good Times.

The self-titled comeback album (and fifth studio album overall) from KING KOBRA, has reminded me once again that there still are Hard Rock bands that want to write and record a feel-good album. KING KOBRA is led by founding member and ultra legendary drummer: Carmine Appice. Rounding out KING KOBRA is: Paul Shortino (vocals), David Michael-Philips (guitar), Mick Sweda (guitar) and Johnny Rod (bass).

* KING KOBRA was released on April 15th, 2011 in Europe and May 5th, 2011 in North America on Frontiers Records.


Directed by Mario Ruiz/Spain

* For more info on KING KOBRA, click on the links below:

KING KOBRA – Official facebook





Jani Lane – May He Rest In Peace

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Metal Odyssey extends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, band mates and fans of Jani Lane. The former lead singer of Warrant and Saints Of The Underground passed away on August 11, 2011. Jani Lane was only 47.

As a lead vocalist, songwriter and lyricist for Warrant, Jani Lane’s Hair Metal and Rockin’  identity could never be denied, especially on such Warrant album classics as 1989’s Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich and 1990’s Cherry Pie. Jani Lane’s music will live on for generations to enjoy. God Bless Jani Lane and may he rest in peace.


SALTY DOG – Every Dog Has Its Day: This Hard Rockin’ Album From 1990 Has Its Day On Metal Odyssey

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal odyssey, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

SALTY DOG – Going back to 1990, here is a band that I Rocked out to and was reminded about while rummaging through my “vintage” cassette collection late last night: Salty Dog. I remember buying the cassette for Every Dog Has Its Day instead of the CD due to my not having a CD player in my car. Cassette players in cars ruled the day back then. Heck, back in 1990, who did have a CD player in their car? No one in my crowd!

Holding onto the cassettes of my past enables me to go back in time and listen to albums that I never upgraded to CD. Many of my cassettes are not even available on CD either due to the “out-of-print” syndrome that seems to affect so many cool bands and albums of decades past. My apologies for often times overstating this annoying music industry fact.

Salty Dog may have been ahead of their time or time was just standing still for Hard Rock and Heavy Metal in 1990. Take your pick. The Rockin’ tenure for Salty Dog was 1986 to 1991, with Every Dog Has Its Day being their album of note. Looking back, 1990 was not a generous time for up and coming bands of Heavy Music. With that said, there were and always will be an audience of fans and supporters for the kind of hard-edged Rock and Roll Salty Dog created and played. I’m living proof and I know I’m not alone.

Every Dog Has Its Day was originally released on Geffen Records in 1990. That was a tough year and time period for Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands, with so many record labels looking for the next Nirvana. I wonder out loud, just how popular this Salty Dog album would be if it were “newly” released today? Gambling with my guess, I’m leaning towards Every Dog Has Its Day as being a hit. Why not? The Bluesy, Hard Rockin’ sound of Salty Dog should be appealing to the Hard Rock, Arena Rock and Classic Rock fans of 2011.

This is an old school, party till it’s four in the morning album… that comes with a spinning back kick of Hard Rockin’ relevance. (To my ears anyways). I remember the song Come Along like it was yesterday and it’s easily my favorite on this album. I looked up the availability of Every Dog Has Its Day on and used copies are available for around $13 (U.S.). Trust me, these “used” CD prices for this title go even higher! However, new or unopened copies of this original CD fetch a far bigger price: upwards to around $100 (U.S.). A 2010 reissue on a label called Bad Reputation has the new price floating at the $30 level (U.S.).

For a one album band, Salty Dog is surely remembered as delivering some memorable Rockin’ goods. Check ’em out by picking up this CD. Only get it at a decent price!

BELOW: Is a very cool & rare promo bio picture sheet that was distributed by Geffen Records back in 1989. This Salty Dog promo is courtesy of Metal Buddy Kinger over at Demolish Fanzine – 1980’s Heavy Metal Revival. Thanks Kinger!


Jimmi Bleacher – vocals

Pete Reveen – guitar

Michael Hannon – bass

Khurt Maier – drums

Every Dog Has Its Day – Track Listing:

Come Along

Cat’s Got Nine

Ring My Bell

Where The Sun Don’t Shine


Just Like A Woman

Sim Sala Bim

Keep Me Down

Heave Hard (She Comes Easy)

Lonesome Fool

Slow Daze

Sacrifice Me

Nothin’ But A Dream

(CD Back Cover)



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