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L.A. GUNS – Phil Lewis And Tracii Guns Reunite For New L.A. GUNS Album via Frontiers Music SRL – Here’s The Details!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, sleaze rock, world news with tags , , , , on September 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit: Ron Lyon

BREAKING NEWS: Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to welcome the reunion of Tracii Guns And Phil Lewis as L.A. GUNS to the label for the release of a brand new album set for release in the summer of 2017.

After a nearly 15 year break, Philip Lewis and Tracii Guns are back together for another chapter in their partnership that began in 1986, four years after Tracii formed L.A. Guns in 1982.

Their writing partnership spawned classic L.A. GUNS songs such as “Sex Action”, “Never Enough”, “Electric Gypsy”, “The Ballad Of Jayne” and countless more in an impressive catalog of fan favorites. The last time Lewis and Guns joined forces was back in 2000 with legendary producer Andy Johns for the making of what would become “Waking The Dead” – an album that went on to receive tremendous critical acclaim and proved that their musical partnership was every bit as strong as the early days with all-killer-no-filler songs including “Don’t Look At Me That Way”, “Hellraisers Ball” and “The Ballad”.

“I think we owe it to our fans who have stuck with us during the many ups and downs of the band’s long and checkered career,” says Lewis. “Tracii and I have written the songs to the soundtrack of many people’s lives, and I think it’s definitely worth investigating to see if the magic is still there.”

As for Guns, he’s been compiling song ideas over the last year and promises this one will be one of the band’s heaviest records, simply stating, “It’s good to be home.”

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The band has already confirmed a bunch of UK shows in early 2017 and two shows at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA with more surprises to be announced soon!

TOUR DATES US & UK:

March
03. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
04. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
10. Belfast. Limelight2.
11. Phewelli. HRH fest.
12. Swansea. Scene
16. Bristol. Bierkeller.
17. Basingstoke. Stage.
18. Wolverhampton. Civic.
20. Doncaster. Diamond.
22. Sheffield. Academy2.
23. Edinburgh. La Belle Angele.
24. Glasgow. ABC2
25. London. Academy2

Follow L.A. Guns Online:
https://www.facebook.com/LAFknGuns/
https://www.facebook.com/traciiguns
https://www.facebook.com/philip.lewis.1029

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Source:

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http://www.frontiers.it/

LONG LIVE L.A. GUNS.

Stone.

BRITISH LION – Announces European Tour For November/December

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

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British Lion will be hitting the road for a European Tour in November & December 2016!

Tickets went on sale Monday 5th September at 2pm BST/3pm CET and will be available through www.steveharrisbritishlion.com.

A Message from Steve Harris:

“It’s been great fun taking British Lion out on the road over the past three years and I’m delighted we have the opportunity to play some more shows in 2016. This club tour will be our most extensive European one yet. Due to the routing, we’re not able to get to Scandanavia this time round but will definitely see our fans there next time. On this tour we’ll be making our first visits to Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Southern and Northern Ireland, as well as a number of different cities in countries we’ve visited on previous tours. We’ve got a really strong show lined up including plenty of songs not on the British Lion album. The whole band is really excited and can’t wait to get out on the road again. We’ll be looking to record some more shows on this tour to add to the recordings we already have for an upcoming live album.”

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BRITISH LION.

LONG LIVE STEVE HARRIS.

Stone.

KISS – New Series Of KISS Dynasty Action Figures To Be Released This Fall Of 2016

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, toys with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From KISSonline.com:

We Sure Know Something. Kollectors will love Figures Toy’s new KISS DYNASTY figures! All new series arrives this fall!

See more at: http://www.kissonline.com/news#sthash.F7eMXqhY.dpuf

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From Figures Toy Company:

We’re going to rock your world today, KISS collectors! Here’s your first look at the upcoming DYNASTY series, featuring all new head sculpts and costumes for Gene, Paul, Peter, and Ace!

Dynasty is set for release in the fall (along with Destroyer), and information on exact arrival date and preorders will follow in the coming months! Stay tuned here and to www.figurestoycompany.com for info!

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Stone Says: I’m not too interested in buying these KISS figures. My interest now is in buying CDs, vinyl and cassettes; with quite a few Metal magazines in the mix. Heck, I do have a very large Gene Simmons nutcracker on my desk; so you never know! Regardless, these KISS figures are dope.

P.S. I’ll have to do a post in the near future about my Gene Simmons nutcracker. Yup.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KISS.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 30th… From LED ZEPPELIN To CILVER

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On April 30th, 1977 – The unbelievable LED ZEPPELIN performed at the Pontiac Silverdome, in Pontiac, Michigan. An estimated 77,229 fans were in attendance, setting an attendance record (at that time) for a single-act concert. Holy cannoli!

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On April 30th, 1988 – The enormously great AEROSMITH had their power ballad, Angel, ranked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Nifty! This very cool song is featured on AEROSMITH’s ninth studio album from 1987: Permanent Vacation.

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On April 30th, 2016 – The newly released studio album, Dreamless, from California’s FALLUJAH is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. An excellent band of both Atmospheric and Extreme Metal, take a listen and look for yourself below! Whoa!

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On April 30th, 2016 – New York’s CILVER have their newly released studio album, Not The End Of The World, ranked at #2 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yup, it is. Dig it.

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CILVER are signed to entertainment One. CILVER band members are: Uliana, Leon, Josh and Ramsey.

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LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

DIRKSCHNEIDER – Receives “Sold Out” Award for The Most Successful Tour In His Solo Career

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 29, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Udo Dirkschneider – 3rd from left

From the Dirkschneider Facebook:

Shortly before playing at the sold out “Halle 02” in Heidelberg/Germany, Rock legend Udo Dirkschneider was presented a “Sold Out”Award by his Manager/Booker Frank Süpfle of ITM Agency for the extremely successful DIRKSCHNEIDER tour, where 31 out of 48 Europe shows were sold out!

“It’s unbelievable, I never expected this tour to be so overly successful,” Udo comments, “It’s beautiful to see how many people walk with me on my personal way of saying goodbye to the ACCEPT chapter.”

The singer with the charismatic voice had his musical breakthrough with ACCEPT in the early 80s.

“It’s still so much fun to sing these songs live, they are a part of my biography, but nevertheless it’s about time to turn that page. There was so much talking and speculations about me and ACCEPT, so this is kind of a musical statement from my end – which seems to be very interesting for the fans who came to these shows.”

Due to extremely high requests from fans and promoters, DIRKSCHNEIDER will continue touring until the end of 2016. After the triumph all over Europe in spring 2016, DIRKSCHNEIDER will tour in Israel and Japan, doing a lot of summer festivals afterwards and then touring the US, Russia and Europe in fall and winter 2016.

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First dates are already confirmed (presale starts soon):

Nov 01, 2016 N-Oslo – Vulcan Arena
Nov 26, 2016 RUS-Moscow – Stadium Live Club (Aria Fest)
Dec 03, 2016 D-Vacha – Vachwerk
Dec 08, 2016 A-Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
Dec 11, 2016 D-Oberhausen – Turnbinenhalle
Dec 16, 2016 D-Memmingen – Kaminwerk
Dec 17, 2016 D-Karlsruhe – Schwarzwaldhalle (Knock Out Festival)
Dec 18, 2016 D-Solingen – Cobra

More shows will be announced soon!

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For more info on DIRKSCHNEIDER:

Facebook: DIRKSCHNEIDER

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DIRKSCHNEIDER.

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER IS A METAL ICON.

Stone.

ZEX Begins European Tour This Week; Band Confirms Japan Tour For September

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on April 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Ottawa, Ontario’s ZEX begins their latest wave of touring this week with a massive invasion of Europe, as the band also books a tour of Japan for September, continuing their nonstop live attack in support of their Magic Bullet Records-released debut LP, Fight For Yourself.

For the past year and a half, ZEX has been touring across the globe, with several regional tours of their native Canada, a massive tour through the South Pacific, a full-on US invasion, and most recently, an extensive tour through Brazil in February.

ZEX now kicks into back full-on road-ravaging mode, having plotted a widespread tour of the European continent for five months. Beginning this Friday, April 30th in Berlin, Germany, the tour will run through Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Sweden, and Norway, the final show taking place at Muskelrock in Alvesta, Sweden the weekend of June 3rd through 5th.

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September sees ZEX traveling back to Asia, this time with a four-city tour of Japan on the roster. From September 2nd through the 5th the band will play Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and again in Tokyo, alongside Malice Panic.

View ZEX’s video for “Wanderlust” at THIS LOCATION, “Fight For Yourself” HERE, “Savage City” HERE, and the band’s tribute to fallen drummer Vassil Mester HERE.

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ZEX European Tour 2016:
4/30/2016 Kopi – Berlin, DE
5/01/2016 Dortheavej 61 – Kobenhavn, DK
5/03/2016 Gaussplatz – Hamburg, DE
5/04/2016 Stumpf – Hannover, DE
5/05/2016 Bambara – Groningen, DE
5/06/2016 OCCII – Amsterdam, NL
5/07/2016 Den Bristol – Ghent, BE
5/08/2016 AZ – Mulheim, DE
5/10/2016 La Comedia – Paris, FR
5/12/2016 Trokxon – Lyon, FR
5/13/2016 La Jungla – Barcelona, ES
5/14/2016 Sabotage – Mallorca, ES
5/15/2016 La Machine A Coudre – Marseille, FR
5/19/2016 XM24 – Bologna, IT
5/20/2016 Tetris – Trieste, IT
5/21/2016 Eleven Club – Brno, CZ
5/22/2016 Arena Beisl – Wien, AU
5/23/2016 Boss Bar – Podebrady, CZ
5/24/2016 TBA – Praha, CZ
5/25/2016 Heartbreak – Dresden, DE
5/26/2016 TBA – Jena, DE
5/27/2016 Z – Leipzig, DE
5/28/2016 Cassioppeira – Berlin, DE
5/29/2016 Harem – Malmo, SE
5/31/2016 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
6/01/2016 Cyclopen – Stockholm, SE
6/02/2016 TBA – Oslo, NO
6/03-05/2016 Tryolen – Alvesta, SE @ Muskelrock
ZEX Japan Tour 2016 w/ Malice Panic:
9/02/2016 Noshiogikubo Pitbar – Tokyo, JP
9/03/2016 Red Dragon – Nagoya, JP
9/04/2016 Hokage – Osaka, JP
9/05/2016 Earthdome – Tokyo, JP

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Channeling Traditional Heavy Metal leads into their classic early Punk Rock approach, ZEX‘s Fight For Yourself drops ten insatiably infectious and fully unruly anthems, the album recorded at Meatlocker Studio with Paul Yogi Granger in Ottawa and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland. With a solid fan base and buzz already going for them due to heavy widespread touring and a diehard worth ethic, the band independently released Fight For Yourself in Canada, which caught the attention of Magic Bullet Records, who officially re-released Fight For Yourself with proper distribution to the international masses.

Fight For Yourself is available worldwide through Magic Bullet Records on CD, LP, and digital download; physical copies can be obtained HERE, and the digital HERE.

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For more info:

http://www.zexzexzex.com

http://www.facebook.com/zexzexzexofficial

http://www.zexzexzex.bandcamp.com

http://www.magicbulletrecords.com

http://www.facebook.com/magicbulletrecords

Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ZEX.

Stone.

WHITFORD/ST. HOLMES: BRAD WHITFORD & DEREK ST. HOLMES – ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘REUNION’ AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE JUNE 3RD via MAILBOAT RECORDS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on April 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Fiery First Track “Shapes” To Be Released May 9th

U.S. TOUR WITH WHITESNAKE THIS SUMMER

Stops include, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Philadelphia, NYC and beyond

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(Los Angeles, CA – April 12, 2016) The dynamic duo of Whitford/St. Holmes are ready to reunite and reclaim the rock magic they first produced over thirty years ago! Featuring Aerosmith guitarist, Brad Whitford and Ted Nugent vocalist/guitarist, Derek St. Holmes, the duo of Whitford/St. Holmes is back together and ready to release their exciting new studio album this June, with a nationwide tour immediately following.

It was 1981 when Whitford, who had left Aerosmith, first teamed up with Derek St. Holmes to release their self-titled debut. Tracks like “Sharpshooter” and “Whisky Woman” carried on the stadium rock n roll style that made them famous. The album received critical acclaim and they did a successful round of tour dates before returning to their respective bands and shelving the duo. Until now!

Recently, the two friends found themselves living in the same town on the outskirts of Nashville. While working on some catch up time, they decided to revamp their collaboration. After writing a number of songs, the duo recruited bassist Chopper Anderson, keyboardist Buck Johnson and on drums, Tesla’s Troy Luccketta to record the album. Self-produced by Whitford and St. Holmes, the album was recorded at The Castle Studios in Franklin, TN.

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Whitford and St. Holmes, who have collectively been part of 10s of millions of record sales as part of Aerosmith and Ted Nugent, know the true purpose of their art. “It’s hard to believe we first jammed over 30 years ago,” states Brad Whitford. Derek St. Holmes adds,“ We are excited for this record to get out there, we want to share it with our friends, all those hardcore rock ‘n’ roll fans… Like our fans and good Whiskey we all seem to get better with age. These new cuts are bold, brassy and ballsy we can’t wait to play them live.”

The band will head out on tour this June with Whitesnake. The tour launches on June 3rd in Dallas and continues on through Texas, Indianapolis, Ohio, Detroit, Boston and more. This leg of the tour will conclude on July 1st with a headline show. More Whitford/St. Holmes headline shows are expected to be announced shortly.

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For up to date tour info and more, visit:

http://www.whitfordstholmes.com

@WhitfordStHolms

facebook.com/whitfordstholmes

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Whitford/St. Holmes On Tour with Whitesnake This Summer:

Fri 06/03/16 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory

Sun 06/05/16 Houston, TX Revention Music Center

Mon 06/06/16 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre

Wed 06/08/16 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre

Sat 06/11/16 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

Tue 06/14/16 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion At Riverbend

Wed 06/15/16 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center At The Heights

Fri 06/17/16 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

Mon 06/20/16 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre

Tue 06/21/16 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theater

**Wed 06/22/16 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater 1894

Thu 06/23/16 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Sat 06/25/16 Boston, MA House Of Blues Boston

Sun 06/26/16 Portland, ME Maine State Pier

Tue 06/28/16 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheater

Wed 06/29/16 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring

Fri 07/01/16 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall

**Headlining Show

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WHITFORD/ST. HOLMES.

Stone.

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