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On This Day In METAL History – December 21st… From Deep Purple To Shaun Morgan

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn - promo album cover pic - #1968JLIPRB

On December 21st, 1968Deep Purple performed at the Fillmore East in New York City. Deep Purple were touring in support of their second studio album: The Book of Taliesyn. Whoa!

Blackfoot - Strikes - promo cover pic - #1979RM

On this day in 1979Blackfoot hits #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit Train, Train. This song is featured on the second studio album from Blackfoot, released in 1979: Strikes. This is a spectacular Southern Rock album, in my Metal opinion.

Johnny Dangerously - promo movie poster pic - #1984MKJP

On December 21st, 1984 – The comedy film Johnny Dangerously was released to wide-screen theaters, via 20th Century Fox. Johnny Dangerously includes a star-studded cast of: Michael KeatonJoe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton, Peter Boyle, Griffin Dunne, Dom DeLuise, Danny DeVito, Alan Hale, Jr., and NFL legend Dick Butkus. This comedy film was directed by Amy Heckerling.

Heart - promo album cover pic - #1985ANW

On this day in 1985Heart reached the top of the Billboard 200 Albums Chart for the first and only time, with their self-titled studio album. Heart only spent one week at number one.

Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying - promo cover pic - #1990BDSSJG

On December 21st, 1990 – The mighty Iron Maiden performed at Westfalenhallen in Dortmund, Germany. Iron Maiden were touring in support of their eighth studio album: No Prayer For The Dying. This Iron Maiden album kicks 100% absolute Metal ass. Yes, it does.

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody - promo cover pic - 1974FM

On this day in 1991Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody topped the UK Singles Chart for the second time, entering the chart at #1. This iconic song was re-released as a single worldwide, after Queen’s legendary vocalist Freddie Mercury passing away one month earlier.

KISS - Saves Christmas - Family Guy - promo still pic - #2001GS

(Photo Credit: Fox Network)

On this day in KISStory – KISS made a guest appearance on Family Guy where they appeared in a holiday special: A Very Special Family Guy Freakin’ Christmas. This was the 16th episode of the third season of Family Guy on the Fox Network.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Seether - publicity pic - 2014 - #12SM

Photo credit: Seether Facebook – From L to R: John Humphrey, Shaun Morgan and Dale Stewart.

SHAUN MORGAN

On December 21st, 1978, Shaun Morgan was born, in South Africa. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Shaun! Hell, yeah and whoa! Shaun Morgan is famously known as the co-founder, singer, songwriter and guitarist for the Alternative Rock/Metal band Seether.

Seether - Isolate And Medicate - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #07SM

The dynamic Seether have released six album since 2002, with Isolate And Medicate being their newest release on July 1st, 2014. Seether and Papa Roach will be touring together, in 2015. For more info on this tour and Seether, click here: Seether.com.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 20th… And A Rockin’ Birthday Salute To Peter Criss!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rush - Exit Stage Left - promo album cover pic - #1981GL

On December 20th, 1981RUSH performed at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. This was the Exit…Stage Left Tour, with RUSH supporting their newly released live album Exit…Stage Left. RUSH were also touring in support of their eighth studio album, released in 1981: Moving Pictures.

Enemy Mine - promo movie poster pic - #1985D

On this day in 1985Enemy Mine, the Science Fiction/Adventure film was released to wide-screen theaters. Enemy Mine stars acting legends Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr., with the film’s director being Wolfgang Petersen. I haven’t seen this movie in years and I remember really liking it. I remember HBO having Enemy Mine in its rotation, back in the day, therefore I did see it a few times. Enemy Mine is… Metal.

Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death - promo tour book cover - #2006SHBD

On December 20th, 2006 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN performed at the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. This was one of many tour stops for IRON MAIDEN’s A Matter Of Life And Death Tour. The fourteenth studio album from IRON MAIDEN, A Matter Of Life And Death, was released in August of 2006.

Pop Evil - Onyx - promo album cover pic #2013LK

On this day in 2013 – Hard Rockers Pop Evil performed at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pop Evil were touring in support of their third studio album: Onyx. If you don’t own any Pop Evil CD’s you are maybe… constipated. Truth.

Pop Evil - promo band pic - 2014 - #7712LK

On December 20th, 2014Pop Evil returns to The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to kick some live Hard Rockin’ ass. Whoa! Long live Pop Evil.

Jethro Tull - Classic Band Logo - #1967JTIA

On this day in 2014Ian Anderson and The Best Of Jethro Tull performs at The Civic in Auckland, New Zealand. Built in 1929, The Civic is one of the few remaining Atmospheric Theatres in the world. Whoa! Jethro Tull was named after an eighteenth century English agricultural pioneer; this individual invented the seed drill. Whoa again!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Peter Criss - solo album cover promo pic!

Above: 1978 Platinum selling solo album (Casablanca)

Peter Criss - photo montage - 2014 - #410PC

PETER CRISS

On December 20th, 1945, Peter George John Criscuola aka Peter Criss was born, in Brooklyn, New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Peter! Whoa, man, yeah! Peter Criss is world-famously known as the co-founding member and former drummer for the iconic KISS.

As a breast cancer survivor, Peter Criss donates his time to the breast cancer cause; two charities Peter Criss has been involved in are the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and as artist ambassador for Hard Rock’s Pinktober Campaign for breast cancer awareness.

Kiss - Beth - promo 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1976PCK

Back in 1976, the ballad Beth was released as a single. Co-written and sung by Peter Criss, Beth sailed through the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, peaking at #7. This song marked the first Gold single for KISS. Beth is featured on the fourth studio album from KISS, released in 1976: Destroyer.

Peter Criss - One For All - promo album cover pic - #2007PCD

Above: Peter Criss – One For All (2007/Megaforce)

Peter Criss has a solo career on his Rockin’ resume as well; with 6 solo studio album releases of: Peter Criss (1978), Out Of Control (1980), Let Me Rock You (1982), Cat #1 (1994) and One For All (2007). On April 10th, 2014, Peter Criss along with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, together as KISS.

Peter Criss - Makeup To Breakup - book cover - promo pic!

In October of 2012, Peter Criss released his autobiography, Makeup To Breakup. This Peter Criss autobiography broke the top ten on the New York Times Best Seller List, landing at number seven. I’ve read this book and believe me, it’s a tell-all. I highly recommend Makeup To Breakup to all KISS and Rock fans alike. Long live Peter Criss and… Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Peter Criss Fact source:

http://www.petercriss.net

Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 18th…

Posted in classic rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rush - A Farewell To Kings - promo album cover pic - #1977GLNPR

On December 18th, 1977RUSH performed at the University Of Dayton Arena, in Dayton, Ohio. RUSH were touring in support of their fifth studio album: A Farewell To Kings.

Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door - promo cover pic

On this day in 1978 – The iconic Led Zeppelin completed recording of their final studio album, In Through the Out Door, in Stockholm, Sweden. If you don’t own this Led Zeppelin album, you are constipated.

Rush - Moving Pictures - promo ablum cvr - #1977GLNP

On December 18th, 1981RUSH performed at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. RUSH were touring in support of their eighth studio album: Moving Pictures.

Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer - 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1986JBJ

On this day in 1986Bon Jovi hits #4 in the United Kingdom with their single: Livin’ On A Prayer. This hit is featured on the third studio album from Bon Jovi, released in 1986: Slippery When Wet. This album has sold over 12 million units in the United States, alone. Whoa!!

Eddie Murphy - Raw - promo movie poster - #1987EMC

On December 18th, 1987 – The comedy concert film Eddie Murphy RAW was released in the United States, to wide-screen theaters, via Paramount. Of course, it stars the great Eddie Murphy and he is incredibly, absolutely hilarious during this concert. This concert was filmed at the Felt Forum, (a venue in the famed Madison Square Garden), in New York City. If you need a good laugh with all the crap going on in the world today, check out Eddie Murphy RAW.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Keith Richards - Relix - magazine cover promo

KEITH RICHARDS

On December 18th, 1943, Keith Richards was born in England. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Keith! Whoa, man! Keith Richards is super world-famous as a co-founding member, songwriter and guitarist for The Rolling Stones. What more can be said, other than Keith Richards is an influential, whiz-bang legend of Rock And Roll? A timeless Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, is Keith Richards. Long live Keith Richards!

Elliot Easton - The Cars - promo Guitar World cover - 1984 #84EE

ELLIOT EASTON

On December 18th, 1953, Elliot Easton was born, in Brooklyn, New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Elliot! Whoa and yeah! Elliot Easton is world-famously known as a co-founder, songwriter and guitarist for New Wave/Alternative Rock pioneers The Cars.

Elliot Easton is currently finding immense success with his new Rock supergroup: The Empty Hearts. The debut and self-titled album from The Empty Hearts was released on August 5th, 2014. The Empty Hearts have been currently touring as well. Long live Elliot Easton!

The Empty Hearts - promo album cover pic - #2014

The Empty Hearts are: Elliot Easton (guitar), Clem Burke (drums), Andy Babiuk (bass) and Wally Palmar on guitar and vocals.

This new album from The Empty Hearts is a true non-stop ride of Rock And Roll fun, with exceptionally crafted songs. If you’re serious about your Rock Music, then I highly recommend picking this album up. Whoa.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 17th… And Rockin’ Birthday Salutes To Maria Brink And Paul Rodgers!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Aerosmith - Get Your Wings - promo album pic

On December 17th, 1973Aerosmith began recording their second studio album, Get Your Wings, at Record Plant Studios in New York City. Get Your Wings was released March of 1974.

Angel - White Hot - promo album cover pic - #1978GG

Styx - Pieces Of Eight - promo album cover pic - #1978TS

On this day in 1978Angel and Styx performed at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whoa! Angel were touring in support of their fourth studio album, released in 1978: White Hot. Styx were touring in support of their eighth studio album: Pieces Of Eight.

Black Sabbath - "Mob Rules" x-large album pick!!!

On December 17th, 1981The Alvin Lee Band opened for the legendary Black Sabbath at Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. With Ronnie James Dio as their lead vocalist, Black Sabbath were touring in support of their tenth studio album: Mob Rules. Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio.

The Who - Its Hard - promo album cover pic - 1982

On this day in 1982The Who performed their first farewell concert in Toronto, Canada, at the Maple Leaf Gardens. The concert was filmed for a HBO special and recorded for future albums and videos. The Who were also touring is support of their tenth studio album, released in 1982: It’s Hard.

The Dark Crystal - promo movie poster - #1982JH

On December 17th, 1982 – The fantasy motion picture, The Dark Crystal, was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. This animatronic film was directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz; while produced by Gary Kurtz. Rest in peace, Jim Henson.

Robert Plant - promo album poster pic - 1980s - #121714

On this day in 1987Robert Plant performed Led Zeppelin songs live for the first time as a solo artist. The concert was in Folkstone, United Kingdom. Robert Plant performed Misty Mountain Hop and Trampled Underfoot.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Paul Rodgers - The Royal Sessions - promo album cover pic - 2014PR - #3312

Paul Rodgers - Live In Glasgow - promo album cover pic - #121714

PAUL RODGERS

On December 17th, 1949, Paul Rodgers was born in England. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Paul! Yeah! Paul Rodgers is a Platinum selling singer, songwriter and self-taught multi-instrumentalist. This legendary artist has sold over 90 million records, while he has written, recorded, produced and released 30 albums since 1968. Paul Rodgers has formed and led three legendary bands to worldwide success: Free, Bad Company and The Firm.

Bad Company - Straight Shooter - promo album pic!

Along with his Grammy nominated solo career, Paul Rodgers has recorded and/or performed with Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Brian May, Queen, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Slash, Nils Lofgren, Charlie Watts, Bryan Adams, Stax Recording artist Sam Moore, The Four Tops and many others.

The Law - Paul Rodgers - promo cover pic - #331214

Back in 1991, Paul Rodgers and legendary drummer Kenney Jones formed The Law; releasing their lone self-titled album the same year. I consider Paul Rodgers to be one of the greatest Rock and Hard Rock singers of all-time, his voice has forever been unique and magnificent; I’m certain that I’m not alone in this thinking. Long live Paul Rodgers!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Maria Brink - publicity photo - 2014 - #121714MB

MARIA BRINK

On December 17th, 1977, Maria Brink was born in New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Maria! Alright and yeah! Maria Brink is famously known as the lead singer, songwriter and co-founder of In This Moment. As a major draw at numerous, yearly major Metal and Rock festivals, Maria Brink has consistently changed her stage attire and presence, while giving her constant growing fan base something to look forward to and experience in the live concert setting.

Maria Brink - Inked - magazine cover promo - #062008

The ever musically evolving and beautiful Maria Brink and her dynamic band In This Moment have gradually moved to the forefront of the Heavy Music scene, after five critically acclaimed studio albums since 2007. From Metalcore to Gothic and Hard Rock in-between, In This Moment are a diverse band that never aims for the status-quo.

Maria’s talented band even embraces Electronic Rock and Industrial Metal on their most recent album releases, just for good Metal measure! From growls to crooning, Maria Brink’s vocal styles were born to amaze. Long live Maria Brink! Metal be thy name!

In This Moment - Black Widow - promo cover pic

The new studio album, Black Widow, from In This Moment was released in November 2014, via Atlantic Records. Black Widow debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Whoa!

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Source for Paul Rodgers history:

http://paulrodgers.com/all-news/

Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 14th… And A METAL Birthday Salute To Cliff Williams!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Styx - Lady - Demonstration Single - 1973 - promo pic

On December 14th, 1974Styx re-released their song Lady, becoming their first top ten hit in the United States, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Lady is originally featured on the second studio album from Styx, released in 1973: Styx II.

Dune - promo movie poster pic - #1984D

On this day in 1984 – Written and directed by David Lynch, the epic Science Fiction film Dune released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. The cast included: Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif and José Ferrer. The executive producer was Dino De LaurentiisGordon Matthew Thomas Sumner aka Sting also starred in Dune.

Robert Plant - Now And Zen - promo album cover pic - #1988RP

On December 14th, 1988Robert Plant performed live at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were the opening band. Whoa! Robert Plant was touring in support of his fourth solo studio album, released in 1988: Now And Zen.

Ozzy Osbourne - Kelly Osbourne - Changes - promo single cover sleeve - #19933

On this day in 2003Ozzy Osbourne reached the top of the UK Singles Chart for the first time, with a cover of Black Sabbath’s song Changes. This song was re-recorded as a duet with his daughter Kelly Osbourne.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Cliff Williams - ACDC - bass player magazine - promo cover - May 1996

Above: Bass Player Magazine – USA – May 1996

CLIFF WILLIAMS

Born on December 14th, 1949 in England was Cliff Williams. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Cliff! Yeah, man! Cliff Williams is universally known as a current/long-time member, bassist and backing vocalist for the iconic AC/DC.

ACDC - powerage - 1978 - promo album cover pic - #33

The first AC/DC studio album Cliff Williams performed on was 1978’s Powerage; the rest is incredible AC/DC history! AC/DC were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, back in 2003. Metal be thy name!

ACDC - Rock Or Bust - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #12

The brand new studio album from AC/DC, Rock Or Bust, was released on December 2nd, 2014. Yes, this new AC/DC album kicks Heavy Rockin’ ass. ‘Nuff said.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 9th…

Posted in classic rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Cream - Disraeli Gears - promo album pic - #1968EC

On December 9th, 1967 – Disraeli Gears, the second studio album from the legendary Cream enters the U.S. charts. This album would eventually hit #1 in the United States. Rest in peace, Jack Bruce.

Christine - 1983 - movie poster promo pic - #JCSK7

On this day in 1983 – The Horror film Christine was released to wide-screen theaters. The screenplay for Christine was written by Bill Phillips and directed by the great John Carpenter. The cast included: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul and Harry Dean Stanton. Bad to the Bone from George Thorogood and The Destroyers was one of many songs used during the film. Christine is… Metal.

Twins - promo movie poster - #1988ASDD

On December 9th, 1988 – The comedy film Twins was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. The all-star cast included: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston and Chloe Webb. Twins was directed by Ivan Reitman. Twins is… Metal.

Motorhead "The World Is Yours" large album pic!

On this day in 2011 Motörhead performs a concert at Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, Sweden. This was one of many stops on Motörhead’s The Wörld is Yours Tour. Long live the grand Motörhead.

Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction - promo album cover pic - #777GNR

On December 9th, 1991Guns N’ Roses made their debut at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in the first of a three night sold-out stand. Guns N’ Roses drew over 54,000 fans and grossed over $1.3 million (U.S. dollars). That’s a lot of pizza and root beer money.

Iced Earth - Dystopia promo album pic!

On this day in 2011 – The great ICED EARTH perform a concert at Eventhalle in Geiselwind, Germany. This performance from ICED EARTH was part of the Christmas Metal Festival 2011 and on the band’s World Dystopia Tour 2011-2012.

Machine Head - promo band pic - Bloodstone & Diamonds - 2014 - #77MH

On December 9th, 2014 – The mighty Machine Head perform a concert at Guildhall in Portsmouth, England. Machine Head are touring in support of their new studio album: Bloodstone & Diamonds. Metal be thy name.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 7th…

Posted in classic rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love - promo single sleeve pic - #1969RP

On December 7th, 1969 – The iconic Led Zeppelin have a hit on the Top Forty of Billboards Hot 100 Singles Chart, with Whole Lotta Love and it eventually reaches #4. This would be Led Zeppelin’s first hit single in the United States. Whole Lotta Love is featured on Led Zeppelin’s second studio album: Led Zeppelin II.

Boston "Boston" large promo album pic!

On this day in 1976Boston performs at the Hara Arena, in Dayton, Ohio. Whoa!

Foreigner - Agent Provacateur - promo album cover pic - #1985MJ

On December 7th, 1984 – Agent Provocateur, the fifth studio album from Foreigner, was released. This album went on to reach #4 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, selling three million copies (plus) in the United States.

Heart - Never - promo single sleeve pic - #1985NW

On this day in 1985 – Heart hits #4 with Never. This song is featured on Heart’s eighth studio album: Heart. Whoa, again!

RUSH - classic band logo - magenta - #2014GLNPAL

On December 7th, 1985RUSH performed live at the New Haven Coliseum, in New Haven, Connecticut. Long live RUSH.

Edward Scissorhands - promo movie poster pic - #1990JDEPP

On this day in 1990 – The Fantasy/Drama/Dark Comedy film Edward Scissorhands  was released to theaters on the wide-screen. Starring the legendary Johnny Depp and directed by the great Tim Burton, the star-studded cast included: Winona Ryder, Vincent Price, Kathy Baker, Alan Arkin, Dianne Wiest and Anthony Michael Hall. This movie is, without a doubt Metal. Rest in peace, Vincent Price.

Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident" x-large album pic!

On December 7th, 1993Guns N’ Roses announced that their cover of Charles Manson’s Look at Your Game, Girl will remain on their covers album The Spaghetti Incident?, despite protests. It was also announced that royalties will go to the son of a Manson family victim. In my honest Metal opinion, this song (if you can call it that) super sucks so incredibly bad that it stinks of putrid donkey poop. Did I mention this song is lousy?

Motorhead - promo group pic - #10

On this day in 2012 – The mighty Motörhead perform live at Bernexpo Halle 4, in Berne, Switzerland for the Metal Christmas Festival. This was a date on Motörhead’s The Wörld is Yours Tour. Long live Motörhead.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS AND FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 5th… From Slade To Helloween

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Badfinger - No Matter What - promo single - 45rpm cover sleeve - #1970BF

On December 5th, 1970Badfinger peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit No Matter What. This was Badfinger’s second top ten single in the United States; their first top ten single in the U.S. was Come And Get It. Def Leppard went on to cover No Matter What, back in 2005 for their release: Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Collection. Whoa!

Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody - promo single - 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1972S

On this day in 1973 Slade reaches #1 in the UK with Merry Christmas Everybody. It will remain at #1 for five weeks, becoming Slade’s biggest single, while returning to the charts in later years. This song also became Slade’s sixth #1 single in the UK, as well.

Beverly Hills Cop - Promo Movie Poster - #1985EM

On December 5th, 1984Beverly Hills Cop, the hilarious Action/Comedy film, starring the great Eddie Murphy was released on wide-screens. Beverly Hills Cop also starred: Damon Wayans, Judge Reinhold and John Ashton.

Heartbreak Ridge - promo movie poster - #1986 - Clint Eastwood

On this day in 1986Heartbreak Ridge, a War movie starring the great Clint Eastwood was released on wide-screens. Clint Eastwood plays the role of the rugged and battlefield trained Sergeant Tom Highway, as he embarks on his final tour of duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. I won’t give away any more about this movie, trust me when I tell you it’s a classic and a must see!

RUSH - classic logo - #337772014

On December 5th, 1987 – The legendary RUSH performed a concert at the New Haven Coliseum, in New Haven, Connecticut. RUSH were finally inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013. Metal Amen to that!

Poison - publicity band pic - band logo - #19991205

Warrant - promo band pic - band logo - Jani Lane - #1990WRJL

On this day in 1990Poison and Warrant performed live at the Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Metal be thy name! Rest in peace, Jani Lane.

Helloween - promo band banner - 2014 - #86800

On December 5th, 2013 – The great Helloween performed live at La Trastienda Club, Montevideo, Uruguay. This stop was part of Helloween’s Hellish Rock – Part II Tour. Helloween were touring in support of their fourteenth studio album: Straight Out Of Hell; which was released in January of 2013. Whoa and yeah!! I want out!!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – November 21st…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure - promo 45rpm - vinyl single - #1981

On November 21st, 1981Queen and David Bowie’s collaboration single, Under Pressure, tops the U.K. charts. Oddly, it only reaches #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the United States.

A Christmas story - promo movie poster pic - #1984BB

On this day in 1984 – The comedy/family film, A Christmas Story, was released to theaters on the wide-screen. This film is shown on television today, during the Christmas season, via every cable channel you can possibly think of! A Christmas Story starred: Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley and Ian Petrella. The central theme of this story is the little son Ralph “Ralphie” Parker wishes for only one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder, carbine-action, 200-shot range model BB rifle with a compass in the stock. The rest is truly comedy film history.

Space Rage - promo movie poster pic - #1986SR

On November 21st, 1986 – The Science Fiction/Western Film, Space Rage was released to theaters on the wide-screen. Space Rage starred: Richard Farnsworth, Michael Pare, John Laughlin and Lee Purcell.

Poison - I wont forget you - promo single sleeve - cover promo - #1987

On this day in 1987Poison hits #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their power ballad: I Won’t Forget You. This song is featured on the 1987 debut Poison album: Look What The Cat Dragged In.

Billy Idol - Mony Mony Live - promo single sleeve - #1987BI

On November 21st, 1987 –  Billy Idol reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with Mony Mony, a cover of Tommy James and the Shondells’ classic.

Aerosmith - The Simpsons - Flaming Moes - promo animated pic - #1991

On this day in 1991Aerosmith were the first Rock band to have a guest appearance on The Simpsons. Aerosmith performed their legendary hit, Walk This Way, at Moe’s Tavern. This was the tenth episode of the third season of The Simpsons.

Kiss - Alive! - 1975 - 2000 - Box Set - promo cover pic - #1996

On this day in KISSTORY – November 21st, 2006 – KISS released their 4 CD box set: KISS ALIVE! 1975 – 2000. Whoa, what a package!

Iron Maiden - promo band pic - #6671121

On November 21st, 2006 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN performed a live concert in Oslo, Norway. This was one of many stops on IRON MAIDEN’s Nordic Tour ’06.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

MIKE PATTON – Scoring “The Place Beyond The Pines”

Posted in Hard Rock, hollywood news, movie scores, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on January 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Jay Blakesberg

Jan. 9, 2011, San Francisco – Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk, Mr. Bungle) has been selected by writer/director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) to provide the score for The Place Beyond The Pines, which stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes.

Patton, who rose to prominence as a teenager as the front man for Faith No More and is known as one of music’s most eclectic musicians, has done a series of scores over the past few years including the Italian drama A Solitude of Prime NumbersCrank 2: High Voltage and the short film A Perfect Place.

Patton is also currently working on a new Tomahawk album with a projected late summer release date.

(Source: Speakeasy PR)

LONG LIVE MIKE PATTON.

Stone.

This Halloween, Wild Eye invites you to bang your head against the movie screen with a rare, 35mm screening of 1986’s Heavy Metal classic Trick Or Treat – Plus a slash n’ grind trailer show!

Posted in halloween, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, horror movies, metal music, metal odyssey, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Prepare to get caught in a 35mm mosh pit as Wild Eye Releasing presents The Heavy Metal Horror Show! Appearing at Brooklyn’s own Nitehawk Cinema for two nights only: Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd, starting at Midnight.

Headlining the bill is the 1986 head banging Horror Classic, Trick Or Treat, directed by Charles Martin Smith. Experience the mysterious death and backwards record-induced return of Rock n’ Roll superstar Sammi Curr (Tony Fields) as he haunts his biggest fan Skippy, er, we mean Eddie (Mark Price).  Watch as Curr shreds till everyone on-screen is literally dead, with special guest appearances by Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons.

And as if that isn’t enough to satiate your sick minds, make sure to show up early to catch opening act The Ghost Of The New York Grindhouse Trailer Show performing a full hour of spine tingling horror and exploitation trailers from the ’60s and ’70s that will raise your hair, but without that can of Aquanet.

So cancel your Dungeons & Dragons game and raise your devil-horns as we bring heavy metal to the silver screen in its purest form, with the entire evening’s events being screened from original 35mm prints and the volume turned up to 11.

Avoid price-gouging scalpers and get your tickets now! Advance tickets are available at the Nitehawk Cinema box office and at http://www.NitehawkCinema.com.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info, click on the links below:

http://www.wildeyereleasing.com

http://www.nitehawkcinema.com

LONG LIVE OLD SCHOOL HEAVY METAL HORROR MOVIES.

Stone.

Transformers “Dark Of The Moon” Soundtrack – Features Mastodon, Goo Goo Dolls, Black Veil Brides, Linkin Park: Releases June 14th, 2011

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, movie soundtracks, movies, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

TRANSFORMERS – Dark Of The Moon: – Releasing on June 14th, 2011, on Warner Bros. is the soundtrack for this Summer’s blockbuster movie event: Transformers – Dark Of The Moon. This soundtrack is potently stocked with 11 songs, from Linkin Park to Mastodon, with Staind, Goo Goo Dolls and The Black Veil Brides in-between! Progressive Metal giants Mastodon cover the legendary ZZ Top classic: Just Got Paid.

* There are 3 exclusive songs as part of the iTunes Deluxe package from: Biffy Clyro, Stone Sour and Serj Tankian. * There are 2 exclusive songs as part of the GAMESTOP Deluxe package from: Middle Class Rut and D.R.U.G.S. * See and click the link at the bottom of this post, for more info on this Earth shattering soundtrack!

Dark Of The Moon – Track Listing:

Linkin ParkIridescent

ParamoreMonster *

My Chemical RomanceThe Only Hope For Me Is You

Taking Back SundayFaith (When I Let You Down)

StaindThe Bottom *

Art Of DyingGet Thru This

Goo Goo DollsAll That You Are *

Theory Of A DeadmanHead Above Water *

Black Veil BridesSet The World On Fire

SkilletAwake And Alive (Rock Radio Mix) *

MastodonJust Got Paid (ZZ Top cover song)

* = New Song

iTunes Exclusive Songs:

Biffy ClyroMany Of Horror

Stone SourThe Pessimist

Serj TankianGate 21 (Remix-Feat. Tom Morello)

GAMESTOP Exclusive Songs:

Middle Class RutLifelong Dayshift

D.R.U.G.S.Graveyard Dancing

(CD Back Cover of Dark Of The Moon)

* For more info on Transformers – Dark Of The Moon Soundtrack:

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – Official Soundtrack & Score Site

LONG LIVE COOL MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS.

Stone.

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