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Nick Menza – Rest In Peace – Legendary Drummer

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on May 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on the J Marshall Craig Facebook:

For friends & fans: Nick Menza was in musician heaven last month when I took him to Rose Lane Studio a few weeks back to meet Sjoerd Auke Koppert and Damion ‘Damizza’ Young and the team there. There were many plans in the works, for the release of Nick’s book that we wrote, a comic book version of his time with Megadeth and many, many other wonderful things, including a trip to stay with me and my family here in Cape Cod tomorrow. He died last night on stage in L.A. doing what he loved.

I have been asked by his family to be their public representative though this tragic and difficult time, so will be fielding all press inquiries. His mother Rose and father Don ask for privacy and prayers for them, and Nick’s two young boys. News of a service, remembrance and celebration of Nick’s life and music will be announced in the days to come.

I can be reached at jmarshallcraig@gmail.com.

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Rest In Peace, Nick Menza.

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Drummer Sean Lang Offers FREE DOWNLOAD Of ‘Dyatlov’ From Prog Metal Project SEVEN YEAR STORM

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music with tags , , , on January 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Sean Lang - Seven Year Storm - publicity pic - #2015MO

Seven Year Storm, the Vancouver-based instrumental Progressive Metal band created by freelance drummer/instructor Sean Lang with added support from guitar-wizard and good friend Dean Lamb (Archspire) is offering fans a FREE song download of ‘Dyatlov’ from ‘Aion I’, the first of two EPs set for release in 2015.

“This is the first single off of ‘Aion I’, entitled “Dyatlov.” It features Dean Lamb of Archspire on lead guitar and I’m proud to finally release it. I’m making it available for free, so please share it around! ‘Aion I’ drops February 24th.”

FREE DOWNLOAD – ‘Dyatlov’ – 

https://sevenyearstorm.bandcamp.com/track/dyatlov-single

Pre-order for a limited edition CD here.

To watch a teaser video for ‘Aion I’, please visit the following link here or watch below:

Seven Year Storm - Aion I promo cover pic - #2015SYSMO

Track Listing: Aion I

 Morphogenesis 4:58

 Dyatlov 4:28

 Virtue 4:30

 Nazca Lines 5:23

 Blue Car Syndrome 6:47

 EP Length: 26:08

ABOUT:

Initially never planning to release his music compositions beyond the borders of just song writing, freelance drummer/instructor Sean Lang was urged by his circle of musician friends whom heard his material to take his creativity to the next level.

The outcome is Seven Year Storm, which showcases Lang’s unique sound, music arrangements written entirely by him plus guitarist Dean Lamb (Archspire) whom handles all of the mind-bending guitar leads and solos. Everything comes together into songs that are tight and heavy, melodic and groovy, technical yet memorable.

To get these works of art off the studio floor, Lang launched an Indiegogo campaign (video can be viewed here) to raise the necessary investment to complete the first collection of songs, which will be released in 2015 as two EPs: Aion I and Aion II.

For more info, please visit the following link: www.seanlang.com.

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Source: Asher Media Relations

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SEAN LANG.

LONG LIVE SEVEN YEAR STORM.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

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ALICE COOPER Drum Legend NEAL SMITH Releases ‘KillSmith And The Greenfire Empire’ – The Last Rock Opera

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Westport, CT – From Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame drummer, song writer and founding Alice Cooper band member, comes his latest killer album. Neal Smith’s most recent album, the third in his critically acclaimed solo project KillSmith series that has garnered praise from fans and critics worldwide. And now, Neal takes his ferocious brand of rock and roll to another level! This time “KillSmith & The GreenFire Empire” weaves a tapestry of musical styles to tell the “GreenFire” story along with a little help from his friends.

Is this conceptual heavy metal adventure, being dubbed the last Rock Opera, destined to become a movie! The story of a poor boy who grows up in the jungles of South America, then becomes “Diablos the Emerald King” the most ruthless, furious and powerful drug lord in the world. As a young boy Diablos discovers an ancient secret that has been hidden for thousands of years in pre-Columbian jungle ruins. The secret he discovers is an ancient sacrificial drug called “GreenFire.” As GreenFire’s deadly addiction spreads like wildfire around the globe, it reaches a country called “Blue Soul Land.” The havoc it creates in “Blue Soul Land” and with grave consequences it unleashes the rage of a retired Special Ops Military hero who’s nicknamed “KillSmith.” “GreenFire Born Of Poison” is the first single off of the album.

Neal Smith - Killsmith & The Greenfire Empire - promo cover pic

Says Neal, “My newest album/CD “KillSmith & The GreenFire empire” is my first concept album since the glory gory days of the band “Alice Cooper.” It’s a story of a poor boy who grows up in the jungles of South America, then becomes “Diablos the Emerald King” the most ruthless, ferocious and powerful drug lord in the world. As a young boy Diablos discovers an ancient secret that has been hidden for thousands of years in pre-Columbian jungle ruins. The secret he discovers is an ancient sacrificial drug called “GreenFire.” As GreenFire’s deadly addiction spreads like wildfire around the globe, it reaches a country called “Blue Soul Land.” The havoc it creates in “Blue Soul Land” unleashes the rage of a retired Special Ops Military hero nicknamed “KillSmith” with grave consequences. Is “KillSmith & The GreenFire empire,” the new heavy metal concept adventure CD being dubbed the last Rock Opera, destined to become a movie?”

KillSmith & The GreenFire Empire features: Neal Smith, lead vocals, backing vocals, drums, percussion, rhythm guitar and synthesizer, Peter Catucci, bass guitar, backing vocals and lead vocals on “Noelle No Wonder.” Very special guests performances by Lady Elizabeth Dellinger, backing vocals and intro lead vocals on “I Want Money”, Kevin Franklin, lead guitar, Pete “Keys” Hickey, synthesizer and keyboards. The amazing Hubert Martin lends lead vocals on “Good Morning Blue Soul Land.” Also, Joe Meo on saxophone, Rick Tedesco, on lead guitar, rhythm guitar and backing vocals and Doug Wahlberg, lead guitar.

Tracks:

1. BLESSINGS AND CURSES
2. GOOD MORNING BLUE SOUL LAND
3. SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER
4. THE KILL$MITH ÖVERTURE
5. PALACIO de ESMERALDAS
6. GREENFIRE – BORN OF PÖISON
7. I WANT MONEY
8. PÄNDEMÖNIUM
9. I REMEMBER BLUE SOUL LAND
10. DEATH TO THE KING
11. NOELLE NO WONDER

About Neal Smith:

Neal Smith is best known worldwide for his innovative drumming and outrageous stage antics with the original Alice Cooper band. His solid drumming is the hallmark sound behind such classic 1970’s Alice Cooper hits as “School’s Out”, “I’m Eighteen”, “Billion Dollar Babies” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy”. Neal is also a prolific songwriter, who helped pen many of the groups best known songs. Alice Cooper was the first band to introduce theatrics to the rock and roll stage, the group has sold over 25 million records worldwide.

Neal has six gold and five platinum records to his credit and has performed before millions on extensive grand world tours from the late 1970s to the present. Smith’s trademark drum style can be heard on additional albums, including the Billion Dollar Babies “Battle Axe,” The Plasmatics “Beyond The Valley Of 1984.” Buck Dharma “Flat Out.” Deadringer “Electrocution Of The Heart.” Bouchard, Dunaway and Smith “Back From Hell” and “BDS Live In Paris.” Cinematik “Cinematik” and “One Full Moon Away.” And Neal’s most recent critically acclaimed solo project KillSmith. KillSmith CD’s “Sexual Savior” and “KillSmith Two” garnered praise from fans and critics worldwide. And now, Neal takes his ferocious brand of rock and roll to another level! This time “KillSmith And The GreenFire” weaves a tapestry of musical styles to tell the “GreenFire” story with a little help from his friends.

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To purchase Autographed CD’s:

NealSmithRocks.com – Neal Smith: KillSmith & The GreenFire Empire (Autographed CD’s available NOW!)

http://nealsmithrocks.com/store

To purchase CD’s & digital downloads:

CD Baby – Neal Smith: KillSmith & The GreenFire Empire (CD’s available NOW! plus digital album and song downloads)

http://cdbaby.com/cd/nealsmith4

To purchase digital downloads: 

iTunes – Neal Smith: KillSmith & The GreenFire Empire (digital album and song downloads available NOW!)

https://itunes.apple.com/bf/album/killsmith-greenfire-empire/id907441353

Amazon.com – Neal Smith: KillSmith & The GreenFire Empire (digital album and song downloads available NOW!) Listen to 30 second samples of all songs!

http://www.amazon.com/Killsmith-Greenfire-Empire-Neal-Smith/dp/B00MJM5MAK

Amazon.com UK – Neal Smith: KillSmith & The GreenFire Empire (digital album and song downloads available NOW!) Listen to 30 second samples of all songs!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Killsmith-Greenfire-Empire-Neal-Smith/dp/B00MKIBXG0

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Source: Glass Onyon PR

For more information: www.nealsmithrocks.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE NEAL SMITH.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS OF METAL.

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PHIL RUDD “Repo Man” (Official Lyric Video) – Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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

Phil Rudd - Head Job - promo cover pic - 2014

PHIL RUDD – The very legendary Phil Rudd, drummer for the iconic AC/DC, will be seeing his first solo album, Head Job, releasing on August 29th, 2014, via Universal Music Australia. I cannot help myself digging-to-the-max, the first single from Head Job: Repo Man. With a healthy dose of AC/DC styled Rock ‘N Roll, Repo Man is a straight-up Rockin’ song that makes me feel damn good! That is why the Repo Man (Official Lyric Video) is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! – Stone

CRANK UP SOME REPO MAN, YOU MUTHAS!!

From the About column of Phil Rudd’s Facebook:

Citing influences ranging from Ringo Starr and Free/Bad Company’s Simon Kirk, to Mountain’s Leslie West and bandmates Malcolm & Angus Young, these songs and lyrics are all very special to Rudd and when talking about the release of this album which has had such a long gestation, he said: “I’m very happy for it to finally make its way out there and for people to hear it!”.

The songs were penned primarily by Rudd with the assistance of Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin – musicians Phil met on the local scene, which he says “turned out to be a great musical partnership”. ‘Badge’ & Martin also perform vocals, guitars & bass on the album, with Rudd sitting in the producer’s seat. The tracks came together over a period of time recorded at several locations including the studio that Rudd built himself not far from his restaurant “Phil’s Place” in Tauranga, New Zealand.

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PHIL RUDD

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Photo Credits: Phil Rudd Facebook

*For more info on PHIL RUDD:

Facebook: Phil Rudd

http://www.YouTube.com/PhilRuddTV

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LONG LIVE PHIL RUDD.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

Drum Legend Terry Bozzio Presents a Solo Musical Performance on World´s Largest Tuned Drum and Percussion Set on Forthcoming North American Tour!

Posted in drummers, Drums, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

TERRY BOZZIO 2014 Press Photo photo - #1 by André Ozga - med res

Photo by André Ozga

An Evening with TERRY BOZZIO North American Tour 2014

Los Angeles, CA – Drum legend Terry Bozzio, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, UK and his critically acclaimed solo ventures, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with “An Evening With Terry Bozzio” coast-to-coast North American tour! During the course of this tour, Terry Bozzio will hit over 40 cities from San Diego to Jacksonville to Montreal to Vancouver to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation. It is by no means a clinic or a workshop. Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together for the first time in seated venues across North America.

“TERRY BOZZIO – An Evening of Solo Drum Music” is a unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral, atmospheric, and musical performance on the largest tuned drum & percussion set in the world. Unless you have seen Terry, you have no idea what you are in for. Bozzio is an enigmatic, evocative, and engaging musician whose instrument just happens to be the drums. Terry Bozzio is able to accompany himself with bass note patterns and, at the same time, melodically solo on top with highly developed coordination skills to express a complete musical statement on the drum set alone. Drawing from jazz, classical, & ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Terry Bozzio is “a storyteller,” able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement, & passion.

Terry has had tremendous success with his last two Terry Bozzio solo drum performance tours in Europe (2012 included his headline show at the Jazz Festival Frankfurt – the oldest jazz festival in the world – and 2013 which included sold out performances in Sweden, Germany, Eastern Europe, and France). Please note that this is not a bombastic 2 hour drum solo. This is MUSIC on drums, “an evening with Terry Bozzio.” In most of Bozzio’s works, he accompanies himself with bass lines while soloing over it melodically on the tuned toms. There is space, classical forms & structures, ambient electronic loops, and atmospheric percussion effects, as well as some exciting & fiery drumming that brings audiences to their feet!

An Evening with TERRY BOZZIO North American Tour Dates:

Aug 15, 2014 – Mexicali, BC, Mexico – Lob Bar (Bol Bol)
Aug 17, 2014 – Phoenix, AZ – MIM Music Theater
Aug 23, 2014 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove
Aug 26, 2014 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
Aug 28, 2014 – Conroe, TX – Dosey Doe
Aug 29, 2014 – Fort Worth, TX – McDavid Studio
Aug 31, 2014 – Austin, TX – One World Theater

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Sept 04, 2014 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Sept 05, 2014 – Largo, FL – Largo Cultural Center
Sept 10, 2014 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
Sept 11, 2014 – Wilmington, DE – World Café
Sept 13, 2014 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
Sept 14, 2014 – New York City, NY – Iridium (2 shows – 8pm & 10pm)
Sept 15, 2014 – New York City, NY – Iridium (2 shows – 8pm & 10pm)
Sept 16, 2014 – Stafford Springs, CT – Stafford Palace Theater
Sept 19, 2014 – Richmond Hill, ON, Canada – Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Sept 21, 2014 – Buffalo, NY – Nietzches
Sept 24, 2014 – Nashville, TN – 3rd and Lindsley
Sept 26, 2014 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
Sept 30, 2014 – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas

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Oct 05, 2014 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs
Oct 06, 2014 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs
Oct 14, 2014 – Calgary, AB, Canada – Orpheus Theatre
Oct 16, 2014 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Imperial
Oct 17, 2014 – Vancouver Island, BC, Canada – Tidemark Theatre
Oct 19, 2014 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
Oct 20, 2014 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Oct 23, 2014 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi´s
Oct 25, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Catalina´s
Oct 26, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Catalina´s

In other news, Over the last four decades, drummer Terry Bozzio has built an extraordinary legacy based on his unique approach to rhythm and the diverse and acclaimed recordings to which he’s contributed. On April 18, 2014 he’ll go beyond genres into new mediums with the release of an art collection titled [RHYTHM] + [SKETCH]. Available exclusive at www.terrybozzioart.com, the collection is a fusion of artwork crafted over the last three decades mixed with new abstract visuals made from capturing rhythm.

A project that began a year ago, [RHYTHM] + [SKETCH] is a highly limited release of artwork on canvas. The collection’s visuals are a unique fusion of ink sketches Bozzio has made throughout his career, as well as his take on the new medium of rhythm-on-canvas, a process of creating abstract artwork through the documentation of rhythmic performance and light movement. To build the collection, Bozzio joined Los Angeles art team SceneFour in the creation process. SceneFour is the team responsible for the rhythm-on-canvas movement, working exclusively with the world’s finest drummers to craft abstract artwork from performance. “Terry’s collection is a remarkable step forward. His style is so unique that once captured the arcs and techniques he’s mastered become crystal clear to a discerning viewer,” SceneFour’s Co-Founder Cory Danziger states. “The fusion of Terry’s sketches into the rhythmic creations is a natural. His work behind the kit has similarities to the artwork done by hand. It’s very telling of how his creativity is consistent even as it crosses platforms.” In total, twelve different works are featured in Bozzio’s collection, with a limited number of each piece available to the public on April 18, 2014. Each piece is numbered and signed individually by Bozzio.

To join the interest list to learn more and see it before the release, sign up at www.terrybozzioart.com. Terry’s stage setting for his upcoming solo drum tour will include large pieces of his [RHYTHM] + [SKETCH] work as a backdrop on the stage.

“I just want to make music on the drums.” – Terry Bozzio

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

Facebook: Terry Bozzio Official

For more information: http://www.terrybozzio.com

Terry Bozzio Biography: http://terrybozzio.com/biography/

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LONG LIVE TERRY BOZIO.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

Rög’s Talkin’ DrumZ Enlist Your Help To Complete Music TV Series!

Posted in classic rock, drummers, Drums, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Minneapolis based, MetalKast music video network announces their exciting new TV series Rög’s Talkin’ DrumZ. Production for the first season is underway with a few episodes complete. This new exciting television series aims to attract music fans and dedicated musicians.

On November 5th 2012, Rög’s Talkin’ DrumZ started a Kickstarter fundraiser campaign to help complete  production for the first season. The campaign will run through December 6th and offers fans and musicians great packages for your  pledge. The Kickstarter campaign can be found here.

Rög’s Talkin’ DrumZ  is one of MetalKast flagship shows aimed at rediscovering music television. Until recently, before shows like Metal Evolution and That Metal Show, we have had a void in “music video networks”, from music to non-music-related programming.  MetalKast has been testing web distribution for years. With support from record labels, artist promotion companies and the artists themselves, we are filling the void left by others.

In support for this Kickstarter project,  Rög’s Talkin’ DrumZ is making available for the first time it’s promotional DVDs, Blu-Ray, and HD digital formats available as gifts for supporting this project. Additionally offering numerous signed DVDs and drum sticks from these amazing players: Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch), Mikkey Dee (Motorhead, King Diamond, Don Dokken), Bill Bruford (King Crimson, Earthworks, UK, Yes), Carl Palmer (Elp, Asia), Larry Paterson (Blaze Bayley, Chokehold), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, BOC, The Lizards), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P.), Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Slavior, Warlord), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, DIO, WWIII), and Randy Black (Primal Fear, Bif Naked, Annihilator).

Rög’s Talkin’ DrumZ first full season will include Tobias Ralph (Adrian Belew, Crimson Projekct) and Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Stick Men), Bill Bruford (King Crimson, Yes), and Carl Palmer (ELP, Asia).

Filming major events in the drumming world have also included activity at Vic’s Drum Shop (Victor Salazar) with interviews, statements and clinics from Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, UK, Missing Persons), Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Jimmy Chamberlin (The Smashing Pumpkins), Gavin Harrison (Iggy Pop, Ed Poole), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, Adrenaline Mob), Todd Sucherman (Stix), Paul Collier (Angel Corpse, Final Revenge), Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall), Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal, Nile), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Alan Holdsworth, Steve Vai), Hanna Ford (Bellevue Suite, Prince), Nathaniel Townsley (Stevie Wonder, Special EFX, Mariah Carey), and many more.

Additionally, RTD filmed interviews with famed photographer/drummer Rob Shanahan (Ringo Starr’s Personal Photographer) and John Douglas (Alex Van Halen’s drum tech, custom drum builder, artist and drummer). Upcoming episodes include a feature on Larry Mullen’s tech/U2 crew chief Sam O’Sullivan.

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(Source: Dustin Hardman, Press Promotions)

For more info on Rög’s Talkin’ DrumZ, click on the links below!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2134580682/rogs-talkin-drumz-a-show-about-all-things-drum-s

www.rogstalkindrumz.com

www.facebook.com/rogstalkindrumz

        www.facebook.com/paul.rogne

www.twitter.com/rogstalkindrumz

       www.metalkast.com

        www.blip.tv/rtd

Long Live Rög’s Talkin’ DrumZ.

Stone.

Michael Hossack, Legendary Drummer For Doobie Brothers – Rest In Peace

Posted in classic rock, Music, rock drummers, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

On Monday, March 12, 2012, Michael Hossack, the long time drummer for The Doobie Brothers passed away at his home in Dubois, Wyoming, at age 65. Michael Hossack succumbed to cancer, after a long and courageous battle against it. Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, friends, bandmates and fans of Michael Hossack.

Being the drummer on such ultra-classic Doobie Brothers albums as 1972’s Toulouse Street and 1973’s The Captain and Me are two of many reasons why Michael Hossack will forever be looked upon as a Rock and Classic Rock legend. The music Michael Hossack created will live on forever. A tremendous loss to the Rock ‘N Roll world this is.

Rest In Peace, Michael Hossack.

1946 – 2012

Stone.

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