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On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 30th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 30, 2001 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. Snowblind
  3. Scary Dreams
  4. War Pigs
  5. Iron Man
  6. Into the Void
  7. The Wizard
  8. Black Sabbath
  9. Paranoid
  10. Children of the Grave

On July 30, 2005 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Tweeter Center in Chicago, Illinois. Set list below:

N.I.B.
After Forever
War Pigs
Dirty Women
Fairies Wear Boots
Symptom Of The Universe / Sweet Leaf / Electric Funeral
Iron Man
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Paranoid
Encore: Children Of The Grave
Outro: Changes

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 25th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 25, 1992 – BLACK SABBATH performed at USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. This was during the Dehumanizer Tour. Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice on drums.

On July 25, 2013 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at The Woodlands, (a Houston suburb), Texas. This was the opening night on American soil for the 13 Tour. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Tommy Clufetos on drums. The set list below:

Black Sabbath Houston July 25, 2013 Set List
1. ‘War Pigs’
2. ‘Into the Void’
3. ‘Under the Sun’
4. ‘Snowblind’
5. ‘Age of Reason’
6. ‘Black Sabbath’
7. ‘Behind the Wall of Sleep’
8. ‘N.I.B.’
9. ‘End of the Beginning’
10. ‘Fairies Wear Boots’
11. ‘Methademic’
12. ‘Rat Salad/Drum Solo’
13. ‘Iron Man’
14. ‘God Is Dead?’
15. ‘Dirty Women’
16. ‘Children of the Grave’
17. ‘Paranoid’

* Set list validity credit: NOISECREEP

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 24th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Black Sabbath Instagram

On July 24, 1971 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

On July 24, 1999 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Blockbuster Pavilion in San Bernardino, California. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. After Forever
  5. Electric Funeral
  6. Sweet Leaf
  7. Into the Void
  8. Snowblind
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. Iron Man
  11. Children of the Grave
  12. Paranoid

On July 24, 2005, BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia. The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. After Forever
  3. War Pigs
  4. Dirty Women
  5. Fairies Wear Boots
  6. Symptom of the Universe / Sweet Leaf / Electric Funeral
  7. Iron Man
  8. Into the Void
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. The Wizard
  11. Paranoid
  12. Sleeping Village
  13. Children of the Grave

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 23rd

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 23, 1980 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California. This was during the Heaven And Hell Tour and band members were: Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.

On July 23, 2005 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. After Forever
  3. War Pigs
  4. Dirty Women
  5. Fairies Wear Boots
  6. Symptom of the Universe / Sweet Leaf / Electric Funeral
  7. Iron Man
  8. Into the Void
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. The Wizard
  11. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 18

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 18, 1971 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Beggar’s Banquet festival at Borough Of York Stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Other bands playing at this same festival that day were: Humble Pie, Three Dog Night, The Grease Band.

On July 18, 1999 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington, USA. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. After Forever
  5. Electric Funeral
  6. Sweet Leaf
  7. Into the Void
  8. Snowblind
  9. Dirty Women
  10. Black Sabbath
  11. Iron Man
  12. Children of the Grave
  13. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 12

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On July 12, 2004 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield, Massachusetts. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. Into the Void
  5. Sweet Leaf
  6. Black Sabbath
  7. Snowblind
  8. Iron Man
  9. Children of the Grave
  10. Paranoid

On July 12, 2016 – BLACK SABBATH perform at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia. This was during The End tour. This would be the last time BLACK SABBATH would perform in Moscow, Russia. The set list below:

  1. Black Sabbath
  2. Fairies Wear Boots
  3. After Forever
  4. Into The Void
  5. Snowblind
  6. War Pigs
  7. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
  8. N.I.B.
  9. Hand Of Doom
  10. Drum Solo
  11. Iron Man
  12. Dirty Women
  13. Children Of The Grave
  14. Encore: Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 10th

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On July 10, 1942 – Ronnie James Dio was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; his birth name was Ronald James Padavona.

On July 10, 1971 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa, Florida.

On July 10, 2004 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at ctnow.com Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. Into the Void
  5. Sweet Leaf
  6. Black Sabbath
  7. Snowblind
  8. Iron Man
  9. Children of the Grave
  10. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 9th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 9, 2005 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Koengen on Bergenhus fortress in Bergen, Norway. All 4 original band members played: Tony Iommi, Ozzy, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. Koengen is an outdoor concert venue with room for 23,500 people.

FOREVER BLACK SABBATH.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 8th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 8, 1970 – BLACK SABBATH performed at the Marquee Club on Wardour Street in London, England. The day of the week was Wednesday. The opening band was Harry The Horse.

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 7th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 7, 1995 – BLACK SABBATH performed at World Music Theatre in Tinley Park, Illinois. This was during the Forbidden Tour. Band lineup: Tony Iommi (guitar), Tony Martin (vocals), Cozy Powell (drums), Neil Murray (bass) and Geoff Nicholls (keyboards).

On July 7, 1999 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Riverpoint Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. After Forever
  5. Electric Funeral
  6. Sweet Leaf
  7. Into the Void
  8. Snowblind
  9. Dirty Women
  10. Black Sabbath
  11. Iron Man
  12. Children of the Grave
  13. Paranoid

On July 7, 2016 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Monsters Of Rock at Kaisaniemi in Helsinki, Finland. The estimated attendance was 20,000.

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 6th

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On July 6, 2013 – BLACK SABBATH13” was positioned at #12 on the UK’s Top 100 Official Albums Chart.

On July 6, 2013 – BLACK SABBATH13” was positioned at #4 on the Top 40 Denmark Albums Chart.

FOREVER BLACK SABBATH.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – July 2nd

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On July 2, 1971 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Cleveland Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.

On July 2, 2016 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Tauron Arena in Kraków, Poland. This was during The End Tour.

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – June 30th

Posted in classic rock, concerts, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On June 30th, 1998 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. This was during the BLACK SABBATH Reunion Tour. The set list below:

  1. War Pigs
  2. N.I.B.
  3. Fairies Wear Boots
  4. Snowblind
  5. Into the Void
  6. Spiral Architect
  7. Lord of This World
  8. Electric Funeral
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. Iron Man
  11. Embryo
  12. Children of the Grave
  13. Paranoid

On June 30, 2001 – BLACK SABBATH performed at Ozzfest at Blockbuster Pavilion in San Bernardino, California. The set list below:

  1. N.I.B.
  2. Snowblind
  3. Scary Dreams
  4. War Pigs
  5. Iron Man
  6. Into the Void
  7. Black Sabbath
  8. The Wizard
  9. Paranoid
  10. Children of the Grave

On June 30, 2016 – BLACK SABBATH performed at O2 Arena in Prague, Czechia. This concert was during THE END Tour.

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – June 22nd

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On June 22, 1978 – Black Sabbath performs/lip syncs their hit Never Say Die on the BBC show: Top of the Pops.

On June 22, 1992 – Black Sabbath released their 16th studio album: Dehumanizer. This Black Sabbath lineup was: Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), Vinny Appice (drums) and Geoff Nicholls (keyboards). This was the third and last Black Sabbath studio album to feature Ronnie James Dio as vocalist.

On June 22, 2014 – Black Sabbath perform at Val de Moine in Clisson, France for the Hellfest. Black Sabbath were touring in support of their studio album: 13.

HAIL BLACK SABBATH.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – June 20th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

On June 20th, 1970 – Black Sabbath performed at Radstadion in Munich, Germany, on their first major tour in support of their debut self-titled album.

On June 20th, 1995 – Black Sabbath released their 18th studio album Forbidden, on the I.R.S. record label. The band lineup on this album: Tony Iommi (guitar), Tony Martin (vocals), Cozy Powell (drums) and Geoff Nicholls (keyboards). IceT lended his vocals on the song: Illusion of Power.

On June 20th, 1998 – A Black Sabbath reunion performance of all four original members took place at Ozzfest, at the Milton Keynes Bowl in Milton Keynes, England.

On June 20th, 2014 – Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and drummer Tommy Clufetos performed at Hallenstadion in Zürich, Switzerland, during The End Farewell Tour.

BLACK SABBATH FOREVER.

VANILLA FUDGE – Release Remastered Version of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Ramble On’

Posted in classic rock, classic rock music, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , on December 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

VANILLA FUDGE throws out another re-worked Led Zepclassic, this time it’s ‘Ramble On’ to go with the recently released ‘Immigrant Song’ and ‘Rock and Roll’. All 3 tracks come from the soon to be released album Vanilla Zeppelin.

This is Led Zeppelin done ‘’Fudge’’ style. This remastered version of ‘Ramble On’ will be released digitally via Golden Robot Records on 30th November.

A great ode to one of the most respectable and best bands of all time, by one of the most respectable and best bands of all time. VANILLA FUDGE add their own slant to Led Zeppelin’s‘Ramble On’, including some amazing organ interludes. This version definitely has a life and identity of its own.

Listen to ‘Ramble On’ HERE
Listen to ‘Immigrant Song’ HERE
Listen/ Buy ‘Ramble On’ HERE

ABOUT VANILLA FUDGE:

Vanilla Fudge was one of the first American groups to infuse psychedelia into heavy rock sound to create “psychedelic symphonic rock” an eclectic genre which would, among its many off shoots, eventually morph into heavy metal.

Although, at first, the band did not record original material, they were best known for their dramatic heavy, slowed-down arrangements of contemporary pop songs which they developed into works of epic proportion.

Originally, Vanilla Fudge was a blue-eyed soul cover band called The Pigeons, formed in New Jersey in 1965 with organist, Mark Stein, bassist, Tim Bogert, drummer, Joey Brennan, and guitarist, vocalist and US Navy veteran, Vince Martell. They built a following by gigging extensively up and down the East Coast and earned extra money by providing free lance in-concert backing for hit-record girl groups. In early 1966, the group recorded a set of eight demos that were released several years later as “While the World Was Eating Vanilla Fudge”.

The East Coast, in particular, New York, and New Jersey, created a sound all its own. Inspired by groups such as The Rascals and The Vagrants (fronted by guitarist, Leslie West of “Mountain” fame).The Pigeons reworked many of their own existing arrangements of covers to reflect their unique interpretation of this “East  Coast Sound”.

In late 1966, drummer, Joey Brennan, moved out to the West Coast; The Pigeons immediately drafted drummer and vocalist, Carmine Appice, a disciple of the renowned Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck Band) and a seasoned veteran of the club scene. In early 1967, The Pigeons manager, Phil Basile, convinced producer, George “Shadow” Morton (producer for The Shangri-Las and Janis Ian), to catch their live act. Impressed by their heavy-rocking, trippy and psychedelic version of The Supremes’ ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’, Morton offered to record the song as a single. This resulted in a deal with the atlantic subsidiary Atco, which requested a name change.

The band settled on Vanilla Fudge. Vanilla Fudge celebrated their 50-Year Anniversary in 2017 and is still rocking the world as hard as ever.

Source: Golden Robot Records

On-Line:
https://www.facebook.com/VanillaFudgeOfficialSite
https://www.facebook.com/goldenrobotrecords/

LONG LIVE VANILLA FUDGE.

FOREIGNER – Announced Upcoming Performance At Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

The world-class Foreigner will be performing at this year’s 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! If you’re not in The Big Apple to see this celebration live, you can tune in for live coverage on NBC.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 9:00am EST on November 25th.

LONG LIVE FOREIGNER.

LITA FORD – Appearing At New Jersey Horror Con And Film Festival!

Posted in Heavy Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2021 by Metal Odyssey

From Lita Ford Twitter timeline:

New Jersey! Appearing at the New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival, Nov 12, 13 and 14th in Atlantic City! Come on down to @njhorrorcon and we’ll see you there! For info, visit newjerseyhorrorcon.com

LONG LIVE LITA FORD.

On This Day In Metal History – October 15 – From Jimi Hendrix To Van Halen

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

October 15, 1965 – Rock icon Jimi Hendrix signed a recording contract with Ed Chalpin. The contract was for three years.

October 15, 1984 – An EP of previously released songs, 74 Jailbreak, was released by the invincible AC/DC, via Atlantic Records.

October 15, 1987 – Guitar wizard Joe Satriani released his second studio album, Surfing With The Alien, via Relativity Records. This proved to be Joe Satriani’s breakout album, with the title track receiving world-wide commercial success.

October 15, 1988 – Hall Of Fame band Bon Jovi saw their fourth studio album, New Jersey, reach #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Whoa.

October 15, 1995 – The mighty Van Halen performed at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Los Angeles California. Van Halen were touring in support of their tenth studio album: Balance.

Rest In Peace, Eddie Van Halen.

Stone.

BLACK SABBATH – 5 Fast Facts About The Fathers Of Heavy Metal

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 12, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

Fact #1: The only effects used on the Black Sabbath debut album from 1970 are the thunderstorm and eerie tolling bell, as heard on the intro to the title track.

Fact #2: Bassist Geezer Butler was influenced by Frank Zappa.

Fact #3: The second studio album from Black Sabbath, (1970) Paranoid, peaked at #12 in America, while continuing to chart for 70 weeks.

Fact #4: Back in 1978, the mighty Van Halen opened for Black Sabbath on their Never Say Die! tour.

Fact #5: Ted Nugent opened for Black Sabbath on their Technical Ecstasy Tour, back in 1976.

Source used: http://www.blacksabbath.com

LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

STONE.

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