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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.

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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.

On This Day In BLACK SABBATH History – September 18th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 18, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Paranoid - promo album cover pic - #1970GMMMSALBTO06

On September 18th, 1970Paranoid, the second studio album from BLACK SABBATH is released in the UK. Whoa!

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality - promo album cover pic - #MO33MMN99SS

On September 18th, 1971BLACK SABBATH performed at the Civic Auditorium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. BLACK SABBATH were touring in support of their third studio album: Master Of Reality.

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On September 18th, 1978BLACK SABBATH performed at the Assembly Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. On this world tour, BLACK SABBATH were promoting their eighth studio album: Never Say Die! The cool part here is VAN HALEN opened for BLACK SABBATH on this date!

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On September 18th, 1995BLACK SABBATH performed at Rolling Stone in Milan, Italy. This tour was in support of their studio album: Forbidden. For technicality sake, this is the eighteenth BLACK SABBATH studio album.

This Forbidden version of BLACK SABBATH featured: vocalist Tony Martin, the legendary Tony Iommi on guitar, Neil Murray on bass, Bobby Rondinelli on drums and Geoff Nicholls on Keyboards.

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On September 18th, 2016BLACK SABBATHS’ Greatest Hits 1970-1978 is ranked at #22, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart (USA). Right on, man!

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On September 18th, 2016 – The debut and self-titled album from BLACK SABBATH is STILL appearing on the album charts, after 46 years! This iconic studio album is ranked at #63, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart (USA). Unbelievable and Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

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LONG LIVE BLACK SABBATH.

LONG LIVE MY BEST METAL BUDDY, SCOTT COVERDALE.

Stone.

Flashback: On This Day, September 10th… From ROBERT URICH To SABATON

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, movies, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On this day in KISSTORY September 10, 1975 – KISS released their legendary multi-platinum album ALIVE!. Whoa!

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On September 10th, 1982 – The motion picture Sci-Fi/Thriller Endangered Species was released to wide-screen theaters, in the USA. This film stars Robert Urich from television cop/detective series fame (S.W.A.T., Vegas). What is very cool: Robert Urich was born in Toronto, Ohio! Dig it.

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On September 10th, 2016 – The newly released studio album, The Last Stand, from Sweden’s SABATON is ranked at #10, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hail SABATON!

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On September 10th, 1950, AEROSMITH‘s legendary guitarist and songwriter JOE PERRY was born! Yeah!

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Metal Be Thy Name.

Stone.

On This Day In LED ZEPPELIN History – September 9th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Here’s a couple of Rock historic moments from the yesteryear of the iconic LED ZEPPELIN. There will never be another band like this one. Perhaps the very best ever? The debate shall forever continue…

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On September 9th, 1970LED ZEPPELIN performed at the legendary Boston Garden, in Boston, Massachusetts.

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On September 9th, 1971LED ZEPPELIN performed at the Hampton Roads Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia.

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LED ZEPPELIN FOREVER.

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On This Day In METAL History – January 8th… From LED ZEPPELIN To EXMORTUS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 8, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On January 8th, 1970 – The magnificent LED ZEPPELIN performed at Colston Hall in Bristol, UK. Whoa.

Alice Cooper - I never Cry - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1977 - #MO3399ILAMF96

On January 8th, 1977ALICE COOPER had his song I Never Cry, ranked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the 1976 studio album: ALICE COOPER Goes To Hell. Yup.

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On January 8th, 2015The fabulous KISS rocks private party for HarmanKardon at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Man, wish I got invited. Gee whiz.

Exmortus - Ride Forth - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MO33ILMFPD990099

On January 8th, 2016 – California’s Metal warriors, EXMORTUS, have their newly released studio album, Ride Forth, ranked at #2 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and yes.

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality - promo album cover pic - #MO33MMN99SS

On January 8th, 2016 – The super legendary BLACK SABBATH have their third studio album, Master Of Reality, ranked at #25 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was originally released back in 1971. I was five years old back in 1971. Holy shit.

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LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 5th… From FREE And IRON MAIDEN To ONCE HUMAN

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , on September 5, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Free - All Right Now - Wishing Well - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1970 - #MO333BMF

On September 5th, 1970 – The legendary FREE had their hit single, All Right Now, ranked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song classic is featured on FREE’s third studio album from 1970: Fire And Water.

FOREIGNER - Urgent - 45rpm cover sleeve promo pic - 1981 - #MMNS3333

On September 5th, 1981 – The fabulous FOREIGNER had their huge hit single, Urgent, ranked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on FOREIGNER’s fourth studio album, aptly titled: 4.

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On September 5th, 1992GUNS N’ ROSES had their hit single, November Rain, ranked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Shown above is the rare 1992 Australian-only 2-CD set of 9 GUNS ‘N ROSES songs (both live and studio tracks, see above). No, I don’t own this CD and surely wish I did. Whoa, man.

IRON MAIDEN - The Book Of Souls - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMILGSS

On September 5th, 2015 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN have their newly released studio album, The Book Of Souls, ranked at #1 on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. IRON MAIDEN Forever.

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On September 5th, 2015 – The legendary IRON MAIDEN have their fifteenth studio album, The Final Frontier, ranked at #18 on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Jumping Jolly Ranchers!

Once Human - The Life I Remember - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #030303MON

On September 5th, 2015ONCE HUMAN have their debut studio album, The Life I Remember, ranked at #65 on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Um… ONCE HUMAN kicks METAL ass BIG time, just to let you all know.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

REST IN PEACE, FREDDIE MERCURY.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 4th… From AEROSMITH To KIM THAYIL, While POP EVIL Is At #1

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , on September 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On September 4th, 2003 – The legendary AEROSMITH performed at the National Mall in Washington, DC as part of the NFL Kickoff Live festivities, to celebrate the kickoff of the 2003 NFL season. Long live AEROSMITH!

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On September 4th, 2015 – Michigan’s POP EVIL have their new studio album, UP, ranked #1 on the Billboard Independent Music Chart and at #25 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Metal Be Thy Name!

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats - The Night Creeper - promo cover pic - #MMMONSS0633

On September 4th, 2015UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have released their new studio album The Night Creeper and it’s ranked at #20, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Cool.

Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #00MM3SM3S

On September 4th, 2015 – Finland’s AMORPHIS have released their new studio album Under The Red Cloud, today. This new offering from AMORPHIS is also ranked at #54, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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On September 4th, 1960, Kim Thayil was born in Seattle, Washington, USA. Kim Thayil is world-famous as the lead guitarist and co-founding member of the celebrated SOUNDGARDEN. Not too shabby, huh? Kim Thayil’s chunky guitar riffs and unique tones are stuff of legend. Long live Kim Thayil.

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Above: Kim Thayil and his Guild S-100 Guitar (Endorsement Ad – 1997)

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – September 3rd… From MOTÖRHEAD To SLAYER

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , on September 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On September 3rd, 1977 – The magnificent HEART peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their Hard Rock classic: Barracuda. This was HEART’s third top forty single in the United States at that time. Barracuda is featured on the 1977 studio album from HEART: Little Queen. Whoa.

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On September 3rd, 2008 – The stupendous SLIPKNOT had their fourth studio album, All Hope Is Gone, ranked at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums ChartAll Hope Is Gone sold 239,516 copies during its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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On September 3rd, 2013 – The amazing IRON MAIDEN performed at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. This concert was on the Maiden England Tour. Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Slayer - Repentless - promo album cover pic - #0911MOSLSAHF

On September 3rd, 2015 – The forthcoming SLAYER studio album, Repentless, is ranked at #5, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and freaking yeah!! This album releases on September 11th, 2015, via Nuclear Blast. Rest in peace, Jeff Hanneman.

Motorhead - Overkill - promo studio album pic - 1978 - #ILMMNSSMO33

On September 3rd, 2015 – The classic MOTÖRHEAD studio album, Overkill, is ranked at #82, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back in 1978. I was 12 years old in 1978. Holy shit! Hail MOTÖRHEAD!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 31st… From SCORPIONS To MOTÖRHEAD And IRON MAIDEN

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On August 31st, 1991 – The sensational SCORPIONS had their hit single Wind Of Change ranked at #4, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the eleventh studio album from the SCORPIONS, released in 1990: Crazy World.

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On August 31st, 1992 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN performed at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. IRON MAIDEN were touring in support of their ninth studio album from 1992: Fear Of The Dark. Whoa! Hail IRON MAIDEN!

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On August 31st, 2015 – The newly released MOTÖRHEAD studio album, Bad Magic, is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hail MOTÖRHEAD and Lemmy for president!

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On August 31st, 2015 – The second studio album, Killers, from the great IRON MAIDEN is ranked at #78, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Killers was released back in 1981. I love this timeless Metal album and long live Paul Di’Anno. Whoa.

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Above: Crash Magazine (1985)

Below: Music Insider Magazine (February 2014)

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RUDOLF SCHENKER

On August 31st, 1948, Rudolf Schenker was born in Germany. Happy Birthday, Rudolf Schenker! Hell and yeah! Rudolf Schenker is known across our Metal Universe as a co-founding member, guitarist and songwriter for the super legendary SCORPIONS. Yes, his brother is Michael Schenker. ‘Nuff said. Long live Rudolf Schenker!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 25th… From RATT To QUEENSRŸCHE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Ratt - Round And Round - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - 1984 - #7733MMGSSFE4

On August 25th, 1984RATT had their huge hit single, Round And Round, ranked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This fun song is featured on RATT’s 1984 studio album: Out Of The Cellar.

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On August 25th, 1984 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN performed at Hall des Expositions, in Annecy, France. IRON MAIDEN were on their World Slavery Tour.

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On August 25th, 2009 – Christian Metalcore band OH, SLEEPER released their second studio album: Son Of The Morning.

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On August 25th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Condition Human, from the great QUEENSRŸCHE is ranked at #6, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking yeah! This album will be released on October 2nd, 2015, via Century Media. Hail QUEENSRŸCHE.

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On August 25th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album from FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY is ranked at #80, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 24th… From STEPPENWOLF To BATTLECROSS

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on August 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - 1968 - #9093MMNSS4

On August 24th, 1968STEPPENWOLF peaked at number two, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their enormous hit single: Born to Be Wild.

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On August 24th, 1996 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN performed as headliners at Estádio do Pacaembu in São Paulo, Brazil, for the Monsters Of Rock Brazil 1996. Whoa!

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On August 24th, 2011 – Sweden’s Symphonic Black/Death Metal band APOSTASY released their studio album: Nuclear Messiah.

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On August 24th, 2015 – The new studio album, Meliora, from the mysterious GHOST is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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On August 24th, 2015 – Detroit Michigan’s Metal warriors BATTLECROSS have their new studio album, Rise To Power, ranked at #8, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking hell and yeah!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 20th… From IRON MAIDEN To OPERATION: MINDCRIME

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on August 20, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On August 20th, 1988 – The phenomenal AEROSMITH had their hit single, Rag Doll, ranked at #17, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on the ninth studio album from AEROSMITH, released in 1987: Permanent Vacation.

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On August 20th, 2015 – The amazing IRON MAIDEN have their forthcoming double studio album, The Book Of Souls, ranked at #1 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This highly anticipated album releases on September 4th, 2015. Hail IRON MAIDEN!

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On August 20th, 2015IRON MAIDEN have their newly released single, Speed Of Light, ranked at #1 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Songs Chart. Run to the hills!

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On August 20th, 2015 – The debut studio album from OPERATION: MINDCRIME, The Key, is ranked at #44, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album will be released on September 18th, 2014, via Frontiers Music Srl. Yes, the legendary Geoff Tate has returned… again!

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ROBERT PLANT

Born on August 20th, 1948 in the U.K. was Robert Plant. Happy Birthday, Robert Plant! Led Zeppelin. Incredible solo career. Rock icon. ‘Nuff said. Shown above is the splendid 1982 debut studio album from Robert Plant: Pictures At Eleven.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 7th… From AEROSMITH To FALLEN ANGELS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Aerosmith - Last Child - promo 45rpm - 1976 - #21MOMMGMSA733

On August 7th, 1976 – The amazing AEROSMITH had their hit single, Last Child, ranked at #21, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This memorable song is featured on AEROSMITH’s fourth studio album from 1976: Rocks.

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Fear Factory - Genexus - promo #1 best seller - Amazon - Aug - 07 - 2015

On August 7th, 2015 – The ninth studio album, Genexus, from Industrial Metal warriors FEAR FACTORY is released via Nuclear Blast America. Genexus is also the #1 Best Seller in Metal albums, on Amazon.com. Whoa, man!

Krisiun - Forged In Fury - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #061215KMOSANF

On August 7th, 2015 – The ninth studio album, Forged In Fury, from Brazil’s Death Metal pack KRISIUN is released, via Century Media Records. Hot damn!

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Above: FALLEN ANGELS

Fallen Angels - World In Decay - promo album cover pic - 2015

On August 7th, 2015 – The new studio album, World In Decay, from Seattle, Washington’s Thrash Metal horde FALLEN ANGELS is released. Freaking great album it is too! Seriously great. Metal be thy name.

Butcher Babies - Take It Like A Man - promo album cover pic - 2015 - OFRGALOTMS

On August 7th, 2015 – The second studio album from BUTCHER BABIES is ranked at #95, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album will be released on August 21st, via Century Media Records.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 31st… From IRON MAIDEN To XANDRIA

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Journey - Escape - promo album cover pic - 1981 - #MMSAMNS0801

On July 31st, 1981 – The fabulous JOURNEY released their seventh studio album: Escape. This album has sold 9 million (plus) copies in the United States. Sweet potatoes and gravy!

Iron Maiden - Classic Band Logo - RWB - #33MMGMSAS31

On July 31st, 2013 – The magnificent IRON MAIDEN performed at Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. This was a concert on the Maiden England Tour. Run to the hills!

Trivium - Silence In The Snow - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #OMFMBSS0433

On July 31st, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Silence In The Snow (Special Edition), from TRIVIUM, is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This new TRIVIUM album releases on October 2nd, 2015.

Xandria - Fire And Ashes - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMGMSAS3133

On July 31st, 2015 – Germany’s Symphonic/Cinematic Metal band XANDRIA have their new EP, Fire And Ashes released today, via Napalm Records. Fire And Ashes features a cover song of I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) from the great MEAT LOAF. NICE! This new EP is also ranked at #44 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa!

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Above: KATAKLYSM

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On July 31st, 2015 – Canada’s Melodic Death Metal band KATAKLYSM releases their twelfth studio album Of Ghosts And Gods, via Nuclear Blast Records. Freaking YEAH!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 29th… From ALICE COOPER To CONVICTIONS

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Alice Cooper - School's Out - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #1972MICMASICS04

On July 29th, 1972 – The legendary ALICE COOPER (The Band) had their iconic hit single, Schools Out, ranked at #7, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Whoa, man!

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On July 29th, 1973 – The great LED ZEPPELIN lost $180,000 in cash when a thief(s) stole their hotel safe deposit box, with receipts from two concerts at Madison Square Garden. This awful theft happened at The Drake Hotel in New York City.

Bon Jovi - Lay Your Hands On Me - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1989 - #0433ILMILMASTOS

On July 29th, 1989 – New Jersey’s BON JOVI had their hit single, Lay Your Hands On Me, ranked at #7, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

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Above: CONVICTIONS

Convictions - Hallowed Spirit | Violent Divide - EP - promo cover pic - 2015 - #ILMSMMNSTOS

On July 29th, 2015 – Ohio’s very own CONVICTIONS have their Hallowed Spirit | Violent Divide EP ranked at #11, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and freaking yeah!

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Neal Doughty – keyboardist for REO Speedwagon, born in 1946

Geddy Lee – bassist & singer for RUSH, born in 1953

John Sykes – guitarist for Thin LizzyWhitesnake & Blue Murder, born in 1959

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 26th… From JIMI HENDRIX To GARY CHERONE

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 26, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On July 26th, 1970 – Rock and guitar icon JIMI HENDRIX performed in his hometown of Seattle, Washington, USA for the last time, at Sicks Stadium.

Ted Nugent - Debut Album Promo Cover Pic - 1975 - #MILMOMBS

On July 26th, 1976 – The flamboyant and legendary TED NUGENT received his first Gold album for his self-titled debut studio album released in 1975. This said album would go on to sell two million (plus) copies in the United States. Holy Girl Scout Cookies!

Foreigner - Break It Up - Head Games Live - 45rpm - cover sleeve promo - #81MIMAMNS

On July 26th, 1982 – The fabulous FOREIGNER had their hit single, Break It Up, ranked at #26, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Send it in!! This great song is featured on FOREIGNER’s studio album 4, from 1981.

KISS - Paul Stanley solo 1978 cover pic!

On July 26th, 1992 – Legendary KISS guitarist, songwriter and lead singer Paul Stanley married model Pamela Bowen. Unfortunately, the pair would later divorce in March of 2001. Shown above: Paul Stanley’s first solo studio album from 1978.

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On July 26th, 2013 – The super-duper great IRON MAIDEN performed at Inönü Stadyumu in Istanbul, Turkey. This was a date on the MAIDEN ENGLAND TOUR. Very special supporting acts were: ANTHRAX and VOODOO SIX. Whoa, man!

Lamb Of God - VII - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0608LOGMORB

On July 26th, 2015 – LAMB OF GOD VII: Sturm Und Drang is sitting comfortably at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. In other words, true Metal warriors can never be underestimated. Never.

Symphony X - Underworld - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #06193333

On July 26th, 2015 – The ninth studio album, Underworld, from the powerful SYMPHONY X is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and yeah!

Pantera - Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys Vulgar Hits! - promo album cover pic - #MMCMOSS

On July 26th, 2015PANTERA Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys’ Vulgar Hits is ranked at #23, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking yeah.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Extreme - promo band pic - 2015 - #330033MMSSLEO

Above: recent Extreme, with Gary Cherone on mic.

Extreme - 1990 - Nuno Bettencourt - Gary Cherone - promo poster pic - #MMBSMOS330726

Above: circa early 1990’s with guitarist Nuno Bettencourt on left, Gary Cherone on right.

GARY CHERONE

Gary Cherone was born on July 26th, 1961, in Massachusetts, USA. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, Gary Cherone! Whoa! Gary Cherone is a co-founding member of the grand Hard Rock band from Boston: EXTREME. Gary Cherone was also a lead singer for VAN HALEN, being the featured singer on Van Halen’s 1998 studio album: III. Gary also toured with Van Halen, in support of their eleventh album III.

Back in May of 2010, I had the honor of interviewing Gary Cherone for Hard Rock Hideout. Gary Cherone proved to be one of the coolest and nicest of anyone I’ve ever spoken with on planet Earth. Seriously. You can read this interview by clicking the link below! Whoa!

http://hardrockhideout.com/2010/05/10/gary-cherone-of-extreme-the-hard-rock-hideout-interview/

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Nelson & Stone at M3 2010  pic #1

Above: Stone with… Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. Yup.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 25th… MÖTLEY CRÜE, GHOST And METAL ALLEGIANCE

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Motley Crue - Girls Girls Girls - UK 45rpm cover sleeve - 1987 - #0033MSMCSOTLFF10

On July 25th, 1987 – The great Mötley Crüe had their hit single Girls Girls Girls ranked at #2, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Amazing stuff! This fabulous song is featured on Mötley Crüe’s fourth studio album from 1987: Girls Girls Girls.

Shown above is the 1987 12″ Maxi-Single from the UK. The track list is: Girls Girls Girls, Sumthin’ For Nuthin’ and Smokin’ In The Boys Room (Live). Pretty cool, huh?

Ghost - Meliora - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MMBSSMO44

On July 25th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, MELIORA, from GHOST is ranked at #16, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa. MELIORA is now available for iTunes pre-order and comes with an instant download of Cirice. This album releases on August 21st, 2015. http://found.ee/MELIORA_iTunes

Metal Allegiance - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #3333MSMNSAFF99

On July 25th, 2015 – New York City supergroup METAL ALLEGIANCE have their forthcoming and self-titled studio album ranked at #27, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. METAL ALLEGIANCE founder MARK MENGHI has put together an enormous cast of who’s who in Metal for this album, featuring bassist DAVID ELLEFSON, vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO, drummer MIKE PORTNOY and guitarist ALEX SKONICK among others!

This highly anticipated debut album from Metal Allegiance is to be released on September 18th, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Man, O’ man!

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 23rd… From SLASH To AFTER THE BURIAL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Def Leppard - Hysteria - promo album cover pic - #33BB

On July 23rd, 2011 – The great DEF LEPPARD had their hit single. Pour Some Sugar On Me, ranked at #2, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Yup. Here’s something even better: DEF LEPPARD’s fourth studio album, Hysteria, was sitting at #1, on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This superb album went on to sell 20 million (plus) units worldwide. Whoa, man!

Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier World Tour - promo flyer - 2011 - #3366IMMO11

On July 23rd, 2011 – The exceptional IRON MAIDEN performed at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. This was a date on The Final Frontier Tour. Hail Maiden!

After The Burial - Wolves Within - promo album cover pic - 2013 - #33ILMWAMH

On July 23rd, 2015 – Minnesota’s AFTER THE BURIAL have their album, Wolves Within, ranked at #16, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whiz-bang! This album was released back in the Winter of 2013.

After The Burial - In Dreams - promo album cover pic - #MOMIOLIDF

On July 23rd, 2015AFTER THE BURIAL have their album, In Dreams, ranked at #46, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa! This album was released back in 2010. AFTER THE BURIAL are currently touring on The Summer Slaughter Tour – North America.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

SLASH Made In Stoke Live promo album pic!

SLASH - Guitar Player - Magazine Cover Feature - 2014 - #MMBSSTO

SLASH

On July 23rd, 1965, SLASH was born in the UK. Happy Birthday, SLASH! This legendary guitarist & Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer is universally famous for his career with Guns N’ Roses. SLASH has carved out his post Guns N’ Roses life with an amazing musical career which currently boasts his band: SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators. Long Live SLASH!

* Shown above: SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy LIVE (CD cover) Made In Stoke 24/7/11 and Guitar Player cover feature from October 2014.

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 21st… From GUNS N’ ROSES To ARTIFAS

Posted in cartoons, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on July 21, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Guns N Roses - Apetite For Destruction - promo album cover pic - #331411SMMNS4

On July 21st, 1987Guns N’ Roses released their groundbreaking debut album: Appetite For Destruction. This album would later spend five weeks on top of the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, eventually being certified eighteen times Platinum in September of 2008. Jumpin’ jelly beans!

Motley Crue - Dont Go Away Mad Just Go Away - single cover pic - 1990 - #MNSMS3314

On July 21st, 1990 – The magnificent Mötley Crüe had their hit song Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) ranked at #19, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Mötley Crües’s fifth studio album from 1989: Dr. Feelgood.

Iron Maiden

On July 21st, 2011 – The powerful IRON MAIDEN performed at the Aberdeen Exhibition Centre, in Aberdeen, Scotland. This was IRON MAIDEN’s The Final Frontier World Tour. Holy smoke!

Artifas - Inhuman - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMNSSWAF

On July 21st, 2015 – The new album, Inhuman, from Tennessee’s ARTIFAS is ranked at #92, on the U.S. iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa.

Scooby Doo And KISS - promo movie cover flyer - July 21 - 2015 - #331428MNMSSOT

On July 21st, 2015 – The new KISS movie, Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery released on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and Digital HD. Now that’s ruff-rastic!

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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