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RUDY SARZO – “What Did You Just Ask Me?” Video Interview Episode 3 By Tanis Enos

Posted in bass, bass guitar, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Our very own Tanis Enos has treated us all, once again, to another fun and fact filled episode of “What Did You Just Ask Me?”. In episode 3, Tanis interviews the legendary Rudy Sarzo. Thank you, Tanis! Enjoy the video interview below!

Among the Hard Rock, Classic Rock and Heavy Metal communities, the revered bassist Rudy Sarzo needs no introduction. However, with the ever growing generations of fans that cherish our 80’s genres, Rudy Sarzo is currently a member of the iconic Quiet Riot; the band he helped build the foundation blocks for, so many years ago.

Rudy Sarzos’ illustrious past includes being a key member of Ozzy Osbourne/Blizzard Of Oz, Whitesnake, Animetal USA and DIO. Oh there’s more and please do some research on Rudys’ historic musical career; It’ll inspire you for certain.

Golden Robot Records Release Remastered ROSE TATTOO Album “Beats From A Single Drum”

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Golden Robot Records have released remastered Rose Tattoo album Beats from a Single Drum, available to stream everywhere and on limited edition vinyl.

Beats from a Single Drum features 10 remastered songs from the 1986 album including ‘Calling,‘ ‘Michael Oreilly‘ and ‘Suddenly’ with the latter track featured as the wedding song for Scott (Jason Donovan) and Charlene (Kylie Minogue) on Neighbours. ‘Suddenly’ was also featured in a wedding scene for the hit UK show Gavin and Stacey.

This era was defining for Rose Tattoo with a changed line up, new members in the fold and Beats from a Single Drum released for the first time to great eagerness from fans and critics alike. The main contributing members of this album were Angry Anderson (vocals), Tim Gaze (guitar), Andy Cichon (keyboard/backing vocals) and Scott Johnston (drums/backing vocals).  This pivotal time in Tatts history cemented the band as an established name and a force within the Australian music landscape. 

This is not the first Rose Tattoo release Golden Robot has been involved with, previously releasing Tatts: Live in Brunswick (2017), Blood Brothers (2018) and Scarred for Live 1980-1982 (2018). The label was also home to the Tatts when they supported Guns N’ Roses on their 2017 Australian stadium tour.

“We are truly excited to remaster what was the most commercially successful album for Rose Tattooand Angry [Anderson]. Tatts will always be a rock n’ roll institution with Angry being one of the most notable Australian front men of all time.” says Golden Robot Records CEO & President, Mark Alexander-Erber.

Led by front man Angry Anderson, Beats from a Single Drum takes on a new life form to deliver a clear and familiar sound to Rose Tattoo fans. Beats from a Single Drum will be made available on vinyl in 2023, a must have for any serious record collector.

Buy/stream Beats from a Single Drum HERE

The vinyl will be available in 4 colours with a limited edition blue vinyl available for pre-order now. A further limited edition red vinyl will be made available in January, with black to follow in February and a limited edition USA exclusive green vinyl to be made available for pre-order in March.

You can pre-order Beats from a Single Drum limited edition blue vinyl HERE

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Source: Golden Robot Records

MATT SORUM – Inks Deal With AFM Records And Shares First Single & Video Of Debut KINGS OF CHAOS Album!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music albums with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

Matt Sorum, the Grammy-winning drummer of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, has signed with AFM Records for his first-ever album with his all-star musical collective, Kings of Chaos.

Kings of Chaos, to me, is the reason I started playing music in the first place — for the sheer fun of it.” says Sorum. “I’m so pleased to be partnering with the team at AFM. Working with them on the creative vision for the album has been a great experience.”

Matt Sorum is such an acclaimed rock icon. His clear vision and passion for Kings of Chaos really impressed us,” adds Nils Wasko, Label Manager, AFM Records. “Kings of Chaos will now come to life with an illustrious list of rock royalty joining Matt, and we can’t wait to be part of the journey.”

A video for the first single, titled “Judgement Day” (Pre-Save HERE!), has just been premiered with Guitar World. The song is a scorching rocker performed & co-written by Sorum, Slash, Dave Kushner & Duff McKagan features the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on drums, as well as lead vocals.

“Drawing inspiration from the 1971 film Vanishing Point morphed with imagery inspired by Natural Born Killers, Director Brian Cox (Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, The Misfits) and I conceptualized a man running from his demons on a wild ride to find redemption guided by The Reverend Willy G (portrayed by Billy F Gibbons), an Angel (portrayed by Matt’s fashion designer, choreographer wife Ace Harper) on a motorcycle and his inner child. A Wayward Wanderer searching for the light” says Matt Sorum of the video.

Watch the video for “Judgement Day” now streaming HERE:

The debut album from Kings of Chaos is set for release in Autumn/Winter 2023. Expect original music and guest collaborations with some of rock’s biggest names — including some of today’s most talented and iconic female artists.

From the Sunset Strip to South Africa, Argentina and Brazil, Kings of Chaos have enthralled fans around the world with their ever-changing lineup of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and multi-platinum artists. If you’ve been lucky enough to score a ticket to a KoC show, you might have caught Billy Idol, Steven Tyler from Aerosmith or Ann Wilson from Heart fronting the band — or even Corey Taylor from Slipknot, or the late Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. And yes, that was Slash on lead guitar — or Brian May from Queen, or Billy F Gibbons from ZZ Top. It’s a party on stage, and everyone’s invited.

“It’s a celebration with your bucket list artists you’ve always wanted to play with,” Sorum says.

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About Matt Sorum:
Matt Sorum is a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning musician who gained fame as the drummer for The Cult, Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N’ Roses. Sorum is also the founder of six startup companies, and sits on the Global Blockchain Business Council at UCLA. In 2022, he released his autobiography, Double Talkin’ Jive: True Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N’ Roses, The Cult and Velvet Revolver.

Source: AFM Records

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

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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

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

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

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2022 by Metal Odyssey

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

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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.

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