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On This Day In METAL History – May 1st…

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Presence - promo album cover pic - #3300889

On May 1st, 1976Led Zeppelin went to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, with their seventh studio album: Presence. This fine album would stay on top of this chart for two weeks. Yes, the amazing song Nobody’s Fault But Mine is featured on Presence. The album cover art was designed by the legendary (London) design group: Hipgnosis.

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality - promo album cover pic - #9090BSMOwhoa

On this day in 2015 – The third studio album from Black Sabbath, Master Of Reality, is ranked at #73, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Nice!! This tremendous album was originally released back in 1971.

Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman - promo cover pic - #777OO

On May 1st, 2015Ozzy Osbourne’s second studio album, Diary Of A Madman, is ranked at #62 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa and yeah! Diary Of A Madman was originally released back in 1981. Sadly, this would be the last studio album that the incredible Randy Rhoades would play guitar on. RIP, Randy Rhoades.

Hollywood Undead - Day Of The Dead - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #DOTD177MO

On this day in 2015 – The fourth studio album from Hollywood Undead, Day Of The Dead, is ranked at #177 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Day Of The Dead has spent 4 consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #18.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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On This Day In METAL History – April 26th… From MACHINE HEAD To HALESTORM

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

Discografía Van Halen – 5150 (1986)

On April 26th, 1986Van Halen reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart for the first time with their seventh studio album: 5150. This was Van Halen’s (or Van Hagar, if you like) first album with the dynamic Sammy Hagar as their vocalist. 5150 spent three weeks on top of this chart. By the way, this 5150 album stirs up some really cool and good-times memories for me! Whoa.

Judas Priest -

On this day in 1986 – Metal legends Judas Priest peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with their tenth studio album: Turbo. This album went on to sell one million (plus) copies in the United States, alone. By the way, this is my least favorite Judas Priest album and yet I do “like” it. The song Parental Guidance is featured on Turbo and it is one of the lamest Judas Priest songs ever recorded, in my Metal opinion. The title track is just plain strange. Whatever.

Halestorm - The Wild Life - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #HMO0526

On April 26th, 2015 – Pennsylvania’s very own Hard Rock ambassadors, HALESTORM, have their third studio album, Into The Wild Life, debuting at #5, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Congratulations, HALESTORM! Yeah!

Aerosmith's Greatest Hits large promo album pic!

On this day in 2015Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits makes a return to the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, ranked at #151. This fantastic compilation of Aerosmith hits was originally released back in 1980, spending 44 non-consecutive weeks on this chart and peaking at #43. Folks, this album has spanned 4 decades of being a hot seller! Did someone say, timeless Hard Rock? Whoa and holy Metal!!

Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds - promo cover pic - 2014

On April 26th, 2015 – The eighth studio album, Bloodstone & Diamonds, from the mighty MACHINE HEAD, is ranked at #33, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. MACHINE HEAD kicks METAL ass like there’s no tomorrow, on this album, by the way. If you don’t own this MACHINE HEAD album, you are a closet Bay City Rollers fan. Whoa!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – April 24th… From Alice Cooper (Band) To Jack Blades

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Eighteen - Alice Cooper - promo - 45rpm - photo - #1971MOACTB

On April 24th, 1971 Alice Cooper (The Band) hits #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA, with their hit: I’m Eighteen. This grand song is featured on the third studio album from Alice Cooper (The Band), released back in 1971: Love It To Death.

Rush - Counterparts - promo album cover pic - #1993RMO

On this day in 1994RUSH performed at The Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. RUSH were touring in support of their 15th studio album, released in October of 1993: Counterparts.

Rush_Poster_Landscape

On April 24th, 2010RUSH’s documentary, RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage, premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City; this documentary film was also the winner of the 2010 Heineken Audience Award. Whoa, man!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Jack Blades - Italian CD - promo cover pic - Frontiers Music - 2004

Above: Jack Blades (2004 – Frontiers Records)

On April 24th, 1954, Jack Blades was born in California. Happy Birthday, Jack Blades! Whoa and hell yeah! Jack Blades is a world-class bassist, singer and songwriter. Jack Blades is known as being a member of the following bands: Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Revolution Saints and Shaw-Blades.

Night Ranger - Jack Blades - promo band cover pic - #332404NRMO

Above: Night Ranger, with Jack Blades at front/middle.

Jack Blades - Tommy Shaw - Hamer Guitar promo ad - 1990

Above: A 1990 promotional print ad for Hamer guitars. Jack Blades is on the left, Tommy Shaw is on the right. Whoa!

Shaw Blades - Influence - promo album cover pic - #2404MOSB

Above: The second studio album from Shaw-Blades titled: Influence. This amazing studio album of cover songs is highly, highly recommended by Stone! Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades are unreal great as a musical and singing duo! Whoa!

Revolution Saints - Doug Aldrich - Jack Blades - promo band pic - 2015 - #240415MORS

Above: Revolution Saints – L to R: Doug Aldrich, Deen Castronovo and Jack Blades.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 4th…

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

Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith - promo album cover pic - #1984RHGT

1984 – The thunderous Judas Priest released their ninth studio album: Defenders Of The Faith. Along with the timeless Metal ahem that is the title track, this album includes such song favorites as: Some Heads Are Gonna Roll, Freewheel Burning and Love Bites.

L.A. Guns - promo self-titled album cover pic - #1988LA

Top: front cover, Bottom: CD back cover

L.A. Guns - CD back cover promo pic - #1988TG

1988L.A. GUNS release their full-length and self-titled studio album. On this memorable L.A. GUNS album, Phil Lewis is the vocalist and Tracii Guns is the lead guitarist. A significant album of Hard Rock from the 80’s, indeed.

Journey Greatest Hits - promo album cover - #336SPNS

2015Journey Greatest Hits sits at #94 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This album has spent a whopping 336 non-consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Top 200! Whoa! Um… maybe Journey should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, one of these days?

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Rammstein - Metal Hammer - cover promo pic - Feb - 2011

Above: Metal Hammer cover feature (Feb. 2011)

Below: My Rock cover feature (Dec. 2011)

Rammstein - My Rock - promo magazine cover - jan - 2012

TILL LINDEMANN

On January 4th, 1963, Till Lindemann was born in Germany. Happy birthday, Till! Whoa, yeah! Till is world-famously known as the lead vocalist and co-founding member for the German Industrial Metal band: Rammstein. Six critically acclaimed studio album have been released by Rammstein. Long live Till Lindemann!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, PETER STEELE.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – January 1st, 2015 – New Years Day Edition!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

The Kinks - you really got me - arista records - 45rpm

1974Clive Davis launches a new record label: Arista Records.

Rush - Permanent Waves - promo album cover pic - #1980GL

1980RUSH released their seventh studio album, Permanent Waves. This album went on to become RUSH’s first top five album in the United States, peaking at #4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart the very next month. Two songs featured on this album, The Spirit Of Radio and Freewill, were FM radio favorites and now Classic Rock format mainstays.

SUB POP - record label logo - #010115

1989Nirvana signed their first record contract, a three-year three-album agreement with Sub Pop Records. Whoa!

The Who - Classic Band Logo - #00TW11

The Kinks - Classic Band Logo - B&W - #60STK

1990The Kinks and The Who are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Icons of Heavy Rock, both!

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

HAPPY METAL NEW YEAR!

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 31st…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

ACDC - Classic Band Logo - #10014

On December 31st, 1973 – The iconic AC/DC made their live concert debut at the Chequers Club, in Sydney, Australia. The AC/DC story continues… Whoa!

Witchboard - promo movie poster - #1986WHM

On this day in 1986 – The Horror/Drama film Witchboard was released to wide-screen theaters. The theme of this movie is: don’t F*CK around with Ouija boards. Go ahead… see what happens by chasing down this very cool film. In 1986, this movie was rated R; today it would be rated PG13. Um, yeah.

Witchboard stars: Todd Allen, Clare Bristol, Burke ByrnesRyan Carroll and written/directed by Kevin Tenney. Scary movies are… Metal.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Tom Hamilton - Bass Musician - promo magazine cover - #2012TH

TOM HAMILTON

On December 31st, 1951, Tom Hamilton was born in Colorado, USA. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Tom! Whiz-bang! Tom Hamilton is world-famous as the bassist, co-songwriter and founding member for Aerosmith. Tom Hamilton is a Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, with Aerosmith being inducted back in 2001. Long live Tom Hamilton! Metal Be Thy Name.

Aerosmith - Facebook Promo Band Banner - #1231TH

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 30th…

Posted in classic rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever - promo album cover pic - #1977TN

On December 30th, 1977Ted Nugent with Golden Earring and Missouri performed at the Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ted Nugent was touring in support of his third studio album: Cat Scratch Fever. Golden Earring were touring in support of their studio album: Mad Love, while Missouri were touring in support of their debut, self-titled, studio album.

Cheap Trick - All Shook Up - promo album cover pic - #1980RN

On this day in 1980Cheap Trick received a Gold record for their fifth studio album All Shook Up. This album was produced by George Martin, famously known as the Beatles producer. All Shook Up features the hit: Stop This Game. This album peaked on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart at #24.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Raven group promo pic! -  2011

Raven – From L to R: John Gallagher (bass), Joe Hasselvander (drums) and Mark Gallagher (guitar).

Joe Hasselvander

On December 30th, 1956, Joe Hasselvander was born. Happy Metal birthday, Joe! Hell, yeah and whoa! Joe Hasselvander is famously known as the current and long-time drummer for the legendary NWOBHM band: RAVEN. Joe also is a former drummer and multi-instrumentalist for the pioneering Doom Metal band: Pentagram. Joe has also released three solo studio albums. Long live Joe Hasselvander! Metal be thy name.

Joe Hasselvander - The Hounds Of Hasselvander - #7712

Above: The Hounds Of Hasselvander (2007)

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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