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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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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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.

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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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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.

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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!

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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 – December 18th…

Posted in classic rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rush - A Farewell To Kings - promo album cover pic - #1977GLNPR

On December 18th, 1977RUSH performed at the University Of Dayton Arena, in Dayton, Ohio. RUSH were touring in support of their fifth studio album: A Farewell To Kings.

Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door - promo cover pic

On this day in 1978 – The iconic Led Zeppelin completed recording of their final studio album, In Through the Out Door, in Stockholm, Sweden. If you don’t own this Led Zeppelin album, you are constipated.

Rush - Moving Pictures - promo ablum cvr - #1977GLNP

On December 18th, 1981RUSH performed at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. RUSH were touring in support of their eighth studio album: Moving Pictures.

Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer - 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1986JBJ

On this day in 1986Bon Jovi hits #4 in the United Kingdom with their single: Livin’ On A Prayer. This hit is featured on the third studio album from Bon Jovi, released in 1986: Slippery When Wet. This album has sold over 12 million units in the United States, alone. Whoa!!

Eddie Murphy - Raw - promo movie poster - #1987EMC

On December 18th, 1987 – The comedy concert film Eddie Murphy RAW was released in the United States, to wide-screen theaters, via Paramount. Of course, it stars the great Eddie Murphy and he is incredibly, absolutely hilarious during this concert. This concert was filmed at the Felt Forum, (a venue in the famed Madison Square Garden), in New York City. If you need a good laugh with all the crap going on in the world today, check out Eddie Murphy RAW.

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Keith Richards - Relix - magazine cover promo

KEITH RICHARDS

On December 18th, 1943, Keith Richards was born in England. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Keith! Whoa, man! Keith Richards is super world-famous as a co-founding member, songwriter and guitarist for The Rolling Stones. What more can be said, other than Keith Richards is an influential, whiz-bang legend of Rock And Roll? A timeless Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, is Keith Richards. Long live Keith Richards!

Elliot Easton - The Cars - promo Guitar World cover - 1984 #84EE

ELLIOT EASTON

On December 18th, 1953, Elliot Easton was born, in Brooklyn, New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Elliot! Whoa and yeah! Elliot Easton is world-famously known as a co-founder, songwriter and guitarist for New Wave/Alternative Rock pioneers The Cars.

Elliot Easton is currently finding immense success with his new Rock supergroup: The Empty Hearts. The debut and self-titled album from The Empty Hearts was released on August 5th, 2014. The Empty Hearts have been currently touring as well. Long live Elliot Easton!

The Empty Hearts - promo album cover pic - #2014

The Empty Hearts are: Elliot Easton (guitar), Clem Burke (drums), Andy Babiuk (bass) and Wally Palmar on guitar and vocals.

This new album from The Empty Hearts is a true non-stop ride of Rock And Roll fun, with exceptionally crafted songs. If you’re serious about your Rock Music, then I highly recommend picking this album up. Whoa.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 16th… And A Rockin’ Birthday Salute To Billy Gibbons!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe - 45rpm - single cover sleeve - 1966JH

On December 16th, 1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience releases their single Hey Joe in England. This song is featured on their debut studio album from 1966: Are You Experienced?.

Foghat - Night Shift - promo album cover - #1976F

Ted Nugent - Free For All - promo album cover pic - 1976TN

On this day in 1976Foghat and Ted Nugent performed at the Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Foghat were touring in support of their sixth studio album: Night Shift. Ted Nugent was touring in support of his second studio album: Free-For-All. Whoa!

Blue Oyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune - promo cover pic - #1976

On December 16th, 1977Detective, The Edgar Winter Group and Blue Öyster Cult performed at the Riverfront Coliseum, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Blue Öyster Cult were touring in support of their fourth studio album from 1976: Agents Of Fortune.

KIX - Blow My Fuse - promo album cover pic - #1989K

On this day in 1989 – KIX hits #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad: Don’t Close Your Eyes. This song is featured on the fourth studio album from KIX, released in 1988: Blow My Fuse.

Whitesnake - Slip Of The Tongue - promo cover pic - #1989DCW

On December 16th, 1989Whitesnake peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with Slip Of The Tongue. This studio album was their second release to land in the Billboard Top 10 Albums Chart. Slip Of The Tongue was the eighth studio album from Whitesnake. Metal be thy name!

Bon Jovi - Living In Sin - 45rpm promo cover sleeve - #1989BJ

On this day in 1989 – Bon Jovi hits #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Living in Sin. This song is featured on Bon Jovi’s fourth studio album, released in 1988: New Jersey. Living In Sin was the fifth hit song to reach the Billboard Top 10, from the New Jersey album.

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Billy Gibbons - Guitar World - January 2012 - #12BGZZ

BILLY GIBBONS

On December 16th, 1949, Billy Gibbons was born in Houston, Texas. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Billy! Hell, yeah and whoa! Billy Gibbons is world-famous for being an outstanding and influential guitarist for the legendary ZZ Top. As a founding member of ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons is also their lead vocalist and co-songwriter. Billy Gibbons is such an exceptional guitarist that even the late and ultra great Jimi Hendrix was a fan of his. It’s historic Rock And Roll truth.

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ZZ Top, from l to r: Dusty Hill (bass), Billy Gibbons (guitar) and Frank Beard (drums).

Billy Gibbons’ first successful band was Moving Sidewalks, a Psychedelic Rock band that supported The Jimi Hendrix Experience on their 1968 Are You Experienced tour for a handful of dates.  A recent Moving Sidewalks reunion took place in 2013, as they performed as headliners at the 2013 Austin Psyche Fest in Austin, Texas.

The Moving Sidewalks - The complete collection - promo cover pic - Billy Gibbons

Above, Billy Gibbons is third from the left! Whoa!

With bluesy Rock as their calling card, ZZ Top eventually evolved into a Hard Rock juggernaut during the 1980’s, selling-out arenas everywhere you looked. The blues have never left ZZ Top and thankfully so. ZZ Top were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, back in 2004.

Top photo: January 2012 issue of Guitar World, Billy Gibbons cover feature.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 15th… And A METAL Birthday Salute To Carmine Appice!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Carmine Appice - ddrum - promo flyer - #2008CA

Happy Birthday Carmine Appice!

Scroll Down For More On Carmine Appice…

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Aerosmith - Dream On - 45rpm - single - promo pic - #1973AST

On December 15th, 1973Aerosmith made their first appearance on American Bandstand. Aerosmith performed their hit power ballad Dream On.

Heart - Straight On - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1919ANW

On this day in 1978Heart hits #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles Chart with their song: Straight On. This hit is featured on Heart’s fourth studio album from 1978: Dog & Butterfly.

The Who - classic band logo - British Flag - #1967 - PTKM66

On December 15th, 1979The Who performed a concert at the New Haven Coliseum, in New Haven, Connecticut.

Schindlers List - promo movie poster - 1993 - #3393LN

On this day in 1993 – The biographical/war and dramatic film Schindler’s List was released to wide-screen theaters in the United States, via Universal Pictures. Schindler’s List was directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg. This film stars Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley.

Schindler’s List was the recipient of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. Altogether, there were twelve Academy Award nominations for Schindler’s List.

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Carmine Appice - promo print - pasha - #7771

CARMINE APPICE

On December 15th, 1946, Carmine Appice was born in New York. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Carmine! Yeah, man! Carmine Appice is a world-class drummer and music educator, with a legendary Rock and Hard Rock resume that is realistically unparalleled and impressively extensive.

Drum Wars Live - legends Carmine  and Vinny Appice - #777332

I could blab until the wombats rule the Earth, when it comes to the accomplishments and Rock pioneering significance of Carmine Appice. Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck, Tim Bogert, Rod Stewart, Cactus, Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder, Michael Schenker, King Kobra, Rated X and Drum Wars with Vinny Appice makes for an exceptional list of bands and musicians Carmine Appice has recorded and/0r toured with, among many more.

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Long Live Carmine Appice!

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For more info on Carmine Appice:

www.carmineappice.com

http://www.drumwars.com

www.therodexperience.com

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 13th… From Jimi Hendrix To Ted Nugent

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, movies, Music, music news, rock music with tags , , , , on December 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxy Lady - promo 45 - single cover sleeve - 1967JH

On December 13th, 1966The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded their song Foxy Lady. On this same day, they made their first TV appearance on the British television show: Ready Steady Go. Foxy Lady is featured on the iconic debut album from the Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced, released in 1967.

Billy Idol - Whiplash Smile - promo cover pic - #1986BI

On this day in 1986Billy Idol peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, with his third full-length studio album: Whiplash Smile. This album went on to achieve Platinum status in the United States.

Vinnie Moore - Meltdown - promo album cover pic - 1991VM

Vinnie Moore – Meltdown

Rush - Roll The Bones - promo album cover pic - 1991GLNP

RUSH – Roll The Bones

On December 13th, 1991 – Guitar virtuoso Vinnie Moore opened for the legendary RUSH at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. Vinnie Moore was touring in support of his third solo album from 1991: Meltdown. This was one of many concert dates on the Roll The Bones Tour for RUSH. Roll The Bones was the fourteenth studio album released by the Canadian Rock legends.

Slash - Gibson Guitar - promo ad - flyer - #33SG

On this day in 1993 – Guitarist Slash joined Billy Joel onstage, to lend a solo to the song shameless, during a concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Whoa!

Mars Attacks! - promo movie poster pic - #1996DDJNGC

On December 13th, 1996 – The Science Fiction/Comedy, Tim Burton directed Mars Attacks! was released to wide-screen theaters, via Warner Bros. Pictures. This film boasts a legendary cast of: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Michael J. Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Short and even… the legendary Tom Jones. Whoa, man! Mars Attacks! is… Metal.

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Ted Nugent - Shut Up And Jam - promo cover pic - 2014

TED NUGENT

Born on December 13th, 1948 was Ted Nugent. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Ted! Yeah and whoa! The Motor City Madman has been electrifying his fans with his dazzling array of guitar licks, tricks and memorable riffs. With 14 solo studio albums and more than several live albums to his credit, Ted Nugent has spanned across five decades, playing his  unique style of Rock N’ Roll.

Spanning the Ted Nugent discography, many great lead singers were featured, such as: Meatloaf, Derek St. Holmes, Brian Howe and a lead vocal one song/cameo on 2014’s Shutup & Jam! by Sammy Hagar. Metal be thy name!

Damn Yankees - promo cover pic - #1990TNTSJB

Ted Nugent began his road to Rockin’ fame as the lead guitarist for Detroit’s very own: The Amboy Dukes. Ted Nugent was also a co-founder of the Hard Rock supergroup: Damn Yankees. With guitarist Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades on bass and drummer Michael Cartellone, Damn Yankees were born. With 2 studio albums released from 1990 to 1992, Damn Yankees were a favorite of MTV and FM radio, with five music videos and nine hit singles.

Ted Nugent - For President - promo sticker image

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 12th – And A METAL Birthday Salute To Bruce Kulick!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Doors - Last Show promo flyer - 1970 - New Orleans

On December 12th, 1970The Doors performed their final concert (with their original lineup), in New Orleans, Louisiana, at The Warehouse. The Doors were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, in 1993. Rest in peace, Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek.

MTV logo - classic logo - #9987

On this day in 1985 – MTV was being broadcasted into 25,805,000 homes. This was back during a time when MTV had legitimacy and acknowledged real heavy and classic Rock N’ Roll.

!Three Amigos! - promo movie poster - 1986 - #121214

On December 12th, 1986 – The comedy motion picture !Three Amigos! was released, via Orion Pictures to wide-screen theaters. !Three Amigos! stars 3 of the modern era’s funniest men: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short. This film was written by: Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin and Randy Newman. John Landis was the director.

Manowar - Kings Of Metal - promo album cover pic - #121214

On December 12th, 1989 – The mighty MANOWAR perform a concert at International II, in Manchester, England. This was one of many dates on MANOWAR’s Kings Of Metal World Tour. MANOWAR were touring in support of their very cool and sixth studio album, released in 1988: Kings Of Metal.

Saigon Kick - Love Is On The Way - single cover sleeve - promo pic - #1987SK

On this day in 1992 – Florida’s Saigon Kick hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad Love Is On the Way. This song is featured on Saigon Kick’s second studio album released in 1992: The Lizard.

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Bruce Kulick - Kiss - SIT guitar strings - promo flyer - #1987

BRUCE KULICK

On December 12th, 1953, Bruce Kulick was born. Happy birthday, Bruce! Whoa and yeah! Bruce Kulick is famously known as a former guitarist for the iconic KISS, during an arena era when KISS didn’t use character makeup or costumes.

Kiss - Revenge - album promo banner - bruce kulick

KISS circa 1992: L to R – Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick

Bruce Kulick spent twelve years as a member of KISS, playing lead guitar on their following albums: Asylum (1985), Crazy Nights (1987), Hot In The Shade (1989), Revenge (1992), KISS ALIVE III (1993), KISS Unplugged (1996) and Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions (1997).

Bruce Kulick - BK3 - promo album flyer - #2010BK

 

Bruce Kulick is also featured on nine (official) KISS video albums, with release dates ranging from 1985 to 2007. For the Smashes, Thrashes & Hits album from 1988, Bruce plays lead guitar on Let’s Put The X In Sex and (You Make Me) Rock Hard.

Grand Funk Railroad - classic band logo - the american band - #121114

As a current guitarist for the legendary Grand Funk Railroad, the Rock N’ Roll resume of Bruce Kulick is astonishing! Bruce played on three Michael Bolton studio album during the 80’s along with Billy Squier’s album The Tale Of The Tape from 1980. Bruce Kulick (along with his brother Bob) was also a member of the touring band for Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell studio album from 1977. Bruce has recorded with Michael Schenker, Avantasia, Gene Simmons and Graham Bonnet, among a host of others.

Bruce Kulick - Transformer - promo cover pic - 2014 - #3312

Bruce co-founded the Hard Rock supergroup Union, back in 1997, which featured vocalist John Corabi. Union released two studio album before disbanding. Three solo studio albums have been released by Bruce Kulick: Audio Dog (2001), Transformer (2003) and BK3 (2010). Metal be thy name, Bruce Kulick Rocks!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 11th – And METAL Birthday Salutes To Nikki Sixx And Zacky Vengeance. Whoa!

Posted in classic rock, metal festivals, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Billy Idol - American Bandstand - publicity pic - #1982DC

On December 11th, 1982Billy Idol made his American Bandstand debut, where he performed his hits Hot in the City and White Wedding. Whoa, man! Above photo credit: American Bandstand.

Throw Momma From The Train - promo movie poster pic - #1987BCDD

On this day in 1987 – Comedy/Dark Comedy film Throw Momma From The Train was released to wide-screen theaters, via Orion Pictures. This film stars two of the funniest men of our time, with Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal. Kim Greist and (the late) Anne Ramsey (as Momma) also star.

Hook - promo movie poster pic - Robin Williams - #1992RWF

On December 11th, 1991 – The fantasy film Hook was released to wide-screen theaters, via TriStar. The legendary Steven Spielberg directed this holiday season box office smash, as it starred the great and late Robin Williams as Peter Banning and Peter Pan. Dustin Hoffman portrayed Captain Hook and Julia Roberts portrayed Tinker Bell. The screenplay for Hook was written by James Hart and Malia Marmo.

Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident" x-large album pic!

On this day in 1993Guns N’ Roses entered the Billboard 200 Albums Chart at #4 with their covers album “The Spaghetti Incident?”. This would mark their last album to feature original members Slash on guitar and Duff McKagan on bass.

Avenged Sevenfold - 2007 - album self-titled - promo pic

On December 11th, 2007Avenged Sevenfold performed a concert at the Rainbow Ballroom in Fresno, California. A7X were touring is support of their self-titled and 4th studio album.

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Nikki Sixx - Dean Markley - Helix SS Bass strings - promo ad

NIKKI SIXX

Born on December 11th, 1958 was Nikki Sixx. Happy birthday, Nikki! Whoa! Nikki Sixx, a native Californian, is world-famous as the bass guitarist, songwriter and co-founding member of the super legendary Mötley Crüe. With 9 studio albums, several live albums and countless touring since 1981, Mötley Crüe have influenced and amazed fans of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. Mötley Crüe’s very successful farewell tour has taken place for the better part of 2014.

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Nikki Sixx has also seen his Hard Rock band Sixx:A.M. skyrocket, with fellow members band members James Michael and DJ AshbaSixx:A.M. have released three studio albums since 2007, with all three albums charting world-wide. The newly released Sixx:A.M. studio album is: Modern Vintage. This new album has peaked at #20 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, during 2014.

Nikki Sixx - Sixx Sense - radio program - promo pic - #2014NS

Nikki Sixx also boasts his highly successful nationally syndicated radio show: Sixx Sense.

Motley Crue - band promo pic - band logo - 2014 - #771984

Other notable bands that Nikki Sixx is a former member of: Brides Of Destruction, London, Sister and 58. Metal be thy name!

Zacky Vengeance - Schecter Guitar - promo flyer ad - #2014ZV

ZACKY VENGEANCE

Zacky Vengeance was born on December 11th, 1981, in Olympia, Washington. Happy birthday, Zacky! Yeah! Zacky Vengeance is globally famous as the co-founding member and rhythm guitarist for the powerful Avenged Sevenfold. As a self-taught and left-handed guitarist, Zacky Vengeance is also a co-songwriter and backing vocalist for A7X.

A7X have recorded six studio albums and one live album since 2001 and I personally credit this band for keeping the flame of Heavy Metal burning strong, during the Millennium Decade. One of the first band’s that Zacky was a member of was Society Down; a Crust/Punk band. Another pre-A7X band Zacky was a member of was Mad Porno Action aka MPA.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

REST IN PEACE, SAM COOKE.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – December 10th…

Posted in classic rock, Metal, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind - promo album cover pic - #1983BDSH

On December 10th, 1983 – The incredible IRON MAIDEN performed a concert at Walter-Köbel-Halle in Rüsselsheim, Germany. IRON MAIDEN were on their World Piece Tour supporting their fourth studio album: Piece Of Mind.

Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon - promo cover pic - #1983JEL

On this day in 1983 Ozzy Osbourne hits #24 in the United Kingdom with his third solo studio album: Bark at the Moon. This was the first Ozzy Osbourne album to feature guitarist Jake E. Lee. Sadly, this is Ozzy Osbourne’s first album without the great Randy Rhoads, due to his tragic death in 1982.

Van Halen - Finish What Ya Started - promo CD - cover sleeve

On December 10, 1988 – The Sammy Hagar fronted Van Halen hits #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Finish What Ya Started. This hit is featured on Van Halen’s eighth studio album from 1988: OU812. This studio album was the second to feature Sammy Hager, following 5150 from 1986. Pictured above is the CD single cover sleeve for Finish What Ya Started.

Waynes World 2 - promo movie poster pic - #3312

On this day in 1993 – The comedy film Wayne’s World 2, the sequel to 1992’s box office smash Wayne’s World, was released to the wide-screen theaters. Mike Myers portrays Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey portrays Garth Algar. Both the Wayne and Garth characters were originated and portrayed on Saturday Night Live.

Both hilarious actors are surrounded by a cast which includes: Christopher Walken, Tia Carrere, Kim Basinger, Chris Farley and Kevin Pollack, among others.

Cameos abound in this film, with the likes of: Aerosmith, Heather Locklear, Jay Leno and Rip Taylor, among other famous notables. Wayne’s World 2, as its predecessor is… Metal.

Led Zeppelin - Live at 02 arena london - #121007

On December 10th, 2007 – The iconic Led Zeppelin performed their first concert in 19 years at London’s O2 Arena. 
Jason Bonham was the drummer, filling for his father, the late John Bonham. One million (plus) fans applied for a chance at the 9,000 pairs of tickets.

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LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 9th…

Posted in classic rock, Metal, movies, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Cream - Disraeli Gears - promo album pic - #1968EC

On December 9th, 1967 – Disraeli Gears, the second studio album from the legendary Cream enters the U.S. charts. This album would eventually hit #1 in the United States. Rest in peace, Jack Bruce.

Christine - 1983 - movie poster promo pic - #JCSK7

On this day in 1983 – The Horror film Christine was released to wide-screen theaters. The screenplay for Christine was written by Bill Phillips and directed by the great John Carpenter. The cast included: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul and Harry Dean Stanton. Bad to the Bone from George Thorogood and The Destroyers was one of many songs used during the film. Christine is… Metal.

Twins - promo movie poster - #1988ASDD

On December 9th, 1988 – The comedy film Twins was released to wide-screen theaters, via Universal. The all-star cast included: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston and Chloe Webb. Twins was directed by Ivan Reitman. Twins is… Metal.

Motorhead "The World Is Yours" large album pic!

On this day in 2011 Motörhead performs a concert at Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, Sweden. This was one of many stops on Motörhead’s The Wörld is Yours Tour. Long live the grand Motörhead.

Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction - promo album cover pic - #777GNR

On December 9th, 1991Guns N’ Roses made their debut at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in the first of a three night sold-out stand. Guns N’ Roses drew over 54,000 fans and grossed over $1.3 million (U.S. dollars). That’s a lot of pizza and root beer money.

Iced Earth - Dystopia promo album pic!

On this day in 2011 – The great ICED EARTH perform a concert at Eventhalle in Geiselwind, Germany. This performance from ICED EARTH was part of the Christmas Metal Festival 2011 and on the band’s World Dystopia Tour 2011-2012.

Machine Head - promo band pic - Bloodstone & Diamonds - 2014 - #77MH

On December 9th, 2014 – The mighty Machine Head perform a concert at Guildhall in Portsmouth, England. Machine Head are touring in support of their new studio album: Bloodstone & Diamonds. Metal be thy name.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 7th…

Posted in classic rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love - promo single sleeve pic - #1969RP

On December 7th, 1969 – The iconic Led Zeppelin have a hit on the Top Forty of Billboards Hot 100 Singles Chart, with Whole Lotta Love and it eventually reaches #4. This would be Led Zeppelin’s first hit single in the United States. Whole Lotta Love is featured on Led Zeppelin’s second studio album: Led Zeppelin II.

Boston "Boston" large promo album pic!

On this day in 1976Boston performs at the Hara Arena, in Dayton, Ohio. Whoa!

Foreigner - Agent Provacateur - promo album cover pic - #1985MJ

On December 7th, 1984 – Agent Provocateur, the fifth studio album from Foreigner, was released. This album went on to reach #4 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, selling three million copies (plus) in the United States.

Heart - Never - promo single sleeve pic - #1985NW

On this day in 1985 – Heart hits #4 with Never. This song is featured on Heart’s eighth studio album: Heart. Whoa, again!

RUSH - classic band logo - magenta - #2014GLNPAL

On December 7th, 1985RUSH performed live at the New Haven Coliseum, in New Haven, Connecticut. Long live RUSH.

Edward Scissorhands - promo movie poster pic - #1990JDEPP

On this day in 1990 – The Fantasy/Drama/Dark Comedy film Edward Scissorhands  was released to theaters on the wide-screen. Starring the legendary Johnny Depp and directed by the great Tim Burton, the star-studded cast included: Winona Ryder, Vincent Price, Kathy Baker, Alan Arkin, Dianne Wiest and Anthony Michael Hall. This movie is, without a doubt Metal. Rest in peace, Vincent Price.

Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident" x-large album pic!

On December 7th, 1993Guns N’ Roses announced that their cover of Charles Manson’s Look at Your Game, Girl will remain on their covers album The Spaghetti Incident?, despite protests. It was also announced that royalties will go to the son of a Manson family victim. In my honest Metal opinion, this song (if you can call it that) super sucks so incredibly bad that it stinks of putrid donkey poop. Did I mention this song is lousy?

Motorhead - promo group pic - #10

On this day in 2012 – The mighty Motörhead perform live at Bernexpo Halle 4, in Berne, Switzerland for the Metal Christmas Festival. This was a date on Motörhead’s The Wörld is Yours Tour. Long live Motörhead.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 4th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, movies, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

T. Rex - promo album cover pic -  #1970MB

On December 4th, 1970T. Rex releases T. Rex which hits #13 in the UK. T. Rex would eventually metamorphosis into a Glam Rock pioneering band. Rest in peace, Marc Bolan.

KISS - Alive! - promo album cover pic - #1979AF

On this day in 1975KISS achieved their first Gold Record as Alive! was certified Gold by the RIAA. Whoa.

Tommy Bolin - Private Eyes - promo album cover pic - #777

On December 4th, 1976 – Former Deep Purple, Zephyr and James Gang lead guitarist Tommy Bolin dies in Miami, Florida, of a drug overdose. The legendary Tommy Bolin was also in the height of a successful solo career, upon his death. Pictured above is the cover for Tommy Bolin’s second studio album, released in 1976: Tommy Bolin – Private Eyes. Rest in peace, Tommy Bolin.

KISS - Beth - promo single - 45rpm sleeve cover - #1976PC

On this day in 1976KISS peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit ballad: Beth. Co-written and sung by drummer Peter Criss, Beth was the first top ten single in the United States for KISS. Backed by only a string orchestra and piano, Peter Criss did not have to use his drums.

Queen - promo band wallpaper - #1977FM - BM

On December 4th, 1977 – The iconic QUEEN performed a concert at the University Of Dayton Arena. Man, I wish I there… Metal be thy name! Rest in peace, Freddie Mercury.

Led Zeppelin - Classic Band Logo - B&W - #016601

On this day in 1980 – In the aftermath of drummer John Bonham passing away, Led Zeppelin releases a statement announcing that they are disbanding. Rest in peace, John Bonham.

Kafka - promo movie poster - #1991JI - #002

On December 4th, 1991 – The fantasy/drama film KAFKA was playing on the wide-screen in theaters. KAFKA stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm and Sir Alec Guinness.

VAN HALEN - classic logo!

On this day in 1991Van Halen performed a free concert at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas to make up for a 1988 concert in Dallas. The 1988 concert saw Sammy Hagar lose his voice halfway through their set.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 3rd…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Aerosmith - Classic Band Logo - B&W - #11077

On December 3rd, 1978 – Aerosmith performed a concert at the Springfield Civic Center, in Springfield, Massachusetts. 1978 was a year where Aerosmith were touring between two studio albums: 1977’s Draw The Line and 1979’s Night In The Ruts.

The Who - Who Are You - Promo album pic!

On this day in 1979 – Eleven fans of The Who were trampled to death during a stampede, to claim general admission seats for the band’s concert at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati. The Who were touring in support of their 1978 studio album: Who Are You. May these eleven fans of The Who rest in peace.

Ace Frehley - KISS - 1978 solo album - promo pic - #001AF

On December 3rd, 1980KISS performed their last concert with co-founding member/original guitarist Ace Frehley at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. “Space Ace” reunited with KISS once again for their 1996 reunion tour.

Guns N Roses - Classic Logo - #551966GNR

On this day in 2002Guns ‘N Roses performed a concert at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. Whoa!

The Warriors Way - promo movie poster pic - #2010WW

On December 3rd, 2010The Warrior’s Way is released on wide-screen. This Action/Fantasy/Western film stars: Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston, Tony Cox and Jang Dong-gun. The Warriors Way was written and directed by Sngmoo Lee.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne - promo DVD cover pic - #77733

OZZY OSBOURNE

On December 3rd, 1948, Ozzy Osbourne was born. Happy Metal Birthday, Ozzy! Hell, whoa! Ozzy Osbourne (in case you didn’t know) is a co-founding member, vocalist and songwriter for the iconic Black Sabbath. Ozzy’s solo career is stuff of legend as well, with eleven studio albums to his credit; that’s more studio albums than Black Sabbath has recorded with Ozzy as vocalist (which is eight).

The original Black Sabbath lineup of Ozzy, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006.

Above photo: The DVD cover for the documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, released in 2011 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. This documentary was produced by Ozzy’s son Jack Osbourne.

Blizzard Of Oz - promo band card - circa 1980 - Ozzy Osbourne

Before Ozzy Osbourne went solo with his name alone, his band was originally named: Blizzard Of Ozz. This formidable lineup that Ozzy assembled all played on his debut solo album, which was aptly titled: Blizzard Of Ozz. The legendary lineup included: Ozzy, Randy Rhoads on guitar, Bob Daisley on bass and Lee Kerslake on drums and Don Airey on keyboards. Rest in peace, Randy Rhoads.

A ton can be said about the longevity, milestones and success of Ozzy Osbourne. Two things that can never be disputed are Ozzy’s dedication to Heavy Metal and being a tried and true ambassador for the genre, spanning five decades.  Metal be thy name and long live Ozzy Osbourne!

Ozzy Osbourne - Memoirs Of A Madman - promo cover pic - #2014OO

Above is the front cover for the newly released: Ozzy Osbourne – Memoirs Of A Madman. This greatest hits package includes seventeen songs which span Ozzy’s illustrious solo career. This album was released on October 14th, 2014, via Legacy.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 2nd…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 2, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

KISS "Rock And Roll Over" large promo album pic!

On December 2nd, 1976KISS performed a concert at the Mid-South Coliseum, in Memphis, Tennessee. KISS had released two studio albums, via Casablanca Records, back in 1976, with Destroyer and Rock And Roll Over, respectively. Whoa!

Judas Priest - Killing Machine - promo album cover pic - #1979RHMG

On this day in 1979 – The legendary Judas Priest performed a concert at Hemmerleinhalle in Neunkirchen am Brand, Germany. This was one of many, many dates on Judas Priests’ Killing Machine/Hell Bent For Leather Tour.

Styx - Cornerstone - promo album cover pic - #1979TSDY

On December 2nd, 1979 – The Styx power ballad, Babe, was a big hit on FM radio. This song is featured on the ninth studio album from Styx, released in 1979: Cornerstone. Tommy Shaw plays lead guitar and Dennis DeYoung is the lead vocalist on Babe.

Def Leppard - Photograph - promo 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1983PC

On this day in 1982Def Leppard filmed the music video for their smash hit, Photograph, in Battersea, London. This video was the video debut of guitarist Phil Collen. The song Photograph is featured on the third studio album from Def Leppard: Pyromania.

Van Halen "Diver Down" large promo album pic!

On December 2nd, 1982Van Halen performed a concert at the Mid-South Coliseum, in Memphis, Tennessee. Van Halen were touring in support of their fifth studio album: Diver Down.

Great White - The Angel Song - promo CD single photo - #1989GWTI

On this day in 1989Great White hits #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit: The Angel Song. This song is featured on the fourth studio album from Great White, released in 1989: …Twice Shy.

Van Halen - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge - promo album cover pic - #1991SH

On December 2nd, 1991Van Halen performed a concert at the Pyramid Arena, in Memphis, Tennessee. Van Halen were on tour supporting their ninth studio album: For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. This album (aka) F.U.C.K. was released in June of 1991.

Alice Cooper - classic bloody logo - #6671966

On this day in 2003Alice Cooper was awarded a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Metal be thy name!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Rick Savage - publicity photo - circa mid - 80s - #777RS

RICK SAVAGE

On December 2nd, 1960, Rick Savage was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Rick! Whoa, yeah! Rick Savage is famously known as the bassist and co-founding member for the legendary Def Leppard. Rick Savage is also a multi-instrumentalist, backing vocalist and songwriter for Def Leppard. Long live Rick Savage and Def Leppard! Whoa.

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On This Day In METAL History – December 1st…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, movies, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Aerosmith - Dream On - 45rpm - single - promo pic - #1973AST

On December 1st, 1973 – The (now iconic) single Dream On by Aerosmith initially peaked at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Dream On was reissued as a single two and a half years later and peaked at # six.

Billy Squier - Essential Billy Squier - promo album cover pic - #33

On this day in 1984 – On Saturday Night LiveBilly Squier made his first and only appearance as a musical guest; this was episode seven of that season.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - promo movie poster - pic - #1989CC

On December 1st, 1989National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is released to wide-screen theaters. This comedy/family classic has since become a mainstay in the lineup of holiday movie cable television reruns, purchases and rentals, proving its timeless ability to tickle the Metal funny bone. The Griswold family will forever be… Metal. A partial list of this legendary cast includes: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki and Brian Doyle-Murray.

Heart - Standed - single cover sleeve - promo - #1990ANW

On this day in 1990Heart hits #13 with their hist single: Stranded. This song is featured on Heart’s tenth studio album from 1990: Brigade.

Nirvana - Nevermind - large promo album pic!

On December 1st, 1992Nevermind from Seattle’s Nirvana hits #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart. Sales grosses are $50 million plus.

Wild Bill - promo movie poster pic - #1995GB

On this day in 1995 – The Western film Wild Bill is released to wide-screen theaters. A partial list of the talented cast includes: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane, Keith Carradine, David Arquette and Christina Applegate. Wild Bill is… Metal.

Machine Head - promo band pic - Bloodstone & Diamonds - 2014 - #77MH

On December 1st, 2014 – The mighty Machine Head perform a concert at Klubben/Fryshuset in Stockholm, Sweden. The supporting bands are: Devil You Know, Darkest Hour and Sonic Syndicate.

Ace Frehley - publicity pic - 2014 - #38009

On this day in 2014 – The super legendary Ace Frehley (aka) Space Ace, performs a concert at Trees in Dallas, Texas. Long live Ace Frehley! Whoa.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

John Densmore - Batteur Magazine - promo cover pic - 2014 - #282

JOHN DENSMORE

On December 1st, 1944, John Densmore was born in California. Happy Rockin’ birthday, John! Man, whoa! John Densmore is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who is most famously known as a co-founding member and drummer for The Doors. Legends anyone? The Doors were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, back in 1993. ‘Nuff said.

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On This Day In METAL History – November 29th – From KISS To VADER

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

KISS - Rock And Roll All Nite - promo single - 45rpm sleeve promo - #1975

On November 29th, 1975KISS hits #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the United States with their hit Rock And Roll Nite. This iconic song is  featured on the third studio album from KISS, released in 1975: Dressed To Kill.

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody - promo cover pic - 1974FM

On this day in 1975Bohemian Rhapsody by the legendary Queen began a nine week run at #1 on the UK Singles Chart. This fabulous song is featured on the fourth studio album from Queen, released in 1975: A Night At The Opera.

Metallica - Classic Band Logo - White on Black - #777493

On November 29th, 1982Metallica performed their first headlining concert in San Francisco. The opening act was Exodus, which featured future Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett. The following April of 1983, Kirk Hammett joined Metallica after the dismissal of Dave Mustaine, who later went on to form the ferocious Megadeth. Thrash Metal legends, all.

Iron Maiden - Somewhere On Tour - promo tour program pic - #198687

On this day in 1986Iron Maiden performed live at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France. This was one of many gigs that Iron Maiden played on their Somewhere On Tour, in support of their sixth studio album: Somewhere In Time. Above photo: Tour program for Iron Maiden Somewhere On Tour 86/87.

Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name - promo single sleeve cover - 45rpm - #1975

On November 29th, 1986Bon Jovi hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit You Give Love a Bad Name. This song is featured on the third studio album from Bon Jovi, released in 1986: Slippery When Wet. This #1 hit was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child and Richie Sambora.

Doro - promo banner - #50 - 2013

On this day in 2002 – The spectacular DORO performed live at Komma in Wörgl, Austria. Long live, Doro Pesch. Whoa.

TNT - 30 year anniversary - promo logo - 1982 - 2012

On November 29th, 2012 – In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, TNT performed live in North Wales, UK, at the Hard Rock Hell Festival. Originating from Norway, TNT currently boasts the dynamite lineup of: Tony Harnell on vocals, Ronni Le Tekro on guitar, Victor Borge on bass and Diesel Dahl on drums.

Vader - large classic band logo - red background

On this day in 2012 – The fearsome VADER performed live at Klub Ucho in Gdynia, Poland. Death Metal legends = VADER.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Barry Goudreau - solo album - promo pic - #1980BG

On November 29th, 1951, Barry Goudreau was born. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Barry! Famously known as a former guitarist and founding member for Hard Rock legends Boston, Barry Goudreau was also a founding member and played guitar for Orion The Hunter (1984) and RTZ, with the late Brad Delp.

Barry Goudreau also recorded a self-titled studio album with (the late) Brad Delp: Delp  And Goudreau. The two also recorded and released a hit single together, in 2007: Rockin’ Away. Pictured above is the cover for Barry Goudreau’s 1980 solo album. Former Boston vocalists (the late) Brad Delp and Fran Cosmo are both featured on this Bobby Goudreau solo album.

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On This Day In METAL History – November 28th – From The Kinks To GWAR

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Kinks - You Really Got Me - promo single 45rpm - cover sleeve - #1964DD

On November 28th, 1964The Kinks peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit You Really Got Me. This song was the first top ten single, from The Kinks in the United States.

The Who - Tommy - promo album cover pic - #1970#RD

On this day in 1970The Who hits #12 in the United States with their hit See Me, Feel Me from their 1969 studio double album: TommySee Me, Feel Me was not a track in itself on the original Tommy album; rather this song is included as the latter half of the album’s closer: We’re not Gonna Take It.

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On November 28th, 1979Iron Maiden signed with EMI Records. Earlier in the month, Iron Maiden had recorded two songs for the compilation album Metal For Muthas, which was also released by EMI Records.

Foreigner - 4 - promo album cover pic - #1981MJ

On this day in 1981Foreigner hits #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with Waiting For A Girl Like You. This power ballad is featured on the fourth studio album from Foreigner, aptly titled: 4.

Pearl Jam - South America 2005 - promo banner pic - #2005EV

On November 28th, 2005 – During a Pearl Jam concert at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Ramones drummer Marky Ramone joined them onstage for a rendition of The Ramones’ I Believe in Miracles.

Cannibal Corpse - promo band pic - 2014 - #39173

On this day in 2014 – The mighty Cannibal Corpse perform a concert at Z7 Konzertfabrik, Pratteln, Switzerland. Cannibal Corpse are touring in support of their 13th studio album: A Skeletal Domain. This album was released in 2014 via Metal Blade Records.

In This Moment - Black Widow - promo cover pic

On November 28th, 2014In This Moment perform a concert at Myth in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The band is on tour supporting their 5th studio album: Black Widow. This new album was released this month, via Atlantic Records. Black Widow debuted impressively, at #8 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, for the week ending December 6th.

GWAR - Corrosion Of Conformity - American Sharks - promo concert flyer - November - 2014 - Tremont Music Hall - NC

On this day in 2014 – The powerful GWAR perform a concert at Tremont Music Hall, in Charlotte, North Carolina, on their Eternal Tour 2014. Corrosion Of Conformity and American Sharks are the supporting bands. Metal be thy name!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Paul Shaffer - W'ell be here for the rest of our lives - promo book cover

PAUL SHAFFER

On November 28th, 1949, Paul Shaffer was born in Canada. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Paul! Yeah! Paul Shaffer has been David Letterman’s musical director, bandleader and sidekick for over 30 years, earning his spot in Late Show history with “The World’s Most Dangerous Band”. Paul Shaffer was also a member of Saturday Night Live’s house band, during the pioneering era for this show, from 1975 until 1980. This dynamic performer played the memorable synthesizer solo on Scandal’s 1982 hit single: Goodbye To You.

Paul Shaffer played piano and keyboards on 1984’s The Honeydrippers: Volume One, a hit chart album which featured Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Nile Rodgers. On Joe Walsh’s ninth studio album from 1991, Ordinary Average Guy, Paul Shaffer plays both piano and keyboards. In 1995, Paul Shaffer appeared/played keyboards in Blues Traveler’s music video for the song Hook.

During 1998,  Paul Shaffer was featured on the hit game show: Hollywood Squares. In 2010, Shaffer appeared with Bachman & Turner at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. His appearance was included on the live Bachman & Turner album which was recorded on that date. On October 6th, 2009, Paul Shaffer’s autobiography We’ll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin’ Show-biz Saga was released. (See top photo). An incredibly impressive resume has Paul Shaffer achieved; there’s simply not enough space here to list it all! Metal be thy name!

Matt Cameron - Drum! - promo magazine cover - issue 198

MATT CAMERON

On November 28th, 1962, Matt Cameron was born in California. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Matt! Whoa! Matt Cameron is famously known as being a drummer for both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. Back in 1990, Matt was joined up with the supergroup: Temple Of The Dog and was also a drummer and songwriter for the mid 80’s Grunge band: Skin Yard.

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On This Day In METAL History – November 27th – From Jimi Hendrix To Ozzy Osbourne

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality album logo pic!

Black Sabbath - Cactus - Steel Mill - original concert ticket stub - November 27 - 1979

On November 27th, 1970Black Sabbath performed live at The Sunshine In in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Opening for Black Sabbath was the band Steel Mill, which featured New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen. Future E Street Band members, Vini Lopez, Danny Federici and Steve Van Zandt were also members of Steel Mill. Cactus was also another opening act on this same bill. Shown above is an original ticket stub for this (now) Rock historical concert.

Ozzy Osbourne - Talk Of The Devil - promo album cover pic - #112766

On November 27th, 1982Ozzy Osbourne hits #21 in the UK with his double live album: Talk of the Devil. This memorable Ozzy Osbourne album was titled Talk of the Devil due to it being the more commonly expressed idiom there. In the USA and elsewhere, this release was titled: Speak Of The Devil. The band lineup for this album was: Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, Brad Gillis on guitar, Rudy Sarzo on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.

Ozzy Osbourne - Talk Of The Devil - CD back cover - promo pic - #6671127

Pictured above is the back cover to the CD edition for Talk Of The Devil. As the track listing shows, there are 12 Black Sabbath songs covered by Ozzy and his band. Below is the complete track listing for Talk/Speak Of The Devil:

  • Side 1
  • 01 – Symptom Of The Universe
  • 02 – Snowblind
  • 03 – Black Sabbath
  • Side 2
  • 01 – Fairies Wear Boots
  • 02 – War Pigs
  • 03 – The Wizard
  • Side 3
  • 01 – N.I.B.
  • 02 – Sweet Leaf
  • 03 – Never Say Die
  • Side 4
  • 01 – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  • 02 – Iron Man / Children Of The Grave
  • 03 – Paranoid

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Jimi Hendrix - Crash Landing - promo album cover pic - #1127777

JIMI HENDRIX

On November 27th, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington, USA. Positively one of the greatest guitarists that ever lived, Jimi Hendrix rose to enormous fame quickly, with his band: The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Three highly influential studio albums were released by The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced (1967), Axis: Bold As Love (1967) and Electric Ladyland (1968). Dozens of Jimi Hendrix albums have been released since, ranging from live albums to remastered original works, demos and outtakes.

Jimi Hendrix "Experience Hendrix" large album pic!

On August 18th, 1969, Jimi Hendrix played The Star Spangled Banner at the legendary Woodstock Music And Art Fair in White Lake, New York. This live performance from Jimi Hendrix eventually became an iconic moment, in the history of Rock Music. I personally consider Jimi Hendrix to be a pioneer of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.

Jimi Hendrix enlisted in the United States Army on May 31st, 1961 and received an honorable discharge on June 29th, 1962. Jimi Hendrix passed away on September 18th, 1970, at the very young age of 27. The music Jimi Hendrix left behind, in such a short time, I find it nothing short of miraculous. Generations of Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal fans are forever enjoying the music of Jimi Hendrix. Generations of guitarists have been positively influenced by Jimi Hendrix. An icon and true original was and forever will be Jimi Hendrix. May Jimi Hendrix rest in peace. – Stone

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING, AMERICA!

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QUIET RIOT On This Day In METAL History – November 26th

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Quiet Riot - Metal Health - Billboard - 31st anniversary - promo flyer

QUIET RIOT "Metal Health" large promo album pic!

On November 26th, 1983Quiet Riot hits #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, with their third studio album: Metal Health. This marks the first time that a Heavy Metal album reached #1 on the Billboard 200.

Quiet Riot - Black Sabbath - promo concert flyer - November 26, 1983

On November 26th, 1983 Quiet Riot Played at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. Quiet Riot were supporting the headliners: Black Sabbath. This was the Born Again Tour for Black Sabbath. Metal be thy name! This Black Sabbath lineup boasted Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), Ian Gillan (vocals) and Bev Bevan (drums).

Quiet Riot - Condition Critical - promo album cover pic - #1984KDFB

On November 26th, 1984Quiet Riot performed a concert at the Lansing Civic Center in Lansing, Michigan, USA. This was the band’s Condition Critical Tour. Condition Critical was Quiet Riot’s fourth studio album, released in 1984

Here’s a couple of Metal Health vinyl variations that I think y’all will dig:

Quiet Riot - Metal Health - picture disc - promo photo - #1983KD

As with many Heavy Metal albums, picture disc versions were also released during the 80’s, only usually in very limited quantities. Above is the Quiet Riot picture disc, released in 1983. These picture disc releases are now heavily sought after by collectors and can be pricey, depending on the title.

Quiet Riot - Metal Health - special 4 - track tour edition - promo cover pic - #1983KDCC

Also released in 1983 was the special 4-Track Tour Edition of Quiet Riot’s Metal Health on vinyl. Side One contains Metal Health and Love’s A Bitch (live version), while Side Two contains Cum On Feel The Noize and Let’s Go Crazy (live version). This album is considered a UK import, to collectors elsewhere.

Quiet Riot - promo flyer - UK - 1983 - Metal Health - tour dates

Above is a Quiet Riot promotional flyer from the UK, dating back to 1983. This flyer is promoting both the Metal Health single and Quiet Riot tour dates.

Quiet Riot - Metal Health - back cover - CD - promo pic - #2014KDFB

Above is the back cover to the CD version of Metal Health. Pretty cool stuff, huh?

QUIET RIOT - vintage early 80s button - #KD80

Above is a vintage Quiet Riot button (pin back) from the early 80’s. A button such as this would’ve been for sale at Quiet Riot concerts and selected gift shops that sold Rock memorabilia and smoking pipes. It’s buttons like this that spark those good times memories, indeed.

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Above is a vintage front cover to Circus (magazine). This issue is from November of 1983 and features (the late) Kevin DuBrow on the cover. Trust me, at this time in Metal history, Quiet Riot was better than sliced bread and chocolate chip ice cream. Rest in peace, Kevin DuBrow.

Carlos Cavazo - Quiet Riot - Guitar World - 1984 - promo cover pic

Above is a vintage front cover to Guitar World, from November of 1984. Quiet Riot’s very own Carlos Cavazo was the cover feature. Metal be thy name.

Quiet Riot - circa 1983 - publicity band card - #1984KD

Above is the Quiet Riot classic lineup from 1983, featured on the Metal Health and Condition Critical studio albums. From L to R: Rudy Sarzo (bass), Frankie Banali (drums), Kevin DuBrow (vocals) and Carlos Cavazo (guitar).

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LONG LIVE QUIET RIOT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

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