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Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Sunday, July 13th, 2014

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

RAMONES - Promo album pic!

Above: Front cover for debut album RAMONES, released in 1976 via Sire Records. L to R: Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Joey Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone.


It’s an overcast and humid Sunday morning, here in Southwestern Ohio. There are thunderstorms forecasted for later today, due to the cold front coming in from the Northwest. Reports are that some of these storms may be severe. Whoa. Temperatures are to drop to the lower 70’s for this (early) coming week too. That’s early October in July!

On a somber note, everyone at Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, friends and fans of the legendary Tommy Ramone. At only 65 years of age,  Tommy Ramone passed away on July 11th. He was the original drummer for the Ramones and also contributed as a producer and songwriter for the band. Tommy Ramone was the drummer on the first three Ramones studio albums. If there’s a Rock And Roll Heaven, I’m certain the Ramones are now touring up there and making some noise. God bless them all.

Queen - debut album promo pic - #9907

On this day in Rock History, the debut and self-titled album from Queen was released back in 1973. What more can be said? The rest truly is iconic Rock History. By the way, I was only seven years old then. Whoa!

Iced Earth - large classic logo - #5

Jon Schaffer, (legendary guitarist & founder of ICED EARTH), has recently undergone neck surgery. Below is Jon Schaffer’s latest update and good news on his situation, as posted on the ICED EARTH Facebook page:

Hello friends,

I’m writing to let you know that I made it through the surgery and am steadily on the road to recovery. The surgeon informed us that everything went smooth during the operation and that I should be back in action within a few months.

Thank you all very much for your support, you truly are the best fans any band could ask for.

Take care and best to you all,

Jon Schaffer








“Commando: The Autobiography Of Johnny Ramone” Releases April 2nd; Tommy Ramone Book Signing In NYC, March 30th

Posted in Music, Punk rock, punk rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on March 28, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on the Official Misfits Records Newsletter (March 28, 2012):

THE definitive book on The Ramones arrives at last with “COMMANDO: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHNNY RAMONE“. This is the real deal, straight from the source – a razor sharp stiletto from the grave delivering the story that has never been told before.

On Friday, March 30th join Johnny’s wife and companion of over two decades, LINDA RAMONE, with sole surviving founding member, producer and original drummer TOMMY RAMONE, and “Commando” Editor/JRA Chief of Staff JOHN CAFIERO (Osaka Popstar) for a special instore book signing event, Q&A and more, starting 6pm at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca @ 97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007, 212-587-5389.

“Commando” arrives in stores and online nationwide on April 2nd from Abrams Image. Pick your copy up at Barnes & Noble in NYC on Friday March 30th and get it signed!

“Johnny Ramone was a living legend. A true enigma. One in a Million. I reveled in his iron-clad, piss and vinegar sort of temperament towards everything and life in general…Long Live Johnny Ramone!!!!” – Kirk Hammett (Metallica)

“Johnny Ramone’s autobiography is a no holds bared, straight forward book written in a no-nonsense style that is Johnny personified. His story is written in his own actual words, so the reader gets an insight into what made him the unique, charismatic and exciting individual that he was. It also gives a great view of the Ramones from Johnny’s perspective.” – Tommy Ramone


For more info, click on the link below!


Rest In Peace, Johnny Ramone.


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