Monthly Archives: October 2013

Three For Thursday: Helloween, Fastway, Skillet

Three For Thursday - Halloween 2013 - Helloween, Fastway, Skillet

Three For Thursday featuring:  Helloween, Fastway and Skillet.  The theme of the week is revealed below the last video.

This week’s “Three for Thursday” songs:

ARTIST:             Helloween

SONG:               “Halloween”

ALBUM:              Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 1

RELEASED:         May 23, 1987

WEBSITE:           www.Helloween.org

ARTIST:               Fastway

SONG:                 “Trick Or Treat”

ALBUM:               Trick Or Treat Soundtrack

RELEASED:           November 17, 1987

WEBSITE:             www.FastwayOfficial.com

ARTIST:               Skillet

SONG:                 “Monster”

ALBUM:                Awake

RELEASED:           August 24, 2009

WEBSITE:             www.Skillet.com

This week’s Three For Thursday theme is…

HALLOWEEN

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Skillet Archives

Three For Thursday Archives

Hard Rock Music Time Machine – 1982: The Who’s “Farewell Tour” – Shea Stadium, NY

The Who Shea Stadium 1982

An announcement was made this week that The Who will embark upon their “farewell tour” in 2015.  The series of shows to commemorate the band’s 50th anniversary will be the last big world tour according to Pete Townshend.  When I heard the announcement, I couldn’t help but smile.  If not for my mom’s recent passing, she surely would have called me to joke about this announcement, and remind me that the band made the same claim in 1982.

About a month before my 14th birthday, The Who were coming to town to play Shea Stadium.  At the time, I truly believed that it would be my only opportunity to see one of my all-time favorite bands.  After much begging and pleading, my parents finally relented and gave me permission to go to my first “real” concert (see Hard Rock Music Time Machine – 1981:  Molly Hatchet – “Flirtin’ With Disaster).

My friend, Rico, and I arrived at Shea Stadium just as David Johansen took the stage as the first opening act.  This was before his bizarre career decision to become Buster Poindexter.  Johansen was fine, but we were too psyched for The Who to pay much attention.  The Clash followed Johansen, and though we couldn’t wait for the main attraction, the English punk rockers made the entire crowd stand up and take notice with their energetic performance.

A burst of adrenaline rushed through us as The Who took the stage and launched into their set.  The heat from the crowd took the chill out of the crisp autumn air.  For approximately two hours, The Who showed why they were known as one of the greatest live acts ever.  The only disappointment of the night was seeing the show come to an end, a bittersweet moment, as I believed that I would never get the chance to see them perform live again.  I should have suspected that wasn’t the case when I purchased a concert shirt emblazoned with the words “The First Farewell Tour.”

Since Rico lived very close to Shea Stadium, we should have gotten back to his house shortly after the concert ended, but traffic remained at a standstill for over two hours.  Cell phones hadn’t been invented yet, and there was no way for my parents to get in touch with me.  I didn’t wear a watch, so I had no idea how late it was until we walked into Rico’s house at around 2:00am.  My mom was understandably panicked, but not just because of the late hour.

The sold-out show was supposed to have a capacity of around 70,000 people, but because of gate crashers, the attendance was estimated to be around 100,000.  As a parent, I can appreciate the terror that my parents must have felt seeing the story on the news and being unable to reach me by phone.  If I’d have known about the gate crashing, I would have found a pay phone to let them know that I was fine, but I had no idea that anything out of the ordinary had happened until we finally spoke in the middle of the night.

When my parents picked me up the following day, they told me that I wouldn’t be going to anymore concerts in the near future.  Around two months later, I was able to convince them to change their stance and allow me to attend the Rush “Signals” Tour at the Nassau Coliseum…the second of many hard rock concerts that I would attend.

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 10-26-13

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 10-26-13.

This 10-26-13 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists from 2013.

#15 –  “Immortal ” –EVE TO ADAM

#14 –  “Adrenaline” – SHINEDOWN

#13 –  “Born To Rise” – REDLIGHT KING

#12 –  “Never Never” – KORN

#11 –  “Die For You” – OTHERWISE

#10 –  “Good Man” – DEVOUR THE DAY

# 9 –   “With Me Now” – BLACKLITE DISTRICT

# 8 –   “Lola Montez” – VOLBEAT

# 7 –   “Misery Loves My Company” – THREE DAYS GRACE

# 6 –   “Light Up The Sky” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

# 5 –   “That Day” – NONPOINT

# 4 –   “Hail To The King” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

# 3 –   “Battle Born” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 2 –    “Deal With The Devil” – POP EVIL

# 1 –    “Tired” – STONE SOUR

RELATED ARTICLES:

Five Finger Death Punch – “Battle Born”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

Avenged Sevenfold – “Hail To The King”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

That Day

“Born To Rise” – Redlight King – Hard Rock Daddy Review

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums – 11/2/13

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums

Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 11/2/13.  Top 15 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THE TOP 15 THIS WEEK:

  1. PEARL JAM – Lightning Bolt
  2. TRIVIUM – Vengeance Falls
  3. KORN – The Paradigm Shift
  4. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Hail To The King
  5. HALESTORM – Reanimate 2.0: The Covers (EP)
  6. ALTER BRIDGE –  Fortress
  7. CAGE THE ELEPHANT – Melophobia
  8. ICON FOR HIRE – Icon For Hire
  9. RED FANG – Whales And Leeches
  10. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – The Wrong Side Of Heaven & The Righteous Side Of Hell: Volume 1
  11. DEATH ANGEL – The Dream Calls For Blood
  12. METALLICA – Through The Never Soundtrack
  13. ROB BAILEY & THE HUSTLE STANDARD – Beast
  14. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – High Rise (EP)
  15. DREAM THEATER – Dream Theater

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Alter Bridge – “Fortress”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Alter Bridge – “Addicted To Pain”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

Avenged Sevenfold – “Hail To The King”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Five Finger Death Punch (Featuring Rob Halford) – “Lift Me Up”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

Billboard Hard Rock Album Chart Archives

Three For Thursday: Alter Bridge, Lenny Kravitz, Another Lost Year

Three For Thursday - Alter Bridge, Lenny Kravitz, Another Lost Year

Three For Thursday featuring:  Alter Bridge, Lenny Kravitz and Another Lost Year.  The theme of the week is usually revealed below the last video, however, because this is a special Three For Thursday, the theme of the week is featured at the top.  Each of the songs this week were inspired by a mother’s passing.  This is the first Three For Thursday since my mother’s untimely passing.  This one is dedicated to you Mom!

 

This week’s “Three for Thursday” songs:

ARTIST:             Alter Bridge

SONG:               “In Loving Memory”

ALBUM:              One Day Remains

RELEASED:         August 10, 2004

WEBSITE:           www.AlterBridge.com

 

 

ARTIST:               Lenny Kravitz

SONG:                 “Thinking Of You”

ALBUM:                5

RELEASED:           May 12, 1998

WEBSITE:             www.LennyKravitz.com

 

 

ARTIST:               Another Lost Year

SONG:                 “War On The Inside”

ALBUM:                Better Days

RELEASED:           August 14, 2012

WEBSITE:             www.AnotherLostYear.com

 

RELATED ARTICLES:
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Another Lost Year Archives

Three For Thursday Archives

 

 

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums – 10/26/13

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums

Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 10/26/13.  Top 15 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THE TOP 15 THIS WEEK:

  1. KORN – Paradigm Shift
  2. ALTER BRIDGE – Fortress
  3. CAGE THE ELEPHANT – Melophobia
  4. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – High Rise (EP)
  5. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Hail To The King
  6. DANCE GAVIN DANCE –  Acceptance Speech
  7. METALLICA – Through The Never Soundtrack
  8. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – The Wrong Side Of Heaven & The Righteous Side Of Hell: Volume 1
  9. DREAM THEATER – Dream Theater
  10. RUSH – Vapor Trails: Remixed
  11. ASKING ALEXANDRIA – From Death To Destiny
  12. SKILLET – Rise
  13. VOLBEAT – Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
  14. BLACK SABBATH – 13
  15. BRING ME THE HORIZON – Sempiternal

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Alter Bridge – “Fortress”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Alter Bridge – “Addicted To Pain”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

Avenged Sevenfold – “Hail To The King”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Five Finger Death Punch (Featuring Rob Halford) – “Lift Me Up”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

Skillet – “Sick Of It”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review 

Black Sabbath – “God Is Dead?”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

Volbeat – “Capt Of Our Hero”:  Video Review

Billboard Hard Rock Album Chart Archives

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums – 10/19/13

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums

Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 10/19/13.  Top 15 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THE TOP 15 THIS WEEK:

  1. AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Hail To The King
  2. METALLICA – Through The Never (Soundtrack)
  3. RUSH – Vapor Trails:  Remixed
  4. DREAM THEATER – Dream Theater
  5. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – The Wrong Side Of Heaven & The Righteous Side Of Hell: Volume 1
  6. SOULFLY –  Savages
  7. SCAR THE MARTYR – Scar The Martyr
  8. SAMMY HAGAR – Sammy Hagar & Friends
  9. SKILLET – Rise
  10. FATES WARNING – Darkness In A Different Light
  11. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – Unblackened
  12. WITHIN TEMPTATION – Q Sessions
  13. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – 8:18
  14. BLACK SABBATH – 13
  15. VOLBEAT – Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Avenged Sevenfold – “Hail To The King”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Five Finger Death Punch (Featuring Rob Halford) – “Lift Me Up”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

Skillet – “Sick Of It”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review 

Black Sabbath – “God Is Dead?”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

Volbeat – “Capt Of Our Hero”:  Video Review

Billboard Hard Rock Album Chart Archives

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 10-19-13

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 10-19-13.

This 10-19-13 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists from 2013.

#15 –  “Immortal ” – EVE TO ADAM

#14 –  “Addicted To Pain” – ALTER BRIDGE

#13 –  “Never Never” – KORN

#12 –  “Lola Montez” – VOLBEAT

#11 –  “With Me Now” – BLACKLITE DISTRICT

#10 –  “Battle Born” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 9 –   “Die For You” – OTHERWISE

# 8 –   “Born To Rise” – REDLIGHT KING

# 7 –   “Good Man” – DEVOUR THE DAY

# 6 –   “Deal With The Devil” – POP EVIL

# 5 –   “Misery Loves My Company” – THREE DAYS GRACE

# 4 –   “Light Up The Sky” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

# 3 –   “Hail To The King” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

# 2 –    “Tired” – STONE SOUR

# 1 –    “That Day” – NONPOINT

RELATED ARTICLES:

That Day

Avenged Sevenfold – “Hail To The King”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Five Finger Death Punch – “Battle Born”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

Alter Bridge – “Fortress”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Alter Bridge: – “Addicted To Pain”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

“Born To Rise” – Redlight King – Hard Rock Daddy Review

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 10-12-13

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 10-12-13.

This 10-12-13 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists from 2013.

#15 –  “Strike Back ” – WE AS HUMAN

#14 –  “Addicted To Pain” – ALTER BRIDGE

#13 –  “With Me Now” – BLACKLITE DISTRICT

#12 –  “You Think You Know” – DEVICE

#11 –  “Adrenaline” – SHINEDOWN

#10 –  “Die For You” – OTHERWISE

# 9 –   “Good Man” – DEVOUR THE DAY

# 8 –   “Deal With The Devil” – POP EVIL

# 7 –   “That Day” – NONPOINT

# 6 –   “Lola Montez” – VOLBEAT

# 5 –   “Battle Born” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 4 –   “Light Up The Sky” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

# 3 –   “Tired” – STONE SOUR

# 2 –    “Hail To The King” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

# 1 –    “Never Never” – KORN

RELATED ARTICLES:

Avenged Sevenfold – “Hail To The King”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Five Finger Death Punch – “Battle Born”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

Alter Bridge – “Fortress”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Alter Bridge: – “Addicted To Pain”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

That Day

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 10-5-13

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 10-5-13.

This 10-5-13 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists from 2013.

#15 –  “With Me Now ” – BLACKLITE DISTRICT

#14 –  “You Think You Know” – DEVICE

#13 –  “Burn It Down” – MINDSET EVOLUTION

#12 –  “Light Up The Sky” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

#11 –  “Addicted To Pain” – ALTER BRIDGE

#10 –  “Tired” – STONE SOUR

# 9 –   “Never Never” – KORN

# 8 –   “Good Man” – DEVOUR THE DAY

# 7 –   “Adrenaline” – SHINEDOWN

# 6 –   “Deal With The Devil” – POP EVIL

# 5 –   “Die For You” – OTHERWISE

# 4 –   “Lola Montez” – VOLBEAT

# 3 –   “Battle Born” – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

# 2 –    “That Day” – NONPOINT

# 1 –    “Hail To The King” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

RELATED ARTICLES:

Avenged Sevenfold – “Hail To The King”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Five Finger Death Punch – “Battle Born”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

Alter Bridge – “Fortress”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Alter Bridge: – “Addicted To Pain”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

Mindset Evolution – “Burn It Down”:  Hard Rock Daddy Review

That Day

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives