Today In Metal History September 17th, 2021 OZZY OSBOURNE, SCORPIONS, JUDAS PRIEST, GUNS N' ROSES, STEVE VAI

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Today In Metal History  September 17th, 2021 OZZY OSBOURNE, SCORPIONS, JUDAS PRIEST, GUNS N' ROSES, STEVE VAI

HEAVY BIRTHDAYS

Happy 61st
Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (VENOM) - September 17th, 1960

Happy 68th
BUDGIE's Steve Williams - September 17th, 1953

Happy 60th
Ty Tabor (KING'S X) - September 17th, 1961

Happy 53rd
Ahrue Luster (ILL NIO, MACHINE HEAD) - September 17th, 1968

HEAVY RELEASES

Happy 46th
SCORPIONS' In Trance - September 17th, 1975

Happy 42nd
JUDAS PRIEST's Unleashed In The East - September 17th, 1979


JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford on Unleashed In The East: "I tend to believe that great things in music generally end towards the beginning of every decade, and that was certainly the case of Unleashed In The East. Thinking back, in 1980 things exploded - the whole global reach of metal took off in a massive way from 1980 onwards. So, maybe that live recording from Priest from Japan was like a catalyst or a touchstone for many people. It's one thing to hear a band come out from a studio recording, but the essence of the bulk of the material on Unleashed In The East is genuinely live. Just to clarify that whole Unleashed In The Studio, because it's important to me. The fact was, that while we were in Japan recording the album, we were kind of caught off guard by the label who approached saying they were going to record the show, so we weren't really prepared. The second issue was that I was having a fucking horrific time with jet lag, and I was trying to stay awake all day to perform that night. Because of this, my voice got really, really shot. So, fast-forwarding to Ringo's (Starr's) house, and I said to Tom Allom (producer) that I was going to sing the entire show, without taking any breaks. I just wanted to sing the entire performance live. So, I just wanted to clarify that my vocal performance is as live as it could be - in the respect that there were absolutely no double-takes, and there was no going over and fixing things. That was a genuine front-to-end live performance. It was just a different country (laughs). The band was in Japan while I was in the UK. Now that I've got that off my chest, I feel better (laughs). Unleashed was a very powerful, important moment for Priest and for metal... there is no doubt about that.

Happy 39th
PHILIP LYNOTTS The Philip Lynott Album - September 17th, 1982

Happy 30th
GUNS N' ROSES' Use Your Illusion I and II - September 17th, 1991

Happy 30th
OZZY OSBOURNE's No More Tears - September 17th, 1991

Happy 25th
STEVE VAI's Fire Garden - September 17th, 1996

ZZ TOPs Rhythmeen - September 17th, 1996

Happy 19th
SHADOWS FALL's The Art Of Balance - September 17th, 2002
ISIS' Oceanic - September 17th, 2002

Happy 11th
ELVENKING's Red Silent Tides - September 17th, 2010
SECRET SPHERE's Archetype - September 17th, 2010
THERION's Sitra Ahra - September 17th, 2010

Happy 8th
TYRs Valkyrja September 17th, 2013
GWARs Battle Maximus - September 17th, 2013
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADAs 8:18 - September 17th, 2013
EYES SET TO KILLs Masks - September 17th, 2013
ULCERATEs Vermis - September 17th, 2013



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