ERIC CARR – HAPPY BIRTHDAY – REST IN PEACE – FROM THE VAULT
Jul13

ERIC CARR – HAPPY BIRTHDAY – REST IN PEACE – FROM THE VAULT

  Today’s From The Vault is dedicated to Paul Charles Caravello, better known as KISS drummer Eric Carr, who passed away 24 years ago in 1991 from cancer. Eric would have celebrated his 65th birthday yesterday (July 12). Carr, who was born in East New York and had been involved in several bands, sent in his audition tape after Peter Criss had left the band, in a bright orange folder to make it stand out. At the audition,...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO – HAPPY BIRTHDAY – FROM THE VAULT

In today’s From The Vault, we honor the life and legacy of  Ronald James Padavona, better known as Ronnie James Dio, who would have been 72 this Thursday. It’s still hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since Ronnie passed away in 2010, at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. His passing is a tremendous loss to the metal world, but his legacy will be remembered forever. Ronnie began his music career in 1957 with a...

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FROM THE VAULT – HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – JUNE 23rd
Jun22

FROM THE VAULT – HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – JUNE 23rd

In Today’s From The Vault, we highlight the birthdays of 4 musicians who are celebrating their birthdays tomorrow (June 23): CHUCK BILLY The Testament and Dublin Death Patrol vocalist celebrates his 53rd birthday tomorrow. Chuck, who replaced Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza in Testament in 1986, has been an integral part of what makes them one of the greatest bands to come out of the Bay Area. Chuck, who was diagnosed with...

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KING DIAMOND – ABIGAIL – FROM THE VAULT
Jun15

KING DIAMOND – ABIGAIL – FROM THE VAULT

Happy Birthday to King Diamond, who turned 59 years old yesterday. King, born Kim Bendix Peterson in Copenhagen, Denmark continues to influence many artists and even after open heart surgery, King is still going strong. Let’s take a trip back to October 21, 1987 to the release of their second album Abigail, released on Roadrunner Records. This was the first concept album by King Diamond, which tells the story of a young couple,...

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BADLANDS – DREAMS IN THE DARK – FROM THE VAULT

Today we take a trip back to 1989, to the self titled first album by Badlands released on Atlantic Records and the track, Dreams In The Dark. The album which features Ray Gillen – vocals, Eric Singer – drums, Jake E. Lee – guitars and Greg Chaisson – bass was one of the best breakout albums selling 400,000 copies by 1990 and landed them on the Billboard Chart at number 57. The video for Dreams In The Dark, was...

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METAL CHURCH – THE DARK – FROM THE VAULT
Jun01

METAL CHURCH – THE DARK – FROM THE VAULT

Today we take a trip back to 1986 to the second album by Metal Church called The Dark. This was the last Metal Church album to feature the lineup of  David Wayne – vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof  and Craig Wells – guitars, Duke Erickson – bass and Kirk Arrington – drums.   The album dedicated to Metallica bassist Cliff Burton focuses on such dark themes as death and struggle. The band’s first music video...

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