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Died On This Date (June 4, 2015) Allan Fryer / Lead Singer of Heaven

Posted by themusicsover on June 4, 2015

Allan Fryer
DOB Unknown – June 4, 2015

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Allan Fryer is perhaps best remembered as the lead singer of popular ’80s Australian heavy metal band, Heaven.  Following the death of Bon Scott in 1980, Fryer auditioned to replace him in AC/DC.  It was believed he secured the role until a surprise announcement (at least to him) that Brian Johnson had in fact been given the job.  Fryer went on to form Heaven whose sound was definitely cut from the same cloth as AC/DC, at least on the early records.  They  eventually grew into a more NWOBHM sound.  Heaven found some success in the US, enough to tour with Dio and Motley Crue in 1982.  Throughout their run, the band released four albums and also toured with Judas Priest, KISS, and Iron Maiden.  On June 4, 2015, Allan Fryer died following a long struggle with cancer.  He was 60.

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Died On This Date (May 18, 2015) Dean Schachtel / Industry Veteran

Posted by themusicsover on May 18, 2015

Dean Schachtel
DOB Unknown – May 18, 2015

dean-schachtelDean Schachtel was a beloved music industry veteran who spent the latter part of his career working as the GM for Wendy Dio and Ronnie James Dio‘s Niji Entertainment. Schachtel, who also served on the board of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, was a major force behind the annual Dio celebrations that raised money for the fund.  A tireless ambassador for the industry as a whole, his enthusiasm for all types of music was on display every single day.  A regular presence at concerts, festivals, and other music related events, Schachtel shared his enthusiasm with anyone within earshot.  Earlier in his career, Schachtel worked at Rhino, the Warner Music Group, and the Jewish Music Group, as well as KDSK radio in Southern California.  In recent years, Shachtel also managed the social media campaigns for Motorhead and Territory League Wrestling.  Dean Schachtel was 49 when he passed away on May 18, 2015.  Cause of death was not immediately released.

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Died On This Date (March 20, 2015) A.J. Pero / Adrenaline Mob; Twisted Sister

Posted by themusicsover on March 20, 2015

Anthony “A.J.” Pero
October 14, 1959 – March 20, 2015

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A.J. Pero was a hard-hitting American drummer who is best remembered for his many years playing with Twister Sister, as well as his recent years behind the drums for Adrenaline Mob.  Born in Brooklyn, New York, Pero took to the drums at an early age, and by the time he was in high school, he was playing in local bands.  In 1982, he joined Twisted Sister who, within two years, became one of the biggest bands in the world thanks to their hook-laden loud teen anthems and MTV-perfect videos.  Although Twisted Sister cringed at the “glam metal” moniker many placed on them, they were heavily influenced by such ’70s glam acts as KISS, New York Dolls, and Alice Cooper.  Pero left to group in 1986, but returned for periodic reunions, and then permanently rejoined the group when they officially reformed in 2003.  In 2013, while still playing with Twisted Sister, he joined Adrenaline Mob, another hard and heavy band formed and fronted by Russell Allen of Symphony X fame.   It was while touring with Adrenaline Mob that A.J. Pero died of a heart attack on March 20, 2015.  He was 55 years old.

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The Music’s Over – The Most Best Albums of 2014

Posted by themusicsover on December 28, 2014

Happy Holidays! Please enjoy some NEW music for a change here on The Music’s Over. Presenting the most best as well as the greatest albums from 2014.

1.  Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey / Going Back Home

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2.  Jimmer / The Would-Be Plans

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3.  The Strypes / Snapshot

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4.  Various Artists – Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life

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5.  Spanish Gold – South Of Nowhere

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 6.  Bruce Springsteen / High Hopes

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 7.  Sturgill Simpson / Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

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8.  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / Give The People What They Want

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9.  Mastodon – Once More Round The Sun

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10.  U2 / Songs of Innocence

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11.  Nikki Lane / All Or Nothin’

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12.  The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt

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13.  Bob Seger – Ride Out

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14.  The Reverend Horton Heat / Rev

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15.  Dwight Twilley / Always

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16.  Ex Hex / Rips

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17.  Future Islands / Singles

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18.  String Cheese Incident / Song In My Head

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19.  Imelda May / Tribal

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20.  Marianne Faithfull / Give My Love To London

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21.  Joe Louis Walker / Hornet’s Nest

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22.  Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye

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23.  Drowners – Drowners

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24.  Cocktail Slippers – People Talk

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25.  Angaleena Presley – American Middle Class

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26.  Supersuckers – Get The Hell

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27.  Billy Joe Shaver – Long In The Tooth

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28.  The Whigs – Modern Creation

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29.  Jerry Lee Lewis – Rock & Roll Time

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30.  Benjamin Booker / Benjamin Booker

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Died On This Date (November 9, 2014) Jonathan Athon / Bassist For Black Tusk

Posted by themusicsover on November 9, 2014

Jonathan Athon
DOB Unknown – November 9, 2014

Jonathan Athon at center with Black Tusk. Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

Jonathan Athon at center with Black Tusk. Photo by Geoff L. Johnson

Jonathan Athon was the bassist and vocalist for popular Savannah, Georgia sludge metal pioneers, Black Tusk. Inspired equally by ’70s metal, speed metal, and punk, Black Tusk formed in 2005 and quickly rose to the top of the Savannah metal scene which also includes Kylesa and Baroness.  After a handful of self-released albums and split EPs, the band signed with Relapse Records who released their breakout album, 2010’s Taste The Sin. The band continued to deliver what fans wanted, both on record and in concert, over the next four years.  During the night of November 8, 2014, Athon and his girlfriend were reportedly riding on his motorcycle when they were involved in a collision with an automobile.  Both sustained serious injuries but Athon was put into a medically induced coma to monitor his more severe head trauma.  Details of the accident, as well as the condition of the other driver, were not immediately released.  On November 9, 2014, Jonathan Athon was reportedly removed from life support and passed away.  He was 32.

 

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