December 2007 - Blabbermouth Archive

How GENE SIMMONS Became A TV Apprentice

Cindy Pearlman of the Chicago Sun-Times recently conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons about his participation in "The Celebrity Apprentice", debuting January 3 on NBC, where celebs try to win $1 million for their charity. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Chicago Sun-Times: How did Donald Trump lure you ...

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HYPOCRISY To Re-Release 'Catch 22' With Re-Recorded Vocals, New Mix

Swedish extreme metallers HYPOCRISY have issued the following update: "As you've probably heard, we're remixing and redoing the vocals on 'Catch 22' [originally issued in 2002 via Nuclear Blast] and re-releasing it. Why?! Because we still think it is a great fucking album but it got slammed and misunderstood because of the vocal style and ...

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KING DIAMOND: Classic 1986 Concert Footage Posted Online

MetalKult.com has posted 11 classic KING DIAMOND live videos for download. In the summer of 1986, former MERCYFUL FATE vocalist King Diamond released his first solo album, "Fatal Portrait", and was on tour in the U.S. with his new group. The concert, filmed in San Francisco on August 13, 1986, features the KING DIAMOND group ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: Debut Album Due In January

Finnish female-fronted metal band AMBERIAN DAWN will release its debut album, "River of Tuoni", on January 30, 2008 via Suomen Musiikki. Commented the group: "Our label, Suomen Musiikki, has defined AMBERIAN DAWN's music as fantasy metal, but as always, the genre borders are very thin and hard to define. Our music has definitely fantasy in ...

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TERROR SYNDROME: Mixing Sessions To Begin This Week

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has issued the following update on the status of the as-yet-unreleased debut album from his Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based band TERROR SYNDROME: "We just finished recording some of Denton's [Bramley, ex-GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED/THE MISERABLES] touch-up vocals and finished recording all the extra guitar parts for Dave [Young, ...

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CONSORTIUM PROJECT: Dutch, German Dates Announced

CONSORTIUM PROJECT, the band led by former ELEGY/VENGEANCE singer frontman Ian Parry, has scheduled the following shows: Feb. 15 - De Peppel - Zeist, NETH Feb. 22 - Groene Engel - Oss, NETH Feb. 29 - Poppodium - Hardenberg, NETH Mar. 01 - Bergkeller - Reichenbach, GER More dates will be announced soon. The group's ...

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AC/DC Drummer Beats Assault Conviction

According to ADateZ Inc., AC/DC drummer Phillip Rudd, who was born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis, pleaded guilty to one charge of common assault when he appeared in Tauranga District Court on Wednesday (December 26). The self-employed musician pleaded guilty after police reduced the charge from the more serious offence of male assaults ...

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KISS To Play Sweden In May?

Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports that KISS is strongly rumored to be planning a headlining concert May 30 at Stockholm Stadion, an outdoor 30,000-seater arena. Although Swedish promoter EMA Telstar has reportedly reserved the date as an option for KISS to play at the Stadion, the show has **NOT** been confirmed as yet, ...

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