GENE SIMMONS: I Am Very Civilized

Gene Simmons insists the live concert pairing of KISS and the prestigious 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra featured on the group's "Kiss Symphony: Alive IV" CD, which comes out this Tuesday (July 22), was a natural combination, the LA Daily News reports. "The notion is, if you're a rocker, when you get offstage, you can't speak ...

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Hard Rock Among The Winners In The Hit-And-Miss Concert Tour Market

Billboard magazine is reporting that as 2003 enters its busiest concert performance window, it has already been a year of dizzying highs and disappointing lows. In the hard rock genre, METALLICA's Summer Sanitarium, the KISS/AEROSMITH tour and Ozzfest will be among the big winners this season. "This is really a pretty decent summer," says Dennis ...

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MAYHEM To Record New Album In The Mountains Of Norway

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have abandoned their plans to record their new album, "Chimera", at Puk Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. "Instead they will be bringing a mobile studio into the mountains of Norway for about five weeks or so," reads a statement on the band's official web site. "The drum tracks will probably be laid ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Finalize Track Listing For 'Bringer Of Blood'

SIX FEET UNDER have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Bringer Of Blood", due on September 23 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "True Carnage" was recorded at Morrisound Recording and Hit Factory studios in Florida and is being described by frontman Chris Barnes (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) as "crushing. It's a lot ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Split With JIZZY PEARL, Announce Replacement

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band formed by ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, have replaced RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl with Sean Crosby from the AC/DC tribute act BACK IN BLACK. "Steven claims that this guy is an 'amazing, strong screamer!' " according to a posting on The Official Steven Adler Fan Site. ...

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DEMON DRIVE Split Up

After five studio albums and eight active years in the music business, German melodic rockers DEMON DRIVE (formerly known as CASANOVA) have officially split up. While singer Michael Voss is currently concentrating on his bands SILVER and BISS, Jochen Mayer (bass), Frank Kraus (drums) and Thorsten Koehne (guitars) are looking for new groups to join. ...

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NIKKI SIXX: Everything Is Right On Target

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "I walk into the kitchen and XM Radio is playing (the 70's) station, I venture down the hall to Gunner's room only to hear metal blasting (I swear his speakers gotta be about ...

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CHAOSBREED: Helsinki Live Photos Posted Online

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted pictures from their first-ever live performance at Stella Star in Helsinki on July 11 at this location. ...

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