GENE SIMMONS To Release Demo Recordings With Upcoming Book

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is set to include two previously-unreleased demos, "Everybody Knows" and "You're My Reason For Living", with his forthcoming book, "Sex Money Kiss", due in late June through Simmons Books/New Millennium. The book, which will come in a special lunch-box design, will also be available in an audio version — read by ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist: AXL Is Hard At Work On New CD

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is currently finishing up the vocal overdubs for the band's much-anticipated "Chinese Democracy" CD, according to guitarist Richard Fortus (ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE, PSYCHEDELIC FURS), who was recently spotted by a fan at Don Hill's in New York City. When asked about GN'R's future plans, Richard reportedly said, "Yeah, we're ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Fuck The U.S.A.!'

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION have opted to make their own political statement by making available for download their version of THE EXPLOITED's "Fuck The U.S.A." at this location. The track, which was originally released as a bonus cut, is now being offered by the band "because of the recent events, and as ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Land First-Ever Gold Album

CHILDREN OF BODOM's latest CD, "Hate Crew Deathroll", was certified gold for sales in excess of 15,000 copies in their native Finland. It is the group's first-ever gold album. Also certified gold was the single "You're Better Off Dead", which has shifted more than 5,000 copies since it was released last September. In other news, ...

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DEEDS OF FLESH Complete Work On 'Reduced To Ashes'

Long-running Southern California death metallers DEEDS OF FLESH have set June 24 as the release date through Unique Leader Records for their latest CD, "Reduced to Ashes". The follow-up to 2001's "Mark Of The Legion" will contain eight new "brutal" songs with a running time of just over 40 minutes. DEEDS OF FLESH have been ...

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CAGE Confirmed For MILWAUKEE METALFEST

San Diego, California heavy metal band CAGE has been confirmed to make their first-ever appearance at the Milwaukee Metalfest XVII to be held on Friday and Saturday, July 25 & 26, 2003 at the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. CAGE will be supporting their upcoming new release, "Darker Than Black", which will be released ...

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ACES HIGH to Release 'Forgive And Forget' In Late Spring

Swedish melodic hard rockers ACES HIGH will release their long-awaited third album, "Forgive And Forget", in late spring through GMR Music. The follow-up to 1998's "Pull No Punches" (Megarock Records) was mixed at Denmark's Soundpage Studios, and features a guest appearance by HAMMERFALL/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Anders Johansson. ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: European Chart Domination

CRADLE OF FILTH's major label debut, "Damnation And A Day" (Sony), has scored the following first-week European chart entries: 15 - Germany 30 - Sweden 37 - France 44 - U.K. 44 - Austria 48 - Belgium 51 - Holland 81 – Switzerland CRADLE OF FILTH's "Damnation And A Day" will receive a U.S. release ...

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