GENE SIMMONS: Solo Album To Feature Songs From DYLAN, ZAPPA

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has reported. In addition, Simmons is courting a number of singers, including GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, for guest vocals. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums released through ...

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FREDDIE MERCURY Gets An Erection

A statue honoring late QUEEN frontman Freddie Mercury has been erected at the Dominion Theatre in London, home of the stage show "We Will Rock You", according to Undercover News. Brianmaynews.com reports the statue is eight meters tall (approx. 27 feet) and was placed at the Dominion in Tottenham Court Road on Saturday morning to ...

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H.I.M.'s 'Love Metal' Certified Platinum In Finland

H.I.M.'s latest CD, "Love Metal", has been certified platinum for sales in excess of 30,000 copies in the group's native Finland. "Love Metal", the group's fourth full-length effort, has reportedly shifted over 300,000 copies worldwide. The follow-up to 2001's "Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights", "Love Metal" marks a return to a heavier sound for the ...

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ILLDISPOSED To Embark On Headlining Tour

Denmark's ILLDISPOSED will go on a headlining tour in September with recent Nuclear Blast signings MNEMIC as support. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. ILLDISPOSED will play two concerts in Germany next month with American death metallers HATEPLOW. The dates are as follows: Jun. 14 - Münster bei Dieburg, GER @ Live Arena ...

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