GENE SIMMONS Among Presenters At AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is scheduled to appear as one of the presenters on the 32nd annual "American Music Awards". The special, a presentation of Dick Clark Productions, airs live on Sunday, November 14 on ABC-TV from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The "American Music Awards" honor the past year's elite in contemporary music ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Explains Why He Is An 'Outlaw'

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield performs on tonight's "CMT Outlaws" two-hour concert special, where he joins a number of other country and rock artists. Hetfield spoke to Launch Radio Networks about why he believes the country music network made the somewhat surprising decision to ask him to appear. "They think I'm an outlaw, I guess, and ...

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CLASH OF DEMIGODS: Tour Manager, Promoters Offer Conflicting Accounts Of U.K. Gig Cancellation

Joey Severance, the tour manager for the "Clash Of Demigods European Tour 2004" (featuring BEHEMOTH, KRISIUN, RAGNAROK and INCANTATION), has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the cancellation of the tour's scheduled stop in Manchester, U.K. Wednesday night (Oct. 27): "Many people are wondering why I cancelled the show in Manchester and I am ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman Sings With EXODUS In San Francisco

EXODUS performed an eight-song set at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA Thursday night (Oct. 28). Joining the group on lead vocals for the first six songs was TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy, who was a last-minute replacement for EXODUS' touring singer Steev Esquivel (SKINLAB) (as BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported yesterday). Esquivel, who was forced to ...

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TIAMAT: Polish Gig To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

TIAMAT's live appearance in Krakow, Poland on January 13, 2005 will be filmed for an upcoming DVD. As previously reported, TIAMAT will be teaming up with THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, PAIN and SIRENIA for a two-week European tour beginning in late December. TIAMAT's Johan Edlund had the following to say about the upcoming trek: "I'm sorry ...

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TOMMY LEE Says MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion Talk Is 'Just A Rumor'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee phoned into the "Jackie & Bender" radio show on KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle on Thursday (Oct. 28). During the 10-minute interview, Lee talked about attending The University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his reality show, working on his autobiography with Rolling Stone's Anthony Bozza, his seemingly unlikely friendship with BACKSTREET ...

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