Manager Denies KISS Use Backing Tracks In Concert

KISS manager Doc McGhee has rejected a Rolling Stone magazine report suggesting that KISS regularly use backing tracks in concert to recreate the studio sound of their albums. In an early November article published in the magazine, Rolling Stone quoted a concert-industry source as saying, "A lot of the heavy acts do that ...

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JOHNNY RAMONE's Mom Blasts Widow Over Late Guitarist's Will

The New York Post's "Page Six" reports: A bitter battle over Johnny Ramone's estate has pit Stella Cummings, the 79-year-old mother of the legendary guitarist, against his wife, Linda Cummings. Stella Cummings claims that Johnny, who died in September of prostate cancer, had promised her $2,500 a month, but she suspects Linda somehow convinced the ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Fan Assaulted In Cleveland

The following message has been posted at MUSHROOMHEAD's official web site: "On Monday night [Dec. 20] in Cleveland, Ohio, a fan by the name of Cloyce Wolfe was assaulted after the MUSHROOMHEAD show at the House of Blues. He was robbed, had his ankles, wrists and ribs broken, and was left unconscious in the parking ...

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INVOCATOR: Drum Tracks For Four New Songs Completed

Danish thashers INVOCATOR have posted the following message at their official web site: "The drums for four new tracks was recorded a month ago in Jacob Hansen's Hansen Studios, and Gundel once again did a total kick-ass job! The new tracks sound really promissing! Next up is the recording of the rhythm guitar, leads and ...

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SUFFOCATION Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Legendary death metallers SUFFOCATION have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX EDGUY EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL ILLDISPOSED MARDUK MERCENARY NIGHTWISH ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Certifled Gold In Sweden

NIGHTWISH's "Once" has been certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will be teaming up with ANGRA for a Japanese tour next March. A U.K. tour will take place in February. A North American headlining tour with SONATA ARCTICA will kick off April 18, 2005 in Minneapolis. ...

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TED NUGENT Planning To Record New Album In 2005

Ted Nugent has told Launch Raido Networks that he is planning on releasing a new album next year. According to Ted, he has worked up a batch of new material, including songs with titles like "Bridge Over Troubled Daughter", "Girl Scout Cookies", "Still Alive And Well" and "Funk You". Nugent says that judging by the ...

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