PAUL STANLEY: 'KISS Is A Reality'

KISS guitarist Paul Stanley has spoken to The West Australian about the group's decision to continue touring without lead guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss (replaced by longtime KISS associate Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, respectively). "Things do change and if there are some diehard fans who cry foul, then they need to realize ...

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JOEY JORDISON: 'SLIPKNOT Is Hard Work'

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has told the Pioneer Press that performing in a grotesque mask that's restrictive, binding and sweaty makes breathing and seeing during the band's shows difficult. "The mask is a pain thing," he said. "It's clammy and your body is moving all over, and you're locked into this thing and you can't ...

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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST Re-Sign With SONY MUSIC

JUDAS PRIEST have confirmed that they have re-signed with Sony Music for the release of their upcoming studio album. The group's official statement on the matter is as follows: "We are pleased to announce that Sony Music U.K. has re-signed the giants of Heavy Metal JUDAS PRIEST to a worldwide deal. "Returning to the home ...

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EVAN SEINFELD's Reality TV Project Being Shopped Around To Networks

According to a posting on the official web site of porn star Tera Patrick, a "screener" for the reality TV project "Rockstar Pornstar", featuring Patrick and husband Evan Seinfeld (BIOHAZARD), is currently being "shopped around to all the networks." The proposed TV series, which is being produced in collaboration with Epicenter Films, will feature Seinfeld ...

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MISDEMEANOR: New Album Due In The Fall

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR have been hard at work at DogPound Audio studio working on their second full-length album, entitled "High Crimes & Misdemeanor". A total of 11 "hard rock" songs are being tracked for the follow-up to 2002's self-titled effort, which is being recorded by Jonas Edler and produced by Alex Hellid (ENTOMBED). A ...

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GRIFFIN Singer Suffers Heart Attack, Band's Future 'Unclear'

Pete Beck, singer for the Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN, has suffered a heart attack, and is currently recovering at a local hospital. "At this moment, we don't know anything about his future condition, and if he'll be able to perform at the forthcoming gigs, including the Wacken Open Air festival," the band said in a ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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