GENE SIMMONS Lets It Rip!

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' skintight black leather pants split at the seams after he wolfed down a fried fish appetizer, salad, soup, seafood pasta, and a salmon entree at Ago, a hip eatery in Los Angeles, according to Star magazine. Despite the embarrassment, Gene placed his jacket over his exposed lap and proceeded to devour ...

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QUIET RIOT's BANALI Offers DVD Update

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted the following update regarding the group's upcoming DVD: "The final editing and sequencing are now being attended to and we hope to have the DVD completed as soon as possible. We are assembling additional non-performance footage to include in the DVD to make the best possible package for ...

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DESTRUCTION/KREATOR Russian Date Cancelled, SCHMIER Throws A Fit

DESTRUCTION and KREATOR's co-headlining show at Dynamo Sports Hall in Moscow, Russia on March 29 was cancelled by the Russian promoter because of problems with the venue. Commented DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer: "This is ridiculous. Our German agent, All Access, will work no longer with this Russian agent! We've applied [for] our visas, we've ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH/IMMOLATION European Tour Dates Announced

The complete itinerary for the CRADLE OF FILTH/IMMOLATION European tour has been released. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 23 – Lyon, FRA - Transdorder Mar. 24 – Toulouse, FRA - Salles Des Fetes Mar. 26 – Valencia, ESP - Repvblika Mar. 27 – Madrid, ESP - Riviera Mar. 28 – Lisbon, POR - Paradise ...

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ANIMAL To Hit The Road In April

ANIMAL, the new group featuring original W.A.S.P. guitarists Randy Piper and Chris Holmes, have lined up the following tour dates during April: Apr. 04 – Cudahy, WI @ Vnuk's Lounge Apr. 05 – Chicago, IL @ Nite Cap's Apr. 13 – Springfield, OH @ Blue Cat Apr. 17 – Clifton, NJ @ Connections Apr. 18 ...

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BELPHEGOR Commence Work On New CD

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR are currently at Mastersound studios In Stuttgart/Fellbach, Germany with producer Alex Krull (ATROCITY) recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the summer. "Eight brand-new, high-speed-brutality tracks" are being laid down for the follow-up to 2000's "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan", which is expected to be completed by the end of March. ...

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