GENE SIMMONS: The 'Asshole' Concept Doesn't Work In Japan

KISS hit Japan Thursday (May 27) for the first of six dates, including a three-night stand at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo. Besides playing live, bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is also promoting his new solo album "Asshole", which comes out in the U.S. on June 8. Simmons is hosting "Asshole" parties while on tour, but he ...

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NOMINON Sign With KONQUEROR RECORDS

Swedish death metallers NOMINON have signed a one-album deal with Singapore's Konqueror Records. The band will enter Necromorbus studio in the fall to begin recording the CD for an early 2005 release. "As of now the brutal combo has around five new tracks ready, and you can expect at least eight, maybe nine songs on ...

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HANOI ROCKS Confirmed For Sweden's PEACE AND LOVE Festival

Reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for Peace and Love festival, a three-day event scheduled to take place July 8-10 in Borlänge, Sweden. Other groups set to perform at the event include MOTÖRHEAD, EVERGREY, DISMEMBER, HYPOCRISY, AEON, ARISE, IN BATTLE, IMPERIAL LEATHER, MACHINA and NINJA DOLLS. For more information, visit the official festival ...

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FASTER PUSSYCAT Featured In VH1's '100 Most Metal Moments'

'80s hard rockers FASTER PUSSYCAT are featured twice in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. The interviews were done in Hollywood with FASTER PUSSYCAT singer Taime Downe, and at the Hard Rock hotel in Las Vegas with guitarist Brent Muscat ...

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AEROSMITH To Perform On FOX TV's 'Summer Music Mania'

Legendary rockers AEROSMITH have announced that they will be performing Tuesday, June 1 on Fox TV's "Summer Music Mania 2004", hosted by reality pop-princess Jessica Simpson. Other confirmed performers include 3 DOORS DOWN, USHER, BLACK EYED PEAS and LUDACRIS. "Summer Music Mania 2004" is scheduled to air at 8:00 p.m. EST. ...

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MUDVAYNE Complete Songwriting Session

MUDVAYNE have finished writing 12 songs for their as-yet-untitled third studio album, tentatively due in the fall. Chad Gray (vocals), Ryan Martinie (bass), Greg Tribbett (guitar) and Matt McDonough (drums) have left the ranch in Corralitos, CA and are on their way back to their respective homes in California, Illinois and Wisconsin. On Saturday, June ...

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'THRASH OF THE TITANS 2' Coming In October

Walter Morgan, one of the organizers behind the legendary August 2001 "Thrash of The Titans" benefit concert for Chuck Billy of TESTAMENT, has announced plans for "Thrash of The Titans 2". The festival, which is scheduled to take place in October, will be a benefit for "a kid with cancer and his family," according to ...

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TWISTED SISTER: 'Stay Hungry' CD/DVD Update

TWISTED SISTER have posted the following message on their official web site: "Fellow SMFs, "Some news regarding the CD/DVD: "When TS played the Wacken and Bang Your Head festivals last year they had an agreement with the promoters of the festivals whereas the band would allow them to use footage from their performances in future ...

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JOEY BELLADONNA: More Tour Dates Announced

Former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna has announced the following dates during the coming months: Jun. 10 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT Jun. 11 - Asylum - Portland, ME Jun. 12 - Jarrod's - Attleboro, MA Jul. 31 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ* Aug. 01 - Thunderdome - Baltimore, MD Aug. 05 - Crocodile ...

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