GENE SIMMONS: Wherever You Go, The Word 'Asshole' Follows You

KISS bassist Gene Simmons recently spoke to Canada's Globe And Mail about his upcoming solo album, "Asshole", and his philosophy on life. The following are some of the highlights of that interview: On the album title, "Asshole": Gene Simmons: "For a while, I thought I would be respectable. But then I thought, nah. I think ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Greatest Hits' Chart Positions Updated

More chart positions have been reported for the GUNS N' ROSES "Greatest Hits" collection, which was issued internationally one week ahead of its U.S. release. The following is an updated list of the first-week chart positions for the album around the world: Argentina: #4 Austria: #1 Belgium: #45 Denmark: #12 Finland: #6 Germany: #4 Iceland: ...

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Drummer RENO KIILERICH To Join DIMMU BORGIR?

Reno Kiilerich (PANZERCHRIST, VILE, HUMAN ERUPT) is strongly rumored to have landed the session-drummer gig in DIMMU BORGIR for the group's upcoming live appearances. The Danish skinsman, who rehearsed with DIMMU on Friday (March 26), is expected to join the band during Ozzfest 2004 as well as for the preceding European and South American dates, ...

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LOSTPROPHETS To Support METALLICA In Europe

According to www.rockreview.co.uk, LOSTPROPHETS have been confirmed to support METALLICA on their upcoming European festival/arena tour. The bill is also set to include SLIPKNOT at most dates. The following METALLICA shows will feature support from LOSTPROPHETS: May 26 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Parken May 28 - Helsinki, FIN @ Olympic Stadium May 30 ...

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SATYRICON Off MORBID ANGEL Tour?

SATYRICON's participation in the upcoming MORBID ANGEL North American tour appears to be in jeopardy after the group's drummer, 30-year-old Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad, was denied a work visa required for him to work and perform in the U.S., the Norwegian newspaper VG Nett has reported. As a result, the planned million Norwegian krone ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: It's Hard For Me To Bet I Will Stay Sober

In the April 2004 issue of Metal Hammer U.K., current VELVER REVOLVER and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland discusses his relationship with drugs. "I've been drinking since I was 15. I've been doing drugs since I was 16, I've been doing heroin since I was 23, " Weiland said in the interview conducted ...

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DYECREST Added To W.A.S.P.'s European Tour

Finnish metallers DYECREST (formerly DYECAST) have been added to the upcoming W.A.S.P. European tour beginning on May 3 in Dublin, Ireland. Also appearing on the bill will be the London-based "extreme power metal" band DRAGONFORCE. DYECREST's debut album, "The Way Of Pain", was released in January through Noise Records. The drums for the CD were ...

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