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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'We've Turned Into A Society Of Snowflakes Where People Are Just Weak And Entitled'

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna of Appetite For Disruption recently conducted an interview with ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having to make tough decisions as the leader of ICED EARTH: "Well, there's a myriad of tough decisions that take ...

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KISS Members Envision Final Show Of Upcoming Farewell Tour: 'How Do You Not End With 'Rock And Roll All Nite'?'

Even though KISS's upcoming "End Of The Road" farewell tour will feature numerous songs the group has been playing live for more than four decades, band members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer say they never tire of performing them. When Madison Vain of BUILD Series asked Simmons to envision the closing ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says KISS's 'End Of The Road' Tour Will 'Hopefully' Include Guest Appearances By Past Members

In the weeks after KISS announced its "End Of The Road" farewell tour, fans wondered openly if past members of the group would be involved in any capacity, especially considering the apparent current goodwill between Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and former guitarist Ace Frehley. Frehley's new album "Spaceman" — a title suggested by Simmons ...

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Woodshed - VESSEL OF LIGHT

Quickly trailing its self-titled EP released earlier this year, two-man doom-crusaders Dan Lorenzo (HADES, NON FICTION, THE CURSED) and Nathan "Opposition" Jochum (ANCIENT VVISDOM) release their debut full-length as VESSEL OF LIGHT. "Woodshed" is as cheerful and sometimes gruesome as an orgy through barbed wire, but doom hounds will get off on this foggy slab ...

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ACE FREHLEY Rejoins KISS On Stage At 'Kiss Kruise' (Video)

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley rejoined his former bandmates on Wednesday during this year's "Kiss Kruise" to perform an acoustic set of KISS classics. Also appearing with them was former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick. The legendary rockers — Paul Stanley (vocals, guitar), Gene Simmons (bass, vocals), Tommy Thayer (guitar) and Eric Singer (drums) — are ...

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KISS Announces First 'End Of The Road' World Tour Dates

After an epic and storied 45-year career that launched an era of rock and roll legends, KISS announced that they will launch their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named "End Of The Road". The initial announcement was made a month ago on NBC's "America's Got Talent", which sent the Internet into overdrive with fans ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER To Release PURGATORY EP

ICED EARTH mastermind Jon Schaffer has teamed up with his old pals in PURGATORY, the band that he originally founded in 1985, then later became ICED EARTH, to record five tracks that were written between 1985 and 1987, now to be released as the "Purgatory" EP on December 21 through Century Media. All five tracks ...

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DARK ANGEL Has 'A Lot Of Great Ideas And Awesome Riffs' For Long-Awaited Comeback Album

Reactivated California thrash metal pioneers DARK ANGEL are continuing to work on material for their long-awaited comeback album. The band's first CD since 1991's "Time Does Not Heal" will feature the lineup that has performed sporadic live shows since reuniting in 2013: Gene Hoglan (drums), Eric Meyer (guitar), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and ...

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BRUCE KULICK 'Would Love To Be There' If KISS's Farewell Tour Included Special Show With Former Members

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick recently spoke with Rock Titan. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming KISS-themed performances with bassist Todd Kerns and drummer Brent Fitz of Slash's backing band, THE CONSPIRATORS: Bruce: "The songs that ...

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