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DANKO JONES On Rock's Current 'Underground' Status: 'It's Almost Outsider Music, And I Like That'

DANKO JONES's namesake vocalist/guitarist recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "A Rock Supreme": Danko: "We never try to 'say' anything — we just try to write a bunch of good-sounding rock ...

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Watch KISS Perform In London

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's July 11 concert at the O2 Arena in London, England can be seen below. According to Billboard, the first North American leg of KISS's "End Of The Road" tour grossed $58.7 million and sold 518,395 tickets. The trek kicked off on January 31 in Vancouver and played an ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Host Gallery Showing Of Custom Bass Guitars

KISS bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons will host a gallery premiere event of 20 of his basses at Animazing Gallery, located inside The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada, in October. Each bass has been commissioned to an artist to create a one-of-a-kind art guitar masterpiece. Along with an excellent selection of very accomplished artists, Simmons ...

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JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI, GENE HOGLAN Among Guests On BRYAN BELLER's 'Scenes From The Flood' Solo Album

As a bassist and composer, Bryan Beller (THE ARISTOCRATS, JOE SATRIANI, DETHKLOK, STEVE VAI) has never been accused of being insufficiently driven. But nothing he's done before can truly prepare audiences for his newest release, the massively ambitious and unapologetically progressive double concept album "Scenes From The Flood", scheduled for worldwide release on September 13. ...

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Here Are New Photos Of VINNIE PAUL's And DIMEBAG's Gravesite

New photos of Vinnie Paul Abbott's grave marker next to that of his brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, can be seen below. The pictures were taken by Steve Quarrella and tweeted out by Black Sabbath Online's Joe Siegler, who wrote in an accompanying message: "A friend of mine was in Arlington TX today and ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says DONALD TRUMP Has 'Forever Changed' Politics, Claims 'Earth Has Never Been In Better Shape'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons — who is a former contestant on Donald Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" series — says that he wasn't entirely surprised to see the billionaire real estate mogul become the 45th president of the United States. "Quite honestly, I didn't think of the presidency, but it takes a certain personality, certain DNA ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Huntington, New York

Scarygroove TV has uploaded video footage of Ace Frehley's July 2 concert at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Check out the clips below. Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot Coogan ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says KISS Couldn't Do Full 'End Of The Road' Tour With ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS: 'They're Completely Undependable'

Gene Simmons says that Peter Criss and Ace Frehley have both been invited to appear on KISS's "End of the Road" tour. The trek, which kicked off in January, features the band's current lineup, consisting of Simmons, guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley, drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer. As recently as this week, Ace said that ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Wilkes-Barre

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's June 29 concert at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Steve Easton"). Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot ...

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ACE FREHLEY Says He Recently Spoke With PAUL STANLEY

Ace Frehley says that he has had no contact with Gene Simmons since his social media outburst in which the ex-KISS guitarist called his former bandmate an "asshole and a sex addict." Before KISS's "End Of The Road" tour launched in January, Frehley addressed some comments Simmons made about about a possible reunion of the ...

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DETHKLOK Announces First Live Show In Five Years

DETHKLOK, the stars of the Adult Swim series "Metalocalypse", will perform at this year's Adult Swim Festival, set to take place November 15-16 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The show will mark DETHKLOK's first live appearance since taking part in the 2014 edition of Festival Supreme in L.A. Also scheduled to ...

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Today Marks First Anniversary Of VINNIE PAUL's Death

Today (Saturday, June 22) marks the first anniversary of the passing of PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vincent Paul Abbott, a.k.a. Vinnie Paul, who died at the age of 54 in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. The official cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's entire June 13 concert in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. War Machine 08. Lick It Up 09. Calling Dr. ...

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TESTAMENT Has Finished Recording New Album, Says GENE HOGLAN

Earlier this month, TESTAMENT drummer Gene Hoglan spoke to the "Talk Toomey" podcast about the progress of the recording sessions for the follow-up to the band's 2016 album "Brotherhood Of The Snake". He said (hear audio below): "I know the band was shooting for completing the album by June 12th. I know that they had ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Saint Petersburg, Russia

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's entire June 11 concert in Saint Petersburg, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. War Machine 08. Lick It Up 09. Calling ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says 'It Will Take Some Time' Before KISS's 'Sonic Boom' And 'Monster' Albums Are Considered 'Classics'

KISS co-founder Paul Stanley recently spoke with Matt Bahan of the Peoria, Illinois radio station 105.7 The X Rocks. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On finding the time to write his new book "Backstage Pass": Paul: "It takes a lot of discipline, but it also ...

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PAUL STANLEY On Possibility Of Guest Appearances By ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS During 'End Of The Road' Tour: 'That Door Is Open'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley says that it's still possible that original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss will make guest appearances during the band's "End Of The Road" tour. "Who knows?" he said during a recent interview with the "Torg And Eliott" morning show on 96.3 WLVQ in Columbus, Ohio (hear audio below). "I have ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Munich

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's May concert at Königsplatz in Munich, Germany can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. War Machine 08. Lick It Up 09. Calling Dr. ...

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Here Is First Video Of VINNIE PAUL's Grave Marker

The first video of Vinnie Paul Abbott's grave marker next to that of his brother, PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, can be seen below (courtesy of Tom Bachonski). Vinnie Paul's grave marker was officially installed on May 24. That same day, two pictures of the gravesite were released via PANTERA's social media, along with the ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Was Told He Was Too Short To Audition For KISS

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently spoke with Sam Ash Music. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he practices: Marty: "I've never considered anything that I've done practicing. I was never one of those wood-shedding in a bedroom with a metronome type. [I've] always ...

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