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VIXEN Guitarist Addresses Rumors Behind Band's Split

"The Classic Metal Show" recently pressed sole remaining original VIXEN member, guitarist Jan Kuehnemund, to address the "real" reason the band split up while on the road. According to unconfirmed reports, the tour ended when an altercation broke out between members of the VIXEN camp, leaving the group's frontwoman Janet Gardner knocked to the floor ...

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GENE SIMMONS, PAUL STANLEY Talk About Comic Books

News broke this morning of the creation of the Kiss Comics Group and its inaugural title, "Kiss 4K". A joint venture between Platinum Studios and the hugely popular, multi-platinum American rock band KISS, the new title will be the first KISS comic ever produced in concert with the band themselves. Platinum will debut the "Kiss ...

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VIXEN: 'Live & Learn' To Receive U.S. Release This Month

Demolition Records will release VIXEN's new studio album, "Live & Learn", in the U.S. on January 30. "Live & Learn" is VIXEN's first studio recording to feature founding VIXEN member and guitarist Jan Kuehnemund since 1990's "Rev It Up". Kuehnemund reformed VIXEN in 2001 for the Voices of Metal tour with a lineup that had ...

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NIKKI SIXX Checks In From Aspen

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary: "Spent the last few days here in Aspen [Colorado] relaxing and hanging out. Aspen Peak magazine threw us [Royal Underground, Nikki's clothing line with former St. John CEO Kelly Gray] a really cool event at Tomorrow's Laundry, which is the sister ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN To Tour Europe In April

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's official web site has been updated with the following message: "As TV Tokyo's weekly 'Rock Fujiyama' [program featuring Marty] continues to score high in the ratings, Marty has now become a regular on Japan's NHK network as well. Aside from often appearing on 'Pop Jam', 'Eigo De Shabera Night', and ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Dismisses Rumors Of SUPERNOVA 'Conspiracy'

"Rock Star: Supernova" co-host Dave Navarro has dismissed rumors that the winner of the reality talent competition has already been selected. Several online sources reported earlier today that veteran Hollywood gossip columnist Janet Charlton has revealed the winner's name on her web site. Although the show is live and the winner won't be officially announced ...

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MONGREL To Release Full-Length Debut This Month

New England-based punk/rock/metal band MONGREL will release their first full-length album, "Fear, Lies, & Propaganda", on July 7. The release of "Fear, Lies, & Propaganda" is just the latest step in what has already been a great year for the band. Back in February the band released "Refuse", a four-song EP, which garnered them radio ...

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P.M.T Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Swiss metallers P.M.T have nearly completed the recording of their third album, "Topping from Below", with producer Dom Favez. Jay Baumgardner (EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH, SEETHER, SPINESHANK) is currently mixing the album at his North Hollywood, California-based NRG Recording Studio and Brian Gardner (LINKIN PARK, LOSTPROPHETS, JANE'S ADDICTION, SUM 41) will take care of the mastering ...

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MSG Singer CHRIS LOGAN Records More Music For 'Crazy' Film

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP frontman Chris Logan has posted the following message on his official web site: "Just recently recorded my tune for Michael's [Schenker] 'Tales of Rock 'n' Roll' album. Looking forward to hearing how it turns out in the mix. I've also done some more recording for the film 'Crazy' — the Hank Garland ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Schedules U.K. Drum Clinic

According to a posting at MaidenFans.com, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain has scheduled a drum clinic on September 26 in Brighton, England. The event, which is being sponsored by GAK, will also include an appearance by RAGE drummer Mike Terrana. The clinic will take place at Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, BN11UN. Doors open ...

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AEROSMITH Frotman Serenades Young Fan At MARSHFIELD FAIR

According to the Boston Herald, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler serenaded a young fan with a chorus of "There she is, Miss America" at the Marshfield Fair Saturday night (Aug. 20), then returned to the fairgrounds to play some games with his own kids Sunday. As previously reported, Tyler lent his vocals to the track "I ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Featured On SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE Tribute CD

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has lent his vocals to the track "I Want to Take You Higher" on the upcoming SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE tribute album, "Different Strokes By Different Folks", due on September 27 via Epic/Legacy. According to an official press release, the album includes "one-of-a-kind collaborations from John Legend & Joss Stone ...

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VIXEN Guitarist Talks About Band's New Lineup

Denmark's Antenna webzine recently conducted an interview with VIXEN guitarist Jan Kuehnemund. Several excerpts from the chat follow: Antenna: Who are the members of VIXEN now? Jan Kuehnemund: "I'm Jan Kuehnemund; I'm the guitarist. My band members are bassist Lynn Louise Lowrey, drummer Kat Kraft and singer Jenna Sanz-Agero." Antenna: With you as ...

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BRET MICHAELS Attracts Added Attention For Film Role

Actor and producer Rikki Lee Travolta of the famous entertainment family was a key focal point in the VIP section of singer Bret Michaels' concert performance at famed Joe's Bar in Chicago on Saturday, June 25. Travolta previously appeared at Michaels' November Chicago concert date while scouting the singer for a potential role in the ...

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DEATH AND TAXES Putting Finishing Touches On Debut CD

Los Angeles rockers DEATH AND TAXES, who feature in their ranks Jay Link on lead vocals, Michael Cutting of HOLY SOLDIER fame on guitars, Dave Starkey on bass, and Paul Monroe of XYZ fame on drums, are finishing up the last seven tracks for their debut album, "Inevitable". The CD is expected to be released ...

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JANET JACKSON Thought MARILYN MANSON Was 'The Devil'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Lisa-Marie Presley was forced to placate Janet Jackson at a high-profile party held for her former sister-in-law — because she was adamant guest Marilyn Manson was the "devil." The controversial shock rocker terrified Janet with his appearance, but the ex-wife of her troubled brother Michael greeted his presence with an entirely ...

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