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GENE SIMMONS Still Believes Rock Is Dead

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has once again defended his controversial "rock is dead" comment, blaming the technology and fans for the current state of affairs. Simmons told Esquire magazine in September 2014 — in an interview conducted by his son Nick — that "rock did not die of old age. It was murdered. Some brilliance, ...

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ALICE COOPER Guitarist NITA STRAUSS, HUNTRESS Singer JILL JANUS Join Forces In THE STARBREAKERS

THE STARBREAKERS will debut at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on Saturday March 11. The all-star cover band features five of the most talented female musicians today. With unparalleled musicianship and looks that kill, they've mastered the art of the cover song — delivering a mind-blowing live show and unforgettable party. THE STARBREAKERS ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT: Signing Pre-Orders Of Country Single Is 'Wearing Me Out'

Former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent will release his debut outlaw country single, "Drinkin' With The Devil", later this month on seven-inch vinyl via Chicken Ranch Records. The song, which features a guest appearance by guitar legend Danny B. Harvey (HEADCAT, WANDA JACKSON, NANCY SINATRA), was recorded with legendary producer Gene "Machine" Freeman at The ...

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DARK ANGEL Has Five Or Six 'Killer' Songs Ready To Go For Comeback Album

Reactivated California thrash metal pioneers DARK ANGEL are continuing to write 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 Michael ...

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PRODUCT OF HATE Releases 'Revolution Of Destruction' Video

"Revolution Of Destruction", the new video from Wisconsin-based newcomers PRODUCT OF HATE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Buried In Violence", which was released in February 2016 via Napalm Records. The CD was mixed and mastered by James Murphy, known for his work with DEATH, TESTAMENT and OBITUARY. ...

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GENE SIMMONS Attends ACE FREHLEY's Concert In Beverly Hills

Gene Simmons attended Ace Frehley's concert Friday night (February 3) at The Saban in Beverly Hills, California, marking the first time the KISS legends were photographed together since their 2014 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. A picture of Simmons and Frehley was posted on the former KISS guitarist's Facebook page, along ...

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LITA FORD Says Her Ex-Husband 'Brainwashed' Her Against Music

Mike Preston of Psycho Babble TV conducted an interview with '80s hard rock queen Lita Ford on January 7 at the Rock 'N' Revolt festival in Arlington Heights, Illinois. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether she's heard back from any old friends or lovers after ...

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Kiss Rocks Vegas - KISS

Playing Vegas for a succession of dates used to carry a stigma, perhaps because it was where Elvis Presley reeled off a legendary number of performances in the waning moments of his life and career before. A musician or band hitting Vegas for more than two gigs in one trip was frequently, if mostly in ...

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Video: DAVID ELLEFSON, NITA STRAUSS, TONY MACALPINE, JILL JANUS Perform IRON MAIDEN's 'The Number Of The Beast'

David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Tony MacAlpine, Jill Janus (HUNTRESS), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER) and Glen Sobel (ALICE COOPER) performed a cover version of the IRON MAIDEN classic "The Number Of The Beast" at the 42nd weekly "Soundcheck Live" on January 18 at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, California. Check out video footage below High-quality photos ...

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KISS Reaches 125 New Worldwide Licensing Partnerships In 2016

KISS, America's #1 gold-record-award-winning group of all time in all categories (RIAA), gears up in 2017 for a new European tour. KISS celebrates another milestone, reaching 125 new licensing partners worldwide, adding to the juggernaut of all music licensing/merchandising entities' thousands of products over a 43-year history! Among its 125 new licensing partners, KISS holds ...

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ACE FREHLEY: Video Footage Of Entire Corpus Christi Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's entire January 20 concert at Brewster Street Icehouse in Corpus Christi, Texas can be seen below. Rumors about Frehley's return to KISS gained strength lasty year after he teamed up with KISS lead singer Paul Stanley on a cover of FREE's "Fire And Water", marking their first collaboration since ...

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TRIVIUM Officially Recruits Drummer ALEX BENT For European Tour

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported as a rumor on December 22, Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM have now officially confirmed that they have recruited Alex Bent to play drums on their upcoming European headlining tour. Bent, a member of BATTLECROSS and DECREPIT BIRTH who previously played with TESTAMENT as the fill-in for that band's longtime drummer Gene Hoglan, ...

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Update: PAUL WANDTKE Says He Was Fired By TRIVIUM In November

Drummer Paul Wandtke says that he found out via BLABBERMOUTH.NET that was fired from TRIVIUM. On December 22, BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported the rumor that TRIVIUM had parted ways with Wandtke and welcomed Alex Bent, a member of BATTLECROSS and DECREPIT BIRTH who previously played with TESTAMENT as the fill-in for that band's longtime drummer Gene ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT To Release Debut Outlaw Country Single, 'Drinkin' With The Devil'

Former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent will release his debut outlaw country single, "Drinkin' With The Devil", next month on seven-inch vinyl via Chicken Ranch Records. The song, which features a guest appearance by guitar legend Danny B. Harvey (HEADCAT, WANDA JACKSON, NANCY SINATRA), was recorded with legendary producer Gene "Machine" Freeman at The Machine ...

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Watch TOM MORELLO, NUNO BETTENCOURT, RICHIE KOTZEN Perform AUDIOSLAVE's 'Cochise'

Steve Vai, Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE, PROPHETS OF RAGE), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME), Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS), Marty O'Brien (LITA FORD) and Glen Sobel (ALICE COOPER) performed at the 41st weekly "Soundcheck Live" on January 11 at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, California. Bettencourt curated the event, which saw him performing ...

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