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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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DORO PESCH On GENE SIMMONS: 'He Really Was A Great Mentor'

German "metal queen" Doro Pesch (DORO, WARLOCK) recently spoke with Sally Steele of Vegas Rocks! Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the early years of her career: Doro: "We were just doing what we loved. Back then, I felt I was one of the ...

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First Look At VINNIE PAUL's Grave Marker

A couple of photos of Vinnie Paul Abbott's soon-to-be-installed grave marker can be found below. The PANTERA Facebook page released a full picture of the marker after a couple of "unauthorized" photos were posted online without the permission of Vinnie Paul's estate. "There is a lot of bad info floating around about Vinnie Paul's grave ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET: 'I Certainly Don't Intend To Retire Any Time Soon'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On AVANTASIA's new album "Moonglow": Tobias: "It's not trendy. It's not flavor of the week, but it's put together with a lot ...

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WHITESNAKE's REB BEACH Has 'No Problems' With Certain Artists Using Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

WHITESNAKE and WINGER guitarist Reb Beach says that he has "no problems" with certain rock and pop artists relying on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says SCOTT TRAVIS And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Not Official Members Of JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Are On A Wage'

Carsten Smolinsky of Germany's Bleeding4metal.de recently conducted an e-mail interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. The original English-language version of the chat appears here in its entirety. Bleeding4metal.de: Hello, Mr. Downing, thank you very much for taking the time for an interview! I really enjoyed reading "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights ...

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