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GENE SIMMONS On 'Vault' Box Set: 'I Didn't Want This To Come Out After I Was Dead And Gone'

Dave "Higgo" Higgins of Australia's "Distortion" podcast recently interviewed KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons about his forthcoming "Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience" box set. The entire chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the inspiration behind the "Vault" release: Gene: "I'm doing this for me. Over the years, being ...

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II: Become the Storm - BRENDON SMALL'S GALAKTIKON

Where did five years go? Brendon Small is back, not that he ever left. "Metalocalypse" may have finally succumbed to a death it cannot revive from, though its co-creator's since found much to do in the way of comedy, animation, podcasting, guest shredding and so-forth. In 2012, Small debuted the first installment of what is ...

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TESTAMENT/DARK ANGEL Drummer GENE HOGLAN To Unveil Art Collection In November; Trailer Available

On November 16, drum legend Gene Hoglan will unveil his fine-art debut collection. Completed with art team SceneFour, the release is a pioneering effort in the new medium of crafting visual art through drum performance. For more information, visit www.genehoglanart.com. Hoglan has joined an extraordinary group of drummers working with art team SceneFour ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says 'It's Too Early' To Judge DONALD TRUMP's Presidency

Gene Simmons says that "it's too early" to judge Donald Trump's presidency. The KISS bassist/vocalist — who is a former contestant on Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" series — made his comments during an appearance on "The Strombo Show", a music-oriented free-form radio talk program hosted by Canadian television and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos. Asked if ...

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GENE SIMMONS Defends His Attempt To Trademark 'Horns' Hand Gesture: 'You Can Trademark Anything'

Gene Simmons has dismissed criticism of his attempt to trademark the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture as the usual griping from the online peanut gallery. The KISS bassist/vocalist withdrew his application to trademark the symbol in late June — less than two weeks after filing with the federal copyright office. Most music fans slammed Simmons ...

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GENE SIMMONS On KISS Turning Down TRUMP's Inauguration: 'In This Polarizing Era, It's Not A Good Idea'

Gene Simmons has confirmed that KISS was inivited to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration but turned it down because it was "not a good idea." It was Gene's wife Shannon Tweed that originally revealed Trump's camp approached Simmons and his bandmates about participating, telling a TMZ cameraman last December that the KISS bassist/vocalist "politely declined." ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Members, SEBASTIAN BACH, RUDY SARZO Perform At At 'Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp' Finale At Whisky A Go Go

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and members of JUDAS PRIEST appeared at the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp earlier this month in Hollywood, California. The campers jammed with Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill and Scott Travis of JUDAS PRIEST and Sebastian Bach at the private Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp facility, participated in ...

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GENE HOGLAN Set For 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' Guest Stint

Legendary extreme metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, DETHKLOK, FEAR FACTORY, GALAKTIKON) will hold down the drum chair on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" from Monday, October 2 through Thursday, October 5. His guest stint in THE 8G BAND, the show's house group led by "Portlandia" star Fred Armisen, follows brief residencies by ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'If I Could, I Would Trademark The Air You Breathe'

Gene Simmons has once again defended his attempt to trademark the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture. The KISS bassist/vocalist withdrew his application to trademark the symbol in late June — less than two weeks after filing with the federal copyright office. Most music fans slammed Simmons for the trademark request, saying the symbol has become ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says 'Legislation Is The Answer' To Debate Over Artist Rights In Streaming Age

Gene Simmons says that the ongoing issues around artist royalty payments involving streaming music services like Spotify can be resolved through "legislation." With streaming services dominating the way listeners consume music, artist royalties have been a major topic of discussion. Artists and labels have in the past complained about minuscule revenue from streaming sites when ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Reunite With His Former FREHLEY'S COMET Bandmates In Poughkeepsie

Ace Frehley reunited with his former FREHLEY'S COMET bandmates John Regan and Tod Howarth to perform the songs "Rock Soldiers" and "Cold Gin" during the original KISS guitarist's concert last night (Friday, Sepember 15) in Poughkeepsie, New York. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below. Frehley, whose current solo band features another ex-FREHLEY'S COMET member, ...

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Listen To New AUGUST BURNS RED Song 'The Frost'

"The Frost", a brand new song from AUGUST BURNS RED, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Phantom Anthem", which will be released on October 6 via Fearless Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Found In Far Away Places" was recorded with longtime producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Reunite With Former FREHLEY'S COMET Bandmates At Poughkeepsie Concert

Ace Frehley will reunite with his former FREHLEY'S COMET bandmates John Regan and Tod Howarth for "a couple of songs" during the original KISS guitarist's concert tonight (Friday, Sepember 15) in Poughkeepsie, New York. Frehley, whose current solo band features another ex-FREHLEY'S COMET member, guitarist Richie Scarlet, is headlining a three-band bill at The Chance ...

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GENE SIMMONS Will Deliver 'The Vault' Box Set To Your Home For $50,000

Celebrating fifty years in rock (1966-2016), Gene Simmons, multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, co-founder and front man of KISS, America's number one gold record award-winning group of all time in all categories (RIAA), and one of the most recognized performers in the world, has announced the unprecedented release of "Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience" in partnership with Rhino ...

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GENE SIMMONS And ACE FREHLEY To Perform Together For First Time In 16 Years At 'The Children Matter' Benefit Concert

Gene Simmons and his former KISS bandmate Ace Frehley will perform together onstage for the first time in over sixteen years at The Children Matter benefit concert to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Don Felder (former lead guitarist of THE EAGLES) and CHEAP TRICK will also appear on September 20 in St. Paul, Minnesota. ...

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