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Who Came Up With Rock 'N' Roll 'Devil Horns': RONNIE JAMES DIO Or GENE SIMMONS? DOUG ALDRICH Weighs In

Doug Aldrich says that Ronnie James Dio and Gene Simmons should both be credited for popularizing the famous rock n' roll "devil horns." The late BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW singer is frequently recognized for making the hand gesture mainstream — a staple at rock concerts for decades — which the KISS bassist/vocalist filed an application ...

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VINNY APPICE Says RONNIE JAMES DIO 'Would Be Pissed Off' If He Saw GENE SIMMONS Attempt To Trademark 'Horns' Hand Gesture

Vinny Appice says that Ronnie James Dio would be "pissed off" if he was alive to see Gene Simmons attempt to trademark the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture. The late BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW singer is widely credited with popularizing the symbol — a staple at rock concerts for decades — which the KISS bassist/vocalist ...

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Listen To BRENDON SMALL's New Single, 'My Name Is Murder', From 'Galaktikon II: Become The Storm' Album

Brendon Small — the mastermind behind the metal band DETHKLOK — will release his new high-stakes intergalactic extreme rock/metal album, "Galaktikon II: Become The Storm", on August 25 via Megaforce Records/MRI. The new single, titled "My Name Is Murder", is available via all streaming platforms today Get your dose of thrashy, punchy, interstellar-metal goodness and ...

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LITA FORD Launches 'Kiss Me Deadly' Clothing Line

Lita Ford has launched her very Kiss Me Deadly Apparel line of clothing. Says Lita: "I always get compliments on my clothes and accessories: 'Lita, I wish we could wear that,' or, 'Where did you buy that? I want one!' Well, now's your chance to be the first to check out the Kiss Me Deadly ...

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LARS ULRICH Says METALLICA 'Very Cautiously Decided' To Offer 'Enhanced Experiences' To Fans On Tour

Widely considered to be one of the most fan-friendly bands in popular music, METALLICA recently began offering "enhanced-experience options" designed to provide super-fans with a wide array of unique experiences at concerts and events around the globe. According to Rolling Stone, the opening show of the North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" tour ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO's Widow Calls GENE SIMMONS's Attempt To Trademark 'Horns' Hand Gesture 'Laughable' And 'Disgusting'

Wendy Dio has slammed Gene Simmons's attempt to trademark the "horns" hand gesture as "laughable." The widow of deceased singer Ronnie James Dio, who's widely credited with popularizing the symbol — a staple at rock concerts for decades — told TheWrap about Simmons's trademark application: "To try to make money off of something ...

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NIKKI SIXX Apparently Mocks GENE SIMMONS's Trademark Application, Says He Is 'Thinking Of' Registering Middle-Finger Gesture

Nikki Sixx says that he is "thinking of trademarking" the middle-finger gesture. The MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist apparently made his comment in jest in response to yesterday's report that Gene Simmons was looking to claim the "devil horns" hand gesture for his own. Simmons filed an application last week with the U.S. Patent and ...

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ERIC PETERSON Says 'Everything Feels Really Solid Right Now' With Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO Back In TESTAMENT

Val Tapia of K38IZ-D in Phoenix, Arizona, recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On choosing which songs to play live: Eric: "It's pretty hard. Everybody's got their choice. We have 'Return ...

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Watch GENE SIMMONS Perform With His Solo Band In Philadelphia

Legendary KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons played a special concert dubbed "An Evening With Gene Simmons And His Band" on June 2 at Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as part of a partnership with Wizard World, Inc., the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be ...

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HEADCAT Feat. Ex-MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT: Listen To Cover Version Of 'T For Texas'

HEADCAT (formerly THE HEAD CAT), the high-energy, "take-no-prisoners" combo featuring former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent, Slim Jim Phantom (THE STRAY CATS) and Danny B. Harvey (ROCKATS, 13 CATS, LONESOME SPURS), has posted its cover version of an old public domain song called "T For Texas". The track, which features Vincent on bass and vocals, ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Release 'On Power' Book In November

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will release his next book, "On Power", on November 14 via Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Simmons told "The Ride With JMV" on 107.5/1070 The Fan that the book is about how "everybody can make more money and actually become relatively rich." He explained: "There ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Replaces LEMMY In HEADCAT

Former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent has joined HEADCAT (formerly THE HEAD CAT), the high-energy, "take-no-prisoners" combo featuring Slim Jim Phantom (THE STRAY CATS) and Danny B. Harvey (ROCKATS, 13 CATS, LONESOME SPURS). Vincent steps into HEADCAT as the replacement for Lemmy Kilmister, the iconic MOTÖRHEAD leader who passed away in December 2015 at the ...

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