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ACE FREHLEY Says There Is A 50 Percent Chance He Will Rejoin KISS

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley says that he is still on good terms with his former bandmate Paul Stanley, a year after they collaborated on Frehley's all-star covers LP "Origins Vol. 1". "Yeah, we're good friends," the ex-KISS guitarist told Brazil's Kazagastão (KZG) this past weekend (hear audio below). He added that he also reconnected ...

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Watch GENE SIMMONS Perform With His Solo Band

KISS bassist Gene Simmons will kick off his first-ever solo tour on March 18 at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio as part of Wizard World Comic Con. Backing Simmons at the shows will reportedly be guitarist Phil Shouse (Rodney Atkins, John Corabi, LIPSTICK, THEE ROCK N' ROLL RESIDENCY), drummer Jarred Pope (THEE ROCK N' ROLL ...

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KISS: Officially Licensed Bicycle Now Available

A carbon-fiber KISS road bike from Sciacallo can be ordered from SciacalloBikes.com. The black-and-white frame features the iconic KISS logo, while the back rim has the four make-up schemes and lightning bolts. KISS recently celebrated a milestone, reaching 125 new licensing partners worldwide, adding to the juggernaut of all music licensing/merchandising entities' thousands ...

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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES: 'I've Been Very Lucky To Play With Some Of The Best Drummers In My Genre Of Music'

On February 16, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares took part in a question-and-answer session at the California College Of Music in Pasadena, California. You can now watch video footage of the event below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ever took the advice of a record company with regard to ...

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KISS Gives Surprise Makeup-Free Performance At 'All-Star Salute To The Oregon Military' (Video)

KISS gave a surprise make-up-free performance Saturday night (February 18) at the the close of a gala fundraiser event in Portland, Oregon. The "All-Star Salute To The Oregon Military" raised $1.4 million toward completing the construction of the $20 million Oregon Military Museum named after KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer's father, Brigadier General James B. Thayer. ...

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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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