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NITA STRAUSS Discusses Signature Guitar With THOMANN MUSIC (Video)

In the 19-minute video below, Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, shows her new Ibanez signature guitar at Thomann Music's Thomann Gearhead University. Nita announced the launch of Ibanez JIVA in January via her Facebook page. She wrote: "After years of dreaming, hoping and working, followed by months of ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR: 'Baboon' Video

Gothenburg, Sweden-based rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have released a music video for their latest single, "Baboon". The song is taken from the band's forthcoming 11th studio album, "You Can't Kill My Rock 'N' Roll", which is due on September 21 via Gain Music Entertainment. Recorded at Österlyckan Studios just outside of Gothenburg, "Baboon" is the perfect ...

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Could GHOST One Day Continue Without TOBIAS FORGE? He Weighs In

Matt Bingham of the Z93 radio station in Saginaw, Michigan recently conducted an interview with GHOST founder and main songwriter Tobias Forge. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he feels GHOST can one day exist without any original members, like KISS leaders Paul ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY In Commencement Speech: 'Make The Most Of Your Life And Be Proud Of What You Do'

Paul Stanley was the Wesley College graduation commencement speaker this past weekend. The KISS guitarist/vocalist, who's also an author, entrepreneur and philanthropist, shared some advice with the outgoing class of 2018 on May 12 in Dover, Delaware. "Make the most of your life and be proud of what you do," he said during his commencement ...

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ACE FREHLEY Says His New Solo Album Will Be Called 'Spaceman'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley took part in a question-answer session at the 2018 Indianapolis KISS Fan Expo, which is being held May 12-13 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can now watch the discussion below. Asked if he would be open to the idea of providing support (with his solo ...

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BRET MICHAELS Is 'Really Excited' About POISON's Upcoming Tour

Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will embark on the "Poison…Nothin' But A Good Time 2018" tour later this month. The trek, which is set to launch May 18 in Irvine, California at Five Points Amphitheatre, will also feature CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL. POISON singer Bret Michaels told SiriusXM's Eddie Trunk: "I'm ...

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NMC17 (No More Censorship) - SCREAM

You had the bountiful and bruising New York and Boston hardcore scenes of the 1980s, but many would argue the DC punk scene was where it was at on the American East Coast. This heralded hub yielded pivotal icons such as MINOR THREAT, BAD BRAINS, GOVERNMENT ISSUE, RITES OF SPRING, DAG NASTY, FUGAZI, MARGINAL MAN, ...

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Video: ACE FREHLEY Performs At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's May 5 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. Ace's setlist was as follows: 01. Parasite (KISS song) 02. Rip It Out 03. Love Gun (KISS song) 04. Rock Soldiers 05. Strange Ways (KISS song) 06. New York ...

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GLENN HUGHES On BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: 'I'd Love To Tell You It Was More Than A Side Project, But That's All It Is'

Brazil's KISS FM "Gasômetro" radio show recently conducted an interview with former DEEP PURPLE bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes where he was in the country performing his "Classic Deep Purple Live" live set. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether his busy tour schedule is "tiring": Glenn: "It ...

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ALICE COOPER At 70: 'I Don't See Any Reason To Retire At All'

Legendary rock vocalist Alice Cooper was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On appearing in the recent live television musical "Jesus Christ Superstar": Alice: "It was really great. I think I might have been ...

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KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER To Receive Honorary Doctorate From Oregon's Pacific University

Oregon's Pacific University will award an honorary doctorate to longtime university Trustee Tommy Thayer, the lead guitarist for legendary rock band KISS, at the university's spring undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19 at Hanson Stadium on the Forest Grove Campus. Thayer, who grew up in Beaverton and graduated from Sunset High School in 1978, ...

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CO-OP Feat. ALICE COOPER's Son DASH: 'N.O.W.' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "N.O.W." from Phoenix hard rockers CO-OP, who are fronted by Dash Cooper, son of rock legend Alice Cooper, can be seen below. The track is taken from CO-OP's self-titled debut album, which will be released on June 15 via EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist ...

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