September 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

GENE SIMMONS: 'Nothing Is More Important Than Touring With KISS'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently took out to answer a couple of fans' questions via the band's official web site, KissOnline.com. Read on: Q: With all the classic KISS costumes through the years, what's your favorite era of Gene Simmons? Gene Simmons: "I never considered anything we wore 'costumes'... I wore outfits. An outfit is ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Jams With MEGADETH, Says 'Goodbye' To GIGANTOUR

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy joined MEGADETH on stage for a rendition of "Peace Sells" during the two bands' joint appearance at the Toronto stop of the Gigantour festival tour on Saturday (September 3). MEGADETH skinsman Shawn Drover reportedly played guitar alongside brother Glen while Portnoy sat behind Shawn's kit. The Toronto show marked DREAM ...

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Benefit Concert For EXHORDER/FLOODGATE Frontman Planned

A group of friends are organizing a benefit concert to aid several victims of Hurricane Katrina, including such respected members of the New Orleans metal community as Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE) and Ross Karpelman (THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT). "The venue will be Caves Lounge in Arlington," reads a mailing from the benefit organizers. "We ...

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BLOODSTOCK: Next Year's Festival Details Revealed

The organizers of the U.K.'s Bloodstock festival have announced the first details of next year's event. The 2006 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air festival will take place on July 14-15 at the Catton Hall in Derbyshire while Bloodstock 2006 is scheduled for September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby. The first confirmed acts ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Announce Hometown Gig

Helsinki, Finland-based metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have announced a one-off hometown gig on October 29 at Nosturi. As previously reported, CHILDREN OF BODOM will be embarking on a North American headlining tour with TRIVIUM and AMON AMARTH beginning in early November. A list of confirmed dates can be found at CHILDREN OF BODOM's official

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist's Solo Debut Gets A Release Date

Greece's Black Lotus Records has set an October 24, 2005 European release date (January 2006 in the U.S.) for the debut solo album from TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda, entitled "Axes 2 Axes". The CD will feature guest appearances by such acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal vocalists as Ronnie James Dio (DIO, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH), Dee ...

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