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MOLLY HATCHET To Release 'Battleground' Live Album

It's no secret that a lot of fans measure the artistic value of a rock band mainly by the quality of a group's live performance. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS without their legendary concerts? Unthinkable! LYNYRD SKYNYRD as just another anemic studio project? Impossible to imagine! The same goes for MOLLY HATCHET as another legendary force among ...

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MACHINE HEAD Releases Music Video For Ferocious New Song 'Do Or Die'

MACHINE HEAD has released the official Marius Milinski-directed music video for its new track "Do Or Die". The track is available now on all digital platforms via Imperium Recordings/Nuclear Blast. "Do Or Die" was produced by MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and Zack Ohren (FALLUJAH, ALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. It ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Announces 'Merry Metal Christmas' Event In Nashville

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent will host "Vinnie Vincent's Merry Metal Christmas" on December 14 and December 15 at S.I.R. Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. According to a recently released promotional video for the event, "There will be Vinnie shredding, songs, excellent food, Q&A, photo ops, more memorabilia on display, [and] signings. Unreleased and master tracks ...

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GENE SIMMONS: First Post-Surgery Photo Available

Gene Simmons's wife has confirmed that he underwent a successful kidney stones surgery earlier this week. The KISS bassist/vocalist was admitted into Cedars-Sinai Hospital early Tuesday morning to undergo a medical procedure that should help get rid of the stones. According to TMZ, the non-invasive operation only took about an hour to complete and involved ...

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Report: GENE SIMMONS Recovering After Kidney Stone Surgery

According to TMZ, Gene Simmons is recovering after undergoing a successful kidney stones surgery. Sources close to the KISS bassist/vocalist tell the site that Gene was admitted into Cedars-Sinai Hospital early Tuesday morning to undergo a medical procedure that should help get rid of the stones. The non-invasive operation only took ...

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TOM KEIFER On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's Not Something That I Would Wanna Do'

Tom Keifer says that he would never want to rely on pre-recorded tracks during his live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked by "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" ...

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ANTHRAX: Why You Can't Say 'Rock Is Dead'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying that the genre "will never die." While rock 'n' roll has been king of the music world for decades, in the past few years, it's been unseated by the growing popularity of hip-hop. This has caused many pundits to proclaim the genre ...

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KISS Teams Up With PENRITE RACING To Promote Australian Tour

Rock'n'roll legends KISS will run their legendary logo and colors on the Penrite Racing Supercars of David Reynolds and Anton De Pasquale in a world-first partnership to promote their Newcastle show and the band's "End Of The Road" Australian tour in November. KISS has endorsed a landmark agreement for their globally celebrated KISS logo and ...

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KISS Drummer ERIC SINGER Sworn In As Honorary Texas Cop

KISS drummer Eric Singer has been sworn in as an "honorary corporal" by the police department in Wharton, Texas. Wharton police chief Terry David Lynch performed the swearing in before the band's concert Monday in Houston, with Singer in full "Catman" makeup and the police chief wearing a KISS t-shirt. Singer accepted the lifetime position, ...

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GENE HOGLAN On 'Gracious,' 'Complex',' Open-Minded' CHUCK SCHULDINER: 'He Was A Very Brave Person'

During a recent conversation with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast, veteran drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) discussed his time in the pioneering metal band DEATH, with whom he played from 1993 to 1995. "Chuck [Schuldiner] was very open-minded, and he was into having his musicians that were ...

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GENE HOGLAN On DEVIN TOWNSEND Once Again Performing STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Material Live: 'Good On Ya'

Veteran drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DETHKLOK) recently spoke with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DARK ANGEL's reunion: Gene: "It's more for the love of metal, and the love of my ...

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KISS Sells 'Cincinnatti' T-Shirts At Cincinnati Show

When KISS's "End Of The Road" farewell tour stopped at Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center on Thursday (August 29), the band made special shirts to mark the occasion. The only problem was that KISS's t-shirt manufacturer made the mistake of spelling Cincinnati with an extra "t" ("Cincinnatti"). People on social media were quick to share photos ...

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