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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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OPETH: 'The Grand Conjuration' Video Posted Online

OPETH's video for the track "The Grand Conjuration", featuring a special guest appearance by STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan, has been posted online at Roadrun.com. The song comes off the group's new album, "Ghost Reveries", available now on Roadrunner Records. The CD was mastered on June 16 at the Cutting Room facilities ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist To Hit The Road

M3 and classic WHITESNAKE guitarist Micky Moody is currently putting the finishing touches on a new studio album, due out later this year. In anticipation, the MICKY MOODY BAND will be playing the following dates: Oct. 08 - Mickleton R&B Club, The Old School House, Mickleton, Co Durham Oct. 19 - Mr Kyps, 8A Parr ...

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GENE SIMMONS Talks About 'Rock School'

Raymond A. Edel of NorthJersey.com recently conducted a brief interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons about his reality TV show, "Gene Simmons' Rock School". The six-week series, which debuted Aug. 19, runs through Sept. 23. A reunion episode will air Sept. 30. Simmons conducted the interview via e-mail. NorthJersey.com: Countless famous rock stars ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Tour Europe With MESHUGGAH

Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD recently completed a highly successful run on the inaugural Sounds of The Underground tour in support of their genre-defying breakthrough new album, "Alien", which critics are already hailing as their best offering yet. The group's overly intense live performances captivated the uninitiated crowds who were immediately drawn to the band's ...

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KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER Answers Fans' Questions

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer recently answered a few questions from fans via his official web site. A few excerpts from the Q&A session follow: Q: What was the first song you ever heard on tape that you recorded in a studio? What went through your head listening to it? Tommy Thayer: "It was back in ...

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KISS 'Honored' By National Museum Of Health

Rolling Stone has published the following item: "Pundits have long gone around making lists of ways in which rock & roll is hazardous to the health, but, at long last, a respected institution has gone on the record giving credit where credit is due — by honoring KISS for their efforts in battling sexually transmitted ...

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New Issue Of KISS KOLLECTOR Magazine Out Soon

The August issue of Kiss Kollector magazine will be out very soon. Issue 53 features an in-depth story on the famous '70s KISS pinball machine from Bally, an exclusive interview with VIRGIN drummer Chuck Billings (back in 1979, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons produced their debut album — the very first album outside of KISS that ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Guest On Next FOO FIGHTERS Album?

Despite the fact that they have just released their new album, "In Your Honor", FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has told NME.com that the band are already considering their next move. "We're so jazzed that we’re talking about the next album we're going to make," said Grohl. "The names of producers are getting really out ...

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GENE SIMMONS Talks About KISSWORLD's Demise

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has spoken to Geoff Boucher of The Los Angeles Times about the demise of KissWorld, a gleaming, 10,000-square-foot building in Melbourne, Australia which was originally envisioned as a place where fans could sit in a mini-theater and watch concert footage of the band belting out arena hits like "Rock 'n' Roll ...

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Fiend Club Lounge - MISFITS MEET THE NUTLEY BRASS

Live albums? Greatest-hits packages? Re-recorded "latest and greatest" cash grabs? Pffft. These are the tricks of rank amateurs. It takes a true metal marketing genius, one as cunning as he is shameless, one with absolutely no sense of "too much," to release an album of easy-listening Muzak renditions of his band's back catalog. Jerry Only, ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Rock School' To Premiere On VH1 In August

Gene Simmons invades England to teach a bunch of prim and proper boarding school students how to rock in the new VH1 series, "Gene Simmons' Rock School", premiering Friday, August 19 at 11 p.m. The infamous "Demon" of KISS faces a monumental task: turning a group of classical music mini-scholars into a killer rock band. ...

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Students Pan GENE SIMMONS At 'Rock School'

The U.K.'s The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was rather a "flop" in the classroom of one of England's oldest boarding schools where he came face to face with 10 musically gifted teenagers who wre being filmed for a Channel 4 series entitled "Rock School". In the week after seasoned performers ...

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DEATH FOLLOWS A SHADOW: STEEL PROPHET Side-Project To Film First Video

DEATH FOLLOWS A SHADOW, the new band featuring STEEL PROPHET founder/guitarist Steve Kachinsky, vocalist Charlie Z (MILITANTS, ex-ENRAGED), bassist Jason Lenhard (ex-ENRAGED), drummer Gene McEwen (STEEL PROPHET, PROJECT STEIGER, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS), and Horace Miller, will shoot a video for their track "Darkside of Human Nature" on July 16 in Los Angeles, CA. DEATH FOLLOWS ...

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KISS: Historic KEN KELLY Tribute CD Painting Unveiled In Oslo

KISS Army Norway and Voices Music Entertainment have unveiled the Ken Kelly painting that will become the cover for the upcoming Norwegian KISS tribute CD (Kelly had previously painted the classic "Destroyer" and "Love Gun" covers). Members of the Norwegian press and select fans were present at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, where the event took ...

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STEEL PROPHET Drummer Joins NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS

Progressive power metal drummer extroadinaire Gene McEwen (STEEL PROPHET) has joined forces with NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS (featuring original ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin) and will make his debut with the band at the Thrash Against Cancer benefit on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. "We welcome Gene as a permanent ...

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GENE SIMMONS Co-Hosts Philadelphia's BABEFEST: Photos Available

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons co-hosted Couzin Ed's Babefest 2005 on Friday, June 24 at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA. "Rockin' crowd, beautiful girls and lots of fun," Simmons writes on his web site. "Sang CHUCK BERRY's 'Rock and Roll Music' with local band OCTANE. And then, went off into the night for the afterparty, ...

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GENE SIMMONS Attends 'Rize' Premiere: Photos Available

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his official web site: "Was invited to attend director/producer David LaChapelle's 'Rize' movie from Lion's Gate. Miss Tweed and I attended. This is a docu/film you must see. It chronicles the new L.A. street scene. Instead of gangs, street kids are 'krumping' — a new ...

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