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ACE FREHLEY: Performing With KISS Again 'Could Be Fun'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is currently working on a solo album for a tentative spring release, he revealed during a guest appearance last night (Dec. 23) on the "Merry KISSmass Special" with Eddie Trunk on New York's Q104.3 FM. Around 15 songs are being recorded for the effort (with about 10 expected to make ...

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OPETH: New U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's OPETH will embark on a U.S. headlining tour beginning on February 15, 2006 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 15 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre Feb. 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva Feb. 17 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre Feb. 18 - Millvale, PA @ ...

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GENE SIMMONS Gets A Kick Out Of Racing

Indiana's IndyStar.com is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was in Indianapolis for a few days this past week to learn more about racing. And he got some tutoring from the top ranks during his time in the city. He visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and dined in one of the private dining rooms at ...

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OPETH, CANDLEMASS, MESHUGGAH, HAMMERFALL Nominated For Swedish GRAMMY

OPETH have once again been nominated for a Swedish Grammy for their "Ghost Reveries" release. This is the band's fourth nomination since 2001 and the group's "Blackwater Park" CD. OPETH also picked up the award for 2003's "Deliverance". Other nominees this year are CANDLEMASS ("Candlemass"), HAMMERFALL ("Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken"), HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ("Hardcore Superstar") ...

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OPETH: Interview With Keyboardist PER WIBERG To Air Tonight

An interview with OPETH keyboardist Per Wiberg will air tonight on University Radio York 1350AM in York, England. In the interview, Per discusses his time in the band, the stories behind recording of albums such as "Ghost Reveries", "Deliverance" and "Damnation", tour stories and the band's decision to sign with Roadrunner Records in 2005. The ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Checks In From Glasgow

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "What's up there? We are pulling into Glasgow as I write this. The flight over to the U.K. was a piece o' cake, and we got to see the huge oil refinery fire that happened just outside London, ...

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OPETH: BBC Session To Air Tonight

OPETH's recent recording session at the legendary BBC studios in Maida Vale, London, U.K. will air tonight (December 13) on BBC Radio 1's "The Rock Show". The tracks recorded were as follows: "The Grand Conjuration", "When" and "Soldier of Fortune" (DEEP PURPLE cover). Tune in tonight at 1:00 a.m. (U.K. time) or check out a ...

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DEATH: 1995 'Headbanger's Ball' Video Interview Available For Download

A three-minute video interview with late DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner and then-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, now in STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), conducted by MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" in Amsterdam, Holland in April 1995, has been posted online at the group's official web site. Download the clip — which features footage from the band's live performance ...

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DON CABALLERO Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of seminal instrumental super-rock outfit DON CABALLERO. The Pittsburgh-based band is currently recording their as-yet-untitled Relapse debut full-length with longtime producer Al Sutton (THE LAUGHING HYENAS, BIG CHIEF) at Sutton's Rustbelt Studios in Detroit, MI. Some early track titles include "World Class Listening Problem", "And And And, He Lowered ...

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OPETH: Dates In Greece, Turkey, Israel Announced

Sweden's OPETH will appear in Greece and Turkey at the end of March next year. In addition, the band will play a gig in Tel Aviv, Israel for the fist time. OPETH will also be heading Down Under once again and this time they will appear in Auckland, New Zealand. Upcoming OPETH shows: Dec. 06 ...

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KISSWORLD Stock To Be Auctioned Next Month

The people behind the aborted official KISS store 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 All Nite" and also buy KISS merchandise ...

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GENE SIMMONS Dishing Out On Marriage In New Book

According to the Daily Press, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is one of the celebrities talking about marriage — what constitutes a happy one and an unhappy one — in the new book "What Were You Thinking $600-per-hour Legal Advice on Relationships, Marriage and Divorce" (Phoenix Books, $25.95) by Mark A. Barondess, a Virginia Beach native. ...

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DARKANE To Film California Gigs For Possible DVD

DARKANE drummer Peter Wildoer has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "First of all, I have to say that this tour has been far more better than I could ever have expected. We've done and seen so many cool things that the memories will last a lifetime. The crowds at ...

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Former KISS Manager Still Jailed

According to FOXNews.com, former KISS manager and longtime fugitive Jesse Hilsen remains in jail after support magistrate Nicholas Palos did not vacate Hilsen's arrest warrant in New York Family Court on Tuesday (Nov. 22). Instead, Palos ordered that Hilsen appear in Family Court on Dec. 9 if and only if he's released by federal authorities ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Begin Writing Material For New Album

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following tour update at the band's official web site: "What's happening? We're pulling into Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I've got my eyes peeled for that 900 ft. Jesus. I don't see anything. But hey man, if Jesus saves, I'd like to know where he shops... "Our three ...

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Opinion: Former Girlfriend's 'Slander' Lawsuit Against GENE SIMMONS Should Have Been Dismissed

Julie Hilden, a FindLaw columnist who graduated from Yale Law School in 1992 and practiced First Amendment law at the D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly from 1996-99, believes that a former girlfriend's slander suit against KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons ought to have been dismissed. Plaintiff Georgeann Walsh Ward claims that during a VH1 ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Celebrates One Year Of Sobriety

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on tehe band's official web site: "Houston, you have a problem. STRAPPING's stinky tourbus is parked at the Meridian. I suggest 'flame.' Damn, and I bought some sorta de-funking agent yesterday, too. "On a personal note, yesterday was my one-year anniversary since I last ...

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