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ONE 90 GRAIN's Debut Album To Be Co-Produced By BLACKFOOT Singer

ONE 90 GRAIN, the Spartanburg, South Carolina-based "Southern progressive metal" band featuring former SHAITAN MAZAR drummer Brett Goode, will trek to Muscle Shoals, Alabama in October to begin tracking its debut album with Jay Johnson, the current lead singer and guitarist for the legendary southern rock band BLACKFOOT and son of producer Jimmie Johnson, at ...

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GENE SIMMONS Is A Secret 'Doodler'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is a secret "doodler," who likes to furiously scribble down his creative ideas on little pieces of paper, says Steve Petersen, head of Big Machine Design (BMD), a Hollywood company that produced the main title graphics for Simmons' new TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels", which debuts on the A&E network ...

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KISS: Five-Pin Hilt Series Now Available

HardRock.com has just launched the latest KISS pin series in its Hard Rock Online Shop. Introducing a new and exclusive 5-pin series of your favorite rockers — the 2006 KISS Hilt Series pins! Larger, more detailed and posed to rock you into your next fantasy, the 2006 KISS Hilt Series pins are the perfect gift ...

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KISS Destroys Chumash; Show Includes Pyro And Fireworks

KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has been updated with the following report: "KISS rocked a standing-room-only crowd tonight at the Chumash Casino [in Santa Barbara County in California on Wednesday, July 26], and we mean standing room only! The room, including the aisles, was packed full with fans who were treated to a special intimate ...

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KISS Special To Air On 'Radio Reality Check'

On Thursday, July 20, "Radio Reality Check" will air a special episode dedicated to the upcoming Kiss Army march in Cleveland, Ohio to help secure KISS' long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Special guests on the program will include Bob Kulick (performed and co-wrote material on KISS albums), Jan Kuehnemund ...

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KISS Rocks Nagoya: Setlist Revealed; Photos Available

KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, has been updated with the following report: KISS just rocked Nagoya's Rainbow Hall, tearing through a set list which included the first ever Japanese performance of "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" and several other classics not played on their 2004 visit to Japan, including "Black Diamond" with Eric Singer on ...

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GENE SIMMONS' Son: Dad Too Scared To Cheat

World Entertainment News Network reports that Gene Simmons' image as a rock and roll sex God is all a myth, according to the KISS bassist's 17-year-old son Nick. Simmons and his family, Shannon Tweed — the woman he's been "happily unmarried" to for 23 years — and their children, Nick and Sophie, 14, are starring ...

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Former KISS Manager Set Free

According to the New York Post, the former KISS manager whose $850,000 in unpaid child support and alimony makes him New York City's worst deadbeat dad, was set free by a Manhattan Family Court judge last night after serving two years jail for nonpayment. The release of Jesse Hilsen, 66, fueled his ex-wife's ...

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NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS Confirmed For MEXICALI METAL FESTIVAL

NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS, the new band fronted by original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin, has been confirmed for the Mexicali Metal Festival, set to take place September 9 in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Also scheduled to appear are CAGE and DREAMS OF DAMNATION. As previously reported, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS will perform at the Burning Star Festival, ...

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Former 'Gene Simmons' Rock School' Contestant Lands Major Record Deal

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that "Gene Simmons' Rock School" contestant Chris Hardman, who was chosen by KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons as the frontman for the band he created from students at an English high school, has landed a £500,000 ($900,000) record deal with RCA. The 15-year-old singer/guitarist, who is nicknamed Little Chris by ...

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Former KISS Manager Ripped By Ex-Wife

Laura Italiano of the New York Post is reporting that former KISS manager and longtime fugitive Jesse Hilsen, who spent 10 years on the lam rather than pay a $2 million alimony and child-support tab, was hauled into Manhattan Family Court in handcuffs yesterday (July 11), where his ex-wife testified against him. "Have ...

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KISS: New Japanese TV Interview Posted Online

KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons were recently interviewed for the Japanese TV show "Eigo De Shabera Night". The interview was conducted by Japanese actress Tamura Eriko, who is now based in the U.S. Watch the four-minute segment at YouTube.com. This month's four-city KISS tour of Japan has been dubbed the "Rising ...

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The New Black - STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

Forget for a minute that you've heard anything about STRAPPING YOUNG LAD cranking out this album under deadline in order to appear on Ozzfest. Forget also the hand-wringing angst about statements from mainman Devin Townsend that this could be the final SYL opus. Concentrate, for a moment, on the actual eleven songs in front of ...

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'Gene Simmons Family Jewels': Episode Summaries Available

RealityTVWebsite.com is reporting that the A&E network has released a sneak peek for "Gene Simmons Family Jewels", the unscripted TV show about KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' life. A posting on the site reads as follows: "Dad is Gene Simmons — the legendary, tongue wagging demon of KISS. Mom is Shannon Tweed — former Playmate Of ...

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