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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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GENE SIMMONS' Rock School Is Not Cool

Hector Duarte Jr. of All Headline News has issued the following report: Gene Simmons met with an unfavorable reception during filming for a new reality show, featuring the long-tongued KISS bassist teaching classes at a posh English music school, Christ's Hospital. Located in West Sussex, the school funds bright children from poor backgrounds. ...

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KISS Coca Cola Bottles Not For Sale

A little while ago, Coca Cola in France started a new advertising campaign featuring KISS. In the advertisements, Gene Simmons' face in full KISS makeup was displayed on the Coke bottle, while the TV commercial included a four-man troupe posing as KISS and actually featured the real KISS live on stage during the ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Guitarist Completes Work On Solo CD

SEVEN WITCHES' webmaster has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "The [Jack Frost] solo CD is done! It will be mastered next Wednesday in NYC by Les Paul's son, Gene Paul. He's amazing and Jack feels he'll do the record justice. After it's mastered and ready to go, I'll be putting ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Co-Host BABEFEST 2005

According to KissKollector.com, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will co-host Couzin Ed's Babefest 2005 on Friday, June 24 at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA. Playing live at Babefest will be Canadian rock trio DANKO JONES and Philadelphia's own OCTANE. Besides being the hardest rocking man in rock 'n' roll, DANKO JONES' frontman/namesake is ...

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