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DARKANE Prepare For North American Touring Debut

DARKANE — who formed in the late '90s and hail from Helsingborg, Sweden — have performed only once before on North American soil and were received with raving applause at 2001's Milwaukee Metalfest XV. With their first full-fledged tour of North America set to launch on October 28 at Granada in Lawrence, Kansas, guitarist and ...

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CARLOS SANTANA Slams GENE SIMMONS: 'He's Not A Musician'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Latin rocker Carlos Santana has slammed outrageous KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons by questioning his musical ability and branding him "Las Vegas entertainment." Santana is appalled by the standard of Simmons' music and insists the rocker hides his lack of skill behind layers of gothic clothing and black make-up. Santana says, "He's ...

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'Hard Rock Treasures' DVD To Include Full-Length Interview With DIMEBAG

More details have been revealed regarding the upcoming "Hard Rock Treasures" "rockumentary" DVD, due on November 21 via Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring exclusive interviews with some of the most important rock bands ever, including DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, KISS and many more, "Hard Rock Treasures" follows Don Bernstein, Head of Collections for ...

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MARILYN MANSON: 'Finding Out Who You Are Is How You Make Art'

Spin magazine recently published an exclusive interview with MARILYN MANSON. Several excerpts from the chat follow: Spin: How different is the career you've had from the one you envisioned back in Florida in the late '80s? Marilyn Manson: "I can't say I envisioned how it would turn out precisely, but I always thought — after ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'The Most Beautiful Woman Is The Closest One'

Mirror.co.uk is reporting that lizard-tongued lothario and "Rock School" star Gene Simmons is easily pleased. The 56-year-old KISS bassist was shown photos of female reality TV stars for www.channel4.com/music and asked which were his type. Gene admitted: "I'm the wrong guy to ask because I would mount almost any woman. The most beautiful woman is ...

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OPETH Schedule Vancouver In-Store

Sweden's OPETH will be holding an in-store signing at SCRAPE Records in Vancouver, Canada on Friday, October 14. Come down and meet the band, get pictures taken, and get your OPETH (and related) albums signed! There will be some freebies and giveaways too. The in-store is scheduled for late afternoon, See the store's

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KISS: 'Rock The Nation Live!' DVD To Arrive In December

According to KissOnline.com, the new live KISS two-disc DVD set, "Kiss - Rock The Nation Live!", will be available in stores on December 6 through Image Entertainment. Shot in High Def, the DVD will feature the hottest songs from the Washington, D.C. and Virginia Beach, VA concerts, filmed during last year's Rock The Nation tour. ...

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SUPLECS: PEPPER KEENAN-Produced Album to Surface In November

SUPLECS' new full-length album, "Powtin' on the Outside, Pawty on the Inside", will be released on on November 8 via Nocturnal Records. The long-awaited CD will be supported with national tour dates to be announced shortly. "Powtin' on the Outside, Pawty on the Inside" was produced by CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's inimitable frontman Pepper Keenan (also ...

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KISS To Continue Touring Without Any Original Members?

Launch Radio Networks reports: Is an all-new KISS on the horizon, one that doesn't have any original members? It's possible, according to the band's manager. According to the New York Times, KISS manager Doc McGhee "has been toying with the idea of recruiting an entire band to...don the band's famous makeup." McGhee said, "KISS is ...

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KISS Tribute CD Breaks Norwegian Top 15

KISS Army Norway's Norwegian KISS tribute album, "Gods of Thunder – A Norwegian Tribute to KISS", has entered the Norwegian national album charts at position No. 13. By comparison, "Alive III" peaked at No. 15, and as odd as it might seem, albums like "Creatures of the Night", "Smashes Thrashes and Hits", "Animalize" and "Carnival ...

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OPETH: 'Ghost Reveries' Enters Swedish Chart At No. 9

OPETH's new album, "Ghost Reveries", has entered the Swedish national chart at position No. 9 (the group's previous midweek chart position — after two days of sales — was No. 4). The group's updated "Ghost Reveries" first-week chart positions around the world are now as follows: #9: Sweden #11: Finland #21: Norway #35: Australia #38: ...

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KISS Legend GENE SIMMONS To Serve As Co-Managing Director Of New Boxing Venture

Los Angeles-based BBKO Ltd. has officially announced the active participation of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons as co-managing director of the company. BBKO is a 21st-century boxing venture that seeks to broaden the sport beyond its traditional ring by infusing it with equally hard-hitting entertainment. The company was originally co-founded, and its business plan developed, by ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer GENE HOGLAN Checks In

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey everybody, it's your big buddy Gene here, here to give all of you a long-awaited update! An UPDATE, you say? On a STRAPPING site? Can you believe it? As of this writing, The Dev ...

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OPETH: More First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

OPETH's official web site has been updated with the following first-week national chart positions for the group's new album, "Ghost Reveries": #4: Sweden (midweek chart; after two days of sales) #11: Finland #21: Norway #35: Australia #38: Netherlands #39: Germany #62: United Kingdom #64: USA #72: France #84: Denmark OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt had the ...

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KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER: 'I'm Always Busy'

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer recently answered a few questions from fans via his official web site. The Q&A session follows: Q: Gene [Simmons] has said KISS will take 2 years off and Paul [Stanley] is planning a solo tour, what will you do specificly with that long off? Tommy Thayer: "I'm always busy. Believe it ...

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OPETH's 'Ghost Reveries' Enters BILLBOARD Chart At No. 64!

OPETH's latest album, "Ghost Reveries", has sold just under 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 64 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially more than the first-week tally of the band's previous album, "Damnation", which shifted a ...

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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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