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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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KISS Sign With STEINER SPORTS MARKETING

Steiner Sports Marketing has signed an exclusive agreement with the legendary rock group KISS. "We are always looking to expand our horizons as a company, and the opportunity to join forces with KISS was an easy one," Chris Amoroso, Executive Vice President of Steiner Sports Marketing, said. "We enjoyed great success in the past when ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Plugging Lips Into Fans' Buttholes

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following report from the group's tour with FEAR FACTORY, SOILWORK and DARKANE: "Couple days ago, most boring day off ever. Washed the fuck outta my clothes. Wow, exciting. Yesterday, we played Slayerville [sic], New Jersey, at the Starland Ballroom. A cell-reception black hole. I did FEAR ...

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OPETH To Guest On Norwegian Radio

On Tuesday, November 15, OPETH will be guests on Norwegian National Radio P3. The program is called "Pyro", and two of the band's members will play their favorite songs from the history of rock. "Pyro" airs between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. CET. OPETH will be guests in the last hour, and the show can ...

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Original KISS Road Crew to Auction Personal Treasures

Backstage Auctions will be presenting the 2005 "KISS My Auction" event which will feature hundreds of items from the private collections of more than a dozen original KISS crew and company members from the glorious days of the 1970s. "KISS remains one of the top collectible bands today and with a large array of items ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Checks In From Cleveland

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Yesterday, we spent a very uneventful day-off in Cleveland. Stayed at a Radisson right across the street from Jacob's Field, where the Indians play. Country artist Keith Urban was playing at whatever enormo-arena also across the street, so ...

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OPETH To Guest On This Weekend's 'Headbanger's Ball'

Sweden's OPETH will be the featured guests on this weekend's episode of "Headbanger's Ball". The two-hour program will air Saturday, November 5 beginning at 10:00 p.m. on MTV2. OPETH are currently touring in support of their new album, "Ghost Reveries", available now on Raodrunner Records. As previously reported, OPETH's video for the track "The Grand ...

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Drummer GENE HOGLAN Says DARK ANGEL Reunion Will 'Never Happen'

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey, since I seem to be able to write my own headlines on Blabbermouth, I figured I'd throw oot a few...'Hoglan cures cancer-develops Death Ray in the process.' 'Hoglan replaced by trained monkey-admits monkey can probably do as ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: New Tour Report Posted Online

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here we are at Pop's in Sauget, Illinois. The town of Sauget is basically a giant parking lot, housing Pop's Niteclub, and 4 strip bars. Legend has it that Pop owns Sauget, strip bars included, and is not ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Checks In From The Road

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "As you all know, STRAPPING is hittin' the road. Actually, we've hit it. We're in Lawrence, Kansas tonight, as the 'Category 5-Fifteen Years of Fear' shitstorm blows into town. I am gonna do my best to document this ...

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Former KISS Manager Offered Plea Deal

Ex-KISS manager Jesse Hilsen, a former Upper East Side shrink who has been described as New York City's "worst deadbeat dad," has been offered a plea deal by the feds that could allow him to walk free and keep his psychiatry license, The New York Post reports. Hilsen could get time served after spending the ...

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POISON Drummer To Launch Podcast

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett has posted the following message on his MySpace page: "So I've decided to do a Podcast. For those of you not familiar with what a Podcast is, the Wikipedia Encyclopedia describes it, in part as follows: Podcasting is a method of publishing audio and video programs via the Internet, ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Film 'Zen' Video, Prepare To Hit The Road

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "First off, all of us in the extended STRAPPING family would like to wish Jed [Simon, guitar] and his lovely bride, Susanna, congratulations on their recent nuptials. They were married in New Jersey on Sunday, October 2, in ...

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