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GENE SIMMONS To Attend MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

La Source is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the special guests expected to appear at the Malaysian Grand Prix on March 20 in Kuala Lumpur. A number of other international celebrities have acknowledged they will be attending the Grand Prix, including Carmen Electra from "Baywatch", the world's most watched actor Jackie Chan, ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Guest On NBC's 'Apprentice'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the ten of the "biggest names" in the rock and rap music industry who will join Donald Trump and the remaining 10 candidates during NBC's star-studded "Apprentice" (March 10, 9-10pm ET). Candidates join forces with music television network Fuse as they petition these 10 celebrities to donate a "personal ...

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GENE SIMMONS's 'Asshole' To Receive European DualDisc Release

GENE SIMMONS' "Asshole" and GARY MOORE's "Back To The Blues" are among the first DualDisc titles being released in Europe this spring/summer by Silverline Records, Immergent and Myutopia. DualDisc is an innovative music product that combines a CD and DVD on a single disc. In addition to a full-length audio album on the CD side, ...

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Former VINNIE VINCENT INVASION Drummer Joins CARNIVAL OF SOULS

Former VINNIE VINCENT INVASION drummer Bobby Rock has joined the New York-based metal band CARNIVAL OF SOULS. "CARNIVAL OF SOULS needed to replace their former drummer [W.A.S.P. skinsman Stet Howland] with someone who could be a team player and contribute mentally as well as physically to be part of this high-energy metal band," Rock said ...

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TOMMY THAYER Talks About Upcoming KISS DVD

Cameron Edney of the Yahoo! group Inside_Out666 recently conducted an interview with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer. A transcript of the interview follow: Inside_Out666: I'd like to start by talking a bit about BLACK 'N BLUE. Can you tell us how the band formed? Tommy Thayer: "BLACK 'N BLUE formed in Portland, OR in ...

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MINI-KISS Perform In New York City: Photos Available

MINI-KISS, a tribute band featuring little people (from 3-foot-11 to 4-foot-4 in height) covering KISS songs, in full make-up, while playing fake wooden guitars, performed in concert at the Cutting Room in New York City on Saturday (Jan. 29). Check out pictures from LFI. MINI-KISS is the brainchild of KISS fan Joey Fatale, ...

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Former PLASMATICS Drummer Joins HAT TRICK OF MISERY

Former PLASMATICS and THE WENDY O. WILLIAMS BAND drummer T.C. Tolliver has joined Asbury Park, NJ-based heavy rock act HAT TRICK OF MISERY. Tolliver played on the PLASMATICS Capitol Records release "Coup d'Etat", produced by Dieter Dirks and engineered by Michael Wagener. Tolliver later went on to become the drummer in THE WENDY O. WILLIAMS ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Guest On Next Week's 'American Idol'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be a guest celebrity judge on next Tuesday's (Jan. 25) edition of "American Idol". The show is expected to feature plenty of high- and lowlights from auditions in New Orleans, Louisiana last September. Simmons joined judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson in evaluating prospective contestants, providing plenty of ...

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GENE SIMMONS Sued By Ex-Girlfriend

Samuel Maull of The Associated Press is reporting that a woman who says she is a former girlfriend of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is suing him for slander, saying the bass guitarist made her sound like a "sex-addicted nymphomaniac" during a "rockumentary" on VH1 television. Georgeann Walsh Ward, 53, of Chester, N.Y., says in court ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album 'Alien'

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have finalized the track listing for their highly anticipated new album, "Alien", now set for a March 22 release. The follow-up to the group's critically acclaimed 2003 release "SYL" was recorded at the Armoury and Greenhouse Studios (both in Vancouver) as well as in mainman Devin Townsend's studio in ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL To Be Buried In KISS KASKET

The family of slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott has requested a "Kiss Kasket" (photo) for Abbott to be buried in, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons revealed during an appearance on Fox News' "The Big Story Weekend Edition with Rita Cosby" on Saturday (Dec. 11). The coffin features the faces of the four founding ...

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BLACK SABBATH, KISS Legends Pay Tribute To DIMEBAG DARRELL

BLACK SABBATH legend Tony Iommi, plus KISS principals Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have issued separate statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: Tony Iommi: "I was absolutely shocked by the news. Dimebag was such a really nice genuine bloke and a great player. He was always very respectful towards me and it ...

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