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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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KISS Members Get Votes On Election Day

Brian Rathjen of the Iowa's Eldridge North Scott Press reports: Can anyone imagine four men dressed in demonic face paint making decisions affecting Scott County's 4-H and family programs? One voter apparently did, and thus wrote the names of the legendary rock band KISS on their Election Day ballot. Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons ...

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STEEL PROPHET: Date For Hollywood Show Changed

STEEL PROPHET's previously announced show at the Whisky A–Go-Go in West Hollywood, CA has been moved to December 17 from the previously announced December 18. STEEL PROPHET recently announced the addition of new members Tim Thomas (guitar, NEW EDEN), Glenn Cannon (bass, HELLION) and Gene McEwen (drums, STEIGER). The band released their latest CD, "Beware", ...

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SOCIETY 1 Guitarist Interviewed For GENE SIMMONS' 'Biography'

SOCIETY 1 guitarist Sin was interviewed for the A&E "Biography" of KISS co-founder/bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, set to air Wednesday, December 8. Sin is a lifelong KISS fan who is currently following in Simmons' footsteps as a member of one of the most debaucherous and hard-working rock bands on the scene today. According to Sin, "KISS ...

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GENE SIMMONS Explains Why He Voted For GEORGE W. BUSH

Backstage at the American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 14), KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons told Reuters that he voted for President George W. Bush in the recent presidential election even though he disagreed with him on most issues. "But in time of war, if you go through a bad neighbourhood, I don't want a little ...

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KISS: Early Live Video Footage To Be Released On DVD

Former KISS manager Bill Aucoin has told Sweden's Poster-Story web site that plans exist for KISS to release black-and-white video footage of two early shows recorded at the Coventry on December 22-23, 1973. "I shot them on black-and-white video just to see how the show came together and how they looked," he said. "Just for ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Biography' To Air On A&E In Early December

The A&E "Biography" episode on KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is set to premiere on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at 10:00 p.m. ET. About the episode: Simmons is the co-founder of KISS, one of the biggest and most successful rock 'n' roll bands in American history. "Biography: Gene Simmons" reveals how Simmons has managed to outlast, ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Guest On VH1's 'Retrosexual: The '80s'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the celebrities that were interviewed for VH1's "Retrosexual: The '80s", a five-part, five-hour series chronicling sex and the pop culture climate of the '80s. The program is scheduled to premiere Monday-Friday, November 15-19, at 10 P.M. (ET/PT). A show description follows: "Phone Sex, Masturbation and Pornography. A few decades ...

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STEEL PROPHET To Open For BODY COUNT In California

California-based power metallers STEEL PROPHET have announced the following dates in November/December: Nov. 27 – Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour (w/ BODY COUNT) Dec. 18 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A–Go-Go An after-show party following the Whisky gig will take place at the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel across the street from the venue. STEEL ...

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GENE SIMMONS Among Presenters At AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is scheduled to appear as one of the presenters on the 32nd annual "American Music Awards". The special, a presentation of Dick Clark Productions, airs live on Sunday, November 14 on ABC-TV from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The "American Music Awards" honor the past year's elite in contemporary music ...

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Spend The Night With GENE SIMMONS!

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has graciously offered the following donation to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: The highest bidder will receive a first-class ticket to either New York or Los Angeles, hotel accommodations, and will be picked up from their home in a limo to be driven to the airport. While in either ...

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KISS 'Headline Act' To Air On VH1 CLASSIC This Friday

VH1 Classic "Headline Act" presents KISS premiering on Friday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. The half-hour block features an interview with KISS frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley from the VH1 Classic studio as well as classic KISS videos from their history-making career. Simmons and Stanley also discuss the goals the band had when they ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Speaking In Tongues' Audio CD Out Now

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his web site: "Proud to report the 'Speaking In Tongues' audio CD is now in stores. I went into the studio and put together a CD you can play in your car. It also includes some new material. "For those of you who tuned in ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Release 'Alien' In March

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have set "Alien" as the title of their upcoming album, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal. The follow-up to 2003's "SYL" is tentatively scheduled for release in March 2005 via Century Media Records. It took drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) only three days in late August to pound through 11 tracks ...

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STEEL PROPHET Announce Lineup Changes

California-based power metallers STEEL PROPHET have parted ways with guitarist Pete Skermetta, drummer Kevin Cafferty and bassist Vince Dennis. Replacing them in the group's lineup are Tim Thomas (guitar, NEW EDEN), Glenn Cannon (bass, HELLION) and Gene McEwen (drums, STEIGER). STEEL PROPHET's new lineup will make its live debut on Saturday, December 18 at The ...

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GENE SIMMONS Wants To Blast Into Space

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the celebrities that have expressed their desire to travel into space via Virgin Galactic, a space travel venture founded by British airline and entertainment magnate Sir Richard Branson, according to CNET.com. The cost for the two-hour flight, five minutes of which will be spent weightless, hovering above Earth, is ...

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GENE SIMMONS Comments On SPACESHIPONE Launch

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his web site: "Woke up at 2:30 am Monday morning, drove out to the Mojave desert to be a guest at an historic event. Was invited to attend the fantastic second launch of SpaceshipOne by Bob Lorsh. This is the commercial venture that successfully went ...

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