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GENE SIMMONS U.S. Postage Stamp Now Available

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is one of celebrities whose customized "kiss" appears on limited-edition real U.S. postage stamps, called ZazzleStamps, to celebrate Valentine's Day in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States. The stamps will only be available through February 28, 2006. In accordance with the established Zazzle Community Giving Program, The Humane ...

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GENE SIMMONS Developing Yet Another TV Show

Madison Road Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, has announced it has signed an agreement with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons to produce a new TV show called "Baby 101". Madison Road Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based branded entertainment studio serving the broadcast television and advertising industries. The company's primary function is to develop and exploit ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Release New Album This Summer

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We have just commenced writing for the follow-up to 'Alien'. We're only a week in, and we're already up to four wicked new tunes! I'm really psyched with the new stuff, hell, we all are. And Jed's [Simon, ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Family Jewels' Officially Unveiled

According to Variety.com, A&E has officially announced plans to air KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' own "Osbournes"-style docusoap. Dubbed "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels", the program is one of three new shows the channel will premiere this year. A&E exec veepveep-general manager Bob DeBitetto said the "Family Jewels" series grew from a "Biography" special on Simmons. "Suffice ...

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GENE SIMMONS Co-Authors 'I Am Indy' Campaign Signature Song: Audio Available

The IndyCar Series has announced that it has forged a unique marketing alliance with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons and entertainment industry veteran Richard Abramson, principals in the Hollywood-based Simmons Abramson Marketing company. The broad-based agreement will see Simmons Abramson Marketing actively engaged in the league's marketing, event, public relations, sponsorship, merchandising and branding efforts — ...

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GENE SIMMONS Featured On 'Mind Of Mencia' DVD

According to TVShowsOnDVD.com, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is one of the featured guests on the "Mind of Mencia - Season 1 Uncensored" DVD, due on March 21. The 2-DVD release features bits and skits hits from Comedy Central's Carlo Mencia, who hosts and stars in his own show. But "Mind of Mencia" isn't exactly aimed ...

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ACE FREHLEY: Performing With KISS Again 'Could Be Fun'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is currently working on a solo album for a tentative spring release, he revealed during a guest appearance last night (Dec. 23) on the "Merry KISSmass Special" with Eddie Trunk on New York's Q104.3 FM. Around 15 songs are being recorded for the effort (with about 10 expected to make ...

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OPETH: New U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's OPETH will embark on a U.S. headlining tour beginning on February 15, 2006 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 15 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre Feb. 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva Feb. 17 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre Feb. 18 - Millvale, PA @ ...

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GENE SIMMONS Gets A Kick Out Of Racing

Indiana's IndyStar.com is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was in Indianapolis for a few days this past week to learn more about racing. And he got some tutoring from the top ranks during his time in the city. He visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and dined in one of the private dining rooms at ...

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OPETH, CANDLEMASS, MESHUGGAH, HAMMERFALL Nominated For Swedish GRAMMY

OPETH have once again been nominated for a Swedish Grammy for their "Ghost Reveries" release. This is the band's fourth nomination since 2001 and the group's "Blackwater Park" CD. OPETH also picked up the award for 2003's "Deliverance". Other nominees this year are CANDLEMASS ("Candlemass"), HAMMERFALL ("Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken"), HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ("Hardcore Superstar") ...

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OPETH: Interview With Keyboardist PER WIBERG To Air Tonight

An interview with OPETH keyboardist Per Wiberg will air tonight on University Radio York 1350AM in York, England. In the interview, Per discusses his time in the band, the stories behind recording of albums such as "Ghost Reveries", "Deliverance" and "Damnation", tour stories and the band's decision to sign with Roadrunner Records in 2005. The ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Checks In From Glasgow

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "What's up there? We are pulling into Glasgow as I write this. The flight over to the U.K. was a piece o' cake, and we got to see the huge oil refinery fire that happened just outside London, ...

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OPETH: BBC Session To Air Tonight

OPETH's recent recording session at the legendary BBC studios in Maida Vale, London, U.K. will air tonight (December 13) on BBC Radio 1's "The Rock Show". The tracks recorded were as follows: "The Grand Conjuration", "When" and "Soldier of Fortune" (DEEP PURPLE cover). Tune in tonight at 1:00 a.m. (U.K. time) or check out a ...

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DEATH: 1995 'Headbanger's Ball' Video Interview Available For Download

A three-minute video interview with late DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner and then-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, now in STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), conducted by MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" in Amsterdam, Holland in April 1995, has been posted online at the group's official web site. Download the clip — which features footage from the band's live performance ...

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DON CABALLERO Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of seminal instrumental super-rock outfit DON CABALLERO. The Pittsburgh-based band is currently recording their as-yet-untitled Relapse debut full-length with longtime producer Al Sutton (THE LAUGHING HYENAS, BIG CHIEF) at Sutton's Rustbelt Studios in Detroit, MI. Some early track titles include "World Class Listening Problem", "And And And, He Lowered ...

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