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KISS EXPO Raided By Federal Marshals?

According to several postings at TommyThayerSucks.com, the KISS Expo in Charlotte, NC on Sunday (August 8) was raided by federal marshals and a lawyer representing KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. Several thousand bootleg DVDs were confiscated in the raid but no one was arrested. Some Expo attendees even had DVDs that were given away as door ...

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KISS: VH1 Special To Chronicle Band's Successes And Downfalls

KISS founding members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley were interviewed for the upcoming VH1 special, "When KISS Ruled the World", premiering on July 24 at 11:00 p.m. The hour-long episode chronicles the band's successes and downfalls as well as the group's influence on their fans, and the entire music community through ...

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GENE SIMMONS In Country Music Video: Clip Posted Online

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons filmed a cameo appearance in the new video from country artist TRICK PONY on June 17 at the Heartland Mansion in Las Vegas, Nevada. The video, for the track "The Bride", features Simmons in the role of the "whore priest," according to Gene. Watch the video at TRICK PONY's web site: ...

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Original GUNS N' ROSES Photos Available

Acclaimed rock photographer Gene Kirkland is making limited-edition copies of some of his GUNS N' ROSES photos available through Blastwaves Merchandise at Blastwaves.com. Gene spent years traveling the world with GUNS N' ROSES and was one of only a few photographers that were given deep access to the band throughout their career. His ...

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KISS At Richmond International Raceway: Photos Posted Online

Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of the legendary rock group KISS were on hand Tuesday (June 29) at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia to unveil new paint schemes that feature their likenesses for three cars that will race in the NASCAR series at RIR on September 9 through 11. Check out pictures from ...

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Court Battle Over JIMI HENDRIX's Estate Begins

Gene Johnson of The Associated Press reports: Relatives of the late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix returned to court Monday (June 28) to begin another legal battle over which family members should receive money from the musician's posthumous releases, royalties and merchandise. The case, the latest of several that have entangled the Hendrix estate in the ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: Only Bands Without Original Members Survive

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has defended his band against criticism that the group's current lineup — featuring Simmons and frontman Paul Stanley as the sole remaining original members — is nothing more than a glorified cover band masquerading as the real thing. "We're still KISS. If you want to talk about original members, you can't ...

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UNEARTHED: Former ICED EARTH Members Speak Out

UNEARTHED, the new band formed by former ICED EARTH members Gene Adam (vocals), Dave Abell (guitar), and Mark Prator (drums), along with Bill Owen (guitar) of the pre-ICED EARTH band PURGATORY and NASTY SAVAGE/ex-AGENT STEEL bassist Richard Bateman, recently did an interview with the Chilean "heavy & power metal webzine" Powermetal.cl. The following ...

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Asshole - GENE SIMMONS

Somebody, please, somewhere, tell this repulsive, greedy man to shut the fuck up already. After years of listening to his bullshit about everything from women to money to politics, all the while watching him take the once great name of KISS and, along with his partner Paul Stanley, drag it through the mud and make ...

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KISS/POISON: Seattle Gig Cancelled

Wednesday night's (June 23) KISS/POISON at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle has been canceled, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is fighting a sore throat and fever and was advised by doctors not to perform, according to the report. White River issued a statement saying, "Gene feels the fans deserve only ...

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Producer EDDIE KRAMER: Classic Rock Auction Details Revealed

Backstage Auctions has announced The 2004 Classic Rock Auction, featuring the private collection of Eddie Kramer. The auction begins on July 18, 2004 and runs for two weeks. Eddie Kramer is one of the most renowned and respected record producers in music, spanning a career of more than four decades, working with a stellar array ...

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KISS: Set List For U.S. Tour Opener Revealed

KISS kicked off their "Rock The Nation Tour" with POISON last night (June 10) at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio, Texas. The group's complete set list for the show was as follows: 01. Love Gun 02. Deuce 03. Makin' Love 04. Dr. Love 05. C'mon On And Love Me 06. Cold Gin 07. ...

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Review: GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Has Slight Odor

Darryl Sterdan of the Winnipeg Sun reviewed Gene Simmons' new solo album "Asshole", giving it 2 1/2 out of 5 stars. Sterdan writes: "Unfocused and misguided, this 13-song vanity project finds the God of Plunder vainly trying yet again to escape his arena-rock straitjacket by pin-balling between styles with a determination bordering on desperation." He ...

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GENE SIMMONS: ACE FREHLEY Is Not Allowed To Be In KISS

On the eve of the release of his long-awaited new solo album, "Asshole", KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons spoke to Billboard magazine about the group's impressive legacy. The following are some of the highlights of that interview: Billboard: How do you respond to people who say the band isn't really Kiss unless it consists of the ...

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KISS: VH1 Classic's 'Headline Act' To Premiere Next Week

VH1 Classic "Headline Act" presents KISS premiering on Monday, June 7 at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 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 ...

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