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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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KISS Bassist Watches Privately Funded Rocket Blast Into Space

KISS bassist Gene Simmons was among the "galaxy" of celebrities braved California's Mojave desert to witness SpaceShipOne, a privately funded manned rocket, soar into space and back Monday (Oct. 4) for the second time in less than a week, claiming a $10 million prize and raising prospects for low-cost, reliable personal spaceflights. The flight marked ...

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HANOI ROCKS Singer Slams MÖTLEY CRÜE, GENE SIMMONS

In a recent interview with RockUnited.com, HANOI ROCKS members Michael Monroe, Andy McCoy and new guitarist Stevie Klasson spoke about the group's latest single, upcoming album and other recent activities. Seveal excerpts from the interview follow: RockUnited.com: Michael, you recently did an interview with MetalSludge.com and it concerned a lot about (MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES ...

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KISS: Individual 2005 Calendars Now Available

The official KISS store KissWorld has made available for purchase the official Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley 2005 calendars. The four separate calendars highlight some fantastic great and rare shots of each member for the first time ever. A strictly limited edition contains an amazing bonus — a reproduction of the ...

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NPR's TERRY GROSS Comments On Infamous Interview With GENE SIMMONS

National Public Radio talk show host Terry Gross has commented on her infamous 2002 interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons in her recently published book, "All I Did Was Ask" (Hyperion). Writing in her book's introduction, Gross said, "When I interviewed Gene Simmons, a cofounder of the comic-book-like heavy metal band KISS, I expected we ...

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KISS Official Quarterly Magazine: Second Issue Detailed

According to a posting at the KISS web site, the second issue of the official KISS quarterly magazine will contain the following: * Interviews with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Paco Zimmerman. * Features about NASCAR, the KISS Jet, and the making of "Rock and Roll Over". * Product reviews and a review ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: DVD Details Revealed

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUG LAD will release their first-ever DVD, entitled "For Those Aboot To Rock (Live at the Commodore)", on November 15 through Century Media Records. "For Those Aboot To Rock (Live At The Commodore)" track listing: 01. Dire [Intro] 02. Consequence 03. Relentless 04. Rape Song 05. Home Nucleonics 06. S.Y.L. 07. ...

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