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KISS: 'Rock The Nation Live!' DVD To Arrive In December

According to KissOnline.com, the new live KISS two-disc DVD set, "Kiss - Rock The Nation Live!", will be available in stores on December 6 through Image Entertainment. Shot in High Def, the DVD will feature the hottest songs from the Washington, D.C. and Virginia Beach, VA concerts, filmed during last year's Rock The Nation tour. ...

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SUPLECS: PEPPER KEENAN-Produced Album to Surface In November

SUPLECS' new full-length album, "Powtin' on the Outside, Pawty on the Inside", will be released on on November 8 via Nocturnal Records. The long-awaited CD will be supported with national tour dates to be announced shortly. "Powtin' on the Outside, Pawty on the Inside" was produced by CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's inimitable frontman Pepper Keenan (also ...

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KISS To Continue Touring Without Any Original Members?

Launch Radio Networks reports: Is an all-new KISS on the horizon, one that doesn't have any original members? It's possible, according to the band's manager. According to the New York Times, KISS manager Doc McGhee "has been toying with the idea of recruiting an entire band to...don the band's famous makeup." McGhee said, "KISS is ...

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KISS Tribute CD Breaks Norwegian Top 15

KISS Army Norway's Norwegian KISS tribute album, "Gods of Thunder – A Norwegian Tribute to KISS", has entered the Norwegian national album charts at position No. 13. By comparison, "Alive III" peaked at No. 15, and as odd as it might seem, albums like "Creatures of the Night", "Smashes Thrashes and Hits", "Animalize" and "Carnival ...

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OPETH: 'Ghost Reveries' Enters Swedish Chart At No. 9

OPETH's new album, "Ghost Reveries", has entered the Swedish national chart at position No. 9 (the group's previous midweek chart position — after two days of sales — was No. 4). The group's updated "Ghost Reveries" first-week chart positions around the world are now as follows: #9: Sweden #11: Finland #21: Norway #35: Australia #38: ...

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KISS Legend GENE SIMMONS To Serve As Co-Managing Director Of New Boxing Venture

Los Angeles-based BBKO Ltd. has officially announced the active participation of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons as co-managing director of the company. BBKO is a 21st-century boxing venture that seeks to broaden the sport beyond its traditional ring by infusing it with equally hard-hitting entertainment. The company was originally co-founded, and its business plan developed, by ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer GENE HOGLAN Checks In

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey everybody, it's your big buddy Gene here, here to give all of you a long-awaited update! An UPDATE, you say? On a STRAPPING site? Can you believe it? As of this writing, The Dev ...

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OPETH: More First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

OPETH's official web site has been updated with the following first-week national chart positions for the group's new album, "Ghost Reveries": #4: Sweden (midweek chart; after two days of sales) #11: Finland #21: Norway #35: Australia #38: Netherlands #39: Germany #62: United Kingdom #64: USA #72: France #84: Denmark OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt had the ...

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KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER: 'I'm Always Busy'

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer recently answered a few questions from fans via his official web site. The Q&A session follows: Q: Gene [Simmons] has said KISS will take 2 years off and Paul [Stanley] is planning a solo tour, what will you do specificly with that long off? Tommy Thayer: "I'm always busy. Believe it ...

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OPETH's 'Ghost Reveries' Enters BILLBOARD Chart At No. 64!

OPETH's latest album, "Ghost Reveries", has sold just under 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 64 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially more than the first-week tally of the band's previous album, "Damnation", which shifted a ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Nothing Is More Important Than Touring With KISS'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently took out to answer a couple of fans' questions via the band's official web site, KissOnline.com. Read on: Q: With all the classic KISS costumes through the years, what's your favorite era of Gene Simmons? Gene Simmons: "I never considered anything we wore 'costumes'... I wore outfits. An outfit is ...

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OPETH: 'The Grand Conjuration' Video Posted Online

OPETH's video for the track "The Grand Conjuration", featuring a special guest appearance by STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan, has been posted online at Roadrun.com. The song comes off the group's new album, "Ghost Reveries", available now on Roadrunner Records. The CD was mastered on June 16 at the Cutting Room facilities ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist To Hit The Road

M3 and classic WHITESNAKE guitarist Micky Moody is currently putting the finishing touches on a new studio album, due out later this year. In anticipation, the MICKY MOODY BAND will be playing the following dates: Oct. 08 - Mickleton R&B Club, The Old School House, Mickleton, Co Durham Oct. 19 - Mr Kyps, 8A Parr ...

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GENE SIMMONS Talks About 'Rock School'

Raymond A. Edel of NorthJersey.com recently conducted a brief interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons about his reality TV show, "Gene Simmons' Rock School". The six-week series, which debuted Aug. 19, runs through Sept. 23. A reunion episode will air Sept. 30. Simmons conducted the interview via e-mail. NorthJersey.com: Countless famous rock stars ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Tour Europe With MESHUGGAH

Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD recently completed a highly successful run on the inaugural Sounds of The Underground tour in support of their genre-defying breakthrough new album, "Alien", which critics are already hailing as their best offering yet. The group's overly intense live performances captivated the uninitiated crowds who were immediately drawn to the band's ...

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KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER Answers Fans' Questions

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer recently answered a few questions from fans via his official web site. A few excerpts from the Q&A session follow: Q: What was the first song you ever heard on tape that you recorded in a studio? What went through your head listening to it? Tommy Thayer: "It was back in ...

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KISS 'Honored' By National Museum Of Health

Rolling Stone has published the following item: "Pundits have long gone around making lists of ways in which rock & roll is hazardous to the health, but, at long last, a respected institution has gone on the record giving credit where credit is due — by honoring KISS for their efforts in battling sexually transmitted ...

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