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GENE SIMMONS Sued By Ex-Girlfriend

Samuel Maull of The Associated Press is reporting that a woman who says she is a former girlfriend of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is suing him for slander, saying the bass guitarist made her sound like a "sex-addicted nymphomaniac" during a "rockumentary" on VH1 television. Georgeann Walsh Ward, 53, of Chester, N.Y., says in court ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album 'Alien'

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have finalized the track listing for their highly anticipated new album, "Alien", now set for a March 22 release. The follow-up to the group's critically acclaimed 2003 release "SYL" was recorded at the Armoury and Greenhouse Studios (both in Vancouver) as well as in mainman Devin Townsend's studio in ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL To Be Buried In KISS KASKET

The family of slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott has requested a "Kiss Kasket" (photo) for Abbott to be buried in, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons revealed during an appearance on Fox News' "The Big Story Weekend Edition with Rita Cosby" on Saturday (Dec. 11). The coffin features the faces of the four founding ...

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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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