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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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GENE SIMMONS Denies Being Anti-Muslim

Seven.com.au is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, who sparked outrage in Australia recently when he made comments seen as anti-Muslim, said he was speaking only of "extremists" and his remarks were taken out of context. "I was asked about extremists, and that's what I was talking about — only extremists." Simmons sparked outrage when ...

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GENE SIMMONS: The 'Asshole' Concept Doesn't Work In Japan

KISS hit Japan Thursday (May 27) for the first of six dates, including a three-night stand at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo. Besides playing live, bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is also promoting his new solo album "Asshole", which comes out in the U.S. on June 8. Simmons is hosting "Asshole" parties while on tour, but he ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Absence Of PETER And ACE Equals No More Drama

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently spoke to TheCelebrityCafe.com about his upcoming solo album and the status of the band that made him famous. Asked if his relationship with the rest of KISS is better now than before, Gene replied, "Now that Peter [Criss] and Ace [Frehley] are not in the band, yes. To be quite ...

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KISS Bassist GENE SIMMONS Offends Australian Muslims

Alex Wilson of the Australian Associated Press is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has caused an uproar among Australia's Muslim community by launching an attack on Islamic culture while in Melbourne. Simmons, who is currently touring Australia with KISS, launched an attack on Muslim extremists during an interview on Melbourne's 3AW radio. "Extremism believes ...

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