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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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KISS To Kick Off CHEVY ROCK N' ROLL WEEKEND

WhoWon.com reports: Kevin Harvick, Inc.'s No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado will don the special paint scheme of America's legendary rock band KISS in Thursday night's (Sept. 9) running of the Kroger 200 at Richmond International Raceway. Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 6 GM Goodwrench truck for KHI, will be the first of three ...

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GENE SIMMONS: New Projects Galore

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his web site: A few days ago, Barry Levine and World Wrestling Federation's Stone Cold Steve Austin came over to pitch me a new reality television show...that would feature Stone Cold and his roommate Diamond Dallas Page....More news to follow. "Levine, it should be noted, ...

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Contest Launched To Remix GENE SIMMONS' New Single

ACIDplanet.com is partnering with KISS bassist/vocalis Gene Simmons to host a remix contest for "Sweet and Dirty Love", the new single from Simmons' second solo album, "Asshole". The Gene Simmons Remix Contest challenges remixers to put a new spin on "Sweet and Dirty Love" — a Gene Simmons-penned song full of the band’s famous pump ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Studio Report

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have just entered Armoury Studios in Vancouver to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2002 release, "SYL". Devin Townsend (vocals, guitars) checks in with the following studio update. "Here's a heads up from the Dev, speaking on behalf of the STRAPPING camp. We recently put in a long ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH Finalize Track Listing For New Album

British black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH have finalized the track listing for their second full-length album, "Domine Non Es Dignus", due on November 2 through Season Of Mist Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Codex Necro" was recorded at Necrodeath studios and contains no "keyboards, vocal distortion or harmonizers," according to a posting on the ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Hitting The Beavers

In a brand-new interview with The Monitor, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons compared his rise to that of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The current California governor probably wasn’t the ideal person for any of the goals he set for himself — Mr. Olympia, super action hero actor and then governor. It didn't stop him, though. "He ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Guest On 'American Idol'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his web site: "A few days ago, the band signed some lithos that will be available at KissWorld in the near future. You can always click here to find out what happening there. ”When the KISS tour ends in Mexico City on the 17th, I'll ...

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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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