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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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KISS: VH1 Special To Air In June

According to KissKollector.com, VH1 is working on a new KISS special, "When Kiss Ruled The World". The one-hour show will air in June, to coincide with the kick-off of KISS' U.S. summer tour with POISON. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, plus original KISS roadie Peter "Moose" Oreckinto ('73-76), as well as KISS Kollector ...

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MINI GENE Explains The Origins Of MINI KISS

Todd Hyman of the Long Island Press caught up with Joey Fatale, who plays the role of Gene Simmons in the vertically challenged cover band MINI KISS. "Here's the deal," says Fatale of his band. "There's this bar in the city called the Lava Lounge. Me and Mikey [O'Connor, Mini Ace] used to go there ...

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KISS: Australian Setlist Revealed

KISS kicked off the Australian leg of their "Rock the Nation" 2004 world tour Saturday night (May 8) at Burswood Dome in Perth. The group's complete setlist for the concert was as follows: 01. Creatures of the Night 02. Dr. Love 03. Pledge Allegiance to Rock 'n' Roll 04. I Love It Loud 05. Christine ...

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ERIC SINGER On Rejoining KISS: 'We All Change Our Minds'

KISS drummer Eric Singer was recently asked by the Kiss Underground Archives web site to explain why he decided to return to the band in light of his previous statement that he couldn't imagine working with KISS again unless Ace Frehley was involved. "We all feel different about a situation at any given time, but ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Third Watch' Appearance Schedule Announced

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will appear in two episodes of the NBC television drama "Third Watch" during May sweeps, the network revealed Friday (April 23). Simmons, who has occasionally played himself in different television shows over the years, will play a vengeful mob boss on in the "Higher Calling" episode of "Third Watch" on April ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Delayed (Again), World Premiere Announced

Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group has pushed back the release date of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' highly anticipated sophomore solo album, "Asshole", to June 8 from the previously announced May 18 (and before that April 20). If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like be the first to be officially certified by Simmons as ...

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Former ICED EARTH Members Join Forces In UNEARTHED

Former ICED EARTH members Gene Adam (vocals), Dave Abell (bass), and Mark Prator (drums), along with Bill Owen (guitar) of the pre-ICED EARTH band PURGATORY, have formed a brand-new project tentatively dubbed UNEARTHED. The group have just completed a two-song demo containing the tracks "Fire In the Sky" and "Unearthed" and are preparing to begin ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Asshole' Running Order, Japanese Bonus Tracks Revealed

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has revealed the final running order of the songs set to appear on his much-anticipated new solo album, "Asshole", due on May 18 through Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group. It is as follows: 01. Sweet And Dirty Love (Simmons) 02. Firestarter (Prodigy) 03. Weapons (Simmons) 04. Waiting For The Morning Light (Simmons/Dylan) ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole': An In-Depth Review

Joop van Pelt of KissKollector.com has written the following track-by-track "review" of "Asshole", the much-anticipated new solo album from KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons: 01. Asshole (Frank Tostrup) "Title track 'Asshole' is a catchy, up-tempo bubblegum rocker reminiscent of Avril Lavigne's recent hit 'Skater Boy'. Hearing it once, makes it stick to your mind instantly. Especially ...

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