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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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KISS: VH1 Special To Chronicle Band's Successes And Downfalls

KISS founding members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley were interviewed for the upcoming VH1 special, "When KISS Ruled the World", premiering on July 24 at 11:00 p.m. The hour-long episode chronicles the band's successes and downfalls as well as the group's influence on their fans, and the entire music community through ...

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GENE SIMMONS In Country Music Video: Clip Posted Online

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons filmed a cameo appearance in the new video from country artist TRICK PONY on June 17 at the Heartland Mansion in Las Vegas, Nevada. The video, for the track "The Bride", features Simmons in the role of the "whore priest," according to Gene. Watch the video at TRICK PONY's web site: ...

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Original GUNS N' ROSES Photos Available

Acclaimed rock photographer Gene Kirkland is making limited-edition copies of some of his GUNS N' ROSES photos available through Blastwaves Merchandise at Blastwaves.com. Gene spent years traveling the world with GUNS N' ROSES and was one of only a few photographers that were given deep access to the band throughout their career. His ...

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KISS At Richmond International Raceway: Photos Posted Online

Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of the legendary rock group KISS were on hand Tuesday (June 29) at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia to unveil new paint schemes that feature their likenesses for three cars that will race in the NASCAR series at RIR on September 9 through 11. Check out pictures from ...

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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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