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U.K.'s Channel 4 Wants More 'Rock School'

According to DigitalSpy.co.uk, the U.K.'s Channel 4 has decided to commission a second series of upcoming show "Rock School" before a single episode has aired. The show sees KISS bassist Gene Simmons turning classical music students into rock stars. After their training, the students, who wear yellow stockings and a 16th century frock coat as ...

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GENE SIMMONS Polishes His Sense Of Humor

ContactMusic.com is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is brushing up on his comedy skills, after learning that women truly want a man with a sense of humour. Simmons recently created the reality show "Mr. Romance", which features 1980s icon Fabio grooming 12 male contestants into suave gentlemen, and his research for the series has ...

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Guitarist RALPH SANTOLLA Discusses Working With SEBASTIAN BACH

Guitarist extraordinaire Ralph Santolla (SEBASTIAN BACH, ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH) recently spoke to FourteenG.net about his influences, his experiences in the music industry and the recent SEBASTIAN BACH European tour, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: FourteenG.net: Like legendary greats as DEATH, CONTROL DENIED, EYEWITNESS, and MILLENIUM as well ICED EARTH. ...

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GENE SIMMONS Seeks 'Scandalous' Stories

ABC ePrep reports: Most artists don't want their private behavior made public but KISS's Gene Simmons is evidently an exception. Simmons posted on his web site that he's being featured in a forthcoming book called "Deja Vu: You'll Never Make Love In This Town Again, Again". It's the sequel to a juicy Hollywood tell-all called ...

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Is GENE SIMMONS The Next SPONGEBOB?

David E. Williams of CNN.com has issued the following report: Gene Simmons, the fire-breathing, blood-spitting KISS star, just might be the next Spongebob, thanks to his latest project: "My Dad the Rock Star". The show recently started airing in the United States on the cable channel Nickelodeon, alongside animated favorites like Jimmy Neutron, ...

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METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Pay Tribute To ANTHRAX

Metal musicians congratulate ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary: MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine: "ANTHRAX is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Attend MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

La Source is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the special guests expected to appear at the Malaysian Grand Prix on March 20 in Kuala Lumpur. A number of other international celebrities have acknowledged they will be attending the Grand Prix, including Carmen Electra from "Baywatch", the world's most watched actor Jackie Chan, ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Guest On NBC's 'Apprentice'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the ten of the "biggest names" in the rock and rap music industry who will join Donald Trump and the remaining 10 candidates during NBC's star-studded "Apprentice" (March 10, 9-10pm ET). Candidates join forces with music television network Fuse as they petition these 10 celebrities to donate a "personal ...

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GENE SIMMONS's 'Asshole' To Receive European DualDisc Release

GENE SIMMONS' "Asshole" and GARY MOORE's "Back To The Blues" are among the first DualDisc titles being released in Europe this spring/summer by Silverline Records, Immergent and Myutopia. DualDisc is an innovative music product that combines a CD and DVD on a single disc. In addition to a full-length audio album on the CD side, ...

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Former VINNIE VINCENT INVASION Drummer Joins CARNIVAL OF SOULS

Former VINNIE VINCENT INVASION drummer Bobby Rock has joined the New York-based metal band CARNIVAL OF SOULS. "CARNIVAL OF SOULS needed to replace their former drummer [W.A.S.P. skinsman Stet Howland] with someone who could be a team player and contribute mentally as well as physically to be part of this high-energy metal band," Rock said ...

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TOMMY THAYER Talks About Upcoming KISS DVD

Cameron Edney of the Yahoo! group Inside_Out666 recently conducted an interview with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer. A transcript of the interview follow: Inside_Out666: I'd like to start by talking a bit about BLACK 'N BLUE. Can you tell us how the band formed? Tommy Thayer: "BLACK 'N BLUE formed in Portland, OR in ...

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MINI-KISS Perform In New York City: Photos Available

MINI-KISS, a tribute band featuring little people (from 3-foot-11 to 4-foot-4 in height) covering KISS songs, in full make-up, while playing fake wooden guitars, performed in concert at the Cutting Room in New York City on Saturday (Jan. 29). Check out pictures from LFI. MINI-KISS is the brainchild of KISS fan Joey Fatale, ...

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Former PLASMATICS Drummer Joins HAT TRICK OF MISERY

Former PLASMATICS and THE WENDY O. WILLIAMS BAND drummer T.C. Tolliver has joined Asbury Park, NJ-based heavy rock act HAT TRICK OF MISERY. Tolliver played on the PLASMATICS Capitol Records release "Coup d'Etat", produced by Dieter Dirks and engineered by Michael Wagener. Tolliver later went on to become the drummer in THE WENDY O. WILLIAMS ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Guest On Next Week's 'American Idol'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be a guest celebrity judge on next Tuesday's (Jan. 25) edition of "American Idol". The show is expected to feature plenty of high- and lowlights from auditions in New Orleans, Louisiana last September. Simmons joined judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson in evaluating prospective contestants, providing plenty of ...

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