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CHAOSBREED Begin Writing Material For Sophomore Album

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted the following message on their official web site: "Still another month until 'Brutal' is in the shops... Can't stand ...

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KISS: Australian Tour To Feature MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

KISS have invited 12 members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to join them on their upcoming Australian tour (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane only) for a special 30-minute encore performance of the KISS Symphony concert which was documented on a live DVD and CD last year. GRINSPOON and MACHINE GUN FELLATIO have been confirmed as the ...

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GENE SIMMONS Hopes PETER CRISS Enjoyed His Time In KISS

KISS have yet to make an official announcement regarding drummer Peter Criss' future with the band, but KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons told Canada's The Fox that Criss should be satisfied with his three tenures in the band: "Most people only have one chance, if at all, to swing the bat," Simmons said. "Peter's had many ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Delayed Until May

Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group has pushed back the release date of Gene Simmons' highly anticipated sophomore solo album, "Asshole", to May 18 from the previously announced April 20. The title track, "Asshole", will be the first single released to rock radio on April 15. Like his 1978 self-titled solo album, "Asshole" features a number of ...

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KISS: New Book Focuses On Band's Songs And Recordings

The new KISSFAQ book "KISS & Related Recordings Focus: Music! The Songs, The Demos, The Lyrics, and Stories!" has been completed and will be published in the next few weeks (anticipated shipping second week of March). Covering over 1800 songs, demos, and lyrics, from KISS and its associated past and present members the "KISS & ...

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It's Official: GENE SIMMONS Is An '***hole'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has set "***hole" as the title of his highly anticipated solo album, due on April 20 through Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group. The title track, ""***hole", will be the first single released to rock radio on April 15. This release will mark the second solo album from Simmons since his self-titled platinum ...

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GENE HOGLAN Joins OPETH For Two Songs At Vancouver Show

Legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUND LAD, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OLD MAN'S CHILD) sat behind the kit for OPETH at the Vancouver stop of their current North American tour Friday night (Jan. 23) (as first reported here yesterday). Hoglan stood in for regular OPETH skinsman Martin Lopez, who is said to be ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer To Play With OPETH In Vancouver

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/DARK ANGEL drummer Gene Hoglan will reportedly be sitting behind the kit for OPETH at the Vancouver stop of their current North American tour Friday night (Jan. 23). Hoglan will be standing in for regular OPETH skinsman Martin Lopez, who is said to be at home in Sweden recovering from a recent bout ...

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KISS To Be Featured On VH1 CLASSIC's 'Headline Act'

VH1 Classic "Headline Act" presents KISS premiering on Monday, January 26 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 talk about how their love for ...

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CARMINE APPICE Signs On As SLINGERLAND's Spokesperson

Legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, OZZY OSBOURNE, ROD STEWART) has signed on as an exclusive-spokesperson for the U.S.-made Gibson/Slingerland Drums, effective immediately. "Slingerland has always been the premier drum company and I couldn't be happier with this new arrangement. It will be an honor to represent them and I look forward to developing ...

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Design The GENE SIMMONS Alter-Ego: FIRESTARTER!

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is busy readying his highly anticipated solo record, "Firestarter", the debut release on Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group, and is looking for the best and most creative designer to come up with the image for his alter-ego. "We want to leave the creative vision to the individual designer, but as a point ...

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KISS: GENE And PAUL on 'Monday Night Football'

KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley recently completed a video shoot for their appearance on the last "Monday Night Football" game of the season — the "Wild Card" game on January 3, 2004. They will be seen performing with Hank Williams Jr. in the opening sequence. KISS, who recently concluded a 60-date tour with ...

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'KISS Symphony' DVD Certified Double Platinum

KISS's "Kiss Symphony" DVD has been certified double platinum in the U.S., according to the web site of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The DVD, which features KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Tommy Thayer playing classic songs such as "Rock And Roll All Nite", "Deuce", "Love Gun", and "Detroit ...

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