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OPETH To Guest On Norwegian Radio

On Tuesday, November 15, OPETH will be guests on Norwegian National Radio P3. The program is called "Pyro", and two of the band's members will play their favorite songs from the history of rock. "Pyro" airs between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. CET. OPETH will be guests in the last hour, and the show can ...

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Original KISS Road Crew to Auction Personal Treasures

Backstage Auctions will be presenting the 2005 "KISS My Auction" event which will feature hundreds of items from the private collections of more than a dozen original KISS crew and company members from the glorious days of the 1970s. "KISS remains one of the top collectible bands today and with a large array of items ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Checks In From Cleveland

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Yesterday, we spent a very uneventful day-off in Cleveland. Stayed at a Radisson right across the street from Jacob's Field, where the Indians play. Country artist Keith Urban was playing at whatever enormo-arena also across the street, so ...

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OPETH To Guest On This Weekend's 'Headbanger's Ball'

Sweden's OPETH will be the featured guests on this weekend's episode of "Headbanger's Ball". The two-hour program will air Saturday, November 5 beginning at 10:00 p.m. on MTV2. OPETH are currently touring in support of their new album, "Ghost Reveries", available now on Raodrunner Records. As previously reported, OPETH's video for the track "The Grand ...

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Drummer GENE HOGLAN Says DARK ANGEL Reunion Will 'Never Happen'

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey, since I seem to be able to write my own headlines on Blabbermouth, I figured I'd throw oot a few...'Hoglan cures cancer-develops Death Ray in the process.' 'Hoglan replaced by trained monkey-admits monkey can probably do as ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: New Tour Report Posted Online

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here we are at Pop's in Sauget, Illinois. The town of Sauget is basically a giant parking lot, housing Pop's Niteclub, and 4 strip bars. Legend has it that Pop owns Sauget, strip bars included, and is not ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Checks In From The Road

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "As you all know, STRAPPING is hittin' the road. Actually, we've hit it. We're in Lawrence, Kansas tonight, as the 'Category 5-Fifteen Years of Fear' shitstorm blows into town. I am gonna do my best to document this ...

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Former KISS Manager Offered Plea Deal

Ex-KISS manager Jesse Hilsen, a former Upper East Side shrink who has been described as New York City's "worst deadbeat dad," has been offered a plea deal by the feds that could allow him to walk free and keep his psychiatry license, The New York Post reports. Hilsen could get time served after spending the ...

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POISON Drummer To Launch Podcast

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett has posted the following message on his MySpace page: "So I've decided to do a Podcast. For those of you not familiar with what a Podcast is, the Wikipedia Encyclopedia describes it, in part as follows: Podcasting is a method of publishing audio and video programs via the Internet, ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Film 'Zen' Video, Prepare To Hit The Road

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "First off, all of us in the extended STRAPPING family would like to wish Jed [Simon, guitar] and his lovely bride, Susanna, congratulations on their recent nuptials. They were married in New Jersey on Sunday, October 2, in ...

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KISS: 'Rock The Nation' DVD Pushed Back A Week

According to KissOnline.com, the release date of the new live KISS two-disc DVD set, "Kiss - Rock The Nation Live!" (Image Entertainment), has been pushed back to December 13 from the previously announced December 6. Shot in High Def, the DVD will feature the hottest songs from the Washington, D.C. and Virginia Beach, VA concerts, ...

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GENE SIMMONS' Original 1977 Spector Bass Being Auctioned

Gene Simmons' original Spector bass that he used while touring with KISS during the late '70s into the early '80's (including during KISS' "Unholy" video shoot) is being auctioned via eBay. Included with the guitar is the strap from '70s (with blood on it), the original guitar case as well as Gene's signature on the ...

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OPETH To Guest On INDIE 103.1 FM

OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt and guitarist Peter Lindgren will be interviewed on "Chaos" on Indie 103.1 FM (KDLD) tonight (Oct. 19) between 10:00 p.m. and midnight PST. The show can be streamed online at www.indie1031.com. OPETH are touring in support of their new album, "Ghost Reveries". Opening the shows are FIREBALL MINISTRY (Oct. ...

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DARKANE Prepare For North American Touring Debut

DARKANE — who formed in the late '90s and hail from Helsingborg, Sweden — have performed only once before on North American soil and were received with raving applause at 2001's Milwaukee Metalfest XV. With their first full-fledged tour of North America set to launch on October 28 at Granada in Lawrence, Kansas, guitarist and ...

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CARLOS SANTANA Slams GENE SIMMONS: 'He's Not A Musician'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Latin rocker Carlos Santana has slammed outrageous KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons by questioning his musical ability and branding him "Las Vegas entertainment." Santana is appalled by the standard of Simmons' music and insists the rocker hides his lack of skill behind layers of gothic clothing and black make-up. Santana says, "He's ...

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'Hard Rock Treasures' DVD To Include Full-Length Interview With DIMEBAG

More details have been revealed regarding the upcoming "Hard Rock Treasures" "rockumentary" DVD, due on November 21 via Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring exclusive interviews with some of the most important rock bands ever, including DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, KISS and many more, "Hard Rock Treasures" follows Don Bernstein, Head of Collections for ...

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MARILYN MANSON: 'Finding Out Who You Are Is How You Make Art'

Spin magazine recently published an exclusive interview with MARILYN MANSON. Several excerpts from the chat follow: Spin: How different is the career you've had from the one you envisioned back in Florida in the late '80s? Marilyn Manson: "I can't say I envisioned how it would turn out precisely, but I always thought — after ...

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