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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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KISS To Tour With DEF LEPPARD?

According to KissKollector.com, KISS manager Doc McGhee has confirmed that KISS are in talks with DEF LEPPARD about possibly touring together next year. As reported here yesterday, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has told the Associated Press that KISS will take a break from touring following their final dates with AEROSMITH later this month and will ...

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KISS To Resume Touring In April — Without AEROSMITH

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has told the Associated Press that the rockasaurus spectacle KISS/AEROSMITH tour that launched last summer is getting near the end of its final leg, with a swing of U.S. dates — including a Dec. 18 gig at the Forum in L.A. — wrapping up toward the end of December. And then, ...

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GENE SIMMONS: ACE FREHLEY's Drug Problem Was Life-Threatening

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told the Bradenton Herald that he became a rock star for three things: money, girls and fun. Not necessarily in that order. "I've often heard some notions growing up — peculiar notions — that money is the root of all evil," Simmons said. "But that's nonsense. The truth is, lack ...

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GENE SIMMONS Sets Book Signing For Independents

According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, an independent bookstore and a record shop in Tampa — Inkwood Books and Vinyl Fever — are joining forces against big-name chains by co-hosting a book-signing by Gene Simmons, veteran bassist for the rock group KISS who recently released the memoir "Sex Money Kiss". Simmons is scheduled to ...

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ANAAL NATHRAKH Record 'Peel Session'

British black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH have recorded a session for BBC Radio 1's "John Peel" show. Four tracks of "vile savagery" were laid down, including "The Oblivion Gene" — a song so new it had never even been performed before this recording. The session is due to be broadcast on December 16 between 10:00 ...

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TOMMY THAYER Speaks To Kissonline.com: Audio Available

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer recently sat down with Kissonline.com to answer a few questions and to have his answers recorded for the fans to hear. Click on the links below to get Thayer's thoughts on the following questions/topics (note: you will need QuickTime installed to listen to these clips): 1) Who is Tommy Thayer? (

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GENE SIMMONS To Produce 'Taboo' Soundtrack?

Newsday is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has approached Rosie O'Donnell about producing the soundtrack to her troubled $10 million musical, "Taboo", on the Sanctuary Group record label. "The music stands on its own," Simmons said. "This isn't a nostalgia show. It's got nothing to do with 'Karma Chameleon'," Simmons added, referring to the ...

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GENE SIMMONS, JERRY CANTRELL Attend M.A.P. AWARDS

Sharon Osbourne hosted the annual M.A.P. Awards Wednesday night (November 5) at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. The event was a benefit for the Musicians Assistance Program, which helps musicians get help for drug and alcohol addiction. This year's event honored AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler, blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, and music industry attorney ...

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THRESHOLD To Release 'Critical Energy' CD/DVD In January

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have completed work on their live DVD and double CD, titled "Critical Energy". The following feature list has been confirmed for the DVD: 01. Complete concert footage filmed in Holland (18 songs, 118 minutes) 02. Selected ProgPower USA 2002 concert footage (3 songs, 24 minutes) 03. "Critical Moments" tour documentary (12 ...

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DON ARDEN's Autobiography To Be Published In April

Don Arden's much-anticipated autobiography, "Mr. Big", has been pushed back to an April 2004 publication date via Robson Books. Arden, one of the earliest and most notorious managers of the rock 'n' roll era and father of Sharon Osbourne, wife/manager of former BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne, was frequently accused of violent, bullying tactics by ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Manager Publishes Tell-All Autobiography

Don Arden, one of the earliest and most notorious managers of the rock 'n' roll era and father of Sharon Osbourne, wife/manager of former BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne, has just published his autobiography via Robson Books in the U.K. Dubbed the "Godfather Of Rock" and the "Al Capone of Pop" by the world's press, ...

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GENE SIMMONS Does St. Louis

Deb Peterson of St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: "Gene Simmons didn't kiss the Lou goodbye lightly. The tongue-wagging lead singer of KISS was at the St. Louis Galleria signing copies of his new book 'Sex Money Kiss' on Monday [September 29] when mall security spotted him with a woman who had a dog in a bag ...

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KISS' 'Symphony' DVD Enters Australian Chart At No. 1

KISS's "Kiss Symphony" DVD has entered the Australian Music DVD chart at No. 1, according to the official web site of the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA). 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", ...

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GENE SIMMONS Donates Voice To 'King Of The Hill' Episode

KISS star Gene Simmons has donated his voice to the November 9 episode of Fox's "King Of The Hill", titled "Reborn To Be Wild", according to Canada's Chart Attack. Simmons will play the role of Jessie. Also featured in the episode are members of SUM 41, who play a gang of Christian youths who express ...

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