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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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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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