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Reunited DARK ANGEL To Appear On METALLICA Tribute Album

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have been invited to contribute to a METALLICA tribute album being produced by Bob Kulick (KISS, MOTÖRHEAD, MEAT LOAF), and are currently in the studio recording their version of "Creeping Death". A late 2003 release through Cleopatra Records is expected. Complete video coverage of the recording sessions for the ...

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Review: AEROSMITH Trumps KISS In A Battle Of '70s Bands

Sean Piccoli of South Florida's Sun-Sentinel reports that "AEROSMITH and KISS, rock bands formed in the 1970s, both had something saved up for a boisterous double bill on Friday night [September 12] at Sound Advice Amphitheatre west of West Palm Beach. "The anti-aging potions reserved to rock stars appear to be working better, on balance, ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says ACE FREHLEY Is Not Coming Back To KISS

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told TCPalm.com that fans shouldn't expect to see original guitarist Ace Frehley back in the greasepaint anytime soon. "Three strikes, you're out," Simmons said. "He was out of the band for 15 years, then he came back, then he left ... no more." Frehley, he added, "was being self-destructive and ...

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KISS Members Attend Florida Screening Of 'Symphony' DVD

Ivette M. Yee of South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that "KISS members Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Tommy Thayer appeared at Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18 theater [Tuesday night, September 9] to watch 'Kiss Symphony', a documentary film that captures the band in concert with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Australia in February. The band will ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer To Guest On FRAMEWORK Debut

FRAMESHIFT, the "exciting" new progressive rock project written and produced by Henning Pauly of CHAIN for James LaBrie, vocalist of the legendary prog-metal band DREAM THEATER, will release their debut album, "Unweaving The Rainbow", in early November through Progrock Records. "Composer Henning Pauly has worked in a wide variety of styles," reads an official press ...

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GENE SIMMONS Reality Show On The Way

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is currently "negotiating with a television outlet for a Gene Simmons reality show," according to Gene's latest posting on his web site. "Also, [I] am having discussions about a SECOND possible show — different in concept. But, that's all I can say for now about these two projects." "[I] am proud ...

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Review: KISS And AEROSMITH A Little Too Old To Rock All Night

Nick Carter of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviewed the KISS/AEROSMITH tour when it came through town Saturday night (September 6). " 'How y'all doing tonight?' bellowed KISS singer-guitarist Paul Stanley from the stage at Alpine Valley Music Theatre Saturday night. 'Everybody having a good time?' he asked. "What seemed like a long second elapsed between ...

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GENE SIMMONS Checks Out Comedy Show With Ladies In Tow

The Philadelphia Daily News reports KISS star Gene Simmons was in attendance at the Laff House Saturday night (August 30) to catch insult comic Lisa Lampanelli's show. Simmons arrived with four hot young women, tried to buy tickets and refused VIP treatment, but the club whisked him through the door to avoid a box office ...

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Review: KISS, AEROSMITH Aging With Grace

Mary Ethridge of The Beacon Journal reports that Dan Foley, 40, a police officer from Detroit, did his head-banging in 7-inch platform boots at the KISS/AEROSMITH concert at Blossom Music Center Wednesday night (September 3). "He was dressed in full KISS regalia, including the Kabuki-inspired face paint for which the band is famous. Foley was ...

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Review: AEROSMITH's Power Leaves KISS Behind

Steve Morse of The Boston Globe reports that KISS had the gimmicky, arena-style pyrotechnics, but AEROSMITH had the true heat at this entertaining matchup of so-called rock superpowers Monday night (August 25) at the Tweeter Center. "As KISS singer Paul Stanley told the sold-out crowd, 'We got two major superpowers — the Aerosmith Aeroforce and ...

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MINI-KISS: A Tribute Act Of A Different Kind

MINI-KISS, an all-dwarf KISS cover band, has been causing quite a stir lately — so much so that when they performed at The Chamber in Atlanta last month, theirs was "easily the most anticipated rock show since RADIOHEAD's 2001 show at Stone Mountain," reports Andisheh Nouraee of Creative Loafing Atlanta. "Unfortunately, the band took a ...

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KISS, ACDELCO, KURT JOHNSON, And CAVALIER Form Hot Rod Supergroup

The crashing thunder of rock power chords and deep bass crescendos of 1,300 horsepower combined to create a medley of high-performance music together at the official unveiling of Kurt Johnson's ACDelco NHRA Pro Stock Cavalier Z24 on August 14. Featuring artwork by renowned motorsports artist Sam Bass, Johnson's Cavalier sports a visual theme inspired by ...

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TORI AMOS: 'GENE SIMMONS Is Scarier To Little Girls Than A Blackout'

Robert Cherry of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that singer Tori Amos shared her story of The Big Blackout during her performance at Tower City Amphitheater in downtown Cleveland's Flats Saturday night (August 16). Early in her set, the ivory-tickling chanteuse revealed that she had waited out the crisis in a Birmingham, Michigan, hotel. She ...

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Review: Can't-Miss KISS Outdoes AEROSMITH

David Lindquist of IndyStar.com reports that "in a highly anticipated clash of hard-rock titans, the big dumb fun of KISS trumped the sustained relevance of AEROSMITH on Sunday night (August 17) at Verizon Wireless Music Center. "The outcome may have surprised some in the audience of 22,110. "After all, AEROSMITH makes hit records decade after ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH: Detroit Show Canceled

The sold-out KISS/ AEROSMITH/ TED NUGENT/ SALIVA show that was scheduled to take place at Comerica Stadium in Detroit, Michigan Friday night (August 15) was canceled due to the power outage that crippled parts of the U.S. Midwest, Northeast and southern Canada. A make-up date may be announced at a later point. "My apologies to ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'My Dad The Rock Star' Cartoon To Bow In September

Bill Brioux of the Toronto Sun reports that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is "the dude behind 'My Dad The Rock Star', one of several fall gems unveiled yesterday (August 12) in Toronto at a press conference for various Alliance Atlantis networks. " 'My Dad The Rock Star', featuring a platform-wearing, clown-faced guitar slasher named Rock ...

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GENE SIMMONS: In-Store Appearances Announced

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be making the following in-store appearances to promote his recently published Los Angeles Times best-seller "Sex Money Kiss": Saturday, August 16 – Detroit, Michigan 2:00 p.m. - Borders Books and Music 23000 Eureka Rd. Taylor, MI 48180 Friday, August 22 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2:00 p.m. - Borders Books and Music ...

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Review: KISS And AEROSMITH Deliver All Your Favorite Oldies

David Segal of the Washington Post reviewed the KISS/AEROSMITH tour when it came through town at Nissan Pavilion on Saturday night (August 9). "Next time a band announces a 'farewell tour,' get it in writing," he writes. "Otherwise, don't bother with the goodbyes. KISS vowed three years ago to pack up the face paint and ...

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GENE SIMMONS Explains KISS' Longevity

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told The Toronto Sun that the secret to the band's longevity lies in defining themselves as a flashy band that plays non-flashy music, rather than the other way around. "When you think about it, we make no sense, because we're completely against fashion," he said. "Look at us — we ...

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Review: Lusty AEROSMITH Out-Rocks KISS Of Death

Dan Aquilante of The New York Post reports that "seeing KISS and AEROSMITH together at Jones Beach [Monday night, August 5] was like witnessing Peter Pan in a death match with Father Time. "KISS, the band that won't grow up, was in the makeup they've worn since the beginning, while AEROSMITH wore their wrinkles like ...

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Review: QUEENSRŸCHE Rocks Hometown Crowd

Gene Stout of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Seattle progressive-metal heroes QUEENSRŸCHE and like-minded New York band DREAM THEATER, on tour since late June, enjoyed each other's company so much that their tandem encore Saturday (August 2) at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle turned into a musical love-a-thon. It concluded with a nice surprise from ...

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ACE FREHLEY Says He's Fine Without KISS

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley recently spoke to Billboard magazine about his decision to sit out the band's co-headlining trek with AEROSMITH. "When I finished the [KISS Farewell] tour, [Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons] told me that was it," Frehley said. "So I'm not gonna sit around and twiddle my thumbs. I started preparing, before ...

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BILLBOARD Magazine Pays Tribute To KISS

The Billboard Information Group will mark the 30th Anniversary of KISS, one of America's most successful and enduring rock 'n' roll bands, with the publication of a 26-page special report in the August 9 issue of Billboard. The issue will be available on newsstands on August 1 and content will be posted on www.billboard.com/KISS. "KISS: ...

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KISS And AEROSMITH: A Perfect Match

Cary Ashby of Coshocton Tribune is reporting that "the fans of hard rock bands include educators, scientists, musicians, actors, retail clerks and students. And among their number are a few local fans of AEROSMITH and KISS who are looking forward to the veteran bands blasting their way into Germain Amphitheater in Columbus on Aug. 19. ...

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GENE SIMMONS: I Am Very Civilized

Gene Simmons insists the live concert pairing of KISS and the prestigious 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra featured on the group's "Kiss Symphony: Alive IV" CD, which comes out this Tuesday (July 22), was a natural combination, the LA Daily News reports. "The notion is, if you're a rocker, when you get offstage, you can't speak ...

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