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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Announces Details Of Lecture Tour

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has announced the details of his upcoming five-date lecture tour of Australia, which is scheduled to take place in late October/early November. According to Simmons, "the tour is called Speaking in Tongues and is being put together by Madison, an Australian company that last year hosted President Bill Clinton for his ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Releasing "Best Of" Album Was Not KISS' Decision

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has rejected accusations by some of the group's fans that the band's upcoming "greatest hits"-style compilation CD, entitled The Very Best Of Kiss (due via Mercury/UTV Records on August 27th), is yet another attempt by the act to cash in on their followers' loyalty. According to Simmons, the decision to release ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: No Tour Planned For The Fall

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has shot down as "not true" a recent Internet rumor that KISS is planning a major tour for the fall of 2002 with the line-up of Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer and that new characters and outfits are being designed for Eric and Tommy—information that had supposedly originated ...

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DORO: "Fight" Details Unveiled

DORO's brand new studio album, entitled Fight, is set for a September 24th release through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Fight 02. Always Live To Win 03. Descent (feat. TYPE O NEGATIVE's Pete Steele) 04. Salvaje 05. Undying 06. Legends Never Die (written by KISS' Gene Simmons) ...

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PAUL STANLEY: "KISS Fans Are Free To Come And Go As They Please"

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has all but admitted that various members of the group were credited for performing on many of the band's albums even when session musicians were used to complete the projects instead. When asked for the reason guest musicians were never credited for their performances on the group's albums, Stanley replied that ...

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GENE SIMMONS' "Cribs" Appearance To Be Re-Broadcast

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' appearance on MTV's Cribs will be re-broadcast at the following times: Jul. 02 - 06:30 PM Jul. 03 - 02:00 PM Jul. 04 - 01:30 AM Jul. 04 - 09:00 PM Jul. 05 - 08:00 AM In other news, Simmons issued the following statement on the passing of THE WHO bassist ...

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KISS Negotiating Record Deal With KOCH ENTERTAINMENT

KISS have reportedly been negotiating a new record deal with Koch Entertainment, who have had "many discussions with bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons" about a possible working relationship between the two parties, according to Indyhits.com. As previously reported, Simmons and partner Paul Stanley are said to have been working with producer Bob Ezrin on the act's next ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: More Important Than THE PRESIDENT?

The following item originally appeared in today's edition of The New York Post: If Israel goes ahead and bans CNN from its airwaves, viewers there won't be missing out on much. Just before 7:00 PM the other night, Fox News Channel was carrying a live speech about education by President Bush, a fairly important subject ...

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KISS Negotating With Large Indies, To Issue New Full-Length In 2003

Having recently parted ways with the Universal Records Group (i.e. Mercury/PolyGram), KISS' Gene Simmons has reportedly been talking to several large independent record labels—including Spitfire—about inking a new deal for the band. However, while recent speculation has centered around the release of the group's long-completed Alive IV project, it now appears that Simmons and partner ...

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METALLICA, KORN, OZZY Among 2001's Top-Earning Music Stars

METALLICA, KORN, OZZY OSBOURNE, TOOL, LIMP BIZKIT, and AEROSMITH are among the artists included in Rolling Stone magazine's list of top-earning music stars last year (2001). While admitting that calculating the earnings of famous people involves some "estimation and guesswork", the magazine said it compiled the numbers through conversations with music industry insiders, such as ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX To Pen Tune For BACKSTREET BOYS?!

MÖTLEY CRÜE mainman Nikki Sixx has reportedly written a song, "Let's Get It Together" for possible inclusion on the next BACKSTREET BOYS album. The bassist is also said to have composed tracks for TANTRIC, SALIVA, and FAITH HILL. In related news, Sixx and wife Donna D'Errico were among the guests at KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' ...

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KISS' PETER CRISS Shows Up At GENE SIMMONS' Mag Launch Party

KISS drummer Peter Criss, whose position in the group has been uncertain for much of the last year, came face-to-face with bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons at the latter's official release party for Gene Simmons Tongue magazine on Wednesday night, June 5th at Studio 54 in New York City. After the encounter and embrace, Simmons talked about ...

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KISS Perfume On The Way?

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: We're not sure if we'd like to smell like Gene Simmons, but that isn't stopping the KISS rocker from launching a line of perfume named after his band. "KISS just sounds perfect for a fragrance," Simmons told us at Tuesday's FiFi Awards, ...

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KISS Kondoms Coming To A Store Near You!

Be on the lookout for Kiss Kondoms, a line of contraceptives with members KISS on the packaging, which will shortly be made available online and through record stores and specialty gift shops near you. KISS' latest business venture was made possible via a partnership with speciality condom retailer Condomania. Billed as "Rock 'N' Rubbers", the ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Call It A Day!

Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS have called it a day, according to a report posted at www.stonerrock.com. "I have officially fired the guys and will be taking a much needed break for much of this summer doing lots of writing and jamming...," guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe is quoted as saying. "I already have over ...

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Eye For An Eye - DAEMON

Despite this being their third album, Denmark's DAEMON are perhaps best known for having featured the services of then-ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on their 1997 debut Seven Deadly Sins—a widely acclaimed yet largely underground classic that owed more than a small part of its musical inspiration to Andersson's previous outfit's early output. The band's second ...

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SLIPKNOT: What's In A Name?!

The following article was authored by Erik Missio and originally posted by Canada's ChartAttack.com on Friday, May 3rd: Speaking on a stereotypical basis, hardcore SLIPKNOT fans are usually thought of as being only slightly above INSANE CLOWN POSSE devotees when it comes to criteria like maturity, literacy, individuality and hygiene (before we get ...

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KISS Perform "Live" Rendition Of "Detroit Rock City" For Upcoming "American Bandstand" Special

As expected, KISS guitarist Ace Frehley did not participate in the taping of the group's performance for next month's broadcast of American Bandstand 50th, which took place yesterday, April 19th in front of an audience of approximately 300-400. According to reports, the current line-up of KISSPaul Stanley (guitar/vocals), Gene Simmons (bass/vocals), Eric Singer (drums) and ...

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KISS Comic Book Revival Due In July

According to www.kissonline.com, Dark Horse Comics has just solicited the debut issue of its KISS comic book revival, which is due to ship in July. The most ass-kicking rock band returns to comics, written by the most rockin' of young comics writers. Joe Casey (Superman, Wildcats, X-Men) presents a bold new direction for ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: Update On Current Activities

Here is an update from the DEVIN TOWNSEND camp: The American West Coast tour is on! It is billed as a STRAPPING YOUNG LAD tour and will include primarily SYL material. They are planning a STRAPPING set with one song from each of the other projects as well as feature new SYL songs. There are ...

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