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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's CHRIS KAEL Honored As Kentucky Colonel

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael has been honored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky with the title of Kentucky Colonel, given to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments or outstanding service. Kentucky Colonel is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. According to the Kentucky secretary of state's web site, it began ...

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PAUL STANLEY Criticizes Actress PHYLICIA RASHAD For Tweeting Celebration Of BILL COSBY Release

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has criticized actress Phylicia Rashad for tweeting in celebration of Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction being overturned. After news surfaced on Wednesday (June 30) that Cosby's sentence for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman years earlier would be vacated, Rashad tweeted, "FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Says He 'Misspoke' When He Called 'Destroyer' Producer BOB EZRIN A 'Functioning Addict'

Paul Stanley says that he "misspoke" when he said Bob Ezrin was a "functioning addict" during the making of KISS's "Destroyer" album. The KISS guitarist/vocalist made the disparaging remark in the new A&E documentary "Biography: KISStory", which chronicles the band's five decades in the business and features archival and, in some cases, previously unreleased footage, ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video 'Youphoria'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Youphoria", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "I think 'Youphoria' has a little bit of everything, with an epic catchy chorus, time and tempo changes and aggressive riffing." LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson added: "We ...

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DORO: 'Triumph And Agony Live' Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

In celebration of 35 years of WARLOCK's "Triumph And Agony" album, Doro Pesch will release "Triumph And Agony Live" in various formats, including CD, vinyl, cassette, DVD, Blu-ray, and a huge box set, on September 24 through Doro's own label, Rare Diamonds Productions. The "Triumph And Agony" artwork centers on Geoffrey Gillespie's famous original drawing ...

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KORN Singer JONATHAN DAVIS: New 'Pop! Rocks' Figure Coming From FUNKO

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has announced one its latest artist collaborations: KORN singer Jonathan Davis. Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks treatment in the past include KISS, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, DEF LEPPARD, Rob Zombie, SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Says Writing His Memoir Has Been 'Cathartic': 'I Think I Needed To Do It'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Making Waves: The ShipRocked Podcast", ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello discussed his upcoming memoir, "Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax", which is due on October 12 via Rare Bird. The foreword was written by KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. "My co-writer Joel McIver, he's an ...

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The Nightmare Of Being - AT THE GATES

The eternal challenge for a legendary band is to convince fans, both old and new, that new material is intrinsically more exciting and interesting than cherished relics of the past. That may be especially true for AT THE GATES, such is the unassailable status of "Slaughter of the Soul", the band's classic 1995 album and ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announces 'Colors II' Album

Grammy Award-nominated progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will release a new album, "Colors II", on August 20 via Sumerian Records. To celebrate the announcement, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME has dropped the first single, "Fix The Error". The track premiered on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal and features drum solos from an ironclad trifecta of ...

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Watch GLENN HUGHES Perform Live With THE DEAD DAISIES For First Time

THE DEAD DAISIES' current lineup made its live debut last night (Wednesday, June 23) at Boca Black Box in Boca Raton, Florida. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. THE DEAD DAISIES' current lineup includes Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) on bass/vocals, Doug Aldrich (DIO, WHITESNAKE) on guitar, Tommy Clufetos ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY 'Would Love To' Release A Cookbook

KISS frontman Paul Stanley, who frequently uses social media to share photos of his culinary creations, was asked in a new interview with Germany's Radio Bob! if he has any plans to eventually release a cookbook. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Maybe at some point, but right now that cookbook would be very thin. ...

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WE CAME AS ROMANS Announce Rescheduled 'To Plant A Seed' Anniversary Tour With THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, DAYSEEKER, HOLLOW FRONT

WE CAME AS ROMANS are rebooting the anniversary tour celebrating their landmark, 2009-released album "To Plant A Seed". The trek was originally scheduled for spring 2020, but it was tabled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "To Plant A Seed" was a definitive sonic statement for WE CAME AS ROMANS and remains a fan favorite through ...

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DORO To Release 'Triumph And Agony Live' In September

In celebration of 35 years of WARLOCK's "Triumph And Agony" album, Doro Pesch will release "Triumph And Agony Live" in various formats, including CD, vinyl, cassette, DVD, Blu-ray, and a huge box set, on September 24 through Doro's own label, Rare Diamonds Productions. Doro says: "It was always my dream to play the 'Triumph And ...

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MOON SHOT Featuring Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist: Debut Album 'Confession' Due In October

With years of combined experience and hundreds of gigs around the world, bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä, vocalist Ville Malja (LAPKO), guitarist Jussi Ylikoski and drummer Mikko Hakila (DISCO ENSEMBLE) united last year to form MOON SHOT. Buoyed by the resounding success of debut track "Big Bang", and further singles "Blood Looks Cool", and ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Says He Is 'Done' Shaking Hands With People

During an appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello discussed his band's touring plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're doing periodic shows. We're doing bits and pieces. There's no real touring, for us, till next year; there's no ...

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