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JIMI HENDRIX's Manhood Up For Sale

On February 25, 1968, Cynthia Plaster Caster cast the manhood of JIMI HENDRIX at the Chicago Hilton and the rest is history. "He was certainly a tough act to follow," says Cynthia who made a lasting first impression and gave a whole new meaning to band "member." The Plaster Casters of Chicago went ...

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DARK ANGEL Destroy Santa Ana With Unannounced Set

As widely anticipated, DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and guitarist Eric Meyer joined drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez and bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) at the conclusion of DREAMS OF DAMNATION's opening set (featuring Durkin) at Monday night's KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California and tore into "Burning Of Sodom", ...

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KISS To Play One-Off Show In Australia?

KISS are rumored to be planning a return to Australia for a one-off concert at Melbourne's Colonial Stadium in late February/early March 2003. If the unconfirmed reports are to be believed, this unique show will feature the band playing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra who will all be wearing KISS makeup. The one-off concert will ...

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KISS Release 'Studded Paul Kiss Kondom'

Kiss Kondoms, a line of contraceptives with members KISS on the packaging, have just released the "Studded Paul Kiss Kondom", the second in the series of condoms made available online and through record stores and specialty gift shops near you. The "Studded Paul Kiss Kondom" is a sequel to KISS' prior launch into the health ...

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GENE HOGLAN Forced To Skip 'Surprise' DARK ANGEL Performance

Drummer Gene Hoglan will be unable to participate in the rumored DARK ANGEL "surprise" appearance at the KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California on September 30th, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "But as to not disappoint anyone who will be there early enough to see [Jim's new band] DREAMS OF ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS To Appear At TATTOO SHOW

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be attending the Tattoo Show at the Meadowlands in the New York/New Jersey area on October 5th. Simmons will be covering the event for a big feature in the fourth issue of Gene Simmons Tongue magazine, set to hit the stands early next year. ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS To Appear On 'The O'Reilly Factor'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will be appearing live on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor (hosted by Bill O'Reilly) on Wednesday, September 25th at 3:30 PM PST. On Friday, Simmons will be hosting the Gene Simmons Tongue #2 party at Barfly on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. "Cover girl Carrie Stevens who, among other things was Eric ...

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DARK ANGEL Announce West Coast Dates

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) — have lined up the following West Coast dates during December: Dec. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mason Jar Dec. 04 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick Dec. 05 – Hollywood, ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Complete New CD, Offer Free Download

MALEVOLENT CREATION have completed work on their eighth full-length album, entitled The Will To Kill, at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida. Engineered by Shawn Ohtani and mixed by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais, the album — the group's first to feature HATE PLOW singer Kyle Simmons — reportedly contains "40 minutes of pure grinding DEATH METAL ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Enter Studio To Record Third CD

Innovative cult metallers STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have entered Armoury Studios (FEAR FACTORY, KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, VAN HALEN) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to record their third full-length studio album — their first since 1997's wildly-received City. Devin Townsend, SYL mastermind and guitarist, enthusiastically states: "I often have heard about people wanting a new dominating metal ...

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KISS' PETER CRISS Catches Acting Bug

KISS drummer Peter Criss is concentrating on pursuing a career in acting while preparing to release new music through his own Catapult label, the drummer has revealed via a lengthy interview published in the second issue of Gene Simmons Tongue magazine. "I've really got the bug [for acting]," Criss told KISS bassist Gene Simmons, who ...

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CRYOGENIC Vocalist Involved In Near-Fatal Accident

CRYOGENIC vocalist Steve Simmons was involved in a near-fatal car accident in early September that has left him with concussion, cracked ribs and severe bruising. Simmons lost control of his car on the Pacific Highway near Newcastle (Australia), flipping it onto its lid on the other side of the road. He is currently recovering at ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Launches SIMMONS AUDIO

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has launched Simmons Audio, a partnership with Michael Viner's New Millenium. "More details will follow shortly, but in the meantime — the imprint will have a simple manifesto: It will release spoken word books by interesting celeb readers, reading popular books," said Simmons. Simmons Audio's maiden voyage is Gene Simmons reading ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Offshoot Project Inks Deal With VIRUSWORX RECORDS

Vancouver's TENET, featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, ex-GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati, have inked a deal with Hamburg, Germany's Virusworx Records. The group are tentatively scheduled to enter the studio in February 2003 with producer/SYL mainman Devin Townsend to record ...

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DARK ANGEL: San Francisco Headlining Gig Announced

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan — are due to perform a headlining show at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Saturday, December 7th, according to the club's official web site. A headlining date at The Galaxy Theater in ...

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GENE HOGLAN Rejoins DARK ANGEL!!

The reunited DARK ANGEL have been rejoined by drummer Gene Hoglan (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) after a short stint with interim skinsman Al "Mayhem" Mendez, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Gene never said he would NOT [become part of the reunion at some point]," Durkin explained when asked what made Hoglan change his mind ...

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DARK ANGEL Reunite, Begin Work On New Material

Legendary Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have reunited and are in the process of writing material for a possible new album, guitarist Jim Durkin has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Three-fifths of the line-up that recorded the acclaimed 1989 CD, Leave ScarsDurkin, guitarist Eric Meyer, and vocalist Ron Rinehart — has teamed up with bassist Jeremy ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: ACE FREHLEY Is Still In The Band

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently conducted an interview with Metal Edge magazine for their October 2002 issue in which he was asked point-blank to confirm that guitarist Ace Frehley was no longer a member of the band. "No, [he isn't out of the band]," Simmons told the magazine. "Statement of fact, statement of intention, statement ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Stuffs His Face, Gets Ripped Off

The following three articles appeared in Star magazine: Item #1: Pudgy rocker Gene Simmmons sure packs a hefty appetite. The tongue-wagging bass player of KISS was spotted aboard a flight from NY to LA gleefully gorging himself on a chicken entree, two slices of chocolate cake and an ice cream sundae-while flirting with a pretty ...

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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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