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AEROSMITH Guitarist Joins KISS Onstage For 'Strutter' Jam

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry joined KISS onstage during their show at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Sunday night (December 14) for a rocking version of the KISS classic "Strutter". According to unconfirmed reports, Perry even donned a pair of KISS frontman Paul Stanley's platform boots for the occasion. As previously reported, KISS will ...

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KISS To Offer 'Symphony' Concert On Pay Per View

KISS, who are currently rocking hard on the extended leg of "the most successful summer concert tour of '03" with fellow rock icons AEROSMITH, are bringing out a special offering of "KISS Symphony, Alive IV in Concert from Melbourne, Australia" on Pay Per View. As part of this special offer for $19.95, each customer that ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH: More Concert Attendances/Grosses Revealed

The following are some of the latest concert grosses for the KISS/AEROSMITH tour, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: AEROSMITH & KISS, AUTOMATIC BLACK Venue: Madison Square Garden City/State: New York, N.Y. Event Dates: Nov. 16, 2003 Gross Sales: $1,475,570 Attendance/Capacity: 15,159 / 15,751 Shows/Sellouts: 1 / 0 Prices: $170.50, $45 Promoters: Clear Channel Entertainment ...

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VAN HALEN: HAGAR Reunion Update

The Van Halen Mailing List (www.van-halen.org) has issued the following update regarding the recent rumors of a possible VAN HALEN reunion with former singer Sammy Hagar: "As with all VAN HALEN rumors, this needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but the following has been confirmed by a fairly reliable source ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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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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'AEROSMITH Day' Named In New Hampshire

Shir Haberman of the Portsmouth Herald reports that New Hampshire Gov. Craig Benson signed a proclamation Monday naming Nov. 24, 2003 as "AEROSMITH Day." The group, led by vocalist Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry, was the first act to play at the Verizon Wireless Arena when it opened in November 2001, and was in ...

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AEROSMITH To Perform At SUPER BOWL Pre-Show

AEROSMITH will make their second Super Bowl appearance in four years just before kickoff at Super Bowl XXXVIII (38) on February 1 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, according to Launch Radio Networks. The band haven't yet decided what songs they'll play, but at least one will likely come from their upcoming "Honkin' On Bobo" ...

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METALLICA Comment On 'Loss In The Family'

METALLICA have issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of their "S&M" collaborator, Michael Kamen: "The METALLICA family is saddened by the loss of our good friend and 'S&M' collaborator, Michael Kamen on Tuesday, November 18th. Michael lost his battle with multiple sclerosis at the age of 55. "In addition to working with us ...

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AEROSMITH, KISS Near Top Of Concert Heap

Minneapolis' Pioneer Press is reporting that the AEROSMITH/KISS "Rocksimus Maximus" tour has sold out 90 percent of its shows, and concert promoters are expecting more than one million attendees by the tour's end. Here's how the aging rockers stack up against OZZY, RADIOHEAD, SHANIA and more: 01. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND Ave. ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Lends A Sober Hand

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler told the Hollywood Reporter he "cherishes" getting late-night phone calls from musicians on the verge of doing drugs, because it beats the alternative. "In the old days, (the calls were) 'Hey Steven, Joe died'," he said. Tyler is part of the Musicians Assistance Program, a network of sober musicians who help ...

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GENE SIMMONS, JERRY CANTRELL Attend M.A.P. AWARDS

Sharon Osbourne hosted the annual M.A.P. Awards Wednesday night (November 5) at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. The event was a benefit for the Musicians Assistance Program, which helps musicians get help for drug and alcohol addiction. This year's event honored AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler, blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, and music industry attorney ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are some of the latest concert grosses for the KISS/AEROSMITH tour, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: AEROSMITH & KISS, SALIVA Venue: Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen City/State: Devore, Calif. Event Dates: Oct. 18, 2003 Gross Sales: $1,405,752 Attendance/Capacity: 20,090 / 40,288 Shows/Sellouts: 1 / 0 Prices: $150, $45 Promoters: Clear Channel Entertainment ...

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AEROSMITH Diversify And Rock On

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry recently spoke to the Salt Lake Tribune about the group's upcoming blues album, tentatively due early next year. "The record company has been on us to do this for about the past six years," Perry said. "Since we signed with Sony, the first record they wanted was a blues record. They ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: 'Thank You' DVD Details Revealed

Billboard.com reports that STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You", will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends and fans. The 15-track audio anthology — due on November 11 — will be available with and without the DVD. The DVD will ...

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KISS, AEROSMITH Planning Separate Arena Tours Next Year

Billboard.com reports that KISS and AEROSMITH are prepping separate arena tours for next year. As previously reported, AEROSMITH will also release a collection of blues-inspired songs on Columbia in early 2004. KISS and AEROSMITH have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek, which rolls into Mountain View, California Friday night (Oct. 10), ...

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Review: AEROSMITH Rocked, KISS Handled Fireworks At Denver Gig

Matt Sebastian of The Daily Camera reports that the difference between KISS and AEROSMITH became strikingly clear by the fourth song of the latter band's set at Fiddler's Green in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday night (September 30), when the Boston rockers loosened up with a fierce rendition of "Let the Music Do the Talking". Taking ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH Show In Virginia Postponed Due To Hurricane Threat

Due to Hurricane Isabel, the threat of severe weather and the bands' concerns for their fans' well-being, the KISS/AEROSMITH concert scheduled for Virginia Beach, Virginia Wednesday night (September 17) was postponed. Fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets and listen for the rescheduled date. In other KISS-related news, KISS's "Kiss Symphony" DVD has ...

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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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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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THE DARKNESS Tipped to Win U.K. Mercury Music Prize

British retro-rockers THE DARKNESS are favorites to eclipse COLDPLAY and RADIOHEAD to win one of Britain's most prestigious popular music awards, according to Reuters. The quartet are expected to grab the Mercury Music Prize on Tuesday (September 9) with their first album, "Permission To Land". The newcomers are the rising stars of the British music ...

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