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POISON's RIKKI ROCKETT Says Rock Music Has 'Been A Little Stagnant For A While'

This weekend, Cameo — the personalized celebrity message service — held a special "Cameo Cares" virtual three-day event benefiting those impacted by COVID-19. Athletes, musicians, comedians and other celebrities participated in a virtual entertainment event Thursday through Saturday to help out COVID-19-related causes and give fans an alternative way to connect while everyone stays at ...

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GENE SIMMONS On Religious Groups Battling Orders To Close Services: God Is Saying, 'Stay Home. Don't Go To Church'

Gene Simmons has implored everyone to stop complaining about having to stay indoors during the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking to TMZ Live earlier today, the KISS bassist/vocalist said that we don't have much to be unhappy about. "All of us have the burden," he said (see video below). "What's the burden? The burden ain't much of ...

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Titans of Creation - TESTAMENT

What the world needs now is a comfort-food thrash record that is big, dumb and absolutely killer. Sure, there are plenty of newer bands capable of generating that sort of din. It is exponentially more satisfying when that essential thrash record is put out by established genre greats. TESTAMENT long ago established why they are ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY: How I Wrote 'Love Gun' (Video)

KISS frontman Paul Stanley, who has spent the last "17 or 18 days" at home in an effort to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, has shared a video of him talking about how he wrote the band's classic song "Love Gun". Check out the clip below. "Love Gun" was the title track of ...

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SHINEDOWN's ZACH MYERS Defends Bands Who Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's All Personal Preference'

SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers says that "90 percent" of rock artists use at least some pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to Rock ...

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KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER Honored As Kentucky Colonel

On February 7, Tommy Thayer, lead guitarist for the legendary rock band KISS, was presented with his Kentucky Colonel Commission. The Commission was granted by former Kentucky governor Matthew G. Bevin. The presentation was made backstage prior to the KISS show in Charlottesville, Virginia on KISS's "End Of The Road" world tour. A Kentucky Colonel ...

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Listen To New TESTAMENT Song 'Children Of The Next Level'

The official visualizer for "Children Of The Next Level", a brand new song from San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Titans Of Creation", which will be released on April 3 via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 2016 album "Brotherhood Of The ...

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KISS Is Rumored To Be Plotting Second Las Vegas Residency

KISS is rumored to be planning its second Las Vegas residency. On Monday (March 2), the Vital Vegas Twitter account, which has been described as "a vital resource for anybody who lives in Las Vegas or visits regularly," was updated with the following message: "Look for another KISS residency in Vegas, this time at Zappos ...

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TESTAMENT Vocalist On 'Special' European Tour With DEATH ANGEL And EXODUS: 'It's Everything We Hoped It Would Be, And Better'

TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy recently spoke with Finland's Kaaos TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the band's recent ferry ride to Finland, which was described as "fucking terrifying" by EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt: Chuck: "Oh my god. We were the ...

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