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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Understands Why Certain Artists Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen says that he understands why certain rock and pop artists rely on 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. Asked ...

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FOREIGNER's JEFF PILSON Doesn't Believe Rock Is Dead

FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying that "there's always gonna be the inclination for somebody" to play "rebellious, expressive music." While rock 'n' roll has been king of the music world for decades, in the past few years, it's been unseated by the growing popularity of hip-hop. ...

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C.O.C. Guitarist On DOYLE's Meet-And-Greet Comments: Maybe He Should 'Figure Out Something Else To Do'

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's Woody Weatherman says that MISFITS's Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein should perhaps "figure out something else to do" if he doesn't like to take part in paid meet-and-greets with his fans. In a recent interview with "The Liquid Conversations", Doyle lamented the fact that artists are forced to charge their fans a fee ...

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NIKKI SIXX Blasts KISS For Using MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Shtick': 'I Just Think It's Uncool'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has clarified his comments about KISS's current "End Of The Road" tour, saying that he was "disappointed" by the latter band's decision to replicate CRÜE's production. Sixx made headlines on social media last week by criticizing the Paul Stanley-fronted outfit for allegedly using the same onstage mechanics as CRÜE's final ...

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GENE SIMMONS Responds To ACE FREHLEY's Explosive Remarks

Gene Simmons has responded to Ace Frehley's recent social media outburst in which the ex-KISS guitarist called his former bandmate an "asshole and a sex addict." Before KISS's "End Of The Road" tour launched last month, Frehley addressed some comments Simmons made about about a possible reunion of the band's original lineup, dismissing Gene's claim ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Defends KISS Over 'Lip-Sync' Accusations

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has defended KISS against claims that the band is using pre-recorded tracks during its farewell tour. Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched last month, there has been persistent online chatter about frontman Paul Stanley allegedly singing to a backing tape. The speculation stemmed from the fact ...

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KISS's 'End Of The Road' Tour Hits Spokane (Video)

KISS played the fourth show of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Monday night (February 4) at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington. As was the case with the three prior concerts, the band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), one ...

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