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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Honored As Kentucky Colonel

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford 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 in 1813 ...

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DENNIS DE YOUNG Would Like To See STYX Acknowledged By ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'We Qualify On Any Possible Measure'

In a brand new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", STYX co-founder Dennis DeYoung was asked if there is anything still left for him to accomplish professionally. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "This sounds crazy, but I'd like to be acknowledged by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Charvel Art Series Guitars Sell For $210,000 At Auction

A collection of five Charvel Art Series guitars that had been stage-played and signed by the late guitar icon Eddie Van Halen sold for $210,225 at an auction held this past weekend by Julien's Auctions. Two black-and-yellow Bumblebee-inspired models sold for $38,400 and $41,600, a red-and white-Frankenstein Mark II-styled six-string sold for $40,625, a reverse-colorway ...

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KISS Announces Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

KISS has announced the rescheduled dates for the next U.S. leg of the "End Of The Road" tour. The trek kicks off on August 18, 2021 at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts and concludes on October 9, 2021 at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa date is one of several new shows ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY On ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS Making Appearances During 'End Of The Road' Tour: 'If It's Meant To Be, It Will Happen'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has once again said that he is open to the idea of original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss making guest appearances during the band's "End Of The Road" tour. In the three years after KISS announced its farewell tour, fans have wondered openly if Frehley and Criss would be involved ...

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JASON BECKER Initiative Raises Nearly Quarter-Million Dollars

Nearly a quarter-million dollars has been raised so far as part of the as part of the #ShredforJasonBecker fundraising initiative. In recent weeks, artists from across the world of rock and metal — including METALLICA, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley and Joe Satriani — donated instruments and autographed guitars to help Jason Becker. Becker — the ...

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Watch KISS Play Five-Song Set At TRIBECA FESTIVAL

KISS took the stage Friday night (June 11) for a special performance at the 2021 Tribeca Festival in New York City. For the first time ever, the band played at the festival directly following the screening of part one of its new A&E documentary "Biography: KISStory". The two-part documentary event is part of the festival's ...

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GENE SIMMONS: How PAUL STANLEY Came Up With KISS Band Name

In a new interview with WFSB's program "Better Connecticut", KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was asked how the band came up with its name nearly five decades ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I couldn't drive in my early 20s — I didn't start driving till I was 34, 'cause in New York you just ...

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JOHN 5 Announces Summer 2021 U.S. Tour

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 will embark on a U.S. tour this summer. Joining him on the 22-date trek will be blues-rock guitarist and singer Jared James Nichols and industrial rockers BLACK SATELLITE. Appearing at shows in Sioux Falls, Sioux City and Lincoln will be YouTuber, musician and multi-instrumentalist Sarah ...

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TEN YEARS AFTER Announces Livestream Event, 'Blue Crossroads'

Classic rockers/blues rock trailblazers TEN YEARS AFTER will soon perform for fans throughout the world once more, via a livestream event. Dubbed "Blue Crossroads", the event includes three performances by different artists, TEN YEARS AFTER on June 17, MARCUS BONFANTI ELECTRIC BAND on July 1 and JAWBONE on July 15. The TEN YEARS AFTER portion ...

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NIKKI SIXX Is 'Finishing Up' New Music From SIXX:A.M.

Nikki Sixx is "finishing up" new music from his SIXX:A.M. project. The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist offered an update on his long-running band — in which he is joined by vocalist James Michael guitarist DJ Ashba — in a social media post on Saturday (June 5). While outlining his recent activities in Los Angeles, Sixx wrote: ...

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