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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE On Use Of Backing Tracks At Rock Shows: 'I'm Not A Fan Of When I Find Out My Favorite Bands Do That'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale spoke to "Offstage With DWP" about her band's insistence on performing completely live — without the aid of backing tracks. "We do it more selfishly, not necessarily as a statement," she said (see video below). 'But it has kind of become this interesting statement. We're very proud of that. But also, ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Featured In Trailer For 'Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine' Documentary

METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, Suzi Quatro and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith are among the musicians who appear in the newly released trailer for a documentary film titled "Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine", which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last year. The trailer features vintage videos and various Creem ...

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KISS Partners With MERGE4 For New Sock Collection

If you thought you were done expecting the unexpected from Merge4, think again! Merge4 is releasing five devastatingly epic designs featuring the hottest band in the world, KISS! Not only are these the best thing to ever happen to your feet, they are pure bliss for those inclined towards serious platform-shoe action (the rocker kind, ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Play 'Socially Distanced' Concerts In August

Ace Frehley will play a pair of shows this summer that will apparently respect guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of the new coronavirus. The original KISS guitarist is scheduled to perform at Jergels in Warrendale, Pennsylvania on August 6 and at the Robins Theatre in Warren, Ohio on August 7. Coronavirus restrictions have eased ...

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TESTAMENT And OVERKILL Members Join Forces For Quarantine Cover Of DEATH's 'Overactive Imagination' (Video)

OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has teamed up with guitarists Felipe Roa (SHADOWS FALL) and Bobby Koeble (DEATH), and bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) to record a quarantine cover version of DEATH's "Overactive Imagination", with each musician separated in his own home. Bittner uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in ...

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KISS Announces More Details For Rescheduled 'Kiss Kruise X'

"Kiss Kruise X", which was scheduled to take place October 30 - November 4, 2020 aboard Norwegian Pearl, has been officially postponed to October 29 – November 3, 2021. Join the KISS members as they sail from Miami to Harvest Caye, Belize and Roatan, Honduras aboard Norwegian Jewel. So far, the following artists are scheduled ...

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KISS Officially Postpones Summer 2020 European Tour Dates

KISS has postponed all previously announced European tour dates that were set to take place through June and July. The band states: "We'll continue monitoring the global situation and will reschedule the dates as soon as possible." Ticket holders can hold on to existing tickets for rescheduled dates or contact ticket outlets for options. Says ...

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'KISS Kruise X' Postponed To October 2021

"Kiss Kruise X", which was scheduled to take place October 30 - November 4, 2020 aboard Norwegian Pearl, has been officially postponed to October 2021. KISS frontman Paul Stanley announced the postponement in a video message earlier today. He said: "Hey, everybody. I hope you're staying safe and I hope you're staying sane. I have ...

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PEARL JAM Teases 'Retrograde' Music Video

PEARL JAM has released a teaser for the official music video for the song "Retrograde". The full clip will make its online debut on Thursday, May 14. "Retrograde" is taken from PEARL JAM's latest album, "Gigaton", which has been hailed "superb", "fascinating and ambitious", "inspiring and engaging", "their finest studio hour" and "PEARL JAM's best ...

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KISS Is Working On Career-Spanning Book Of Concert Posters

KISS is working on a coffee-table book of concert posters spanning the band's entire five-decade existence. Bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons discussed KISS's plans for the book during a May 7 Facebook Live chat with Scott Brown, the United States ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. Asked if there are any projects KISS is working on right ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says Latest Coronavirus Death Projections Are 'Not Good'

Gene Simmons has expressed his sadness over the fact that coronavirus deaths in the U.S. are expected to nearly double as states continue to ease social distancing restrictions. The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE) released a revised mortality model predicting coronavirus deaths will reach 135,000 by August, up considerably from ...

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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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