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ACE FREHLEY Looks Back On KISS's Infamous 'Tomorrow Show' Interview: GENE SIMMONS 'Didn't Seem Too Thrilled About It'

In a brand new interview with "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was asked about the band's infamous October 1979 appearance on Tom Snyder's "The Tomorrow Show" when a visibly irritated Paul Stanley (guitar, vocals) and Gene Simmons (bass) tried to contain the bombastic (and drunk) Frehley, whose ...

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DARK ANGEL Is Still 'Attempting' To Write Long-Awaited Comeback Album

Reactivated California thrash metal pioneers DARK ANGEL are continuing to work on material for their long-awaited comeback album. The band's first CD since 1991's "Time Does Not Heal" will feature the lineup that has performed sporadic live shows since reuniting in 2013: Gene Hoglan (drums), Eric Meyer (guitar), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and ...

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BRUCE KULICK Didn't Find Out About Reunion Of Original KISS Lineup Until Three-Quarters Into 'Carnival Of Souls' Recording

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick recently answered a number of fan-submitted questions via his YouTube channel. Check it out below. Asked about the vibe within KISS during the sessions for the album "Carnival Of Souls", which was recorded in 1995, prior to original KISS members Ace Frehley's and Peter Criss's return the band, Bruce said: ...

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Photo: Masked TONY IOMMI And ROBERT PLANT Autograph Guitar For 'MusiCares Charity Relief Auction'

A photo of Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN) and Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) taken after the two legendary rockers signed a Gibson SG Standard '61 guitar for Julien's Auctions' MusiCares Charity Relief Auction can be found below. Julien's Auctions recently announced the marquee lineup of items to be sold at MusiCares Charity Relief Auction, taking place ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Really Misses Performing Live

In a new interview with "That Jamieson Show", TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy was asked if there are plans for the band to take part in any virtual performances amid the coronavirus pandemic. He responded (see video below): "Our problem is Alex [Skolnick, guitar] is in New York, Gene [Hoglan, drums] is down south [in San ...

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KISS Announces Summer 2021 U.S. Tour With DAVID LEE ROTH

KISS has announced the rescheduled dates for the latest U.S. leg of its "End Of The Road" tour. The shows, which will once again feature support from VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth, will kick off on August 18, 2021 in Mansfield, Massachusetts and will conclude on October 6, 2021 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Paul Stanley ...

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Ex-DEATH Members GENE HOGLAN, STEVE DIGIORGIO And BOBBY KOELBLE Perform Quarantine Version Of 'Zero Tolerance'

Three former members of DEATH — drummer Gene Hoglan, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and guitarist Bobby Koelble — recently teamed up with their DEATH TO ALL bandmate, guitarist/vocalist Max Phelps, to record a quarantine cover version of the DEATH classic "Zero Tolerance" from the 1995 album "Symbolic". Check out video of the performance below. "Symbolic" stands ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists 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 "Live From Nerdville With Joe ...

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GWAR, BLACK VEIL BRIDES' ANDY BIERSACK Guest On Premiere Episode Of SYFY's 'Metal Crush Monday' (Video)

Syfy has premiered "Metal Crush Monday", a month-long programming stunt featuring interviews conducted by Syfy Wire's Whitney Moore, with some of the biggest names in heavy metal. In the first episode, Moore speaks with The Berserker Blöthar and Pustulus Maximus of GWAR. Then later in the episode, Andy Biersack (a.k.a. Andy Black) of BLACK VEIL ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Joins DAVE MASON, MICK FLEETWOOD And MICHAEL MCDONALD For Remake Of TRAFFIC's 'Feelin' Alright'

Sammy Hagar joined Dave Mason and a several other legendary rockers, including Mick Fleetwood, Michael McDonald and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS to record a quarantine cover of the 1968 TRAFFIC classic "Feelin' Alright'". Dubbed DAVE MASON AND THE QUARANTINES, the group's recording features Mason singing along with Fleetwood, Hagar, McDonald and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS' John McFee, ...

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KISS Announces 2021 European Tour

KISS has announced the first rescheduled dates for the European leg of its "End Of The Road" tour. The shows will kick off on June 2 in Antwerp, Belgium and will conclude on July 15 in Budapest, Hungary. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley says: "We are waiting. We are ready. When we are told everyone is safe ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Members Cover KISS's 'C'mon And Love Me' (Video)

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has teamed up with his longtime girlfriend, Carla Harvey (BUTCHER BABIES), TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Roberto "Ra" Diaz to record a cover version of KISS's 1975 classic "C'mon And Love Me", filmed while they were in quarantine. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube ...

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SKID ROW Is Still Writing Material For Next Studio Album

On Friday (July 10), SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan spoke to Groove Entertainment, LLC's "Live Music Happy Hour" about the progress of the recording sessions for the final chapter of SKID ROW's "United World Rebellion" trilogy. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also helmed the group's ...

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