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PAUL STANLEY Says New PANTERA Lineup Is 'Killin' It': 'DIMEBAG And VINNIE PAUL Would Be Proud'

Paul Stanley has praised PANTERA's comeback, saying the band's new lineup is "killin' it". PANTERA's first live performance in over 20 years took place Friday (December 2) at Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. Surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) are joined in PANTERA's...
December 4, 2022
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ACE FREHLEY Is Putting Finishing Touches On New Studio Album

Ace Frehley is putting the finishing touches on his new solo album for a tentative early 2023 release. The original KISS guitarist offered an update on the LP's recording progress while sharing a list on social media of his "Best 10 Sci-Fi Movies Released Up Until 1960". At the end of the message, h...
November 29, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS Says He Was Initially 'Happy' When TRUMP Became President, Admits He's An 'Ageist' About BIDEN

During an appearance on the latest episode of Bill Maher's "Club Random" podcast, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons spoke about former U.S. president Donald Trump, on whose "The Celebrity Apprentice" show he was once a contestant. "For the record, when [Trump] first ran in 2016 and got elected, I w...
November 28, 2022
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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Admits To Using Backing Tracks During Live Performances

During a "VIP Experience" question-and-answer session before W.A.S.P.'s November 26 concert at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, frontman Blackie Lawless was asked about complaints from some of the band's fans about the use of backing tracks during the group's live performances. "To answer your qu...
November 27, 2022
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DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'I Think That's Cheating'

DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan 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 relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but...
November 26, 2022
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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: New Single 'Intercontinental Champions' Now Available

FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and MEGADETH bassist James LoMenzo, has just released another new single, "Intercontinental Champions". As was the case with "Bad Things" and "One Of A Kind", which were made available in September, and "Dead Rats", which came ou...
November 22, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS Drops Another Million From Asking Price Of Las Vegas House

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has dropped another $1 million from the asking price of his Southern Nevada estate. Simmons put the home on the market in October 2021 for $14.95 million, but that price came down on November 17, 2021 to $13.5 million, on May 19, 2022 to $11 million and again...
November 19, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Blasts KISS For Allegedly Using Backing Tracks: 'All It's Doing Is Destroying Your Legacy'

In a new interview with Andrew Daly of Metal Castle, legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) was asked for his thoughts on his contemporaries using backing tracks in the live setting. He said: "I think it's become too much. I understand some groups need...
November 17, 2022
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JETHRO TULL Completes Work On 23rd Studio Album

British progressive rock luminaries JETHRO TULL have completed work on the recording of their 23rd studio album, following swift on the heels of their critically acclaimed return earlier this year with "The Zealot Gene", their first LP in two decades. JETHRO TULL leader Ian Anderson comments: "We ha...
November 17, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS Says KISS Has Decided On Date And Venue For Final Concert

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons says that he knows exactly when the final concert of the band's "End Of The Road" tour will take place. KISS launched its farewell trek in January 2019 but was forced to put it on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "End Of The Road" was originally scheduled...
November 15, 2022
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KISS's GENE SIMMONS Undergoes Procedure To Have Excess Kidney Stones Removed

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons underwent a procedure earlier today to have excess kidney stones removed. Some of Gene's fans expressed their concert after the 73-year-old rocker's wife, Shannon Simmons, uploaded a photo of her husband's socks at the hospital, along with the caption "Gotta love #...
November 14, 2022
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PAUL STANLEY Explains How He Got Over His 'Issues' With GENE SIMMONS

During an October 28 question-and-answer session with fans aboard this year's Kiss Kruise, KISS frontman Paul Stanley was asked what he has learned about himself through his 50-year friendship and working relationship with fellow KISS co-founder Gene Simmons. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERM...
November 1, 2022
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Punk/Metal Legend WENDY O. WILLIAMS's Rare Concert Footage From 1985 To Be Re-Released On DVD

November 18 is the release date of a rare live concert footage of the indomitable high priestess of metal, Wendy O. Williams, featuring special guests Lemmy and Michael "Würzel" Burston from MOTÖRHEAD, on DVD. Shot at London's Camden Palace in London in 1985 and originally broadcast on Sky TV, the f...
November 1, 2022
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Hear KISS's Demo Version Of 'Not For The Innocent' From 'Creatures Of The Night' 40th-Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, "Creatures Of The Night" from 1982 is a seminal album in the KISS catalog. It crushed fans' expectations with a huge, back-to-rock sound and has become a fan favorite and cult classic. On November 18, UMe will release "Creatures Of The Night 40" as a 5-CD + Blu-ray...
October 30, 2022
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DAVID ELLEFSON On PANTERA Reunion: 'People Wanna Hear The Songs'

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. A...
October 25, 2022