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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says Playing With DAVE LOMBARDO Again Has Been 'Awesome'

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy spoke to the WSOU 89.5 FM radio station about what it has been like playing with Dave Lombardo again after the drummer rejoined the San Francisco thrash metal outfit earlier this year. An original member of thrash metal legends SLAYER, Lombardo was the guest drummer on...
September 26, 2022
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TESTAMENT Hopes To Release New Studio Album In 2023

During a September 13 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy spoke about what it has been like to play with Dave Lombardo again following the ex-SLAYER drummer's return to TESTAMENT earlier this year. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We...
September 21, 2022
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BLACKIE LAWLESS: W.A.S.P.'s Upcoming Tour Will Be 'Part 1930s Carnival, Part 'Road Warrior', Part Voodoo Ceremony'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Three Sides Of The Coin" podcast, W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless spoke about what fans can expect to see on the band's upcoming 40th-anniversary tour. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "To do a 40th[-anniversary] retrospective, I think yo...
September 20, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS: 'I Don't Have Friends'

Gene Simmons has admitted that he doesn't have any friends. The 73-year-old KISS bassist/vocalist, whose band is in the middle of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour, opened up about his lack of pals in the October/November 2022 issue of Goldmine magazine, on stands now. "Even today as I sit here, o...
September 19, 2022
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Watch: GENE SIMMONS's Son NICK Performs With WOLFMOTHER In Australia

Gene Simmons's son Nick joined WOLFMOTHER on stage on Saturday, September 10 in Gold Coast, Australia to perform the song "Woman". Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be seen below. WOLFMOTHER was the support act on the last two shows of the Australian leg of KISS's "End Of The Road" farewell tou...
September 12, 2022
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Watch: TESTAMENT Plays First Show With SEVEN SPIRES Drummer CHRIS DOVAS

TESTAMENT played its first show with stand-in drummer Chris Dovas (SEVEN SPIRES) this past Friday (September 9) at the Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona. Dovas is sitting behind the kit for TESTAMENT on the first six dates of the summer/fall leg of "The Bay Strikes Back Tour". He is filling in for regul...
September 11, 2022
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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: Two New Singles, 'Bad Things' And 'One Of A Kind', Now Available

FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and MEGADETH bassist James LoMenzo, has just released two new singles, "Bad Things" and "One Of A Kind". The group, which is rounded out by soft-shred pioneer Myrone (guitar) and rising-star vocalist Girish Pradhan, fearlessly ex...
September 9, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS's MoneyBag Soda Celebrates Shipping One Million Bottles

MoneyBag soda, the premium soda line launched in 2018 by KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons in cooperation with Niagara Falls, New York-based Rock Steady Sodas Inc. (a subsidiary of Johnnie Ryan Bottling Company),recently shipped its millionth bottle. Simmons said: "Proud to let everyone know that...
September 7, 2022
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TESTAMENT Recruits SEVEN SPIRES Drummer CHRIS DOVAS For First Six Shows Of 'The Bay Strikes Back Tour'

SEVEN SPIRES drummer Chris Dovas will sit behind the kit for TESTAMENT on the first six shows of the summer/fall leg of "The Bay Strikes Back Tour". He will be filling in for regular TESTAMENT drummer Dave Lombardo, who is unable to make the dates due to a scheduling conflict with the MISFITS. On Tu...
September 7, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS: 'There's Nothing That Compares To Being In KISS'

During an appearance on the "My Planet Rocks" show on Planet Rock, Gene Simmons spoke about how he plans to stay busy once KISS has completed its "End Of The Road" farewell tour. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm the luckiest guy in the world. I have the GENE SIMMONS BAND which has...
September 5, 2022
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OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE Return To Reality TV With Upcoming Show 'Home To Roost'

Over twenty years ago, the Osbourne family left Britain for a life in the U.S. and became the globe's most iconic reality TV family when they threw open their doors of their Los Angeles home and let the world in — sharing their bizarre and hilarious life in the fly-on-the-wall show "The Osbournes"....
September 2, 2022
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NICK HOLMES Talks BLOODBATH's Nostalgic Quest On 'Survival Of The Sickest': 'We Thought We'd Go More Retrospective'

By David E. Gehlke Swedish death metal supergroup BLOODBATH had the whole "retro" thing figured out when they formed in 1998. At the time, death metal was on the outs, deemed un-hip and out of step. The bands that pioneered the style had either broken up, gone through unrecognizable changes in style...
August 31, 2022
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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Announces 2022 Tour, 'The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve - The Best Of TSO And More'

Multi-platinum, progressive rock group TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO) today announced the dates for its highly anticipated 2022 winter tour, "The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve - The Best Of TSO And More". After its first year off the road in more than two decades, TSO made a triumphant return to touring i...
August 29, 2022
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DARK ANGEL Hopes To Release New Studio Album By Mid-2023

On August 19, drummer Gene Hoglan of reactivated California thrash metal pioneers DARK ANGEL confirmed to Oxygène Radio's "Metal Zone" that he and his bandmates are continuing work on new material. "Absolutely," he said. "We are writing right now. I've been writing for the last decade, really, just...
August 28, 2022
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Watch: KISS's GENE SIMMONS Celebrates 73rd Birthday Onstage In Sydney

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons celebrated his 73rd birthday onstage during the band's concert in Sydney, Australia on Friday, August 26. After KISS frontman Paul Stanley led the audience in a "Happy Birthday" singalong for his bandmate, Simmons — who was actually born on August 25, 1949 — was ap...
August 27, 2022