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STYX, KIX, EXTREME, WARRANT And GREAT WHITE Among Confirmed Bands For 2023 M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

M3 Rock Festival will celebrate its 14th anniversary in 2023 with a full weekend of performances at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on May 6 and May 7, 2023. This year's M3 Rock Festival is kicking off on Saturday, May 6 with performances from STYX, EXTREME, WINGER, SLAUGHTER, L...
December 13, 2022
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KIX Drummer JIMMY 'CHOCOLATE' CHALFANT Is 'Doing Great', Expects To Be Back On Stage In February

KIX drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant is "doing great" after collapsing onstage last month and will resume playing shows with the band in February. The incident occurred on November 18 at the first show of what was scheduled to be KIX's two-night stand at the Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg, Virginia...
December 2, 2022
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KIX Issues Statement About JIMMY CHALFANT's Onstage Collapse, Postpones Second Leesburg Concert

KIX drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant is "awake, alert, resting comfortably and in good spirits in the hospital" after collapsing toward the end of the band's concert Friday night (November 18). The incident occurred at the first show of what was scheduled to be KIX's two-night stand at the Tally H...
November 19, 2022
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KIX Drummer's Vital Signs Are 'Good' And He Is 'Awake' And 'Talking' After Suffering Suspected Heart Attack

KIX drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant has been hospitalized and "is currently in the best hands possible" after suffering a suspected heart attack during the band's concert Friday night (November 18). The incident occurred at the first show of what was scheduled to be KIX's two-night stand at the T...
November 19, 2022
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KIX Drummer JIMMY CHALFANT Carried Offstage After Suffering Suspected Heart Attack

According to Metal Sludge, KIX drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant was unconscious and carried off stage after suffering a suspected heart attack during the band's concert Friday night (November 18). The incident occurred at the first show of what was scheduled to be KIX's two-night stand at the Tall...
November 19, 2022
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TESLA, MICHAEL SCHENKER, WINGER, QUEENSRŸCHE, SAXON, Others Confirmed For 2023 'Monsters Of Rock Cruise'

The annual Monsters Of Rock Cruise is returning for its eleventh year in 2023. On The Blue Cruises has announced the five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail April 29 - May 4 aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas and depart out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Dubbed They Came Fro...
July 1, 2022
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TOM KEIFER, EXTREME, QUEENSRŸCHE, STRYPER, NIGHT RANGER, KIX And Others Confirmed For MONSTERS ON THE MOUNTAIN

The three-day hard rock and heavy metal music experience Monsters On The Mountain (MOTM) is set to return this August 19-21 at The Gatlinburg Convention Center (234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738),located in Tennessee's beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. After a successful inaugural even...
June 21, 2022
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KIX Guitarist RONNIE YOUNKINS On His Battle With Alcoholism: 'This Is My Fifth Rehab I've Been To In 10 Years'

KIX guitarist Ronnie Younkins, who is unable to tour with the band because he has been placed under house arrest after repeatedly getting in trouble with the police, discussed his battle with alcoholism in a new interview with The Metal Summit. Asked about his current health status, he said (as tran...
February 25, 2022
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KIX Guitarist RONNIE YOUNKINS Opens Up About His Battle With Alcoholism: 'I'm Just Glad To Be Alive'

KIX guitarist Ronnie Younkins, who is unable to tour with the band because he has been placed under house arrest after repeatedly getting in trouble with the police, discussed his battle with alcoholism in a new interview with Adika Live!. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm just glad...
February 19, 2022
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KIX Singer Says It's A 'Wait-And-See' Game As To When Guitarist RONNIE YOUNKINS Will Return

KIX singer Steve Whiteman has offered an update on guitarist Ronnie Younkins, who is unable to tour with the band because he has been placed under house arrest after repeatedly getting in trouble with the police. Ronnie is being temporarily replaced by Bob Paré, an accomplished musician who studied...
January 17, 2022
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KIX Guitarist RONNIE YOUNKINS Is 'Working Hard On His Rehabilitation'

KIX has offered an update on guitarist Ronnie Younkins, who is unable to tour with the band because he has been placed under house arrest after repeatedly getting in trouble with the police. Ronnie is being temporarily replaced by Bob Paré, an accomplished musician who studied at the Music Institute...
December 29, 2021
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TESLA, SKID ROW, TOM KEIFER, STRYPER, EXTREME, Others Confirmed For Next Year's M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Internationally renowned M3 Rock Festival will stage its 13th edition next spring at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. M3 Rock Festival's official Kix-Off Party will be held on Friday, May 6 with hometown heroes KIX and special guests DORO and LIZZY BORDEN, and a special VIP-only...
December 13, 2021
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KIX Guitarist RONNIE YOUNKINS Is Working Two 'Normal' Jobs While Living In A Rehabilitation Clinic

KIX singer Steve Whiteman has offered an update on guitarist Ronnie Younkins, who is unable to tour with the band because he has been placed under house arrest after repeatedly getting in trouble with the police. Ronnie is being temporarily replaced by Bob Paré, an accomplished musician who studied...
November 7, 2021
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KIX Frontman On His Band's COVID-19 Battle: 'We Were Vaccinated, So It Was Very Mild For All Of Us'

KIX frontman Steve Whiteman spoke to "The Chuck Shute Podcast" about the band's return to the live stage during the pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "KIX was busy as hell at the end of May. We worked from May, June, July, August, I mean, almost every weekend — two, three shows...
November 4, 2021
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KIX's STEVE WHITEMAN Says Unvaccinated People Are 'The Ones Who Are Holding Everything Up'

KIX frontman Steve Whiteman spoke to Adika Live! about the band's return to the live stage during the pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, we're all vaccinated, and I preach it. 'We're able to be here tonight because there is a vaccination, and I really encourage everybody...
October 11, 2021