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Watch: Drummer JIMMY CHALFANT Performs With KIX For First Time Since Stage Collapse

KIX drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant rejoined his bandmates on stage for two songs during the band's set on Sunday (April 30) aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise. It marked his first live appearance with KIX since he collapsed onstage six months ago. Fan-filmed video of Chalfant performing...
May 1, 2023
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KIX Guitarist RONNIE YOUNKINS Says He's Been Sober Two Years And 45 Days

In a new interview with Artists On Record Starring ADIKA Live!, KIX guitarist Ronnie Younkins, who has been unable to tour with the group for the past couple of years after repeatedly getting in trouble with the police due to his battle with alcoholism, was asked if he would return to KIX if he was...
April 14, 2023
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KIX Recruits Drummer MATT STARR While JIMMY CHALFANT Is Continuing His Recovery

KIX has recruited Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY, MR. BIG, BLACK SWAN) to play drums for the band while Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant continues his recovery after collapsing onstage less than three months ago. On November 18, Chalfant apparently suffered a heart attack during KIX's concert at the Tally Ho The...
March 9, 2023
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GODSMACK, PANTERA, ROB ZOMBIE, LIMP BIZKIT, BUSH, Others Confirmed For 2023 ROCKLAHOMA Festival

Rocklahoma welcomes GODSMACK, PANTERA, Rob Zombie, LIMP BIZKIT, BUSH, CHEVELLE, Corey Taylor and many more top rock acts to America's Biggest Labor Day Weekend Party, from Friday, September 1 through Sunday, September 3 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Th...
March 6, 2023
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BRET MICHAELS, QUEENSRŸCHE, KIX, SLAUGHTER, Others Confirmed For 2023 Edition Of ROCKTEMBER Festival

POISON frontman Bret Michaels and QUEENSRŸCHE will headline the 10th-anniversary edition of the RockTember music festival, set to take place September 8-9, 2023 in Hinckley, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear at the two-day event are SLAUGHTER, Lita Ford, Orianthi, FIREHOUSE, KIX, VIXEN, Eric Marti...
February 7, 2023
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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