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KIX Guitarist BRIAN FORSYTHE: 'No One Wanted DONNIE PURNELL Involved' In Band Reunion

During a recent interview with Hair Metal Music, KIX guitarist Brian Forsythe spoke about why founding member, songwriter and bassist Donnie Purnell hasn't been involved with the band since it first reunited about a decade and a half ago. "I talked to Donnie about six months before Steve [Whiteman,...
October 3, 2018
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KIX Members Discuss Transferring 'Blow My Fuse' Original Analog Tapes To Digital For 'Fuse 30 Reblown' (Video)

Maryland hard rock icons KIX will release "Fuse 30 Reblown" on September 21, exactly 30 years after "Blow My Fuse"'s original September 19, 1988 release date. KIX announced the release from the stage of this year's M3 Rock Festival where the band performed "Blow My Fuse" in its entirety to their hom...
September 18, 2018
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KIX Frontman Says Original Bassist DONNIE PURNELL Is 'Missed As A Friend,' But Not As A Bandmate

During a recent appearance on the "Cobras & Fire" podcast, KIX frontman Steve Whiteman was asked why founding member, songwriter and bassist Donnie Purnell hasn't been involved with the band since it first reunited about a decade and a half ago. "Donnie is a very bitter person," Steve explained. "An...
August 20, 2018
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STEVE WHITEMAN On KIX's Live Performances: 'Everybody Has Worked Hard At Staying In Shape And Keeping Their Looks'

"President Brad" of Yarg Metal conducted an interview with frontman Steve Whiteman of Maryland rockers KIX prior to their June 22 concert at Club X in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KIX's current live perfor...
August 5, 2018
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KIX Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of 'Blow My Fuse' With 'Fuse 30 Reblown'

Maryland hard rock icons KIX will release "Fuse 30 Reblown" on September 21, 2018, exactly 30 years after "Blow My Fuse"'s original September 19, 1988 release date. KIX announced the release from the stage of the M3 Rock Festival where the band performed "Blow My Fuse" in its entirety last weekend t...
May 8, 2018
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AUTOGRAPH: 'Every Generation' Video Released

Veteran Los Angeles hard rockers AUTOGRAPH have released the video for their new single, "Every Generation". Directed by Paul Gervasi, the clip was filmed on location in Phoenix, Arizona. "Every Generation" is taken from AUTOGRAPH's latest album, "Get Off Your Ass", which was released last October...
April 20, 2018
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HALESTORM, AEROSMITH, SKID ROW, KIX Members Perform At 'Chemokaze VI' Nashville Charity Event (Video)

HALESTORM members Lzzy Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith, along with Brad Whitford (AEROSMITH),Rachel Bolan (SKID ROW) and Jimmy Chalfant (KIX) are among the musicians who joined THE EAST SIDE GAMBLERS on stage this past Saturday night (January 6) at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee at the...
January 8, 2018
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RHINO BUCKET Frontman: AC/DC 'Made The Right Move' By Hiring AXL ROSE

RHINO BUCKET frontman Georg Dolivo says AC/DC did the right thing by ignoring calls for him to replace Brian Johnson instead of eventual appointee Axl Rose. Since 1988, Dolivo has been widely described as the man who sounds most like Bon Scott, and when Brian Johnson departed the Australian behemoth...
September 7, 2017
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KIX Guitarist RONNIE YOUNKINS Opens Up About His Drug Addiction: 'My Disease Has Gotten Worse'

KIX guitarist Ronnie Younkins has opened up about his drug addiction, saying that his "disease had gotten worse" after he relapsed several years ago following two decades of sobriety. Younkins missed a KIX concert in Pennsylvania in March when the rest of the group was unable to reach him. He was ev...
July 23, 2017
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The Last Real Rock n' Roll

Let's be real here. For every ten hard rock and metal bands out there, eight are Jonesing to be one of the following: METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH, SLAYER, MOTORHEAD, IRON MAIDEN, FATES WARNING, JUDAS PRIEST or AC/DC. Indeed, the most emulated of these is AC/DC, a band that struck the right chord with t...
June 30, 2017
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TESLA, QUEENSRĊ¸CHE, LITA FORD, WINGER, DORO, KIX Set For 2018 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE

Details for the eighth annual Monsters Of Rock Cruise have been announced. Departing out of Miami, Florida, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will set sail February 11-16 aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas (a new ship for Monsters Of Rock) and visiting two new ports: Falmo...
May 9, 2017
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KIX Guitarist RONNIE YOUNKINS Headed Back To Rehab

KIX guitarist Ronnie Younkins will once again be checking in to rehab to be treated for alcohol abuse, his bandmates have revealed. Younkins missed a KIX concert in Pennsylvania last month when the rest of the band was unable to reach him. He was eventually found "not in great condition and very ups...
April 14, 2017
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Report: KIX Guitarist RONNIE YOUNKINS Found 'Not In Great Condition' After Going Missing

According to TMZ, KIX guitarist Ronnie Younkins has been located after missing the band's concert Saturday night in Pennsylvania. The site reports that Ronnie's bandates went to pick him up in Maryland for the Hummels Wharf gig but "he was nowhere in sight." They then tried to call him but weren't a...
March 26, 2017
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RHINO BUCKET To Release 'The Last Real Rock 'N' Roll' Album In April

"We never did a ballad. Never will," states RHINO BUCKET singer/rhythm guitarist Georg Dolivo. And the dozen songs on RHINO BUCKET's aptly titled seventh studio album bear witness to his statement: The dirty dozen tunes on "The Last Real Rock 'N' Roll" are no-holds-barred rockers boasting irresistib...
March 15, 2017
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HALESTORM, SKID ROW, CINDERELLA Members Perform BLACK SABBATH, KIX, RAMONES Classics (Video)

Joe Hottinger and Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM, Eric Brittingham of CINDERELLA and Rachel Bolan of SKID ROW joined THEE ROCK N' ROLL RESIDENCY on stage on December 13 at TailGate Brewery in Nashville, Tennessee to perform cover versions of KIX's "Blow My Fuse", BLACK SABBATH's "Heaven And Hell" and RAMONE...
December 27, 2016