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KISS’ GENE SIMMONS HAS LITTLE SYMPATHY FOR DRUG ADDICTS AND DEPRESSION, SAYS “F-YOU, KILL YOURSELF”

Annie Reuter of Radio.com reports: Gene Simmons of KISS has some heated words for drug addicts and people dealing with depression in a new interview with Songfacts.com. When asked if he keeps in touch with the original players of KISS he answered with a resounding “no.” Why’s that? Simple: they’re either drug addicts or just […]

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EXODUS TO RELEASE THEIR NEW ALBUM “BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT” ON OCTOBER 14TH

Legendary thrash metal band Exodus have revealed the never-before-seen album art for their upcoming album, Blood In, Blood Out, hitting retail and digital stores on October 14th through Nuclear Blast. The album art was illustrated by Swedish artist Par Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal […]

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DAVID LEE ROTH’S UNCLE MANNY, OWNER OF NEW YORK’S FAMED CAFE WHA?, HAS PASSED AT AGE 95

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has paid tribute to his club owner uncle Manny Roth, who’s died at the of 95. His Cafe Wha? establishment in New York gave Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and many others a kickstart to their careers in the 1960s and 70s. Best known as the place where […]

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DEF LEPPARD GUITARIST VIVIAN CAMPBELL’S CANCER IN REMISSION

Vivian Campbell has revealed his cancer is in remission again, after an earlier all-clear report proved to be wrong. And the Def Leppard guitarist is determined not to get too excited after his earlier disappointment. The Def Leppard guitarist was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma early last year, and announced in November that his course of […]

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KISS FILM “CADILLAC HIGH” EXPECTED TO SHOOT IN MICHIGAN

Eric Lacy of MLive reports: Plans for Cadillac High, a feature film based on KISS’ 1975 visit to Cadillac, Michigan are still alive and expected to bring work to the state that helped the band get famous, rocker Gene Simmons told MLive.com. The Michigan Film Office offered in 2012 film producer Philip Steuer a “conditional” […]

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GUITARIST TONY MACALPINE ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

Guitarist Tony MacAlpine has announced tour dates. His first tour of the USA in over a decade. MacAlpine will be playing his album Maximum Security in full as part of the set, along with a preview of his upcoming solo album Concrete Gardens. Tony MacAlpine tour dates: August: 1 Studio City, CA – The Baked […]

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER TAKEOVER OF ICONIC HOLLYWOOD CLUBS; NEW ALBUM “WORLD ON FIRE” OUT SEPTEMBER 16TH

Although it’s said you can never go home again, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have announced that today (July 31st) they’ll celebrate the release of their new album World On Fire by returning to the iconic guitarist’s stomping grounds with a series of three one-night-only club shows: September 23rd (The Troubadour) and then, […]

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STEVEN TYLER AND JOE PERRY’S NEW VERSION OF AEROSMITH CLASSIC “DREAM ON,” AVAILABLE ON iTUNES JULY 31ST

The world heard a new version of the Aerosmith classic Dream On during the Spring 2014 premiere of ESPN’s award-winning news magazine show, E:60. Recorded in Los Angeles in early April, the song features Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, who are joined by the Southern California Children’s Chorus on this arrangement of Dream On (Boston […]

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KISS’ PAUL STANLEY DISCUSSES THE ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME, THE BAND CONTINUING WITHOUT HIM, AND TOUR MATES, DEF LEPPARD

Alan K. Stout from The Weekender spoke with KISS frontman Paul Stanley. Excerpts appear below. On the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame: “It’s such a sham,” he said. “Year after year, you look at the inductees, and most people on the street scratch their heads about half of them. It’s really a popularity contest […]

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GUITARIST DICK WAGNER PASSES AT AGE 71

Rock guitarist, bandleader and songwriter Dick Wagner has died at the age of 71, reports Classic Rock Magazine. He’s respected for being a driving force in Alice Cooper’s band during his School’s Out and Welcome To My Nightmare era of the 1970s. He wrote the song, Only Women Bleed, which has been covered by more […]

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