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ORIGINAL KISS GUITARIST ACE FREHLEY DISCUSSES THE ROCK HALL INDUCTION, BEING CALLED AN ANTI-SEMITE AND HIS THOUGHTS ON THE BAND’S MERCHANDISING

J. Bennett of Noisey spoke with original guitarist KISS guitarist Ace Frehely about the band’s Rock Hall induction and all the controversy surrounding it. The interview appears in entirety below. Noisey: This whole Hall of Fame thing has turned into a real fucking soap opera, hasn’t it? Ace Frehley: [Laughs] That’s a good word for […]

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CALIFORNIA BREED, FEATURING GLENN HUGHES, JASON BONHAM AND ANDREW WATT, RELEASES LYRIC VIDEO FOR THE SONG “MIDNIGHT OIL”

California Breed, the new band featuring vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Andrew Watt, has released a lyric video for the song, Midnight Oil, from their debut release, due out May 20th. Watch it below. The band previously released a video for the, Sweet Tea, which can be viewed here. California Breed will […]

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WINGER POST VIDEO FOR THE SONG “TIN SOLDIER” ONLINE

Winger have released a video for the song Tin Soldier, the third music video from their upcoming album Better Days Comin’ to be released on April 18th in Europe and April 22nd in North America through Frontiers Records. Watch it below. Winger have also released videos for the songs Rat Race and Midnight Driver Of […]

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JOE ELLIOTT ON THE NEW DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ ALBUM AND POSSIBLE LIVE DATES: “MAYBE I CAN GET US TO OPEN FOR DEF LEPPARD”

Greg Prato of Brave Words reports: On April 22nd, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elloitt’s side band, the Down ‘n’ Outz, will release their second full-length album, The Further Adventures of…, through Bludgeon Riffola via Mailboat Records. Joining Elliott in the band once more are The Quireboys’ Paul Guerin (guitar), Guy Griffin (guitar) and Keith Weir […]

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ORIGINAL KISS DRUMMER PETER CRISS DENIES FORMER BANDMATE PAUL STANLEY’S CHARGES THAT HE’S AN ANTI-SEMITE

The New York Daily News reports: Ex-KISS drummer Peter Criss is shouting it out loud: He’s doesn’t hate Jews. Two days before the band is set to be inducted in the Hall of Fame, the 68-year-old musician vehemently denied allegations made in Paul Stanley’s tell-all memoir that he and original guitarist Ace Frehley were vocal […]

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THE SEARCH FOR FORMER KISS GUITARIST VINNIE VINCENT

Max Blau of Rolling Stone reports: Smyrna, Tennessee, is not a likely place to find a guitar god, or anyone in particular, which meant it was just about perfect for Vinnie Vincent. For a while anyway. Behind a forbidding eight-foot-tall picket fence and a padlocked gate stand two houses. Paint cans, a television set and […]

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS JOIN AEROSMITH FOR THE “LET ROCK RULE” SUMMER TOUR; THIRD SOLO STUDIO ALBUM DUE IN SEPTEMBER

Slash joined Aerosmith for a roof-raising set in front of a packed crowd at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles in celebration of their forthcoming headlining North American tour this summer. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the Let Rock Rule tour kicks off on Thursday, July 10th at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre […]

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SEBASTIAN BACH SAYS “I UNDERSTAND WHY GENE SIMMONS DOESN’T WORK WITH ACE FREHLEY”

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach speaks to Ultimate Classic Rock about KISS’ induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame and why he believes the original line-up will not be preforming at the ceremony. The singer says, “As a fan, I understand why people would want to see that, But as a 46-year […]

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ANTHRAX FRONTMAN JOEY BELLADONNA SAYS HE WISHES THE BAND WOULD COMMUNICATE MORE

Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna has discussed his recent comments about being “only allowed so much friendship” with his bandmates. He insists he didn’t mean to suggest there were problems within the ranks, but admits he’d still prefer to have a closer relationship with the rest of the band. Back in February Belladonnna said: “I don’t […]

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FRANK GIRARDOT: KISS DOESN’T BELONG IN THE ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME

Frank Girardot of the Pasadena Star-News reports: I can’t think of a more plain way to say this, so I just will: KISS does not belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Period. End of Story. I will argue my case, but the facts speak for themselves: KISS does not belong in the […]

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