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PAUL STANLEY SAYS ORIGINAL KISS BAND MEMBERS, ACE FREHLEY AND PETER CRISS, REFUSED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MAKING OF A&E’S DOCUMENTARY “BIOGRAPHY: KISSTORY,” SAYS THE DRUMMER WOULD NOT ALLOW THEM TO USE “BETH” IN THE FILM

KISS frontman Paul Stanley spoke with Ultimate Classic Rock about the lack of involvement of original band members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley in the band’s new A&E documentary Biography: KISStory, which will air the two-night event on June 27th and June 28th from 9 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET. The singer says that Frehley’s and Criss’ sound bites come from archival interviews because both wanted to…

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METALLICA TO CELEBRATE “THE BLACK ALBUM” ‘S 30TH ANNIVERSARY BY RELEASING A RE-ISSUE AND A COVERS RECORDING CALLED “THE METALLICA BLACKLIST”

Metallica have announced a massive reissue of their [eponymous] The Black Album for its 30th anniversary and another LP, The Metallica Blacklist, that doesn’t even feature the band but their music – 12 songs covered by 53 artists – both of which will be released on September 10th. The album of classic Metallica covers offers a diverse company of contributors…

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LONG-AWAITED RONNIE JAMES DIO AUTOBIOGRAPHY, “RAINBOW IN THE DARK: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY,” ARRIVING ON JULY 27TH FROM PERMUTED PRESS, PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

The long-awaited autobiography from heavy metal music icon Ronnie James Dio, the powerhouse voice of Elf, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his long-time bespoke band Dio, will be published on July 27th by Permuted Press in the U.S. and Canada and Constable in the U.K. Co-written with British music journalist Mick Wall and Dio’s widow and…

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SAMMY HAGAR AND MICHAEL ANTHONY TEAM UP TO LAUNCH SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS DEDICATED TO VAN HAGAR

Former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony have created Instagram and Facebook pages dedicated to the Hagar era of the band. The bandmates (Chickenfoot and The Circle), announced the creation of the new social media pages in separate video messages on Wednesday (June 16th). Hagar said, “Hey everybody, I’ve got some fresh news for you. Mikey and I have been checking out our old vintage footage of…

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KIX FRONTMAN STEVE WHITEMAN RELEASES FIRST EVER SOLO ALBUM, “YOU’RE WELCOME” ON JULY 2ND, KIX CURRENTLY ON THE ROAD PLAYING DATES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND HEADLINING M3 ROCK FESTIVAL ALSO ON JULY 2ND

For the first time in his 35 plus year history of as the lead singer and front man of Kix, Steve Whiteman will release his first ever solo album, You’re Welcome, on July 2nd.  The 12-song album was co-produced by Whiteman along with his trusted collaborators Brad Divens, Jimmy Chalfant, and Bob Paré; it was recorded and mixed by Divens…

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THE DEAD DAISES ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

The Dead Daisies will embark on their Like No Other U.S. tour in the late summer/early fall. The dates are as follows: Sep. 10 – Apollo Theatre – Rockford, IL Sep. 11 – The Forge – Joliet, IL Sep. 13 – Pieres – Fort Wayne, IN Sep. 14 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH Sep. 17 – Showplace Theater –…

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