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ANTHRAX: Why You Can't Say 'Rock Is Dead'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying that the genre "will never die." While rock 'n' roll has been king of the music world for decades, in the past few years, it's been unseated by the growing popularity of hip-hop. This has caused many pundits to proclaim the genre ...

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KISS Teams Up With PENRITE RACING To Promote Australian Tour

Rock'n'roll legends KISS will run their legendary logo and colors on the Penrite Racing Supercars of David Reynolds and Anton De Pasquale in a world-first partnership to promote their Newcastle show and the band's "End Of The Road" Australian tour in November. KISS has endorsed a landmark agreement for their globally celebrated KISS logo and ...

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KISS Drummer ERIC SINGER Sworn In As Honorary Texas Cop

KISS drummer Eric Singer has been sworn in as an "honorary corporal" by the police department in Wharton, Texas. Wharton police chief Terry David Lynch performed the swearing in before the band's concert Monday in Houston, with Singer in full "Catman" makeup and the police chief wearing a KISS t-shirt. Singer accepted the lifetime position, ...

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GENE HOGLAN On DEVIN TOWNSEND Once Again Performing STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Material Live: 'Good On Ya'

Veteran drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DETHKLOK) recently spoke with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DARK ANGEL's reunion: Gene: "It's more for the love of metal, and the love of my ...

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KISS Sells 'Cincinnatti' T-Shirts At Cincinnati Show

When KISS's "End Of The Road" farewell tour stopped at Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center on Thursday (August 29), the band made special shirts to mark the occasion. The only problem was that KISS's t-shirt manufacturer made the mistake of spelling Cincinnati with an extra "t" ("Cincinnatti"). People on social media were quick to share photos ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Atlanta

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's August 16 concert at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot Coogan on drums/vocals — and replaced ...

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GENE HOGLAN Feels Good About DETHKLOK's Future

DETHKLOK, the stars of the Adult Swim series "Metalocalypse", will perform at this year's Adult Swim Festival, set to take place November 15-16 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The show will mark DETHKLOK's first live appearance since taking part in the 2014 edition of Festival Supreme in L.A. Asked in a ...

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BRYAN BELLER Releases Video For New Single 'Volunteer State', Featuring JOE SATRIANI

Bryan Beller, bassist for THE ARISTOCRATS, Joe Satriani and DETHKLOK, has released a new single "Volunteer State", taken from his upcoming solo work, "Scenes From The Flood". "Volunteer State" features world-renowned virtuoso Satriani on guitar and Joe Travers (ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, Joe Satriani, DURAN DURAN) on drums. The hugely ambitious and unapologetically progressive double concept ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Throws 'Birthday Bash' In Nashville: 'Six Hours Of Stories, Music, Photos And Fun'

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent reportedly celebrated his 67th birthday at a private event for select fans last night (Saturday, August 10) in Nashville, Tennessee. The party took place at S.I.R. Studios and consisted of "six hours of stories, music, photos and fun." Several photos from the event have been posted on social media, along ...

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ACE FREHLEY, SEBASTIAN BACH And WARREN DEMARTINI Perform With KINGS OF CHAOS At Washington County Fair (Video)

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley performed with KINGS OF CHAOS on Friday, July 26 at the 2019 Washington County Fair in West Bend, Wisconsin. The supergroup's lineup also included Sebastian Bach (original voice of SKID ROW), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), Warren DeMartini (RATT), James LoMenzo (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) and Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS ...

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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH Says 'It's A Real Shame' That Certain Bands Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith says that he doesn't "agree" with certain rock artists relying on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked by ...

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Here Is A Photo Of GENE SIMMONS Wearing A Skull Prosthetic

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has shared a photo of him wearing a skull prosthetic for a movie he co-produced in 2017 called "Armed Response", with Wesley Snipes starring. According to USA Today, the thriller cast the "Passenger 57" and "Demolition Man" star as the leader of a team of special-forces soldiers investigating mysterious goings-on at ...

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ACE FREHLEY, SEBASTIAN BACH And WARREN DEMARTINI To Perform With KINGS OF CHAOS At Washington County Fair

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will perform with KINGS OF CHAOS on Friday, July 26 at the 2019 Washington County Fair in West Bend, Wisconsin. The supergroup's lineup will also include Sebastian Bach (original voice of SKID ROW), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), Warren DeMartini (RATT), James LoMenzo (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) and Matt Sorum (VELVET ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Bassist Says He Was Treated 'Like A Thing, Like A Stage Prop' And 'Not A Person' By His Former Bandmates

Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian says that he was treated like "a thing" and "a stage prop" during his tenure with the band and claims that the business he "helped start" has been "hijacked." Christian — whose acrimonious January 2014 exit from TESTAMENT was well publicized on these pages — made his latest comments while ...

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DANKO JONES On Rock's Current 'Underground' Status: 'It's Almost Outsider Music, And I Like That'

DANKO JONES's namesake vocalist/guitarist recently appeared on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "A Rock Supreme": Danko: "We never try to 'say' anything — we just try to write a bunch of good-sounding rock ...

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Watch KISS Perform In London

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's July 11 concert at the O2 Arena in London, England can be seen below. According to Billboard, the first North American leg of KISS's "End Of The Road" tour grossed $58.7 million and sold 518,395 tickets. The trek kicked off on January 31 in Vancouver and played an ...

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