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MOON SHOT Featuring Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist: Debut Album 'Confession' Due In October

With years of combined experience and hundreds of gigs around the world, bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä, vocalist Ville Malja (LAPKO), guitarist Jussi Ylikoski and drummer Mikko Hakila (DISCO ENSEMBLE) united last year to form MOON SHOT. Buoyed by the resounding success of debut track "Big Bang", and further singles "Blood Looks Cool", and ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Says He Is 'Done' Shaking Hands With People

During an appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello discussed his band's touring plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're doing periodic shows. We're doing bits and pieces. There's no real touring, for us, till next year; there's no ...

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How RONNIE JAMES DIO Popularized 'Devil's Horns' Hand Gesture

In a new interview with Rolling Live Studios, Ronnie James Dio's former wife and longtime manager Wendy Dio spoke about how he popularized the the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "A lot of people claim that it was theirs, and it's okay. It wasn't Ronnie's. It's an old Italian ...

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NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Drops New Single, 'Pearl Diving'

AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, will release its second album, "II - Those We Don't Speak Of", on September 3 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be the follow-up to AURI's self-titled debut LP, which came out in March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The ...

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GENE SIMMONS Meets With Members Of Congress As Part Of ASCAP Songwriters Virtual 'Stand With Songwriters' Advocacy Month

Following a year of canceled live music events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including his own KISS world tour, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Gene Simmons met with key members of Congress where he was able to outline some of the most pressing issues directly affecting American music creators. Simmons participated in the meeting ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Honored As Kentucky Colonel

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has been honored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky with the title of Kentucky Colonel, given to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments or outstanding service. Kentucky Colonel is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. According to the Kentucky secretary of state's web site, it began in 1813 ...

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KISS Announces Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

KISS has announced the rescheduled dates for the next U.S. leg of the "End Of The Road" tour. The trek kicks off on August 18, 2021 at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts and concludes on October 9, 2021 at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa date is one of several new shows ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY On ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS Making Appearances During 'End Of The Road' Tour: 'If It's Meant To Be, It Will Happen'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has once again said that he is open to the idea of original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss making guest appearances during the band's "End Of The Road" tour. In the three years after KISS announced its farewell tour, fans have wondered openly if Frehley and Criss would be involved ...

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Watch KISS Play Five-Song Set At TRIBECA FESTIVAL

KISS took the stage Friday night (June 11) for a special performance at the 2021 Tribeca Festival in New York City. For the first time ever, the band played at the festival directly following the screening of part one of its new A&E documentary "Biography: KISStory". The two-part documentary event is part of the festival's ...

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GENE SIMMONS: How PAUL STANLEY Came Up With KISS Band Name

In a new interview with WFSB's program "Better Connecticut", KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was asked how the band came up with its name nearly five decades ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I couldn't drive in my early 20s — I didn't start driving till I was 34, 'cause in New York you just ...

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LAURENNE/LOUHIMO Feat. BATTLE BEAST And SMACKBOUND Singers: 'The Reckoning' Music Video

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the release of the debut album from one of its most exciting new projects, a collaboration between powerhouse Finnish vocalists Noora Louhimo (BATTLE BEAST) and Netta Laurenne (SMACKBOUND), under the banner LAURENNE/LOUHIMO. "The Reckoning" will be unleashed on July 9 on CD/LP/digital. Today, fans can get another taste of the ...

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See ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ In Music Video For POWERWOLF's New Version Of 'Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend'

German metallers POWERWOLF will release their new album, "Call Of The Wild", on July 9 via Napalm Records. Various formats (2-CD mediabook, 3-LP vinyl box, 3-CD earbook, digital) of the new album include the bonus LP "Missa Cantorem" — a cross-section of the POWERWOLF success story with newly recorded vocals by friends and companions of ...

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BRET MICHAELS Announces 'Rags To Rescue' TV Show

POISON frontman Bret Michaels has announced a new TV show, "Rags To Rescue", coming soon. Currently in production, it will feature stories of amazing pets, people and their unbroken fighting spirit. It will highlight incredible people willing to put in the time, effort and love it takes to go from rags to rescue. More information ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Trolls CHRIS JERICHO On Twitter

Sebastian Bach trolled Chris Jericho on Twitter, less than a year after the former SKID ROW singer blasted the FOZZY frontman over allegations that Jericho uses pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Earlier today, Chris tweeted out a new photo of himself and captioned it "#NewProfilePic". A couple of hours later, Bach responded to Jericho's ...

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