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Formed: 1972
From: New York, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Kiss news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Gene Simmons Comic To Debut At ComicCon

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted this message on his official website:

I am holding in my sweaty hands, the debut of our Simmons Comics Group and, in particular, our first title: 'Gene Simmons House Of Horrors #1'. Our friends and partners at IDW PUB, Chris Ryall, Ted Adams and Thomas Waltz really delivered the goods. Great writers/artists and terrific layout.

Young Nick Simmons has his first published work, 'The Child'. We will debut 'Gene Simmons House Of Horrors' and our other titles: 'Zipper', 'Dominatrix' and 'Indy - Race of the Galaxies', as well as Nick's self-written/self-drawn 'Skullduggery' (IDW Publishing) at Comicon in San Diego on July 27 and 28.

We will also bring our 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' TV crew to film the festivities. If you're there, come on over and get your mug on TV. We'd love to see you.

Meantime, (though we're still setting it up), if you want to learn more, including how you can subscribe and/or send emails, you can always use our Simmons Comics Group.

Thanks for making our Gene Simmons Moneybag/Dussault Custom Ink line a monster. And, we want you to know that both Jason Dussault (my partner on the venture) and I appreciate your support and we are listening. If you want changes, have suggestions, let us know.

Meanwhile, shortly you will see some real kick-ass leather goods coming... shoulder bags, wallets, belts, bracelets... cool stuff... all with my trademarked 'moneybag' logo. Coming soon."

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Lion's Share Confirmed For Magic Circle Festival

LION'S SHARE confirmed for Germany's MAGIC CIRCLE FESTIVAL with MANOWAR, GAMMA RAY etc on July 7 in Bad Arolsen, Germany.

The LION'S SHARE's video for the song "The Edge of the Razor" has been posted at YouTube.

The track, which features a guest solo from ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, comes off the Swedish melodic metal band's long-awaited comeback album, "Emotional Coma", due on June 15 via AFM Records. More...

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Poison to Release New Album

Poison is back with a brand new album of their favorite rock covers entitled, "POISON’D!", featuring all the original members, Brett Michaels, Bobby Dall, C.C. Deville, and Rikki Rocket. "POISON'D!" presents the band’s first new studio recordings since 2002’s "Hollyweird".

Produced by Don Was at Hensen Recording Studios in Hollywood, "POISON’D!" includes 13 tracks, including new recordings of David Bowie’s “Suffragette City,” The Cars’ “You’re Just What I Needed,” The Romantics’ “What I Like About You,” Sweet’s “Little Willy,” The Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See” and The Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers.”

Some of Poison’s previously recorded covers are also featured on "POISON’D!", including Kiss’ “Rock and Roll All Nite,” Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band” and Loggins & Messina’s “Your Mama Don’t Dance.”

“Poison is one of the greatest rock ‘n roll bands in the world and, after 20 years, they can slam better than ever", says POISON’D! producer Don Was. “They’re powerful musicians and very cool guys. We had a lot of fun making this album and I think you can hear it in the grooves - it’s got the jive and is truly alive! I urge everyone to listen to it!”

In support of the album Poison will be touring through out the U.S. with Ratt and White Lion as previously reported.

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Lion's Share Post Two New Songs Online

Swedish melodic metal masters LION'S SHARE have posted two new songs from their long-awaited comeback album "Emotional Coma" at their MySpace page. "The Edge of the Razor", features guest solos from ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and will be the first video from the CD, which is scheduled for release on June 15 via AFM Records. Sweden Rock Festival attendees will be able to buy the CD early during the band's signing session at the event on June 7 at 5:30 p.m. (Lion's Share live on stage 4-5 PM). You can preorder the album here.

According to a press release, "Emotional Coma" is "the heaviest and most powerful LION'S SHARE record to date" and it features guest appearances by Kulick, Glen Drover (MEGADETH) and Mats Levén (THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). The band features guitar player and founding member Lars Chriss, along with vocalist Patrik Johansson (ASTRAL DOORS, WUTHERING HEIGHTS), bass player Sampo Axelsson (GLENN HUGHES) and well-known session drummer Richard Evensand (CHIMAIRA, SOILWORK, THERION).

Here is the "Emotional Coma" track listing:

01. Cult of Denial
02. The Arsonist
03. Emotional Coma (feat. Glen Drover)
04. Clones of Fate
05. The Edge of the Razor (feat. Bruce Kulick)
06. Toxication Rave
07. Trafficking
08. Bloodstained Soil
09. Soultaker
10. Hatred's My Fuel
11. Sorcerers (ANGEL WITCH cover)
12. Ring of Stupidity (bonus track for Japan and digipak)

LION'S SHARE has lined up the following shows:

June 01 - Fjongstock Festival - Sundsvall, Sweden
June 7 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg, Sweden
June 29 - Mälarrocken Festival - Västerås, Sweden
Aug. 17 - Metal Heart - Notodden, Norway

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Lion's Share To Film "The Edge Of The Razor" Video

Swedish heavy metal masters LION'S SHARE will film a video for the song "The Edge of the Razor" on April 15 in Stockholm. The track features a guest solo from Bruce Kulick (KISS), and comes off the group's comeback album, "Emotional Coma," which is scheduled for release on June 15 through AFM Records. You can check out the cover artwork at lionsshare.org.

According to a press release, "Emotional Coma" is "the heaviest and most powerful LION'S SHARE record to date" and it features guest appearances by Kulick, Glen Drover (MEGADETH) and Mats Levén (THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). The band features guitar player and founding member Lars Chriss, along with vocalist Patrik Johansson (ASTRAL DOORS, WUTHERING HEIGHTS), bass player Sampo Axelsson (GLENN HUGHES) and well-known session drummer Richard Evensand (CHIMAIRA, SOILWORK, THERION).

As previously reported, here is the "Emotional Coma" track listing: More...

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Lion's Share Signs With AFM Records

After four successful albums and several tours with bands like MANOWAR, DIO, MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, U.D.O., ICED EARTH and NEVERMORE, Swedish heavy metal masters LION'S SHARE are back with their long-awaited comeback masterpiece, "Emotional Coma", due out on June 15 in Europe through AFM Records. The band features guitar player and founding member Lars Chriss, along with vocalist Patrik Johansson (ASTRAL DOORS, WUTHERING HEIGHTS), bass player Sampo Axelsson (GLENN HUGHES) and well-known session drummer Richard Evensand (CHIMAIRA, SOILWORK, THERION).

Commented Chriss: "We are extremely proud and honored to be a part of such a great label as AFM Records. AFM is home to many great bands and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of that roster. It feels great to work with a label staff that understands our music and goals. We are looking forward to a long and successful cooperation."

According to a press release, "Emotional Coma" is "the heaviest and most powerful LION'S SHARE record to date" and it features guest appearances by Bruce Kulick (KISS), Glen Drover (MEGADETH) and Mats Levén (THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN).

Commented Markus Wosgien, A&R of AFM Records: "The new record is heavy metal at its finest. It shows the band from another side, less progressive, more straight and metal. If you are into the old gods like SAXON, JUDAS PRIEST or ACCEPT — you will love this unique and high-class record, which is a new beginning in the history of this amazing band."

Here is the "Emotional Coma" track listing:

01. Cult of Denial
02. The Arsonist
03. Emotional Coma (feat. Glen Drover)
04. Clones of Fate
05. The Edge of the Razor (feat. Bruce Kulick)
06. Toxication Rave
07. Trafficking
08. Bloodstained Soil
09. Soultaker
10. Hatred's My Fuel
11. Sorcerers (ANGEL WITCH cover)
12. Ring of Stupidity (bonus track for Japan and digipak)

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VH1 Classic Poker Tournament Featuring Ace Frehley

GodTwo lucky UltimateBet free online poker players will challenge the likes of GODSMACK's Sully Erna, DAMAGEPLAN and PANTERA's Vinnie Paul and even ZZ TOP's Dusty Hill to a not-so-friendly game of poker during VH1 Classic Rock n' Roll Celebrity Poker Tournament. The televised debut in Las Vegas will premiere on VH1 Classic on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 p.m. EDT.

As one of the event sponsors, UltimateBet.tv awarded two of its free online poker players with the opportunity to participate by registering online with their daily free roll to become a contender during the celebrity poker event.

"The cowboy from Hell is coming to town, winner takes all!" proclaimed DAMAGEPLAN and PANTERA's Vinnie Paul upon announcing his participation in the event.

The prize package, worth $2,500, included roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and ground transportation in Las Vegas, as well as $150 per day. The tournament was recorded in front of a live audience of 150 people in Vegas from October 31 to November 3.

Sully Erna, lead singer of GODSMACK, challenged tournament players to "Go ahead and try to SMACK me out of this tournament."

All cash winnings of the poker tournament will be donated to the charity of the tournament winner's choice. The 1st place winner will also win a trip to Aruba for next year's UltimateBet Poker Classic.

As players are knocked out of the tournament, they will enter a "Green Room" hosted by poker greats Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak. Interviews will be conducted, coaching sessions will be given by Phil Laak, and a heads up tournament will be played. The champion of the Green Room heads up tournament will win a Cruise to Alaska.

The televised event, hosted by poker legend Phil Helmuth, will include rock star poker celebrities Sully Erna, Vinnie Paul, Dusty Hill, Ace Frehley (ex-KISS), and Scott Ian (ANTHRAX).

Additional information about the VH1 Classic Rock n' Roll Celebrity Poker Tournament can be found at the UltimateBet web site.

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Ace Frehley Lives

Legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley (music) wants you to know that he isn't dead, despite recent rumors to the contrary.

"I don't know how this ridiculous rumor got started," Frehley said in a press release that describes the singer as having dictated the statement while eating his "daily allotment of wheat germ, preparing to jump back on his treadmill." Various websites had erroneously reported Frehley, who is working on a new solo album, had committed suicide, according to his publicist.

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Megadeth Guitarist To Guest On Lion's Share Album

MEGADETH/EIDOLON guitarist Glen Drover has recorded a guest solo on the new album from Swedish melodic metal band LION'S SHARE. Also scheduled to appear on the CD are drummer Richard Evensand (CHIMAIRA, SOILWORK), guitarist Bruce Kulick (KISS), and singer Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, AT VANCE, KRUX), who is responsible for the backing vocals on the entire CD.

LION'S SHARE has uploaded some photos from the current mixing sessions with Ronny Lahti (ROXETTE, SAIGON KICK, EUROPE, GLENN HUGHES, ELECTRIC BOYS) at their MySpace page. Lahti previously worked with the group on their third album, "Fall from Grace".

The as-yet-untitled CD, which is expected to be released in April/May, will feature the following tracks (not in final order): More...

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Kiss Force Kittie to Change Label Name

AOL Music Blog reports: The ladies in Kittie recently decided to go the DIY route to release their music, and formed a label called Kiss of Infamy -- a tag that the lawyers for Kiss Catalog Limited insisted might confuse the (evidently easily-mystified) Kiss Army into accidentally purchasing merchandise that wouldn't directly benefit their clients. Confronted with the cease-and-desist, and the realization that Canadian dollars don't buy very much in the way of American lawyers' fees, Kittie opted to change the name of the imprint to X of Infamy.

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Paul Stanley Talks To LiveDaily

LiveDaily.com caught up with Paul Stanley for a Q&A, and asked the singer if it felt good to be able to express himself outside of KISS. "Well, KISS is a facet of who I am, but it's not all of it," he said. "There is undoubtedly more freedom in doing something under my name and without either the politics or the dynamics and personalities of a band."

Read the full article at Live Daily.

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ex-Chimaira Drummer To Record w/ Lion's Share

Former CHIMAIRA/SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand is currently in the studio recording drums for the eagerly awaited comeback album by Swedish melodic metal masters LION'S SHARE. You can view photos from the recording session at the band's MySpace page. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Toxication Rave", "Cult Of Denial", "Bloodstained Soil", "Trafficking", and "Emotional Coma".

As previously reported, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has already recorded a guest solo for the song "The Edge of the Razor". The new album will be the group's fifth, with the first four having been released by Century Media and Massacre Records between 1995 and 2001. During this period, the band toured heavily with such acts as DIO, MANOWAR, MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, NEVERMORE, ICED EARTH, U.D.O. etc.

LION'S SHARE's upcoming CD will mark the band's debut with new singer Patrik Johansson (also in ASTRAL DOORS), who replaced Tony Niva in 2005.

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Kiss Members Promote Their Own Stuff On Radio

Paul Stanley of KISS was on the phone with the Bob Rivers Show on KZOK 102.5 FM in Seattle on Friday (October 27) to promote his new solo album 'Live To Win'. Stanley talked about not wanting to recreate his first solo album or a KISS album, the all-star collaborations, the different ways to distribute music, how he was every parents' worst dream come true, all the band's merchandise, and more. You can listen to the interview here.

Gene Simmons of KISS called the Mark & Mercedes in the morning show on Mix 94.1 in Las Vegas on Friday (October 27) to talk about 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' and his appearance at Dillard's in Vegas today. You can download and listen to the interview here.

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Kiss Prepares Onslaught Of Archival Material

Tjames Madison of Live Daily reports: KISS fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their heavy metal heroes in movie theaters during an upcoming special screening of a classic concert from 1976.

"KISS Alive! On the Big Screen" will screen one night only, Oct. 26, in selected movie theaters around the country. The footage captures the band in its original and most familiar incarnation--Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss--performing during a 1976 concert at Detroit's Cobo Hall.

"I was blown away by this footage," Stanley said in a press release. "Watching it on the big screen is as close as anyone will ever get to traveling back to those days."

Tickets to the event will cost $10, and are available through the Big Screen Concerts website, along with a list of theaters showing the film.

The movie event represents only the tip of the latest marketing iceberg for the band. The group has set a Nov. 21 release date for a new box set containing reissues of some of its most famous live recordings. "KISS Alive!!! 1975-2000" will include newly remastered versions of 1975's "Alive I," 1977's "Alive II," and the 1993 release "Alive III," as well as the previously unreleased "Millennium Concert" from 2000, which was originally intended to be issued as "Alive IV," but later scrapped.

The group also plans a Halloween day release of its new concert/documentary DVD. The two-disc "KISSology Vol. 1 1974-1977" will include more than six hours of concert and backstage footage going back to the band's earliest days.

Aside from the slew of new KISS product, bassist/singer Gene Simmons has been busy with his latest foray into capitalism, a new line of designer fragrances for both men and women.

Simmons recently dropped in at an Army base in North Carolina to promote the products, KISS Him cologne and KISS Her perfume.

"If people decide that a KISS fragrance line makes sense," Simmons said during the promotional jaunt, "who's to argue with America?"

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Final Guitar Hero II Tracklisting Revealed

According to IGN, the final track listing has been revealed for the upcoming PS2/Xbox 360 video game "Guitar Hero II". The track list will run as follows (sorted by their in-game categories):

Opening Licks:
Motley Crue - "Shout At The Devil"
Danzig - "Mother"
Cheap Trick - "Surrender"
Wolfmother - "Woman"
Spinal Tap - "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight"

Amp-Warmers:
Kiss - "Strutter"
Nirvana - "Heart-Shaped Box"
Police - "Message In A Bottle"
Van Halen - "You Really Got Me"
Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son"

String-Snappers:
Foo Fighters - "Monkey Wrench"
Alice In Chains - "Them Bones"
Iggy Pop And The Stooges - "Search And Destroy"
The Pretenders - "Tattooed Love Boys"
Black Sabbath - "War Pigs"

Thrash And Burn:
Warrant - "Cherry Pie"
The Butthole Surfers - "Who Was In My Room Last Night"
Mathew Sweet - "Girlfriend"
Rolling Stones - "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'"
Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Return Of The Shred:
Rage Against The Machine - "Killing In The Name"
Primus - "John The Fisherman"
The Sword - "Freya"
Thin Lizzy - "Bad Reputation"
Aerosmtih - "Last Child"

Relentless Riffs:
Heart - "Crazy On You"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Tripping On A Hole In A Paper Heart"
Stray Cats - "Rock This Town"
Allman Brothers - "Jessica"
Jane's Addiction - "Stop"

Furious Fretwork:
Anthrax - "Madhouse"
The Living End - "Carry Me Home"
Lamb Of God - "Laid To Rest"
Reverend Horton Heat - "Psychobilly Freakout"
Rush - "YYZ"

Face-Melters:
Avenged Sevenfold - "Beast And The Harlot"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Institutionalized"
Dick Dale - "Misirlou"
Megadeth - "Hangar 18"
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Free Bird"

Around 15 or more unlockable bonus tracks will also be included in the game, with Every Time I Die, Drist, The Last Vegas, Valient Thorr and The Breaking Wheel rumored to be among them. "Guitar Hero II" will see a November 7th release date on the Playstation 2 while a spring release on the Xbox 360 is currently pending.

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Kiss May Tour Again, But No Plans To Record

Billboard.com reports: The Kiss Army may be able to pack its gear for a tour in the near future, but not an album. The group's Paul Stanley, preparing for the Oct. 24 release of his solo album "Live To Win" and an attendant tour, tells Billboard.com he's "sure there will be a [Kiss] tour at some point."

He even confirms that one of the ideas being discussed is a traveling version of the orchestral shows Kiss played in 2003 in Australia, which resulted in the "Kiss Symphony" CD and DVD releases.

"It's not out of the realm of possibility," says Stanley, who welcomed his second son, Colin, with wife Erin on Sept. 6. "Anything's possible, but we're far away from conforming or committing to something like that. I'll let you know when it's true."

New Kiss music is another matter, however. Stanley says as far as he's concerned, trying to make a new album in the shadow of Kiss' classic repertoire is, at the very least, a challenge. "The fact is, [fans] may tolerate the new songs, but it's the old ones you want to hear," he notes. "I think Jimmy Page and Robert Plant found that out. The [Rolling] Stones certainly know it. The Who certainly know it. So unless you're willing to go into the studio accepting that how your album will be received will never match your expectations, I'm not sure it's worth the effort."

What would it take to change his mind? Control, Stanley says. "I would consider doing it if I could do it the way I wanted to do it," he explains. "If 'Live to Win' was good for anything, it was me confirming how I believe I'd like music to sound that I'm a part of. To do another Kiss album, I would not be willing to compromise my point of view perhaps as much as I have in recent years."

But how would that go over with longtime Kiss partner Gene Simmons? "Well, y'know, you'll have to see if we go into the studio," replies Stanley -- who says he's not yet watched an episode of Simmons' new A&E reality show, "Gene Simmons Family Jewels."

Stanley takes a break from diaper duty to begin a 15-date solo tour on Oct. 21 in Atlanta.

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Kiss Is 'Still The Hottest Band In Any Land'

KISS' official web site has been updated with the following press release:

Where other bands have fan clubs, KISS has a full-fledged Army of the most rabid and loyal true believers in the world. For more than three decades, the KISS Army has wanted and demanded nothing less than the best from their band and across all those years, that's exactly what KISS has always delivered.

The biggest, baddest, most triumphant show band in rock & roll history, KISS has weathered and transcended the fads, follies and delusions of an industry based on the quick buck and the passing fancy.

In the past thirty years, a thousand musical trends and genres have come and gone and come again — sensitive singer-songwriters, glam, metal, punk, alternative, garage, roots, new wave, goth, hardcore, grunge, industrial, techno, retro, hip-hop, teenybop pop, boy bands, girl groups, etc. etc. — and through it all, there has always been KISS.

KISS endures because the band is archetypal, iconic, larger-than-life and louder than thunder. The band, the brand, the blood, the fire and fireworks, the spectacle, the shock and awe and wonder of it all. KISS has always given its Army the best rock in the world and neither side has ever settled for less. And, for all the flash and arena-sized theatricality, the core of KISS is really the music, as potent and powerful and connected to the true heart of rock & roll as any band or artist or performer of the past century.

For the KISS Army, the release this Halloween of "KISSology: Volume One 1974-1977" marks the arrival of nothing less than a Holy Grail: 6 solid hours of vintage KISS going all the way back to the deep early roots of the band's classic line-up — Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss — captured and re-mastered on 2 state-of-the-art DVDs featuring more than 70 live performances and four full concerts bundled along with unreleased tracks and never-before-seen footage. More...

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All-Star List Of Bands Sign On For Guitar Hero II

A slew of songs on the playable list for the upcoming new interactive Playstation 2 video game "Guitar Hero II" have been revealed. Check them out below:

Lamb Of God - "Laid To Rest"
Avenged Sevenfold - "Beast And The Harlot"
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Freebird"
Alice In Chains - "Them Bones"
Nirvana - "Heart Shaped Box"
Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Motley Crue - "Shout At The Devil"
Black Sabbath - "War Pigs"
The Police - "Message In A Bottle"
The Pretenders - "Tattooed Love Boys"
Cheap Trick - "Surrender"
Spinal Tap - "Tonight I'm Going to Rock You Tonight"
Heart - "Crazy On You"
Allman Brothers Band - "Jessica"
Dick Dale - "Misirlou"
The Rolling Stones - "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
Anthrax - "Madhouse"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart"
Primus - "John The Fisherman"
Kiss - "Strutter"
Rush - "YYZ"
Van Halen - "You Really Got Me"
Reverend Horton Heat - "Psychobilly Freakout"
Drist - "Arterial Black"
Every Time I Die - "The New Black"
Butthole Surfers - "Who The Hell Was In My Room Last Night"

"Guitar Hero II" is due in stores on November 7th.

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The Beatles Go Metal?

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning producer/guitarist Bob Kulick and ace engineer Brett Chassen, "Butchering The Beatles" features 12 new, ass-kicking versions of THE BEATLES' chart-topping hits, including "Hey Jude", "I Feel Fine" and "Day Tripper", plus the more esoteric "Hey Bulldog", barked out by the legendary Alice Cooper and "Tomorrow Never Knows", uniquely interpreted by the iconic Billy Idol, alongside classic concept songs like "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and "Magical Mystery Tour".

When asked by Guitar Player magazine what possessed him to go all metal on THE BEATLES, Bob Kulick stated that, "BEATLES songs are the Holy Grail. They're the best rock songs ever written. These new recordings are totally faithful, yet completely different. Billy Gibbons singing 'Revolution' or (MOTÖRHEAD frontman) Lemmy singing 'Back In The USSR' are not exactly Paul McCartney or John Lennon. And of course, the guitar solo sections were lengthened to accommodate all the artists' solo styles."

"Butchering The Beatles" track listing: More...

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MTV Shares Their Top Ten Greatest Metal Bands

MTV Overdrive has a feature on the debate that took place when MTV set out to come up with the top ten greatest metal bands list. Here's a summary of the process:

"We reached out to the most passionate and knowledgable metal fans working at MTV and asked them to send us their individual picks for the 10 greatest, with the only criteria being "whatever greatness means to you." Some feel that the influence a band had on others is the most important factor in judging greatness; others say the strength of the albums is the primary concern; and some believe the power of a band's live performance is the ultimate measure. We did not care what each participants criteria was; we only asked them to vote from their hearts."

"In part two, we gathered everyone together, showed them the results, and asked them to either stand by it, or change it as they saw fit, the only rule being that a majority had to vote in favor of every change. The discussion and debate over the rankings is what you see in the Overdrive show."

"In such debate lies much geekdom and fun, and MTV's metal brain trust — our panel of experts, consisting of nine die-hard, longtime fans — had a blast conjuring and debating this list."

The resulting list of the greatest metal bands follows, but be sure to check out the video because it was actually an interesting discussion.

1. Black Sabbath
2. Judas Priest
3. Metallica
4. Iron Maiden
5. Pantera
6. Slayer
7. AC/DC
8. Motorhead
9. Kiss
10. Motley Crue

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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