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STEVE RILEY Dismisses TRACII GUNS's Criticism Of His Playing As 'Sophomoric And Ridiculous'

Over the course of his four-decade career, drummer Steve Riley has toured with STEPPENWOLF, anchored the classic lineup of W.A.S.P. and recorded for notable producers Todd Rundgren (the self-titled 1976 debut by ROADMASTER) and Gene Simmons (KEEL's 1985 album "The Right To Rock"). He's best known, however, for his being the longest-tenured member of L.A. ...

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STEVE RILEY Says He Had 'Zero Intention' Of Playing L.A. GUNS Music Again Prior To Receiving M3 Festival Offer

Over the course of his four-decade career, drummer Steve Riley has toured with STEPPENWOLF, anchored the classic lineup of W.A.S.P. and recorded for notable producers Todd Rundgren (the self-titled 1976 debut by ROADMASTER) and Gene Simmons (KEEL's 1985 album "The Right To Rock"). He's best known, however, for his being the longest-tenured member of L.A. ...

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STEVE RILEY On 'Shock' And 'Disappointment' Of L.A. GUNS Dissolving In 2016: 'I Thought We Had Something Nice Going'

Over the course of his four-decade career, drummer Steve Riley has toured with STEPPENWOLF, anchored the classic lineup of W.A.S.P. and recorded for notable producers Todd Rundgren (the self-titled 1976 debut by ROADMASTER) and Gene Simmons (KEEL's 1985 album "The Right To Rock"). He's best known, however, for his being the longest-tenured member of L.A. ...

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THE GUESS WHO Releases 'In America' Video

"In America", the new George A. Johnson-directed video from THE GUESS WHO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "The Future Is What It Used To Be", which was released in September via Cleopatra Records. THE GUESS WHO is responsible for countless rock classics, which still retain a major ...

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ACE FREHLEY Talks Politics: 'If You're An American And A Patriot, You Should Get Behind Your President'

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley recently appeared on the "Juliet: Unexpected" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 3:11 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working from home: Ace: "The last three or four records I've done, pretty much I've done from my home studio, so ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist: 'Rock Is Dead'

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the fact that his band is still holding the blowtorch high for theatrical rock and roll at a time when rock performances can be pretty stripped down and straightforward. "We're just doing what we like," he said. "But there's just nothing to ...

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GENE SIMMONS Is 'Heartbroken' Over Mother's Death

Gene Simmons says that he is "heartbroken" over the death of his mother, who passed away at the age of 93. The KISS bassist/vocalist took to his Instagram to share a picture of him as a boy with his mom, and paid tribute to the person that raised him as a single mother in Israel. ...

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GENE SIMMONS's Mother Dies

Flóra "Florence" Klein, the mother of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, has died at the age of 93. Florence's passing was confirmed by Simmons's wife, Shannon Tweed Simmons, who wrote on her Facebook page: "Rest in peace my dear Flora. The best grandma and mother in law I could ask for. You were loved and you ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'We've Turned Into A Society Of Snowflakes Where People Are Just Weak And Entitled'

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna of Appetite For Disruption recently conducted an interview with ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having to make tough decisions as the leader of ICED EARTH: "Well, there's a myriad of tough decisions that take ...

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