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ACE FREHLEY On His 1978 Solo Debut: 'I Realized I Could Make Better Music Away From' KISS 'Than I Could With Them'

During a "live conversation" at Hollywood's Musicians Institute on September 25, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley discussed his 1978 debut solo album, which was released simultaneously alongside solo recordings by his three bandmates. "I just wanted to make the best record possible," Frehley said. "I had a revelation after all four albums came out and ...

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ACE FREHLEY On KISS TV Movie 'Phantom Of The Park': PAUL STANLEY And GENE SIMMONS Expected 'Gone With The Wind'

During a "live conversation" at Hollywood's Musicians Institute on September 25, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley recalled filming the band's 1978 Hanna Barbera-produced made-for-television movie "Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park" (alternately known as "Attack Of The Phantoms"). "I remember it very well," Frehley said."I had a lot of fun. When we started shooting ...

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ACE FREHLEY Recalls Punching Current KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER: 'The Bronx Boy In Me Came Out'

At the end of KISS's original farewell tour in 2001, guitarist Ace Frehley says he punched then-tour manager Tommy Thayer, who would later succeed him in the "Spaceman" role after the band decided to continue. "That's really out of character for me," Frehley said during a "live conversation" at Hollywood's Musicians Institute on September 25. ...

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Inside Metal: The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal 2 - Various

Bob Nalbandian is a walking compendium of American metal, particularly conversant of the scene cultivated within his California habitat in the 1980s. His "Inside Metal" documentary series has become a go-to source on the subject of West Coast-birthed heavy metal. His recent work focuses upon the dawn of thrash from the Los Angeles and Bay ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Appear On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' This Monday

Founding KISS guitarist and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Ace Frehley will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" this coming Monday, September 24. Ace will sit in with the official "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" house band, CLETO AND THE CLETONES. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT, 10:35 CDT on ABC. Frehley ...

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MATTHIAS JABS Says SCORPIONS 'Couldn't Continue' With Drummer JAMES KOTTAK: 'We Gave Him All The Chances, And 10 More'

Matthias Jabs says that SCORPIONS "had to make" the decision to fire James Kottak, explaining that he and his bandmates gave the drummer "all the chances" to get better. In September 2016, Kottak was dismissed from the legendary German hard rock band during his well-publicized battle with alcoholism and was replaced by former MOTÖRHEAD drummer ...

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GENE SIMMONS Believes VINNIE VINCENT Is 'His Own Worst Enemy'

Gene Simmons says that he believes Vinnie Vincent is "his own worst enemy." The KISS bassist/vocalist made his comments during a question-and-answer session in Adelaide, Australia, where he is currently on tour with his solo band, supported by original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. Speaking about Vincent, who originally joined KISS in 1982 as Frehley's replacement, ...

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Death By Metal - DEATH

Depending on who you talk to, Chuck Schuldiner was a visionary, a perfectionist or a short fused volatile, creative being. A common ground appraisal is that the late legend of DEATH, previously known as MANTAS, and CONTROL DENIED changed death metal forever by having the stones to fuse progressive and power metal into a style ...

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