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Black Country Communion – Afterglow (2012)

Black Country Communion – Afterglow (2012)

The pity of it, really, is how perfectly named this album is. See Afterglow, a thunderous delight, arrives just as Black Country Communion appears to be falling apart. It’s a shame.

‘This band is unstoppable’: SiriusXM fan Q&A turns into a referendum on Kiss’ current lineup

‘This band is unstoppable’: SiriusXM fan Q&A turns into a referendum on Kiss’ current lineup

During a special Q&A with 20 SiriusXM listeners, Kiss’ founding members were bursting with praise for the current line up of the group — which has just released Monster

‘The problem is we have too many ideas’: Busy Metallica might be ready to make new music again

‘The problem is we have too many ideas’: Busy Metallica might be ready to make new music again

Metallica has been busy lately, it seems, with everything except new music — something that’s going to change soon, according to guitarist Kirk Hammett.

‘We were flavor of the week’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on classic videos for “Jump,” “California Girls”

‘We were flavor of the week’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on classic videos for “Jump,” “California Girls”

Episode 2 of “The Roth Show,” starring Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, takes fans into the creative process behind his memorable videos for the 1980s hits “Jump” and “California Girls.”

Ronnie James Dio cancer benefit to recognize former Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi

Ronnie James Dio cancer benefit to recognize former Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi, co-founding guitarist Black Sabbath, will be honored as part of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund’s second annual awards event, to be held on Halloween (Wednesday, October 31, 2012) in Hollywood.

‘No joke; that actually happened’: Wolfgang Van Halen discusses incident in hotel lobby with One Direction

‘No joke; that actually happened’: Wolfgang Van Halen discusses incident in hotel lobby with One Direction

Wolfgang Van Halen, filling in on Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti’s solo tour, says he arrived in Birmingham, England to a rude welcome — and from the British singing group One Direction, no less.

‘The only rock star out there’: Gene Simmons confirms that Kiss almost did a duet with Lady Gaga

‘The only rock star out there’: Gene Simmons confirms that Kiss almost did a duet with Lady Gaga

Kiss’ new album Monster features a song called “Freak” that band co-founder Gene Simmons says connected with Lady Gaga, starting a chain of events that nearly led to a duet.

‘That don’t mean the band’s breaking up’: Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is at work on a new solo project

‘That don’t mean the band’s breaking up’: Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is at work on a new solo project

Aerosmith is in the run up a long-awaited new studio album, and then a world tour in 2013. After that, fans have to wonder if they can stick together. After all: Steven Tyler says he’ll then start work on a solo project.

Kiss – Monster (2012)

Kiss – Monster (2012)

Nothing self-conscious or too referential. Nothing too high concept. When Kiss avoids that, as ‘Monster’ does, they become an irresistible force.

‘The Beatles on steroids’: Gene Simmons says Kiss builds off Fab Four’s musical template

‘The Beatles on steroids’: Gene Simmons says Kiss builds off Fab Four’s musical template

In the run up to Tuesday’s release of Monster, Kiss’ Gene Simmons was asked to name some of the band’s principle influences and the answer — those lovable mop tops of yore? — might surprise some.

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