The Record with Ken Tomczak

Watch KISS "Shout It Out Loud" From New Concert Film

Fans can view an exclusive preview of "Shout It Out Loud" from the "KISS Rocks Vegas" concert film below. The concert was filmed on the band's November 2014 residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas and was screened in theaters for one night only on May 25. Don't worry if you missed it, though...
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The Tragically Hip Singer Gord Downie Diagnosed With Terminal Brain Cancer

Legendary Canadian band The Tragically Hip have announced that their 52-year-old lead singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer. The diagnosis was made in December, but the band revealed the news to their fans this week saying Downie has "endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been...
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Night Ranger, Queensryche, Warrant and Quiet Riot To Headline "Farm Rock Tulsa"

Farm Rock Tulsa "Streets Gone Wild!" is the latest and greatest '80s hard rock/hair metal festival — taking place September 8-10 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Confirmed artists include Night Ranger, Queensryche, Warrant, Quiet Riot, Kip Winger, Vixen, Mike Tramp of White Lion, Faster Pussycat and Autograph...
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AC/DC and Applebee's

Do loud electric guitars and screaming hard rock vocals make you think of wood fired steaks? The good folks at Applebee's certainly hope it does, because they've featured the classic AC/DC track "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" in their new marketing campaign to help sell their hand-cut...
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Beautiful Broken Heart

Ann and Nancy Wilson are ready to release the new Heart studio album entitled Beautiful Broken. The new CD is tentatively schedule for a July 8 release. Guitarist/vocalist Nancy Wilson recently commented, "There are some new songs, and we also got the chance to redo some of my favorite old ones...
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Rare David Bowie Music To Premiere On BBC Documentary

Unreleased David Bowie music will be featured in the second episode of the BBC4 documentary series "The People's History of Pop." Among the included tracks are Bowie's demo for "Space Oddity" featuring a different set of lyrics, a warped version of the early single "The Laughing Gnome" and his...
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Classic Dokken Lineup To Reunite For Japanese Shows?

The classic lineup of Dokken — Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and "Wild" Mick Brown — have hinted they will reunite later this year for six Japanese concerts. Speaking to journalist Mitch Lafon, drummer "Wild" Mick Brown had quite a bit to say about their motivation for getting the original...
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Watch CeeLo Perform KISS' "Rock And Roll All Nite" On Lip Sync Battle

Sporting full Gene Simmons makeup and costume, CeeLo Green (Gnarly Barkley) rocks the KISS anthem "Rock And Roll All Nite" on this Thursday's episode of "Lip Sync Battle" and a preview clip can be seen below. CeeLo's opponent on the show this week is comedian/actor Russell Peters. Fans can catch "...
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New Foghat Album Coming June 24

Foghat will release a new CD Under The Influence on June 24 and the band have released some behind the scenes footage of the making of the album (below). In addition to charter band members Roger Earl, Craig MacGregor, Charlie Hugn and Bryan Bassett, Foghat worked with two Buddy Guy alumni: Scott...
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Robert Plant and Jimmy Page Will Attend Led Zeppelin Copyright Trial

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page will attend the "Stairway To Heaven" copyright trial in the U.S. next month, lawyers have said. Proceedings are set to begin June 14 in California. The court will decide whether Led Zeppelin based the opening section of their 1971 anthem "Stairway To...
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