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Ace Frehley Summons His Rock Soldiers to the People's Republic of Berkeley

The inimitable Ace Frehley rocks Berkeley with the timeless classics and incendiary lead guitar that launched an army of guitar players and rock 'n' roll devotees.

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Ace Frehley Rocks Time and Space in Beverly Hills

Frehley delivered the goods song after song, ripping off the hot licks that inspired the next generation of guitar heroes while also delivering almost all of his most beloved classics with his typically affable wit and charm.

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Blood and Thunder: We All Wanna Touch a Rainbow

Once upon a time, Ronnie James Dio rounded up a bevy of heavy metal legends to record a charity single. Yet no amount of superstar power could stop the song from falling by the wayside.

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Blood and Thunder: Turning Ashes to Gold

This week's best metal release finds some musical innovators from Brooklyn up to their philosophical shenanigans once again.

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Ace Frehley: Space Invader

Former KISS guitarist breaks no new ground with latest release. Although he can still solo, he still lacks ace material.

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Tongue Firmly in Cheek: An Interview with Ace Frehley

Several years sober, KISS' Ace Frehley comes fresh off some time at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to release his first solo album in over five years -- and definitely knows how to write a sexy song better than Robin Thicke.

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Peter Gabriel: Back to Front

Peter Gabriel Live in London... So?

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Disco Rock City: Kiss' "I Was Made for Loving You"

Kiss has authored numerous crowd-pleasing rockers, but don't overlook how good their late-'70s disco detour is.

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Announcing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2014

As promised, this morning the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally announced its 2014 inductees.

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I Heard You Missed Us (Says Van Halen and Many, Many Others) -- We're Back!

The David Lee Roth-fronted Van Halen returns after a 28-year absence. Who else has made fans wait that long? Quite a few, it turns out.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or Shame?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently announced its 15 nominees for its 2012 induction class. Once again, that means the blogosphere is abuzz with complaints about the Hall's irrelevancy. Are they legitimate?

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10 Albums That Supposedly Suck (But Don't)

Some of these are hopefully no-brainers, others may be head-scratchers. All of them are albums that deserve a fresh appraisal.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Most Infamous Snubs

Fans have made a strong case for the following bands and artists who weren’t nominated this year and aren’t in the hall of fame yet.

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Hey Gibson, Let’s Talk Guitar Albums: An Alternative Top 10

When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...

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Voodoo Music Experience: 30 October - 1 November 2009 - New Orleans, LA

Festivals like Pitchfork and Bonnaroo often feel like survival tests, but at Jazzfest and Voodoo, concertgoers can relax and enjoy the music.

Elizabeth Savage
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Highlights from the Voodoo Experience: 30.Oct-1.Nov.09 - New Orleans

Highlights from the Voodoo Experience: 30 October - 1 November 2009 - New Orleans / In its 11th year the festival welcomed a plethora of musical greats to help embrace New Orleans under Halloween's spell.

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L'Arc~en~Ciel: Kiss

This is pop-rock pushed to a point of such lush and serious melodrama that it almost tips over into camp.

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Kiss: Kissology Vol. 2, 1978-1991 [DVD]

The second installment of the enormously successful series, for all its inconsistencies, is a fascinating chronicle of Kiss's swift decline and slow resurrection during the '80s.

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KISS: KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. I 1974-1977 [DVD]

You wanted the best, you got the best … the hottest band in the world on DVD, KISS.

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Kiss: Alive!

Rob Horning

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