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KISS Residency, Halestorm to Tour, Metallica Being Goofy, and Filter Hits the Road

KISS residency


KISS will follow the lead of Guns N’ Roses and Motley Crue and set up a residency for Las Vegas. The band will perform nine shows through November at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino making it more apparent that whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. It’s reported that the venue had tried to secure KISS for some time. Front man Paul Stanley says the shows will be “KISS on steroids, this is a double dose” because the crew won’t have to tear down every night and travel to the next venue. Tickets will be right around $50.00. That doesn’t include a buffet.


Halestorm to tour


Halestorm will make it to Peoria’s Civic Center November 21st. That’s just one date in a tour that’s expected to span over five months. And, yes, the band is working on a new album. Meanwhile, Lzzy Hale has been working with a couple of different artists as of late. You’ll be able to get your fill of Hale when she joins electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning.


Metallica being goofy


You know what goes good with sports? Metallica! That’s what! The band makes a cameo in a promo for Sports Center. As is the case with most Sports Center spots, humor is the objective and the band brings an awkward level of humor to the Sports Center offices, including a consulting session where a shredding Metallica riff is being pitched for a golf broadcast and Kirk Hammett proclaiming “The first lesson’s free” to a gentlemen who unknowingly uses Hammett’s guitar lessons flyer to dispose of his gum. It’s worth a couple of views.



Filter hits the road


It was Star Wars weekend at Logoland Hotel where Filter’s Richard Patrick recently had holiday. Filter is back on the road with Helmet and Local H for the “Anti-Fold Revival Tour in Drop-D”. Patrick says the tour is a way to end the madness of increased use of banjos, mandolins and accordions in pop music. He also told the Associated Press that he recently reunited with former band mate Geno Lenardo to do some songwriting. The tour will be at The Mad Magician down in St. Louis July 29th.


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