DOKKEN TO RELEASE 'LIVE 1981 FROM CONCEPTION' CD/DVD IN MARCH
DOKKEN will issue a live CD, entitled "Dokken Live 1981 from Conception", on March 13 via Rhino Records. "I think the DVD is coming out at the same time, but will find out for sure by Friday," the group's frontman, Don Dokken, writes on their MySpace page. "The videos on the DVD are
'Breaking the Chains' 'Just Got Lucky' 'Burning like a Flame' 'Alone Again' 'Dream Warriors' 'Into the Fire' 'Walk Away' 'The Hunter' 'In My Dreams' 'It's Not Love' 'Heaven Sent'
and the 'Unchain the Night'
There will be also some commentary of Mick [Brown, drums] and myself talking about the making of the videos, so there's the update for now, I think I forgot one video but can't think of it right now 'cause I'm fried."
CNN reports that Hours after Gov. Rick Perry kicked off his second full term in office, Ted Nugent helped him celebrate at a black-tie gala, but not all attendees were pleased by the rocker's performance.
Using machine guns as props, Nugent, 58, appeared onstage as the final act of the inaugural ball wearing a cutoff T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and shouting offensive remarks about non-English speakers, according to people who were in attendance.
Perry's spokesman, Robert Black, downplayed the Tuesday-night incident.
"Ted Nugent is a good friend of the governor's. He asked him if he would play at the inaugural. He didn't put any stipulation of what he would play," Black said.
Others said the appearance was inappropriate.
"I think it was a horrible choice," GOP strategist Royal Masset said. "I hope nobody approved it."
The SUN Online, UK, reports that it seems KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is fed up of comparisons to Ozzy Osbourne, after also giving the TV cameras access to all areas of his family life for a reality show.
He blasted: "My family is more structured and they behave properly. My kids don't take drugs, they're well mannered and properly disciplined and I don't go letting dogs poop on the carpet. I'm not a drug addict — in fact I have never been drunk, I don't smoke or have ever taken drugs and never will."
Gene's reality-TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" follows Gene, his long-term girlfriend Shannon Tweed and kids Nick and Sophie.
Just don't ask the sexist star why he has never proposed to his former Playmate lover.
He says: "Shannon and I have been happily unmarried for 23 years. I lead my life my way. I am the Alpha male and what I say goes. The idea of marriage is out of the question."