GENE SIMMONS TO PERFORM WITH TOMMY THAYER AT CAMP PENDLETON
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer's official web site has been updated with the following message:
"Gene [Simmons, KISS bassist/vocalist] recently asked Tommy to join him to perform at a rally for the U.S. Armed Forces at Camp Pendleton on Friday, March 9th. The ensuing concert performance will be filmed for an upcoming 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' television special airing Memorial Day Weekend in May on A&E.
"After visiting the Marines at Camp Pendleton recently, Gene had the idea that he'd like to give back to the troops and perform at a rally for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Tommy and Gene devised a medley of the famed Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine anthems à la rock & roll style, which they will perform together onstage with the Camp Pendleton Marine band."
"Due to circumstances beyond our control, the band will be unable to perform tonight [Monday, March 5] at Birmingham Academy [in Birmingham, England]. The show has been rescheduled for August 28, 2007. Please hold onto your ticket as tickets for tonight's performance will be valid for the rescheduled date. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding."
In his online blog, NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor offered the following explanation for the concert's postponement:
"I apologize for postponing the show tonight in Birmingham — I simply have to not sing for a couple of days. Please know I do not make this decision lightly and I am sorry for the inconvenience. See you again soon."
NINE INCH NAILS' new concept album, called "Year Zero", is due out on April 17.
Randy Rhoads MySpace has updated the following message:
"With the blessings of the Rhoads family, Dakota Pictures and Director Peter Margolis will begin filming the “Randy Rhoads Documentary” on March 19, 2007 at the Mountain View Cemetery in San Bernardino, CA between 10am and 4pm. In hopes to fully capture the significance of the 25th Anniversary of Randy’s passing, we will be interviewing as many of Randy’s fans as possible. We encourage all of you to join us in celebration of the life of Randy Rhoads at Randy’s final resting place. "