Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Paul Stanley To Miss KISS’ Upcoming Show For Great White Sharks

As previously reported, KISS were recently forced to cancel their Australian tour due to Paul Stanley’s illness. However, it has since been revealed that the remaining members of the band still intend to play their special show for great white sharks on November 18.

Adventure Bay Charters commented:

“Due to band member Paul Stanley’s illness, KISS concert promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live announced the tour was cancelled. We are sorry to hear this news that many fans lost the opportunity to join KISS last road trip concert, and we wish the best for Paul Stanley and a speedy recovery.

We are glad to announce that we will keep hosting KISS concert for the remaining band members, the shark trip will still go Monday, the Ocean will rock&roll! 8 lucky customers will jump on our shark warrior, using our unique underwater sub, enjoy a KISS live concert and Great White Sharks!

As part of Airbnb Animal Experience, the KISS concert will be performed on our White Shark Boat Shark Warrior. Thanks Airbnb and KISS for keeping this special concert planned for us! As the Airbnb host, our owner Matt Waller and Adventure Bay Charters will do our best to make sure everyone enjoys this lifetime experience.”

The concert will take place off the coast of Port Lincoln in South Australia. Human fans that attend will be able to check out the surrounding wildlife, including the sharks, which react to the low frequency sounds of rock music.

Paul Stanley (KISS) To Release New Book “Backstage Pass” In April

Paul Stanley (KISS) has announced that he will be releasing a new book titled “Backstage Pass” on April 30 via HarperOne. You can check out the cover art for the book along with a description below:

Description:

“The New York Times bestselling author and legendary frontman and rhythm guitarist of KISS offers grants fans an all-access backstage pass to his personal life, and shows them how to pursue a royal rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle of their own, offering hard-won advice and rules to live by from a rock ‘n’ roll legend.

In this follow-up to his popular bestseller ‘Face The Music’, the Starchild takes us deeper into his personal life and his home today, life on and off the stage, revealing what he eats, drinks, and does with his friends and family, [what] he’s learned from a lifetime at the frontman of the iconic band KISS, and how he brings his unique sensibility not only to his superstar music career but to every area of his life — from the business to parenting to health and happiness. kitchen and the bar to the gym and the office.

Showcasing his unique lifestyle, ‘Backstage Pass’ is a rare look at the man beneath the modern rock god persona. Paul shares fascinating details about his life — his fitness routine, philosophy, business principles, how he finds inspiration, passion, and joy after nearly 50 years filling arenas and selling out shows, and even his favorite meals, and includes recipes from friends such as Anthony Bourdain, Rocco DiSpirito, Mario Batali, and other star chefs.

‘Backstage Pass’ divulges more true stories of the rock legend’s relationships, hardships, and wild nights, contains intimate four-color, never-before-seen photos from Paul’s personal collection, and offers surprising lessons on the discipline and hard work that have made him one of the healthiest and most successful rock ‘n’ roll frontmen in history — and a model superstar for the modern age.

This is the book for fans who love living large, but also want to kick ass at everyday life. From doing shots at the bar to enjoying a glass of red on the patio, Paul shows you how you can rock ‘n’ roll all night and party every day — without missing a beat or looking like you do.”

KISS To Release “The Solo Albums – 40th Anniversary Collection” Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set

KISS will celebrae the 40th anniversary of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss’ solo albums with a new limited edition box set called “The Solo Albums – 40th Anniversary Collection.” It will be available on October 19 and can be pre-ordered HERE. The set will be limited to 2,500 copies and it will include: four colored 180-gram LPs, 12-by-12-inch posters, a turntable slipmat, etc.

KISS Planning “Major” Tour

During an appearance on CNBC‘s “Squawk Box”, Paul Stanley revealed that KISS will be heading out on a “major” tour next year. He said the following: “A major KISS tour, I would say, starts at the end of January. It hasn’t been announced yet, so don’t tell anybody.” “Breaking news.” He also added: “This will be the biggest tour we’ve done, the biggest show we’ve done.” No further details are available.

KISS’ Paul Stanley To Deliver Commencement Speech At Delaware’s Wesley College

KISS’ Paul Stanley has been recruited to deliver the commencement speech at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware on May 12. You can read more about that HERE. Wesley President Robert E. Clark II commented:

“Paul has entertained, inspired, and helped better the lives of millions of people around the world. I have known Paul for over three decades and I am excited for our College and community to be able to have the opportunity to meet and hear from my friend and true American legend.”

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KISS’ Paul Stanley Offers Explanation For “The End Of The Road” Trademark Application

Last month, KISS filed to trademark the phrase “The End of the Road”, and many speculated that the band did so for a potential farewell tour. Now, during a recent interview with Michael Cavacini, Paul Stanley offered an explanation:

“It’s not the first trademark that’s been filed. I thought it was a terrific name, and I was surprised nobody had used it before. I wanted to make sure that when we used it, and there will be a time that we do, I imagine — I wanted to be sure that we own it and it’s ours. When we wanted to go out and do the ‘Hottest Show On Earth’ tour, Ringling Bros. came to us and said, ‘You can’t do that.’ It set off a light and bell for me. We’ve always had slogans or sayings that are synonymous with us, and this was another. Everything does end, in one form or another. When it’s my time, I want to go out in style, and I want to go out guns blazing. So, when I came up with this idea, I thought let’s make sure we tie this up.”

It is presently unkown if the request for the trademark was granted. Since Stanley and Gene Simmons have repeatedly said that the band could continue without them, it’s possible the name can just be used for their personal farewells in the future.

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