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Matthew Wilkening is the Editor in Chief of UltimateClassicRock.com. He is determined to raise his child in a world without competitive singing television shows.
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Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley Say Yes to Kiss Hall of Fame Reunion

Now that Kiss have finally been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the next big question is, will the original foursome, who have been apart for about a decade, perform together at the induction ceremony in their former hometown of New York City in April?

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35 Years Ago: Aerosmith Vs. Philadelphia, Round Two

A little more than a year after an October 1977 Aerosmith concert in Philadelphia was cut short when a cherry bomb thrown onstage injured both singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry, the group gave the City of Brotherly Love another chance. Their reward? Another trip to the emergency room.

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Joan Jett Forced Off Parade Float by Protesters

The small, plucky band of rebels known as meat eaters struck a mighty blow against the vegetarian forces that otherwise dominate our society so strongly... by forcing Joan Jett to move her (still happening) performance from one float to another at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Kiss Go Overboard with Rare Tracks on Third Annual Kiss Kruize

Thump... thump... thump... THUD! THUD! THUD!

What's that sound, you ask? Oh sorry, that's me pounding my head against this desk after seeing the set lists from the third annual edition of the Kiss Kruize. The group broke out a generous helping of rarely heard early songs for these cruise ship shows, including their first-ever performances of 'Almost Human' and 'Anything for My Baby.'

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