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Sparks Fly and Blood Spews as Kiss Alive 35 Tour Hits Cleveland

September 29th, 2009
Kiss Performing in Detroit on September 26, 2009.Photograph by Matt MitchellHalloween arrived early last night, when the Kiss Army invaded downtown Cleveland, Ohio, for a concert at Quicken Loans Arena. The show was the second stop of the Kiss Alive 35 tour, following a sold-out two-night stand in Detroit Rock City. The trek celebrates the 35th anniversary of Alive!, the band’s first landmark live album — one of RS’ Greatest Albums of All Time — ...

Creed’s Stapp Talks Breakup, Make-Up and Shaved Head

August 7th, 2009
In his dressing room before Creed’s first gig of a two-month tour, frontman Scott Stapp was so calm, you’d think the hotly anticipated trek was a victory lap. But he knows they have a lot of work to do if they’re going to compete for their share of rock fans from the Nickelback-Daughtry nation that’s sprung up in their absence. “Right now, we have feel like we have a second chance to make a first ...

Creed Come “Full Circle,” Reunion Tour Kicks Off With Set of Hits

August 7th, 2009
Thursday night in Pittsburgh, Creed came alive for the very first time since… the previous evening, when the band played a full-production rehearsal concert for 50 contest winners. But Thursday’s show was the first official Creed gig since the Weathered tour ended in January 2003, days after frontman Scott Stapp’s infamous drunken meltdown in Chicago. Six years later, the group was back to launch the Full Circle tour, which shares a name with the band’s ...