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Airing Tonight: “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” Season 5

Gimme Five! Is what the KISS Fans and Reality Television Fans of the world are saying as the fifth season of “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” begins tonight on the A&E Network. Are you one of those viewers who picked up on this late or have you been here from the beginning?

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The premise largely remains the same as the previous four seasons and in case you are just jumping on board I will avoid any previous season spoilers. I will say that it follows the life and times of Gene Simmons, musician and businessman along with his significant other Shannon Tweed and gives you an inside look into his happenings. It’s pretty fascinating to see what Simmons does to keep his name in the public eye and as I’ve mentioned in a previous season announcement post his kids are actually also a lot of fun as they are well rounded individuals too. Ciao for now my friends, I am once again trying to clear up some space on the tape that I record my shows on during the week so I can fit this on there. I went out A LOT this past week. It happens.

Official Show Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Simmons_Family_Jewels

The complete series boxed sets for all four seasons of “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” are available on DVD and I’ve embedded some links for you to purchase on Amazon.com – Enjoy.

Airing Tonight: “That Metal Show” Season 4

BOOM! Heard you missed them so they are back! Yes Metal and Hard Rock fans, tonight is the fourth season premier of VH1 Classics “That Metal Show” which is hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine.


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Airing Tonight: “That Metal Show” Season 3

Hard Rock and Heavy Metal acolytes are going to get their Jones sated as Eddie Trunk and his co-hosts return with a third season of “That Metal Show” which begins airing tonight on VH1 Classic. This is actually the second season to run in this Metal calendar year of 2009.


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Airing Tonight: “Smallville” Season 9 (9/25/2009)

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Hey Tom Welling fans, its that time of year again as The CW Network brings you back to the early days of Clark Kent during the years before he became Superman with “Smallville” which begins its ninth season this evening.

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Reading “Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress” by Terminal Press

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Artist: Dimmu Borgir
Title: “Dark Fortress”
Publisher: Terminal Press
Release Date: June 2009
Genre: Comic Book
Rating: Good

I have been a comic book geek since the earliest days of my youth when I remember being focused on the Adam West “Batman” TV show from days long passed. I watched it intently and am pretty sure that at one point during these formative years that I actually wanted to be Batman but of course life circumstances and a healthy dose of something called reality this would never be a pursuit that I would follow. Of course the love of comic books continued and I religiously followed the adventures of Spider-Man, Green Lantern and far too many more than I can outline in this brief space. My passion for music grew at the same time and when my favorite band KISS was forever immortalized in a Marvel Comics Super Special, I thought I had died and gone to heaven and think that I read these adventures no less than 100 times. Musical artists in comic books were not something entirely new, but in the past decades had been immortalized more as themselves making guest appearances in a particular title as opposed to carrying out their own adventures. We would eventually find The Beatles and Alice Cooper doing Marvel Comics releases and then KISS would return for a follow story which was god awful in comparison to the first incredible story but beyond that we would not see many bands crossing over into the four color realm. That is until the last few years at least. Believe it or not KISS returned for a new comic that presented them as an elemental force of mysticism and for the most part this was a solid read and the better thing about it was its being able to present the band as something much more than we know them to be. This leads us to the subject matter of “Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress”.

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