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Paul Stanley, Nikki Sixx Spar Over Simmons' Prince Remarks

May 17, 2016

Paul Stanley blasted Nikki Sixx for his take on Gene Simmons' comments about Prince's death, telling the former Mötley Crüe bassist on Facebook, "Would you please shut up, find another way to be in the news and get off your self inflated...

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N.W.A's MC Ren on Kiss: 'Them Dudes Is a Joke'

April 29, 2016

N.W.A's MC Ren is still angry at Gene Simmons' negative statements about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducting rap artists. "That dude is real arrogant," the rapper tells Rolling Stone. "It's like, how he's looking at us, how he know that people before...

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Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley Reunite in 'Fire and Water' Video

April 27, 2016

It's been 14 long, drama-saddled years since Ace Frehley played live with Kiss. But the guitarist recently united with former bandmate Paul Stanley for a rendition of Free's "Fire and Water," which appears on Frehley's new covers LP, Origins...

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Watch Kiss Perform as Trio After Paul Stanley Tears Bicep

April 16, 2016

Kiss performed at the annual Race to Erase MS benefit in Los Angeles Friday under highly unusual circumstances: The band played as a trio for only the second time in their history as guitarist Paul Stanley was a last-minute cancellation after tearing...

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Ice Cube, Gene Simmons Spar Over Rock Hall's Rap Inductions

April 11, 2016

After N.W.A's MC Ren name-checked Gene Simmons in his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech last Friday, the Kiss singer has engaged in a war of words with another member of the gangsta-rap pioneers: Ice Cube. "I want to say, to Mr. Gene Simmons,...

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Gene Simmons Talks Kiss Makeup Controversy

April 6, 2016

For over a decade, Kiss' Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer have both worn makeup associated with the band's founding guitarist and drummer, respectively. Although the move has sparked some controversy among Kiss fans, singer-bassist Gene Simmons tells Rolling...

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Gene Simmons Talks Lost Seventies Van Halen Demos

March 22, 2016

While speaking with Rolling Stone about the 40th anniversary of Kiss' Destroyer earlier this month, Gene Simmons digressed to reflect on the anniversary of some other recordings he made in 1976: his demos with Van Halen. The bassist had caught the...

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Gene Simmons: 'I Am Looking Forward to the Death of Rap'

March 17, 2016

Gene Simmons is not happy with the pop charts. "I am looking forward to the death of rap," the Kiss singer and reality-TV star tells Rolling Stone. "I'm looking forward to music coming back to lyrics and melody, instead of just talking. A song, as far...

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The Oral History of Kiss' 'Cinematic' 'Destroyer'

March 15, 2016

When Paul Stanley thinks about Destroyer, Kiss' high-concept fourth album, turning 40, the only word he can summon at first is "unbelievable." "It's stunning," the singer-guitarist tells Rolling Stone. And then he regains his humor. "To think that it...

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Ace Frehley Announces Covers LP, Paul Stanley Reunion

February 10, 2016

Ace Frehley is beginning the new year by looking back. The former Kiss guitarist's new LP, Origins Vol. 1 – due out April 15th – finds him covering songs by Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy and other artists that have inspired...

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Ace Frehley Hospitalized With Exhaustion, Dehydration

April 16, 2016

Just days after Kiss' Paul Stanley and the band's former member Ace Frehley released their first collaboration in 18 years, both guitarists coincidentally had to skip concerts due to unforeseen medical issues: On Friday, Kiss performed as a...

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Hear Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley's First Song in 18 Years

April 14, 2016

Fifteen years ago this week, Ace Frehley played his last gig as a member of Kiss. Now, after years of public bad blood, he's releasing a covers album that features his first song in nearly two decades with his old bandmate Paul Stanley. "Fire and Water,"...

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Kiss to Embark on Freedom to Rock Tour This Summer

April 8, 2016

Kiss have announced their Freedom to Rock summer tour that will find the Destroyer crew performing in over 25 cities that they haven't visited in over a decade, as well as concerts in four cities they've never played before. The 35-date trek kicks...

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Ace Frehley: Five Songs I Wish I Wrote

March 28, 2016

Ace Frehley's new album, Origins Vol. 1 – due out April 15th – finds him covering songs by Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy and other artists that have inspired him over the years. The LP also features his first recording...

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Talib Kweli Fires Back at Gene Simmons Over Rap Death Wish

March 19, 2016

Talib Kweli struck back at Gene Simmons over Twitter on Friday, responding to the Kiss singer's dour pronouncements on the future of rap. "Would it be unfair of me to say I'm looking forward to the death @genesimmons or nah?" Kweli asked his...

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Kiss' 'Destroyer'

March 15, 2016

Kiss released a nuanced masterpiece, Destroyer, 40 years ago today. The record is home to their breakthrough hit, the moving ballad "Beth," as well as the charging "Detroit Rock City," foundation-rattling "God of Thunder" and R&B party rave-up "Shout...

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Flashback: Kiss Play Their Final Classic-Lineup Show

February 11, 2016

Kiss' 2000 farewell tour was winding down when drummer Peter Criss got some news that absolutely shook his world: Guitarist Ace Frehley was getting paid $50,000 a show – a full $10,000 more than Criss' own salary. "It was the most devastating...

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Kiss' Paul Stanley Croons R&B Classics at Soul Station Debut

September 12, 2015

There were no fireworks or kabuki makeup, no lightning bolts or platform heels, but Paul Stanley of Kiss found some genuine emotional power in a set of classic Sixties and Seventies R&B Friday night at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles....

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Paul Stanley's New Job: Soul Singer

August 4, 2015

This fall, Kiss singer-guitarist Paul Stanley will begin a surprising new gig: soul singer. His new side group, Soul Station, which plays a mix of Sixties and Seventies soul classics, will perform its first-ever concert at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre on...

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Gene Simmons' Expert Opinion on Kendrick Lamar and More

August 21, 2015

Even at age 65, Gene Simmons is a man who likes to keep his calendar full. Earlier this week, the Kiss bassist shared the stage with Johnny Depp, and on October 30th, he and his bandmates set sail on the Kiss Kruise V, featuring a...

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