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Gene Simmons Tells Women to 'Stop Depending on Men'

October 26, 2014

Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has spent the past few months pumping out a parade of controversial quotes, and in an appearance on Fox News' Trending With Tantaros on Friday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer shared some more of his outspoken...

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Gene Simmons' New Role: a 'God'

October 17, 2014

Gene Simmons could soon be playing the role of his lifetime: A god. The Kiss singer and bassist is currently shopping around a music competition show called Coliseum, on which competitors form bands and perform for a panel of three judges. They also mix...

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Kiss Raise $1 Million for Oregon Military Museum

September 16, 2014

Kiss performed a rare acoustic gig on Monday in Lake Oswego, Oregon to help raise funds to build a military museum in the Beaver State. For three years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have assisted Oregon's Historical Outreach Foundation...

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Gene Simmons: 'Rock Is Finally Dead'

September 7, 2014

Neil Young once sang "Rock n' roll can never die," but according to Gene Simmons, it's already dead. The Kiss bassist recently made controversial remarks about Donald Sterling, immigration and depression (which he eventually backed...

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10 'Farewell' Tours That Didn't Stick

September 5, 2014

When Mötley Crüe raised the idea of a farewell tour, the band was stunned by their booking agents' reaction. "They said to us, 'This is a good marketing thing,'" says bassist Nikki Sixx. "It really bummed us out." It's hard to fault the Crüe...

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Watch Ace Frehley Play 'New York Groove' With the Roots

August 13, 2014

Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley dropped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday night, sitting in with the Roots, the most versatile band in late night. The unlikely collaborators treated the audience to a a low-key version of Frehley's breezy 1978 hit "New...

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See Kiss Bum out Football Team Owners on Their TV Show

August 8, 2014

"You will only get the respect you demand," Kiss' Gene Simmons said in a clip from the band's upcoming football TV series, 4th and Loud. "You've got to be able to pee on the ground like an animal claiming its territory and say, 'We are the kings of the...

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Miranda Lambert, Kiss Set for 'Fashion Rocks'

July 24, 2014

Miranda Lambert and the Band Perry will be in good company at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 9th, as the annual Fashion Rocks TV special welcomes a who's who list of stars from the worlds of music and fashion. The two country artists will perform...

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Kiss Members Blasted by Melvins' Buzz Osborne

July 11, 2014

Buzz Osborne and his Melvins bandmates love Kiss so much that, in 1992, each member of the sludgy metal trio put out a solo album with art similar to the four solo albums Kiss put out in 1978; Osborne's even had drips of blood dribbling from his mouth...

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Gene Simmons Sings National Anthem

June 17, 2014

In some alternate reality, Gene Simmons probably anchors a college a cappella group (and still wears that makeup). On Monday, the Kiss vocalist-bassist teamed up with some members of the USO for a vocal rendition of the National Anthem ahead of a Los...

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Tongue-Tripped: The Best of Kiss

June 4, 2014

The blood-spitting, big-riffing monsters of rock combined comic-book looks and heavy-metal muscle to become one of the biggest live acts of all time. Be warned: Listening to all of these tracks at once might result in all-night rocking and/or...

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Bob Dylan, Kiss and More Cover Paul McCartney

September 9, 2014

Half a century ago, Paul McCartney established himself as one of the most influential songwriters ever. Now the former Beatle is getting his due in a big way, with the compilation The Art of Paul McCartney featuring covers of songs by McCartney during...

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Watch Garth Brooks Jam With Kiss

September 5, 2014

As Paul Stanley might exhort from the stage, "Who here likes Garth Brooks?!" Along with the nearly 20,000 who saw the country superstar perform his first comeback show last night in Chicago, Kiss sure did back in 1994. In the summer of that year,...

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Gene Simmons' Suicide Comments Anger Nikki Sixx

August 14, 2014

UPDATE: Simmons has clarified his remarks about depression on his Facebook page, noting that, "I was wrong and in the spur of the moment made remarks that in hindsight were made without regard for those who truly suffer the struggles of depression....

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Black Lips Hijack Gene Simmons Interview

August 12, 2014

Over the course of his four decades as the God of Thunder, Kiss' Gene Simmons has engaged in countless beefs with everybody from his former bandmates to file-sharers to Anonymous to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, the Kiss bassist...

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Gene Simmons Supports Donald Sterling

August 6, 2014

Kiss vocalist-bassist Gene Simmons voiced his support of controversial Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, whose private, racist comments got him banned from the NBA for life earlier this year, in a Wall Street Journal interview. Additionally,...

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Kiss, Dave Matthews, Justin Timberlake Headlining Yahoo! Screen Shows

July 11, 2014

Yahoo! Screen will begin broadcasting concerts by the likes of Justin Timberlake, Kiss, Wiz Khalifa and more on its Yahoo! Live channel, with the help of concert promoter Live Nation, which will be viewable for free. It promises to stream a different...

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Gene Simmons to Produce 'Ugly Models' TV Show

June 4, 2014

Kiss vocalist-bassist Gene Simmons has signed on to co-produce a Lifetime series titled Ugly Models about a U.K. modeling agency that works with "character models with unique and unusual looks," as it makes its way into the U.S. market. The show will...

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Kiss' Other Members Speak Out

May 31, 2014

Rolling Stone's first-ever Kiss cover story mostly focused on the original lineup of the band: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. The Rock and Hall of Fame also chose to induct only those members – a decision Simmons and Stanley...

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