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...


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...



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....


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...


Dave Grohl Recalls Kiss Army 'Induction' at ASCAP Pop Awards

April 30, 2015

Dave Grohl spoke to the power of Kiss Wednesday night when he honored Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley with an award recognizing their influence as a songwriting team. His speech was part of the ASCAP Pop Music Awards – put on by the American...


Kiss' Gene Simmons Picks 5 Favorite 'Elevated' Horror Movies

April 2, 2015

When Gene Simmons and WWE Studios announced they had teamed to make what they called "elevated" horror movies, the word "elevated" raised some eyebrows – and not in a Vincent Price kind of way. So Rolling Stone spoke with Kiss' resident Demon...


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...


See Kiss Rock Out for Scooby-Doo Gang, Floating Evil Head

July 21, 2015

A new animated movie, Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock & Roll Mystery, finds the self-proclaimed "hottest band in the world" playing a gig for the cartoon crime solvers and an angry flying robot head. In this exclusive clip from the film, streaming above,...


Watch Kiss Meet Scooby-Doo in New Film

April 21, 2015

Scooby-Doo and friends are taking a trip to Detroit Rock City this summer as creators of the animated series have enlisted Kiss for a new feature. Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery is an upcoming summer full-length film that sees...


Gene Simmons, WWE Studios to Produce Horror Movies

March 27, 2015

Gene Simmons and WWE Studios are teaming up to form Erebus Pictures, a new studio that will finance and produce "elevated horror movies," according to a press release. The co-production deal calls for three films, starting with Temple, which...



Kiss Prep Full 'Alive!' Performance for Kiss Kruise V

December 24, 2014

For the fifth installment of Kiss' annual Kiss Kruise, the hard rock legends will perform their classic 1975 live LP, Alive!, in its entirety. According to the event's website, the band will play the album during the Kiss Kruise V indoor show,...


Paul Stanley: 'Dave Grohl Is the Ken Burns of Rock Docs'

December 5, 2014

Dave Grohl didn't need his manager to contact Paul Stanley to ask him to appear in Foo Fighters' HBO music documentary series Sonic Highways; he simply had to drive his kids to school. "I've seen Dave almost every day for the past three years," says Kiss'...


Stream Paul McCartney Covers by Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson

November 12, 2014

The 34-track entirety of The Art of McCartney, the compilation featuring a bevy of all-star musician covering songs Paul McCartney wrote with the Beatles, Wings and as a solo artist, is now streaming. Among them are Bob Dylan ("Things We Said Today"),...


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...


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...


Paul Stanley's Long-Lost Folgers Commercial Resurfaces

December 21, 2014

Kiss recently announced plans to collaborate with J-pop group Momoiro Clover Z on a new track called "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina," but that's somehow only the second-strangest Kiss news you'll read today. Back in 2000, guitarist Paul Stanley...


Kiss 'Screwed Over' by Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 30, 2014

Kiss' performance was among the highlights at this year's 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sure, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's performance of "Rock and Roll All Nite" was clearly lip-synched, but it was an unexpected surprise to see...


Watch Taylor Swift in Kiss Makeup Prank Keith Urban

October 31, 2014

Halloween only rolls around once a year, but that doesn't mean there aren't other occasions — say, a sold-out show in Kansas City, Missouri, during your band's final performance on Keith Urban's Escape Together World Tour — worthy of dressing...


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...


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...