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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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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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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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Kiss Fire Up 'The Tonight Show'

April 12, 2014

Kiss may have disappointed some fans (including Stevie Nicks) when they didn't perform at Thursday's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, but the band did their best to make up for it with a pyrotechnics-filled spectacle on The Tonight Show...

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Ace Frehley on Kiss' Rock Hall Induction: 'We're Brothers in Rock'

April 11, 2014

Almost as soon as Kiss were named as inductees for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the drama began. Although original guitarist Ace Frehley told Rolling Stone he didn't see any bad blood between his ex-bandmates, the group's current original members...

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Read Kiss' Rock Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech

April 10, 2014

Kiss entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night, inducted by former Rage Against the Machine guitarist and obsessive Kiss fan Tom Morello. Below, read Morello's induction speech, or go straight to speeches from the band members themselves.  Watch...

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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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Kiss, Paramore Surprise 'American Idol'

May 22, 2014

Kiss surprised the American Idol audience by accompanying contestant Caleb Johnson for a medley of the recent Rolling Stone cover stars and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees' "Love Gun" and "Shout It Out Loud" for the season's finale. The band...

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Questlove on Kiss' Influence: 'I Was Obsessed'

April 11, 2014

When Questlove enters Rolling Stone's interview suite to talk about inducting Hall & Oates into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night, he has other immediate concerns. "Who else has spoken?" he asks, looking at the room's television, which...

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Nirvana Reunite, Kiss Are Civil at Hall of Fame

April 11, 2014

It was exactly midnight when Joan Jett walked onstage with the surviving members of Nirvana and tore into the opening chords of "Smells Like Teen Spirit." By that point, the capacity crowd at Brooklyn's Barclays Center had witnessed a long evening full...

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Kiss Peacefully Reunite for Hall of Fame Induction

April 10, 2014

Kiss fans may not be getting the reunion performance they hoped for at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, but the four founding members of the band did stand together at the podium to give their acceptance speeches, marking their first...

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