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Dave Grohl Recalls Kiss Army ‘Induction’ at ASCAP Pop Awards

May 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

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 Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, an organization that collects money and pays [...]

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Kiss’ Paul Stanley: ‘Dave Grohl Is the Ken Burns of Rock Documentaries’

December 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Kory Grow | 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‘ singer and [...]

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Paul Stanley Says Kiss ‘Screwed Over’ by Thanksgiving Day Parade

December 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Daniel Kreps | 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 the Destroyer crew in full makeup [...]

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Gene Simmons to Play a ‘God’ on New Music Competition Show

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Kory Grow | 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 and match group members [...]

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Kiss Raise $1 Million for Oregon Military Museum

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Daniel Kreps | 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 toward building the $15 million project, but the sans-makeup acoustic show [...]

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Flashback: Garth Brooks Becomes the Fifth Member of Kiss

September 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Joseph Hudak | 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, the hard-rock band recruited Brooks [...]

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Gene Simmons: ‘I’m on the Side of Don Sterling’

August 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Kory Grow | 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, he said he was on “Mel Gibson’s side,” when it came [...]

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Kiss Members Blasted by Melvins’ Buzz Osborne

July 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> 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 in the same [...]

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Kiss’ Gene Simmons to Produce ‘Ugly Models’ Series for Lifetime

June 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> 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 document how the business adapts to a different market. [...]

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Alternate Kisstory: Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer & Bruce Kulick Speak Out

June 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> 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 made quite clear that they opposed. They invited [...]

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