1. Forget the 'Wedding March': Watch 8 of the Best Metal Matrimony Moments

    June 28, 2016 4:53 PM EDT Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and Motorhead soundtrack these headbangers' nuptials. Metal fans fall in love and get married like everybody else does, but their wedding attire and playlists can wildly deviate from convention. Who says you can't serenade your wife with Guns N' Roses…

  2. Paul Stanley Talks About Nikki Sixx's 'Ludicrous' Slams on Gene Simmons and Why Prince Was a 'Genius'

    May 19, 2016 2:08 PM EDT It's one thing for Paul Stanley to take Kissmate Gene Simmons to task. But woe be to anyone else who wants to do it -- and that means you, Nikki Sixx. With Kiss preparing for the worldwide May 25 screening of its Kiss Rocks Vegas concert film and the early July launch of its summer…

  3. Ace Frehley Talks Trading Licks With Slash, Dueting With Paul Stanley

    May 18, 2016 3:30 PM EDT On Ace Frehely’s latest album, Origins, Vol. 1 , the guitar legend slips into the roles of both admirer and idol. The former Kiss member compiled the collection of covers by picking songs from bands who influenced him as a musician, like Led Zeppelin (“Bring It On Home,”) Cream (“White Room”)…

  4. Nikki Sixx Calls Gene Simmons an 'Overrated, Lucky Guy' After Controversial Prince Comment

    May 16, 2016 1:34 PM EDT Last week, Gene Simmons caused a stir with his harsh take on Prince’s death : “How pathetic that he killed himself.” The Kiss co-leader  apologized for the remarks, but many aren’t ready to forgive him for his words. Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx hit Simmons with a particularly no-holds…

  5. Gene Simmons Apologizes for Comments About Prince's Death

    May 11, 2016 6:46 AM EDT Gene Simmons has apologized for his latest barbs aimed at the late music great Prince .  The outspoken Kiss bassplayer admits he faced a backlash from his own family after remarking on Prince’s shock death at 57. Simmons' interview with Newsweek made international headlines when he…

  6. Gene Simmons on Prince's Death: 'How Pathetic That He Killed Himself'

    May 10, 2016 4:57 PM EDT UPDATE:  Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley has apologized for Simmons' comments, calling them "cold" and "clueless." Embarrassed by cold clueless statements re Prince's death. Without all the facts better to say nothing. My apologies https://t.co/Arb5XQ4o7l — Paul…

  7. Ice Cube Says Gene Simmons Is 'Just Wrong' About N.W.A Not Belonging In Rock Hall

    April 13, 2016 4:39 PM EDT Ice Cube stopped by The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday to expand on his Twitter spat with Gene Simmons  stemming from the Kiss legend's initial "looking forward to the death of hip-hop" comments. "I think he believes [the Hall of Fame] is straight for rock and rollers,"…

  8. Gene Simmons Says He Will Agree With N.W.A Rock Hall Induction When Led Zeppelin Enters 'Rap Hall of Fame'

    April 11, 2016 6:31 PM EDT The back and forth with Ice Cube continues on Twitter The Ice Cube vs. Gene Simmons Twitter saga continues. After the N.W.A 's induction into the Rock Hall of Fame at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Friday, Cube had a few choice words during the acceptance speech in response to the…

  9. Gene Simmons Hits Back at N.W.A

    April 11, 2016 5:40 AM EDT Gene Simmons has never been short of an opinion or eight. And his ponderings don’t always sit smoothly with Kiss ’ fans or the wider artist community. There’ve been comments on folks with mental health issues  (“Have some dignity and jump”), Donald Trump (“He is the truest political animal I&…

  10. Gene Simmons Praises 'Truest Political Animal' Donald Trump: 'Walls Actually Work'

    March 31, 2016 11:07 AM EDT The prospect of Donald Trump running on the 2016 Republican presidential bill is getting realer and realer and there has been an awful lot of opposition from within the music industry. But some are singing his praises; Gene Simmons hasn’t endorsed Trump, but did have a bunch of positive…

  11. Talib Kweli Fires Back at Gene Simmons' 'Looking Forward to Death of Rap' Comment

    March 18, 2016 2:20 PM EDT In a recent interview with  Rolling Stone , Gene Simmons , frontman of influential hard rock group Kiss , had a few choice words for rap.  "I am looking forward to the death of rap," he said. "I'm looking forward to music coming back to lyrics and melody, instead of just…

  12. Barely Charting Classics: Bob Marley, Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Smiths & More

    February 03, 2016 5:00 PM EST A look at artists whose influence far outpaced their initial chart success. Hindsight is a clichéd 20/20. Many songs, albums and artists now considered classics and/or masters of their genres failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 or the Billboard 200 upon their initial releases, or had…

  13. Gene Simmons Says Donald Trump Is 'Better & Smarter' Than Recent Comments on Immigration

    July 16, 2015 1:20 PM EDT Donald Trump's presidential campaign has gotten off to a rocky start thus far, with his comments regarding Mexican immigrants generating a lot of controversy. Gene Simmons , a former contestant on  Celebrity Apprentice, went on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon to discuss his friend Trump'…

  14. Kiss' Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley on the Next Generation of Rock Stars: 'They Don't Have a Chance'

    April 30, 2015 3:42 AM EDT For 40 years, Kiss  has built a legacy on being a must-see live spectacle, with elaborate makeup, costumes and pyro that can still pack arenas and stadiums around the globe. And indeed, the band’s founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons had finished a sold-out South American stadium…

  15. Kiss' Gene Simmons Tells Women: 'Stop Depending on Men'

    October 28, 2014 12:46 AM EDT Gene Simmons expressed some very opinionated advice for women when he sat down with Fox News host Andrea Tantaros to promote his new book, Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business . "Let's all agree that women should not depend…

  16. Kiss’ Gene Simmons Slams Coddling TV Talent Show Judges at MIPCOM

    October 12, 2014 3:37 PM EDT "You can't sugarcoat shit, pardon me" Gene Simmons is not one to sugarcoat his opinions. Kiss' Gene Simmons Gets Behind New 'Coliseum' Reality TV Format Precious TV singing-competition show judges who coddle pop-star wannabes, rather than be brutally honest…

  17. KISS' Gene Simmons Gets Behind New 'Coliseum' Reality TV Format

    September 15, 2014 6:09 AM EDT KISS star Gene Simmons is headed to MIPCOM to launch his new reality format show Coliseum . Created by Simmons and Chris Philip , CEO of Sierra/Engine Television, Coliseum challenges contestants to form rock bands with a winning musical voice and performance. The bankable reality star will…

  18. Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Suicide Criticism

    August 23, 2014 3:59 PM EDT “I am deeply sorry. Down to my marrow," Rollins wrote on his website. Henry Rollins has issued an apology for a recent LA Weekly column he wrote that criticizes Robin Williams and others who choose to kill themselves. “That I hurt anyone by what I said, and I did hurt many, disgusts me,”…

  19. Kiss Guitarist Ace Frehley on Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons: 'Maybe You Should Focus on Your Records a Little More'

    August 20, 2014 3:16 AM EDT Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has released his first solo album in five years, and by the sound of Space Invader the axeman seems to have had as much fun playing on it as -- gasp -- his early years in Kiss . From the opening title track to the instrumental closer, “Starship,” where Frehley…

  20. Gene Simmons Apologizes for Comments on Depression 'Made Without Regard for Those Who Truly Suffer'

    August 15, 2014 6:58 PM EDT After making some insensitive comments about depression as well as drug and alcohol addiction in a recent interview, KISS bassist Gene Simmons is eating his words.  Kiss' Gene Simmons: 'I'm On the Side of Donald Sterling' The question of whether he gets along with his…

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