1. 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…

  2. Kiss Enters Rock Hall With Little Drama, But Stern Words for Voters

    April 11, 2014 12:23 AM EDT Fifteen years after they were first eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, pioneering theatrical rock act Kiss were finally given the honor in one of the most controversial, acrimonious moments in the institution's 31-year history. Surprisingly, though, they…

  3. Kiss Frontman Paul Stanley Hails Rock Hall 'Victory,' Talks Ace Frehley and Peter Criss

    December 17, 2013 4:56 PM EST Kiss is letting bygones be bygones with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After years of some charged rhetoric from the band members over Kiss' exclusion, Paul Stanley tells Billboard that news the group will be inducted as part of the class of 2014 is "terrific" and…

  4. Kiss Unveil $4,250 Book, Talk Old 'Girlfriends' in the Band

    August 22, 2012 5:01 PM EDT Kiss is celebrating their upcoming 40th anniversary in a big way, with the launch of a massive new photo book. Standing at 3 feet high and 2.5 feet wide, "Monster" follows the journey of the band through 127 rare and never before seen photographs taken from the Kiss archives. The…

  5. KISS Tour Is for the Children, Says Gene Simmons

    July 24, 2010 11:48 AM EDT K ISS For Kids could well be the theme of the iconic rock group's just-started North American tour. In a novel move for its amphitheater dates, the costumed quartet is giving free lawn tickets to up to four children with each paying adult. "It's time to give back," bassist…

  6. Kiss, Genesis, Chili Peppers Among Nominees For Rock Hall Of Fame

    September 23, 2009 9:00 AM EDT KISS , the Red Hot Chili Peppers , Genesis , the Hollies , LL Cool J and Jimmy Cliff are first-time nominees among a dozen finalists for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, according to a list released this morning by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. They join returning…

  7. May 17, 2009

    May 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Hard Candy,” Madonna. 2008 – A pregnant Ashlee Simpson marries Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy in the backyard of her parents’ home in Encino, Calif. 1992 – Bandleader Lawrence Welk dies in Santa Monica, Calif., of pneumonia at age 89. 1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit:…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is…

  10. Kiss Members Get Solo Spotlight On 'Ikons'

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kiss' four original members are spotlighted on their own discs as part of the compilation "Ikons," due Oct. 21 via Mercury/UMe. Kiss' four original members are spotlighted on their own discs as part of the compilation "Ikons," due Oct. 21 via Mercury/UMe. The…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service and a f 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the big winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the female voca 2005 - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the big winners at the Academy of Country Music…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is…

  15. Third 'Kissology' Due In Time For Christmas

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third release in Kiss' archival "Kissology" DVD series will arrive in time for Christmas. "Volume Three: 1992-2000" is due Dec. 18 via VH1 Classic and will feature four DVDs comprising nearly 10 h The third release in Kiss' archival "Kissology" DVD…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service and a f 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by…

  17. Kiss Unleashing Second Volume Of 'Kissology'

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kiss will follow up its wildly successful 2006 DVD box set, "Kissology: Volume One, 1974-1977," on Aug. 14 with a second volume chronicling 1978-1991 via VH1 Classic Records. Kiss will follow up its wildly successful 2006 DVD box set, "Kissology: Volume One, 1974-1977," on…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the big winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the female voca 2005 - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the big winners at the Academy of Country Music…

  19. Ex-Kiss Guitarist Mark St. John Dies

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Kiss guitarist Mark St. John died yesterday morning (April 5) from an apparent brain hemorrhage. He was 51. Former Kiss guitarist Mark St. John died yesterday morning (April 5) from an apparent brain hemorrhage. He was 51. Born Mark Norton in Hollywood, Calif., St. John was Kiss'…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Busta Rhymes - a.k.a. Trevor Smith - is arrested and charged with criminal possession after police find a loaded unregistered pistol in his car. Police originally pull Rhymes over for ch 2003 - Vestal Goodman, the "Queen of Gospel Music," dies in…

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