Gene Simmons

  1. Chuck D On Kiss’ Rock Hall Honor: ‘They Deserve To Be Inducted’

    April 10, 2014 11:32 AM EDT As the world prepares for Kiss to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, another recent Hall of Famer is coming out in support of the band’s induction. His name may surprise you: Chuck D. “Personally,” the Public Enemy co-founder says, “I always fe ...

  2. Gene Simmons Turns to Fans for Kiss' 40th Anniversary Plans

    April 03, 2014 8:55 AM EDT The Kiss frontman is asking content creators and fans how the band should celebrate "in the most epic way possible." Gene Simmons is looking for help celebrating the 40th anniversary of Kiss. The rocker announced Wednesday night that Kis ...

  3. New Los Angeles Football Team Named After Kiss

    August 16, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Arena League football fans: get ready to rock 'n' roll all night. The league is returning to the Los Angeles area with a new expansion team named after the rock band Kiss. The expansion L.A. Kiss will begin play in 2014 with home games ...

  4. Comic-Con's Most Unexpected Guests: Metallica?

    July 05, 2013 7:49 PM EDT Throughout its 40-plus year history, San Diego Comic-Con has become known for being the convention that can get guests that you just wouldn't find at other conventions, whether its classic comic creators like Charles Schulz or massive movie ...

  5. Album Reviews: The Script, Tame Impala, Alejandro Sanz and more

    October 23, 2012 7:51 AM EDT Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu Producers: Mike Elizondo, Rob Cavallo, Gary Clark Jr. Warner Bros. Records Release Date: Oct. 22 Fat, powerful blues-rock that recalls five decades of various strains of Southern R&B and rock makes for a curious s ...

  6. Backbeat: Johnny Depp, Dee Snider Perform, Metal Industry Cuts Loose at Revolver Golden Gods Awards

    April 12, 2012 6:00 PM EDT (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) Johnny Depp stunned the crowd when he joined Marilyn Manson onstage on Wednesday at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards . As thrilling as it was for Depp to be playing guitar on "The Beautiful People" and "Sweet ...

  7. Motley Crue, KISS To Embark On Co-Headlining Tour This Summer

    March 20, 2012 7:18 PM EDT Get ready to rock, heavy metal fans: KISS and Motley Crue will embark on a joint tour this summer. The vintage hard rock outfits are set to share the stage for the first time since 1982, kicking off a 40-city jaunt in Bristow, Va., on July 20. The ...

  8. Photos: Lana Del Rey, Jessie J, Irving Azoff, Scooter Braun, More at Lucian Grainge's Grammy-Night Party

    February 13, 2012 6:51 PM EST From left: David Joseph, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music UK; Lana Del Rey; Lucian Grainge, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Group. (Photos: Courtesy Universal Music) Far from the proverbial madding crowds on Grammy night ...

  9. Michael Jackson Concert Promoters Remove Kiss From Lineup

    August 16, 2011 7:41 PM EDT Organizers of a Michael Jackson tribute concert dropped Kiss from the lineup after receiving widespread criticism for booking the band despite critical comments toward the late pop singer by bassist Gene Simmons. The announcement Tuesday came a da ...

  10. Activision Unveils 'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock'

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Activision unveiled its next entry for the Guitar Hero franchise, called “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock,” due out this fall. The company has seriously scaled back its music game strategy, now offering only this one installment after two years of f ...

  11. Report: New 'Guitar Hero' Details Leak

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Details on the next "Guitar Hero" game are leaking. Joystiq reports that Gene Simmons will act as a sort of emcee for the game, with other appearances by Queen, Black Sabbath and Metallica's Lars Ulrich included as recruitable chara ...

  12. Gene Simmons Sued Over Alleged Attack

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST A couple who claim they were assaulted by Gene Simmons have sued the Kiss bassist and reality TV star. Nathan Marlowe and his wife Cynthia Manzo filed the lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The complaint claims Simmons attacked the co ...

  13. Simmons, Lefsetz To Debate At Canadian Music Week

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Industry pundit Bob Lefsetz and outlandish Kiss bassist/gadfly Gene Simmons were poised to square off in a battle royale of massive egos at Canadian Music Week after the pair exchanged e-mail insults on the first day of the conference. Both Simmon ...

  14. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Music Week conference kicked off today (March 12) with industry leaders debating the role Internet service providers will play in the Canadian music business, as well as having Kiss bassist Gene Simmons flex his promotional muscle for ...

  15. Simmons Plots Revival of His Canadian Label

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kiss bassist and entrepreneur Gene Simmons is relaunching his label Simmons Records with Universal Music Canada and auto-parts baroness Belinda Stronach with the goal to sign, develop and merchandise three Canadian acts per year. "This is goi ...

  16. Simmons Sounds Off At Touring Conf. Keynote

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Having recently completed a 30-plus-date European tour, Kiss will "eventually, when we're ready, tour America," co-founder Gene Simmons said during a keynote address today (Nov. 20) at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Conference, ...

  17. Simmons To Keynote Billboard Touring Conference

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kiss co-founder, reality television star and entrepreneur Gene Simmons will be the Keynote Q&A for the 5th Annual Billboard Touring Conference, set for Nov. 19-20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Billboard executive director of content and ...

  18. Gene Simmons To Serve As Judge On "Jingles"

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gene Simmons will act as judge on "Jingles," CBS's upcoming game show where amateur composers will create jingles for advertisements. As part of the show, Simmons will have an advisory panel consisting of advertising and marketing e ...

  19. Billboard Q&A: Gene Simmons

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Gene Simmons is a busy man. The legendary KISS founder fills his time with a variety of projects. There's filming for "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," the reality show entering its third season on A&E. And there's an animated ...

  20. Heart Ailment Sidelines Kiss Singer

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kiss lead singer and guitarist Paul Stanley had to bow out of a Southern California concert because of heart problems before the show, according to his Web site. Band-mates Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer played the Friday night gig at ...

  21. KISS Members Form Comic Book Group

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST KISS is entering the world of comics. KISS Catalog Ltd -- created and managed by the band's original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley -- has teamed with Platinum Studios, Inc. to form a worldwide comic book company dubbed the KISS Comics ...

  22. Next Big Idea-west Set For Jan. 17

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gene Simmons among special guests. Gene Simmons among special guests. News Gene Simmons ...

  23. Next Big Idea-west Set For Jan. 17

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gene Simmons among special guests. The Next Big Idea-west Conference is to for Jan. 17 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles and will feature special guests including Gene Simmons of Simmons/Abramson Marketing and co-founding member of ...

  24. CCE, Las Vegas Partner For Rock Star Poker

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tournament to take place Aug. 25-27. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Clear Channel Entertainment Properties are partnering for the second annual Vegas Rock Star Poker Tournament and Sweepstakes. The tournament, taking place Aug ...

  25. Kiss, Poison Make Touring Team

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Kiss road show will go for yet another spin this summer, when the veteran makeup-clad rock act tours North America with Poison in tow. The tour will play outdoor amphitheaters beginning June 10 in The Kiss road show will go for yet another spi ...