Kiss

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Nathan Gregory: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Nathan Gregory Head of Strategic Marketing and New Business, McGhee Entertainment It would seem impossible that Kiss, which has granted more than 3,000 licenses, would have any stones left to turn over. But Nathan Gregory, 27, has paired the glam ...

  4. Kiss Concert To Stream Through Facebook Game

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Facebook game Nightclub City from developer Booyah is going to stream live a concert by Kiss, a first for the classic rockers. Nightclub City lets users create their own virtual clubs, choose what kind of music they want to stream in those clu ...

  5. Kiss Preps Mobile Photo App

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kiss is going back on tour, and you know what that means - all sorts of Kiss-licensed stuff. This time around, the Masters of Merch are going digital with Kiss Liveshare, a mobile app that lets fans share photos taken at the show on screen during ...

  6. Web Trends: Wisin Y Yandel, Robyn, Lady Gaga and more

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) No music related trends YouTube Most Viewed Today 1. Airplanes remix feat. Ahmir (epic cover) 2. Wisin Y Yandel - Estoy Enamorado 3. The Script - For The First Time 4. Drake brings girl on stage to kiss then rejects her ...

  7. Aucoin, Manager Who Discovered Kiss, Dies At 66

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bill Aucoin, who discovered the rock group Kiss and helped build them into a musical and merchandising juggernaut, died Monday in Florida. He was 66. Aucoin died at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura of surgical complications from pr ...

  8. Chris Brown Denied Entry To Britain For Tour

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chris Brown has postponed his tour to Britain after being denied a visa to enter the country in a decision linked to his sentence for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna 16 months ago. The 21-year-old, whose hits include "Run It!" and &qu ...

  9. Gene Simmons Makes Good On Label Threat

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sixteen months after announcing the reformation of Simmons Records in partnership with Universal Music Canada, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has finally inked a deal, signing Toronto rock band The Envy. The signing is a joint venture with Montreal-bas ...

  10. Kiss, Buble Battle For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 chart will either house a first-ever No. 1 album from iconic band Kiss, or pop singer Michael Buble may crash the group's rockin' party with his new set, "Crazy Love." Industry sources suggest tha ...

  11. Kiss: The Hottest Brand In The Land

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kiss realized the power of merch from day one. At an industry coming-out party before they even had a record deal, band members made their own Kiss glitter T-shirts and made sure their female fans were wearing them in the front row. Today, Kiss co ...

  12. Kiss Makes 'Sonic Boom' Set A Wal-Mart Exclusive

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The self-proclaimed "hottest band in the land" is following the hottest trend in classic rock. Like Journey ("Revelation") and Foreigner ("Can't Slow Down") before it, Kiss' new "Sonic Boom" is a t ...

  13. Buckcherry Tapped To Support Kiss Tour

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Buckcherry will support Kiss on all dates for the band's upcoming North American tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The tour, which begins in September, made headlines last month when it was announced that Kiss had partnered with live music soc ...

  14. Kiss Turns To Eventful To Route Upcoming Tour

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kiss' upcoming U.S. and Canadian tour will be entirely routed based on demand at event-based social networking site Eventful, a first for a major act. Fans will "demand" where Kiss will perform on their tour across the top-voted Nor ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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, ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Aussie Budget Helps New Music Acts

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australia's wider arts community has welcomed the national government's new budget, which contains a handful of measures intended to reap financial benefits for the creative sector. Artist managers, specifically, have greeted the governm ...

  20. Seven Mary Three Signs With Bellum, Preps New Record

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rock band Seven Mary Three has signed to Bellum Records and will release their sixth album, "DAY&NIGHTDRIVING," on February 19. The record's first single, "Last Kiss," will be released to radio on February 4. The recor ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Ex-Kiss Guitarist Mark St. John Dies

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Kiss guitarist Mark St. John died yesterday morning from an apparent brain hemorrhage. He was 51. Born Mark Norton in Hollywood, Calif., St. John was Kiss' third official guitarist, having replaced Vinnie Vincent in 1984. By this point ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Warner Preps First Blu-Ray Titles

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four releases scheduled for August 1. Warner Home Video will launch its first wave of Blu-ray titles on August 1. The four titles are Training Day; Good Night and Good Luck; Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang; and Rumor Has It. Training Day and Good Night and ...

  26. VH1 Bolsters VSPOT Exclusives

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Rock Honors' footage offered on broadband channel. Beginning today (May 31) VH1’s online broadband channel, VSPOT, is bolstering its offering with exclusive footage from “VH1 Rock Honors” which air tonight. In the first annual “VH1 Rock ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Orange To Offer Mobile Music TV

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kerrang! and Kiss channels added to 3G package. Kerrang! and Kiss channels added to 3G package. News ...

  29. Aussie Memorabilia Store Dealt Kiss Of Death

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Kiss' first official retail store KissWorld is holding a closing down sale before it ever opened for business. The store, planned to open November 2004, was a joint-venture between Kiss and M Rock act Kiss' first official retail ...

  30. 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 ...