1. 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 instru ...

  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-ye ...

  3. 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 ...

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

    December 17, 2013 4:56 PM EST 1.473 k 69 6 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 cla ...

  5. Ace Frehley's Home Goes up in Flames

    December 16, 2013 1:45 AM EST 0 0 0 A suburban New York house owned by former KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley has gone up in flames. The Journal News reports that firefighters were called to the stone house in the town of Yorktown Heights late Saturday morning. The home was heavily da ...

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

    August 22, 2012 5:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 phot ...

  7. Bret Michaels Enlists Lil Jon, Jimmy Buffet for Solo Album

    June 14, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Slew of Stars Help Poison Frontman on 'Bret Michaels and Friends: Get Your Rock On' B ret Michaels plans to release a new solo album this summer, which includes songs he recorded with a little help from his A-list rocker friends. The album ...

  8. Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul With Special Club Gig

    June 10, 2010 8:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Beck honored his late friend and mentor, Les Paul , with an intimate performance at his favorite haunt, the Iridium Jazz Club. The legendary Paul played there every Monday night until his death last August, so it was an appropriate place for a ...

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

    September 23, 2009 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Ha ...

  10. Ace Frehley Talks New Album, "Anomaly"

    September 04, 2009 11:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ace Frehley intends his new "Anomaly," the former Kiss guitarist's first set of new material in 20 years, to "kind of pick up where I left off with my first solo album" -- 1978's "Ace Frehley," which was recor ...

  11. Meat Loaf, Ace Frehley To Lead Rock Fantasy Camp

    August 13, 2009 5:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meat Loaf , Yes singer Jon Anderson and former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley will be the headline "counselors" at this year's Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, which will take place Nov. 17-22 in Hollywood. A shorter and less expensi ...

  12. April 27, 2009

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bassist Carlos Rivolta of the Spanish band Dusminguet is electrocuted during a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico. 2002 – Country musician Hillous Butrum of Hank William’s Drifting Cowboys dies in his Nashville home at the age of 74. 2000 – Disco ...

  13. Kiss Members Get Solo Spotlight On 'Ikons'

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  14. Kiss, Ramones Members Guest With Pearl Jam In NYC

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam gave a nod to its classic rock influences last night (June 25) in New York, drafting Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley and Ramones bassist C.J. Ramone for guest appearances during the second of a t Pearl Jam gave a nod to its classic rock influen ...

  15. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry ...

  16. Ace Frehley Preps Solo Album

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Guitarist Ace Frehley, who got sober after leaving Kiss again in 2002, is in the midst of recording his first solo album since 1990, with a planned April release, he tells Billboard.com. Guitarist Ace Frehley, who got sober after leaving Kiss again ...

  17. Third 'Kissology' Due In Time For Christmas

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Ki ...

  18. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry ...

  19. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are the big winners at the 33rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, nabbing four awards for their duet "It's Your Love," for single, song, 2000 - Amy Grant joins ...

  20. Ask Billboard

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about Britney Spears, Charlotte Church and Kiss' Paul Stanley. REMIXED AND UNHEARD Keith, Supposedly Britney Spears' remix set, "B in the Mix," was released as an "underground" album - ...

  21. Go-Go's' Valentine Goes Solo On 'Light Years'

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine switches to guitar and takes center stage on vocals for "Light Years," her solo debut. Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine switches to guitar and takes center stage on vocals for "Light Years,&quo ...

  22. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at ...

  23. Exclusive: Frehley's Fine Without Kiss

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Kiss nearing the launch of its co-headlining trek with Aerosmith, the band's former guitarist, Ace Frehley, wants to make certain that fans know he won't be a part of the tour, and that he's hard With Kiss nearing the launch of i ...

  24. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kiss 'Kiss' This Just when you thought they'd tried everything else, Kiss invades record stores again this week with "Kiss Symphony -- Alive IV," the first release on its own Kiss Records through Sanctuary. The double-disc s ...

  25. Simmons Taps Dylan, Zappa Songs For Solo Set

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has learned. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums rele Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 ...

  26. Kiss, Sanctuary Seal Deal For Label

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kiss is launching an imprint with Sanctuary Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. Kiss is launching an imprint with Sanctuary Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. Kiss Records, to be announced today (May 5), will kick off with a new, two-disc live se ...

  27. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at ...

  28. Kiss Go Symphonic Down Under

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Well, they've tried everything else. Kiss will play a one-off concert Feb. 28 at the 48,000-capacity Telstra Dome in Melbourne with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The concert, to celebrate Well, they've tried everything else. K ...

  29. Kiss Not Quitting Anytime Soon

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Will it ever end? That's the question Kiss fans have been asking since the band announced back in early 2000 that it would say goodbye to the road. Since then, Kiss spent months out on various legs of Will it ever end? That's the question ...

  30. Boxing Thirty Years Of Kiss

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It's not like the tongue-wagging, fire-breathing Gene Simmons to be squeamish. But the Kiss bassman admits that the band's long-desired boxed-set retrospective has been delayed over the years because It's not like the tongue-wagging, ...

  31. Kiss Eyeing Live Finale As Members Keep Busy

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Members of the Kiss Army can rest assured: bassist Gene Simmons says the band's seemingly never-ending farewell tour is far from over. Despite a recent shake-up in the band's line-up, Simmons said las Members of the Kiss Army can rest assu ...

  32. Criss Out, Singer In For Kiss Tour

    February 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Peter Criss, the original drummer of Kiss, has apparently exited the band for the second time in his career. He will be replaced on the hard rock group's ongoing farewell tour with Eric Singer, who sa Peter Criss, the original drummer of Kiss, ...