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

    October 28, 2014 12:46 AM EDT 1.096 k 44 3 0 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

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

    September 15, 2014 6:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 pe ...

  4. Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Suicide Criticism

    August 23, 2014 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 “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 wha ...

  5. 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 ...

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

    August 15, 2014 6:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 que ...

  7. Lauren Bacall's Death: Stars React

    August 13, 2014 1:39 AM EDT As news broke that Hollywood great Lauren Bacall had died at the age of 89, an outpouring of condolence and respect came from the music world via electronic media.  Legendary singer and actor Barbra Streisand spoke of her shock at losing her “wis ...

  8. Kiss' Gene Simmons: 'I'm On the Side of Donald Sterling'

    August 05, 2014 3:24 PM EDT Even when it seems everyone is opposed to something as awful as Donald Sterling’s racist rant, everyone isn’t always on the same page. In an interview for The Wall Street Journal , Kiss’ Gene Simmons expressed his support for the former Los Angele ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Gene Simmons Celebrates Kiss' 40th Anniversary With Crowdsourcing Campaign

    April 03, 2014 2:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gene Simmons is looking for help celebrating the 40th anniversary of Kiss. The rocker announced Wednesday night that Kiss is launching a campaign on Tongal -- a company that pairs creatives and brands to crowdsource the pitch-and-development process ...

  13. Kiss, Def Leppard Announce Summer Tour

    March 17, 2014 8:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 After its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month, Kiss will hit the road to celebrate. The rock band announced today (March 17) a co-headlining tour this summer with fellow rockers Def Leppard. The 42-city jaunt across North Americ ...

  14. Engelbert Humperdinck Pairs With Gene Simmons, Elton John on First Duets Album

    February 27, 2014 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Engelbert Humperdinck decided to do an album of duets -- a two-disc, 23-track duets set with Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Il Divo, Willie Nelson, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Wynonna Judd and more -- for one simple reason: He'd never done it before ...

  15. KISS Frontman Gene Simmons To Appear in ‘CSI’

    January 30, 2014 5:13 AM EST 0 0 0 CSI is adding a rocker. KISS frontman Gene Simmons is heading to CBS' long-running procedural during the 14th season in a cameo, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. “We're really excited to have Gene Simmons guest-starring on C ...

  16. KISS to Play L.A.'s First-Ever Outdoor Hockey Game at Dodger Stadium

    January 03, 2014 2:41 AM EST Gene Simmons and his rock band KISS are set to perform at Dodger Stadium as part of the NHL 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series. The first-ever outdoor hockey game in Los Angeles puts the Los Angeles Kings against the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 25. The vet ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. KISS 'Rock' Into the Restaurant Biz

    May 13, 2013 5:43 AM EDT Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, co-founders of KISS, have an ambitious worldwide restaurant strategy for their co-owned franchise, Rock & Brews. The dynamic rock titans recently opened their third restaurant and second Los Angeles area location ...

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  22. 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 ...

  23. Gene Simmons Q&A: On Kiss Empire, New Album and Advice for Lady Gaga

    October 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "You wanted the best, you got the best!" has been Kiss' battle cry for nearly 40 years. Anyone making that boast can't afford to be modest, something Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is clearly not. His public confidence seldom ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Dee Snider Blasts Romney Camp's Use of Twisted Sister Hit

    August 22, 2012 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 UPDATE: Twisted Sister founding guitarist Jay Jay French announces that he, too, shall not take it; delivers a blistering rebuke of Paul Ryan to Roll Call. Read It Are there any recording stars not named "Kid" or "Jr." willing to ...

  26. Kiss: 'Monster' Has More Feeling, Less 'Cocksmanship'

    July 31, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gene Simmons Talks 'Monster,' Vows Band Will Tour 'Everywhere' Gene Simmons says fans will hear a slightly different tact from Kiss when its new album, "Monster," is released Oct. 16. "A lot of the lyrics and point ...

  27. 'Rock of Ages': Tom Cruise Called Cameron Crowe for History Lesson

    June 11, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 At Hollywood Premiere, Cast & Crew Marvel at Actor's Transformation Into 'Sexy Rock n' Roll Monster' Hollywood transformed into an 80's version of The Sunset Strip on Friday as stars arrived for the premiere of "Roc ...

  28. Exclusive: Gene Simmons Heads to Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, Talks KISS Album

    May 03, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 'I'm Gonna Be the Drill Sergeant,' Rocker Says Kiss' Gene Simmons is prepping the whip for his role mentoring the next batch of Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp attendees. "I intend to be a hard taskmaster," Simmons, who jo ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Mitt Romney Wins Gene Simmons' Vote

    April 03, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Back in 2008, KISS bassist/demon Gene Simmons cast his vote for Barack Obama in the presidential election. This time, the rocker has had a change of heart, telling FOX News' "Fox and Friends" that he's a Mitt Romney man. "Hi ...

  31. KISS, Motley Crue Take Aim at Rihanna, Awards Show Pop Stars

    March 21, 2012 11:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two of hard rock's biggest acts aren't happy with the state of pop. "We're sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them," KISS' Gene Simmons said on Tuesday afternoon as KISS a ...

  32. KISS & Motley Crue Announce Summer Tour: 'No Fake Bull---t'

    March 20, 2012 9:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We're sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them," Gene Simmons says KISS and Motley Crue are hitting the road for a co-headlining tour -- dubbed simply "The Tour" -- this summer ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. SXSW 2012: 6 Things Seen & Heard Thursday

    March 16, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Which band's concert was interrupted by a naked man? Why was A$AP Rock projected on Austin buildings? Did Fiona Apple burst into flames at her church gig? Here are 6 things from Thursday's South By Southwest that you may have missed -- eve ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Alleged Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested

    December 13, 2011 7:28 PM EST 0 0 0 A Connecticut man affiliated with the Anonymous hacking group was arrested Tuesday on federal charges for an attack on a website belonging to Kiss bassist Gene Simmons , authorities said. Kevin Poe, of Manchester, Conn., made his initial appearance ...

  37. 10 Scariest Musicians Ever: Poll Results

    October 25, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just as the calendar rolled into October, we got into the spooky spirit of Halloween by asking Billboard.com readers which musician scares the living daylights out of them. You weren't afraid to vote in huge numbers, and now, just in time for t ...

  38. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Kicks Off in Wales

    October 08, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles ma ...

  39. Black Eyed Peas Pull Out of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    October 06, 2011 7:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas have pulled out of this week's Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales. Organizers say the band, whose hits include "I Gotta Feeling," has withdrawn due to "unavoidable circumstances." Christina Aguilera ...

  40. KISS' Gene Simmons Marries Shannon Tweed

    October 03, 2011 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 KISS singer/bassist Gene Simmons married longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed Saturday after 28 years of dating, according to a representative via People. Simmons and Tweed tied the knot before 400 guests, including their two children, Nick, 22, and So ...

  41. Black Eyed Peas to Play at Michael Jackson Tribute

    September 23, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas will perform at next month's Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales. They'll join Christina Aguilera , Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green at the "Michael Forever" show. Frontman Will.i.am -- who worked with Ja ...

  42. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Has a Host: Jamie Foxx

    September 12, 2011 5:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx has been named to host the Michael Jackson tribute concert planned for October in Wales. Foxx's spokesman said Monday that the Oscar-winning star of "Ray" would host "Michael Forever - The Tribute Concert." It is ...

  43. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert: Slashed Ticket Prices Spark Fan Concern

    September 09, 2011 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson fans are up in arms over slashed ticket prices for a tribute concert already marred by controversy. Planned for October 8 in Cardiff, Wales, "Michael Forever" was organized by Global Live Events in an effort to pay tribute ...

  44. Janet Jackson Not Attending Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 29, 2011 3:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson said Monday she won't attend a planned tribute concert for her older brother Michael in Wales because the show coincides with the trial of a doctor charged in the King of Pop's death. The singer's one-sentence statement ...

  45. Michael Jackson Fan Clubs Demand Tribute Concert Cancellation

    August 23, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A group of Michael Jackson fan clubs across the world have banded together in an open letter to event organizers, asking for the cancellation of a Michael Jackson tribute concert scheduled for Oct. 8 in Wales, Reuters reports . The 35 fan clubs said ...

  46. 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 ...

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