1. Dave Grohl's 'Good Guy' Status Landed the President For 'Sonic Highways' Series

    October 17, 2014 2:20 PM EDT Ever wanted to travel the country with the fighters/chart"> Foo Fighters and record an album with them? Well the band's new docuseries, Sonic Highways , gives fans and music lovers alike the chance to do just that. It premieres on HBO ...

  2. Foo Fighters Play Intimate Gig at NYC 'Sonic Highways' Screening

    October 15, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Leave it to Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl to find the perfect way to get viewers interested in the band's upcoming docu-series, Sonic Highways . "Cameras rolling at all times -- when we were hungover, hungry and whimsical moments. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Paul Stanley Calls Kiss the Rock Hall's 'Worst Nightmare' (Video Q&A)

    April 10, 2014 11:47 AM EDT 4.581 k 118 9 "It's a small group of people who decide who they want in their little club," he says. "They're pencil pushers and I play a guitar" It's taken 14 years, but pyro-glam rockers Kiss are finally being inducted ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Paul Stanley of Kiss Talks Rock Hall, New Book

    Paul Stanley of Kiss Talks Rock Hall, New Book

    April 10, 2014 10:45 AM EDT 5 0 0 Paul Stanley of Kiss has a few things to say about his band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Videos Paul Stanley ...

  8. Kiss Inks Multi-Year Merchandising Deal With New Company

    March 25, 2014 1:59 PM EDT The iconic band already has more than 3,000 licensed items and sales over $1 billion but the band and its new partner, Epic Rights, believe there’s lots more global expansion ahead. Kiss has made a new multi-year agreement for merchandising, licen ...

  9. Rock Hall Defends Curbing Kiss: New Guys 'Took On Personas Created by Ace and Peter'

    March 18, 2014 9:20 AM EDT With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony looming closer, neither Kiss nor the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation seem ready to relax the entrenched positions that led to the group's decision not to perform April 10 at the B ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Paul Stanley Q&A: Kiss Frontman On 'Destructive' Childhood, New Book and Why the Rock Hall Is Like a 'Distorted Bar Mitzvah'

    March 11, 2014 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 In April, Stanley embarks on a book tour for his memoir "Face the Music: A Life Exposed"… The rocker talks why he finally put his life on paper, the inaccuracies of Gene Simmons' own book, and what actually went down with the Rock Hal ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long c ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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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  18. Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

    October 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and original drummer John Bonham's son Jason arrive for the press conference for the release of their new concert film Celebration Day . (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)   On Tuesday nigh ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Kiss, Motley Crue Give $100,000 to Theater Shooting Victims

    August 10, 2012 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Motley Crue and Kiss are donating money to support those affected by the Colorado movie theater shootings. The bands said at their concert in suburban Denver on Wednesday night that they would donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund. Kiss: ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Adele, Keith Urban, John Mayer: Why Are So Many Singers Having Surgery?

    November 09, 2011 6:55 PM EST It seems every week brings word of another music star going in for throat surgery. In early October, Adele said she was canceling all appearances through 2011 to undergo laser microsurgery to repair a hemorrhaged vocal cord. Two weeks later, John ...

  26. Keith Urban Needs Throat Surgery

    November 03, 2011 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country Star Will Go on Vocal Rest Until 2012, Cancel Benefit Concert in January Keith Urban will undergo a minor throat surgery later this month to remove a polyp from his vocal chords, it was announced on Thursday. The out-patient procedure will r ...

  27. Paul Stanley of Kiss Has Vocal Cord Surgery

    October 27, 2011 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kiss frontman Paul Stanley has undergone surgery in a move to address "recurring vocal cord issues" that "come with 40 years of preaching rock n' roll," he announced Wednesday. According to a statement from his publicist, th ...

  28. Billboard Bits: Paul Stanley Welcomes Fourth Child, Rebecca Black Drops Out Of School

    August 10, 2011 6:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kiss' Paul Stanley Welcomes Baby No. 4 Kiss guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and wife, Erin, welcomed their fourth child, daughter Emily Grace Stanley yesterday (Aug. ...

  29. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

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

    July 24, 2010 11:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. &quo ...

  31. Michael Jackson Sings Again, Kiss Goes Boom

    October 12, 2009 5:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Michael Jackson 's new single "This Is It" goes online and hits the airwaves months after the King of Pop's death. Crooner Michael Buble and rockers Kiss are i ...

  32. Kiss Kicks Off 'Alive 35' U.S. Tour In Detroit

    September 26, 2009 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kiss opened the U.S. portion of its Kiss Alive 35 tour by recreating its breakthrough "Alive!" album in the place it was made -- Cobo Arena in Detroit Rock City. As its done throughout the year, the group dedicated its main set on Friday t ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Chart Beat Wednesday: Kiss, Beyonce, David Gray

    September 02, 2009 12:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 KISS AND SAY HELLO: Kiss ends a 10-year absence from Billboard's rock airplay charts, as "Modern Day Delilah" debuts at No. 26 on the Heritage Rock survey (viewable every other week in the print issue of Billboard magazine). Not a bad ...

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

    August 17, 2009 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 th ...

  36. Buckcherry Supporting Kiss On Summer Tour

    May 27, 2009 1:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Buckcherry will support Kiss on all dates for the band's upcoming North American tour, Billboard has learned. The tour, which begins in September, made headlines last month when it was announced that Kiss had partnered with live music social ne ...

  37. Adam Lambert Defeated in 'American Idol' Upset

    May 20, 2009 10:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Allen's smooth vocals and boy-next-door image propelled him to "American Idol" victory Wednesday, turning the theatrical powerhouse Adam Lambert into the most unlikely of also-rans . "I'm sorry, I don't even know w ...

  38. Kiss Lets Fans Vote For Upcoming Tour Stops

    April 07, 2009 7:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 North ...

  39. Kiss Making First Album Since 1998

    December 10, 2008 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Kiss has reversed course and decided to hit the studio next year to record its first new album since 1998's "Psycho Circus." Guitarist Paul Stanley will produce. In recent years, bassist Gene Simmons has been vocal about his lack of e ...

  40. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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, count ...

  43. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd Dixon, best-known for the 1954 song "Hey Bartender," dies in Los Angeles at the age of 77. 2006 - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd ...

  44. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Billy Preston, the exuberant keyboardist who landed dream gigs with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and enjoyed his own series of hit singles, including "Outta Space" and "Nothing From Nothi 2006 - Billy Preston, the exubera ...

  45. The Soprano

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Call it unique artistic vision or simply creative chutzpah, but few artists would feature such disparate duet partners as Andrea Bocelli, Fernando Lima and Kiss' Paul Stanley on the same album. Yet th Call it unique artistic vision or simply cr ...

  46. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Superstar soprano Sarah Brightman enlists Paul Stanley and Andrea Bocelli as she futhers her crossover sound, Bullet For My Valentine looks to break big in the U.S. and Vampire Weekend unveils its buz A pop album from Broadway star Idina Menzel, &qu ...

  47. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. ...

  48. 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 ...

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