1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

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  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. May 17, 2009

    May 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Hard Candy,” Madonna. 2008 – A pregnant Ashlee Simpson marries Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy in the backyard of her parents’ home in Encino, Calif. 1992 – Bandleader Lawrence Welk dies in Santa Monica, Calif., of pneumoni ...

  9. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, ...

  10. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for h ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the big winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the female voca 2005 - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the b ...

  14. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, ...

  15. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for h ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2007 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 ...

  18. Kiss Unleashing Second Volume Of 'Kissology'

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kiss will follow up its wildly successful 2006 DVD box set, "Kissology: Volume One, 1974-1977," on Aug. 14 with a second volume chronicling 1978-1991 via VH1 Classic Records. Kiss will follow up its wildly successful 2006 DVD box set, &quo ...

  19. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the big winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the female voca 2005 - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the b ...

  20. Ex-Kiss Guitarist Mark St. John Dies

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Kiss guitarist Mark St. John died yesterday morning (April 5) from an apparent brain hemorrhage. He was 51. Former Kiss guitarist Mark St. John died yesterday morning (April 5) from an apparent brain hemorrhage. He was 51. Born Mark Norton in ...

  21. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Busta Rhymes - a.k.a. Trevor Smith - is arrested and charged with criminal possession after police find a loaded unregistered pistol in his car. Police originally pull Rhymes over for ch 2003 - Vestal Goodman, the "Que ...

  22. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1991 - </b>Cyndi Lauper is married in Manhattan to actor David Thornton.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with t ...

  23. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Indie label Tony Nicole Tony Records files suit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS for alleged intentional interference with KISS drummer Peter Criss' contract with the label. 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom ...

  24. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>They Might Be Giants begins offering its second MP3-only release, the EP "Working Undercover For The Man." Comprised of all new, previously unreleased studio recordings, the eight-song s 2005 - Keith Urban and Gre ...

  25. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Busta Rhymes - a.k.a. Trevor Smith - is arrested and charged with criminal possession after police find a loaded unregistered pistol in his car. Police originally pull Rhymes over for ch 2003 - Vestal Goodman, the "Que ...

  26. 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 - ...

  27. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1991 - </b>Cyndi Lauper is married in Manhattan to actor David Thornton.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with t ...

  28. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Indie label Tony Nicole Tony Records files suit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS for alleged intentional interference with KISS drummer Peter Criss' contract with the label. 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom ...

  29. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A. club scene in the 1980s, dies of liver failure. He is 46. James "Top Jimmy" Paul Konceck found his greatest fame in a Van Hal 2001 - Top Jimmy, an influ ...

  30. Criss Working On 'Autobiographical' Solo Set

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Original Kiss drummer Peter Criss has been quite a busy "cat" since parting ways with the group after its highly successful co-headlining tour with Aerosmith in 2003. Original Kiss drummer Peter Criss has been quite a busy "cat" ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon when a gun is found in his vehicle after he leaves a chaotic scene at a New York club where three people a 1999 - Sean "Puffy&qu ...

  33. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer wh ...

  34. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>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 2002 - In a Nashville court ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A. club scene in the 1980s, dies of liver failure. He is 46. James "Top Jimmy" Paul Konceck found his greatest fame in a Van Hal 2001 - Top Jimmy, an influ ...

  39. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon when a gun is found in his vehicle after he leaves a chaotic scene at a New York club where three people a 1999 - Sean "Puffy&qu ...

  40. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer wh ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne. 2001 - Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne. 2000 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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, ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Kiss Kollected For 4 Disc Box Set

    August 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kiss fans now have more to look forward to than the announcement of what are expected to be the band's final live shows ever. On Nov. 6, Mercury will release an 80-track, four-disc box set spanning th Kiss fans now have more to look forward to ...

  47. 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, ...