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Gene Simmons' Stage Platform Malfunctioned During 'KISS' Concert In Florida; Is He Okay? [VIDEO]

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During 'KISS' show in Florida, bassist Gene Simmons' platform malfunctioned; is he okay?READ MORE

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KISS' Gene Simmons Contracts COVID-19 After Paul Stanley [REPORT]

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Gene Simmons became the latest KISS member to test positive for COVID-19.READ MORE

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6 Pre-Fame Jobs of Your Favorite Music Icons

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Perhaps rock stars are actually made, not born. Even as they have realized that music is the path they will take, the world doesn't immediately grant them hit songs and best-selling albums. Before their music showered them with lots of greens, here are some of the musicians who worked day jobs while waiting for the right opportunity.READ MORE

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No Drugs, No Alcohol: 4 Artists Who Stayed Clean Throughout Their Career

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While it has become somewhat of a statistical oddity, there are, in fact, recording artists who got through most of their life without touching alcohol or drugs. Here are four music icons who have stayed clean all throughout their careers.READ MORE

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Gene Simmons Sued For Sexual Misconduct But Says He Did No Such Thing

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Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is now being accused of sexual misconduct, with the defendant alleging that he attempted several sexual advances, made statements with sexual innuendos, and inappropriately touched her. Simmons denies the claims.READ MORE

Gene Simmons attends the Women of Influence Awards at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California

Vocalist Gene Simmons Talks About Kiss Coming Back to Comic Books

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Gene Simmons recently revealed what fans of Kiss can expect from the band's return to the comic books. According to the singer, the new comic book series, titled Kiss, features references from the band's concept album Music from "The Elder".READ MORE

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Gene Simmons Strikes Back at NWA Over Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Diss

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After members of NWA criticized KISS frontman Gene Simmons during their acceptance speech at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, Simmons has decided to strike back.READ MORE

Rapper Talib Kweli performs onstage during the Acoustically Speaking event during the 2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE

Talib Kweli Fires Back at Gene Simmon's 'Death of Rap' Comments

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Talib Kweli doesn’t appear to be a fan of Gene Simmons and fired back on some controversial comments the Kiss singer made about “the death of rap.” Simmons has never been a fan and infamously fought hip-hop artists induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Kweli shared a clip of Simmon’s comments to his followers to create a running argument with the singer.READ MORE

Dave Grohl, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards

Dave Grohl Honors KISS at ASCAP Awards Ceremony With Passionate Speech

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Dave Grohl showed up at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards earlier this week to pay tribute to KISS. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons were on hand to receive the ASCAP Founders Award, Billboard notes - an honor given by the organization to artists "who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators." The Foo Fighters frontman made it clear that KISS had a lasting effect on his career.READ MORE


KISS and Scooby-Doo Team Up in New Film 'Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery' [WATCH]

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Scooby-Doo and the gang are ready to paint their faces while cracking a new case open as they rock and roll to a new city, this time to offer assistance to a demon, starchild, catman and spaceman, KISS.READ MORE

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'Decline of Western Civilization' Box Set Due Out in June: Collection Features All Three Classic Docs

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It has been nearly 20 years since the last installment of the Penelope Spheeris trilogy The 'Decline of Western Civilization' hit theaters. Fans of the stunning documentaries will be able to buy all three in June as a box set when they are released, officially, for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD, 'Rolling Stone' reported. Bonus features for the classic docs will include high-res restoration, previously unseen interviews and commentary by Dave Grohl.READ MORE

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Kiss Uses Backing Tracks for Momoiro Clover Z Collaboration Song "Samurai Son" During Concerts in Japan

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Despite being critical of pop singers who use backing tracks in 2012, Kiss has admitted to doing the same on their recent outing in Japan. The hard rockers needed to use some recorded parts of their new single "Samuari Son," which was made in collaboration with the Japanese group Momoiro Clover Z. The band explained in a tweet that the backing track has been used to recreate certain production aspects of the tune, 'Blabbermouth' noted.READ MORE

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Music Times 25 Best Songs of 2014: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Hozier, St. Vincent & More

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2014 was the year of a thousand controversies: Taylor Swift pulled all of her music from Spotify, Sun Kil Moon started a feud with The War On Drugs, Jack White accused The Black Keys of ripping him off (again), and almost nobody went platinum. When you put all of that aside, however, what you're left with is a bunch of incredible songs, which is really what it's all about. Here are the 25 best songs from 2014, as determined by Music Times writers Ryan Book, Caitlin Carter, Joey DeGroot, Kyle Dowling, and Carolyn Menyes.READ MORE


KISS Will Play 'Alive!' in Its Entirety During 2015's KISS Kruise, Live Album Includes 'Strutter' and 'Rock and Roll All Nite'

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Passengers aboard the KISS Kruise this summer are in for a rock 'n' roll treat. The band recently announced that it will play its 1975 live classic "Alive!" in its entirety. The album helped propel the group into stardom and is a tribute to the fifth member of the band, the live show. The party leaves the Miami port Oct. 30 next year and arrives in Jamaica Nov. 3.READ MORE


Paul Stanley: KISS Was 'Screwed Over' at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Gene Simmons Had Fun Though [WATCH]

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Although Gene Simmons was glad to be a part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, KISS frontman Paul Stanley was a little less enthused. The singer took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the appearance, for which they played "Rock and Roll All Nite," but offered no specific reason why. It sounds like there was some sort of miscommunication between the band's camp and an executive in charge of the parade.READ MORE

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