Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bracket Challenge Round 2: Vote Who Moves On...Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, N.W.A. and More

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Heavy hitters such as Nine Inch Nails, Green Day and N.W.A. have all moved on to the second round of Music Times' annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tournament. By combining the obsessive bracketology of March Madness with the annual naming of nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we allow you, the fans, to vote for nominees competitively, and therefore choose just one winner. Last year's champ was Peter Gabriel, who overtook KISS in the championship. Vote below and check back next week for the Final Four. Let's see who's left after the first round this year.READ MORE

Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley on Quitting KISS: Guitarist Left Rock Band in Order to Get Sober

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There's no love lost between Ace Frehley and the members of KISS. The guitarist left the band in 1982 and he recently told "The Today Show" in Australia that he split in order to get his life together. Frehley was indulging in the rock 'n' roll lifestyle too much and didn't like the direction of the band when he left.READ MORE

Gene Simmons of KISS

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

Def Lep

Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla Announce Huge North American Summer Tour [FULL SCHEDULE]

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What would summer be without some of rock's elder statesmen getting together and touring? This year the trio consists of Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla. There will be more than enough chances to catch the bands, as they will be on the road from June until October. The North American tour kicks off in Tampa, Florida, and will wrap 47 gigs later in Bismarck, North Dakota, "Billboard" noted.READ MORE

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins as Rush

Foo Fighters Shred Through Rush's 'Tom Sawyer,' KISS's 'Detroit Rock City' and Others in Brazil [WATCH]

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File this one under "Gnarly." Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters made a stop in Rio de Janeiro last weekend to play in front of a jam-packed Maracana Stadium. While they have plenty of new material to choose from thanks to Sonic Highways, their eighth studio effort, the band opted to pay tribute to one of their favorite acts - Rush. The Foos tore through the Holy Triumvirate's "Tom Sawyer," blowing thousands of minds in the process before tackling KISS's "Detroit Rock City."READ MORE

Eminem's super power: cloning.

Comics and Music: Eminem, Prince, KISS and More Make Guest Appearances with Superman, The Punisher and Others

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Run The Jewels gets the honor of having its logo and album art inspire two covers for new issues of 'Howard The Duck' and 'Deadpool.' A few performers—including Eminem, Prince and KISS— have done even better than that, starring as heroes in their own narratives, or helping out established superheroes.READ MORE

Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx Would Decline Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction If Mötley Crüe Ever Gets a Nod

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Mötley Crüe is one of the many hard rock acts to be passed over for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in recent years. Along with acts like Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Slayer, Mötley Crüe, which has been eligible since 2006, have yet to receive the honor. Bassist Nikki Sixx is so tired of waiting that if they do get the nod, he probably won't accept it.READ MORE

Taylor Swift

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

KISS and Momoiro Clover Z: Not the collaboration the world wants...the collaboration the world NEEDS.

KISS Teams with J-Pop Stars Momoiro Clover Z for New Songs "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina" and "Samurai Son"

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Gene Simmons might think rock is dead but he's got a master plan for making it cool again: Perform singles with J-Pop acts and make it huge in another part of the world. Hence the forthcoming single "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina," featuring idol act Momoiro Clover Z, which will be available for download on January 28. Whose idea it actually was isn't clear but the song is apparently written by KISS frontman Paul Stanley.READ MORE

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley's Unaired Folgers Coffee Commercial Surfaces, KISS Frontman Sings Sans Makeup [WATCH]

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Remember that time when KISS frontman Paul Stanley was the face of Folgers Coffee (sans makeup)? It's okay if you don't because no one does. The singer appeared in a TV spot back in 2000, but it never aired. After watching the commercial, which recently surfaced on the Internet, it's easy to see why it never saw the light of day.READ MORE

Paul Stanley

KISS’ Paul Stanley Calls Led Zeppelin Debut a ‘Disaster,’ but ‘Brilliant’

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The knock on this generation's music is usually technology-based. Contemporary artists and producers have the ability to program perfect songs, and they do. But that philosophy is not very "rock n' roll," and it's incited many a geezer-y diatribe this year.READ MORE

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr, Green Day, Lou Reed to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2015 includes a bluesman, a Beatle and a chick who loves rock 'n' roll. Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Double Trouble, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will be inducted in April. Ringo Starr will receive the special honor of the Award for Musical Excellence as well, "Rolling Stone" reports. The ceremony will be held April 18 in Cleveland, and HBO will air the festivities some time in May. Tickets will be available to the general public Thursday, Dec. 18.READ MORE

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl Reflects on 'Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways' Series, Says Next Project Will Be 'Bigger'

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Dave Grohl's love letter to American music, Sonic Highways, came to an end on Friday (Dec. 5). The Foo Fighters ended their journey in New York City, interviewing the likes of KISS's Paul Stanley, Public Enemy's Chuck D and record producer Rick Rubin. The frontman spoke with 'Rolling Stone' recently about the series and reflected on the epic journey.READ MORE

Gene Simmons opens his mouth...trouble ensues.

The Most Head-Turning Musician Quotes of 2014: Gene Simmons, Lorde, Eminem and More Make Marks on Twitter, Elsewhere

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Musicians, like every other branch of celebrity, are bound to say head-turning things every once in a while. This year was no exception. Check out these eight eye-catching lines and the (generally) bad blood that preceded them.READ MORE

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