Tag Archives: Gene Simmons

KISS finally get ‘Rolling Stone’ cover

Posted by on March 25, 2014

It’s been 40 years since KISS released their self-titled album (and their sophomore album, Hotter Than Hell, which also came out in 1974). And while they’ve never been critical darlings, with their impending induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 15 years after they first became eligible, they’re finally making the cover of […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Should every member of KISS be inducted into the Hall of Fame?

Posted by on March 14, 2014

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanely have both made it clear that they’re unhappy that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is only inducting the four original members of KISS this April. In fact, it’s even led to KISS not performing in any fashion at the induction ceremony. And whether all four original members (including […]

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Paul Stanley on Ace Frehley: “He threw away incredible potential and talent”

Posted by on March 4, 2014

The hottest band in the world has been one of the hottest topics of late following the announcement that they would not be playing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This of course due to the initial criticism that the original KISS lineup would not be playing, so a lot of […]

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Scott Ian Defends KISS Not Playing At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Posted by on February 28, 2014

KISS fans disappointed by the hottest band in the word deciding not to play with the original four at The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction were even more disappointed when it was revealed KISS wouldn’t be playing at all. However, Scott Ian of Anthrax, a known KISS fan, has spoken out about the […]

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Turns out no version of KISS will be performing at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony

Posted by on February 23, 2014

This past weekend, Ace Frehley revealed that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were preventing the original lineup of KISS from performing at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony (followed by Peter Criss revealing similar details). Well, now it turns out that despite previous reports, no version of KISS will be performing at the […]

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Original lineup of KISS not playing Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony, according to Ace Frehley

Posted by on February 22, 2014

While fans were excited that KISS was finally getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, it was not clear at the time if the original lineup would be playing the ceremony. The fans wanted it, the Hall Of Fame wanted it, hell even Ace Frehley wanted it, but did Gene Simmons and […]

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Highlights of Scott Ian’s AMA

Posted by on February 19, 2014

Yesterday, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian headed over to Reddit to do an Ask Me Anything (AMA). While it was ostensibly about Ian’s “Speaking Words” tour that kicks off tomorrow, the line of questioning was definitely more towards his band than anything else. While a lot of what he spoke about was covered in our Metal […]

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KISS getting another reality show

Posted by on February 10, 2014

Remember when it was announced that KISS was bringing football to L.A. and everyone got excited? Then people found out it was arena football and everyone kind of shrugged and went on with their lives? Well, thanks to AMC, they’re going to make it a little harder to ignore, as they’ve announced that they’re making […]

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Metal Insider top 5: Retirements that didn’t last

Posted by on January 27, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Tomorrow is a big day for Mötley Crüe. At 3pm EST, they’re widely expected to announce their retirement 33 years after their formation. Then they’ll be playing Jimmy Kimmel Live! later that night. And while the Crüe stepping down makes sense (Mick Mars is 62, […]

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KISS, Nirvana among Rock Hall of Fame inductees

Posted by on December 17, 2013

Looks like the audience vote winner was a harbinger of things to come for KISS, as they’ve been named among the inductees of the 29th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The New York band will be inducted 15 years after they first became eligible, and will join Nirvana, Hall and Oates, Peter Gabriel, […]

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