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GENE SIMMONS Responds To ACE FREHLEY's Explosive Remarks

Gene Simmons has responded to Ace Frehley's recent social media outburst in which the ex-KISS guitarist called his former bandmate an "asshole and a sex addict." Before KISS's "End Of The Road" tour launched last month, Frehley addressed some comments Simmons made about about a possible reunion of the band's original lineup, dismissing Gene's claim ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Defends KISS Over 'Lip-Sync' Accusations

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has defended KISS against claims that the band is using pre-recorded tracks during its farewell tour. Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched last month, there has been persistent online chatter about frontman Paul Stanley allegedly singing to a backing tape. The speculation stemmed from the fact ...

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KISS's 'End Of The Road' Tour Hits Spokane (Video)

KISS played the fourth show of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Monday night (February 4) at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington. As was the case with the three prior concerts, the band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), one ...

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New Book Examines How AEROSMITH And RUN-DMC Teamed Up To Tear Down Wall Between Rock And Hip-Hop

"Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, And The Song that Changed American Music Forever", a new book by Washington Post national arts reporter Geoff Edgers, will be released tomorrow (Tuesday, February 5) via Blue Rider Press. In the book, Edgers takes a deep dive into the story behind "Walk This Way", AEROSMITH and RUN-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking ...

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KISS's 'End Of The Road' Tour Hits Portland: Front-Row Video

KISS played the second show of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Friday night (February 1) at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. As was the case with the opening-night concert in Vancouver the night before, the band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter ...

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CARMINE APPICE Says VINNIE VINCENT 'Looked Like He Was Scared' When He Played At Pre-'Kiss Kruise' Party

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice spoke to WSOU about the recent cancelation of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent's comeback concerts. The shows, which were supposed to take place February 8 and February 9 in Nashville, were set to feature Vincent alongside Appice and bassist Tony Franklin (DAVID GILMOUR, JIMMY PAGE, THE FIRM). "Something happened between Vinnie ...

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KISS Kicks Off 'End Of The Road' World Tour In Vancouver (Video)

KISS kicked off its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Thursday night (January 31) at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), one from "Dressed To Kill" (1975), five from "Destroyer" (1976), ...

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KISS: First Look At 'End Of The Road' Stage (Video)

Keith Leroux, who lives in Indianapolis and works for KISS as its social and digital media guru, has uploaded a 27-minute video look at the band's "End Of The Road" stage. Check it out below. KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently said about the "End Of The Road" tour and stage production: "People say is this ...

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PAUL STANLEY Rules Out VINNIE VINCENT Guest Appearance During KISS's Farewell Tour: 'That's Not Someone Who I Want To Celebrate'

Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have not ruled out the involvement of past members on KISS's "End Of The Road" farewell tour, but only in a guesting capacity. In the months after KISS announced the trek, fans wondered openly if Ace Frehley and Peter Criss would be involved in the tour, especially considering the apparent ...

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Why OZZY OSBOURNE Hated Doing 'The Osbournes'

Ozzy Osbourne says that he was "falling apart emotionally" during the making of the MTV reality show "The Osbournes", which followed the lives of the BLACK SABBATH singer and his family. The "fly-on-the-wall" TV series, which became the highest rated original program in MTV's history, started in 2002 and ended in 2005. The show chronicled ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Cancels Comeback Concerts

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has canceled his previously announced comeback shows. Derek Christopher, the promoter of the event, says that Vincent "has sent a notification letter that he will not be performing the concerts scheduled for February 8th and 9th, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee." Christopher adds: "While we cannot discuss the terms of the ...

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NIKKI SIXX Says ACE FREHLEY Should Be Part Of KISS's Final Tour

Nikki Sixx says that Ace Frehley should be part of KISS's "End Of The Road" tour. The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist made his comments after watching Ace perform Saturday night (January 26) at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California. Sixx wrote on Instagram: "Went with @john5official to see @acefrehleyofficial and his awesome band tonight. John jammed ...

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RIVAL SONS Vocalist On Working With Producer DAVE COBB: 'He's Just Looking For Authenticity'

RIVAL SONS vocalist Jay Buchanan and guitarist Scott Holiday recently spoke with Sweden's RockSverige. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band's surroundings influence the direction of their new album, "Feral Roots": Jay: "Absolutely. I think that those two days in Muscle ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Calls Government Shutdown 'Horrific', Says 'The Priority Has To Be To Get People Back To Work'

KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons recently announced that all TSA employees can eat for free at their Rock & Brews restaurants during the government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history. The political stalemate has caused some 800,000 federal workers to miss paychecks — even though thousands of government employees are required to ...

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KISS's GENE SIMMONS And PAUL STANLEY Thank TSA Employees For Their Service With Free Food At ROCK & BREWS Restaurants

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS have announced that they will offer free food to every TSA employee working without pay throughout the partial government shutdown at their family-friendly Rock & Brews restaurants nationwide. "We are proud to operate restaurants at airports and respect the diligent, hard work of each and every TSA employee ...

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