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  • KISS – Allphones Arena, Sydney 10/10/15
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    KISS – Allphones Arena, Sydney 10/10/15

    Sydney clearly isn’t feeling uptight on a Saturday night as the KISS Army gathers in its battalions outside Allphones Arena. Approximately one in four faces is smeared with black, white and silver warpaint, the flash of smartphone selfies sparkles across Sydney Olympic Park like sequins on Starchild’s shoulder pads, devil horns are raised, demon tongues

  • Police Search Gene Simmons’ House As Part Of Child Pornography Investigation
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    Police Search Gene Simmons’ House As Part Of Child Pornography Investigation

    Rockstar Gene Simmons’ house has been raided by police as part of an investigation into child pornography. But the KISS bassist and his family are not considered suspects. A special Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force from the Los Angeles Police Department executed a search warrant on The Demon’s Benedict Canyon home on Thursday, in

  • Gene Simmons Blasts “Dishonest” Rockers Using Backing Tracks
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    Gene Simmons Blasts “Dishonest” Rockers Using Backing Tracks

    Gene Simmons has a beef. The outspoken KISS bassist, who’s never been one to swallow his opinions (and, let’s face it, with a tongue that size, who could?) has today taken aim at “dishonest” artists who perform using backing tracks, and we don’t mean with his Love Gun. In the firing line are not only

  • Alice Cooper Declares Jet “One Of The Last Great Rock And Roll Bands”
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    Alice Cooper Declares Jet “One Of The Last Great Rock And Roll Bands”

    Alice Cooper is good mates with Gene Simmons, but that doesn’t mean he shares his views about rock and roll. You may recall one of the numerous internet firestorms sparked by the KISS bassist last year after he labelled rock music “dead”. Now, in an interview with Music Feeds, Cooper assumed a position firmly on

  • Gene Simmons Teases KISS Australian Tour
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    Gene Simmons Teases KISS Australian Tour

    What up, KISS army? Here’s some good news to help you through the mid-week slump. Gene Simmons has promised that Kiss will embark on an Australian tour, and by our calculations we can expect them some time in 2015. In a post on Simmons’ Facebook page the Kiss bassist thanked fans who had boarded the

  • Foo Fighters Say “Not So Fast” To Gene Simmons Declaring Rock Dead
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    Foo Fighters Say “Not So Fast” To Gene Simmons Declaring Rock Dead

    Despite his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Gene Simmons isn’t optimistic about the state of rock music, recently declaring the genre “dead” thanks to online file-sharing. The comments prompted Foo Fighters to respond and remind Simmons that some bands are still carrying the torch. Speaking to his son, Nick Simmons,

  • Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx On KISS Ban: “The Band Didn’t Do Anything”
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    Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx On KISS Ban: “The Band Didn’t Do Anything”

    Motley Crue‘s Nikki Sixx has commended KISS bassist Gene Simmons for his recent apology to those offended by remarks he made about depression and suicide. Writing on Facebook, Sixx suggested there were positives to have come out of the controversy and decried the KISS radio ban. “[I] want to address and compliment Gene for publicly

  • Gene Simmons Fans Slam Apology Over Suicide Remarks As “Damage Control”
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    Gene Simmons Fans Slam Apology Over Suicide Remarks As “Damage Control”

    Following a wave of outrage from colleagues, fans, and the industry — Triple M announced yesterday that they would boycott his music — Gene Simmons has issued an apology to those offended by his recent comments about suicide. However, many have labelled it “damage control.” Simmons’ comments have drawn the ire of many of his

  • Watch Black Lips Crash “Misogynistic” Gene Simmons’ Web Q&A
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    Watch Black Lips Crash “Misogynistic” Gene Simmons’ Web Q&A

    News that KISS bassist and notorious lothario (if you take his word for it) Gene Simmons was making an appearance on The Huffington Post Live for a Q&A stoked the feminist fire of Black Lips. The Georgia group took the opportunity to call Simmons out while donning KISS-like face paint. Though the majority of questions

  • KISS’ Paul Stanley Slams Rock Hall As “Spineless Weasels”
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    KISS’ Paul Stanley Slams Rock Hall As “Spineless Weasels”

    KISS frontman Paul Sanley has slammed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Rolling Stone chief Jann Wenner and “the rest” of the higher-ups at the Rock Hall as “spineless weasels,” claiming he and the legendary rock group were treated like “uninvited guests” during last week’s induction. Stanley was openly critical of the RRHOF

  • Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Hits Back At Gene Simmons
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    Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Hits Back At Gene Simmons

    Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who plays in a band with former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, has labeled KISS bassist and walking ego Gene Simmons‘ assertion that Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse aren’t music “icons” as “nonsense.” Last week, Simmons stirred controversy when he told radio interviewers that due to their less than copious output,

  • Gene Simmons Paid “A Few Hundred Million” To Reform Led Zeppelin
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    Gene Simmons Paid “A Few Hundred Million” To Reform Led Zeppelin

    Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has revealed a story testament to how badly the world wants Led Zeppelin to reunite. A certain music promoter has offered the iconic rock star a few hundred million just to convince the surviving members to get back together. Speaking to The Sun, Simmons explained that “In 2009/10 I was given

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