One-On-One With Gene Simmons Of KISS

I’ve been a KISS fan since September 4, 1996, when I saw the band perform under the Brooklyn Bridge on MTV’s Video Music Awards. Having the opportunity to speak with Gene Simmons, who is performing at the Trocadero Theatre on June 2 and appearing at Wizard World June 2-3 in …

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One-On-One With KISS Lead Guitarist Tommy Thayer

From November 4-9 I was on KISS Kruise VI, and a few days prior to this trip I interviewed KISS’ lead guitarist, Tommy Thayer.

KISSology 4 was supposed to be released in November 2011, yet it still hasn’t seen the light of day. Why?

I don’t know if it …

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KISStory Is Made At 2016 NJ KISS Expo: An Interview With Bruce Kulick

At the 2016 NJ KISS Expo the KISS Army descended upon the Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater to celebrate their favorite band: KISS. For those that haven’t been to one of these events before, there are various vendors, with tables overflowing with merchandise, special guests taking photos with fans and autographing items and …

by   |  12/21/2016  |  Comments (1)

Ace Frehley Looks Back In Pride: An Interview with Space Ace

Space Ace Hits The Road With New Album Of Rock Classics And Talks Guitar Worship, Rock Star Team-Ups, Imposters And A KISS Reunion?

Far from the noise of the rock star life; the clamoring fans, the roaring crowds, the constant bickering with ex-bandmates in the press, a recently minted Rock …

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KISS @ Susquehanna Bank Center

CAMDEN, NJ—KISS, newly inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this past April, played the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on Aug. 3. This was the third of three dates in New Jersey over two weeks and the second of a South Jersey back-to-back double-shot, having played a …

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An Interview with Ace Frehley: Still In The Groove

I grew up on classic rock. This also means that I have heard my fair share of the classic “Rock And Roll All Nite.” But if you dig deeper into the KISS catalog, you will find a number of timeless hits featuring infectious licks and riffs from guitarist Ace Frehley. …

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Rock Reads: A Seasonal Guide For The Rock & Roll Literate

Nothin’ To Lose – Ken Sharp, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons (2013)

If there is only one book you read about rock and roll this holiday season, then it has to be Nothin’ To Lose – The Making Of KISS 1972-1975. It is a monster and you will love it. …

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Reality Check: Why The Hell Is There a Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame In The First Place?

“Boys, I’m not gonna go on and on about this fucking spirit shit. I’ll talk about the blues and influences and how I dig you guys and bing-bam-boom, I’ll be out of there. It’s just fucking rock n’ roll, after all.”
– Keith Richards to the members of ZZ Top …

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Kiss @ Susquehenna Bank Center

CAMDEN, NJ—The Hottest Show on Earth landed in Camden, New Jersey, when iconic rockers KISS invaded the Susquehanna Bank Center. Rising high above the energized crowd during the opener “Modern Day Delilah,” they set the tone for a two-hour rock and roll party.

Frontman Paul Stanley owned the crowd, leading …

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KISS @ Wachovia Center

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Before I give my impressions of the concert, let me start with some background of this group to “set the stage.” I feel that this is pertinent for a band that started out as both a visual attraction and oddity and have went on to drastically change how they …

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