Watch Paul Stanley Discuss Writing ‘Love Gun,’ Other KISS Songs in New Videos From His Home During Quarantine

Paul Stanley of KISS isn’t letting the stay-at-home ordinances put in place by the coronavirus pandemic keep him down — as he recently uploaded a few videos from his home as a means of keeping himself busy and entertaining KISS fans who might be looking to kill a few minutes with him. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-Qs8F_HcIC/ Noting that… Continue reading Watch Paul Stanley Discuss Writing ‘Love Gun,’ Other KISS Songs in New Videos From His Home During Quarantine

Members of the Rock Community React to the Sudden Passing of NBA Star Kobe Bryant

Sunday was met with the absolutely stunning and devastating news that Los Angeles Lakers superstar and longtime NBA player Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash in Southern California. https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1221570854754177026 The news hit social media around noon local time and it was tough to fathom it being anything other than a hoax. Bryant, just… Continue reading Members of the Rock Community React to the Sudden Passing of NBA Star Kobe Bryant

Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)

KISS Kruise IX (Photo by @WillByington)

Time for another inside look at the KISS Kruise, the annual seaside rock and roll festival thrown by the Hottest Band in the Land … October 30th 10AM Port of Miami Miami, Florida The Norwegian Pearl, a massive cruise ship, is docked at the port of Miami. As the harsh sun begins to bake the… Continue reading Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)

David Lee Roth to Join the Final Leg of KISS’ ‘End of the Road’ Tour

KISS has a lengthy farewell plan in the form of its End of the Road tour, carrying Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the Hottest Band in the Land around the globe into 2021, when the band will hang up its platform boots and flashy outfits for good, at least as a touring entity. They’ll do… Continue reading David Lee Roth to Join the Final Leg of KISS’ ‘End of the Road’ Tour

Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Gene Simmons of KISS in 1978

In August 1978, I interviewed Gene Simmons for what would become a January 1979 cover story in Guitar Player Magazine. Ace Frehley — whom I also interviewed — snagged the main cover story, while Gene and Paul Stanley were relegated to a diagonal yellow banner across the right bottom portion of the cover. Disclaimer: I… Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Gene Simmons of KISS in 1978

KISS Add Details to Final 75 Shows of ‘End of the Road’ Tour, Cancel Australian Dates Due to Paul Stanley’s Illness

Wednesday brought with it some tour news from KISS, pertaining to the legendary rock band‘s End of the World farewell tour. Recently, the band announced 75 additional dates to the existing tour schedule that will bring the marathon farewell tour/victory lap through Fall 2020. The new update added venues to those previously announced dates and… Continue reading KISS Add Details to Final 75 Shows of ‘End of the Road’ Tour, Cancel Australian Dates Due to Paul Stanley’s Illness

Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour

(Ace Frehley photograph courtesy Jay Gilbert) In the ‘60s while growing up in the Bronx, budding teenage guitarist Paul “Ace” Frehley, had his share of formidable six-string heroes, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townshend. Decades later, as a founding member of KISS, a result of his fiery and inventive playing,… Continue reading Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour

Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent is a superhero. Well, in a way. He is part of a great and rare fraternity called the Secret Society of Six-String Supermen or S.S.S.S.S [imagine the sound of a pick sliding down a guitar string]. It is the most exclusive organization in the world—in the history of the world—and there is only… Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS' Legacy and Paul McCartney's Influence

Outspoken and brash, arrogant and opinionated, profane and vulgar, supremely narcissistic and sexist, are among the colorful descriptions both the public and media foist at KISS’ founding member Gene Simmons. Acutely aware of how he is perceived, Simmons even named his last solo album Asshole. When meeting with the “God of Thunder,” one will notice… Continue reading Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS' Legacy and Paul McCartney's Influence

The Visual Art of 7 More Musicians – Part 3

Is it in their DNA? Possibly a “creative genius” gene that science has yet to discover? Or is it an otherwordly gift – one that is physically untraceable? Perhaps it’s just an excellent work ethic. How best do we explain these iconic songwriter/musicians who seem to have enough talent left over to create masterful work… Continue reading The Visual Art of 7 More Musicians – Part 3