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Below is our complete Kiss news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
During a lazy Sunday I found myself catching up on previously recorded episodes of Bored to Death when much to my delight I discovered a couple Metal Mania episodes on queue. Here’s what I found:
In Kiss’s video for “Rock and Roll all Nite,” I wonder what was so bad that the girl coming down the stairs needed her eyes blacked out like they do on the show Cops. Also, is there someplace we can put all of the eighties brick-sized cell phones for display? I would definitely go to the Pre-2K Cell Phone Hall of Fame (maybe located in Indiana?) to see the phone Gene Simmons has while sitting on his throne in this video as well as the one used by Zack Morris on Saved by the Bell. More...
Slash and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas released a video to their song Beautiful Dangerous. Here’s a recap from my initial viewing:
The song starts with Fergie, looking very slutty rolling around her bed, inside a trashed apartment. There are pill bottles everywhere and Slash is playing guitar on the television. She moves to the television, straddles it, and fucks the TV. After, Fergie decides to shower and change into “going out” clothes. Interesting note is that her going out clothes may be more slutty than the panty/rip shirt combo she was initially rolling around (and fucking the television) in. Time passes, Fergie is now out. She is in the audience while Slash performs on stage AND also at a strip club. The only way I believe this is possible is that Fergie is playing a Hooker superhero and her special power is looking slutty in two places at once. Side note: This is my new favorite superhero. Eventually she meets Slash in the strip-club and spikes his drink. Next scene Slash is tied up back at the trashed apartment and is being dry humped by Fergie. While simulating sex Fergie removes Slash’s hat (a definite no-no) and puts it on. Of course the guitarist is helpless so all he can do is allow Fergie to continue to hump him while wearing his hat. Then, logically, she pulls out a knife and cuts him across his chest. My overall impression is that despite being drugged and slashed this still has to be considered a pretty good day for Slash… More...
While Vince Neil’s (Motley Crue) accuser teams with her lawyer (Neil was accused of attacking a woman in an elevator), Vince is spending time at the grand opening of Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, posing for pictures with porn legend Ron Jeremy and Bunny Ranch head Dennis Hoff. This answers the age old question: Can enough Tequila make you forget all of your problems and make you feel invincible?... More...
A couple weeks ago someone (presumably with a great sense of humor) hacked into Axl Rose’s account and sent out a Tweet saying all the European shows were cancelled. Rose’s people quickly responded, noting that this was not true (despite this sounding EXACTLY like something Axl would do).
Lucky for us we were able to find a few other (alleged) Tweets sent out via (allegedly) hacked Twitter accounts. Enjoy… More...
Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) announced this week that if a judge on American Idol he would be honest. Speaking of honesty, Joe Perry spoke this week about the secret of Tyler becoming a judge, saying he was not happy with the situation and hurt Steven didn’t let the band know. So, if I understand correctly, it is okay to lie to your band mates regarding drug use, just not over reality television? Actually, I’m not even sure what side I’m on anymore, nor does it matter because we all know the true losers in this scenario are: Bret Michaels and Gene Simmons (he had to try and get this, right?) for losing out to Steven Tyler… More...
This week I give you my top albums from the eighties hair bands. Essentially a top twenty-five list, with a twist; imagine all of the albums from the eighties disappeared and you could no longer listen to this genre ever again, similar to 1992, but permanent. Unable to own the music, hear the music on the radio, or even listen to a song at a bar…what would you do to change this? Allow me to present the razor blade test. How many times will you cut yourself to bring a particular album back to your life? More...
Rock n' roll legends (and corpse-paint originators) Kiss are doing something unique for their current tour - they are letting the fans vote on which unsigned metal band gets to open each show.
Go to The contest homepage and pick the city you want to vote for, then check out all the bands in the competition and vote for the one you want to see live!
And of course, all things Kiss can be found at Kiss Online.
Last week Slash (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N Roses) was attacked on stage by a man attempting to tackle him from behind. The guitarist literally brushed off the offender and continued to play (on a broken guitar that would be replaced). In honor of this move this week we look at some of the heroic and/or bad ass (rating of 10) and not so heroic/or not so bad ass (rating of 1) moments from the world of videos. More...
Professionally filmed video footage of KISS' performance at the Rock Am Ring festival in Nurburg, Germany has surfaced, including "I Was Made For Lovin You" and "God Gave Rock N Roll To You." Check out the videos below
Activision has announced some of the details for their next installment in the popular Guitar Hero video game franchise, including several bands. The new game will be called Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock and will be much more story based than the previous games. Players will begin their careers at the legendary CBGBs venue and continue to the molten lava fields of rock treachery as eight Guitar Hero characters transform into rock warriors that must join together to use their unique, game-changing powers to help the Demi-God of Rock take down "The Beast" and save rock n’ roll.
"Guitar Hero has set the standard for music based gaming and with Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock’s all-new Quest Mode, robust and authentic set list, over-the-top challenges and rock-inspired new hardware, we are once again bringing the soul and energy of rock n’ roll to fans around the world,” said David Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Guitar Hero.
"The world is a boring place. Come with me, and enter a world populated of Demi-Gods and Beasts. Transform from an everyday person and become the savior of rock and roll,” said Gene Simmons of KISS. “It was an honor and privilege to narrate Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock, even more so, to voice the Demi God. From the God of Thunder to the Demi-God, how cool is that..." More...
Jon Bon Jovi has reportedly quit cigarettes due to the high cost of smoking. Other areas Jon is rumored to be more frugal are: wearing Dockers instead of designer jeans, cutting his hair shorter to save on inflating shampoo costs, and switch from Aqua-Net to Walgreens brand hairspray…
Spirit of The Wild, Ted Nugent’s television show that takes you into the life of hunting with Ted, will return in HD to the Outdoor Channel. It will be nice to have a clear picture during sweeps week when Nugent takes out an entire herd of buffalo, with one bullet… More...
Gene Simmons (Kiss) continues to push a “stage challenge” to both U2 and The Rolling Stones. I find it interesting this offer has yet to be extended to AC/DC. Is it just me, or when Kiss makes their version of a Superman movie (this will happen) we will learn that AC/DC is Gene’s Kryptonite? … More...
More members of the hard rock and heavy metal community have posted their messages online to pay tribute to the legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio, who sadly passed away yesterday morning as a result of stomach cancer. You can read some more of these messages below.
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx: "I still have this image of him standing on stage in front of 100,000 belting out 'Man On The Silver Mountain' and remember the shivers it sent up my spine. He's one of the kindest souls I have ever met and his talent was beyond inspirational to so many of us. Those of us that had the opportunity to know Ronnie can tell you what a wonderful and passionate man he was."
KISS: "We mourn the tragic passing of the great Ronnie James Dio. In addition to his powerhouse vocal ability, Ronnie was a true gentleman who always emanated great warmth and friendship to us and everyone around him. We will miss him." More...
Slash (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) was recently in Sydney, Australia to launch the new MTV Classic television network. Slash and his wife met up with the young pop princess Justin Bieber who was hoping to have dinner with the guitar legend. Instead of a dinner invite Bieber got more than he bargained when Slash invited him out to a strip club. No news on whether Justin accepted the invite, but the rule is that any time an inappropriate strip club invite is made, it must inspire a column so here we go… More...
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
KISS is set to have their forthcoming Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour released on USB stick and as MP3 download.
The KISS Sonic Boom Over Europe tour kicked off in the UK on May 1st at the Sheffield Arena. Fans who attend each of the concerts will be able to purchase the entire 2½ hour concert on USB stick at the merchandise stand directly after the concert. Alternatively, fans will also be able to pre-order the concert on USB stick or MP3 via the platform simfylive.com.
KISS fans will be able to purchase a 1 gigabyte USB stick, including Collector’s Box at the venue or online for 25 Euros / £20 Pounds Sterling. Fans who want to own more than one concert can order online the Collector’s Gold Edition 16 gigabyte USB stick.
Fans can purchase the Gold Edition at any time, even prior to the tour, and as soon as the concerts happen, they will be able to download the concerts of their choice on to the USB stick on the following subscription basis:
* 5 concerts €99 or £99
* 10 concerts: €169 or £169
* 30 concerts (the entire European tour dates) : €449 or £449
For those fans that cannot attend the concert or prefer to purchase the concerts as MP3 files instead of USB sticks, they can simply download each concert at €14.95 or £12.95.
For those fans that prefer to collector their KISS European concerts on CD, they will be able to order 2-CD editions of each concert from simfylive.com.
The USB stick and MP3 concert downloads are the brainchild of the Cologne-based live recording entertainment company Music Networks whose live recording concert USB stick roster includes Alice Cooper, Simply Red, Madness, Foreigner, Todd Rundgren and Simple Minds.
Here are KISS’ 2010 Sonic Boom Over Europe tour dates:
Sheffield Arena May 1
Newcastle Arena May 2
Liverpool Arena May4
Birmingham LG Arena May 5
Dublin 02 Arena May 7
Glasgow SECC May 9
Manchester MEN Arena May 10
London Wimble Arena May 12
London Wimble Arena May 13
Zurich Hallenstadion May 16
Geneva Arena May 17
Milan, Mediolanium Forum May 18
Vienna, Stadhalle May 20
Ostrava, Cez Arena May 21
Prague O2 Arena May 23
Leipzig Arena May 25
Berlin O2 World May 26
Budapest Sports Arena May 28
Bratislava Stadium May29
Hamburg Colorine Arena May 31
Oberhausen Koenig Arena June 1
Nurburgring Rock Am Ring June 3
Zeppelinfeld Rock Im Park June 5
Trondheim Lerkendal Open Site June 8
Tampere Sauna Rock June 10
Stockholm Stadium June 12
Malmo Stadium June 13
Oslo Valhall June 14
Aalborg, Denmark, Gigantium June 16
Arnhem, Holland, Gelredome June 18
Clisson, France – Hellfest June 20
Madrid Palacio De Los Deportes June 22
Barcelona Palau St. Jordi June24
Vitoria Azkena Rock Festival June 25
Belgium Graspop June 27
Thoughts while watching a video marathon and wondering whether Rob Halford decided to put tattoos on his skull before or after he shaved his head…
Production meeting prior to making the Dio video “Holy Diver”: Okay, so we need an abandoned church, an active steel mill, and a very large sword. Behind the Music: The Dio video props department…
In Guns N Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” Axl is getting off a bus with a very large suitcase. In Whitesnake’s “Is This Love” video Tawny Kitaen packs four pieces of lingerie into a large suitcase. Anyone interested to know the contents (or what for fictional purposes is supposed to be contained in their luggage)? I’m going to go with Hit Parader and Circus magazines for Axl and a pair of Bret Michaels (Poison) jeans for Kitaen. This mystery is right there with what is inside the briefcase from Pulp Fiction...While on the subject of “Jungle”, is Duff ever going to bring back the Bill Walton seventies style headband? I believe I speak for many when I say: I hope so… More...
Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his Cabo Wabo Cantina. All are invited and asked to reply to ensure a reservation. The comprehensive list includes: Michael Anthony and… More...
American hard rockers Taking Dawn has been confirmed as the main support band for the forthcoming KISS tour of the United Kingdom and Republic Of Ireland. Speaking on the tour, Taking Dawn frontman Chris Babbitt stated: "I still think my guys are fucking with me. Isn’t Ashton Kutcher supposed to punk only famous people? Not even in 100,000 years did I think we’d really be opening for KISS... especially after the third farewell tour! We’ve got our Love Gun locked and loaded, and can’t wait to strut the same stage as our heroes. This is such an honour it’s almost too overwhelming for words."
This past week Kiss announced a Kiss themed coffeehouse to be built in Melbourne, Australia. Given the graduation from action figures, iPod applications, and coffins this seems like a good time to propose other ventures for some of our other eighties rockers. More...