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The Controversial Theory About The Famous KISS Logo

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 07.08.2016 | Entertainment

In May, I wrote a story about the crooked lines in arguably the most recognizable logo in music: the all-caps “KISS.” The story focused on a typog...

Here's Something That Will Make You Happy If You're A KISS Fan

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment

Ever since Ace Frehley's last performance with KISS 15 years ago, stories of bad blood between the band and the founding lead guitarist have traveled ...

T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Women Of Influence, Chats With Jon Anderson & Roine Stolt

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.25.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION HONORS WOMEN OF INFLUENCE The T.J. Martell Foundation honored six successful women in their fields on Tuesday, June 21, at Lo...

Why is Gene Simmons Dissing Prince?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.11.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Interviewed in Newsweek about the deaths of David Bowie and Prince, Gene Simmons of Kiss called Bowie's death "tragic." But when it came to Prince, he had a very different assessment.

Gene Simmons Apologizes For Calling Prince 'Pathetic' For 'Choosing' Death

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 05.11.2016 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Simmons has since apologized for his remarks about Prince in the Newsweek interview. The musician released a lengthy statement on Twitter Tues...

Stone Temple Pilots and Their Search for a New Lead Singer

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.02.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

It's the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to be the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots, the legendary, award-winning rock band, responsible f...

Twisted Sister, Sam Kinison and Comedy Dynamics: Chats with Dee Snider and Brian Volk-Weiss, Plus a Plethora of Premieres

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.19.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Seeing any kind of doc on the band just shows how I went from being this sort of innocent rube -- 'This is great! I'm in a rock band and we're going to be famous!' -- then cut to nearly a decade later, going, 'What the f**k? Who do you gotta blow to get a f**king record deal?'"

Trump These Thoughts

Rob Taub | Posted 08.28.2015 | Comedy
Rob Taub

I am the best. This is true because I said so. Even the sentences I write are the best except perhaps for the last one, which a teacher told me ended in a preposition, yet if I construct a sentence then whatever words I use are the best, because I said so.

Gene Simmons' Wife 'Horrified' Home Was Used For 'Heinous Crime'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.22.2015 | Entertainment

Gene Simmons' wife tweeted her horror after the Los Angeles Police Department executed a search warrant at their home in Benedict Canyon Thursday. Th...

Gene Simmons' Mom, the Holocaust, and Me

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

In my writing career I have often written Holocaust survivor stories for newspapers and magazines, and I believe in the importance of sharing as many eyewitness accounts as possible. No two stories are the same, and it always amazes me how people clung to their will to live despite atrocities that the world had never seen before.

Business, Bibles, and Gene Simmons

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Hayzlett

Gene Simmons is a legend. There's no better way to put it. And in a recent interview on All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett, I had the opportunity to sit down with the legend himself to learn more about his business.

Paul Stanley Describes His 'Insulting' First Meeting Gene Simmons

OWN | Posted 10.24.2014 | OWN

KISS singer and rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley and bassist Gene Simmons are both known for being outspoken and having big personalities, so when the ba...

'Engelbert Calling' On a New Album With a Bunch of Friends

Ellen Sterling | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Just because what we hear a lot of today is not what one would think of as his type of music, does not by any means that Humperdinck has retired. Quite the contrary. He has a busy tour schedule, beginning on the east coast this month.

Thank You, Henry Rollins, For Your Offensive Comments About Depression and Suicide

Arlene Malinowski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Arlene Malinowski, Ph.D.

The concept that mental illness is a disease which twists reality and affects the way one thinks, perceives and remembers is one that is not often discussed. Blame towards the victim and a lack of understanding is what keeps so many alone with their secrets.

Rocker Recap: Conversations With Ted Nugent, KISS' Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.17.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

My feeling about interviews with artists and bands is that these are people who you are inviting into your virtual house and they should be shown respect based on their being your guests. I believe it doesn't mean you have to agree with what they say or even endorse it, but it does mean civility should be the course.

Gene Simmons Tells People With Depression: 'Kill Yourself'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment

Mere days after telling immigrants to "learn goddamn English" during a HuffPost Live appearance, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is in headlines yet again f...

The Black Lips Confront Gene Simmons On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

With their faces painted black and white, much like KISS, members of indie rock band The Black Lips ambushed KISS frontman Gene Simmons on Monday's ed...

Gene Simmons: Terry Gross Is 'Arrogant And Insulting'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

KISS frontman Gene Simmons is no stranger to outlandish statements. He is a showman, something he made apparent Monday on HuffPost Live, when Simmons ...

Gene Simmons To Immigrants: 'Learn Goddamn English'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Gene Simmons, nee Chaim Witz, immigrated to the United States with his mother when he was eight years old. In the 56 years since, Simmons has carved o...

KISS Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Video)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum | Posted 07.26.2014 | Entertainment
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Few bands short of the Beatles inspired more kids to play the guitar and drums than KISS.

Head To Sweden With Amy Poehler And Her Brother

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.11.2014 | TV

You can never have too much Amy Poehler, so why not throw her brother into the mix? The "Parks and Recreation" star's brother, Greg Poehler, fronts...

KISS Blew It!

Binky Philips | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Hey, kids, how 'bout let's start with a caveat! I have been friends with Paul Stanley since 1969, when I first met Stan Eisen in high school. I've kn...

An Important Lesson From KISS About Rock n' Roll, Divorce and Remarriage

Mark A. Barondess | Posted 05.16.2014 | Divorce
Mark A. Barondess

You might be surprised to learn that the decision of KISS not to perform at their induction into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame this year actually gives us an important lesson about Rock n' Roll, divorce and remarriage. Allow me to explain.

Conversations With Gary Numan, Katey Sagal and Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Plus a Shelby Lynne Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I don't feel that electronic music is "my thing." I know it's what I've done all my life, but I still feel slightly removed from it somehow. But I think it's good for music in general.'

Excerpt: 'Nothin' To Lose -- The Making of KISS'... I Attend KISS' Third Rehearsal

Binky Philips | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

About six weeks ago, !T Books released Nothin' To Lose -- The Making of KISS, a superb oral history of the band's earliest years, written with love and respect by Ken Sharp.