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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.

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.

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.

Fire Erupts At KISS Guitarist's New York Home

AP | Posted 12.15.2013 | Celebrity

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York house owned by former KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley has gone up in flames. The Journal News (ht...

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.

Nothin' To Lose - The Making of KISS - 1972 - 1975: The Story of How My Two High School Buddies, Starchild and Monster, Made It Big!

Binky Philips | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

"Nothin' To Lose" offers a richly detailed day-to-day accounting of all the myths in their legend, and the mundanity of a band's early life, as they really happened...

KISS Member Fails To Pay Mortgage For 2 Years, May Lose Home

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.26.2013 | Celebrity

Former KISS guitarist Paul "Ace" Frehley might not be able to rock and roll all night because his home is reportedly in foreclosure. The Journal N...

More of My Damn Opinions About Guitarists and Guitars

Binky Philips | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Electric guitars are, visually, far and away the most arresting and varied instruments in the world. The electric guitar is the most ubiquitous instrument on the planet. Whether you're in deepest Serbia, Thailand, Peru, Greenland, if there is popular contemporary music being played, homegrown even, you will hear an electric guitar.

Christmas Meets Politics: Chatting With Twisted Sister's Jay Jay French and The Mavericks' Raul Malo

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Nicki Gostin

KISS Rocker: Gene Simmons Gave Me Crabs!

HuffingtonPost.com | Nicki Gostin | Posted 01.01.2012 | Celebrity

Ace Frehley -- also known as the "Spaceman" from the band KISS -- has penned a tell-all memoir aptly titled "No Regrets." An interesting read chronicl...

HuffPost Reviews: AC/DC and Jane Roman Pitt, Plus A Conversation with Grammy Nominee Chip Taylor and an Elvis Costello Audio Stream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So, you think you know all things AC/DC? Really. Well, take a hit of the essays, historical photos, memorabilia, and general overkill contained between the over 225 pages of High Voltage Rock 'N' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History.

On the Culture Front: A Life in the Theatre, Revisiting the New Yorker Festival, and Redemption Song

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The discussions at the New Yorker Festival have become kind of legendary with events often selling out just minutes after they go on sale.

I Go to KISS's Third Rehearsal

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

While we sat around in the gloom, I complimented them on the tunes and arrangements. But, by now, all three of them were just fuming about how late this been-in-the-band-three-weeks new guy was.

Music's Biggest Quitters: 20 Who Quit

Spinner | Spinner Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

They say winners never quit, but in the music biz there's something to be said for going out at the top of your game. Whether they left for greener p...

HuffPost Exclusives: R.E.M. and Cory Chisel, Plus Bruce Hornsby Interview, Big Star Box, Paolo Nutini Live, This Week's New Albums, and more...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

R.E.M. will be releasing Live At The Olympia, a 39-song, two CD set containing "working rehearsals" from 2007. I was lent a track that captures the band's energy and insightful views.

Compact Reviews of This Week's Compact Discs, for Those Who Still Care: #3

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Reviewed: Big Star, Ace Frehley, Gordan Gano, Bruce Hornsby, Jay-Z, Mark Knopfler, Living Colour, The Phantom Movers and Muse.