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

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.18.2014 | 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.

Gene Simmons Throws Shade At Kurt Cobain And Amy Winehouse

Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment

Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse are often hailed as music legends whose lives were taken from us far too soon. Gene Simmons begs to differ. The Kiss...

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...

Bob Calhoun Dishes the Dirt on Comicon, Star Trek, Mitt Romney, Westboro Baptists & Bigfoot

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
David Henry Sterry

Bob Calhoun's got a new book out called Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor, and we thought we would pick his brain about the crazy world of fan boys and girls, expos, trade show and conventions.

LOOK: The Most Awkward Celebrity Kisses...Ever

Posted 07.06.2013 | Weddings

Married celebrities often find themselves in front of tons of photographers at premieres, parties, and on the red carpet. And thanks to bright lights,...

So About Michael Jackson's Surgeries ...

Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment

The enigma of rock 'n' roll comes with its own brand of myths and legends that permeate through culture and become fixtures in certain artists' lore. ...

LOOK: One Teacher's Awesome KISS Costume

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.28.2013 | Teen

UPDATE: May 28 -- Contradicting earlier reports on Reddit that "Dress Like A Rock Star Day" did not take place, Kathy Anthony, a community relations ...

The Oddest Celebrity Endorsements Of Obama And Romney

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 09.24.2012 | Celebrity

Celebrity endorsements are usually highly coveted by presidential candidates. While some of the more well-known celebs tend to lean towards the Democr...

'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' Gets The Boot

Posted 08.16.2012 | TV

Sorry, Kiss fans. Gene Simmons is moving on! A&E announced it would be pulling "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" off its schedule after 7 seasons on the...

A Contrast in Kindness

Anne Goddard | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Anne Goddard

The painted rock 'n' roll character is not the Gene Simmons we know at ChildFund. Our Gene Simmons is the generous and decidedly low-key sponsor who for years has served as a lifeline to more than two dozen children in Zambia.

LOOK: Fire, Blood And A Metal Show

Posted 07.30.2012 | Miami

Rock legends KISS and Mötley Crüe hit the stage Friday night at West Palm Beach's Cruzan Amphitheatre in an amalgamation of smoke, blood, and -- of ...

Why Can't I Have Sex with Mick Jagger?

Pat Gallagher | Posted 09.14.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Mick Jagger has reportedly slept with 4,000 women. Gene Simmons claims he has bedded 4,800 women. I don't want to hurt their feelings, but I'd rather have sex with Pinocchio.

Can Gene Simmons Stay Faithful To His Wife On Tour?

Posted 07.10.2012 | TV

On "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" (Mon. 9 p.m. ET on A&E) rocker Gene was gearing up for a KISS tour, and that made his wife Shannon nervous. Despite...

Will A Trip To Africa Take Shannon's Mind Off Adoption?

Posted 06.26.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" (Mon. 9 p.m. ET on A&E) Gene Simmons thought a trip to Africa would take wife Shannon's mind off...

'Gene Simmons Family Jewels': Nick Sabotages Adoption Process

Posted 08.11.2012 | TV

More challenges arose in Shannon's ongoing attempt to adopt a child on the latest "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" (Mon. 9 p.m. ET on A&E). Each of the fa...