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KISS Temporarily Cancel Meet-and-Greets Due to Coronavirus

KISS have always been one of the most accessible bands (for a price, of course) when it comes to meeting their fans. However, the coronavirus…
SPIN Staff / March 9, 2020

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Bob Kulick, KISS and Lou Reed Guitarist, Dies at 70

Bob Kulick, the guitarist who performed live and in the studio with KISS, W.A.S.P., Meat Loaf, Michael Bolton, Diana Ross and Lou Reed, has died…
Daniel Kohn / May 29, 2020

Chris Jericho Forms ’80s KISS Cover Band Kuarantine

Chris Jericho was sitting at home in quarantine on April 11th like everyone else. He couldn't wrestle (he's one of AEW's biggest attractions), and his…
Daniel Kohn / May 14, 2020

Coronavirus: Here’s Every Musician Who Has Canceled Tour Dates So Far [UPDATING]

The coronavirus scare is starting to impact everyday life, and that now includes the music industry. Since the outbreak, a number of artists have canceled…
SPIN Staff / March 5, 2020

KISS Honors Kobe Bryant at Staples Center Show

Last night, KISS brought their End of the Road to their adopted home of Los Angeles. Tearing through their catalog of hits shouldn't have been…
Daniel Kohn / March 5, 2020

MTV Unplugged Turns 30: Here Are the 30 Best Performances

Long ago, in the days before there were multiple MTVs glutted with reality shows about sexually active teens, network producers came up with a concept…
Chris Harris / November 26, 2019

The 40 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

This article originally appeared in the September 2002 issue of SPIN. From Black Sabbath to Korn, here is the definitive list of records…
SPIN Staff / October 30, 2019

Poison: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1988 issue of SPIN. Think of Disneyland on acid. No, make it a fistful of Dexatrim and…
Dan Hedges / October 5, 2019

Ace Frehley Calls Gene Simmons an “Asshole and a Sex Addict” in New Facebook Post

Founding Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley went after former bandmate Gene Simmons in a scathing Facebook post he shared on Tuesday. Beneath a photo of Frehley pointing at the camera…
Israel Daramola / January 30, 2019

Watch Kiss Perform With Ace Frehley for the First Time in 17 Years

Apparently, KISS host an annual "KISS Kruise." 2018 marks eight years at sea, and maybe their last, given the band’s forthcoming farewell tour. They celebrated by…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / November 1, 2018

Gene Simmons Settles Sexual Battery Suit Filed by Radio Broadcaster

Gene Simmons has settled a sexual battery lawsuit with a woman who accused the Kiss bassist of sexual assault, according to court documents obtained by…
Maggie Serota / July 9, 2018

Watch Foo Fighters and Rivers Cuomo Cover Kiss’s “Detroit Rock City”

Weezer and Foo Fighters have just finished an Australian tour together, and to celebrate the moment, they joined forces on stage in Melbourne to perform…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 1, 2018

Gene Simmons Sued for Sexual Battery in New Lawsuit

Gene Simmons has been sued for alleged sexual battery. The Kiss bassist is being sued by an unnamed radio and television broadcaster who on Friday,…
Rob Arcand / December 17, 2017

Report: Gene Simmons Banned From Fox News for Lewd Behavior, Bopping People on the Head

Within the last year, at least, it seems like Gene Simmons has mostly been preoccupied with trying to trademark things. At first, he just seemed…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 17, 2017

KISS Stop Concert to Lead the Crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance

Last night, KISS took the stage at the Gretna Heritage Festival in Gretna, Louisiana. Before going into an encore following their set, the band asked…
Rob Arcand / October 1, 2017
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