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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

Gene Simmons on Claims He Can’t Trademark the Rock n’ Roll Devil Horns: “Actually, Bitch, I Can”

KISS frontman and possible bovine absentee father Gene Simmons was widely ridiculed for a recent attempt to trademark the heavy metal devil horn hands. (Really, Simmons' version…
Andy Cush / August 18, 2017

Texas Tourism Company to Gene Simmons: Did You Bone This Cow’s Mom?

Genie the cow was born this past Friday, July 28, on a farm in Kerrville, Texas. Genie gets her name from an uncanny resemblance to…
Andy Cush / August 1, 2017

Gene Simmons Is No Longer Trying to Trademark “I Love You” in Sign Language

Last week, we learned that Gene Simmons of Kiss was trying to trademark his particular spin on the heavy metal "devil horns" gesture--a thumb-out variation that…
Andy Cush / June 22, 2017

Gene Simmons Is Trying to Trademark the ASL Sign for “I Love You”

Gene Simmons, KISS frontman and master capitalist, has filed a trademark application for a hand gesture that looks an awful lot like the heavy metal…
Andy Cush / June 14, 2017

Watch Gene Simmons’ Tearful Speech at Chuck Berry’s Memorial Service

Gene Simmons of KISS gave an impromptu eulogy at Chuck Berry's open-casket memorial service in St. Louis yesterday. In a seven-minute speech interrupted by moments of Simmons becoming…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 10, 2017
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