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The 100 Greatest Rock Stars Since That Was A Thing

Three of the 100 are in this picture! The Rolling Stones, in 1964, from left to right: Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts…
Bob Guccione Jr / July 6, 2021

It’s Alive!: Our 1996 Kiss Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the August 1996 issue of SPIN. With Biography: KISStory airing tonight, we're republishing the story here. Whoo-hoo, it’s a…
RJ Smith / June 27, 2021

Paul Stanley Pledges to ‘KISS 2020 Goodbye’ With Explosive Sendoff

If music does indeed possess the healing powers so often ascribed to it, who better than four "masked" musical super-heroes to kick the dumpster fire…
Katherine Turman / December 28, 2020

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

Gene Simmons Sued for Sexual Battery by Employee at His Restaurant [Updated]

Gene Simmons has been sued for sexual battery and related charges, Pitchfork reports and Spin confirms. The accuser, identified as Jane Doe, claims the KISS bassist groped her…
Tosten Burks / December 6, 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

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

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

Ronnie James Dio’s Widow Calls Gene Simmons’ Devil Horns Trademark Attempt “Disgusting”

Yesterday, news broke that KISS frontman Gene Simmons had filed an application to trademark a hand symbol that looked a lot like the heavy metal horns…
Taylor Berman / June 16, 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

Gene Simmons’s Wife Says KISS “Politely Declined” an Invitation to Play Trump’s Inauguration

The best paparazzi know how to get a response out of their subject, and last night, while tailing Gene Simmons and his family after dinner…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 22, 2016
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