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Gene Simmons To Linkin Park Frontman: “I Would Make Love To You”

“He grabs me by the shoulders, and he says, ‘You are a powerful and talented young man.’ He’s staring at me in my eyes and says, ‘If we were in prison, I would make love to you.’” — Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington describing his first meeting with Gene Simmons

12/12/2012

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Gene Simmons Calls Obama ‘A Piss-Poor President’

Simmons, who voted for Obama in 2008, now calls him “a piss-poor president” but “a wonderful family man.”

10/17/2012

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Live On Letterman 50th Episode With KISS

New York City’s Ed Sullivan Theater may not have rock and rolled all night on Wednesday (October 10) for the 50th episode of Live On Letterman. But for nearly an hour (more, if you count the soundcheck), KISS shook the legendary theater with hard rock anthem after anthem… and probably had the fire marshall paying close attention to every bit of pyro onstage.

10/11/2012

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Gene Simmons’ Daughter Sophie Auditions For “The X Factor”

efore heading in for her audition, Tweed-Simmons said, “I really just want to step out of being the daughter of Gene Simmons from KISS. I want to be my own person and hopefully this is the way to just show the world who I am.”

09/27/2012

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Rock In Politics: Obama 6, Romney 1

We take a close look at which rock artists are siding with President Obama, and who’s pulling for Mitt Romney. If it were up to bands, Obama would win in a landslide. Take a peek and see which way your favorites lean politically.

08/31/2012

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A&E Cancels ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’

Few were surprised when Gene Simmons, brazen KISS leader and shameless marketer, turned his family into subjects of a reality show in 2006. Now, however, it’s time for the cameras to go.

08/20/2012

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JACK’s Inside Track: KISS

Picture a 7-year old me standing atop my parents’ bar armed with my trusty Mickey Mouse plastic guitar…

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Coming Soon To A Store Near You: KISS & “Family Guy” Merch

On TV’s animated juggernaut Family Guy, there’s a running story line that Lois Griffin dated KISS bassist/certified ladies’ man Gene Simmons before marrying the show’s KISS-loving protagonist, Peter. With the band appearing in animated form […]

06/15/2012

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Donna Summer: “Snubbed” By The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Following Donna Summer’s death last week, tributes from musicians and celebrities poured in from all corners of pop culture, expressing admiration for the singer’s catalog of music. But was she snubbed by the Rock and […]

05/21/2012

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Tommy Lee Distances Self From Gene Simmons’ Comments, Fan Of Rihanna

During a press conference announcing a KISS/Mötley Crüe co-headlining tour earlier this week, , Gene Simmons described the upcoming tour as “real music” and had a few choice words for those that use electronics and […]

03/23/2012

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