Gene Simmons reignited an old debate yesterday when he told Rolling Stone that he’d once talked Eddie Van Halen out of joining Kiss in the early 1980s. Thing is, Van Halen himself says that never happened.
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‘There wouldn’t have been a band without me’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley is now taking shots at Gene Simmons, too
Paul Stanley isn’t reserving his broadsides for former Kiss bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss these days, leveling new charges that stalwart partner Gene Simmons deserted the group in the 1980s for “questionable side projects.”
Kiss appears set for some sort of appearance featuring its original lineup as part of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. But Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons aren’t considering any larger-scale reunion.
Their recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction has a lot of fans romanticizing Kiss’ original lineup. It wasn’t all “Deuce” and “God of Thunder,” however.
Don’t get Kiss’ Gene Simmons started on Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced online reference site. Wait, on second thought: Do. Do get him started. The results are hilarious.
When Rush opened for Kiss in 1974-75, one of them was the biggest band in the world and the other had Geddy Lee on vocals.
No matter how big Kiss has gotten, no many how many years have gone by, one pre-show ritual remains: The putting on of the makeup.
‘You’ve got to know where to draw the line’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley on his lengthy partnership with Gene Simmons
Kiss has certainly had its share of drama, most of it centered on the band dynamic with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. But one thing has remained for decades: The musical relationship between Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.
‘You will have landed on Planet Kiss’: Gene Simmons talks new recordings, and a huge anniversary tour
Gene Simmons is already writing new stuff, just a year after 2012′s Monster, Kiss’ 20th studio effort. The band had previously gone three years between albums, dating back to 2009′s Sonic Boom.
Guitarist Bruce Kulick, who was the rare member of Kiss to never wear make up, says he understands the impetus behind the move by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.