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Kiss’ Gene Simmons trashes reality talent shows, starts a new one

Kiss’ Gene Simmons trashes reality talent shows, starts a new one

Kiss’ Gene Simmons says these competitions are “really all a fantasy.” Leave it to a middle-edged man in makeup to fix that.

‘There is no future; it’s over': Gene Simmons declares rock dead — but not Kiss

‘There is no future; it’s over': Gene Simmons declares rock dead — but not Kiss

“Can you name me one superstar act these days?” he says. “You can’t.”

‘I’m sure I would have remembered': Eddie Van Halen denies asking to join Kiss in the 1980s

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.

‘There wouldn’t have been a band without me': Kiss’ Paul Stanley is now taking shots at Gene Simmons, too

‘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.”

‘We couldn’t be here today with them': Paul Stanley brushes aside larger Kiss reunion

‘We couldn’t be here today with them': Paul Stanley brushes aside larger Kiss reunion

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.

Gimme Five: Worst-ever Original Lineup Kiss Songs

Gimme Five: Worst-ever Original Lineup Kiss Songs

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.

‘Some college kid writes that stuff': Kiss’ Gene Simmons goes off on Wikipedia

‘Some college kid writes that stuff': Kiss’ Gene Simmons goes off on Wikipedia

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.

‘We liked them': You won’t believe this dead-on Rush imitation from Kiss’ Gene Simmons

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.

‘The process takes about two hours': Kiss’ Gene Simmons explains his traditional pre-show ritual

‘The process takes about two hours': Kiss’ Gene Simmons explains his traditional pre-show ritual

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

‘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.