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Paul Stanley Opens Up About His Voice Troubles

November 11th, 2011 2:02pm EST
Paul Stanley
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley has put his recent voice troubles down to singing "through sheer willpower" to "cram in" as many shows as possible.

The singer underwent surgery on his vocal cords last month for a recurrent problem with his throat which left his voice "cracking".

The 59-year-old rocker admits 40 years of performing with Kiss left him struggling to sing, and he worked his voice too hard as the band attempted to fit in as many concerts as possible.

He tells the Hollywood Reporter, "(I was singing) through sheer willpower... (to) cram in as many shows as possible to maximize p...
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Ace Frehley Believes Fame Turned Gene Simmons Into A 'Sex Addict'

October 31st, 2011 9:09am EDT
Ace Frehley
Rock wildman Gene Simmons struggled to bed women before finding fame but the glare of the spotlight turned him into a "sex addict", according to his Kiss band mate Ace Frehley.

Simmons, who wed his long-term lover Shannon Tweed in October, only slept with women "once or twice a year" in the early days of the band, Frehley claims in a new book.

However, after shooting to stardom, he bedded hundreds of groupies to make up for lost time.

According to New York Post gossip column Page Six, Frehley is quoted in new tell-all tome No Regrets as saying, "I believe Gene is a sex addict, in much ...
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KISS Singer Paul Stanley Recovering From Vocal Surgery

October 27th, 2011 9:16pm EDT
Paul Stanley
KISS rocker Paul Stanley is recovering after undergoing vocal surgery on Tuesday.

The singer has been touring with the band for nearly four decades and after putting so much stress on his body, the 59 year old opted to have medical treatment to prevent further complication.

Doctors expect the star to make a "swift and complete" recovery.

Releasing a statement to CNN on Wednesday, Stanley said, "I hold myself to a higher standard than others do. With that in mind, I wanted to remedy a few minor issues that come with 40 years of preaching rock 'n' roll."
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Chris Brown Banned From Entering Britain, Pulls Out Of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

October 7th, 2011 2:12pm EDT
Chris Brown
Chris Brown has been forced to pull out of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute show in the U.K. after he was denied a work visa because of his criminal record.

The Kiss Kiss hit-maker was set to honor the late King of Pop with a performance at the star-studded Michael Forever concert in Wales, but he's now axed his plans after being barred from entering the U.K. due to his 2009 assault conviction for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

The show has been plagued with problems in recent weeks - the Black Eyed Peas dropped out of the tribute on Thursday due to "unavoidable circumstances"...
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Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed Finally Wed

October 2nd, 2011 10:58am EDT
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed
KISS star Gene Simmons has married his longtime partner Shannon Tweed in a romantic ceremony in California.

The couple, who have been together for 28 years and have two grown-up children, exchanged vows they had written themselves during an outdoor ceremony at the Beverly Hills hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday in front of 400 guests, including Playboy boss Hugh Hefner.

Simmons' KISS bandmate Paul Stanley was among the wedding party and the couple's daughter Sophie acted as maid of honor, according to People.com.

The publication reports Sophie, 19, also sang "At Last" by Etta James as the...
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Gene Simmons: 'It Is Time For Me To Grow Up'

September 29th, 2011 11:47am EDT
Gene Simmons
Ageing rocker Gene Simmons proposed to his long-term partner Shannon Tweed over the summer after deciding it was time for him to "grow up".

The 62-year-old Kiss star has lived with the model since 1985, and after 26 years of dating they will exchange vows in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Simmons has opened up about his relationship with Tweed in a new interview with ET Online and the singer admits she is the only woman he has ever declared his love for.

He says, "It is time for me to grow up. I'm 62. I've been doing a lot of wacky stuff for an awfully long time... and there's nobody I've e...
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KISS Are Comic Book Stars

September 19th, 2011 10:42pm EDT
KISS
Gene Simmons and his KISS bandmates have been forever immortalized as comic book stars.

The rock group recently partnered with Archie Comics to launch a new four-part series, called "Archie Meets Kiss," which is set to hit stores this November.

The new collection is said to follow KISS on an adventure as the band helps the Archie regulars protect their town from an invasion of monsters.

And although the band is often characterised by its lewd, X-rated behavior, Simmons feels confident the illustrations of his trademark look won't be offensive to the publication's young fan base.

He tell...
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Gene Simmons & Ace Frehley Dine Out - No KISS Reunion Planned Though

September 13th, 2011 10:37pm EDT
ene Simmons
Rockers Gene Simmons has moved swiftly to end rumors of a full KISS reunion after he and guitarist Ace Frehley were spotted at lunch together on Monday.

The one-time feuding bandmates appeared to be on good terms as they dined in Los Angeles, but Simmons took to Twitter.com and urged fans not to read too much into the get together.

He writes, "Ace and I had nice, friendly lunch together today. It was wonderful to see him. He looked healthy and happy.

"Nothing else was talked about. No rumors, please. Ace and I are both happy with our lives and are not changing anything."

Frehley played ...
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Black Sabbath, Motley Crue & Kiss On Board For Ozzy Tribute Album

September 12th, 2011 10:15pm EDT
Ozzy Osbourne
Members of Ozzy Osbourne's former group Black Sabbath, Motley Crue and KISS are among the acts involved in a new album tribute to the Prince of Darkness.

"No More Tears: A Millennium Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne" will also feature covers by Slaughter, Night Ranger, Alice Cooper, The Cult, Warrant and Spinal Tap.

Reports suggest Ozzy himself will rework one of his classic tracks for his own tribute.
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Jeff Beck To Be Crowned Classic Rock's Living Legend

September 12th, 2011 2:25pm EDT
Jeff Beck
Guitar great Jeff Beck is set to be honored as a living legend by editors at Classic Rock magazine.

The music icon, a former member of British super-group the Yardbirds, will follow in the footsteps of previous winners Iggy Pop and Rush when the Classic Rock Roll of Honor ceremony takes place in London later this year.

A flattered Beck tells BBC News he feels "very honored," adding, "I'm really a backroom boy, not a mainstream rock act. It means someone is out there looking at what I'm doing, which is really nice."

Beck will also be hoping to take home another award - he's been nomina...
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Gene Simmons Sets Wedding Date

September 2nd, 2011 9:01am EDT
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons has wasted no time in setting his wedding date to long-term partner Shannon Tweed following his proposal in July - they will exchange vows next month.

The Kiss frontman has lived with the model since 1985 and they are parents to 22-year-old son Nicholas and 18-year-old daughter Sophie. Simmons' proposal was played out on reality TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and now the pair has just weeks to plan its nuptials after announcing the wedding will take place in Los Angeles on October 1st.

Their wedding invite states, "Sophie Alexandra Tweed-Simmons and Nicholas Ada...
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KISS Dropped From Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Line-Up

August 16th, 2011 2:20pm EDT
KISS
Heavy rockers KISS have been axed from the Michael Jackson tribute concert line-up over controversial comments made by bassist Gene Simmons last year.

The band was invited to join acts such as Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson and Leona Lewis as part of the Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert in Cardiff, Wales on October 8th.

However, KISS' addition to the concert bill sparked outrage among fans of the pop superstar after Simmons revealed he still had issues with Jackson's past pedophile accusations in a 2010 interview with Classic Rock Magazine.

He told the publicatio...
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KISS Come Under Fire For Joining Michael Jackson Tribute

August 15th, 2011 10:07pm EDT
KISS
Rockers KISS have signed up to perform at a tribute concert for Michael Jackson - a year after bassist Gene Simmons publicly suggested the King of Pop was a paedophile in a magazine interview.

Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert is due to take place on October 8 in Cardiff, Wales, with KISS joining Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Leona Lewis and Smokey Robinson among the acts on the bill.

But Monday's announcement has stirred controversy because Simmons was openly critical of Jackson when he spoke to Classic Rock Magazine last year.

During the interview, the bassist said, "No matter w...
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Paul Stanley Welcomes Newborn Daughter

August 10th, 2011 2:29pm EDT
Paul Stanley
Kiss rocker Paul Stanley has become a father for the fourth time, at the age of 59.

The singer's attorney wife Erin gave birth to a baby daughter at a hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The couple has named the child Emily Grace.

Stanley tells People.com, "Erin and I are once again blessed with the addition of Emily Grace to our family. I'm not sure she can sing but her first screams let me know she's definitely daddy's girl."

Stanley wed Erin in 2005 and they have two other children together - Colin Michael, four, and Sarah Brianna, two. Stanley is also dad to 17-year-old Evan Shane...
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Gene Simmons Proposes To Longterm Girlfriend Shannon Tweed

July 26th, 2011 9:30am EDT
Gene Simmons Family Jewels
Rocker Gene Simmons has proposed to his girlfriend of 28 years, Shannon Tweed.

The KISS frontman and the model are parents to 22-year-old son Nicholas and 18-year-old daughter Sophie, and have lived together since 1985.

They are currently starring in reality TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewels, on which their strained relationship has come under the spotlight - last month the couple fell out during the filming of the show after Simmons poked fun at his infamous womanizing ways.

But, now the star has pledged his love to the former Playboy model, getting on his knees to propose on the se...
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Gene Simmons Working On Repairing His Relationship With Shannon Tweed

June 28th, 2011 4:21pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons has confessed his longtime relationship with model Shannon Tweed is in tatters as he attempts to mend years of infidelity

The couple fell out during the filming of the latest season of reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels after the KISS rocker poked fun at his infamous womanizing ways, and joint TV interviews to promote the series have been frosty at best, with Tweed walking out on one when her boyfriend joked about his busy penis.

The rocker has agreed to seek counseling help to save the relationship and now he admits he has a lot of work to do.

He tells Parade...
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Gene Simmons: 'For The Record I Love Shannon Tweed'

June 21st, 2011 2:38pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons has promised to "work things out" with longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed after confessing things are not "terrific" between the couple.

Model Tweed stormed off the set of a TV interview with Simmons last week when the KISS rocker joked about his fabled philandering ways.

The couple bickered throughout a brief appearance together on The Joy Behar Show, with Tweed calling her partner "a pig" after he joked about his womanizing, before walking off the live segment, announcing, "It's over. It's so rude of you to joke about it."

Simmons has now addressed the break-up rum...
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Paul Stanley Was Deaf In One Ear

April 16th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Paul Stanley
Kiss star Paul Stanley has revealed he was born deaf in one ear.

The rocker appeared on syndicated medical show "The Doctors" on Thursday and urged teenage music fans to wear ear-plugs when attending concerts and turn down the volume when using earphones - and then explained why he is so passionate about aural health.

The Crazy Crazy Nights hitmaker explained he was born without an ear canal in his right ear - and for much of his life he couldn't hear anything on his right side at all.

He revealed, "There's no ear canal, so there's no way for the sound to go into the ear. I now have a bo...
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Gene Simmons Partners With Online Translating Service

April 5th, 2011 11:07pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons is teaming up with an online language translation service to help celebrities connect with fans worldwide.

The Ortsbo website, which launched nine months ago, is a real-time virtual translator designed for social media platforms such as Facebook.com, instant messenger, and mobile applications.

The KISS frontman, who will serve as the company's spokesman, signed onto the project because, as an Israeli immigrant, he believes in the initiative's mission.

He explains to Variety, "Ortsbo takes a sledgehammer to the Tower of Babel that is modern communication. It connects h...
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Gene Simmons Plans Return To Israel After More Than 50 Years

March 9th, 2011 10:06pm EST
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons is heading back to Israel for the first time in more than 50 years to explore his Jewish roots.

The KISS star, born Chaim Witz, emigrated to America with his mother Flora, a Holocaust survivor, at the age of eight after his parents divorced, and he has never returned.

But the 61 year old is now planning a trip with his girlfriend, former Playboy model Shannon Tweed, as part of his reality TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewels, according to the New York Post.

The bass player will visit the hospital where he was born, in Haifa, and he hopes to be reunited with long-lost re...
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Kiss Postpone Their Japanese Tour

March 7th, 2011 8:17am EST
Kiss
Veteran rockers Kiss have postponed an upcoming tour of Japan.

The band was due to jet to the Far East next month for a number of shows, but the concerts have now been scrapped and the trip has been pushed back.

The musicians have not given a reason for the postponement, but a message posted on the band's website reveals the dates will be re-booked soon with added shows.

The post reads, "Kiss has postponed their (sic) Japanese tour to include more concert dates this fall. Tickets will not go on sale on March 12th as previously announced. Once the new tour dates are confirmed, concert ...
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Celebrity Impersonators Flock to Las Vegas for the Reel Awards - Do They Pull off Their Stars Though?

February 27th, 2011 5:45pm EST
Impersonators
This is why What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas: the "stars" - Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Pattinson and a myriad of others - were out Thursday night at the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas for the 20th Annual Reel Awards - given to the best celebrity impersonators from around the world.

Yes, around the world.

The event is a spoof/tribute to the Academy Awards and is presented as such; with categories that mirror the Oscars, like Best Actor, Best Actress and a Lifetime Achievement Award. It also has its own categories, like Best Tribute Band, Best Classic Crooner and Most Professi...
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Kiss Rocker Paul Stanley To Be A Dad Again

February 25th, 2011 4:11pm EST
Paul Stanley
Kiss rocker Paul Stanley is set to become a father again at the age of 59 - his wife is pregnant with their third child.

The singer and his attorney spouse Erin are expecting a baby girl in August and Stanley has brushed off concerns about his age, insisting he can't wait for the new addition.

He tells People.com, "There is nothing greater in life than family, and my accomplishments as a father rank at the top of my successes. Erin and I are blessed with our expectation of the addition of another princess to our family and a new member of the KISS army.

"I may be 59 but the only rocking ...
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Gene Simmons Slams Simon Cowell

November 23rd, 2010 8:29am EST
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons wants Simon Cowell's job - he's convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul's reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry.

The Kiss rocker has joined a string of stars, including Elton John and The Who's Roger Daltrey, who have taken aim at Cowell and his hit TV competitions. Simmons insists he is "more qualified than anybody" to dole out advice on the programs, which he claims will never discover any new music legends like Jimi Hendrix or Robert Plant.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "I think I could be the sole judge on The X Fa...
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Slash Triumphant At Classic Rock Awards

November 11th, 2010 8:58am EST
Slash
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is celebrating after his solo debut was named Album of the Year at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honor awards on Wednesday.

The rocker's self-titled offering saw off competition from acts including Kiss, Iron Maiden and Wolfmother to win the prize at the ceremony, held at London's Roundhouse venue and hosted by Alice Cooper.

Australian stars AC/DC picked up the Band of the Year honor, while Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones was given a standing ovation as he collected his Outstanding Contribution trophy.

Three Black Sabbath legends were honored at the event...
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Gene Simmons Hospitalized After Collapse

October 25th, 2010 10:52pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Kiss star Gene Simmons has been admitted to the hospital after collapsing at an airport.

The rocker is believed to have hit his head after fainting at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday. He suffered a cut to his forehead in the fall, reports TMZ.com.

Simmons was then taken to Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, California, where tests revealed he was dehydrated.

The 61 year old appears to be on the mend - he was released from hospital on Monday.

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Gene Simmons To 'Sue The Pants Off' Hackers

October 18th, 2010 12:46pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons has threatened to "sue the pants off" a group of hackers who infiltrated two of his websites last week.

The Kiss rocker was left fuming when members of internet campaign group Anonymous targeted SimmonsRecords.com and GeneSimmons.com, forcing him to shut down the online portals. The digital attack is said to been a protest against Simmons' recent comments made in support of prosecuting illegal file-sharers.

However, Simmons was less than impressed with the stunt and he has contacted U.S. federal authorities to help track down the offenders.

A post on Simmons' official web...
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Gene Simmons' Websites Hacked

October 15th, 2010 2:09pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Kiss star Gene Simmons has been forced to shut down two of his official websites after a group of activists hacked in to protest the rocker's recent comments about illegal file-sharing.

The bassist's online portals, Simmonsrecords.com and Genesimmons.com, were forced offline by members of internet campaign group Anonymous, who have targeted a number of sites linked to copyright-protection organizations in recent weeks.

The attack on Simmons' websites allegedly comes in retaliation after the musician spoke out about illicit internet downloads on Tuesday, urging other artists to protect t...
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Gene Simmons: 'Parents Should Never Act Like A Friend To Their Children'

October 6th, 2010 11:01am EDT
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons is adamant his children will never "go off the rails" because they wouldn't dare to disobey his super-strict parenting rules.

The Kiss star has two kids, Nick, 21, and Sophie, 18, with his longtime partner Shannon Tweed and has brought them up to be extremely well-behaved. Simmons admits he is a formidable force as a father, and prides himself on keeping his kids grounded.

He tells Britain's Daily Record, "My kids are both wonderful human beings. Nicholas is 21, Sophie is 18, they are both straight-A students, charming, well-behaved - because they are not allowed not to be....
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Justin Bieber Makes $300,000 Per Concert; See What Other Musicians Make!

October 4th, 2010 8:44am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is the highest paid young performer in the world this year, earning a staggering $300,000 for every concert he performs.

A new rich list reveals the 16-year-old Canadian commands twice as much money as rap sensation Drake, three times as much as music rival Selena Gomez and quadruple the paycheck of "American Idol" star Jordin Sparks.

But Bieber has some way to go before he tops the touring income of music heavyweights like Rascal Flatts, Kiss and Keith Urban - who top the rich list of all artists touring in 2010.

Documents obtained by TheSmokingGun.com reveal the country t...
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