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Live On Letterman Turns 50 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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Watch KISS On Live On Letterman Tonight

The live streaming concert, which you can watch below, is part of the Live on Letterman series and comes just one day after the band — whose lineup now includes founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, along with drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer — released their latest album, “Monster.”

10/10/2012

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KISS To Rock ‘Live On Letterman’

Gene Simmons and the rest of KISS have never hid their love of the Fab Four, and now the rockers will take the same stage The Beatles famously graced. KISS are set to perform on “Live on Letterman” at New York’s historic Ed Sullivan Theater on October 10th.

10/04/2012

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New Releases: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kiss, The Kinks & Joe Strummer

Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again.

08/24/2012

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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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From Beach Boys to Queen, 5 Bands With Too Many Greatest Hits Compilations

In recent years particularly, labels like Rhino and Sony Legacy have released more best-of collections and box sets than ever. But how many is too many? If nearly all the compilations are identical in tracklisting, what’s the point?

08/13/2012

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Summer Tour Guide

Summer’s here, which means the time is right for dancing in the seats (or on the lawn, if you’re on a tight budget) under the stars. As the temperature rises, rock, pop and country tours tend to leave arenas to give fans the experience of hearing their favorite performers live under the stars (or under the rain, if you’re unlucky). Here’s a roundup of some of this summer’s top shed and stadium tours.

05/29/2012

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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 Roll Hall of Fame? Two very influential voices think so.

05/21/2012

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Gene Simmons To Rock For U.S. Veterans In L.A. Tonight

Gene Simmons is a busy guy. Between launching the restaurant chain Rock and Brews, preparing for another season of Gene Simmons Family Jewels on A&E, and working on the upcoming KISS album (and getting ready […]

04/10/2012

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There’s Still Hope For KISS To Score Rock Hall Induction, Says Staffer

The words “Gene Simmons” and “timid” don’t typically belong in the same sentence together, so it came as little surprise when, last month, the KISS frontman yet again bemoaned his band’s exclusion from the Rock […]

04/10/2012

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