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KISS To Release New Archival Title 'Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977'

On September 9, rock icons KISS will release the next installment of their popular "Off The Soundboard" official live bootleg series with "Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977", recorded during the "Alive II" tour at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa on November 29, 1977. This...
June 24, 2022
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KISS Manager On Possibility Of Original Lineup Reunion At Final Concert: 'You're Not Going To Get Six Guys Up There In Makeup'

KISS's longtime manager Doc McGhee says that he doesn't know if Ace Frehley and Peter Criss will take part in the iconic group's final concert. KISS launched its farewell trek in January 2019 but was forced to put it on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "End Of The Road" was originally sche...
June 23, 2022
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TALAS To Release '1985' Album In September; 'Crystal Clear' Single Available

TALAS will release a new album, "1985", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The LP's latest single, "Crystal Clear", can be streamed below. Formed in the early 1970s and dissolved in 1985, TALAS may have never reached arena-headlining status but they were an integral part of the early 1980s har...
June 22, 2022
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Watch: KISS Performs In Stockholm During 'End Of The Road' Tour

Fan-filmed video of KISS's June 18 concert at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. War Machine 05. Heaven's On Fire 06. I Love It Loud 07. Say Yeah 08. Cold Gin 09. Guitar Solo 10. Lick It Up...
June 18, 2022
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ACE FREHLEY Cancels Summer 2022 European Tour 'Due To Unforeseen Circumstances'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has reportedly canceled all of his previously announced summer 2022 European festival appearances, including the Czech Republic's Masters Of Rock and United Kingdom's Steelhouse Festival. Steelhouse promoters Mikey and Max said in a statement: "We have been inform...
June 17, 2022
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NIRVANA, LED ZEPPELIN Members And Others Added To TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Concerts

NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones, pop superstar Pink, HEART guitarist Nancy Wilson, CHIC's Nile Rodgers, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE collaborator Alain Johannes and more have been added to the bill for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts, set to take place in Septemb...
June 17, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS And NIKKI SIXX Among Musicians Who Will Perform At TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Concert In Los Angeles

After announcing the lineup for the London Taylor Hawkins tribute concert, FOO FIGHTERS and the Hawkins family have now revealed the artists who will play the September 27 tribute show in Los Angeles. Performing at the Kia Forum will be Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of RUSH, Nikki Sixx of MÖTLEY CRÜE,...
June 15, 2022
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ACE FREHLEY Calls Out PAUL STANLEY Over Allegedly 'Using Tapes' During Live Concerts

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has called out Paul Stanley for allegedly using pre-recorded tracks during the band's performances. The 71-year-old Frehley touched upon Paul's supposed reliance on backing tapes during his concert Saturday night (June 11) at the Palladium in New York City. Prior...
June 12, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS: KISS 'Raised The Level Of What A Fan Can Expect On That Stage For Their Hard-Earned Money'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was interviewed by Planet Rock's Wyatt backstage at this weekend's Download festival in the United Kingdom, and in true Gene style, he covered everything from body hair to retirement, Liam Gallagher to fan tattoos, and why KISS isn't for everyone. Speaking about KI...
June 11, 2022
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Watch: ACE FREHLEY Performs KISS Classics In Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video of Ace Frehley's June 10 performance at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania can be seen below. Last November, Ace said that he had collaborated with his longtime friend Peppy Castro on "some heavy songs." Peppy reportedly taught Frehley how to play guitar and previously col...
June 11, 2022
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KISS 'Backing Tracks' Accusations Revived After ERIC SINGER's 'Mistake' At Antwerp Concert

A rare "mistake" by KISS drummer Eric Singer during the band's concert in Antwerp, Belgium on Monday has revealed what some fans are saying is proof that KISS is using pre-recorded tracks during its performances. Several KISS fans who attended the group's June 6 show at Sportpaleis have shared video...
June 7, 2022
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KISS To Be Joined By DOKKEN + GEORGE LYNCH, WARRANT, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BUCKCHERRY, Others On 'Kiss Kruise XI'

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers KISS and Sixthman, creators of unforgettable festivals on sand and at sea for more than two decades, have unveiled the full lineups for the eagerly awaited Kiss Kruise XI, sailing from Los Angeles, California to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico aboard Norwegian Jewel...
June 7, 2022
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PAUL STANLEY: 'Cancel Culture' Is 'More Dangerous Than What It Wants To Cancel'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has spoken out against "cancel culture," saying it "is more dangerous than what it wants to cancel." Cancel culture is the idea that someone, usually a celebrity or a public figure, whose ideas or comments are considered offensive should be boycotted. These people are ostr...
June 5, 2022
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Watch: RUDOLF SCHENKER And MATTHIAS JABS Perform SCORPIONS Classics At 'Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp' In Las Vegas

Video of SCORPIONS members Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs performing some of the band's classic songs with several campers at this past April's Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below. Joining them for "Big City Nights" was acclaimed hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Y...
June 4, 2022
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Members Of KISS, MANOWAR And RAINBOW Pay Tribute To Legendary Artist KEN KELLY

Members of KISS, MANOWAR, RAINBOW and ANTHRAX are among the musicians who have paid tribute to Ken Kelly, one of the most successful fantasy artists of all time, who died on Thursday (June 2) at the age of 76. Original KISS drummer Peter Criss wrote on his web site: "I am heartbroken to hear of the...
June 4, 2022