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“Biography: Kisstory” will document Kiss‘ nearly 50-year career over two nights on A&E this summer. The four-hour documentary will air over two nights on June 27 and 28 on the cable network. Directed by D.J. Viola and produced by Leslie Greif (who also produced Gene Simmons Family Jewels for A&E), the film covers the decades the band has been together, with  focus on cofounders Paul Stanley […]

Gene Simmons is done with the Golden State. The Kiss rocker has announced his departure from California after more than 35 years. “We are moving out of L.A. for a number of reasons: one of which are the tour buses,” Simmons explained to the New York Post. “After a certain point, we have had enough […]

Kiss member Gene Simmons is now $2 million richer, having sold one of his sprawling Hollywood homes for a little less than the $2.2 million asking price, according to TMZ. The spacious, three-story Laurel Canyon abode features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a panoramic view of downtown Los Angeles. You can see photos of the house below. Simmons […]

Gene Simmons recalled how he’d pretend to be English, in the hope that lessons he’d learned from the Beatles would see him through the “funny adolescent” experiences of his youth. When the future Kiss legend arrived in the U.S. from Israel at the age of eight, he struggled to fit into his new world. In a […]

Gene Simmons said the person who came up with the phrase “money is the root of all evil” was a “moron” and regretted the fact that he wasn’t supposed to talk up his financial achievements. Returning to one of his favorite topics, the Kiss legend challenged the notion that people who have earned their money are […]

Doug Brod’s new book They Just Seem a Little Weird examines the intertwining histories of Kiss, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick and Starz to show how they paved the way for both hair metal and grunge. In the following excerpt, Brod delves into the recording of Gene Simmons‘ 1978 solo album, which featured guest turns by lead […]

Gene Simmons said Kiss still had 150 shows to perform on their postponed farewell tour and that the road trip included a visit to “the coldest place on Earth” with a giant pyro show – raising the suggestion they’ll perform in Antarctica. The band’s End of the Road tour, like every other event of its kind, […]

Having recently stated his desire to leave California, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has placed his Beverly Hills home on the market, with an asking price of $22 million. The listing, held by the Altman Brothers of Douglas Elliman, call it a “palatial estate” and an “incredible one of a kind 16,000 square-foot mansion.” It features […]

Gene Simmons says he’s moving out of Beverly Hills, Calif. due to “unacceptable” tax rates. The rocker’s admission comes via a new conversation with the Wall Street Journal. “California and Beverly Hills have been treating folks that create jobs badly and the tax rates are unacceptable,” the Kiss bassist opined. “I work hard and pay my […]

Ace Frehley said his former Kiss bandmates Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley “missed out” by not partying during the band’s tours. While guitarist Frehley and ex-drummer Peter Criss became known for their hard-living ways during the ’70s, the other two members were equally well-known for staying away from the parties. In a recent interview with […]