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Current show

A Very TOPi Morning

7:00 am 12:00 pm

Current show

A Very TOPi Morning

7:00 am 12:00 pm

Background

Kiss

The inspiration for Kiss‘ 1985 hit single “Tears Are Falling” came to Paul Stanley from far outside the hard-rock genre where he earned his fame. “One fond memory of that time, was Paul playing me ‘Tears Are Falling,’” guitarist Bruce Kulick tells UCR in an exclusive interview. “It’s hard for fans that love the song […]

Kiss‘ longtime stage manager is getting ready to share his best backstage stories for a good cause. Steve Roman – who has overseen the band’s flame-, blood- and stunt-filled concerts for more than a decade – will take part in the Six String Salute online benefit Thursday at 8PM ET on Live Nation’s “Live From […]

Nearly 10 months after his first concert with Kiss, Bruce Kulick finally had a chance to reflect on the reality of his recent job. “I remember working 21 days in a row at Electric Lady,” Kulick tells UCR about the summer 1985 sessions that yielded Asylum, his first album with the band. “I remember being there on the Fourth […]

After a decades-long music-writing career that included an early stint as the managing editor of Creem magazine, Robert Duncan has crafted his first novel, Loudmouth. In an exclusive excerpt from the book, Duncan recalls a real-life career low point: getting spotted and pitied by the Clash while peddling an unauthorized Kiss biography at a collector’s convention in […]

Kiss lit the fuse on a rocket that would send them to worldwide fame on Sept. 10, 1975. Their launch pad was located in Chattanooga, Tenn. On that date, the band kicked off what would become a triumphant North American tour with a headlining show at the Chattanooga Memorial auditorium. It was also the day […]