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  • Lita Ford Plucks Previously Unheard Music From the Past for “Time Capsule”

    Lita Ford Plucks Previously Unheard Music From the Past for “Time Capsule”

    Guitarist/vocalist Lita Ford, best-known for her time The Runaways (which also produced Joan Jett) and her solo career peak in the late 1980s, has released Time Capsule, an assortment of songs recorded with a host of famous friends back in the ’80s. Ford says she rediscovered the 24-track analog recordings in her Caribbean home. “This... »

  • Carol Kaye Gives Gene Simmons a Bass Lesson

    Carol Kaye Gives Gene Simmons a Bass Lesson

    Here’s something I never thought I’d see. Studio legend Carol Kaye gave KISS bassist Gene Simmons an impromptu bass lesson at Sunset Sound studios in Hollywood, and luckily cameras were rolling to catch it. The clip is an outtake from the 2012 documentary . After showing off a few licks, Simmons points out a particular... »

  • KISS Celebrates 40 Years with Vinyl Reissues

    KISS Celebrates 40 Years with Vinyl Reissues

    It’s a huge year for KISS fans. The band is not only celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first album release, it’s also being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To mark this year, the band is releasing remastered versions of 28 albums on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl in a move that’s a... »

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Announced

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Announced

    Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced the 2014 inductees. The artists that will be joining the Hall next year include Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, and Linda Ronstadt. The E Street Band will be given the Award for Musical Excellence. Among the artists are bassists Krist Novoselic... »

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the list of nominees for the 2014 induction, and the bass world is well represented. Half of the artists have been nominated before, with several returning from last year’s picks, while the other half are all first-time nominees. This includes Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and... »

  • KISS Releases 20th Studio Album, Monster

    KISS Releases 20th Studio Album, Monster

    Get out your axe and face paint: KISS is back with their 20th studio album, entitled Monster. Anchored by the outspoken Gene Simmons, the effort is their second with the lineup of singer Paul Stanley, lead guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer. The band kept things old school by recording to tape and keeping... »

  • KISS Releases “Destroyer Remix” and Oversized Collector’s Book

    KISS Releases “Destroyer Remix” and Oversized Collector’s Book

    KISS is kicking things up a notch for 2012 with set of new releases, starting with Destroyer: Resurrected. The album is a remixed version of the band’s multi-platinum 1976 record, featuring the songs “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud,” and “God of Thunder.” Remixed by original producer Bob Ezrin, the new release adds goodies... »

  • KISS and Mötley Crüe Announce North American Tour

    KISS and Mötley Crüe Announce North American Tour

    KISS and Mötley Crüe will be hitting the road this summer for a trek so epic it’s simply dubbed “The Tour.” Starting at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia on July 20th, the extensive tour covers the entire Continental U.S., eventually wrapping up on September 23rd in Hartford, Connecticut. Both iconic rock bands will be... »

  • Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees

    Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees

    Revolver Magazine has announced the nominees for their 4th Annual Golden Gods awards show, which honors members of the hard-rock and heavy-metal community. The Golden God award, which is given to one special honoree each year, will be presented to KISS bassist Gene Simmons for “embodying the spirit of hard rock and metal.” “It’s an... »

  • Gene Simmons: Original KISS Reunion Will Happen One Day

    Gene Simmons: Original KISS Reunion Will Happen One Day

    In a recent interview with Metal Messiah Radio, KISS bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons spoke on the band and the possibility of a reunion with original members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley. “There will be one more time when we play together,” he said. “Sometime in the future there’s going to be a last show.... »