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Gene Simmons Shares Secret to Making the Big Bucks

He's never had a hangover—seriously

(Newser) - Gene Simmons is worth more than $300 million, but the KISS rocker says that's not enough. "Life is business, and I approach life the way sharks approach life—they must keep moving or else they will drown," he says in a new interview. "I'll never... More »

Gene Simmons: If You're Depressed, 'Then Kill Yourself'

Comments made July 31 picking up steam now

(Newser) - In the wake of Robin Williams' suicide, a controversial exchange with Gene Simmons in an interview last month is getting a bit of attention. Asked whether he gets along with the original members of KISS, Simmons told :
  • "I don't get along with anybody who's a
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KISS Frontman: My Bandmates Were Anti-Semites

Paul Stanley skewers old band members in new memoir

(Newser) - Surprise surprise, KISS frontman Paul Stanley's new memoir includes dirt on his old bandmates—some of which go beyond the typical rock 'n' roll complaints, the New York Post reports. In Face the Music: A Life Exposed, due out tomorrow, Stanley says original KISS members Peter Criss and... More »

KISS Guitarist's Home Goes Up in Flames

Ace Frehley had been fighting foreclosure on New York house

(Newser) - A suburban New York house owned by former KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley has gone up in flames. The Journal News reports that firefighters were called to the stone house in the town of Yorktown Heights late yesterday morning. The home was heavily damaged, with flames burning through the roof.... More »

In 1st Year of Eligibility, Nirvana Nabs Rock Hall Nod

Iconic band released 'Love Buzz' 25 years ago

(Newser) - Nirvana is among the 16 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced today, and is the only act this year to be nominated in its first year of eligibility, Rolling Stone reports. In order to be eligible, musicians or bands need to have released their first record... More »

Rihanna Dissed by... 60-Something Rocker?

Gene Simmons slams Ri, while Katy Perry disses Beyonce

(Newser) - Apparently Gene Simmons hasn't heard that people who live in glass houses—and make sex tapes with their socks on—shouldn't throw stones: While announcing an upcoming tour his band is co-headlining with Motley Crue, the KISS frontman noted that the rockers would be keeping it real. "... More »

Gene Simmons Weds GF of 28 Years

Rocker has 2 grown children with Shannon Tweed

(Newser) - One usually hears about aging rockers marrying their 28-year-old girlfriends, but Gene Simmons has tied the knot with his girlfriend of 28 years, reports People . The, um, whirlwind courtship with Shannon Tweed culminated yesterday in front of some 400 guests outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, and featured vows the couple... More »

Rascal Flatts Gets $702,500 Per Gig—Really

Concert booking fees might surprise you

(Newser) - In the world of concert bookings, you probably wouldn’t be shocked to hear KISS commands a $500,000 fee. You might be surprised, however, by who comes in ahead of KISS. The Smoking Gun runs down contracts from the 2010 US summer concert season:
  • Rascal Flatts: $702,500
  • KISS:
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11 Sex Tapes You Should Skip

That's about as much of Danielle Staub's O-face as you want to see

(Newser) - Danielle Staub’s sex tape is out Monday, but the Daily Beast highly recommends you skip watching it. Ten more sex tapes none of us ever wanted to see:
  • Dustin Diamond: His too-gross-for-words sex tape, Screeched, is also—appropriately enough—known as Saved by the Smell. If you don’t
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