Two Naked Cowboys, one Spanish-speaking SpongeBob, a headless Hello Kitty, and an ersatz version of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" all vie for attention on a teeming, muggy, late-summer Times Square afternoon. Unbeknownst to the masses, though, the coolest cartoon character of all is dining on s ... More >>
Before he emerged a Starchild in KISS, guitarist Ace Frehley was in a psyche band called Molimo that devoted KISS nerds had long talked about, but no one had actually heard. That is, until last week. See also: EXCLUSIVE: Listen to Ace Frehley's Long-Lost Pre-KISS Acetate Demo Found in a Barn
With KISS now safely enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one would assume every piece of the band's legacy would have been properly documented. Shockingly, that wasn't the case. That is..until now. Record collector Chris Reisman was working his way through an extensive vinyl collection in ... More >>
Last night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was inducted at Barclays Center. The arena was packed with the star-studded roster of fan favorite acts that included Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, KISS, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, and the E Street Band. In the press room, several of t ... More >>
Face the Music: A Life Exposed By Paul Stanley HarperOne, 480 pp., $28.99 With the publication of this glitter-, greasepaint- and leather-slathered tome, all four original members of KISS have now penned their autobiographies.Not surprisingly, as one astute Web site pointed out recently by comparin ... More >>
Lita Ford went to a party on Halloween night, and ... well, you know the rest. The former Runaway and a current bitch (no, really, her new live album is called The Bitch Is Back) is still going strong and dressing like this. Which is to say, she's still kicking (and baring) a lot of ass. In the midd ... More >>
Better Than: Hearing a drunk crowd shout "Freebird" at a concert where the annoyed band onstage did not write and will not perform said timeless classic by that name. It would have been Ronnie Van Zant's 65th birthday had he not perished--with other members of Skynyrd and their entourage--at the a ... More >>
Playing the blame game in his new book, Makeup to Breakup
Talking to Paul Stanley of Kiss on the phone is one thing. Talking to him in person in full Starchild regalia -- as we did the other day while the band was in New York -- is something else entirely. For one thing, he's huuuuge. It's not just the eight-inch boots; his hair is giant, too. Perched on a ... More >>
By Brian McManus Lately we've noticed a lot of bands have their own brands of wine, including Motörhead, Kiss, AC/DC, and Ratt. (Even Warrant has a wine. Warrant.) One of our friends at Wine Spectator magazine showed us the piece they wrote in April about this trend, and noted they were going to r ... More >>
That's according to his Kiss band member (and onetime roommate) Ace Frehley in Frehley's new book, No Regrets. Writes Ace: "Fastidious if not downright anal in his professional life, Gene was an utter mess in his personal life. "As I quickly discovered, Gene was an epic slob."
Where the soundtrack is more Jock Jams than Red State
It's a little bit hard to know how to take the New York City-based band fun., whose existence dates back only a short year, to when the Format's Nate Ruess, former Anathallo member Andrew Dost, and Steel Train's Jack Antonoff started playing together in the winter of 2008. Their debut, Aim & ... More >>
Smarter and bawdier than your average boys-to-men movie
The Lordz, Brooklyn rap-rock's preeminent wiseguys, crank the bass and wax Soprano
Finally, the Fonz Falls. And Our Watch Stops.