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Paul Stanley: The Big Interview with Dan Rather

Like Gene Simmons, a few years ago, KISS’ Paul Stanley was a guest on The Big Interview with Dan Rather. You can watch the full interview below.

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Review: KISS Destroyer 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

On November 19, the 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of Destroyer, KISS’ quintessential album, is unleashed upon the world. UMe is releasing multiple versions: a Super Deluxe 4-CD + Blu-ray Audio box set, a standard double black vinyl, limited edition yellow and red double colored vinyl, a 2-CD set, and digital. I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of the Super Deluxe Edition of Destroyer. Read on for my thoughts on this album and whether or not it’s worth buying.

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Gene Simmons: The Big Interview with Dan Rather

A few years ago, KISS’ Gene Simmons was a guest on The Big Interview with Dan Rather. You can watch the full interview below.

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KISSmas Show With Gene Simmons: TalkShopLive

Did you miss Gene Simmons yesterday on TalkShopLive talking about the new KISS Destroyer 45th anniversary album release? You can watch the entire interview below.

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KISS Talks Their End Of The Road World Tour

Right now, KISS Kruise X is taking place. However, this is a just a detour on the band’s lengthy and spectacular End Of The Road World Tour. Check out the interview below with KISS about this tour, back when it was first announced.

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My Last KISS

On August 21, I attended what may have been my final KISS concert ever. At this point, I’ve seen the band live more than 20 times, including five dates on its End Of The Road World Tour. If this was my last show, I went out on top because I watched the entire performance from the pit, which is in between the stage and the front row. Being in the pit was not planned ahead of time, but it was a fantastic surprise. Read on for my thoughts on my last KISS.

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KISS Announces Exclusive Las Vegas Engagement

One of rock’s most influential bands, KISS, announces their exclusive Las Vegas engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, kicking off New Year’s Eve week with performances Wednesday, Dec. 29, Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1. Additional shows are scheduled for January 19 – February 5, 2022.

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A&E Airing KISS Documentary

For many years there’s been talk about the definitive KISS documentary coming to fruition but nothing has manifested. Today, that dream turned into a reality when KISS announced that its official two-part, four-hour documentary, KISStory, is coming to A&E this June. Below are all of the details.

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Joey Cassata on Wrestling, Music, & Acting

Joey Cassata is a multi-talented artist. He’s a gifted musician, actor, and writer. He wrote Wrestling With Joeylicious, which is the novelization of an upcoming TV series that all wrestling fans will love! I had the chance to interview Joey about this project, as well as his time touring with KISS, being part of a major Broadway production with Josh Groban, and more. Enjoy!

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A Conversation With Tommy James

I had the immense pleasure of interviewing legendary rocker Tommy James, and we discussed a wide range of topics. The mafia, KISS, Billy Idol, Green Day — we covered it all! Speaking with a legend who has been in the music business for more than 50 years was an honor, and I hope you enjoy my conversation with Tommy James.

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