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Kiss, Misfits, Mayhem: which metal band has the scariest makeup?
With Halloween looming, Tobias Forge of Ghost ranks rock’s most menacing faces

Leonie Cooper

18, Oct, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Kiss review – rock's cartoon characters say final farewell, again
Under reams of confetti and pyrotechnics, the face-painted rock gods have enough bangers to go out with a bang

Dave Simpson

10, Jul, 2019 @10:28 AM

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Music gave me something to believe in – and kept me alive
From the Ramones to Kate Bush and Kiss, music’s healing power has been a constant for Guardian Australia’s Andrew Stafford

Andrew Stafford

27, Jun, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Why Hollywood can’t resist an evil rock mogul
Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody positioned the manager as the villain – but were they really that bad?

Gavin Haynes

18, Jun, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Gene Simmons: ‘I’ve never got high or drunk in my life’
The musician and Kiss frontman, 68, on what he learned from his mother, what capitalism means to him and why he’s so proud of his hair

James McMahon

23, Dec, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Gene Simmons banned for life from Fox News over his behaviour
Kiss frontman reportedly barged in on a meeting where he exposed his torso to staffers, mocked their intelligence and told lewd jokes about Michael Jackson

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Nov, 2017 @10:13 AM

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Kiss review – bombast and nostalgia from a slick, monetised hit machine
After Gene Simmons waggles his tongue for the 100th time, it feels as if you are humouring a beloved grandad’s party trick – then paying them

Ian Gittins

01, Jun, 2017 @12:02 PM

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From Michael Caine to Whoopi Goldberg: how celebs chose their stage names
Born Maurice Micklewhite, the star of The Italian Job has legally changed over to his stage name. But where did he get it? And what about Joan Crawford and Bono?

Gavin Haynes

24, Jul, 2016 @3:50 PM

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Gene Simmons: ‘I still fly up to the top of the rafters and spit fire’
Descending to the stage on a flying-saucer is a dangerous business, says the Keane-loving Kiss frontman

Peter Robinson

19, May, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Gene Simmons apologises after calling Prince's death 'pathetic'
‘I have a long history of getting angry at what drugs do,’ explains Kiss singer as he backtracks on comments made in Newsweek interview

11, May, 2016 @8:19 AM

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Gene Simmons says NWA in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is like Led Zep in Rap Hall of Fame
As the rap stars are inducted, NWA’s MC Ren tells the Kiss guitarist: ‘Hip-hop is here to stay. Get used to it’

Guardian music

12, Apr, 2016 @9:12 AM

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Hair! Despair! Nightmares! What happened to 1980s metal also-rans?
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: the Metal Years is a tragicomic look at the late-80s ‘hair metal’ scene. Many acts in it were huge; others became so. But not everybody’s rock’n’roll dreams came true

Dave Simpson

15, Oct, 2015 @4:58 PM

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