Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, by Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman comes out today.
It's an amazing account of the four-decades-old genre -- more than 700 pages long, with hundreds of interviews, many of them with essential players.
It gets into everything from the mu ... More >>
Kiss co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are partners in a restaurant called Rock & Brews, which on Wednesday will open its third location, on PCH in Torrance.
"Often this idea of themed restaurants means that it's an excuse for crap food," self-described "foodie" Stanley tells us on-site, as ... More >>
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 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 stool with his arm ... More >>
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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, ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, before a crowd of media types and clean-cut Sunset Strip'd hard rockers at the Viper Room, Kiss debuted their new book, Kiss Monster. It is huge -- 3 feet x 2.5 feet, and nearly 50 pounds.
The thing costs $4250.
Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer fielde ... More >>
The Beach Boys
The Hollywood Bowl
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Better Than: Your average Carnie Wilson show.
This year in the UK, Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee is bringing together millions of her subjects (and pl ... More >>
What do gay marriage, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the band KISS have in common? In the crazy world of comics, everything.
Newer, edgier titles have been known to push the boundaries of expectation or mesh disparate imagery and pop culture references, but it's a particular nostalgic title that's r ... More >>
Chris ReedBy Gabrielle Canon
Everyone likes to argue about which bands are the best. But there's one thing everyone agrees on - louder is better. At the end of the day, we all seem to want amps that go to 11. Concerts these days are louder than just about anything else in daily life, unless ... More >>
Eric Charbonneau, Le StudioPaul Stanley and friendsSee also: Paul Stanley Analyzes KISS's Success: "I don't want to buy a t-shirt with a guy on it who looks like my neighbor."
If you're like most folks, your rock star fantasies require nothing more than a pair of tight jeans, an air guitar, ... More >>
This week Weekly staffers Chris Vogel and Simone Wilson broke revelations from the new book Murder Rap, in which former LAPD detective Greg Kading cites testimony implicating Suge Knight in the death of Biggie Smalls and Diddy in the murder of Tupac. On our sister blog The Informer, Wilson also brou ... More >>
By Linda Leseman
Paul Stanley, rhythm guitarist of KISS, has been rocking the Starchild for nearly 40 years, over which time the group has accumulated 24 gold albums -- more than any other American band. But perhaps even more importantly, in that time he has managed to shave about an hour an ... More >>
Nathaniel ShannonPentagram vocalist Bobby LieblingLast year, The Power Of The Riff festival packed hundreds of metal kids, hardcore kids, and old geezers that remember the tape-trading days of the 1980s into the Echo and Echoplex, partly due to the ability to offer free admission thanks to a ... More >>
Everyone has had a crush on rockstar before, but these woman actually pursued and conquered rockstars. In order to make our Top 10 Most Recycled Women of Rock list, these ladies had to have dated (or bedded) six or more famous musicians. There's one musician who appears on four o ... More >>