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Sebastian Bach on ‘Skid Row’ at 30, Why He’s Still Hoping for a Reunion

In the summer of ’89, Bon Jovi were riding high on so much Garden State gratitude after the success of Slippery When Wet that they named their follow-up LP after their home state. The New Jersey tour would, appropriately, give a leg up to their local friends in the warm-up slot — a hard-rock band from Tom’s River called Skid Row.

“I don’t think anyone thought we would be successful,” says the band’s former frontman Sebastian Bach. But that year, dramatic ballads like “I Remember You” and “18 and Life” would
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The Heavy Metal Grifter

Among Dallas’ elite at the upscale restaurant Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano, Gabe Reed charms, dazzles and exudes confidence. He drops rock legends’ names that would mesmerize any 1980s hair-metal child. As the founder of Gabe Reed Productions, he could easily be mistaken for one of the rock gods that fans around the world worship. His name has appeared on concert posters and in press releases alongside rock & roll luminaries like Gene Simmons of Kiss, Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil and Zz Top’s Texas guitar slinger Billy Gibbons. (His appearances on Simmons’ hit A&E show,
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Gene Simmons Finally Responds to Ace Frehley’s Explosive Accusations

Kiss just embarked on their “End of the Road” tour, but not without a fair share of behind the scenes drama. Original lead guitar player Ace Frehley recently had explosive accusations, not only claiming that Kiss Kingpins Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley had unfairly maligned and marginalized him for decades, but that Simmons made unwanted […] The post Gene Simmons Finally Responds to Ace Frehley’s Explosive Accusations appeared first on Dread Central.
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Rock and Recycle All Night: A Guide to Kiss’ Countless Comps

Rock and Recycle All Night: A Guide to Kiss’ Countless Comps
In time for what they’re dubiously dubbing their “final tour,” Kiss have rolled out KissWorld — The Best of Kiss. Touching on every one of the group’s eras, from makeup to no makeup and back to kabuki, the 20-track compilation amounts to Kiss for beginners. And if an album featuring “Detroit Rock City,” “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Beth” and “Lick It Up” sounds familiar, it should: KissWorld is at least the 12th compilation the group has rolled out.

Kiss fans are a loyal bunch who will buy just
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Kiss Continues Farewell Tour With Historic Show on Sunset Strip

  • TMZ
Once inside, the band ran through a ton of their hits, including "Lick It Up" and others, and it's safe to say the packed house of about 500 was loving it. Kiss cofounder Ace Frehley isn't with his former bandmates for this farewell tour ... something Gene Simmons was tight-lipped about prior to the show. As we reported, Gene claimed Ace got the boot for being unprofessional, but Ace fired back ... accusing Gene of groping his wife and being a sex addict.
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War of Words Between Kiss Members Gets Hotter Than Hell! Gene & Paul Put a Hit on Ace?

Sex, drugs, rock and roll–and murder? After being insulted and demeaned for years, Kiss’s founding lead guitarist Ace Frehley has had enough. Following comments bass player/vocalist Gene Simmons made to Guitar World Magazine, Ace took to Facebook for a blistering take-down of the Demon and his Starchild cohort, Paul Stanley, accusing the duo of slander, […] The post War of Words Between Kiss Members Gets Hotter Than Hell! Gene & Paul Put a Hit on Ace? appeared first on Dread Central.
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Ace Frehley Blasts Kiss Members Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley Over “End of the Road” Exclusion

Kiss bass player/vocalist Gene Simmons has always said he’d quit rock ‘n’ rolling all night by the time he turned 70-years-old. And with that date fast approaching, the band has embarked on an “End of the Road” tour. Sure, they’ve gone on other “final” tours in the past, but something about this one feels real—and […] The post Ace Frehley Blasts Kiss Members Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley Over “End of the Road” Exclusion appeared first on Dread Central.
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Ace Frehley calls Gene Simmons "an asshole and a sex addict," is still down to rejoin Kiss

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Ace Frehley played with Kiss for the first time in 17 years this past fall, joining Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for four songs on last year’s Kiss Kruise. That doesn’t mean, however, that Frehley will join the band on its upcoming End Of The Road Tour. Neither he nor original drummer Peter Criss were invited on the…
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Ex-kiss Guitarist Ace Frehley Claims 'Sex Addict' Gene Simmons Groped His Wife

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Ex-kiss Guitarist Ace Frehley Claims 'Sex Addict' Gene Simmons Groped His Wife
Ace Frehley's firing back at Gene Simmons for telling him to kiss off -- and dropping nasty allegations about Gene getting handsy and threatening to sue his ex-bandmate. The founding Kiss guitarist blasted Simmons Tuesday, in response to Gene's interview in which he claimed Frehley was fired due to "drugs, alcohol, bad behavior, being unprofessional" ... and would never be allowed back in the band. Frehley says he was never fired, but quit twice because Gene and Kiss singer,
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Ace Frehley Blasts Gene Simmons: ‘The Gloves Are Off’

Ace Frehley Blasts Gene Simmons: ‘The Gloves Are Off’
Founding Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley posted a scathing Facebook message to Gene Simmons on Tuesday, alleging that Simmons’ statements about Frehley’s alcohol abuse over the years cost him millions and that Simmons had groped his wife. After the allegations, he included a threat: “Without a complete and heartfelt apology, an offer to give me my old job back and removing Tommy [Thayer, guitarist] from the throne I created, the shit will hit the fan and they’ll [sic] be no stopping it. It’s on!!!” He concluded the post with an image
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Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Shinedown Lead 2019 Rocklahoma Festival

Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Shinedown Lead 2019 Rocklahoma Festival
Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Shinedown and Bush will lead this year’s Rocklahoma, the hard-rock fest that invades Pryor, Oklahoma on Memorial Day weekend. Ace Frehley, Lita Ford, Jackyl, Seether, Buckcherry, Asking Alexandria, Blackberry Smoke, Tech N9ne, Steel Panther and Bad Wolves are also on the lineup at the “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds.

As of now, the Rocklahoma headlining gig will serve as the opening date of the North American leg of Osbourne’s 2019 farewell tour. “Believe it or not, I’ve been doing shows in Oklahoma since 1971, so
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Ace Frehley Talks Guitar Solos, Kiss Reunion on Chris Shiflett Podcast

Ace Frehley Talks Guitar Solos, Kiss Reunion on Chris Shiflett Podcast
Walking the Floor goes to space this week, with special guest Ace Frehley — known to Kiss fans as the Spaceman — joining podcast host Chris Shiflett. Together, the two ignore the show’s Americana-leaning format and, instead, geek out over guitar pickups, soloing techniques and Kiss lore.

“Ace Frehley is, without question, the single most important reason why I play guitar,” Shiflett admits during the episode’s pre-interview segment. Perhaps that’s why today’s episode is so spirited. Below, we’ve rounded up some highlights from the pair’s conversation,
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Watch Ace Frehley Reunite With Kiss for Acoustic Set

Watch Ace Frehley Reunite With Kiss for Acoustic Set
Kiss reunited with original lead guitarist Ace Frehley for the first time in 17 years for an acoustic set on the annual Kiss Kruise. Frehley joined Kiss for four songs, including “Nothing to Lose” and “Rock and Roll All Nite.” The group also performed their cover of the Rolling Stones’ “2000 Man” – which Frehley sang on 1979’s Dynasty – as well as Hello’s “New York Groove,” which Frehley covered on his 1978 solo debut.

Prior to their rendition of “Nothin’ to Lose,” Frehley said, “This is great… this is so great. Thank you guys for inviting me up.
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6 Ways Kiss Can Make Their Farewell Tour Incredible for Fans

6 Ways Kiss Can Make Their Farewell Tour Incredible for Fans
Kiss’ End of the Road tour might be three months away, but that hasn’t stopped them from telling the public what they can expect from the show. In a series of interviews, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have promised an expanded set list and a completely reimagined stage set. “We virtually have thrown out everything that has been on stage for the past 10 years, at least, and created a whole new stage and a whole new show,” Paul Stanley said. “We’re not crawling to the finish line; we’re celebrating.
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Flashback: Kiss Launch Their First Farewell Tour Back in 2000

Kiss recently became the latest in a very long list of rock acts to announce a farewell tour this year. Many fans were probably a little skeptical when they heard the news since, well, Kiss already went on a farewell tour. It happened back in 2000 and kept them on the road for well over a year. They played 142 concerts to fans that all believed they were seeing Kiss for the final time. Here’s video of the group launching the tour with “Detroit Rock City” at the Desert Sky Pavilion in Phoenix,
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Hear Paul Stanley Explain Why Kiss Is Saying Farewell

Hear Paul Stanley Explain Why Kiss Is Saying Farewell
Paul Stanley joined the latest episode of the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast to talk in depth about Kiss’ just-announced End of the Road world tour (which they’ve said will mark the end of their touring career) and much more, from the making of “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” to the dangers of pyro. To hear the entire discussion, press play below or download and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Unlike their first farewell tour, in 2000, they mean it this time, Stanley says. “Let’s put it into
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Kiss Announce Final ‘End of the Road’ World Tour

Kiss are kissing the road goodbye once again, but not before embarking on one more tour. The rockers announced their final trek after a 45-year career during their appearance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent on Wednesday.

The group performed their hit “Detroit Rock City” to launch Agt‘s season finale episode before announcing the news. “This is going to be our last tour,” they announced onstage. “It will be the most explosive, biggest show we’ve ever done. People who love us, come to see us. If you’ve never seen us,
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The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Deleted Scene That Should Have Been in the Movie

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The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Deleted Scene That Should Have Been in the Movie
(Note: This post contains spoilers for “Avengers: Infinity War.” Read on at your own risk.)

The Guardians of the Galaxy bring some much-needed levity to “Avengers: Infinity War,” which is famously packed with total gut-punch moments. But one of the movie’s funniest “Guardians” scenes isn’t actually in the movie — it’s a deleted scene included in the “Infinity War” home video release.

The deleted scene features Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff), and takes place shortly after the scene on Knowhere, when Thanos (Josh Brolin) captured Gamora (Zoe Saldana). That was the moment Peter was prevented from killing Gamora like she asked him to, because Thanos used the Reality Infinity Stone to turn his laser into bubbles.

Also Read: 20 Big Things We Learned From the 'Avengers: Infinity War' Director Commentary

If you’ve seen the film, then you know that Thanos
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The Guardians Receive A Coded Message In Avengers: Infinity War Deleted Scene

With Avengers: Infinity War now just a few days away from hitting digital platforms, fans are getting glimpses at some of the moments that failed to make the final two-and-a-half-hour theatrical cut of the Marvel blockbuster.

Following on from the quick appearance from Happy Hogan that leaked a couple of days ago, this latest deleted scene (which was shown at Comic-Con) features several of the cast from Guardians of the Galaxy, and true to their brand, the intergalactic crew are squabbling. The sequence takes place shortly after Gamora’s kidnapped by Thanos and sees Peter Quill fighting with Drax over his right to play “New York Groove,” a song by Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, on repeat on his Zune. Mantis soon interjects to point out the yellow light that’s been blinking on their ship for several hours, not knowing that this indicates the reception of a coded message.

The
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10 Things About Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park You Never Knew

It's a strange piece of pop culture history from a time when Kiss ruled the world. A legendarily wacky production full of hilariously ridiculous anecdotes resulted in one awesomely bad made-for-tv movie, starring a super-powered Kiss vs. an evil inventor and some robot imposters at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Here we're taking a look at 10 things you never knew about Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park.

It was supposed to be A Hard Day's Night meets Star Wars

NBC aired Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park a few days before Halloween, 1978. At the time, few things were bigger in pop culture than Star Wars and Kiss. Worn out by rigorous touring and recording schedules and the worsening substance abuse problems of Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, some of the Kiss guys and the people around them saw comic books, television, and movies as the next logical steps for
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