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Gene Simmons Rules Out A Full KISS Reunion


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Gene Simmons has ruled out a reunion of the original Kiss line-up.

The 66-year-old rocker shut down speculation that a recent collaboration between the 'Lick It Up' hitmaker's former guitarist Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley signalled return of the founding members.

When quizzed on the rumours, he said: ''No, that means nothing. We've tried that. Ace and Peter [Criss, original KISS drummer] came into the band and were thrown out three different times because of drugs and alcohol. I mean, how many strikes do you want? And to new fans, it means nothing.''

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Gene Simmons Apologizes For Branding Prince's Death 'Pathetic'


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Gene Simmons' ridiculously massive tongue has got him into trouble once again, after he made insensitive comments regarding Prince's death. He has, at least, now apologized, but that hasn't stopped some Prince fans lashing out at the rocker for calling the deceased pop star 'pathetic'.

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The Kiss singer made no secret of his thoughts regarding Prince's death earlier this week, saying in an interview: 'How pathetic that he killed himself'. Now he's come out with an apology for his comments after a backlash from the press, Prince fans and even people close to him.  

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Gene Simmons Hits Back At N.W.A. Over Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Speech


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Kiss member Gene Simmons has responded to N.W.A., after he was called out by the rap group during their induction speech at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The beef between the bassist and the Compton group all started last month when Simmons told Rolling Stone magazine he was ‘looking forward to the death of rap.’

Gene Simmons Gene Simmons has responded to N.W.A.’s Hall of Fame comments.

"I am looking forward to the death of rap,” Simmons said. “I’m looking forward to music coming back to lyrics and melody, instead of just talking. A song, as far as I'm concerned, is by definition lyric and melody … or just melody.”

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N.W.A Are Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Use Speech To Call Out Gene Simmons


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The remaining members of group N.W.A. became the newest additions to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night, after being inducted by rapper Kendrick Lamar. The group used their speech to thank their fans and pay tribute to the late Eazy-E, but they also took the opportunity to call out Gene Simmons for his recent comments on rap music.

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Last month the Kiss bassist had told Rolling Stone: "I am looking forward to the death of rap. I’m looking forward to music coming back to lyrics and melody, instead of just talking. A song, as far as I'm concerned, is by definition lyric and melody … or just melody.”

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Tributes Pour In For Motörhead Frontman Lemmy, Who Has Died Aged 70


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Tributes are being paid to Motörhead frontman Lemmy, who died yesterday after a short battle with an extremely aggressive form of cancer. The rock legend’s passing was announced in a post on the band’s official Facebook page and within minutes fans and friends began to express their shock and sadness.

Lemmy, MotorheadMotorhead frontman Lemmy has died aged 70.

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne led the tributes on twitter writing: ‘Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.’

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Kiss Singer Gene Simmons' House Searched By L.A.P.D.


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Kiss frontman Gene Simmons had his house in Los Angeles searched on Thursday by the LAPD’s task force on online child abuse – though the singer and his family are not suspects, the force’s spokesperson was at pains to emphasise.

The L.A. Times reported on Friday (August 21st) that the 65 year old rocker’s home in Benedict Canyon was searched by the department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, after police went to the property with a search warrant yesterday morning.

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Gene Simmons Advises Women To "Stop Depending On Men" Financially


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Gene Simmons is known to be very opinionated, and on some occasions offensive, and while promoting his new book, 'Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business,' the KISS singer may have landed himself in it yet again as he tried to offer women some life advice.

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Simmons shared what he thinks is some good financial advice for women

When appearing on Trending with Andrea Tantaros last week, Simmons sat down with the Fox News host and expressed what he thinks women should be doing in order to become financially successful.

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Why Does KISS' Gene Simmons Think Rock Music Is "Finally Dead"?


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The bassist and vocalist of the iconic band KISS, Gene Simmons, who is one of rock music's most recognizable figures, recently declared that the music genre is "dead," and he puts the blame on the financial struggles young bands are faced with today.

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Simmons declared rock music "finally dead"

The outspoken musician made these brash statements during an interview for Esquire magazine that was conducted by his 25 year-old son, Nick Simmons, who co-starred with him and their family on the A&E reality show 'Gene Simmons: Family Jewels.'

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Gene Simmons "Deeply Regrets Offhanded Remarks" About Depression And Suicide


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Back in July, Gene Simmons did an interview with SongFacts, in which he talked about (among many other things) depression and suicide. His comments, perceived as insensitive by many even back then, received a renewed bout of negative reactions, following Robin Williams’ suicide earlier this week.

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Simmons apologized for his comments and said that he hadn't intended to speak "without regard" for depression sufferers.

 

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Gene Simmons Issues Apology For Telling Depressed People "Kill Yourself"


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Unsurprisingly, Gene Simmons has been forced to take back some recent controversial comments he made about addicts, people suffering with depression and suicides, after suffering a unanimous backlash from the public.

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Simmons suggested that a depressed person should "kill yourself"

Just over two weeks ago, the KISS frontman conducted an interview with SongFest.com, and began taking ruthless shots at people who claim to have a hard life.

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